Time to explore cheap eats, good entertainment
With the winter woes upon us and inconsistent weather that only reinforces people’s reasons for wanting to mope around the house, it’s no wonder January is such a quiet month.
Students are partied out and slowly getting back into the groove of school. But with events happening around the city like Winterlicious, part of Toronto’s WinterCity Festival, (www.toronto.ca/special_events/wintercity), why would you want to stay indoors?
• Winterlicious runs from Jan. 25 to Feb. 7, and gives Torontonians the chance to enjoy great food for a great price even students can afford. Take a friend out for lunch with plates priced at $15 or $20, or make dinner reservations at one of the 130 dining establishments involved in Winterlicious for either a $25 menu or a $35 menu. Lunch and dinner menus include starter, entrée and dessert. For a list of participating restaurants, go to http://wx.toronto.ca/inter/se/restaurants.nsf/winterlicious?openform
•If romance is what you are looking for, try Nights of Fire — also part of WinterCity Festival — created by Cie Carabosse, France’s acclaimed fire art troupe, which is in Toronto for its North American premiere Jan. 25 and 26, as well as Feb. 1 and 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Wander among the intricate sculptures of metal, clay and fire at Nathan Phillips Square.
•If you’re looking for a night off campus and away from the typical student adventures, take in a bit of theatre with Dirty Dancing at the Royal Alexandra Theatre or We Will Rock You at the Canon Theatre. Dirty Dancing features hit songs from the movie soundtrack including (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life, Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby and Do You Love Me? For pricing and show dates, visit www.dirtydancingtoronto.ca. We Will Rock You, the musical by Queen and award-winning playwright Ben Elton is set in a disturbing future world, where consistency is the law and rock ‘n’ roll and all instruments are forbidden. New rush seats are available for $25 for every performance but are only sold on the day of the performance. For tickets, call TicketKing 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 or in person at the Canon Theatre box office. For more, visit www.wewillrockyou.ca.