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What's On: Valentine's Day, Family Day and more...

It's a busy weekend in the city -- with Valentine's Day and Family Day activities. Here are some options worth your time:


How Do I Love Thee
Until Feb 22
Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs

Inspired by a "the British Medical Journal wherein several doctors in the 1990s engaged in a lively discussion about Elizabeth Barrett's 'illness' ... [that] she was a drug addict, hooked on morphine and laudanum," the play explores the marriage of Barrett and Robert Browning -- perfect for literary romance lovers.

For more information, check out the Canadian Rep Theatre website.


St Valentine Lecture and Historical Tea
Feb 14
Toronto's First Post Office

A steaming pot of tea by a roaring fireplace, nibbles inspired by Jane Austen's time and casual conversation about food customs during the Regency period. Sounds like a perfect Valentine's date.

For more information, check out the Jane Austen Dancing website.


Send a Card!
Ongoing
Toronto's First Post Office

Why not send a Valentine's note to someone from this working post office/museum. You can write with a quill pen and use a wax seal!

For more information, check out the Toronto's First Post Office website.


The Ultimate Valentine's Date: Circuits, Stitching, Boozy Hot Chocolate
Feb 13
MakeLab

A modern take on Valentine's card. You will learn how to make a card with a conductive thread and an LED. If you need a little help, some liquid courage is also on offer!

For more information, check out the MakeLab website.

Family Day!
Feb 16
Miles Nadal Jewish Cultural Centre

Organizers say it will be a day of FREE activities for the whole family. The Frozen characters are sure to be a hit. There's also a jungle gym, balloon animals and face painting to entertain the little ones. Older kids may appreciate the soccer demos.

For more information, check out the Miles Nadal Jewish Cultural Centre website.


Skating Festival
Feb 15 to Feb 16
Harbourfront Centre

Le Patin Libre will take to the ice and present short excerpts of their contemporary ice skating shows. Audience members will encouraged to participate.

For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.


Mardi Gras 2015
Feb 13
St. Andrews Church

It will be a family affair at the church's annual Mardi Gras sing-along. Ken Whiteley will be joined onstage by son Ben and brother Chris. It will be an evening of rousing gospel songs and spirituals.

For more information, check out the St. Andrews Church website.


World Cup Cricket: India vs. Pakistan
Feb 14
Hershey Centre

It's appropriate that the cricket match between world class rivals India and Pakistan takes place on Valentine's Day. Take in the battle on the pitch with other fans.

For more information, check out the Hershey Centre website.


In Concert: Denielle Bassels Jazz BAnd
Feb 13
Gate 403

This Toronto singer brings a mix of jazz and blues to the stage.

For more information, check out Denielle Bassels on CBC Music.

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