In a city as diverse as Toronto, there are stories from many different traditions being passed on. Here's more about a festival that explores stories from around the world, and other events to check out this weekend.
Mosaic Storytelling Festival
Last Date: March 23 St. David's Anglican Church, parish hall (opposite Donlands subway station)
The Open Door East End Arts Collective and St. David's Anglican Church celebrate the diversity and creativity of our rich East End neighbourhood - and our world - through five afternoons of storytelling with tellers and tales from all across the globe. The last session features Aubrey Davis, and his bottomless yarns that wonder if god eats bagels or can a button save a town?
For more information, check out the St. David's Anglican Church website.
Toronto Nepali Film Festival
March 21-22 Carlton Cinema/Innis Town Hall
This annual celebration of films from Nepal includes Soongawa, Nepal's submission to this year's Oscars in the foreign language category. The film looks at the romance between two young women in Kathmandu, who must battle societal constraints.
For more information, check out the Toronto Nepali Film Festival website.
2014 Canadian Film Fest
March 20-22 Royal Cinema
By exclusively featuring Canadian films, this festival's goal is to provide filmmakers with valuable showcasing and networking opportunities and to offer the public homegrown productions to view and enjoy.
For more information, check out the 2014 Canadian Film Fest website.
Karaoke Swan Song
March 22 Gladstone Hotel
They say it's like singing in the shower, minus the nudity! And with applause! Sadly, this tradition that's been going on for 15 years (!?) comes to an end this weekend. So go and belt out those power notes in a Whitney tune.
For more information on Karaoke's Swan Song, check out the Gladstone Hotel website.
March 22-25 Balfour Books
It's the Annual Sale at Balfour Books, where the best used books in a Toronto are sold. Art, Literature, Cooking, Children's, all for great prices.
For more information, check out the Balfour Books Facebook page.
2014 Courage Canada Blind Hockey Tournament
March 21-23 Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens
How do the blind play hockey? Find out at the largest ever blind hockey tournament featuring 65 of blind hockey's best.
For more information, check out the Courage Canada website.
India Vs. Pakistan T-20 Cricket World Cup
March 21 (9:30 a.m.) The Office Pub
Need I say more?!
For more information, check out The Office Pub Facebook page.
In Concert: The Big Sound
March 21 Adelaide Hall
The show celebrates the golden soul era of Motown.
For more information, check out The Big Sound Facebook page.