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What's On: More than cherry blossoms at High Park

The cherry blossoms are in bloom in High Park. But that's not the only reason to visit it. More on that and other events in the city:

The Birds Are Back in Town!
May 9 (1:30 - 3 PM)
Meeting Point: High Park Forest School

Migratory birds are back at the park. Take part in a guided hike that will take you through the woods to listen and look for them. This is a drop-in event, so no need to register!

For more information, check out the High Park Nature Centre website.


Native Plant Sale
May 10
High Park Greenhouse

Native plants will be on sale, which can make for a great Mother's Day gift. They only accept cash.

For more information, check out the High Park Nature Centre website.


Science Rendezvous
May 9
St. George St (between Harbord and College)

From exploding fruit and extracting DNA from banana to learning math from origami, there are lots of way to make science fun. Visit over 30 pavilions set up at this annual celebration of science.

For more information, check out the Science Rendezvous website.


Alice in Wonderland
May 7 to May 10
Harbourfront Centre Theatre

The Canadian Children's Opera Company transforms the beloved classic into an hour-long show, with Canadian tenor Benoit Boutet playing the White Rabbit.

For more information, check out the Canadian Children's Opera Company website.


God and the Indian
May 2 to May 17
Daniel Spectrum (Aki Studio)

Playwright Drew Hayden Taylor is known for his humourous work. However, this play came about from a challenge to write something serious. Still, there is dark humour in the play about a Johnny, a Cree woman, who recognizes an old face from her time at a residential school.

For more information, check out the Native Earth Performing Arts website.


Not Improv featuring Colin Mochrie
May 9
Round Venue

Colin Mochrie joins the cast of the freestyle rap and improv comedy group Notorious. Ans if you've watched Whose Line Is It Anyway, you know Colin can't rap. Which should make the show even more fun.

For more information, check out the Not Improv website.


In Concert: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
May 9
Koerner Hall

They have called "the best Latin big band this side of Havana." The Eddie Palmiere Salsa Orchestra will bring a night of mambo, salsa, and cha-cha-cha to the venerable institution, and dancing in the aisles is encouraged!

For more information, go to the Royal Conservatory of Music website.

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