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What's On with Aparita Bhandari: March 2015 Archives

What's On: Film festivals. Theatre Festivals. World Cup(s).

Films festivals. Theatre festivals. And a world class sporting event or two. There's lots happening on Toronto screens, stages and other venues in the city. Here are some of them: \ Toronto Nepali Film Festival Mar 28 Innis Town Hall The festivals showcases films ranging from shorts to docs and features. The documentary Who Will Be a Gurkha looks at the long tradition of the British military employing young Nepali men for their Gurkha regiment, whose salaries and pensions prop up the Nepali economy. While the "trippy short" The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite follows a glue-sniffing Dambarey as he faces his demons on Kathmandu streets. For more information, check out the Toronto Nepali Film Festival website. Canadian Film Fest Mar 25 to Mar 28 The Royal Theatre Opening night film The Cocksure Lads Movie told the story of a British band on the cusp of stardom, which then breaks up within 10 minutes of landing in Toronto for a North American tour. Movies you can check out this weekend include Shooting The Musical, Barn Wedding and the closing night film Pretend We're Kissing. For more information, check out the Canadian Film Fest website. Infinity Previews until Apr 1; runs till May 3 Tarragon Theatre A playwright to watch out for, Hannah Moscovitch takes on physics and love in her latest play. The show revolved around a brilliant mathematician, her theoretical physicist father and music composer mother. For more information, check out the Tarragon Theatre website. New Ideas Festival Mar 11 to Mar 29 The Studio In its 27th year, this festival provides a space to showcase "new writing, works-in-progress and experimental theatre." In the concluding week, you can see works such as Grief Circus, a multimedia work looking at the way "the internet and social media are changing the boundaries of privacy." There's also a staged reading of The Creases in My Sari, about a young woman looking to find out more about Sri Lanka, the country her mother left to start a new life. For more information, check out the Alumnae Theatre website. EuroCup Qualifier: Holland vs Turkey Mar 28 (3:30 PM) Opera Bob's Public House The boys in oranje need some cheering on because of their lacklustre performance, say the organizers. For more on the event, check out the BorrelTO Wordpress page. World Cup Cricket Finals: Australia vs. New Zealand Mar 28 (11:30 PM) Scallwags/The Office Pub It will make for late night viewing, but it should be exciting to watch the Aussies and Kiwis battle it out on the pitch. For more information, check out the Scallywags and The Office Pub websites. In Concert: Anokhi 12th Anniversary Mar 28 Royal York Hotel Award-winners include British music producer Rishi Rich, who worked with artists such as Jay Sean in the past, and Annie Khalid more recently. For more on the gala event, check out the Anokhi media website.