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Penny Plain

Weekend Roundup: January 27 to 29

Friday: Get a dinner deal during Winterlicious (photo courtesy of Pangaea)

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. (more…)

Hot Date: Puppets at the End of the World

JANUARY 20 TO FEBRUARY 26 What would you do if the airwaves were suddenly flooded with reports that the end was, truly, nigh? Penny Plain, a contented blind shut-in, doesn’t budge from her plush chair. But after her dog leaves to try his paw at manhood, the outside bedlam—a cross-dressing banker, a serial killer, and a group of survivalists, among others—begins to creep in. A tender, slightly skewed drawing-room portrait of love at the end of the world, Penny Plain is told through evocative marionettes and lovingly rendered sets created by Ronnie Burkett, founder of the renowned Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes, which this year marks
its 25th anniversary. Factory Theatre, $30 to $55; call 416-504-9971 or click here for showtimes and tickets.