Super Family by Christian Jackson

Radar: February 16th, 2009

Top Toronto event picks for MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2009:

COMMUNITY | 2nd Annual Family Day Festival in the Beach
Celebrate Family Day with some llama-petting, magic shows, ice skating, and a hot chocolate or two. Kinda like Neverland Ranch, but colder and without creepy, washed-up '80s pop stars.
The Beach. (416) 693-2242.
11-4pm / FREE / website

COMEDY | Do the Fu Manchu
Comedy night in Kensington with Ian Gordon, Jet Fighter Pilots, Nathan MacIntosh, Dave Merheje, and more. Stephanie Tolev hosts. Fu Manchu/biker moustache optional.
Augusta House. 152 Augusta Avenue. (416) 977-8881.
830pm / $5

DANCE | Family Day at the National Ballet of Canada
Free performances and dance workshops for the entire family. Live your childhood dream of becoming a famous dancer, or just sit back and laugh at your Uncle Barry as he attempts a graceful battement fondu.
The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada, 470 Queens Quay W.
1030-430pm / FREE / website

FILM | Green Screens: The Great Resistance
Denys Desjardins' 2007 documentary follows a self-sustaining farm family in Quebec's Abitibi region, who take a stand against mining and forestry companies in the area. Down. With. The. Man.
NFB. 150 John Street, (416) 973-2187.
7pm / FREE / website

THEATRE | The Forbidden Phoenix
Musical theatre, martial arts, acrobatics, and F-U-N are employed in this tale of Chinese immigration during the railroad years. Tickets normally run for $15-20, but today's performance? PWYC. Runs to March 11.
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. 165 Front E, (416) 862-2222.
2pm / PWYC / website

OTHER | Family Day at Scrabble in the City
Play everyone's favourite board game at Scrabble in the City's Family Day get-together. Word-themed prizes for people who bring siblings, parents, and their kids to share in the word-building fun. Games start at 4pm, and go straight until your bedtime.
Kilgour's Bar Meets Grill. 509 Bloor St. W, (416) 923-7680.
4pm / FREE / website

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