In today's UP: head to a travelling market to stock up on Canadian wares, catch some of the best young musicians at the Canadian Opera Company, and the multitalented Chilly Gonzales makes a stop in town.
MARKET: If your closet is looking a little bare after too much spring cleaning, you can fill it back up with a trip to the Mutts & Co. Traveling Market. Support local artisans at the six-day event, which sells Canadian clothes, accessories, furniture, and food. If you’re not in a buying mood, you can still check out the demonstrations, tastings, and installations on display. Hunt Club (709 College Street), 11 a.m.–7 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Our city is full of rising young musical talent, including the winners of the 2011 Canadian Music Competition. The classical musicians will take to the stage today for the Spotlight on Young Artists concert. The concert of chamber and solo music is part of the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre (145 Queen Street West), 12 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Grammy-nominated MC and musician Chilly Gonzales is touring North America with his one stop in Toronto taking place tonight alongside a string quartet. The Canadian performer is multitalented, with electro albums, keyboard-focused discs, a Guinness World Record for longest live piano performance, and collaborations with artists including Feist, La Roux, and Peaches. The L.A. Times said his style “attacks frontal lobes with carefully thought-out bursts of ambient noise or clever rhymes, delivered with equal parts irony and reverence for hip-hop artists such as Rakim or poets such as Allen Ginsberg.” Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street West), 8 p.m., $29.50.
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