From a dazzling display of lights to circus school and crafty choices, there’s something to put a sparkle in your weekend schedule.
Friday, November 27th
Be blown away by a new ballet! The National Ballet of Canada presents the world premiere of Watch Her, choreographed by Aszure Barton, as well as Balanchine’s Four Temperaments and Glass Pieces, a dance set to music by Philip Glass.
If classical music makes your spirit soar, come listen to the Aradia Ensemble‘s rendition of choral pieces by Haydn on the 200th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Head over to Budapest for Soulpepper Theatre Company’s production of Parfumerie to eavesdrop on two clerks who hate each other by day yet unwittingly send each other romantic letters at night.
Or travel back to bohemian Berlin during the 1920’s and feel the cabaret spirit of Love is a Poverty You Can Sell, Soup Can Theatre’s homage to Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht.
Saturday, November 28th
Ignite the holiday spirit with the annual Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square! Be dazzled by fireworks, free concerts, a skating party and the official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree.
Unleash your inner circus performer and meet fellow risk-takers at the Singles Circus and Trapeze School Evening, where you can learn to swing through the air and literally walk the wire.
Feel good about watching the Women in Dance performers showcase their jazz, contemporary and Latin fusion pieces at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The same dancers will be giving back to the community by volunteering at shelters and crisis centres for women.
Sunday, November 29th
Pick up unique gifts for your loved ones at the One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale. You’ll be supporting artisans from Toronto and across the country by snapping up their art, jewellery, reconstructed clothing and home decor.
Learn more tips on green living to fuel New Year’s resolutions at the Whole Life Expo, Canada’s largest showcase of natural products, alternative medicine and healthy cuisines.
Tickle your tastebuds with something new at the second Malabar Food Festival held at Maroli, Toronto’s only restaurant fusing Malabari and Indian food.