THESE WEEKEND EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES ARE GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOUR TIME IN TORONTO EVEN MORE MEMORABLE!
A Dogged Detective
Scooby-Dooby-Doo! Your kids’ favourite group of mystery-solving oddballs is back at it again. This time in our very own backyard! See Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and their lovable hound work to ferret out a pesky theatre-haunting ghost in Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries. Paired with a engaging musical score, this spook-tastic (yet child-friendly) tale is on stage Friday and Saturday at the Sony Centre.
Women on Stage
Who Killed Snow White? According to award-winning playwright Judith Thompson, someone did. Her thought-provoking story takes on gender issues, morality and more through three generations of women, and its staged reading is one of the highlights of the New Groundswell Festival, a 10-day celebration of women’s involvement in contemporary theatre that begins this Friday. A pair of other prominent plays, plus industry masterclasses and forums round out the festival.
Drunk on Drama
A Shakespeare play seen through beer goggles is a Shakespeare play seen right! At least, that’s the driving principle behind theatrical pop-up Shakesbeer. On stage for two shows this Saturday at Artscape Wychwood Barns, the show takes on the tremendous but rather amusing task of staging the the Bard’s 37 plays in only 87 minutes. And it get’s even better. Audience members (of legal age) are able to view the proceedings while downing a cold glass of local craft beer—from the likes of Steam Whistle, Denison’s and Wellington Brewery. Who knows, all that Elizabethan mumbo jumbo might become clearer after a pint or two!
Indian dance is defined by its colourful and compelling nature, and this Friday and Saturday you can see it performed by some of the best in the business. Take in A Celebration of Kalanidhi at Harbourfront Centre, as the Toronto-based company marks its 60th anniversary by presenting innovative new Indian dance works by performers and choreographers from around the world.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
The past few days may have been a bit chilly, but we guarantee that spring is just around the corner! Green thumbs in Toronto and from abroad prepare for their favourite season at Canada Blooms. The annual flower and garden festival begins this weekend and is packed with unique garden displays, floral competitions, vendors and more than 200 hours of horticultural talks and demonstrations—everything you need to get inspired for the planting season to come!