Things to do in Toronto this weekend: April 8-10

Including musical version of Room, Lorde concert, TSO 100th anniversary concert and Anne Plamondon at Harbourfront


The new musical based on Emma Donaghue’s award-winning novel (which was also adapted into an Oscar-winning film) plays the Princess of Wales Theatre for a month. The all-Canadian cast stars Alexis Gordon, Lucien Duncan-Reid, Stewart Arnott and Ashley Wright.

April 7 to May 8, various times. Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King West). $59-$129.

From Castille to Samarkand

Fahmi Alqhai, one of the great virtuosos of the viola da gamba, and his Accademia del Piacere, the leading ensemble of early Spanish music, join Constantinople on a musical journey through Iberia, Persia and Central Asia.

April 8 at 8:30 pm. Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford). $30-$46.

Lorde at Meridian Hall

The teen darling turned sophisticated pop auteur is in town to promote Solar Power, the Kiwi’s latest album of sun-soaked tunes. Expect a big production.

April 8-9 at Meridian Hall (1 Front East). Tickets from $135.

Courtesy of Against the Grain Theatre

BOUND – A Hybrid Opera Film

Against the Grain Theatre’s online presentation about the transformational experiences of four storytellers whose narratives are connected by themes of oppression, resilience and hope.

Runs to April 24. Free/pwyc.

Celebrate 100: Maestros’ Special Homecoming

Current Toronto Symphony Orchestra musical director Gustavo Gimeo is joined by previous MDs Andrew Davis, Günther Herbig, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Peter Oundjian for a special concert marking the TSO’s 100th anniversary.

April 9, 7:30 pm, at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe). $29-$170.

An IMM-Permanent Resident

Why Not Theatre and Nautanki Bazaar present Neha Poduval & Himanshu Sitlani’s show about the Canadian immigration process. Part of the RISER Project.

Runs to April 10 at the Theatre Centre (1115 Queen West). Pwyc $12-$60.

Toronto Interior Design Show

Under the theme New Futures, IDS returns to an in-person event that also offers virtual seminars.

April 7-10 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Bldg (222 Bremner). $19-$25.

Courtesy of Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre’s TORQUE series kicks off this weekend with Only You

Only You

As part of Harbourfront Centre’s TORQUE series, Quebec dance sensation Anne Plamondon performs her duet with James Gregg in an exploration of vulnerability, courage and strength.

April 8-9 at the Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West). Pwyc $20-$95.

IMAGE? The Power Of The Visual

This 62-piece exhibition explores image-making over the centuries through the lens of historic and contemporary artworks from diverse Muslim cultures.

April 9-September 4 at the Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford). Free-$20.

Myseum Intersections Festival 2022

After two years of mostly digital programming, this boundary-pushing art festival exploring intersectional perspectives on Toronto and its people is back in-person. There are projects about COVID-19 and health in the prison system, a cultural history of Etobicoke, an exploration of lesser-known narratives of older radical Black women and more. 

Runs to April 30 at various venues. Free.



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