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Canadian Events in the U.S. – February

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January 30, 2020

Charlotte Jewish Film Festival (CJFF)
February 1-2, 2020

YidLive! By YidLife Crisis
February 1, 7:15 pm
Temple Israel
4901 Providence Rd
Charlotte, NC

Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish
February 2, 1:00 pm
The Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts
5007 Providence Rd, #102
Charlotte, NC

The Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta is partnering for the first time with CJFF.  CJFF brings together a diverse group of film lovers to enjoy stories, characters and themes with universal appeal, viewed through the unique lens of the Jewish experience in America and around the world. CJFF selected the work of two Canadian filmmakers Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion of Yidlife Crisis, whose Yiddish comedy web series has grown to docu-series with a Jewish cultural brand wanting to pay homage to the yiddishkayt in their upbringing and the Jewish comedic lens on life with which they were raised.  YidLive! By YidLife Crisis is on Saturday, February 1, at 7:15 PM at Temple Israel, followed by the Film Festival’s Opening Night Reception. Jamie and Eli’s documentary Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal will be screened on February 2 at 1:00 pm at The Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts where there will be a Q & A with Jamie and Eli and a nosh (of course!) after the film.

The Blue Stones
2020 Tours in Mainland U.S.
Various cities and locations
February 6 – February 22, 2020

The Blue Stones are a Canadian blues rock duo from Windsor, Ontario, whose dense but precise blues-rock is achieving international acclaim. After years of playing local, their first full-length release received rave reviews for their refined melodies and catchy lyrics. Tickets are available at:

Canada Fest
February 7 – February 9, 2020
Hollywood Beach Theatre
200 Johnson Street
Hollywood Beach, FL 33019

Named as one of America’s top ten nostalgic excursions, Canada Fest takes place on Hollywood Beach walk. The occasion celebrates artists from Quebec and will also give visitors a chance to explore more than 100 kiosks with a variety of cuisine and entertainments to celebrate French Canadian Culture. Attendees get a chance to attend The Biggest French festival in the United States, sneak a glimpse into the cultural diversity of Florida and the products made by French Canadians in the region.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)
Various locations
Atlanta, GA
February 10-27, 2020

The Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta is partnering again with AJFF, the largest film festival of any kind in the State of Georgia.  AJFF is a cinematic exploration of Jewish experience, culture and history, life in Israel, and the work of Jewish artists, particularly where those stories intersect with other communities both in Atlanta and around the world.

Canadian films in this year’s line-up include:
Pictures of His Life
Saul and Ruby

Summit on Women and Civic Engagement
February 19, 2020
Inn at Ole Miss on the Campus of Mississippi
120 Alumni Dr, University, MS 38677

In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at The University of Mississippi with partners is planning a half-day symposium on February 19, 2020 on “Women and Civic Engagement.”

Come From Away Kansas City
“Closing North American Skies” Panel
February 11, 2020
The Little Theatre
W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Panel discussion with Former American Airlines Captain Beverley Bass, and Lt. General Findley (who commanded NORAD during 9/11); moderated by Consul General John Cruickshank.

Banff Mountain Film Festival
February 22
William H. Mortensen Hall
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the biggest mountain festivals in the world held in Banff Canada. This year, the festival hitting the road starting in Connecticut and across the United States, bringing over 400 films around the world! The festival will stop in about 550 communities in more than 40 countries, showcasing a range of environmental and adventure films that capture exotic landscapes, diverse cultures and exhilarating action sports. Tickets are starting at $24.00.

Canadian Heritage Night: LA Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers
February 23, 2020
Staples Center
1111 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Come out and show your Canadian pride! The LA Kings would like to invite you out to STAPLES Center for Canadian Heritage Night as the LA Kings take on the Edmonton Oilers. Enjoy the pregame party on our City View Terrace and enjoy the Kings game afterwards with your friends and family. Tickets starting at $30.00.

Soirée Commune
February 28, 2020
Alliance Française de Chicago
810 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610

Grab your passport and join the kick-off event to Francophonie month in Chicago for delicacies from multiple Francophonie countries and even a Sugar Shack! Then on the dance floor with Jennifer Jefferies, one of Chicago’s premier French-Canadian fiddlers!