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CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical Events You Absolutely Need To See This Week: Feb. 28 – Mar. 6

Classical music and opera events for the week of February 28 to March 6
Classical music and opera events for the week of February 28 to March 6
Classical music and opera events for the week of February 28 to March 6

This is a list of amazing concerts we are attending, wishing we could attend, or thinking about attending between February 28 – March 6, 2022. For more details on what’s happening around Toronto, visit our calendar here.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour

📅 Tuesday — March 1, 2022, 7:30 p.m. ET (Repeats March 2-3)
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💸 $51+

From the creators of Space Invaders comes an all-new, live orchestra experience that reimagines and reinvents one of the most cherished video game titles of all time. Whom will the hero of the game be? The TSO, of course. If video game music isn’t your thing, wait till Friday for The Princess Bride. | Details

The National Ballet Of Canada | A Streetcar Named Desire

📅 Wednesday — March 2, 2022, 7:30 p.m. ET (Runs through Mar. 6)
📍 LINK
💸 $42+

“Stella-a-a-a-a-!” If you haven’t seen the ballet production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, it’s a must. This revival production was created in 1983 by John Neumeier, Director and Chief Choreographer of The Hamburg Ballet. Time-tested, we’d argue this is the definitive version. | Details

Music In The Afternoon | Andrew Haji

📅 Thursday — March 3, 2022, 1:30 p.m. ET
📍 LINK
💸 $42+

Opera lovers will know Canadian tenor Andrew Haji as a go-to voice from operatic and concert stages around the globe. With many opera venues yet to re-open, this is an excellent opportunity to see this talent in a more intimate setting. He’ll be singing songs by Franz Liszt, Britten, and Francesco Santoliquido. Pianist Stéphane Mayer accompanies. Note that the Music in the Afternoon series has moved to Grace Church on-the-Hill this season. | Details

Toronto Symphony Orchestra | The Princess Bride

📅 Friday — March 4, 2022, 7:30 p.m. ET (Repeats March 5 matinée + evening)
📍 LINK
💸 $71+

Missing seeing The Princess Bride on the big screen with a live orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall is inconceivable. If you’ve never seen it, or if you were just too darn young to remember it properly, this is the chance to see it exactly as it was meant to be seen — on a big screen, in glorious Technicolor, and with the incredible sounds of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. | Details

Sinfonia Toronto | Chopin & Dvorak

📅 Saturday — March 5, 2022, 8 p.m. ET
📍 LINK
💸 $15+

Pack your bags for a trip through time, as Sinfonia Toronto travels to three very different countries. From Chopin’s Poland to Vania Angelova’s Bulgaria and Dvorak’s American West, hear how composers from far away places found homes in other lands. | Details

Royal Conservatory | Jeremy Denk with Les Violons du Roy

📅 Sunday — March 6, 2022, 3 p.m. ET
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💸 $50+

Anything with pianist Jeremy Denk, let alone Les Violons du Roy, is a Sunday afternoon well spent. You’ll hear Bach and Biber with the Montreal legends, Les Violins de Roy with acclaimed pianist, award-winning virtuoso Jeremy Denk. If the tickets sell out, or you prefer to stay home, catch the livestream for just $20. | Details

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Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Feb. 27-March 5

Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Feb. 27-March 5

Enjoy fine wine and dining in Park City, eat soup to support an art museum and learn how to volunteer at Red Butte Garden.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

March 3-5

Enjoy fine wine and dining in Park City

Enjoy fine drinks and dining at the 18th annual Red, White & Snow event held in Park City that benefits the National Ability Center. The three day celebration features ski days, live and silent auctions, a black tie gala dinner, and wineries and chefs from across the country. Tickets for individual event packages range from $250 to $1,200 and can be bought online at bit.ly/3sgCjrx. Note that some events are already sold out.

March 4

Eat soup to support an art museum

Attend the St. George Art Museum’s annual Soup n’ Bowl fundraiser (47 E. 200 N., St. George) on March 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes a lunch of soup, bread and dessert, with the soup served in bowls created by local potters. Attendees can also meet some of the potters and buy their work. Tickets are $20 and can be bought online at bit.ly/3pcDXZx or at the event, with proceeds generating support for the museum’s permanent collection.

March 5

Learn how to volunteer at Red Butte Garden

Learn about ways to serve the community by attending Red Butte Garden’s volunteer open house on March 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held in the Red Butte Garden Orangerie (300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City), attendees can learn about the many volunteer opportunities available, including garden guides, summer camp and youth programs help, and horticulture and event volunteers. See bit.ly/3BLND1W for more information.

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Colorado Springs area military events starting Feb. 27

Colorado Springs area military events starting Feb. 27

Events might be canceled due to COVID-19.

EVENTS

MARCH 12

Patrick’s Day Parade — Watch parade, breakfast included, to benefit Empty Stocking Fund and Mr. Carmel Veterans Service Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 12, Blondie’s upper deck, 24 N. Tejon St., $30. Registration: tinyurl.com/2p92ywfb.

JUNE 11

The Angel Gala — To benefit Angels of America’s Fallen, 5 p.m., Broadmoor Hall, 15 Lake Circle, $175. Registration: aoafallen.org.

ONGOING

410 Veterans Group Meeting — 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Black Eyed Pea, 887 N. Academy Blvd. All veterans and spouses, all branches and eras welcome; 719-460-6317.

The National Museum of World War II Aviation tours — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, 755 Aviation Way, $11-$17, free for WWII Veterans. Tickets: worldwariiaviation.org.

Pikes Peak Detachment of the Marine Corps League Meeting — 8 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9 a.m., third Saturday, DAV Chapter 26, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd., $10 for breakfast; pikespeakmcl.org.

Women’s Army United, Chapter 75 Meeting — 10:30 a.m. fourth Saturday, Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. All women veterans are invited to attend; Susan, 719-466-3227.

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San Diego’s top weekend events: Feb. 24-27

San Diego's top weekend events: Feb. 24-27

Thursday, Feb. 24

Eighth Annual Crow Show Preview Night: The Crow Show returns to Hillcrest! The exhibit, which runs through March 31, opens with a preview night on Thursday. Thursday’s opening coincides with another anticipated return: Hillcrest First Thursdays event. Preview night is 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit is viewable during studio hours, noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The Studio Door, 3867 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest. Free; thestudiodoor.com/the-crow-show

Brent Morin at American Comedy Co.: If you happened to catch the 2019 Netflix Christmas series, “Merry Happy Whatever,” you already know actor and comedian Brent Morin. On the show, Morin’s character, Matt, attempts to ingratiate himself to his girlfriend’s curmudgeonly father, played by Dennis Quaid. Watch him as he attempts to ingratiate himself to San Diego audiences during his five headlining shows. 8 p.m. tonight , 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday . American Comedy Co., 818 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. Tickets start at $10; americancomedyco.com.

Sam Morril at Comedy Store La Jolla: Stand-up comic Sam Morril brings his dry brand of humor to San Diego for eight headlining shows in La Jolla this weekend. Expect him to riff on current events, relationships and pop culture during his sets. Fun fact: Girlfriend Taylor Tomlinson also appears in San Diego this weekend, for two comedy shows at the Balboa Theatre downtown on Saturday. As of the time of this writing, most Morril shows are sold out, but resale tickets are available. 7 and 9:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday . Comedy Store La Jolla, 916 Pearl St., La Jolla. $25, thecomedystore.com/la-jolla.

Friday, Feb. 25

San Diego Jazz Party: Experience the musical stylings of world-class jazz musicians like Chuck Redd, Dan Barrett, Danny Coots and more at this three-day party. Friday through Sunday . Hilton San Diego/Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Tickets range from $25 to $145 with a $250 Patron Pass also available; sdjp.org.

Steve-O: The Bucket List Tour: Comedian and MTV star Steve-O has had quite a career. Steve-O originally shot to fame on the MTV prank show, “Jackass,” in 2000. Since then, he’s battled substance abuse issues, appeared on multiple reality shows and started performing stand-up. The sober star also appears in the latest “Jackass” incarnation, “Jackass Forever,” a film which premiered in early February of this year. 7 p.m. Friday . Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. $90; sandiegotheatres.org.

Nick Cannon poses for a portrait on the set of "Nick Cannon" at Metropolitan Studios in New York on Sept. 16, 2021.

Talk show host Nick Cannon poses for a portrait on the set of “Nick Cannon” at Metropolitan Studios in New York on Sept. 16, 2021. His nationally syndicated daytime talk show premieres Sept. 27 on Fox Television Stations. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

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Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out restaurant opening: Wild ‘N Out, a restaurant concept developed by the entertainer (and San Diegan!) Nick Cannon, is opening the doors to its new two-story, 3,500-square-foot San Diego location. Serving up a classic American menu, the restaurant will also serve oversized boozy cocktails and will have sports-themed arcade games and will become San Diego’s premiere nightlife destination after dinner service. Expect an appearance by Cannon, plus crew from MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out,” at the opening party, which is invite-only. Reservations available starting Friday . Wild’N Out, 701 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp. Visit wildnoutsportsbarandarcade.com for more information.

Saturday, Feb. 26

Black Ourstory: Brilliance & Resilience: Presented by the San Diego Black LGBTQ+ Coalition, this event is touted as an “anti-black racism & empowerment conference” in honor of Black History Month. The event promises to be a space where the Black LGBTQ+ community can network and find community while promoting the mission of the San Diego Black LGBTQ+ Coalition. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday . San Diego City College – Math & Social Sciences Building, 1313 Park Blvd., downtown. Virtual option also available. Event is free; register at eventbrite.com/e/black-ourstory-brilliance-resilience-tickets-253763853517

Oceanside Museum of Art 25th anniversary celebration: The Oceanside Museum of Art, under the leadership of executive director Maria Mingalone (pictured), is turning 25, and it’s celebrating with a gala under the stars at The Seabird Resort. Guests at the Twilight portion of the evening will enjoy an indulgent dessert display by Chef Roberto Alcocer of Valle restaurant and Chef Kurtis Habecker of Piper restaurant, a light projection show by Joe Wheaton, live music and more. The collaborative dessert display will feature items like Spicy Mayan Chocolate Roulade, Dark, Milk and White Chocolate Barks, Lemon Bars, Coffee Diplomate and Dutch Crunch Profiterole, Citrus Meringue Next and Local Fruit Tarts. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the museum’s education initiatives, community programming and their quest to celebrate arts in the community. The Sunset portion of the evening begins at 5 p.m. (sold out); the Twilight portion begins at Saturday. The Seabird Resort, 101 Mission Ave., Oceanside. $60; visit oma-online.org/gala for more information or to purchase tickets.

Nova SD nightclub opening: The long-shuttered OMNIA San Diego nightclub will reopen this weekend as Nova SD. The new nightclub is owned by Insomniac, a global entertainment and lifestyle brand best known for producing festivals like the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, with Tao Group Hospitality as a minority partner. The club’s opening weekend lineup is packed with sets from global DJs like RL Grime (Friday) and Deadmau5 (Saturday ). In the coming weeks, other EDM heavy-hitters like Tiësto (March 5), Diplo (March 12) and Steve Aoki (March 19) are scheduled to perform. Nova SD is at 454 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp. Entry prices vary. Visit novasd.com for more information.

Taylor Tomlinson at Balboa Theatre: Rising comedian Taylor Tomlinson is dropping by San Diego this weekend on her “Deal With It Tour.”The 28-year-old grew up in Temecula and began performing at age 16. But Tomlinson’s big break came two years ago with her debut comedy special “Quarter-Life Crisis,” which premiered on Netflix in March 2020 — less than two weeks before California’s COVID-19 shutdown. Tomlinson’s 2020 tour promoting “Quarter-Life Crisis,” which included March shows at The Comedy Store La Jolla, was postponed due to the pandemic. However, the comedian stayed busy at home, jumping on TikTok and Instagram to connect with fans and offer levity during the COVID-19 crisis. This pandemic content included the comedy series “New Couple Gets Quarantined” and podcast “This is Important to Me.” Both projects were co-created with fellow comedian Sam Morril, who Tomlinson started dating right before the pandemic. (Morril is also in town this weekend, performing a series of sold-out shows at The Comedy Store La Jolla.)Although “Look At You” is expected to hit Netflix on March 8, San Diegans can get a preview of Tomlinson’s new material this weekend at her two back-to-back shows at Balboa Theatre. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday cq Feb. 26. Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., downtown. Tickets start at $26.25; sandiegotheatres.org/event/2022/02/taylor-tomlinson

Paul Cherry at House of Blues: Chicago-based musician Paul Cherry will bring his soulful, trippy sounds to San Diego during his performance at the House of Blues’ Voodoo Room. Expect him to perform hits like, “Like Yesterday,” “Changing Times” and “Your Letter.” 7 p.m. Saturday . House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave., downtown. $25; houseofblues.com/sandiego.

Sunday, Feb. 27

The Dover Quartet

The Dover Quartet

(Courtesy photo by Roy Cox)

The Dover Quartet and the Escher String Quartet: As part of its Revelle Chamber Music Series, the La Jolla Music Society is presenting what it’s billing as “two of the hottest chamber music groups in America today”: the Dover Quartet and the Escher String Quartet. The Dover Quartet — the Kennedy Center’s quartet-in-residence — has been called “the young American string quartet of the moment,” while the Escher String Quartet is “one of the major string quartets playing today.” On Sunday, the two groups will come together for a rare all-octet concert. 8 p.m. Sunday. Baker-Baum Concert Hall, Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. (858) 459-3728, ljms.org

“Let the Poets Speak: Know Your Worth”: In its ongoing celebration of Black History Month, the San Diego Community College District is hosting an open air poetry event, “Let the Poets Speak: Know Your Worth,” that will also feature live music and food. The event is put on by the Mesa College Black Studies Department, the Committee for Diversity, Action, Inclusion, and Equity, SDSU’s Black Resource Center, and the San Diego Association of Black Psychologists. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday . The Black Resource Center at SDSU, 5723 Lindo Paseo, College Area. Visit sdccd.edu for more information.

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Political and General News Events from Feb 23

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—————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————– WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23 ** TEHRAN – Oman’s foreign minister Sayyed Badr al-Busaidi holds talks in Iran. ** JAKARTA – UK trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan visits Indonesia to discuss trade, investment – 0850 GMT. ** BERLIN – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends weekly German cabinet meeting chaired by Chancellor Olaf Scholz – 1000 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere meets Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo in Brussels – 1000 GMT. ** MADRID – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calviño holds a meeting Indonesian with Finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati – 1000 GMT. ** MADRID – Spain’s Foreign Affairs minister Jose Manuel Albares accompanies King Felipe in a meeting with president of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic – 1200 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere meets with EU President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels – 1300 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock receives Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn – 1600 GMT. ** KYIV – Polish President Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda visit Ukraine, meet President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and hold joint news conference in Kyiv – 1215 GMT. ** PHNOM PENH – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob in Cambodia on an official visit (to Feb. 24).

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KINSHASA/DAKAR/BISSAU – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau. (final day). BERLIN/ PARIS – External Affairs Minister of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will pay a six-day visit to Germany and France. (final day) VENICE, Italy – Venice Carnival 2022 (to Mar. 1). RABAT – Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry, Orna Barbivai, will pay a four-day working visit to Morocco. (final day) DAKAR – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier travels to Senegal – (final day).

PRAGUE – Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne visits Prague (final day).

TAIPEI CITY – Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu speaks virtually at the US think-tank the McCain Institute on the Indo-Pacific. (final day).

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MOSCOW- Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Russia (to Feb. 25).

KYIV – Foreign Ministers Edgars Rinkevics of Latvia, Gabrielius Landsbergis of Lithuania and Eva-Maria Liimets of Estonia will make a joint visit to Ukraine (to Feb. 25).

Amsterdam – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will travel to the Netherlands. BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock welcomes her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss ways to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis. BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith and Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow speak at a business seminar on ‘2020 next economic chapter – 0200 GMT. GENEVA – WTO’s General Council meets in Geneva (to Feb. 24)

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COPENHAGEN – Britain’s Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, visits Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Crown Princess Mary in Copenhagen – 1030 GMT NEW YORK CITY – U.N. General Assembly to hold annual meeting on Ukraine – 1500 GMT NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Security Council to meet on Israel and the Palestinians – 1500 GMT CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will present the 2022 budget in parliament. – 1200 GMT – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, FEB. 24 ** BRUSSELS – Internal market and industry ministers from EU countries meet to discuss regulation on foreign subsidies and the European Chips Act which EU policymakers proposed this month. TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends virtual G7 meeting. BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith gives a keynote speech at a business seminar on Thailand’s economy post Covid-19 – 0100 GMT. BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister speaks at World Bank’s launching its first country private sector diagnostic for Thailand – 0200 GMT.

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ATHENS – Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits Greece

SINGAPORE – Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will make a state visit to Singapore (to Feb. 26). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEB. 25 ** BERLIN – German health minister Karl Lauterbach speaks on COVID situation as infection wave flattens – 0900 GMT. ** BANGKOK – Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob meets counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha during a state visit to Thailand to discuss the pandemic recovery, security, economic ties and regional issues – 1000 GMT. PARIS – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian invites Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for a meeting in Paris on Friday. PARIS – Eurogroup meeting. PARIS – EU Informal meeting of ministers for the economy and finance (to Feb. 26). RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio Carnival 2022. (to Mar. 5). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEB.27 BELARUS – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEB.28 GENEVA – French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian addresses U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva – 1355 GMT. GENEVA – China’s foreign minister Wang Yi addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council by video amid concerns over treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in its XInjiang province. – 1030 GMT

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GENEVA – 49th regular session of the Human Rights Council (to April 1). – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 1 GENEVA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov due to address UN Human Rights Council in Geneva – 1000 GMT. GENEVA – Vladimir Makei, minister for foreign affairs of Belarus, addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva by video message – 1525 GMT

NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras 2022 WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to Congress. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 ** ISLAMABAD – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Pakistan (to Mar. 3).

GENEVA – Germany’s foreign minister Annalena Baerbock addresses UN Human Rights Council – 1000 GMT. GENEVA – Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba addresses U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva by video – 1020 GMT. NICOSIA – Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits Cyprus VIENNA – 26th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial meeting via videoconference. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 3 GLOBAL – International Day for Ear and Hearing. ARLES, France – EU Informal meeting of the General Affairs Council (to March 4) BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. (To Mar. 4) – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, MARCH 5

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MOSCOW – 69th death anniversary of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

KINSHASA, Congo (DRC) – Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde pay an official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (to Mar. 10). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

GLOBAL – International Women’s Day. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 ANKARA – Israeli President Isaac Herzog will pay a visit to Turkey upon the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (To Mar. 10) SOUTH KOREA – South Korea holds Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 10

TIBET – 63rd anniversary of Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fleeing into exile after a failed uprising. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

SENDAI, Japan – 11th anniversary of Sendai earthquake and tsunami. – – – – – – – – –

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13 COLOMBIA – Colombian Senate election. COLOMBIA – Colombian House of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 14 BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on fiscal stance for 2023, banking union – 1400 GMT BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 15 GLOBAL – World Day of Action against Seal Hunting.

DAMASCUS – Syria marks the 11th anniversary of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 HALABJA, Iraq – 34th anniversary of 5,000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack.

DUBLIN, Ireland – St. Patrick’s Festival (to Mar. 20). AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands holds municipal elections. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 17

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ITALY – Anniversary of the unification of Italy – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 EGYPT – 11th anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constitutional reforms. DILI, Timor-Leste – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 21 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 22 GLOBAL – World Water Day. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

GLOBAL – World Meteorological Day. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 GLOBAL – World Tuberculosis Day. BRUSSELS – Brussels hosts summit of European Union leaders (To Mar 25) BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to March 25). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 2 VALLETTA – Pope Francis to visit Malta (to April 3) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 4

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BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on G20, banking union – 1300 GMT LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 5 LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 10 PARIS, France – Presidential election (First round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY APRIL 11 LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 12 LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 24 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Slovenian National Assembly election. PARIS, France – Presidential election (Second round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 25 NEW YORK, United States – Economic and Social Council, Annual Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up including the special high-level meeting of the Council with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD. (To Apr. 28) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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Today in Washington

—————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————– WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23 ** TEHRAN – Oman’s foreign minister Sayyed Badr al-Busaidi holds talks in Iran. ** JAKARTA – UK trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan visits Indonesia to discuss trade, investment – 0850 GMT. ** BERLIN – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends weekly German cabinet meeting chaired by Chancellor Olaf Scholz – 1000 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere meets Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo in Brussels – 1000 GMT. ** MADRID – Spain’s economy minister Nadia Calviño holds a meeting Indonesian Finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati – 1000 GMT. ** MADRID – Spain’s Foreign Affairs minister Jose Manuel Albares accompanies King Felipe in a meeting with president of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic – 1200 GMT. ** BRUSSELS – Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere meets with EU President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels – 1300 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock receives Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn – 1600 GMT. ** KYIV – Polish President Andrzej Duda and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda visit Ukraine, meet President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and hold joint news conference in Kyiv – 1215 GMT.

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KINSHASA/DAKAR/BISSAU – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau. (final day). BERLIN/ PARIS – External Affairs Minister of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will pay a six-day visit to Germany and France. (final day) VENICE, Italy – Venice Carnival 2022 (to Mar. 1). RABAT – Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry, Orna Barbivai, will pay a four-day working visit to Morocco. (final day) DAKAR – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier travels to Senegal – (final day).

PRAGUE – Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne visits Prague (final day).

TAIPEI CITY – Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu speaks virtually at the US think-tank the McCain Institute on the Indo-Pacific. (final day).

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MOSCOW- Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Russia (to Feb. 25).

KYIV – Foreign Ministers Edgars Rinkevics of Latvia, Gabrielius Landsbergis of Lithuania and Eva-Maria Liimets of Estonia will make a joint visit to Ukraine (to Feb. 25).

Amsterdam – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will travel to the Netherlands. BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock welcomes her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss ways to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis. BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith and Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow speak at a business seminar on ‘2020 next economic chapter – 0200 GMT. GENEVA – WTO’s General Council meets in Geneva (to Feb. 24)

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COPENHAGEN – Britain’s Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, visits Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Crown Princess Mary in Copenhagen – 1030 GMT NEW YORK CITY – U.N. General Assembly to hold annual meeting on Ukraine – 1500 GMT NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Security Council to meet on Israel and the Palestinians – 1500 GMT CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will present the 2022 budget in parliament. – 1200 GMT – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, FEB. 24 ** PHNOM PENH – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob in Cambodia on an official visit. ** BRUSSELS – Internal market and industry ministers from EU countries meet to discuss regulation on foreign subsidies and the European Chips Act which EU policymakers proposed this month. TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends virtual G7 meeting. BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith gives a keynote speech at a business seminar on Thailand’s economy post Covid-19 – 0100 GMT. BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister speaks at World Bank’s launching its first country private sector diagnostic for Thailand – 0200 GMT.

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ATHENS – Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits Greece

SINGAPORE – Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will make a state visit to Singapore (to Feb. 26). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEB. 25 ** BERLIN – German health minister Karl Lauterbach speaks on COVID situation as infection wave flattens – 0900 GMT. ** BANGKOK – Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob meets counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha during a state visit to Thailand to discuss the pandemic recovery, security, economic ties and regional issues – 1000 GMT. PARIS – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian invites Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for a meeting in Paris on Friday. PARIS – Eurogroup meeting. PARIS – EU Informal meeting of ministers for the economy and finance (to Feb. 26). RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio Carnival 2022. (to Mar. 5). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEB.27 BELARUS – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEB.28 GENEVA – French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian addresses U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva – 1355 GMT. GENEVA – China’s foreign minister Wang Yi addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council by video amid concerns over treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in its XInjiang province. – 1030 GMT

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GENEVA – 49th regular session of the Human Rights Council (to April 1). – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 1 GENEVA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov due to address UN Human Rights Council in Geneva – 1000 GMT. GENEVA – Vladimir Makei, minister for foreign affairs of Belarus, addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva by video message – 1525 GMT

NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras 2022 WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to Congress. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 ** ISLAMABAD – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit Pakistan (to Mar. 3).

** TEHRAN – Omani Foreign Minister Badr bin Hamad Albusaidi will travel to Tehran

** PHNOM PENH – Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob visits Cambodia (to Mar. 3). GENEVA – Germany’s foreign minister Annalena Baerbock addresses UN Human Rights Council – 1000 GMT. GENEVA – Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba addresses U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva by video – 1020 GMT. NICOSIA – Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits Cyprus VIENNA – 26th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial meeting via videoconference. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 3 GLOBAL – International Day for Ear and Hearing. ARLES, France – EU Informal meeting of the General Affairs Council (to March 4) BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. (To Mar. 4) – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, MARCH 5

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MOSCOW – 69th death anniversary of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

KINSHASA, Congo (DRC) – Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde pay an official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (to Mar. 10). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

GLOBAL – International Women’s Day. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 ANKARA – Israeli President Isaac Herzog will pay a visit to Turkey upon the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (To Mar. 10) SOUTH KOREA – South Korea holds Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 10

TIBET – 63rd anniversary of Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fleeing into exile after a failed uprising. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

SENDAI, Japan – 11th anniversary of Sendai earthquake and tsunami. – – – – – – – – –

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13 COLOMBIA – Colombian Senate election. COLOMBIA – Colombian House of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 14 BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on fiscal stance for 2023, banking union – 1400 GMT BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 15 GLOBAL – World Day of Action against Seal Hunting.

DAMASCUS – Syria marks the 11th anniversary of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 HALABJA, Iraq – 34th anniversary of 5,000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack.

DUBLIN, Ireland – St. Patrick’s Festival (to Mar. 20). AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands holds municipal elections. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 17

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ITALY – Anniversary of the unification of Italy – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 EGYPT – 11th anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constitutional reforms. DILI, Timor-Leste – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 21 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 22 GLOBAL – World Water Day. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

GLOBAL – World Meteorological Day. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 GLOBAL – World Tuberculosis Day. BRUSSELS – Brussels hosts summit of European Union leaders (To Mar 25) BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to March 25). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 2 VALLETTA – Pope Francis to visit Malta (to April 3) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 4

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BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on G20, banking union – 1300 GMT LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 5 LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 10 PARIS, France – Presidential election (First round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY APRIL 11 LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 12 LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 24 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Slovenian National Assembly election. PARIS, France – Presidential election (Second round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 25 NEW YORK, United States – Economic and Social Council, Annual Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up including the special high-level meeting of the Council with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD. (To Apr. 28) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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12 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee: Feb. 22-27

12 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee: Feb. 22-27

Tuesday, Feb. 22

Third Space Brewing (1505 W. St. Paul Ave.) is releasing Double Dip, a dip-hopped double IPA. The brewery describes it as being loaded with notes of citrus, stone fruit and pine. Sounds good to me. The beer is extremely limited, so get there at 4 p.m. to ensure you get some.

Amorphic Beer (3700 N. Fratney St.) celebrates Twosday (2/22/22) by being open from 4 to 10 p.m. and knocking $2 off of full pours.

Learn what makes Central Waters Brewing tick at Behind the Beer, hosted by Ray’s Growler Gallery (8930 W. North Ave.). Cost is $25 and the event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Central Waters founder Anello Mollica will be there with Central Waters Milwaukee head brewer Brendan Williamson. There will be a few new cans of Central Waters brews and taps like Black Gold barrel-aged imperial Stout.


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Wednesday, Feb. 23

Central Waters is sticking around at Ray’s Growler Gallery. A tap takeover includes a few highlights like Liquid Skies NEIPA and Ray’s Oak barrel-aged stout.

Thursday, Feb. 24

Lakefront Brewery is having a release party for Brandy Barrel-Aged Apricot Blonde Barleywine at Burnhearts (2599 S. Logan Ave.) starting at 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 25

Supermoon Beer Company (3145 S. Howell Ave.) will have its taproom open over the weekend for the release of Punchbowl Melange, a blended farmhouse ale aged in French oak with raspberries and tart cherries. Preorder is available now. Pickup hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The weekly bottle release at 1840 Brewing Co. (342 E. Ward. St.) is Couple, Tree, Four West Coast Triple IPA. Presale is Friday at 9 a.m. but it will be on tap Wednesday at 4 p.m. Bottle pickup starts at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Restaurant To Be Named Later (1 Brewers Way) is hosting a beer dinner with Atwater Brewery. The four-course dinner starts at 6 p.m. and costs $75.

It’s a busy week for Third Space. On Friday, they’re releasing El Dorado Fun Times, a juicy double IPA made with El Dorado hops.

Saturday, Feb. 26

YogaSix Milwaukee hosts Bend and Brew at Indeed Brewing (530 S. 2nd St.) from 10 to 11 a.m. The event is free and you get $1 off of your first beverage after the workout.

Sunday, Feb. 27

Wückfinter returns to the parking lot at Ray’s Wine & Spirits from noon to 6 p.m. Sure the winter  event includes food and music, but the beer list is why you need to be there. Nearly 30 brews from Three Floyds and WarPigs will be available, including a few barrel-aged rarities.

Learn how to make needle felted landscapes and enjoy beer while you’re doing it. Gathering Place Brewing Company (811 E. Vienna St.) hosts the Crafts & Drafts workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes a free beer.






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—————————————————————– This diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events —————————————————————– TUESDAY, FEB. 22 ** NICOSIA – European Commission Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas visits Cyprus (final day). ** KINSHASA/DAKAR/BISSAU – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau. (to Feb. 23). ** WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will visit the United States.

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** Paris – Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum 2022

** BRUSSELS – The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will meet with Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

** DOHA – Iranian President H E Ebrahim Raisi arrives in Doha, Qatar on an official visit ** VILNIUS – German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht visits German troops in Lithuania, meets Lithuanian counterpart. ** BEIJING – China’s Finance Minister Liu Kun holds a news conference on fiscal reforms and policy issues in 2022 – 0200 GMT. ** BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith holds a briefing on economic matters after a cabinet meeting – 0800 GMT. ** MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets his Turkmen counterpart Rasit Meredow in Moscow – 0930 GMT. ** BERLIN – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin speak to reporters in Berlin – 1045 GMT. ** DAKAR – Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan meets Senegal’s President Macky Sall. ** KYIV – Estonian President Alar Karis visits Ukraine, meets President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and holds joint news briefing in Kyiv – 0950 GMT. BERLIN/ PARIS – External Affairs Minister of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will pay a six-day visit to Germany and France. (To Feb. 23) PRAGUE/ VIENNA/ WARSAW – Deputy Foreign Minister of Malaysia Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar will undertake working visits to the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland. (To Feb. 21) VENICE, Italy – Venice Carnival 2022 (to Mar. 1). RABAT – Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry, Orna Barbivai, will pay a four-day working visit to Morocco. (To Feb. 23) DAKAR – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier travels to Senegal – (To Feb. 23).

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MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Azerbaijan counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Kremlin

STOCKHOLM – Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store hold a joint news conference in Stockholm after they discuss border issues, the security policy situation in the immediate area and co-operation in areas such as green industry. – 1215 GMT

PRAGUE – Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne visits Prague (to Feb. 23).

TAIPEI CITY – Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu speaks virtually at the US think-tank the McCain Institute on the Indo-Pacific. (to Feb. 23).

NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Security Council to meet on Central African Republic – 1500 GMT BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23 ** MOSCOW- Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan visits Russia (to Feb. 25).

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** KYIV – Foreign Ministers Edgars Rinkevics of Latvia, Gabrielius Landsbergis of Lithuania and Eva-Maria Liimets of Estonia will make a joint visit to Ukraine (to Feb. 25).

** Amsterdam – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will travel to the Netherlands. ** BERLIN – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock welcomes her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss ways to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis. ** BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith and Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow speak at a business seminar on ‘2020 next economic chapter – 0200 GMT. GENEVA – WTO’s General Council meets in Geneva (to Feb. 24)

COPENHAGEN – Britain’s Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, visits Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II and Crown Princess Mary in Copenhagen – 1030 GMT NEW YORK CITY – U.N. General Assembly to hold annual meeting on Ukraine – 1500 GMT NEW YORK CITY – U.N. Security Council to meet on Israel and the Palestinians – 1500 GMT CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will present the 2022 budget in parliament. – 1200 GMT – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, FEB. 24

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** TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends virtual G7 meeting. ** GENEVA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hold talks in Geneva to discuss tensions over Ukraine. ** BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith gives a keynote speech at a business seminar on Thailand’s economy post Covid-19 – 0100 GMT. ** BANGKOK – Thailand Finance Minister speaks at World Bank’s launching its first country private sector diagnostic for Thailand – 0200 GMT.

** ATHENS – Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits Greece

** SINGAPORE – Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will make a state visit to Singapore (to Feb. 26). – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, FEB. 25 ** PARIS – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian invites Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for a meeting in Paris on Friday. PARIS – Eurogroup meeting. PARIS – EU Informal meeting of ministers for the economy and finance (to Feb. 26). RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio Carnival 2022. (to Mar. 5). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, FEB.27 BELARUS – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, FEB.28 ** GENEVA – French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian addresses U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva – 1355 GMT. GENEVA – China’s foreign minister Wang Yi addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council by video amid concerns over treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in its XInjiang province. – 1030 GMT

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GENEVA – 49th regular session of the Human Rights Council (to April 1). – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 1 ** GENEVA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov due to address UN Human Rights Council in Geneva – 1000 GMT. GENEVA – Vladimir Makei, minister for foreign affairs of Belarus, addresses the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva by video message – 1525 GMT

NEW ORLEANS – Mardi Gras 2022 WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address to Congress. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 ** GENEVA – Germany’s foreign minister Annalena Baerbock addresses UN Human Rights Council – 1000 GMT. ** GENEVA – Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba addresses U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva by video – 1020 GMT. ** ATHENS – Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits Cyprus VIENNA – 26th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial meeting via videoconference. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 3 GLOBAL – International Day for Ear and Hearing. ARLES, France – EU Informal meeting of the General Affairs Council (to March 4) BRUSSELS – EU Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting. (To Mar. 4) – – – – – – – – – SATURDAY, MARCH 5

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MOSCOW – 69th death anniversary of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

KINSHASA, Congo (DRC) – Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde pay an official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (to Mar. 10). – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

GLOBAL – International Women’s Day. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 ANKARA – Israeli President Isaac Herzog will pay a visit to Turkey upon the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (To Mar. 10) SOUTH KOREA – South Korea holds Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 10

TIBET – 63rd anniversary of Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, fleeing into exile after a failed uprising. – – – – – – – – –

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

SENDAI, Japan – 11th anniversary of Sendai earthquake and tsunami. – – – – – – – – –

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SUNDAY, MARCH 13 COLOMBIA – Colombian Senate election. COLOMBIA – Colombian House of Representatives election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 14 BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on fiscal stance for 2023, banking union – 1400 GMT BRUSSELS – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 15 GLOBAL – World Day of Action against Seal Hunting.

DAMASCUS – Syria marks the 11th anniversary of an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. BRUSSELS – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 HALABJA, Iraq – 34th anniversary of 5,000 civilian Kurds being killed in Iraqi chemical weapons attack.

DUBLIN, Ireland – St. Patrick’s Festival (to Mar. 20). AMSTERDAM – The Netherlands holds municipal elections. – – – – – – – – – THURSDAY, MARCH 17

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ITALY – Anniversary of the unification of Italy – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY, MARCH 19 EGYPT – 11th anniversary of Egyptian referendum on constitutional reforms. DILI, Timor-Leste – Presidential election. – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, MARCH 21 BRUSSELS – EU Foreign Affairs Council (Defence) meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, MARCH 22 GLOBAL – World Water Day. BRUSSELS – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

GLOBAL – World Meteorological Day. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 GLOBAL – World Tuberculosis Day. BRUSSELS – Brussels hosts summit of European Union leaders (To Mar 25) BRUSSELS – European Council meeting (to March 25). – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 2 VALLETTA – Pope Francis to visit Malta (to April 3) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 4

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BRUSSELS – Euro zone finance ministers meet on G20, banking union – 1300 GMT LUXEMBOURG – Eurogroup meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 5 LUXEMBOURG – EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 10 PARIS, France – Presidential election (First round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY APRIL 11 LUXEMBOURG – EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – TUESDAY, APRIL 12 LUXEMBOURG – EU General Affairs Council meeting. – – – – – – – – – SUNDAY, APRIL 24 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Slovenian National Assembly election. PARIS, France – Presidential election (Second round) – – – – – – – – – MONDAY, APRIL 25 NEW YORK, United States – Economic and Social Council, Annual Economic and Social Council forum on financing for development follow-up including the special high-level meeting of the Council with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD. (To Apr. 28) – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – NOTE: The inclusion of diary items does not necessarily mean that Reuters will file a story based on the event.

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CRITIC’S PICKS | Classical Events You Absolutely Need To See This Week: Feb. 21 – 27

CRITIC'S PICKS | Classical Events You Absolutely Need To See This Week: Feb. 21 – 27
Classical music and opera events in Toronto for the week of February 21 to 27.

This is a list of amazing concerts we are attending, wishing we could attend, or thinking about attending between February 21 –  27, 2022. For more details on what’s happening around Toronto, visit our calendar here.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

📅  Tuesday — February 22, 2022, 8 pm ET (Repeats Feb. 23)
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If you’re a sucker for a good show tune, the TSO’s Pops series should be on your radar this week. Why? Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the Orchestra alongside two Broadway veterans Emily Padgett and Josh Young. You’ll hear classics from The Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma!, and South Pacific. | Details

Royal Conservatory | Víkingur Ólafsson

📅  Thursday — February 24, 2022, 8 pm ET
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Piano lovers should be lining up for this. Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson will be performing works from his latest Mozart-heavy CD at Koerner Hall. Ólafsson just might be the most exciting thing to come out of Iceland since Björk, and to hear him at the acoustically pristine Koerner Hall is a treasure. | Details

Royal Conservatory | Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà: Elle – 25th Anniversary Concert

📅  Friday — February 25, 2022, 8 pm ET
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It’s hard to believe Angèle Dubeau’s La Pietà ensemble is 25 this year. This Friday, they will be in town to celebrate with a collection of classical music by mostly living composers such as Ludovico Einaudi, Olafur Arnalds, Max Richter, and more. Who should go? Besides fans of Dubeau, this is an excellent concert to bring a teenager too — especially one who’s never been to a concert like this. | Details

Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Beethoven’s 4th

📅  Saturday — February 26, 2022, 8 pm ET (Repeats Feb. 27)
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For those looking for a more varied, slightly unusual program, this is your jam. You’ll hear celebrated Chinese-American conductor, Xian Zhang lead Principal Flute Kelly Zimba Luki in Carl Nielsen’s rarely heard Flute Concerto. The concert also features Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s haunting Primal Message for string orchestra. The show closes with Beethoven’s fourth. | Details

Elixir Baroque Ensemble | 2022 Elixir Mixer

📅  Sunday — February 27, 2022, 5 pm ET
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For those looking for a vibrato-free vibe and a cold elixir in hand, we recommend checking out the Elixir Baroque Ensemble this Sunday. This unique group was started over a decade ago by harpsichordist Sara-Anne Churchill. It grew into a duet, a trio, and a full chamber ensemble. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 4 pm. Capacities may be limited, so please arrive early. | Details

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The Stroller, Feb. 21, 2022: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

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The Stroller is compiling a list of fish fries taking place Ash Wednesday and/or Fridays during Lent. To your non-profit’s fish fry listed in the paper and online, send complete information in writing to Carol Pinto-Smith, Valley News Dispatch, 210 Wood St., Tarentum, PA 15084 or email cpinto-smith@triblive.com.


Goodwill offers free programs for young people

YouthWorks, a program of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, offers free assistance to young people age 18 to 24 who need help finding a job, enrolling in a community college or university or are looking to make a career change.

Programs available include:

• Retail Training: for young people who are looking to begin a career in retail but need work experience. This is a 12-week program that pays $10.50 to $10.75 per hour while working in a Goodwill store. Participants who complete the program are guaranteed a job in a Goodwill store in their community.

• LifeLaunch: Ignite: targets young adults who are or have been justice involved and want to work toward a career based on their interests and skills. The program includes an initial assessment and evaluation, job training, support with job search and transportation.

• IMPACT Job Search: for young adults who are considering college or starting a job search.

For details, visit goodwillswpa.org/youth-services or call 412-632-1742.


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Apollo

Wednesday: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Details: 724-478-4831.

Saturday: Apollo Masons will host a Vitalant community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lodge first floor meeting room, 219 First St. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Appointments: visit donateblood.centralbloodbank.org and enter group code C2210064 or call Ron at 724-478-4824 or Keith at 724-396-0539.

Tuesday: Kiski Watershed Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the St. Vincent DePaul store in Apollo Plaza. There will be updates on the Leechburg canoe and kayak access sites and other projects. New members welcome.

March 17: St. James Parish is selling tickets for a Luck of the Irish scratch-off lottery ticket raffle. Winner will receive one roll of $5, $10 and $20 Pa. Lottery scratch off tickets. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. March 17 Pa. Daily Pick 3 number. Cost: $10, includes two numbers. Tickets: Linda, 724-882-8776 or after weekend Masses in the church vestibule and the church office, 109 Owens View Ave.

Arnold 

Friday: St. Vladimir Church, 1610 Kenneth Ave., is accepting orders for its weekly pierogi sale. Varieties: potato or sauerkraut. Pickup: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays at the church social hall. Face masks required. Cost: $11 per dozen; 6 for $6. Orders: 724-339-9257, 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Brackenridge

Wednesday: Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Ave. The group offers help and hope for families and friends of alcoholics.

Buffalo Township

March 3: Zion United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. in the church Family Life Center, 438 Bear Creek Road. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit donateblood.centralbloodbank.org and click on the Schedule Now or New Donor buttons. Search for group code C664.

Freeport

Wednesday: St. Mary Mother of God Church, 608 High St., will host a Vitalant community blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. in the church hall. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit donateblood.centralbloodbank.org and use group code G0040286.

Wednesday: The Thrift Store Clothing Ministry at Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Cash only. Donations of clothing, winter coats, shoes, bedding and purses welcome. Donations must be laundered and free from pet hair. Details: 724-295-3095.

Harrison

Tuesday: The 50 Book Challenge group at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet at 6 p.m. in the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Share your reads, swap book recommendations and socialize with fellow readers. No reservations required. New members welcome.

Wednesday: The Agape Thrift Shop at Grace United Methodist Church, 1333 Freeport Road, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Masks required. Clean spring and summer clothing in all sizes is needed. Bring donations on Wednesday or leave them on the front porch. Do not place donations in the blue bins behind the church.

Wednesday: The Kitchen Sink Book Club at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The selection will be, “Delicious! A Novel,” by Ruth Reichl. Online participation available. Details: AlleghenyValleyLibrary.org.

Wednesday: Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank will be open to anyone in need from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Pull into the center parking lot and food will be placed into your vehicle. Those who are not yet registered should come from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Saturday : Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a free program, “Discover Medicare,” at 10 a.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Reservations required. Reservations: 800-800-1999 or 412-512-0106.

March 3: A computer literacy class, “Privacy in the Digital Age,” will be offered at 6 p.m. at Community Library of Allegheny Valley, 1522 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights. Online attendance available. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-3491 or visit the calendar section at alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.

Leechburg

Today: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Today: The Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society, 118 First St., is closed for winter. To arrange a private tour, email lamahs@windstream.net or call 724-845-8914 and leave a message.

Wednesday: Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St., offers a free Senior Stretch chair class at 10:30 a.m. Details: 724-236-0080.

Wednesday: The Open Teen Forum will be at 4:40 p.m. at Leechburg Public Library, 139 Market St. Details: 724-236-0080.

March 8: A Vitalant community blood drive will be from 2 to 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, 251 Main St. Appointments recommended. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate Blood button at Vitalant.org and use group code G0110175.

March 17: Leechburg Public Library is conducting a raffle to win one roll of $20 and one roll of $10 Pa. scratch off lottery tickets. Cost: $5, includes two numbers. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. March 17 Pa. Pick 3 drawing. Tickets: stop in at the library, 139 Market St.

May 7: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is accepting vendor applications for an outdoor craft show. Cost: $25 for a 12 x 12-foot space. No electricity available. Bring your own table, chairs and tent. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090.

Lower Burrell

Today: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. at the post, 1901 Wildlife Lodge Road. New members encouraged to attend.

Tuesday : Bethel Nursery School, 159 Alder St., will begin to accept enrollment applications for new pupils. There will be no open house. Registration forms will be emailed. Details: 724-339-2764 and leave a message with your email address.

New Kensington

Today: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Summer clothing donations accepted during open hours only.

Saturday : St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 150 Elmtree Road, is taking orders for a frozen pierogi and stuffed cabbage roll sale. Pick-up will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 26 in the church social hall. Pierogi varieties: cottage cheese with or without sugar, sauerkraut and potato with cheese. Advance orders appreciated. Cost: pierogi, $10 per dozen; stuffed cabbage, 2 for $6, 4 for $12 or six for $18. Orders: Valerie, 724-226-0942 or saintjohnnewken@gmail.com.

North Apollo

March 12: A Luck O’ the Irish bingo will be from 7 to 10 p.m. at North Apollo Volunteer Fire Department, 311 16th St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $30, includes games, supplies, food and drinks. There will be a $1,000 cover-all game, instant tickets and a DJ. Reserved seats available for groups of eight or more. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets: 724-596-7293.

O’Hara

Thursday : A Vitalant community blood drive will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the large group instructional room at Fox Chapel Area High School, 611 Field Club Road. Appointments recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit the Donate Blood button at Vitalant.org and use group code HS010025.

Oklahoma

March 12: A comedy night to benefit Apollo Kiski Little League will be at 7 p.m. at Oklahoma School House Hall, 171 Thorn St. Shaun Blackham will be the featured performer. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6. Must be 21 to attend. ID required. BYOB There will be raffles, strip tickets and a silent auction. Cost: $30. Tickets: Stephanie, 724-388-4320 or Jen, 724-448-3691.

Plum

Fridays: Plum Community Center will offer free instruction about technology devices from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays March 4 through 25 and April 1 by appointment at the center, 499 Center New Texas Road. Appointments: 412-795-2330.

March 10: Allegheny County Health Department will have a vaccination clinic from noon to 2 p.m. at Plum Community Center, 499 Center New Texas Road. Vaccines available will include first, second and booster doses of Moderna, Pfizer and J& J covid-19, influenza and pediatric vaccines. Appointments required. Appointments: Samantha, 412-795-2330.

Springdale

Today: The Knotty Knitters group at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. Bring your unfinished knitting or crocheting project. All skill levels welcome. Reservations and masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Tuesday: The Tuesday Night Book Club at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. The selection will be, “Hidden Figures,” by Margot Lee Shetterly. Reservations and masks required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

March 2: A Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss story time be at 6 p.m. at Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St. Children of all ages welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.

Tarentum

Wednesday: The Elks will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: elks644.org/elks-kitchen-1. Orders: 724-226-1644 by 8:15 p.m.

Vandergrift 

Tuesday: The YoYos Needles Art group at Vandergrift Public Library will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the library reading room, 128C. Washington Ave. All skill levels welcome. No reservations required. Details: 724-568-2212.

Tuesday: Vandergrift Public Library will host a Board Game Night for students who are in at least fourth grade from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library. 128C Washington Ave. Play one of the library’s games or bring your own. Snacks will be served. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

Through Feb. 28: Vandergrift Public Library will have a book sale during operating hours. Fill a grocery store bag provided by the library for $3. DVDs, audio books, CDs and puzzles must be purchased separately. Hours: 1 to 8 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds benefit the library.

March 1: A free Dr. Seuss’ Birthday party for children age 2 to 10 will be at 6 p.m. at Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-568-2212.

March 12: A drag queen bingo to benefit Kiski 9U Travel Baseball Team will be at 6 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 141 Sumner Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $30 in advance. Tickets: Danelle, 724-882-7972.

March 18: Vandergrift Public Library is raffling a quilt made and donated by library patron Jane Strohm to benefit the library. Cost: $1 each or $5 for an arm’s length. The drawing will be March 18. Tickets: stop in at the library, 128C Washington Ave.

Washington Township

March 27: Space applications are being accepted for an auto parts swap meet set for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., Route 66. Cost: outside 12 x 24-foot space, $25; outside 12 x 48-foot space, $45. Vendor set up will begin at 11 p.m. March 26. First come, first served. Items will include parts and accessories from anything automotive, classic, high performance, trucks, cars, motorcycles or boats. Food and beverages will be sold inside. Rain or shine. Details: 724-727-3079.

West Deer

March 26: Donations and sponsorships are being accepted by Change For Cancer for a spaghetti dinner planned from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at West Deer American Legion to benefit cancer patient Pete LaCava. Items needed include pasta, spaghetti sauce, bread, rolls, large bags of lettuce, desserts, sugar, bottled water, canned pop, lemonade mix, paper products and gift cards and gift baskets for an auction. Details: 724-994-7646 or changeforcancer@comcast.net.