Five cool things to do this week (February 22 to 28)

From food festivals to hosting an Oscar party, make sure you don't miss any of these fun to-dos.
By Heather Marrin
Five cool things to do this week (February 22 to 28)

John Cullen

1. Eat at a food festival

From street eats under the Granville Bridge in Vancouver, to an evening of fine foods and wine at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto and the waterfront Cunard Centre in Halifax, Canada’s hottest chefs are congregating to ensure the country is well fed.

Feb 28, Recipe for Change, Toronto

Feb 28, Savour Food and Wine Show, Halifax

2. Go to the theatre

Nothing brightens a day quite like a song and dance! Head to the theatre and catch the latest musicals to take centre stage.


Feb 27 to Mar 16, Holmes and Watson Save the Empire, Vancouver

Feb 26 to Mar 3, Rock of the Ages, Montreal

Until March 31, The Wizard of OZ, Toronto

3. Watch the Oscars


Roll out your own red carpet this Sunday for the 85th annual Academy Awards. Gather your friends for a round of appetizers and cocktails, and place your bets on which celebrity starlets will walk away with 8.5 lbs of gold-plated britannium. Pre-print your picks before you start.

4. Don a hockey jersey

After a four-month lockout, January marked the beginning of hockey season. Love it or hate it, every night this week a Canadian team hits the ice. Throw on a jersey and embrace our national sport.

Feb 22, Vancouver vs. Nashville


Feb 23, Toronto vs. Ottawa

Feb 24, Vancouver vs. Detroit; Winnipeg vs. New Jersey; Calgary vs. Phoenix

Feb 25, Edmonton vs. Chicago; Toronto vs. Philadelphia; Montreal vs. Ottawa

Feb 26, Vancouver vs. Phoenix; Winnipeg vs. NY Rangers,

Feb 27, Montreal vs. Toronto


Feb 28, Toronto vs. NY Islanders; Ottawa vs. Boston; Edmonton vs. Dallas; Calgary vs. Colorado

5.  Toast Serena Ryder

It’s Juno time! The nomination list is out and beside pop sensations like Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber, is our very own folk-rocker Serena Ryder, up for single of the year and best alternative album. One better, you can catch her belt out her Juno-worthy hits this week!

Feb 22, Mavericks, Ottawa


Feb 25 to 26, St. John’s Art and Culture Centre, St. John’s

Feb 28, Imperial Theatre, Saint John


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