In this edition of The Weekender: dachshunds run the United Nations, a ramen party at the Great Hall and three more things to do in Toronto.
And Slowly Beauty…
After an unassuming desk drone goes to see Chekhov’s Three Sisters, the play’s characters, and their battle with boredom, begin to infiltrate his life. This English-language translation of Quebecker Michel Nadeau’s work drew raves when it premiered last year at the National Arts Centre. $48–$53. February 27–March 31. Tarragon Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Ave., 416-531-1827, tarragontheatre.com
Dachshund UN (FREE!)
Australian installation artist Bennett Miller is staging a meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights with live dachshunds replacing the usual human delegates. February 28–March 3. Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queen’s Quay W., 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com
Choreographer John Neumeier’s look at the life of troubled ballet icon Vaslav Nijinsky, who found fame during his time with Les Ballets Russes in early 20th century Paris. The National Ballet’s resident hottie Guillaume Côté stars in the challenging lead role. $25–$239. March 2–8. Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., 416-345-9595, national.ballet.ca
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra launches its annual festival of new compositions with a Saturday afternoon triple bill. The highlight: Montreal composer Nicole Lizée’s Arcadiac, which is accompanied by projected images from vintage arcade games. $29–$99. March 2. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., 416-598-3375, tso.ca
Capitalizing on the city’s current ramen obsession, the organizers of Food Truck Eats are throwing a foodie party. Eight chefs—including Splendido’s Victor Barry, Richmond Station’s Carl Heinrich and Sabai Sabai’s Nuit Regular—will prepare various takes on assorted noodle dishes. Amsterdam Brewery, Tromba Tequila and Dillon’s Distillery are providing drinks. $10. March 3. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W., slurp.eventbrite.com