Weekly Slice: In and Around Town (March 23-29)

Credit: Amélie Gingras-Rioux & Annie Chagnon

Credit: Amélie Gingras-Rioux & Annie Chagnon

The One of a Kind Show is in Toronto next week (March 28-April 1) at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place. Some of the special show features for this Spring show include: a One of a Kind Umbrella Competition, Handmade Display, Spring Fever: Late Night Shopping on March 29th.  Check out an example of some of products you might see at the show: here.

The Canadian Comedy Fest is sure to bring you some laughs this weekend. It is taking place at various comedy clubs across the GTA.  Check out the full schedule here.  Some of the headliners include Tracy Morgan on Friday, March 23rd at the Sony Center and Steve-O at The Danforth Music Hall on Saturday, March 24th.

Shrek the Musical is on stage now until April 1st, at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Other great choices for live-theatre include the award-winning show, War Horse or Potted Potter (extended by popular demand until April 8).

Continuing this week:

  • The National Home Show celebrates its 60th anniversary at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place. It’s a perfect place to go if you’re looking for new ideas, expert advice or innovative products for your home and garden. Also taking place at the same location is Canada Blooms, the largest flower and garden festival in the country, celebrating the best in gardening and floral design. The good news is that you can buy 1 ticket and visit both events on the same day. Both shows are on until March 25th. Find ticket details here.
  • You still have a chance to catch the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, on until April 9th. Click here for full event schedule, from maple syrup demos, sap sampling to pony rides and a petting zoo. And of course, there will be pancakes and maple syrup…so bring your sweet tooth.
  • Maya: Secrets of their Ancient World are being revealed at the ROM until April 9th. Nearly 250 artifacts (including large sculptures, ceramics, masks, and jewellery) are featured in this exhibit from the Classic period (250-900 CE) .

Music in the City: Click here to find out who’s in town: Jam! ShowBiz Concert Listings. Highlights: I Mother Earth at Sound Academy (Mar 22 & 23), The Indies (March 24) at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel (includes performances by The Sheepdogs, Passion Pit, Rich Aucoin, Treble Charger and others), Flo Rida & Pitbull at Ricoh Coliseum (Mar 28).

Hope you’re enjoying the warm spring to summer weather. Have a great week!

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