Weekly Slice: In and Around Town (March 2-8)

Maple Syrup - Credit: jsorbieus via Flickr

What’s on tap? The Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival starts up this weekend and will carry on until April 9th.  Click here for full event schedule, from maple syrup demos, sap sampling to pony rides and a petting zoo.  And of course, there will be pancakes and maple syrup…so bring your sweet tooth.

The Toronto International Bicycle Show will be in town this weekend (Mar 2-4).  Not only can you shop for a bike and find out the new trends but you’ll also get the chance to see some cool stunts and races.  It’s all taking place at Exhibition Place’s Better Living Centre.

  • The Toronto Golf and Travel Show is also on this weekend until Sunday (Mar 4) at the Metro Convention Centre.  Rain or shine, you have a place to tee off and get some golf tips.

Continuing this week:

    • Zero Hour, a multi-award winning production, written by and starring Jim Brochu as Zero Mostel, continues its run in Toronto for a limited time (Feb 8th-March 11th) at the Bathurst Street Theatre. In this highly acclaimed show, there’s no better choice than to have Brochu play tribute to his mentor Zero Mostel, who is best known on stage and screen for performances in Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. But in Zero Hour, Brochu will introduce you to this funny and passionate man behind the stage, and his struggle and survival through showbiz, being blacklisted in Hollywood, an accident that almost left him without a leg, his love for painting and so much more. Toronto Star‘s Richard Ouzanian gives this play 3.5/4 stars and writes “I was fortunate enough to see Mostel several times in his prime in New York, and Brochu captures him to perfection. It’s not an imitation, it’s a total immersion in the man that almost defies belief.” Brochu’s performance is captivating.  He will mesmerize you into thinking you’re in the room with him. If you love the theatre, this is definitely one show to add to your must-see list. Check out discounts at Travelzoo (on sale for 25$, down from regular price 67$).
    • Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World are being revealed at the ROM until April 9th. Nearly 250 artifacts (including large sculptures, ceramics, masks, and jewellery) are featured in this exhibit from the Classic period (250-900 CE) .

Music in the City: Click here to find out who’s in town: Jam! ShowBiz Concert Listings.

Have a great week!

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