Whether you're into surreal art or portraits, you get a chance to see the process of creation during Art Battle Day. And that's just one things to check out this weekend in the city, May 6-7
May 10 Amber Group Gallery/Project Gallery
More than 250 artists will compete in same-day events in 20 Canadian communities for the chance to advance to the 2014 Art Battle National Championship. In each participating community, local organizers will host a three-round live painting competition featuring 12 local professional and emerging artists. Spectators will vote to determine round winners and ultimately one individual event champion.
For more information, check out the Art Battle website.
Don Valley Art Club Show & Sale
May 7-18 The Papermill Gallery
More than 100 new and unique artworks are featured in this exhibition.
For more information, check out the Don Valley Art Club website.
Toronto Flower Market
May 10 1056 Queen St. West
The Toronto Flower Market made its debut last spring, to the delight of the city's flower lovers. In its inaugural season, the market saw over 4,000 visitors come through, with many visitors returning multiple times throughout the spring and summer. The market returns Saturday in a brand-new location with an extended season.
For more information, check out the Toronto Flower Market website.
May 10 Various locations
Get out your shovels! It's the perfect weekend to get a little dirty in the garden. And to inspire you, there are plant sales going on in horticultural societies across the city.
For more information, check out the Ontario Horticulture Association website.
Heritage Toronto Walks
May 10-11 Gerrard India Bazaar/St. James Town
To celebrate Asian and South Asian Heritage Month, Heritage Toronto has organized walks that explore how immigrants have been Making Toronto Home.
For more information, check out the Heritage Toronto website.
Spring Flowers: Family Nature Walk
May 10 High Park Nature Centre
Discover the earliest spring blooms of High Park. Hike through the woodlands and savannah to meet some fascinating flowers and the animals that visit them. The event is great for all ages, bring the whole family! No pre-registration necessary.
For more information, check out the High Park Nature Centre website.
Kids Fun Day
May 10 Mount Pleasant Village
Lots of great activities for the kids including a Mascots Egg Race and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Contest.
For more information, check out the Mount Pleasant Village website.
Trivia Night: Beverly Hills 90210 Edition
May 9 Gladstone Hotel
Brandon Walsh … Whoops! I mean Jason Priestly has written a memoir. On this occasion, the regular Trivia Night at the Gladstone will host a special Beverly Hills 90210 edition.
For more information, check out the Gladstone Hotel website.
In Concert: Idan Raichel
May 10 Massey Hall
Idan Raichel is an original — a keyboardist, composer and producer who made his name by turning Israeli popular music on its head. A captivating fusion of the traditional and the contemporary, The Idan Raichel Project draws on customs from various cultures, both celebrating and reimagining them. On his latest album, Quarter to Six, Raichel gathered together stellar artists from across the globe, including Portugal's Ana Moura, Mali's Vieux Farka Touré and Germany's Andreas Scholl.
For more information, check out the Massey Hall website.