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Singer Mary Margaret O'Hara photographed in Toronto in 2002. (Peter Tym for The Globe and Mail)
Singer Mary Margaret O'Hara photographed in Toronto in 2002. (Peter Tym for The Globe and Mail)

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Five things to do in Toronto this week, March 14 to 20 Add to ...

Kalanidhi Festival

If Torontonians don’t know the eight major forms of classical Indian dance by now, it’s no fault of Sudha Khandwani. The artistic director of Kalanidhi Fine Arts has presented artists and companies from the world over during over her 25 years in the city. An anniversary celebration combines symposiums and performances, including solos Saturday evening by India’s Vaibhav Arekar and Los Angeles’s Amrapali Ambegaokar. To March 17. $30 to $35. Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W., harbourfrontcentre.com or 416-973-4000.

Game On 2.0: An Exhibition

Back in our day, we used to simulate a table tennis match by way of a rudimentary two-dimensional video game played on low-definition television screens. It was visually dull and strategically unsophisticated, but that’s the way we liked it! An interactive celebration of video game history – from Pong to Pac Man to PlayStation – is sure please the game-boy in all of us. To Sept. 2. Daily. $13 to $22. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Rd., 416-696-1000 or ontariosciencecentre.ca.


Greed. Sex. Survival. Playwright Nicolas Billon’s gripping three-pronged drama shows how a banking crisis in Reykjavik can affect people in ways more than financial. The Globe and Mail’s theatre critic, J. Kelly Nestruck, lauded Mr. Billon’s strong storytelling and the show-stealing acting of Kawa Ada – “one of those Mamettian, Mammon-worshipping characters you love to hate.” To March 24. $27 to $42. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St., factorytheatre.com or 416-504-9971.

Martian Awareness Ball

The extraordinary and whimsical chanteuse Mary Margaret O’Hara has always been one our favourite Martians. Keeping on with a 35-year tradition, Ms. O’Hara and her brother Marcus will throw an Irish bash, a lively affair that attracts fans of the sometimes spacey singer. Details of the event are rarely available in advance, but it’s enough to say that little green men and smiling eyes are not out of the question. March 16, 9 p.m. $10. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., 416-598-4753.

Pro Wrestling

The last time we saw a side headlock at the El Mocambo, it involved the Rolling Stones and a prime minister’s wife. Tomorrow afternoon, the storied music venue plays host to a tag-team match between the Mysterion’s Royal Guards and the masked duo Revenge!, and a bunch of fake fights involving hairy guys clad inappropriately in leotards. (No, not Mick Jagger.) March 17, 3 p.m. $15. 464 Spadina Ave., eventbrite.com.

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