Do NOT be fooled by Mother Nature, it’s still winter. Rest assured though, the FLIPsters would never fool you with these awesome Things You Should Do!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Until March 11 at The Citadel
The Chekhov Collective presents a mid-winter production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s most magical and romantic play. In the intimate setting of The Citadel, experience the musicality as well as the dark edges and hidden corners of the verse and prose.
Until March 18 at Factory Theatre
A slacker-comedy turned suicide-mystery in search of love, life, and death, this play pushes dark comedies to a new level. Following the success of their last collaboration, Kill Your Parents in Viking, Alberta, Bryce Hodgson and Charlie Kerr are cementing their status as “excellent storytellers bringing unique, fresh voices to the Canadian theatre scene” (NOW Magazine) with their latest script, After Wrestling.
13th Annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
Until March 11 at Theatre Centre, Comedy Bar, and more
Championing scripted, ensemble comedy, TOSketchfest is back with a stellar lineup including Women Fully Clothed, Flo & Joan, TallBoys II Men, Bruce McCulloch and the 100th edition of Rapp Battlez. Be ready for some top local sketch performers (Jon Blair, Carson Pinch, Kirsten Rasmussan, etc.), seasoned vets (Mark Little, Andy Bush, The Lusty Mannequins, etc.), and a reunion of Vest of Friends. Your funny bone is sure to be tickled.
International Women’s Day
Celebrate the contribution of women, past, present and future, with the rest of the world as we continue to battle for gender equality in all aspects of life. This years theme, #MyFeminism, encompasses women, men, and people of all gender identities and asks you to embrace what feminism means to you. Check out the Status of Women in Canada website for ideas on how to celebrate and engage others in conversation about equality for all.
March 10 – April 1 at Factory Theatre
This newly re-imagined production of Colleen Wagner’s dark and powerful play will confront the many uncomfortable truths of Canada’s complicity around missing and murdered Indigenous women. The Monument tells the story of a man, desperate to escape death for his crimes of rape and murder, who agrees to give himself to the complete servitude of an unknown woman. A harrowing and visceral journey of two people forced to confront the atrocities of violence against humanity.
March 16 – April 1 at Theatre Centre
The source material is legendary. The characters are iconic. The questions are epic. Theatre Smith-Gilmour presents a new theatrical adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic, Les Misérables. Jean Valjean’s lifelong struggle to find and follow his own conscience asks the most profound questions of human existence: “What is justice? What is forgiveness? What is love? What would you die for?”
Hair Metal Tribute Night
March 17 at Coalition
St. Paddy’s Day be damned, Neurotic Entertainment brings you Tribute to Legends 2! Headbang along to four killer heavy metal tribute bands; My Michelle (Guns N Roses), Motörheadache (Motörhead), Ed Force One (Iron Maiden) and Strictly Sabbath (Black Sabbath).
World Theatre Day
“All the world’s a stage…”
In 1962, the International Theatre Institute began World Theatre Day to celebrate the value and the importance of the art form. As a vehicle of expression and change, theatre continues to play a vital role in our culture and economy. Toronto’s theatre scene is vibrant, exciting and welcoming. From the big flashy musicals to Fringe festivals, the TO theatre community embraces its artists and audiences. Go see a show!
Blue Jays 2018 Season
March 29 at Rogers Centre
The boys of summer are back and kick off the 2018 season with an afternoon game against the #*&^%’ing Yankees. This season is going to be strange with no Jerry Howarth on the radio and a lot of our players contracts in flux but baseball is back and hope springs eternal. #yahbaseball
Puppetry Workshops for Adults
Sundays in March at Puppetmongers Theatre
Puppetry is a magical art form that takes a unique set of skills. See if you have what it takes to bring these creatures to life with adult workshops for professional development and lifelong learning such as Make Mischief & Disappear, Live Animation: Fun with Stuffies, and Your Own Halogen Lamp for Shadow Puppetry.