Five cool things to do this week (March 8 to 14)

From ballets to dinner shows to cult classic movies, make sure you check out these fun to-dos in the week ahead!
By Heather Marrin
Ballet shoes, National Ballet, Veronica Tennant of Canada, Pointe shoes worn by Veronica Tennant in her final performance of Romeo and Juliet (February 12, 1989); Photo from National Ballet of Canada

1. Do laugh out loud

If the winter blues have you feeling grey, why not put the old “laughter is the best medicine” adage to test? From improv sketch artists to Hollywood stand-up veterans like, Deuce Bigalow’s Rob Schneider, this week promises to have you in stitches.

Mar 7 – 9, Rob Schneider, The Laugh Shop, Calgary

Mar 7 – 17, Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, multiple venues, Toronto

Mar 14 – 16, Double Headliner Comedy Show: Rank and Vile, Yuk Yuks, Vancouver


2. Watch a beloved ballet

Arguably one of the most adored ballets, Romeo and Juliet has returned to the National Ballet of Canada to break our hearts again. The technical and eclectic showcase A Mosaic of Lights will blow patrons in Montreal away, while international dancers put on world-class performances on the West Coast as part of Vancouver’s International Dance Festival.

Mar 2 – 23, International Dance Festival, Vancouver

March 12 – 17, Romeo and Juliet, National Ballet of Canada, Toronto

Mar 14 – 21, Mosaic of Lights, Places des Arts, Montreal


3. Catch a cult classic

Thought you missed seeing your favourite flick on the silver screen by a decade or two? Fear not: Theatres are mixing in a little retro with their new releases.

Mar 7, Pyscho, Cinema du Parc, Montreal

Mar 10, Funny Face: Classic Film Series, theatres nationwide


Mar 11 – 12, The Sound of Music, Fox Theatre, Toronto

4. Read cool comics

Every Trekkie fan will be in line to don their costume and take to the street with the full cast of Star Trek at ComicCON. The Next Generation will make a special appearance at the super-hero-filled convention, and there will be photo ops with Captain Picard himself!

Mar 9 – 10, ComicCON, Toronto


5. Dine with intrigue

Big fan of the board game Clue or watching “who-done-it?” movies? Take your passion for being Nancy Drew or a Hardy Boy to the dinner table this weekend and engage in solving a highly theatrical murder mystery case.

Nightly, Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Show, The Deane House Historic Site and Restaurant, Calgary



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