This week we have Valentine’s Day activities and all sorts of wonderful things to do around Markham! Stories, art, music, theatre, sports – plus Comicon! Hopefully, you will find something that appeals to you. Scroll down to find out What’s On In Markham – Feb 9th – 15th, and have a great week!
Black History Month Storytime – Ontario Science Centre – Weds & Thurs throughout February – 10.30am
Celebrate Black History Month with a special reading of space-themed picture books written by Black authors and featuring pioneering Black scientists. After the reading, join in for a fun hands-on activity related to the book.
This month we’ll be reading:
Mae Among The Stars by Roda Ahmed – Inspired by the life of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space, this beautiful book is perfect for young readers who love to dream big!
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly– Based on a true story, this book celebrates Black mathematicians Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Christine Darden, whose brilliance helped launch NASA’s astronauts into space.
The book readings and activities are ideal for visitors ages 5 and under. Kidspark Level 4.
Please note that spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more details click here.
For other events at the Science Centre including Research Live! Kids Night Out Valentine’s Edition and Family Fun Night: Valentine’s Edition – click here. Prices vary.
Valentine Date Nights at the Toronto Zoo – Feb 11th – 14th
So much to ZOO for your Valentine at the Toronto Zoo!
Love at the zoo
Saturday, February 11 & Tuesday, February 14
Join your Toronto Zoo for a charming and informative evening of food and fun as we learn about the diversity of mate selection as observed in the animal kingdom.
Date Night at the Zoo
After nightfall at the Toronto Zoo, you are invited to pursue an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back. Open on Valentine’s Day!
Adopt an Animal
Looking for the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life? Adopt a Toronto Zoo animal today! By adopting a Toronto Zoo animal, you are helping to protect wildlife and wild spaces for future generations.
Wallaby my Valentine?! Show your significant otter how WILD you are about them this Valentine’s Day by gifting a Wild Encounter to go behind-the-scenes at the Zoo!
NEW VIP experience
Rent our NEW Pod of Change to enhance your next date night! Enjoy your refreshments in a private heated dome before you enter Terra Lumina – an Enchanted Night Walk into a Bright Future.
For more details click here. Price: varies – see link
Nature Connection: Structures & Survival – Downsview Park Discover Centre – Feb 12th – 2pm
Let’s learn how members of the animal kingdom (including humans!) survive winter by building shelters. Join us as we learn about a variety of winter shelters.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Opera Arias of Love of Valentines – Varley Art Gallery – Feb 9th – 6pm
Join Opera York for a debut performance of Arias of Love for Valentines at The Varley Gallery. Doors open at 6 PM for a guided tour of current exhibition Sara Angelucci: Undergrowth, followed by wine and cheese, hosted by Vin Bon Richmond Hill. At 7pm the concert begins with soloist from the upcoming production of Magic Flute by Opera York.
For more details click here. Price: $30
The Original Wailers – Flato Markham Theatre – Feb 10th – 8pm
Get jammin’ with the cosmic funk of The Original Wailers! The dynamic reggae group makes it “impossible not to sing along with every song” and their tour is bringing them to Markham. The amazing energy and sweet melodies of Bob Marley and the Wailers are “a spirit and message worth keeping alive,” and that is exactly what is delivered. Come and see your favourite classics, along with original music, performed at the theatre!
For more details click here. Price: from $15
Valentine’s Dinner & Dance Party – Jasmine Banquet Hall – Feb 11th – 7pm
What can be better than a night of social dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
You are welcome to party with us whether you are joining solo or with a partner.
Valentine’s dinner dance party Saturday February 11, 2023 from 7 pm to 1 am
90 Nolan Court, Markham, L3R 4L9, Steeles and 404 area (Woodbine and John St)
( Jaasmin Banquet Hall )
Singles or couples – welcome
Salsa bachata and Latin American dancing with some ballroom dancing and top 40 too.
includes: Dinner, dance lesson, wine, dancing,
– Arrival starting 6.30 pm
– 6.30pm-7 pm ballroom dance music
– 7 pm-7.30 salsa, bachata, waltz and rumba beginners basic steps lesson
– 7.30-8.30 pm Latin American and ballroom mix strict tempo music
Dinner served from 8-9.30 pm
9pm-1 am Latin ,club Styles ( Salsa /Bachata /Cumbias /Cha Cha Cha/ Merengue. Top 40 .Dance)
DJ Frank Bishun.
For more details click here. Price: $87..29
GCW Aurora Live Wrestling Charity Event – Aurora Royal Canadian Legion – Feb 11th – 6.30pm
Wrestling superstars from all over Ontario will be live! Stick around for intermission and meet your favourite superstars! Get your limited edition GCW program and get it signed! Vendors will be selling t-shirts/photos and even authentic Lucha wrestling masks!
Tell your friends and come join us for Ontario’s oldest wrestling promotion !!
Please bring non-perishable food items for your local community food bank and get entered to win some fun prizes. One raffle ticket will be given for each item. – Please remember to check the expiry dates!
The following items are in high demand and you will get double tickets for bringing in any of the following:
- KIDS SCHOOL SNACKS
- JUICE (JUICE BOXES AND LARGE)
- CAN VEGGIES & FRUIT
- CAN PASTA
- DIAPERS & BABY ITEMS
- TOOTHPASTE & SOAP
For more details click here. Price: $10 in advance, $20 at the door.
Aurora Comicon & Sports Card Show – Aurora Royal Canadian Legion – Feb 11th – 10am – 3pm
A variety of vendors will be selling comic books, new & vintage toys, jewelry, DVD’s, anime, manga, prints, and a variety of other awesome geek stuff .. among other things! There will even be some Artists present with their own art and comics. Visit their booths and get some unique items and even some free autographs!!
Also : Some vendors will be buying. Bring your unwanted comic books , toys, video games and anything else you are looking to clear out and go home with some extra cash!!
COSPLAY : Cosplay is always encouraged! ( Please check our website for rules & regulations )
Tell your friends and come join us for a day of fun at Aurora’s one and only Comicon!
For more details click here. Price: $5
OCMS Valentine’s Day Concert – The Love of Music – All Saints Chinese Anglican Church – 11th Feb – 5.30pm
Highlights: Cinema Paradiso, O Sole Mio, Merry Widow, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Stamitz Clarinet Concerto, Vivaldi 4 Violins Concerto.
For more details click here. Price: from $20
Markham Little Theatre presents: Home I’m Darling – Flato Markham Theatre – Feb 15th – 18th
Judy has Johnny’s slippers waiting for him when he arrives home from work. Her kitchen is spotless, the laundry is folded, the ironing’s done, and dinner is ready. It’s the perfect image of 1950’s bliss.
The problem? The 21st century keeps knocking on her door, and it demands to be dealt with.
For more details click here. Price: from $25.50