Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of January 17–19

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of January 17–19

Drunk Macbeth plays at the Tranzac this weekend. (Image: Dahlia Katz) Drunk Macbeth plays at the Tranzac this weekend. (Image: Dahlia Katz)
 

In this edition of The Weekender, some comedy rap battles, a drunk actor does Shakespare and three more things to do in Toronto this weekend.

SKATING

DJ Skate Night (FREE!)
Skaters won’t be the only ones spinning at this icy dance party. Seasoned twirlers and novices alike can glide around Harbourfront Centre’s rink while grooving to a selection of upbeat tunes—and maybe dodging a few flailing arms. Jan. 18. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., harbourfrontcentre.com

THEATRE

Drunk Macbeth
In this rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the actor who plays the title role drinks a bit of whiskey before each of his 15 entrances. Oh, and the play ends in a sword fight. Jan. 17–18. Tickets $18 advance, $25 door. The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., urbanbard.ca

FASHION

A Conversation with Edith Head
Edith Head, the late Oscar-winning Hollywood costumer, is portrayed in this one-woman play. Expect drama, glamour, and gossip. Jan. 17–18. Tickets $35–$40. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St., buddiesinbadtimes.com

FLEA MARKET

The Leslieville Flea (FREE!)
Mercifully indoors for the winter season, this east-end flea market offers visitors an array of knickknacks, vintage clothing, and housewares. Over 70 vendors will be there. Jan. 19. Free. The Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Ln., leslievilleflea.com

COMEDY

Rapp Battlez
Comedians take the stage for a series of hilarious, character-based hip-hop battles. (For example: Dave Thomas versus Colonel Sanders.) Think Eminem’s 8 Mile, but less serious. Jan. 17. $10. The Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., facebook.com