Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of December 6–8

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of December 6–8

A kid previews the Ontario Science Centre's new exhibit, The AstraZeneca Human Edge. (Image: CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre) A child previews the Ontario Science Centre’s new exhibit, The AstraZeneca Human Edge. (Image: CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)
 

In this edition of The Weekender, a new exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre, a place to buy locally made video games and three other things to do this weekend.

SCIENCE

The AstraZeneca Human Edge
The newest exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre explores the limits of human physiology with an array of high-tech toys to help visitors explore their own capabilities. There’s a rock-climbing wall, a choose-your-own-adventure maze and a free-diving simulator. Opens Dec. 7. $13–$22. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., ontariosciencecentre.ca

VIDEO GAMES

Bit Bazaar Winter Market (FREE!)
Shop for stocking stuffers at this indoor market full of locally made video games, comic books and art. Dec. 7. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Admission is free. Bento Miso, 862 Richmond St. W., bentomiso.com

PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Sounds of the Season
In an effort to support local food banks, attendees are invited bring non-perishable donations to Sounds of the Season, an annual event hosted by the CBC. There will be live, in-person broadcasts of radio shows like Metro Morning and Here and Now, plus live musical performances, including one by astronaut Chris Hadfield. Dec. 6. Donations welcome. Toronto Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St. W., cbc.ca

MUSIC

All Tchaikovsky
Fans of the 19th-century composer can hear Symphony No. 5 and The Sleeping Beauty performed this weekend by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Among the players will be award-winning cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, who has been lauded by critics as a captivating phenomenon. Dec. 6–Dec. 7. $33–$145. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., tso.ca

THEATRE

Santaland Diaries
This hilarious David Sedaris monologue—about a struggling writer who takes a seasonal job playing an elf at a Macy’s department store—comes to the stage in a theatrical adaptation by Joe Mantello. Dec. 6. $20–$40. Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., livingartscentre.ca