Events in Toronto: March 10 – 12, 2017

I. Live Music & Concerts

1. New Creations Festival

Bold. Experimental. Unmissable. Canadian composer Owen Pallett joins TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian to curate the 13th annual New Creations Festival. Expect the best in cutting-edge contemporary music, created and performed by leading artists from across the globe. Details

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James Ehnes – Wednesday, March 8 at 8:00 PM
Kronos Quartet -Saturday, March 11 at 7:30PM

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Roy Thomson Hall – 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto

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$30 & up

 

2. David Geringas, Cello

David Geringas is one of the world’s most celebrated cellists, known for “his rich tone and performing intensity” (The Washington Post). With intellectual rigor, enduring musical curiosity, and a repertoire ranging from the early baroque to the modern avantgarde, he is a favourite on stages from Berlin to Beijing.   Details

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Trinity St. Paul’s Centre – 427 Bloor St W, Toronto

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$30 – $100

 

3. Manhattan

Featuring Albert Schultz as conductor on an unforgettable journey through the history, culture, and rhythms of the original neighbourhoods of Manhattan. Led by Slaight Family Director of Music, Mike Ross, and an all-star lineup of talent. Details

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March 10, 16, 18, 2017 | 07:30 PM

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Young Centre for the Performing Arts
50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District
Toronto

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 $25 & up

 

4. Friday Night Jazz

We invite you on a musical underwater adventure in the heart of downtown Toronto. Join us on the second Friday of every month for live music paired with cash bars located throughout the aquarium. Performer: Parkside Drive  Details

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Ripleys Aquarium
Toronto

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 $4.98 – $25.98

 

5. Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra

The program includes Mozart’s Requiem in D minor and Faure’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48. A combined choir of over 100 singers from the Bach Elgar Choir (Hamilton), St. Joseph’s R.C. Church Parish Choir (Hamilton) and the Grand River Chorus (Brantford), will perform. Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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P.C. Ho Theatre
5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough

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$30 – $35

 

6. The Vienna Boys Choir

The quintessential boys’ choir have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. Since then, the choir has embarked on 1,000 tours in 97 different countries. Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham

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$15 – $74

 

7. Art Songs: Shevchenko and Shakespeare

The Ukrainian Art Song Project presents Art Songs: Shevchenko and Shakespeare, featuring British-Ukrainian, Bass-Baritone Pavlo Hunka, accompanied by Albert Krywolt. In this recital, Hunka embraces the vision of comparing and contrasting the works of two great bards – Ukrainian poet, writer and artist Taras Shevchenko and William Shakespeare – through the medium of art song. Details

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 | 3:00 PM

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 Mazzoleni Hall, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto

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$35 Students; $55 Adults

II. Live Theatre & Related Events

Performing Arts Events

Performing Arts & Theatre in March 

Events this week include

  1. Sousatzka @ Elgin Theatre 
  2. Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis @ Bluma Appel Theatre
  3. His Girl Friday @ Aki Studio
  4. One Little Goat Theatre Company presents SMYTH / WILLIAMS @ Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace
  5. Tartuffe @ Theatre Scarborough
  6. Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic @ Toronto Centre for the Arts
  7. Pinocchio @ The Four Seasons Centre 
  8. Mrs Henderson Presents @ Royal Alexandra Theatre

and more!

 

2. Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is Canada’s premier festival celebrating scripted, ensemble comedy. It’s 12 days of hilarity on 5 Toronto stages featuring over 200 comedians. Since 2005 the Festival has brought sketch comedy to wider audiences with ticketed and free performances showcasing hundreds of emerging comedians and a slate of top-flight headliner acts such as Kate McKinnon, The Kids in the Hall, This is That, Michael Ian Black, Gavin Crawford, and The Irrelevant Show. Details

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March 1 to 12, 2017

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Various Venues, Toronto

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$16 – $80 plus taxes

 

3. BYOB “Bring Your Own Beat”

BYOB “Bring Your Own Beat” is the premier urban dance competition series in Canada. BYOB was created to help young people steer clear of negative influences such as drug & alcohol abuse, gang activity and negative peer pressure. BYOB used to stand for phrases such as “Bring Your Own Booze”, “Bring Your Own Beer”, or even “Bring Your Own Bottle”. Our dance competition strives to re-brand those terms to mean “Bring Your Own Beat” thereby encouraging young people to be productive and creative through dance. Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 03:00PM – 08:00 PM

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building, 255 Front St W, Toronto

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$30 – $35

III. Sports

1. WWE Live Road to WrestleMania

Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn, Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman, New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Gallows & Anderson. Details

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Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Ricoh Coliseum – 45 Manitoba Drive, Toronto

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$25 – $699 + Charges

 

2. Toronto Rock

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vs. Calgary Roughnecks on Saturday, March 11, 2017 | 07:00 PM

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Air Canada Centre, Toronto

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3. Toronto Maple Leafs

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vs. Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 7:30 PM

vs. Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Air Canada Centre, Toronto

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4. ISU World Jr. Synchro Championships

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ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2017

March 10 & 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM onwards

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Hershey Centre, Mississauga

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IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Tirgan Presents Nowruzgan Festival

In honour of the 150th birthday of Canada and the celebration of the Persian/Iranian New Year, Nowruz, Tirgan has put together a 3 day festival called “Nowruzgan” where Canada 150 meets Nowruz. Nowruz, the Persian New Year, celebrates the vernal equinox marking the beginning of spring and the sowing of seeds in the Northern Hemisphere. The celebration of spring heralds renewal and growth, beauty and change for people of all backgrounds. The three-day celebration of Nowruzgan, which takes place entirely at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, pays particular attention to participation of youth of all cultures with activities including over 40 hands-on workshops, music, dance, cinema, and theatre performances. Details

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March 10 to 12, 2017

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Toronto Centre for the Arts – 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto

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Free and ticketed events($15 & up).

 

2. Sugar Beach Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack TO is returning to Canada’s Sugar Beach (Jarvis and Queens Quay)! See Sugar Beach transformed into a Quebec-style cabane à sucre, complete with maple taffy on snow. On the first weekend of March Break, Sugar Shack TO will have everyone celebrating the last days of winter with two sugar shacks serving up maple taffy, ice activities, cabane à sucre delicacies, live entertainment, a specialty bar, and much more! Details

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March 11 – 12, 2017

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Sugar Beach, Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East, Toronto

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Free

 

3. National Home Show

Presented by RE/MAX and co-located with Canada Blooms, the National Home Show returns with North America’s largest display of innovative home & garden products, ideas, and exclusive offers. Get expert tips from industry pros and celebrity experts, discover innovative products for your home, plus shop great deals with over 700 retailers.Details

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March 10 – 19, 2017

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Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd.
Toronto

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Adult $20, senior $17, student $16.
Free admission for children ages 12 and younger.

 

4. Motorama

Custom Car & Motorsports Expo. Details

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Friday March 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday March 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Sunday March 12, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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International Centre • Halls 1, 2 & 4, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga

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Adults: $20.00; Seniors (65 and up): $18.00

Youths (Ages between 7 to14): $13.00; Children (Under 6): Free

V. Food Events /Night Life / Dinner Theatre

1. Sunday Brunch at the Street Food Market

Enjoy the road less travelled with brunch at the Street Food Market. Explore a collection of local, street-inspired eateries from across the GTA throughout the spring season.Details

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Weekends, 10 AM to 5PM | March 4 to April 30

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Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave
Toronto

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Free Admission

 

2. Sustainable Dim Sum

Make a delicious difference and support Environmental Defence! Save your appetite and feel good about over-eating at this event! Some of the city’s and province’s best chefs will prepare delicious dim sum items using only fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. Tickets include food & beverage. Pair your dim sum items with local and independent wines, beers and ciders, all in support of Environmental Defence; defending clean water, a safe climate, and healthy communities.Details

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 6:30PM-9:30PM

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Rotunda – Toronto City Hall

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$55 in advance.

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