Six things to do in Toronto on the weekend of February 14–17

Six things to do in Toronto on the weekend of February 14–17

(Image: Blaine Davis) Untitled Feminist Show (Image: Blaine Davis)

In this edition of The Long Weekender, an all-nude burlesque show, a kiddie art gallery takeover, and four more things to do in Toronto this weekend.


Worn Journal Presents: Heartbreak Karaoke
The recently dumped or generally love-averse can set emotions free this Valentine’s Day by belting Celine Dion ballads to a room of fellow commiserators. Put on by the crew at Worn Journal, all proceeds will go to the production of the magazine. Feb. 14. General Admission $7, or $5 for those dressed in red or pink. Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton St.,


Canadian International Auto Show
Car enthusiasts will descend upon Toronto this weekend to ogle flashy new trucks, race vehicles, motorcycles, SUVs and concept cars. Join the fray and browse booths from exhibitors like Volkswagen or Mercedes Benz while the kids play in the free daycare service. Feb. 14–Feb. 23. Tickets $20.70. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.,


Post-Cupid Buck-A-Shuck Oyster Refresher Bar
Showcasing a variety of East-coast oyster producers, shoppers at St. Lawrence Market this Saturday can indulge in buck-a-shuck oysters at Domenic’s Fish Market. Feb. 15. Free. Domenic’s Fish Market, St. Lawrence Market, 93 Front St. E.,


Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival
Enjoy a folksy music festival comfortably out of the elements at this 12th annual Danforth event. Over 150 artists will play on five stages over the course of the three-day festival. Feb. 14–Feb. 16. Entrance is free, but some shows cost $10-$16. Various venues,


Untitled Feminist Show
This entirely nude theatre production from New York’s Young Jean Lee is bizarre and intriguing (read our review, in which we call it the event of the season, here).  Don’t expect a stitch of clothing or a word of language throughout the hour-long performance, but do expect to question your existing views on femininity. Feb. 12–Feb. 15. $39. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.,


Kids Gallery of Ontario takes over the AGO
This Family Day long weekend, take your kids to roam the AGO and participate in a variety of fun activities, like a gallery-wide game of Clue, a dance party and family yoga. Feb. 17. Discounted family passes for $39. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W.,