WordPress for Beginners

  • Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Avenue)
  • 10 a.m.

Want to build your own website or blog, but have no idea where to start? Fear not, the Centre for Social Innovation is coming to the rescue with its WordPress for Beginners session. Enjoy a delicious lunch while learning the basics of building a site, choosing a theme, and customizing with widgets (and no one will laugh if you have to ask what a widget is). Computers and power cords will not be provided, so be sure to bring your own.

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Family Nature Walk—Staying Alive

Photo by Tania Liu from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Photo by Tania Liu from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • High Park Nature Centre (440 Parkside Drive)
  • 1 p.m.

We aren’t the only ones struggling our way through a cold and icy winter: there are plenty of animals sharing our pain. Bring the kids out for Staying Alive, a Family Nature Walk through High Park to investigate the survival habits of non-migrating creatures like squirrels, chipmunks, insects, owls, and other birds.

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Once Upon a Time

  • Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street)
  • 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and PickleShoes Dance Company as they bring fairy tales to life. Once Upon a Time uses music and dance to convey scenes from Cinderella, Mother Goose, and A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Gather in the lobby half an hour before the performance to catch some storytelling by guests from the Toronto Public Library.

Details: Once Upon a Time

Così fan tutte

  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West)
  • 7:30 p.m.

What do you get when you combine Mozart and Atom Egoyan? Così fan tutte, a wryly comedic opera. Also known as The School For Lovers, it sees two couples struggle with issues of faith, desire, and temptation. The Canadian Opera Company welcomes the return of Egoyan, who will be directing this winter season opener.

Details: Così fan tutte

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TIFF’s First Major Original Exhibition Traces David Cronenberg’s Evolution

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  • TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West)
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