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Fiddle & Skate: In a physical way, pretty much the only active show in town this weekend is Deep Freeze, with art installations including Marc Fornes’ Luna Over Vaulted Willow in Borden Park. But when it’s this cold the best thing to do is keep the blood flowing lest you turn into a cherry Slurpee, and so the Fiddle & Skate option sounds most awesome — skating around to the tune of French-Canadian music at one of three rinks: Spruce Avenue (10240 115 Ave.); Eastwood (11903 86 St.); or Parkdale Cromdale (11335 85 St.). There’s a map and program of all the events at deepfreezefest.ca, where a cute graphic points out the distance to keep between each other is roughly the length of an elk. Skating is on next weekend as well, so thaw your calendars!
Details: Through Feb. 14 at Borden Park and seven community leagues, no charge
Mending & Textiles workshop: Mitchell Chalifoux’s performance Pairs will wrap up in a Zoom workshop with Katelin Karbonik, where they’ll discuss and share the practical and beautiful skills of mending. They suggest how and when to mend, and perform a number of introductory techniques, including darning socks, knitwear and visible mending. Please bring your garments with rips and holes, materials — needle, thread, yarn and scissors — and, of course, questions. Finally, the old underwear debate at your home can be laid to rest!
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The Hand (2004): Like In the Mood for Love, The Hand is set in the hazy Hong Kong of the 1960s — but its characters couldn’t be more different from the earlier film’s restrained, haunted lovers. A hypnotic tale of obsession, repression, and class divisions, The Hand finds Wong Kar Wai continuing to transition from the frenetic, energized style of his earlier films into a register that is lush with romantic grandeur. The World of Wong Kar Wai continues is this new, 4K, extended cut — 56 mins., Cantonese with subtitles.