So much to do, so little time. Here’s a quick rundown of the top 10 Valentine’s Day occasions, Family Day diversions and, in honour of the NBA all-star game at Air Canada Centre on Sunday, songs by the halftime singer Sting.
10. Shakespeare’s Lives of Girls & Women: Love, loss and lutes are celebrated at a pre-heart-day performance of words and madrigals at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Ave.). Feb. 13.
9. One Thing Leads to Another: And baby makes three in a play at Young People’s Theatre (165 Front St. E.) geared to infants. Feb. 14 and 15.
8. Every Breath You Take: I’ll be watching you? Creepiest love song ever.
7. Jackie Richardson & Micah Barnes: At a heart-shaped jazz show at Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas St. W.), we’d request The Nearness of You. Feb. 13 and 14.
6. Family Sunday in the Beach: At Kew Gardens (2075 Queen St. E.), they don’t call them “warming stations” for nothing, if you catch our drift. Feb. 14.
5. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free: Best played at ACC with a video montage of departed, dissatisfied Toronto Raptors Chris Bosh, Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady.
4. Snowglobe: A winter wonderland festival includes stroller parking at Harbourfront (235 Queens Quay W.). Feb. 15.
3. Voulez-Vous Valentine: Le bump et grind and beret-happy burlesque at Revival Bar (783 College St.). Feb. 14.
2. Carol: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara sparkle in a film about lesbian love in the 1950s, when men were men and some women got along just fine without them. At the Fox (2236 Queen St. E.). Feb. 14.
1. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da: Shakespeare only wishes he could have said it better than the Police.