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Weekend Roundup: March 2 to 4

Friday: Entity offers provocative dance (photo by Ravi Deepres)

Friday, March 2
A stunning yet spare staging of contemporary dance awaits Harbourfront Centre audiences, as England’s Random Dance Company and acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor perform Entity, featuring music by the likes of Coldplay, Massive Attack and Jon Hopkins.

The National Ballet of Canada’s winter season opened this week with the lighthearted, romantic and slightly comical La Fille mal gardee. This classic pastoral ballet tells the story of Lise, who wishes to marry a young farmer. Her mother, however, has other plans, and promises Lise to a wealthy but buffoonish landowner.

The Artist Project Toronto entices creators, collectors and enthusiasts to Exhibition Place’s Queen Elizabeth Building this weekend. Admire contemporary works of photography, painting, textile art, digital media and more by independent artists Canada and around the world. While there, take a trip down Installation Alley to view large-scale sculptures and conceptual art projects, too.

Saturday: See Iain Baxter&'s Landscape with One Tree and Three Clouds—and many more works—at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Saturday, March 3
Acclaimed Canadian artist Iain Baxter& invites guests to not only view his brand-new exhibition at the AGO, but also, in a sense, to collaborate with him. The retrospective covers Baxter&’s five-decade career through a variety of media—photography, installation, sculpture, painting, and more—and features a variety of interactive features to foster further engagement with the artist and his works.

Soulpepper Theatre Company continues its entertaining season with Eugine O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The drama, which follows the a family’s struggle through addiction and despair, is now on stage at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

The Juno Awards are less than a month away! Continue your countdown with round two of the Horseshoe Tavern‘s Juno Concert Series, which tonight features scheduled performances by The Arkells, The Beauties, The Order of Good Cheer, Bahamas, Emm Gryner and many others.

Sunday: Find a sweet new two-wheeler at the Toronto International Bicycle Show (photo by Jorge Villalobos)

Sunday, March 4
Calling all those who love their dandy horse: the Toronto International Bicycle Show is back with the latest bikes, accessories and trends from the world of cycling. This year’s features include the Toronto BMX Jam and the Mountain Bike Dual Race and Stunt Competition among other attractions for cyclists of all ages.

March Break is still a couple of weeks away, but you can still treat the kids to the enchanting play, The Neverending Story, now on stage at Young People’s Theatre. Your tykes will love the story of a young boy who is pulled into a fantastical world of adventure courtesy of a book he reads.

The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs, by Quebec’s award-winning playwright Carole Fréchette, introduces audiences to Grace, a newlywed whose husband forbids her to enter a particular room in their house (the one at the top of the stairs, naturally). Head to Tarragon Theatre today to find out whether or not Grace attempts to uncover what lies on the other side.

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