These weekend events and concerts are guaranteed to make your time in Toronto even more memorable!
Classical with a Kick
Head to the Royal Conservatory‘s Koerner Hall on Saturday night for what promises to be an almost-otherworldy concert by Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos. Known as “the Devil’s Fiddler,” Lakatos entrances audiences with his fiery brand of classical performance—sometimes wickedly informed by the improvisational whims of gypsy music and jazz.
Does your living space need a new year’s makeover? There’s no better place for inspiration than the Interior Design Show, which packs the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with the latest trends in decor and design. On top of showcasing more than 300 international vendors, the expo (open to the public Saturday and Sunday) also features talks and seminars from style gurus including creative icon Douglas Coupland and Hudson’s Bay Company president Bonnie Brooks.
Flavours of the Month
Budget-conscious foodies can once again embrace Toronto’s gastronomic delights: this weekend marks the start of the Winterlicious dining promotion. Until February 7, nearly 200 of the city’s best restaurants offer special three-course prix fixe menus, satisfying your cravings for just $15 to $45. Winterlicious also features numerous culinary events, including a Japanese tea ceremony at Spice Route and a Scottish Robbie Burns dinner at The Chef’s House.
A world of art awaits this Saturday with the opening of a number of intriguing exhibitions. Among them, photo-focused institution Stephen Bulger Gallery welcomes Zhang Yaxin’s Model Opera series of images, which depict scenes from Chinese operas staged between 1969 and 1976, in the midst of the country’s Cultural Revolution. More abstract visuals comprise the latest exhibition by British architect and artist Will Alsop, which opens at Olga Korper Gallery. And among the many works on display at the AGO are a half-dozen that are new to the gallery: collage-style prints, incorporating material from newspapers, magazines and advertisements, by British pop-art proponent Richard Hamilton.