Friday, March 16
Just for Laughs presents sought-after Scottish-Indian comedian Danny Bhoy, in town as part of his popular Wanderlust tour. Head to Massey Hall tonight for some belly laughs brought on by Bhoy’s humorous travel anecdotes and quick-fire wit.
Toronto Fashion Week comes to a close on a charitable note with the third installment of the Dare to Wear Love gala in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa. Support a good cause and see one-of-a-kind creations by top Canadian designers including Greta Constantine and Adrian Wu.
The Toronto Wine and Cheese Show brings to the International Centre a tasty selection of gourmet food, wines, beers and spirits. Swirl and savour vintages from top Canadian and international winemakers, or learn how to perfectly pair them with cheese. Guests can also head to the KitchenAid Sip & Savour Stage for cooking tips courtesy of celebrity chef Lynn Crawford.
Saturday, March 17
After conquering the crowds in Vancouver, the Anosh Irani’s My Granny the Goldfish opens today at Factory Theatre. In this culture-clash comedy, an eccentric grandmother flies from Bombay to B.C. to visit her grandson in the hospital.
Set in the 1980s, High Life is Lee MacDougall’s dark comedy about an unlikely cadre of criminal “masterminds” who plan to rob an ATM in Toronto. Head to the Young Centre for the Performing Arts and see how loyalties are tested when the perfect crime doesn’t turn out to be so perfect after all.
Calling all fishers, hikers, hunters, boaters and campers: the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show presents its 65th edition at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend. Check out more than 450 exhibitors with the latest gear, or register for the live auction featuring everything from ATVs to watercraft.
Sunday, March 18
Enjoy the last day of March Break by treating the kids to a Disney on Ice’s Dare to Dream at the Rogers Centre. The show features the skated stories of three favourite Disney princesses, Tiana, Rapunzel and the beloved Cinderella.
Head to the Design Exchange to examine the painted works of Marlis Saunders in a retrospective exhibition titled Stop, Drop, Repeat. The German-Canadian artist’s abstract patterns place her as an under-recognized pioneer of the Bauhaus school of design.
We know you’d prefer not to wait for April showers to bring May flowers; Canada Blooms offers a more immediate floral fix. Joining forces with the National Home Show at the Direct Energy Centre, you’ll find six acres of stunning garden displays, as well as wine and cheese tastings and some great home decor tips from HGTV experts.