Below is a list of events taking place in Toronto and around the GTA (Mar. 8-10, 2013)
For families: To kick off March Break the Royal Ontario Museum is offering a Passport to the World. Get hands-on with fossils, write your name in ancient hieroglyphs, touch a real rock from outer space and help build a LEGO Maya pyramid. 100 Queens Park, March 9-17. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Included with price of admission. http://www.rom.on.ca
For visitors: If you’re a sports fan Toronto is a great place to be this weekend. The Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Marlies and Toronto FC are all in town for home games. Or view hockey’s first 3D film, Stanley’s Game Seven at the Hockey Hall of Fame. 30 Yonge St. March 9-17. $17.50 general admission, $11 Youth (4-13), $13 Seniors (65yrs+), Children three under: free. www.HHOF.com.
For singles: Looking for someone with a sense of humour? Why not head down to the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. The festival will run for 11 nights starting March 7 with more than 40 comedy troupes performing in more than 20 shows at several different venues. For festival lineup, tickets and show times go to http://www.torontosketchfest.com/.
For charity: Be a party animal for a good cause at ‘A Cause for PAWS’, an evening of food, drink and a variety of entertainment at the Arts Market for the PAWS animal shelter. Bid at the silent auction, listen to live music and enjoy homemade sweet and savoury finger foods while helping to raise money for your furry friends. 1114 Queen St. E., Saturday, 7:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. $20. http://www.artsmarket.ca.
For kicks: Get your geek on as Toronto ComiCon comes to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Sci-fi fans take note, the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be signing autographs and meeting fans. 255 Front St. W. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $25, Saturday. $20, Sunday. $39, two-day pass. $10, child pass. http://www.comicontoronto.com.