Events in Toronto: April 7 to 9, 2017

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I. Live Music & Concerts

Upcoming Concerts in Toronto

1. Mahler Symphony 10

The dynamic Danish maestro Thomas Dausgaard gives you the rare opportunity to experience Mahler’s “last will and testament”, the fiery and hauntingly sublime Symphony No. 10, in the version completed by eminent music scholar Deryck Cooke. The TSO’s brilliant Principal Cello, Joseph Johnson, takes the spotlight in Schumann’s poetic concerto. Details

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April 6 & 7, 2017

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Roy Thomson Hall – 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto

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$39.75 & up

 

2. Camp Firesong

Come experience an evening of MUSIC in this one of a kind acoustic CONCERT fundraiser to help less fortunate kids to experience summer camp this summer! Taking you back to memories of singing by a campfire, this very special concert features songs you know and love along with some acoustic twists on a few you might not expect! Details

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April 7 to 9, 2017

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Toronto Centre for the Arts – Greenwin Theatre, 5040 Yonge St, North York

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$40

 

3. Distant Light

By Sinfonia Toronto. A brilliant violinist in a luminous violin concerto
JOSE EVANGELISTA Spanish Airs
PETERIS VASKS Violin Concerto ‘Distant Light’
RICHARD STRAUSS Metamorphosen.
Details

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Friday, April 7, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St W, Toronto

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$14 to $42

 

4. Joel Plaskett & Bill Plaskett Solidarity Tour

Many Canadian music fans know Joel Plaskett. The JUNO-Award winning songwriter and Polaris Music Prize Short List nominee has sold out clubs and concert halls from one side of the country to the other. In 2017 he’ll be sharing the spotlight with his earliest musical influence- his father, Bill Plaskett. Solidarity, is the first full-length musical collaboration between father and son and is a powerful collection of original and traditional songs, reflecting the duo’s individual journeys and personal politics. Details

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Massey Hall, Toronto

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$18.94–$39.50

 

5. Alex Cuba and Friends

Born in Artemisa, Cuba, and now based in Smithers, BC, Latin Grammy and Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Alex Cuba’s sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks, and powerful guitar riffs relinquish conventional Latin music stereotypes in favour of his own Latin soul music. In a unique Canada 150 concert only heard in Koerner Hall, Alex is joined by his father, as well as Jim Cuddy (from Blue Rodeo), and other special guests. Details

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Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 8:00 PM

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Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto

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$45 & up

 

6. Louis Lortie

The London Times describes pianist Louis Lortie’s playing as “ever immaculate, ever imaginative” and celebrates his “combination of total spontaneity and meditated ripeness that only great pianists have.” Lortie has won widespread acclaim for his interpretation of Ravel and Chopin, and is renowned all over the world for his performances of the complete Chopin etudes. He will perform an all-Chopin program. Details

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Sunday, April 09, 2017 | 03:00 PM

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Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto

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$40 & up

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April 3: John Mayer @ Air Canada Centre

April 7: Ronghao Li – “An Ideal World” World Tour Concert @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

April 10: Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale – Tour @ Air Canada Centre

For live music at nightclubs, see under Nightlife/Food Events

II. Live Theatre & Related Events

Performing Arts Events

Performing Arts & Theatre in April

Events this week include

  1. Little Pretty and The Exceptional @ The Theatre Centre
  2. Orphans @ The Coal Mine Theatre
  3. True Crime @ Streetcar Crowsnest
  4. I Take Your Hand in Mine…’@ Tarragon Theatre Extraspace
  5. Spoon River @ Young Centre for the Performing Arts
  6. Tons of Money @ Theatre Scarborough
  7. A Mickey Full of Mouse @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
  8. Tough Jews @ Kensington Hall
  9. Canada: The Thinking Man’s America @ Second City
  10. Legally Blonde @ Oshawa Little Theatre

and more!

 

2. TIFF Kids International Film Festival

Showcasing the best in Canadian and international cinema, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival is the can’t-miss event for families this spring. TIFF’s second biggest film festival offers unique screening experiences for the youngest film-lovers. Details

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April 7 – 23, 2017

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TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Toronto

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$10 to $14

 

3. Redux Festival

Water Docs is a documentary environmental film festival celebrating all things water. Enjoy the features and shorts, take part in lively discussions with filmmakers and guest speakers, learn about water issues, and discover action possibilities from our featured community partners. Details

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April 4 to 22, 2017

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Various Venues – 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

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$25–$45

 

4. Spring of Horror and Fantasy Film Festival

Toronto International Spring of Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is created to give people of Toronto access to quality genre films throughout the year. Details

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April 7 – 9, 2017

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Imagine Cinemas Carlton – 20 Carlton Street, Toronto

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$8

 

5. Shaolin Warriors

Shaolin Warriors is a unique show performed by masters of kung fu.
In this fully choreographed theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings the remarkable skill, stunning movement and death-defying martial-arts prowess to stages throughout the world. These kung fu masters have trained from a very young age in mental and physical disciplines, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, which allow them to perform feats one thought only possible in the movies. Details

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Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 7:30 PM

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Sony Centre For The Performing Arts – 1 Front St. E., Toronto

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$35 – $80

III. Sports

1. CN Tower Climb

Climb 1776 stairs! The Public and Ultimate Climb Challenge is where corporate warriors, fitness fans, first responders, extreme sports enthusiasts and other teams or individuals take on the ultimate challenge of competing for the fastest time, fundraising for the top prizes and sporting their best team t-shirts.

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April 8 (sold out) & 9, 2017

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CN Tower, Toronto

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2. Toronto Raptors

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vs. Miami Heat on Friday, April 7, 2017 | 07:30 PM

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Air Canada Centre, Toronto

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3. Toronto Maple Leafs

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vs Washington Capitals on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 07:30 PM

vs. Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 07:30 PM

vs. Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 07:00 PM

vs Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, April 8, 2017 | 07:00 PM

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Air Canada Centre, Toronto

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4. Toronto FC

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vs. Atlanta United FC on Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 07:30 PM

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BMO Field, Toronto

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5. Toronto Marlies

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vs Hershey Bears on Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 05:00 PM

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Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto

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6. Raptors 905

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vs Canton Charge on Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 07:30 PM

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Hershey Centre, Toronto

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IV. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. VIMY 100 Toronto

The City of Toronto – Municipal Government honours the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The public will experience educational programming and First World War re-enactor displays of infantry, artillery, cavalry, medicine, music and food as well as Great War related exhibits and films. A military remembrance parade and commemorative service by the Canadian Armed Forces will later be followed by the dedication of a Vimy oak tree within Garrison Common. Details

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April 08 & 09, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Fort York National Historic Site – 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto

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Free

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2. The Green Living Show

Canada’s largest healthy living Show is dedicated to showcasing simple solutions for leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Taste the best in local food and wine, discover thousands of eco-friendly products, drive the latest green cars, experience interactive exhibits, enjoy inspirational speakers and so much more! Details

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April 7 to 9, 2017

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
255 Front Street West, Toronto

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$10 to $12; under 12 free

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3. Men’s Market

Men’s Market is a pop-up market geared towards style-minded men in Toronto, a city known for its innovative style and trends. Our vendors will have you covered in the latest trends and fashions from head to toe. Explore Toronto’s old favourites and rising stars in style, fashion, food, drink and more. Grab a bite to eat, have an ice cold beer, try your luck at the raffle table, and check out all the amazing vendors that will have you decked out and ready to take on a night out in Toronto! Details

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Friday, April 7, 2017 | 6:00 – 10:00 PM

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28 Logan Ave, Toronto

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$20 to $35

 

4. Toronto’s Bridal Show

With over 200 exhibitors and one of a kind fashion shows, the Toronto’s Bridal Show is the place to be to find new and different services that you can make apart of your special day. Details

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April 7 to 9, 2017

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Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place – HALL C, 100 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto

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$20.00
(Kids 12yrs and under are free)

 

5. Clay Days

Celebrate the opening of the new Community Clay Studio with a full weekend of clay activities! Explore the galleries and get inspired by the collection. Pick your favourite piece and make it your own by recreating it with the help of a potter. Details

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Saturday, April 8 & Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 3 PM

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Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto

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RegularAdmission

 

6. Toronto Coffee & Tea Expo

The number of indie cafes in Toronto has multiplied over the years, and continues to grow. Adorned with quaint furniture, local art and talented baristas, Torontonian’s are reaping the benefits of the entrepreneurial energy that surrounds our city. The first of its kind, we are celebrating the talents and passion of this buzzing community, all under one roof! Details

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April 08 & 09, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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99 Sudbury, 99 Sudbury St, Toronto

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$15

 

7. Toronto Spring Psychic Fair & Expo

Featured at the show are gifted psychic readers, mediums, mystics and healers. They also have ghost hunters, all types of vendors and a great line up of exciting free lectures and demonstrations. Details

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April 7 to 9, 2017

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Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Centre, Toronto

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$15. Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult.

 

8. Pups for Pups Community Dog Fair

Join the Humber Dog Squad for an afternoon of fun in Etobicoke! We welcome you to come meet local vendors, sample food from local food trucks, play games, and take advantage of our photobooth to snap a picture of you and your pooch. All profits go towards the Etobicoke Humane Society and the Humber Scholarship Fund. Details

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Colonel Samuel Smith Park S65 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive

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Free

 

9. Spur Toronto

Spur is a festival of politics, art and ideas, and a catalyst for change in Canada. Feisty, multi-partisan, forward-looking and solution-driven, thenational railway of ideas provides Canada with vital new cultural infrastructure for the 21st century. Through panel discussions, onstage interviews, movies, poetry, music and readings, SPUR Toronto 2017 will examine Risk and Geopolitics, Health, Expertise,Journalism, Economics, and Environment, amongst others. Spur guests this year include Russian/American journalist/activist Masha Gessen,historian Lynne Olson, International Security expert Tom Nichols, neuroscientist John Coates, Toronto Star Washington Bureau chiefDaniel Dale,Dr. SachaBhatia from Women’s College Hospital, Irishfilmmaker Alan Gilsenan,Toronto broadcaster& activist Denham Jolly,and more. Details

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April 6 to 9, 2017

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Various Venues, Toronto

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Individual events: $10 – $20

V. Food Events /Night Life / Dinner Theatre

1. Latent Lounge

April 5 –Latent Lounge Night 3
Jerry Leger
with guest Ivy Marie
and Latent roster musicians playing a “Latent Performs Trinity” cover sett Details

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April 5, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Monarch Tavern – 12 Clinton St., Toronto

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$20

 

2. Riverside Winefest

Delight in tasting new and established Ontario wines while getting to know the local shops, eateries and bars in Riverside better! Riverside’s 3rd Annual Winefest is a week-long celebration of wine paired with local food and shopping. Details

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April 4 to 9, 2017 | 04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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along Queen St East from the DVP to Empire Ave

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Free

 

3. County in the City- Presented by WineAlign

TRY & BUY many of Prince Edward County’s most spectacular wines, while they are available in Toronto for one night only! At the 6th annual County in the City, presented by WineAlign, samples of more than 70 different wines will delight the palates of guests and introduce them to some of the most enticing flavours of Prince Edward County; Ontario’s hottest growing wine region. Details

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 5:00PM – 9:00PM

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Berkeley Church , 315 Queen St East, Toronto

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$20 to $25

4. Campania Night

Take a trip to Campania with us! Boccaccio Chef Gino Marchetti will create the delicious Campania-themed dinner for this evening. Special guest Chef Nino Cioffi from Sorrento Ristorante will then present epicurean delights from the region including olive oil and gelato for guests to enjoy. Details

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Friday, April 7, 2017 | 7:00 PM

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Ristorante Boccaccio, 901 Lawrence Avenue West
Toronto

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$95

5. The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Since 2009 we’ve been filling the best venues in over 30 cities around the world with your favorite local artists, photographers, bands, and DJ’s. We focus on keeping the work on display local and original to help artists of all types sell their work while they’re still alive (why does it take dying to gain recognition?). Each show usually features between 50-150 local artisans, a unique lineup of live musicians and/or DJs, live painting, body painting, along with other forms of entertainment. Oh, and of course PANCAKES! Details

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Saturday, April 08, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM

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The Opera House – 735 Queen Street, Toronto

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$10 to $13

6. Roaring Twenties Speakeasy

Dust off your glad rags and get dolled up for this swanky event. Built in 1922, Toronto’s Palais Royale becomes the backdrop for a typical Roaring Twenties Speakeasy circa 2017, minus the Prohibition. Your evening will start with a beautiful three-course dinner featuring dishes inspired by classics from the 20s, with a 21st century twist. A Prohibition-free cashbar will offer classic cocktails. From the Great Gatsby era décor and Live Jazz featuring Canada’s King of Swing Bob DeAngelis and his Band, it’s sure to be a swell night out! Details

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Saturday April 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM – Midnight

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Palais Royale
1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto

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$90.40

7. Straight Up!

Straight Up! is an interactive theatre experience based within the Toronto restaurant industry. Audience members are encouraged to buy drinks, socialize with the actors, and invest in the performance simultaneously!! Details

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April 9 to 12, 2017

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Paupers Pub
539 Bloor Street West, Toronto

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$15 to $17

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