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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 Dining: Get a Discounted Dinner During Winterlicious

Aria Ristorante

JANUARY 27 TO FEBRUARY 9 This year marks the 10th anniversary of Winterlicious, the annual event that lures gourmands, coupon-clippers and the epicurious out of hibernation. For two weeks, approximately 175 of Toronto’s finest dining destinations serve up their signature cuisine as part of discounted three-course prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Local landmark restaurants like Canoe are taking part, as are newcomers like Estiatorio Volos, Scarpetta and Aria. No coupons are required, but reservations are highly recommended. Winterlicious lunches are priced from $15 to $25, and dinners are $25 to $45; click here for a list of this year’s participating restaurants.

Weekend Roundup, February 4th to 6th

Friday: Partake in a tour and tasting inside Casa Loma

Friday, February 4
Tour Toronto’s castle on the hill to get a true taste of times past. This evening, Casa Loma offers a Winterlicious dining event that allows guests to sample seasonal fare in its many rooms. Enjoy infused oils and artisanal breads in the great hall; a rotisserie station spins in the library and rustic chocolate bread pudding awaits in the conservatory. End the evening in the Cellar with cheeses and local wines.

Hop on over to the Bata Shoe Museum as it welcomes Chinese New Year with an exhibit dedicated to the Year of the Rabbit. Various hare-inspired artifacts are on display, including ancient bunny slippers with bunny ears. (more…)

Weekend Roundup, January 28th to 30th

Friday: Witness Christopher Plummer's tour de force in Barrymore

Friday, January 28th
Don’t miss Canadian icon Christopher Plummer in Barrymore, which celebrates its opening weekend at the Elgin Theatre. In this acclaimed one-man play, Plummer embodies the role of John Barrymore, one of the 20th century’s greatest Shakespearean actors.

Winterlicious starts today! Approximately 150 restaurants—including local favourites like Bier Markt, Bangkok Garden and the newly renovated Canoe—are participating in this popular prix-fixe dining event. It’s a great and affordable way to try some of the tasty food Toronto has on offer. (more…)

Hot Dining: Winterlicious’ Dinner Deal

Bangkok Garden is one of many participating Winterlicious restaurants

JANUARY 28 TO FEBRUARY 10 Connoisseurs of fine cuisine can catch a break this season as Toronto’s annual Winterlicious dining event returns. The two-week promotion sees approximately 150 of the city’s top restaurants—including such staples as Bangkok Garden, Rosewater, Bymark and many others—offer deliciously discounted prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Advance reservations are recommended and certain hot spots sell out quickly, but with such a wide range of establishments to choose from, it’s hard to go wrong. And don’t be afraid to be adventurous with your restaurant picks—you might just find a new favourite. Lunch $15 to $25, dinner $25 to $45; dial 311 or visit here for a full list of participants.