For many, New Year’s Day means waking up around noon, and spending the remaining daylight hours trying to feel human again. For those bold enough to venture outside tomorrow, here are some ways to spend the first day of 2009.
Nachos: At Sneaky Dee’s, grease is the word. Choose from nachos and burgers to brunch classics. Order guacamole on the side, no matter what, and kiss your lava lamp stomach goodbye. Mains, $4 – $12. 431 College St., (416) 603-3090.
Bikes: Pretend it’s not winter – and you’re not hungover – and join a bike ride along Yonge Street, from Finch all the way down to Queen’s Quay. It’s sponsored, appropriately, by the Museum of Inuit Art. 10 am, Yonge St. and Finch Ave.
Uppers: If you just can’t get enough, head to the Comfort Zone for “The Biggest After-Party of the Year” – an all-night bash that begins at 3 am on NYE (technically Jan. 1) and doesn’t wrap up until 2 am the next morning. 480 Spadina Ave., $40.
Mayors: Get a jumpstart on that resolution of increasing your civic engagement. Head to Toronto City Hall’s New Year’s Levee, a meet-and-greet with Mayor Miller, held annually on New Year’s Day. 11 am – 12:30 pm, 100 Queen St. W., free.
Genetics: Repo! The Genetic Opera, which is a cross between Blade Runner and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, is the weirdest film experience you won’t have at your local Cineplex.
4:30 pm and 9:30 pm, Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W., $6.