This week we have lots of events on offer for music lovers, foodies and more! Some events are still online, but most are in person and things are feeling more and more like a normal Spring! Hurray! Have a great week everyone!
Earth Day at Downsview Park – April 24th – 4pm
There’ll be hands-on activities, opportunities to learn and connect with their education staff, vendors, and much more. All our programming will be centred around sustainability and the importance of meeting the needs of people today without compromising those of future generations. Who knows, you might just pick up a tip or two on how you can incorporate sustainability into your lifestyle!
Please sign up on Eventbrite to let them know you are coming. Registration required for certain activities.
For more details click here. Price: Free
Square Foot Gardening Webinar – April 21st – 6.30pm
Discover this gardening method that allows you to grow more vegetables, herbs and flowers in less space. This webinar will explain the principles of Square Foot Gardening and describe the steps to creating your own garden bed.
This presentation is intended for a General Audience:
– Beginner level information
– Includes intermediate concepts
– Content intended for adults
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Bowmanville Butter Tart Festival – Garnet B. Richards Rec Centre – April 23rd – 10am
Bowmanville Butter Tart Festival is back with Ontario’s top butter tart bakeries for your enjoyment.
Sip, shop, and run so you can enjoy the award-winning butter tarts by many of Ontario’s finest butter tart vendors. Over 40 vendors will be on hand to present their finest butter tarts, cupcakes and other tasty treats. Shop the local marketplace vendors to purchase everything you could imagine for your home, you, and even your pets.
To aficionados, the smallest differences are a big deal. Purists say true butter tarts should not contain raisins or nuts. Some like runny fillings, some firm. Some like thick pastry shells while others like thin so the filling stars. Some prefer flaky pastry or even phyllo shells while others don’t want crumbs falling on their clothes.
Performances by Lexy the Rap Dad at 11am and 2pm.
List of Bakeries and Food Vendors:
Omni’s Sweet Treats, Carla’s Cookie Box, Grandma’s Beach Treats, Doo Doo’s Bakery, Mollyb’s Gluten Free Kitchen, Tartistry, Holy Cannoli Toronto, Bruno’s Bakeshop and Café, Krumbs Breadery & Stuff, The Strudel Lady, The Ice Cream Man, Chambers Food Service, Talbot Farms, The Queen’s Tarts, The Butter Tart Guy!, Alfie’s Lemonade, The Tens of Tarts, Sunny’s Hot Dogs and many more.
For more details click here. Price: FREE or bring a donation for the Food Bank.
Shooting Stars: Watch the skies for Lyrid Meteor Shower – until April 25th
It’s that time of the year again! Get ready to see spectacular meteor showers. Lighting up the sky in April is the annual Lyrid meteor shower, which is going going to be marred by the light from the moon this year. Meteor showers are commonly referred to as shooting stars.
The shower is likely to pick up late at night Thursday, April 21, 2022.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
The Travelling Good Time Medicine Show – Virtual Concert – April 22nd – 8pm
The Toronto edition of this travelling online roadshow features Coco Love Alcorn, Good Lovelies, and Julian Taylor (solo) coming to you from the very cool Tranzac Club on April 22nd at 8PM ET.
To celebrate their 15th anniversary, Home Routes is rekindling the name from their legendary Travelling Goodtime Medicine Show concerts + creating a new concert series. The 2022 version of the show is a series of 5 streaming concerts from premier music venues, available to everyone, everywhere. What could be more folk than that? The Toronto edition of this travelling online roadshow features Coco Love Alcorn, Good Lovelies, and Julian Taylor (solo) coming to you from the very cool Tranzac Club. April 22nd @ 8 PM ET Tranzac Club, Toronto Julian Taylor (solo) Good Lovelies Coco Love Alcorn.
This “In The Round” virtual concert was recorded at the Tranzac Club in Toronto and will be broadcast via Side Door Access’ platform, on Friday, April 22nd, 2022 at 8pm ET.
This show will be available for 48 hours for ticket holders to watch at their convenience, as many times as they want.
For more details click here. Price from $25
Kellylee Evans Concert – Flato Markham Theatre in person or online – April 21st – 8pm
Occasionally an artist comes along that you can’t get out of your head, and that artist is Canada’s own Kellylee Evans. Coming off the success of her recent EP GREENLIGHT, this singer-songwriter will win you over with the smooth flow of her voice and the polished rhythm of the music. The beautiful concoction of jazz, soul, R&B and pop and her own natural charisma is an invigorating experience for audiences who are hungry for honest artistry. Kellylee makes it all seem effortless – a marker of true talent. Latin Jazz Network praised her as, “…a gorgeous voice (that) rises to the heavens in rapturous wonder as if in consanguinity with a chorus of angels.” With an accolade like that, you can’t let this show pass you by!
For more details click here. Price: from $18.
Just For Laughs Roadshow – Flato Markham Theatre – April 22nd – 8pm
Get ready for a lot of fun when Just for Laughs brings talented comedians on the road, right to our stage! Always a fantastic show!
This year’s 17th edition of the Just For Laughs Road Show is hosted by Juno nominated stand-up and SiriusXM Top Comic Winner Adam Christie! The evening will feature CONAN’s Laurie Kilmartin, 2020 Juno nominee Jarrett Campbell, and Australia’s beloved Randy Feltface. So get ready for some fun!! The world’s premier non-human stand up comedian.
For more details click here. Price: from $15
Sullivan King Loud & Reckless Tour – Markham Fairgrounds – April 22nd – 10pm
American disc jockey and heavy metal musician Sullivan King has drawn attention from the music press for his unusual blending of EDM and electric guitar-centred heavy metal performance, “making his live shows one of the few places where kandi-coated ravers and metalheads mingle”. King has made multiple US tours since his concert debut in 2014 and has released singles collaborating with musicians including Papa Roach and drummer Matt McGuire of The Chainsmokers.
For more details click here. Price: $45.37
Healing Dance for Seniors Online Workshop – ongoing every Tuesday
Join us every Tuesday for sessions of Art for Seniors – Virtual Dance Workshops.
This Healing Dance session will be led by renowned artist Munni Subhani.
What: Healing Dance Sessions
When: Every Tuesday
Time: 10.30 am to 11:15 am
Where: Online Via Zoom
Why: To help with muscular strength, balance, flexibility, and mental wellness.
For more details and to book your spot click here. Price: FREE
Toronto Food & Drink Fest 2022 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre – April 22nd – 24th
Taste the very best from local chefs, restaurants, winemakers, spirit, beer and cider companies, and quality culinary products plus get all the latest food & drink trends.
Grab your friends and prepare your tastebuds for 3 epic days of tastings, classes, pairings, music, and food trucks!
For more details click here. Price: $20