In this edition of The Weekender: a Chinese New Year festival, the queen of Italian-American cuisine and three more things to do in Toronto.
1. Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata
For this 90-minute song cycle, Vancouver singer-composer Veda Hille and CBC host Bill Richardson took actual Craigslist postings and set them to music. The result is alternately humorous (“Need Sarah Palin look-alike for adult film”) and poignant (the Missed Connections), as the show’s central theme slowly emerges: the desire to connect in an increasingly virtual world. $35–$47. To March 3. Factory Theatre, 416-504-9971, factorytheatre.ca