Indie Events Roundup! February 2 – 8


The brilliant Suzanne Sutherland launches her new YA novel this Thursday! [image via facebook]

Monday, February 2

Trampoline Hall, 7:40pm, The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, $7

In this latest edition of Trampoline Hall, curator Amy Langstaff presents lectures from Wanda Ely, Frank Griggs, 
and Andi Larocca. Come listen to smart people talk about random topics. Some tickets go on sale at 6:30pm.

Tuesday, Feb 3


Art Bar Discovery Night, 8pm, Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, free

The 16th Annual Art Bar Discovery Night hosted by Nancy Bullis! 20 poets present work and are judged by audience ballots. Think you can hang? Wednesday, February 4


Pitiful Human-Lizard Issue #3 Launch, 7pm, Silver Snail Comics, 329 Yonge St, free

Jason Loo launches and signs the third issue of his comedic, local legend the Pitiful Human-Lizard.

Through Generations: A Black History Month Celebration, 7pm, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E, free

An exhibition with an inspiring lineup of local artists, a collaborative selection of Zimbabwean sculpture and an interactive Basquiat installation at Regent Park’s cultural hub.

Thursday, February 5


Art & Astronomy: Intersections and Oppositiongs, 3pm, Ace Art, 2-290 Mcdermot Avenue

As part of an exhibition by Fiona Annis, Outlines of Astronomy aceartinc is partnering with the Physics and astronomy Department at the University of Manitoba. Beguiling and sometimes, to the uninitiated, mysterious, the depiction of stars has been a part of one of the oldest sciences, as well as art, for centuries. But what are the sympathies and antagonisms between art and astronomy? Join our discussion with Fiona Annis, Dr. Jayanne English, Helga Jakobson and Dr. Gilles Ferrand.


Something Wiki Launch, 6:30pm, Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Ave, free

Join Suzanne Sutherland, local YA author and founder of the Toronto Zine Library, for the launch of her book Something Wiki!

The Art Hustle, 7pm, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St, $15

A candid conversation with established artists about the ups and downs of building a viable artistic career. It’s gonna be some real talk. Fiya Bruxa, Nicolas Kleiman and Jess Riva Cooper host the workshop.


Cockroach’s Feminist Open Mic, 7pm, Hear’s My Soul Cafe,107-538 8 Ave SE, PWYC

Join Cockroach Zine for a night of coffee, making Valentine’s cards for women in shelters, entertainment and company. Open mic sign up begins at 6:45.

Saturday, February 7


Treat Yourself! The Pop-Up Shop, 11am-5pm, The Central, 603 Markham St

Gifts, goods, snacks, drinks! February sucks, so why not treat yourself?

Quadruble Book Launch, 7pm, Weird Things, 998 Bathurst St, free

Marc Bell, Juliana Neufeld, Peter Kalyniuk and Seth Scriver launch new beautiful books in small editions. Get that cult value bruh!


Hot Damn! It’s a Queer Slam (Hamilton Edition), 7:30pm, Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King St W, PWYC (~$5)

An open mic and a two-round slam bring the queerest slam in the land to the Ham! Featuring special guest Holly Painter.

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