Toronto Tipsheet: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Jazz Cartier, Girl Crush and more

Dudebox Presents Moonshine w/ Win Butler: The NBA All-Star weekend is bringing the Arcade Fire singer to town, DJing as.


Dudebox Presents Moonshine w/ Win Butler: The NBA All-Star weekend is bringing the Arcade Fire singer to town, DJing as DJ Windows 98 with an Afrobeat band. 51 Jefferson. 10 pm. $5-$10. February 12. facebook.com. See listing.

India Underground: U-feast presents a sumptuous five-course menu by Indian Street Food Company’s Hemant Bhagwani. 6:45 pm. $75. Get $50 in vouchers with a special NOW offer at ufeast.com. February 17. See listing.

Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair: The 90s live on in electro-acoustic style at this Massey Hall show. 8 pm. $69.50-$79.50. masseyhall.com. April 12. See listing.

A Night With Janis Joplin: Mary Bridget Davies stars as the legendary musician in this show. $30-$99. 416-872-1212. At the Panasonic until February 21. See listing.

NBA All-Star Weekend: Huge athletic and musical talent hits the 6ix between February 12 and 14. Various venues. nba.com/allstar. See listing.

Abbas Kiarostami: The Iranian artist/filmmaker’s dramatic installation Doors Without Keys is at the Aga Khan Museum to March 27. $15-$20, free Wednesdays 4-8 pm. 416-646-4677. See our preview here.

Four Chords And The Truth: Songwriters like Rose Cousins and Andrea England show and tell at the Dakota. 7 pm. $15-$20. ticketfly.com. February 11. See listing.

#DrakeTurns12: That would be the hotel, not the rapper. Celebrate the Queen West hot spot’s b’day with Rich Aucoin, Lowell, Matrox and Bossie. 8 pm. $10. thedrakehotel.ca. February 11. See listing.

Kiss & Cry: Bluma Appel (February 4 to 7) You can already feel the lead-up to Valentine’s Day. Much more nutritious than chocolates is this unique blend of dance, theatre and video that looks at an older woman’s memories of the five loves in her life. The stories are heartbreaking, but the artistry – two hands play the characters – is thrilling. This is a remount the show sold out its run last year, and the creators – Belgian duo Michele Anne De Mey and Jaco Van Dormael – also bring Cold Blood to the Bluma the following week. Thursday and Saturday 8 pm, Friday 7 pm, Sunday 1 pm. $24-$99. 416-366-7723. See listing.

The Chelsea Hotel: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen: Tracey Power has conceived, directed and co-stars in this cabaret show and tribute to Cohen. 7:30 pm. To February 21 at Theatre Passe Muraille. $25-$55. 416-504-7529. See listing.

Jazz Cartier: This rising Toronto rapper, and our cover star, with a new release takes over the Phoenix. 9 pm, all ages. $24. ticketmaster.ca.

Hail, Caesar!: The Coen brothers parody bloated Hollywood epics from the 1950s in their new comedy starring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum and other A-listers. Opening day.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs: The star of stage and screen performs songs by Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and others. 3 and 8 pm. $49.50-$139.50. Winter Garden. masseyhall.com. See listing.

The Sheepdogs: The shaggy retro-rockers play night two at the Danforth Music Hall. 8 pm. $35-$45. rotate.com. And February 5.

Bob Marley tribute concert: Door prizes and more at Lee’s Palace benefit for Parkdale Community Food Bank. Doors 9 pm. $15, $10 with food bank donation. nufunk.ca. See listing.

She Got Next: Kuumba’s Women In Hip-Hop showcase has Adria Kain, Phoenix Pagliacci, Eternia, Michie Mee and others. 5 pm. Harbourfront Centre. Free. harbourfrontcentre.com. See listing.

Zun Lee: Lee’s found Polaroids documenting everyday life among black people since 1975 hang at the Gladstone to February 28. 416-531-4635. Check out our preview here.

Stompin’ Tom Celebration: JP Cormier and others fete the fallen folk legend at Hugh’s Room. 8:30 pm. $32.50-$35. hughsroom.com. See listing.

Pre-budget rally: The Community2Community Coalition holds a rally and bake sale at Nathan Phillips Square. 9-10 am. povertyreductionto.ca. See listing.

Girl Crush: Pages Unbound presents Conversations About Female Friendship, with Cynthia Spring, Natalie Amber and others at the Gladstone. 8 pm, $10. eventbrite.ca. See listing.

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