Weekly Slice: In and Around Town (March 31 – April 5)

Switch off lights Mar 31 8:30pm

Earth Hour 2012 takes place this Saturday, March 31st at 8:30pm. Join the hundreds of millions of people in over 5251 cities, across 130 countries and switch off your lights in support of saving our planet. It’s a world movement sending a powerful message to take action on climate change. You can follow the movement as it makes its way across the world on the Facebook page for Earth Hour. In Toronto, you’re invited to make your way to the Distillery District at 7:30pm with candles, lanterns, glow sticks and flashlights to join in WWF’s Earth Hour celebrations and to hear their Earth Hour Anthem

Here’s the Earth Hour 2012 Official Video:


Here are some other events in the city taking place this week:

  • The National Motorcycle Show, Ontario’s largest motorcycle and tattoo show is on this weekend (March 31-Apr 1) at the Better Living Centre in Exhibition Place.
  • Another show you might want to check out if you’re getting your cottage ready for the summer is The Spring Cottage Life Show.  It’s taking place this weekend at the International Centre.

Continuing this week:

  • The One of a Kind Show is in Toronto this weekend (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.
  • Shrek the Musical is on stage now until this Sunday, 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).
  • 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: Gotye with Kimbra at Kool Haus (Mar 31), Our Lady Peace at The Phoenix Concert Theatre (Apr 3).

Enjoy this last weekend in March. Remember to switch your lights off for Earth Hour.

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