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Mark Wigmore's Top 3 - Weekend of February 18th

Friday, 17 February 2017 14:10

It’s Friday and that means Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore shares his top picks for your arts and entertainment weekend ahead.


The award-winning digiPlaySpace exhibition returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox for nine weeks beginning Saturday, running through April 23rd. What is the Digi Play space? It’s really cool is what it is. The interactive playground at TIFF includes multi-player installations and learning-centric videogames, robotics, green screen escapades and hands-on activities from new media artists. 23 installations in all from eight countries. It’s a fun creative space that opens Saturday. Visit for details.


Cat lovers are often forgotten when it comes to the arts. Sure there’s ‘Puss in Boots’ cartoons and books, and ‘Cats’ on the Broadway stage, but what about film?

‘Kedi’ continues at the Bloor Hot Docs Theatre. The documentary uses cat’s-eye-view cinematography to tell the story of the felines who have roamed the streets of Istanbul Turkey for millennia. Not quite wildlife, not quite domesticated, the cats of this ancient city have a deep connection to the history and well being of its people. Seven furry friends are followed including Sari the Hustler, Psikopat the Psycho, Deniz the Social Butterfly and Duman the Gentleman. As they say in the film, Dogs believe humans are God, cats don’t, they know better. If you have a cat lover in your life, or a cat that you have loved, than Kedi looks like the film for you. Click here for show times.


The Kensington Market Jazz Festival Sunday Jazz Brunch is into its final two weekends at the Trinity Common. Mike Murley performs from 12-3pm this Sunday. Head to for info. Book your table now!

Diana Panton is set to perform at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on Saturday night. Guido Basso, Reg Schwager, Neil Swainson and Don Thompson will join the singer on stage. The Juno Award winner takes the stage at 7:30pm. Click here for info.

And it’s Winterfolk 2017! Folk, jazz and blues on the Danforth all weekend long. Enjoy the music as you pop into venues in Greektown. It’s always a good time, so check out Visit for info.

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