Friday, January 27
Start the weekend off with a Winterlicious meal as the citywide culinary extravaganza celebrates 10 years of tickling Torontonians’ taste buds. Approximately 175 restaurants are taking part; there are probably a few that aren’t entirely booked up this weekend.
Relive two of the most celebrated records of all time, as Classic Albums Live performs the Beatles’ seminal 1965/66 hits Rubber Soul and Revolver at Massey Hall.
See a real-life mother and son reenact their story of the culture clash between Indian heritage and Canadian lifestyle in Tarragon Theatre’s A Brimful of Asha. Follow Ravi on his trip to the motherland, where his parents decide it’s the perfect time to talk him into an arranged marriage.
Saturday, January 28
Playwright Ins Choi’s touching comedy Kim’s Convenience was a crowd pleaser at the 2011 Fringe Festival and continues to woo (and wow) audiences during it’s current run at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. The Soulpepper Theatre production tells of a Korean family who owns a convenience store in Toronto, and their struggle to reconcile past, present and future.
Head to Harbourfront Centre for a night of classical Indian dancing. As part of the popular NextSteps series, the Janak Khendry Dance Company taps and twirls through the history of time, starting with the Big Bang, in its performance of Kaal–Time.
Treat yourself to a night of new opera with the Tapestry Songbook, a collection of arias from the company’s rich catalogue of contemporary works. Soprano Xin Wang and baritone Peter McGillivray display their powerful pipes at the Ernest Balmer Studio, accompanied by artists from Tapestry’s New Opera 101 master class.
Sunday, January 29
In the mood for some elaborate puppetry? Ronnie Burkett performs his dark comedy Penny Plain at the Factory Theatre, a story about a blind woman who awaits the end of the world in her big armchair, and all the interesting guests that visit her before the apocalypse.
Don’t miss the final day of the Interior Design Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre—with more than 4,000 exhibitors, inspiration abounds.
Wind down on Sunday afternoon by treating the kids to Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale The Emperor’s New Clothes at Solar Stage Children’s Theatre. Watch the story of the vain emperor as he gets tricked by two tailors in this musical that entertains while teaching the little ones an important life lesson.