Ruth writes: I’ve just been reading the list of Culture Days events in Toronto. This is a weekend with cultural concerts, lessons, tours and exhibits across Canada. Toronto has over 250 listings – over 250 things to do the weekend of September 26 to 28. It might be worth cancelling any out-of-town travel plans.
These free events range from an opportunity to conduct the Toronto Symphony Orchestra yourself to free ballet lessons to a rehearsal of the COC’s Falstaff. There’s a tour of the beautiful outdoor murals on Dundas Street in Etobicoke.
Also offered are many chances to experience our diverse cultures: drumming lessons by some of our best drummers – the Korean Mi Young Kim Dance Company. You can make pots for ikebana, play percussion instruments from around the world, and learn about Capoeira from Brazil. You can join Scottish or salsa dancing, experience a pow wow, and play a steelpan.
Did you ever want to learn about the ancient language of Sanscrit, the original language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism? Or Chinese calligraphy? Did you know that there’s a Sikh Heritage Museum you can visit?
There’s even a film on the list: I AM: SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR. In it Israeli artists investigate notions of mysticism, heresy and the occult from secular perspectives. And a tour of that huge mosque you can see from the QEW in Mississauga?
Get yourself a cup of coffee and peruse: http://bit.ly/YzxxF9. Let us know about your adventures.