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Weekend Roundup: January 18 to 20

These weekend events and performances are guaranteed to make your time in Toronto even more memorable!

Toronto Weekend Events

Discover the secrets of James Bond at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (photo: Photofest)

007′s Final Days
There is an art to mixing a martini: shaken, not stirred. There’s also an art to making the man: Bond, James Bond. This weekend marks your last chance to see Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style, a major TIFF Bell Lightbox exhibition of the costumes, props, gadgets and more that have helped fashion the movie world’s most famous secret agent.

Spanish Steps
Dancers from the award-winning company Noche Flamenca use movement to navigate the tension between love and loss, vulnerability and strength, and heart and soul. Featuring Soledad Barrio, the troupe demonstrates that there a few art forms as powerful as flamenco dance this Friday at the Royal Conservatory‘s Koerner Hall.

Moving East
Experience 5,000 years of Chinese culture through dance this weekend as Shen Yun, the renowned performing arts company, takes the stage for five shows at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Dazzlingly colourful and intensely moving, this combination of traditional Chinese dance and music is always a popular draw.

Toronto Weekend Events

DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors take on the Lakers this weekend (photo: Toronto Raptors)

Cheer for the Home Team (and Captain Canada)
Toronto Raptors fans have had this game marked in their calendars for a long time. The resilient squad takes on the (surprisingly average) Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre. We’ll forgive you for rooting for Lakers point guard Steve Nash, so long as you hurl appropriate derision toward the team’s other stars—Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, and yes, Metta World Peace.

Intro to the Classics
Children and their parents alike are invited to bear witness to the enchanting power of musical instruments this Saturday at Roy Thomson Hall, as the Magic Circle Mime Company presents The Magic Horn, an enchanting fable featuring compositions by Broughton, Grieg and Saint-Saëns.

Cold Comfort
Embrace the sub-zero temperatures and enjoy a quintessentially Canadian experience this weekend at the annual Niagara Icewine Festival. Just a short drive southwest from Toronto, the Niagara Peninsula is one of North America’s most acclaimed wine regions. This ongoing event celebrates the area’s unique winter harvest at more than 30 participating wineries. There’s plenty of liquid gold to go around!


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