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Top 10 Events of the Week (March 11 – March 18)

1. Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story

March 11 – 19, 2017

Come see an eighty-foot skeleton of a blue whale, and discover the size of their heart, how they communicate and their evolution from land to sea.

The exhibition also retells the tragic story of the loss of nine rare blue wells and the unprecedented opportunity for research and conservation that resulted. For more information click HERE.

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto

2. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

March and April, 2017

March break savings for the whole family. Kids and students pay $31.95 (usually $45.95); Adults pay $42.95 (usually $65.95). Special code on the website. Jousting, horsemanship & falconry plus a 4-course, utensil-free meal served in a castle-like space. Also: kids get to joust for free with each child admission during March break.

Medieval Times, 10 Dufferin St, Toronto

3. Sugar Shack TO

March 11 – 12 2017, 11am-8pm (Sat), 11am-5pm (Sun)

Traditional cabane à sucre activities, 2 Sugar Shacks, ice activities, a winter marketplace, a specialty bar and live entertainment. Free entry. There will be a shuttle to and from the distillery.

Sugar Beach, corner of Lower Jarvis and Queens Quay, Toronto

For more information click HERE.

4. Canada Blooms & The National Home Show

March 10 – 19, 2017

The largest flower and garden festival in the country, celebrating the very best in Canadian gardening and floral design. Also – Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with this year’s special theme.

The National Home Show – demos and workshops by Besy Buy and Lowe’s, kitchen renovation tips, a celebrity stage, and much more. Adult: $17.

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto

For moe information click HERE and HERE.

5. Toronto Women’s Fashion Week

March 10 – 12, 2017

Waterworks Toronto hosts Toronto’s Women’s Fashion Week celebrating Canada’s most iconic designers, and giving a stage to the next generation talent.

Waterworks, 505 Richmond Street West, Toronto

To buy tickets click HERE.

6. Midtown Market: Spring Break Show

March 13 – 19, 2017 + summer holidays.

Presented by The Second City Toronto, Big Bad Wolf Vs. Lord Underwearface Von Schtinker is a hilarious family musical that takes a new look at a children’s classic. It tells the story of unlikely hero Big Bad Wolf, who has been framed for heinous crimes by the evil Von Schtinker.

Big Bad Wolf will play March 13 – 19, 2017 and throughout the summer holidays.

Tickets: $15.00 for adults. $12.00 for children.

The Second City, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto

To buy tickets click HERE.

7. Celebrate Toronto 2017

Books on Film brings book and cinema lovers together at TIFF Bell Lightbox to celebrate great films that began as outstanding literature.

Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company, will lead discussions with acclaimed filmmakers, authors and screenwriters on the art of adaptation and the journey from page to screen.


Monday, March 13, 2017: Zadie Smith on A Room With a View

Monday, March 27, 2017: Sarah Polley on Away From Her

Monday, April 17, 2017: David Lipsky on End of the Tour

Monday, May 8, 2017: Phyllis Nagy on Carol

Monday, June 5, 2017: Mira Nair on Queen of Katwe

Monday, June 19, 2017: Colm Toibin on Brooklyn

Ticket Prices

Individual events:
General admission: $36
TIFF members: $29

Full series ticket prices:
TIFF members: $163
Non-members: $190

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto

To buy tickets click HERE.

8. Toronto Green Market – Spring Edition

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 10am – 5pm

Variety of vendors with products for green living, eco-friendly, natural and organic needs.

The Great Hall, 1087 Queen W, Toronto

To buy tickets click HERE.

9. Post Purim Talk with Rabbi Susan Silverman (sister of Sarah Silverman)

Sunday, March 12, 7:30 – 9:00pm


Through story, text, discussion, imagination and lots of humour, we will engage with the day-to-day, and thus most sublime, questions of God and tradition. $18

Rabbi Susan Silverman is a writer, teacher, activist, and sister of comedian Sarah Silverman.

Helene Jacobs, 55 Yeomans Road, Toronto

To register click HERE.

10. The Real Housewives of the Bible with Lawrence Wallach

Wednesday, March 15, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Three special workshops focusing on the women of the Bible and their transformational impact, particularly noteworthy given their lives in a culture dominated by men and tribal conflicts.
March 15 – The Story of Rebecca
March 22 – Sarah and Hagar
March 29 – Delilah and Bat Sheva

$20 for Beth Tzedec members; $45 for non-members

Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1700 Bathurst Street, Toronto

Links to events in the Toronto Greater Area

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