It’s the middle of winter and we won’t force you to stay outside for any prolonged period of time. Therefore, we’ve lined up some great indoor events that’ll keep the cold at bay and delight your thawing senses.

 

10: The Sunshine Eaters Exhibition Opening Reception
Onsite Gallery presents The Sunshine Eaters, its newest multi-sensory exhibition featuring work by artists and designers that tackles local and global crises by looking to nature for hope. The show is curated by Lisa Deanne Smith and features pieces by Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. The excitement is tantamount at P40—we can’t wait for this sweet treat to distract us from the dead of winter.


14—Feb 4: Nightwood Theatre & Sulong Theatre Presents: Calpurnia
This hysterical play takes on the classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, as a wealthy Jamaican-Canadian screenwriter attempts to look at the novel through the perspective of Calpurnia, the Finch family maid, and is met with unexpected results at a family dinner party. A critical look at class, race, and family dynamics, be sure to catch this outrageous play at least once throughout its long run!


18: Yemen Blues
As part of its World Music Series that connects cultures and sparks cross-cultural conversation, the Aga Khan Museum presents the uproarious and celebrated Isreali band, Yemen Blues, for a performance that is sure to inspire. With members hailing from diverse ethnic and geographical locations, the band combines Yemini song and poetry with Jewish music, West African groove, and funk to create a unique sound all its own.


18—27: Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts & Punctuate! Theatre Presents: Bears
This acclaimed dark comedy about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline follows a man on the run from the RCMP and his transformative journey along the route of the infamous pipeline. The play is a testament to the importance of Indigenous theater—particularly in our current political and economic climate—and is proudly presented by Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theater in association with Native Earth Performing Arts and The Theatre Centre.


to 21: Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection
This one goes out to all you casual and certified art historians out there–this is your last chance to check out this beautiful exhibit showcasing lavish textiles, intricately patterned carpets, paintings, Iznik wares, and delicate metalwork from one of the world’s most important private collections of historical Islamic art.


This list was compiled by Aliya Ghare

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