Things to Do January 2016 in Toronto
The holiday festivities are now finished, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything happening in Toronto in January 2016. We’ve highlighted things to do January 2016 in Toronto to get the new year off to a good start.
Although Avenue Q is inspired by Sesame Street, this play is definitely not intended for children. Princeton is a recent college grad who moves to New York City, but can’t find an affordable apartment. He moves to Avenue Q where he meets other residents looking for good jobs and stable relationships as he is. Princeton learns to appreciate the realities of city life. Tickets are $49.99-$59.99 and can be purchased online. The Lower Ossington Theatre is located at 100 Ossington Avenue.
J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free at the AGO
J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free is on exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario to January 30, 2016. Read Diana Condolo’s review of J.M.W. Turner at the AGO here. Tickets to J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free are Adult $25, Senior $21.50, Student and Youth $16.50. Prices include HST. Tickets may be purchased online.
The Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will showcase only beers from Ontario Craft Brewers, including Beau’s Brewery, Muskoka Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery, Flying Monkeys Brewery, Amsterdam Brewery, Black Oak Brewing, Collingwood Brewery, and Oast House Brewers among others. Wear your best retro ski gear to the festival to get a chance to win prizes. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door (very limited). The first block of tickets are sold out; the second block of tickets go on sale January 6, 2016 at noon. Tokens are required to sample craft beer. Purchase tokens at festival. The first 500 people at the gate receive a Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Fest toque!
Hart House Theatre is performing Into the Woods directed by Jeremy Hutton from January 15-30, 2016. Recently made into a critically acclaimed film, Into the Woods is a musical mashup of fairy tale characters including Cinderella, Jack, Red Riding Hood and several others whose wishes, previously unfulfilled, are granted. They must heed a conniving witch on their journey. Performances of Into the Woods are Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with an additional performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Tickets are Adults $28, Seniors $17, Students $15, $12 for students on Wednesday nights.
Mayor’s New Year’s Skating Party
Join Mayor John Tory and City of Toronto councillors at the Mayor’s New Year’s Skating Party on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Albert Campbell Square from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. Albert Campbell Square is located at 150 Borough Drive (McCowan Road and Ellesmere Road).
Toronto’s Ultimate Travel Show
If you’re planning on traveling this winter, you may want to check out Toronto’s Ultimate Travel Show at the Enercare Centre (formerly the Direct Energy Centre) at Exhibition Place January 23-24, 2016. Visit with travel exhibitors, attend travel seminars and enjoy entertainment from around the globe. Be sure to enter trip giveaways at the show. Show hours are Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Indie folk singer/songwriter Vance Joy performs at Massey Hall on January 26 and 27, 2016. His single “Riptide” was his first hit and his debut album, Dream Your Life Away, dropped September 2014. Tickets for Vance Joy at Massey Hall are $38-$42.50 and can be purchased online.