Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of February 28–March 2

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of February 28–March 2

From In the Shadow of the Sun. (Image: Courtesy of Human Rights Watch) From In the Shadow of the Sun. (Image: Courtesy of Human Rights Watch)
 

In this edition of The Weekender, a contemporary music festival, an eco-fashion market and three more things to do in Toronto this weekend.

ECO SHOPPING

Fashion Takes Action (FREE!)
Conscious shoppers can browse sustainable style from top brands like Thieves, Aime, and Miik. Also, Elizabeth Cline, the author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, will be on hand to sign copies of her book. Mar. 2. Entrance is free. Young Welcome Centre, Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., fashiontakesaction.com

SYMPHONY

New Creations Festival
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Peter Oundjian teams up with American composer John Adams for this celebration of contemporary music. In each of the festival’s three programmes, listeners can expect to hear Canadian or world premieres. Mar. 1–Mar. 7. Tickets $14. Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 60 Simcoe St., tso.ca

CONCERT

Paul Simon and Sting
There’s still a chance to grab tickets to this concert, a one-night-only opportunity to see two musical legends jam out together. Prepare for a feisty show with lots of “Graceland” and a bit of “Message in a Bottle.” Mar 1. Tickets from $63. Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St., ticketmaster.ca

FILM

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
For one week, TIFF will be showcasing documentary and fiction features about human rights, all of them sure to stir the soul. This weekend, see films like In the Shadow of the Sun, a documentary about prejudice faced by Africans born with albinism. Feb. 27–Mar. 6. Tickets $12. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., tiff.net

FOOD

Feast in the East
This month’s edition of the east-end food-and-art festival features free pot pie and fennel-pear salad, plus tunes by local bands like Dildoniks, Sasha Chapman and Newsmen. Mar. 1. $8 advance, $10 door. Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard St. E., facebook.com