Cheer on... the Maple Leafs?
Seriously? A Maple Leafs game? The boys in blue have generated a solid number of wins this season and it’s all the more reason to see them in person as their upcoming home schedule has them facing off against Ottawa, Montreal, New York, and Chicago. There’s a good chance your date may crush on rookies Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews, but can you really blame them?
Have a sci-fi night
The Royal Cinema’s monthly sci-fi series, ‘Robots Vs Unicorns,’ has held viewings of Gremlins, Forbidden Planet, and The Dark Crystal, and this winter, they’re set to showcase Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition and a double billing of the 1970s gems Westworld and Futureworld. Need we say more?
Nerd out at Tilt Arcade
The Annex’s new bar arcade is a prime spot for skee ball and Chicago-style hot dogs, but that’s not all. Tilt’s outfitted with AC/DC and Ghostbusters pinball machines, a lounge for SNES and N64 classics (think Mario Kart 64), and rows of arcade cabinets that include Double Dragon, Arknoid, Asteroids, Track & Field, Space Invaders, and Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. See who's the better nerd of the two of you.
Hug your favourite superhero at Toronto ComiCon
Toronto ComiCon is a sanctuary for those that completely geek out over comics, anime, sci-fi, and horror, and this year’s event (March 17-19) is peak geekdom. That is, if you or your special someone still binges Neon Genesis Evangelion and fantasizes about John O’Hurley.