This week we have some online and in-person events in Markham, Aurora and for those who like to venture a little further out – waterfront Toronto. Have a great week!
Aurora Culture Days – from 25th Sept – 11am – 4pm
Join the town of Aurora for Culture Days, a month-long celebration happening from September 25 to October 24, 2021
The Town of Aurora is actively collaborating with local cultural organizations to highlight Aurora’s arts, culture and heritage scene.
The Aurora town park will be host to some great entertainment today with Njacko Backo at 11am – a singer, songwriter, storyteller and percussionist originally from Cameroon. Nominated for a 2021 Juno for Best Children’s Album, the quartet presents a hi-energy family performance that includes the kalimba, an African instrument with a wooden soundboard and metal keys. At 12.30pm, Marquee Theatrical Productions brings you a Musical Theatre presentation performing a highlight selection of numbers from productions including Les Misérables, Matilda, The Lion King, Waitress, Thoroughly Modern Millie and more! At 2pm Sarah Thawer, a JUNO-nominated drummer and recording artist will be performing. Her versatile work ranges from jazz and fusion all the way to Indian, funk, R&B, hip hop and Latin to name a few and at 3.15pm: KH Kanna is a Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer with deep connections to Dancehall, Soca and Hip Hop. He will be presenting a duet with Shobi Ruban, showcasing the rich rhythms, music and storytelling of the Indian Classical dance tradition.
Find more details and other events here. Price: FREE
Saving Seeds: From Gathering to Sharing Online Webinar – 28th Sept 6.30pm
The Toronto & Region Conservation Society is getting together with Richmond Hill’s Healthy Yards Program to present a webinar about how to save native wildflower seeds, from collection and storage to propagation. Share and trade seeds with neighbours and friends to help re-wild your community! This presentation is intended for general audiences.
For registration and more details click here. Price: FREE
Markham Library presents ‘Top Ranked Universities: to apply or not to apply?’ online seminar. 23rd Sept – 7pm
Ivy League and other top-ranked US universities are sought after by high school students around the world, but the application process for these schools can also seem confusing. You might find yourself asking questions like ‘should talented Canadian high school students apply to these schools?’ and ‘Are they even affordable?’ It turns out many of these “elite” universities can indeed be within reach for students and families from Canada, but there are some important fit factors to consider. In this program, education coach Imbert Fung from Future Reach Education will guide you through the advantages and disadvantages of elite US universities versus top Canadian universities, affordability and financial aid options, share application tips for recommended universities, and answer your questions about university options south of the border.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Markham Arts Council present Music On The Street – 25th & 26th Sept – 2pm – 5pm
Main Street Unionville will be host this weekend to three great performers!
On Saturday, John Pagnotta (popularly known as JP)will be entertaining. JP is a soulful saxophonist. He has played professionally in the GTA, Canada and the U.S for over 30 years. JP will be playing some classic and current pop hits and will also add some jazz and Latin tunes.
On Sunday, Sunny Choi and Yoo Woo Kim will be performing.
Sunny Choi is a classically trained violinist well known for her extremely passionate and strong violin performance skills. Sunny has performed in chamber music and orchestra festivals throughout North America and South Asia including the Aspen Music Festival, the Pacific Music Festival, the Centre d’Arts Orford Festival, the Killington Music Festival, and the Niagara International Music Festival.
Yoon Woo Kim is a graduate of Yonsei University and has also studied under Steven Dann at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music. She is a first-place viola solo winner at the Hanmi (Korean American) Competition in Korea. Yoon Woo has played with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, the Toronto Concert Orchestra, the Ontario Philharmonic, the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, the Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra. She is actively performing in Ontario and Quebec as a member of the Korean Canadian Chamber Concerts String Quartet and Toronto Messiaen Ensemble.
Redpath Waterfront Festival – until October 3rd
If you are planning a day trip why not visit the Waterfront Festival downtown? From Lower Spadina to Lower Sherbourne Street is there lots to see and do including the annual Redpath Waterfront Festival. This year the festival has augmented reality stops that you can see with your smartphone, art stops with live and public art installations and local business promotions along the trail.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Heads Up for:
Spooktacular Light Show – from September 30th
Experience one of the largest Halloween drive-through light events in the GTA!
Over 1.5 Million Halloween lights, 2D to 3D animated displays, music lights and much more! Fun for the whole family! Time slots selling out so this is a heads up so you can book your tickets now! $75,000 of profits will go to child and animal charities.
For more details click here. Price: from $25 for a 2 passenger car.