What's on this weekend in Toronto
Chinese culture, cherry blossoms and more spring in the city
Spring splendour is unfurling in the city in many different ways. Music, nature and lots of art are some of the ways to enjoy all its glory on April 12-13.
Noon Hour Concerts (Spring)
Fridays until May 30 St. Andrew's Church
The performers include an invigorating mix of graduate students, young professionals and career musicians. Many recitals will feature the church's rare and wonderful Bosendorfer Imperial Piano. This piano, acquired by St. Andrew's in 2011, was the last piano played by Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson in a public performance.
For more information, check out the St. Andrew's Church website.
Family Nature Walk
April 12 High Park Nature Centre
After such an intense winter join us as we search for signs of spring. Listen for the birds returning, look for waking bugs and investigate promising leaf buds. Event is great for all ages: bring the whole family! No preregistration necessary.
For more information, check out the High Park Nature Centre website.
Seed Starting, Growing & Saving for Beginners
April 12 Annette Branch, Toronto Public Library
A free workshop, garden fair and spring seed exchange. Bring your seeds to share or borrow some from the Toronto Seed Library.
For more information, check out the Toronto Seed Library website.
Chinese Cultural Heritage Weekend
April 12-13 Royal Ontario Museum
Enjoy a Chinese cultural celebration with live music and dance performances, shopping, dining and more. Activities include interactive workshops aimed to bring China's rich history to life and kids crafts ranging from making your own Chinese lantern or folding fan.
For more information, check out the ROM website.
April 7-12 April Theatre Passe Muraille
Paprika is youth-led performing arts festival celebrating young artists as they create original performances under the guidance of professional mentors. Performances include original plays, collective creations and dance performances. There are also free staged readings of new scripts by playwrights in residence.
For more information, check out the Paprika Festival website.
Toronto Art Expo
April 10-13 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
With thousands of works to choose from, the Expo is the art fair for all budgets, from the first-time buyer to the seasoned investment collector, both personal and corporate, featuring rare pieces from international art styles and traditions representing leading world trends in contemporary art.
For more information, check out the Toronto Art Expo website.
April 12 The Burroughes
Perhaps you had an awesome prom and want to relive it. Or maybe you had an awful experience and would like a do-over. Either way, check out this event featuring a 10-piece Motown band The Intentions, playing music rocking from the 50s right through the 90s. There will be a photo booth to capture the magical moments and a prize for best dressed prom queen or king.
For more information, check out the Relive Prom! website.