Our top picks for theatre, film, art, music, dance and more
WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW
Hannah Moscovitch is having a moment. The playwright ’s Bunny, featuring a stunning performance by Maev Beaty, is on at the Tarragon, and Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, the show she created with her husband, is in the midst of a New York run. (It opens at the Tarragon next season.) Next up is What A Young Wife Ought To Know, a romance set in Ottawa against the backdrop of the Canadian birthcontrol movement of the 1920s. Directed by Christian Barry, the show originally debuted in Halifax three years ago but should feel especially timely given Ontario’s potential future premier Doug Ford has been using the issue of abortion to attract socially conservative voters.
Streetcar Crowsnest (345 Carlaw). Monday-Saturday 8 pm, matinee Saturday 2 pm. $20-$45. crowstheatre.com. To April 7.
Radical Empathy: The Films Of Agnès Varda
Fresh off her Oscar-nominated doc Faces Places, the French cinema icon gets a feminism-focused retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox. See preview.
Various times. tiff.net. To April 17.
Toronto Dance Theatre’s 50th anniversary show is a response to artistic director Christopher House’s landmark Glass Houses from 1983. See feature.
March 23-24. Fleck Dance Theatre. Fri-Sat 8 pm. $25-$40. harbourfrontcentre.com.
Tanya Tagaq and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory
Inuit throat singer and Greenlandic mask dancer team up.
March 23-24. Berkeley Street Theatre. $39-$69. canadianstage.com.
C9 Art gallery opening
A new gallery opens in Yorkville with a joint exhibition by Chinese immigrant artist Jin Zuo and and Quebec artist Corno, who passed away in 2016.
Opening March 23, exhibition runs to April 7. 7 Sultan. Free. c9art.com.
DIY music/art series’ lastedition of the season features the Highest Order and Moon King.
March 23. Tranzac. 7 pm. $10. picatic.com.
NOW Ecoholic Adria Vasil interviews The Inner Life Of Animals author at the Toronto Reference Library.
March 23. 7-8 pm. Free. tpl.ca/appelsalon.
Sand Enigma by Land Of Kush
Montreal jazz composer Sam Shalabi’s ensemble of 30 musicians plays their first show outside Quebec.
March 24. Aga Khan Museum. Doors 7 pm. $40. agakhanmuseum.org.
Trinity Bellwoods Flea
Vintage vendors, artisans and designers display their wares in The Great Hall.
March 25. 10 am-5 pm. 1087 Queen W. 416-414-6589.