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What's On with Aparita Bhandari: April 2013 Archives

Celebrating Toronto history and more

Bicentennial Celebration: Battle of York
Apr 27 to Apr 28
Various Locations

Official ceremonies organized by the City of Toronto to commemorate the 200 anniversary celebrations include an Sunrise Ceremony, a walking tour, military parade, a grand concert and a symbolic return of books.

For more information, check out the City of Toronto website.

Being Sir John A.
Apr 23 to Apr 28
Red Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen Street East)

This one-man show is presented by Salon Theatre, which is gearing up to the 2015 Bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth by promoting events in the arts, education, tourism and other sectors and wants to create an ongoing celebration befitting Canada's greatest statesman.

For more information, check out the Red Sandcastle Theatre website.

The War of 1812
Apr 17 to May 18
Young Centre for the Performing Arts

When America declares war on Britain and her empire, a Native confederation led by the Shawnee chief Tecumseh defends its own territory by joining in the defence of Canada. After three years of bloodshed on land and lake, the Yankees have burned York, the Yorkees have burned Washington, and everyone has burned the Natives. This look at Canadian history through the eyes of its Aboriginal people presents the first chapter in Michael Hollingsworth's 21-part play.

For more information, check out the Young Centre for Performing Arts website.

Trees Across Toronto
Apr 27
Millken Park and Windfields Park

Trees Across Toronto is the city's native tree and shrub planting program that responds directly to the tree canopy goal and is a major step forward in reclaiming some of our underdeveloped and "un-treed" lands. It is Toronto's signature tree planting event that takes place each year on the last Saturday in April.

For more information, check out the City of Toronto website.

Spring Art Show and Sale
Apr 24 to May 5
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the art club, and meet some of the artists at the reception on Sunday evening.

For more information, check out the Don Valley Art Club website.

Play the Walk
Apr 25 to Apr 28
Starting Point: Gladstone Hotel

Part of Gladstone Hotel's Grow Op exhibition, this exercise will take you on a path of self-discovery along the West Queen West Triangle. Instructions include a seed bomb and maybe some planking.

For more information, check out the Play the Walk Tumblr page.

carried away on the crest of a wave
Apr 16 to May 26
Tarragon Theatre

A singular, cataclysmic event -- the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami -- illustrates the interconnectedness of all things. From an escort in Thailand to a Catholic priest in India to a housewife in Utah, this play asks, "what happens when the events that tie us together are the same that tear us apart?"

For more information, check out the Tarragon Theatre website.

Chaara Table Tennis Fundraiser
Apr 28
Spin Toronto

Support Chaara's mandate to support the most needy charities and have fun while doing it.

For more information, check out the Chaara Table Tennis Fundraiser.

In Concert: Jorge Maza Group
Apr 28 (1 PM)
Lula Lounge

The group is sure to have you dancing up a storm!

For more information, check out the Lula Lounge website.


This Weekend: Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Mudder Weekend
Apr 20 to Apr 21
Evergreen Brick Works

Join us for a full weekend of family-friendly fun to celebrate the Earth and all her glory. Activities include a public tree planting and nature play.

For more information, check out the Evergreen Brick Works website.

Community Tree Planting Festival
Apr 20
Alexandra Park

For those looking to get their hands dirty, there will be opportunities to help with the digging and planting. There will also be roles for those not wanting to get quite that dirty. And games and activities for children of all ages!

For more information, check out the Alexandra Park Community Tree Planting Festival website.

The Pocket Tree Tour
Apr 20
Phin Avenue Parkette (near Danforth and Jones)

Join LEAF arborist Michelle Bourdeau and Jeff Otto, a Toronto firefighter who has been a resident of the Pocket for 18 years, to learn about the trees in the neighbourhood. They'll discuss the benefits of an urban canopy, wildlife habitat, and the aging specimens in the area. And you'll get to meet the newest residents of the neighbourhood - trees planted through the Pocket Tree Project!

For more information, check out the Your Leaf website.

Earth Day Re-use Paper Workshop
Apr 21
Art Works Art School

Learn creative ways to turn old magazines into weaves, decorative
coils and paper beads. Fine Art Activity - Collage making inspired
by German Expressionist, Kurt Schwitters, Canadian Ojibwa, Carl
Beam, and American Contemporary Jane Maxwell.

For more information, check out the Art Works Art School website.

Spring into Parkdale Food Tour
Apr 20
1730 Queen Street West

What was once Toronto's playground by the lake, Parkdale has transformed into one of Toronto's hottest dining destinations, home of Toronto's best artisanal doughnuts, hippest restaurants and lounges, cool cafes, Tibetan restaurants, high end dining from some of Toronto's best chefs, and everything in between.

For more information, check out organizer Foodies on Foot website.

Hustle for Hunger in High Park
Apr 21
High Park

Run for a great cause. 100 per cent of the proceeds from the event will go to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

For more information, check out the Daily Bread Food Bank website.

The Artful Teapot
Apr 19 to May 15
Gardiner Museum

This retail exhibition features teapots, teacups and tea sets made by over 25 Canadian ceramic artists. And they have a garden tea party for opening reception!

For more information, check out the Gardiner Museum website.

Downtown Abbey Tour
Spadina House

Experience the drama and opulence of the 1920s in a tour of Spadina Museum, Toronto's Downton Abbey. From the simple quarters of the servants to a lavish dining room, you'll find it all in this beautifully restored mansion. Try your hand at setting a formal silver service. Step into Mrs. Patmore's dream kitchen. Linger in a drawing room elegant enough to impress the Dowager Countess. Regular admission applies.

City of Craft
Apr 20
Trinity St. Paul's Church

Check out amazing wares from from local DIY-ers -- handmade goods, rummage and supplies.

For more information, check out the City of Craft website.

Bad Movie Night
Apr 21
The Office Pub

For their sixth monthly event, the people behind the series are pulling out the stops and screening Samurai Cop and Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century.

For more information, check out the event page.

In concert: House of David Gang
Apr 20
Lee's Palace

The Toronto group brings their reggae vibes to the event.

For more information, check out the House of David Gang website.