Come and join Toronto this winter in a good cause. February is a month full of charity events around the city with occasional stand-up comedy, Broadway performance or beer festival in the mix. Let yourself be entertained while helping various charities around the city make life easier for the less fortunate. Which event will you be attending? Let us know in the comments!
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Girls learning code: Programming with Ruby
Date: February 4
Location: The Lab
Admission: Donation based tickets (suggested amount $30)
Ladies Learning Code is non-profit organization with mission to create a space for women and kids in men-dominated IT industry. Girls Learning Code is their program for younger audience centered on digital literacy and beginner classes. Ruby is an open-source coding language that allows user to speak to the computer and hear his responses back. Girls will learn essential terms in the Ruby language, using of command line and how an everyday computer operates and understands input. This workshop is suitable for 9 – 12 year olds.
Date: February 10 – April 2
Location: Lower Ossington Theatre
Disney’s beloved movie takes stage as almost perfect musical this February. Based on the classic Walt Disney film Mary Poppins musical will capture heart of children and parents alike all over in this beautiful adaptation. Don’t miss the magic of live Broadway musical that can teach a thing or two to your kids about obedience and manners. Watch Kate Suhr transform on stage while singing notes beyond comprehension. Mary Poppins is coming to LOT!
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The Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival
Date: February 11
Location: Roundhouse Park
Admission: $25 – $30
RHCBF celebrates the tastes of Ontario’s dynamic craft brewing culture and it’s back for it’s 4th year. Over 40 Ontario craft breweries and cideries, a dozen food trucks and a special selection of beers from Alberta Small Brewers will be served at this outdoor festival that celebrates beer, brewing and winter. Pull on a toque and your boots, find your puffiest parka and celebrate Canadian winter at Roundhouse Park, complete with ice carving, marshmallow roasting, simulated curling and – of course – delicious food and beer.
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Amy Schumer Live
Date: February 16
Location: Air Canada Centre
Admission: $39 – $140
The stand-up comedian, actress, writer and host of the popular Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer finally takes the stage in Toronto. Her comedy live show usually resolves around provocative themes and feminist view of politics, world and women in general. Get ready for dirty jokes replaced with long and hilarious narrative about meeting Hillary Clinton. This comedy show is everything that you always wanted to say, but wasn’t brave enough, or anything you never wanted to hear.
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Chefs for Change: Share
Date: February 16
Location: Propeller Coffee
Come experience a culinary adventure prepared by eight of Toronto’s best chefs and support a good cause. This charity evening features dinning with style and heart-warming cause. Sipping beverages from the Ontario’s best wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries. All proceeds from this unique evening will go to Community Food Centres Canada that help promote conscious eating in low-income communities. So join some of the country’s best chefs in a night that will warm even the coldest of toes.
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The Coldest Night of the Year
Date: February 25
Location: Ryerson Kerr Hall
Admission: Donation based
The Coldest Night of the Year is Canada’s national walk for homelessness. Join the family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 100+ communities across Canada. Walk 2, 5, or 10km (depending on how your feet can handle) to get the feeling of what a homeless person must be going trough during winter. You can walk alone or register your team to one of the challenges and compete in raising money to help the ones that need it most.