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Columnists: March 2013 Archives

To The Movies

Matt Galloway spoke with our film critic Karen Gordon. "Blood Pressure" continues its run in Toronto. "Ginger and Rosa" and "Emperor" open today.
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So much to celebrate this long weekend!

Holi in the Beaches
Mar 30
Woodine Beach Park

Welcome spring with the festival of colours. Celebrations took place in India and Nepal on Wednesday, but the festivities continue in Toronto into the weekend. Remember that you will get colour all over -- on your face, clothes and hair! -- so dress appropriately.

For more information, check out this event posting.

Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade
Mar 31
Queen Street (at Munro Park)

The two-hour long parade returns, featuring guide dogs as the grand marshall this year! There will be lots of candy for the kids and coffee for the adults. And don't forget the Easter Bunny closing off the parade in a spectacular finish.

For more information, check out the Toronto Beaches Lions website.

The Dude's Passover: The Big Lebowski
Mar 30
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Walter doesn't roll on Shabbos, but you certainly can. Hundreds of people rang in 2013 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with The Dude's New Year, so they're bringing back The Dude, Donny, Bunny, and the gang, for another night of White Russians, indoor bowling, trivia, and surprises.

For more information, check the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema website.

Sufi Poets Series
Mar 29
Beit Zatoun House

Inspired partly by the Coke Studio Pakistan series, this concert features artists from different traditions interpreting poetry by renowned Sufi poets such as Bulleh Shah. The evening will feature original poetry as well as readings, and jam sessions with musicians.

For more information, check out the Ignite Poets website.

In Concert: Ustad Zakir Hussain and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma
Mar 28
Toronto Centre for the Arts

Two of the most revered figures in Indian music return to the stage. In the five years since their last appearance in Toronto, their reputations have only grown in stature. The virtuosic range of the duo extends from exquisitely refined raags to the spellbinding improvised fireworks.

For more information, check out the Small World Music website.

In Concert: Lemon Bucket Orkestra and friends
Mar 29
Fresh Co. Parking Lot (Queen and Gladstone)

Toronto's only balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super band will lead the audience in a musical parade as part of their folk-the-winter concert. A surprise guest band will greet audiences at the secret concert location.

For more information, check out the Lemon Bucket Orkestra website.



Matt Galloway spoke with our pop culture columnist Jesse Wente.
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