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Guide to the Best Family-Friendly Events in Toronto and the GTA This Weekend, April 12-14 (DRAFT)


Weekend Guide sponsored by Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Boogie your way into Spring activities this weekend! There are family-friendly performances and festivals, film screenings for teens, and even informational and shopping events for babies! Plus, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) finishes up this season’s Young People’s Concert Series with the boisterous and lively “Bhangra And Beyond“, which fuses classical music with traditional South Asian folk dance. Spring is *springing* so dance into our Guide to the Best Family-Friendly Events in Toronto and the GTA This Weekend, April 12-14…

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Family-Friendly Events in Toronto and the GTA This Weekend

1. Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s “Bhangra And Beyond
Dance in your seat and appreciate the spellbinding music of the TSO’s “Bhangra & Beyond”, with two matinée shows and a special Relaxed Performance in the morning. This performance shows us how musical traditions fuse both music and movement in distinct ways, all across the globe!

2. Brampton on Stage’s “Jungle Book”
On Thursday, delight in the original stage adaptation of “Jungle Book”, presented by Brampton on Stage at The Rose for one show only!

3. The Spring Baby Show
The Spring Baby Show is Canada’s leading pregnancy, baby and toddler event for the modern parent, with over 150 brands represented.

4. TIFF Next Wave Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival Next Wave Film Festival returns to the TIFF Bell Lightbox, with brand-new movies FREE for those under 25.

5. LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto: Play Unstoppable Festival
Express yourself at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto at the Play Unstoppable Festival, a festival of creativity, music, film, and fun!

6. ICFF Youth Festival
The ICFF Youth Festival is an annual multi-lingual film program at Cineplex Cinemas Yorkdale that celebrates film as an art form.

7. The Great Kids Stuff Sale
The Great Kids Stuff Sale sells brand-name used clothing, toys, shoes and gear for newborns up to 10 years old, and anyone can sell or shop.

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TSO Bhangra And Beyond Square

Introduce your music-loving children to the joys of music at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), which brings audience members of all ages together to enjoy symphonic concerts with their Young People’s Concert Series. Through the orchestra’s irresistible excitement, these performances are the perfect opportunity to help children develop a lifelong love of music.

The whole family can appreciate the spellbinding music while also dancing in their seats at “Bhangra & Beyond”, with two matinée shows and a special Relaxed Performance in the morning. This performance shows us how music can move us, both emotionally and physically. Certainly, musical traditions fuse both music and movement in distinct ways, all across the globe!

Influenced by Bhangra, the traditional South Asian folk dance, the TSO explores the music of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent to see how composers create new sounds and exciting pieces. Along with music performed live by the orchestra, special guests Maritime Bhangra and Sanskriti Arts perform to help us embrace the power of music, rhythm, and dance.

Plus, families can also arrive early to the Roy Thomson Hall lobby to join an introductory Bhangra dance workshop with Sanskriti Arts before each concert to learn some new dance moves!

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