Tounkande

Ballet Creole presents Tounkande with the help of the Canadian Opera Company. Photo courtesy of Ballet Creole.

Ballet Creole presents Tounkande with the help of the Canadian Opera Company. Photo courtesy of Ballet Creole.

  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West)
  • 12 p.m.

Spend your lunch hour with Ballet Creole and their new drum and dance production, courtesy of the Canadian Opera Company. Tounkande, which means “the gathering of people,” celebrates the cultural heritage of the Malinke people. Elements from the drummers’ backgrounds are infused into the production, which combines songs, dances, and rhythms of Guinea, West Africa, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Details: Tounkande

Miranda Mulholland

Miranda Mulholland premieres her new solo material during her month-long Cameron House residency. Photo courtesy of Miranda Mulholland.

Miranda Mulholland premieres her new solo material during her month-long Cameron House residency. Photo courtesy of Miranda Mulholland.

  • Cameron House (408 Queen Street West)
  • 6 p.m.

Miranda Mulholland, the redheaded “Fiddle Ninja” from Great Lake Swimmers and Belle Star, has spent the last few years between Toronto and Los Angeles, writing and recording a solo album. Now she’s sharing her new tunes during a month-long residency with her band of Toronto friends: Patrick Brealey (piano), James Robertson (guitar), Burke Carroll (pedal steel), Anna Ruddick (bass), and Josh Van Tassel (drums). She plays every Tuesday in March.

Details: Miranda Mulholland

TV Trivia Night (Seinfeld Edition)

  • Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West)
  • 7 p.m.

You can never remember what to pick up from the grocery store, but you can recite every ’90s sitcom line by line. Does this sound familiar? Well friend, tonight is your time to shine as the Gladstone hosts TV Trivia Night, the Seinfeld edition. Come alone, or with a team of up to six people, and get ready to answer questions to win both prizes and prestige. Special treats will be given to those who dress up.

Details: TV Trivia Night (Seinfeld Edition)

Lear

  • Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West)
  • 8 p.m.

World Stage presents Lear, a retelling of Shakespeare’s tale of family, legacy, and tragedy, with Canadian legend Clare Coulter in the title role and director Philip McKee.

Details: Lear

Laws of Motion

The cast of Laws of Motion. Photo by Lindsay Anne Black.

The cast of Laws of Motion. Photo by Lindsay Anne Black.

  • Jam Factory Company (2 Matilda Street)
  • 8 p.m.

The Canadian premiere of Ashlin Halfnight’s Laws of Motion, about an accident that sparks a chain reaction of events, boasts a powerhouse ensemble assembled by Small Elephant Co-Op and director Chris Stanton, and is staged in a second-floor jam shop in Leslieville.

Update, March 12: The show has now been extended to March 23—but they absolutely have to close after that.

Details: Laws of Motion

Little One and Other People’s Children

Joe Cobden and Michelle Monteith turn their flashlights to dark corners of suburban life in Little One. Photo by Nir Bareket.

Joe Cobden and Michelle Monteith turn their flashlights to dark corners of suburban life in Little One. Photo by Nir Bareket.

  • Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

One of Canada’s most acclaimed and prolific young playwrights, Hannah Moscovitch, has her own mini festival at Tarragon Theatre this season. It started with This is War in January, and continues into March with three one-act plays, all concerning children. Two of those three plays form the double bill now on: Little One and Other People’s Children. (We’ve got a full review right here.) Later this month Other People’s Children will continue, paired with another one-act piece called In This World.

Details: Little One and Other People’s Children

Ongoing…