Two years ago, Keita Morimoto explored Toronto at magic hour. Now the Edward Hopper-influenced Toronto painter is going full nocturne with Garden Of Light, a new series of paintings that capture the interplay of light on west-end Toronto streetscapes at night. The show’s centrepiece is billed as his most ambitious work to date: an eight-by-18-foot triptych depicting a view of downtown Toronto looking east from a high-rise.
February 6-29 at Nicholas Metivier Gallery. Opening reception 6-8 pm on February 6. Free. metiviergallery.com.
MOCA’s winter opening
West-end art museum exhibits work by Carlos Bunga, Sarah Sze, Megan Rooney and Shelagh Keeley.
To May 10. $5-$10. moca.ca.
143 (I Love You)
Eight Toronto-based Black artists explore manifestations of love with a photo show at Union Station. Check out more Black History Month event picks here.
To March 28. Union Station. Reception 7-9 pm. Free. torontounion.ca.
Soulpepper’s latest instalment of Hennig’s Queenmaker series closes this weekend.
To February 9. Young Centre for the Performing Arts. $25-$98. soulpepper.ca.
Winter Light Exhibition
Bask in 21 cocoon-themed light installations.
To March 29. Ontario Place. 4-11 pm. Free. ontarioplace.com.
Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien warms up for a large-scale tour with an intimate gig at The Great Hall.
February 7. 8 pm. Sold out. ticketmaster.ca.
Metronomy, Charlotte Adigéry
UK pop group plays with the rising Belgian-Caribbean pop musician opening.
February 8. Danforth Music Hall. 7 pm. $35. ticketmaster.ca.
Jeremy Dutcher: Unplugged
Polaris Prize-winning composer and operatic tenor performs an intimate show at Aga Khan Museum.
February 8. 8 pm. $30-$40. agakhanmuseum.org.
Until We Are Free
Black Lives Matter–Toronto launches a book reflecting on the activist movement.
February 9. Lula Lounge. Noon-3 pm. Free. fb.com/blacklivesmatterTO.
92nd Academy Awards
The Royal, Paradise Theatre, Hot Docs and others host Oscar viewing parties. Check out a round-up of events here.
February 9. Various venues. Free and ticketed.