Culture Days

Manuel Jesudasan will perform The King's Fury—a Tamil Folk Drama as part of Culture Days. Photo courtesy of the Toronto Public Library.

Manuel Jesudasan will perform The King's Fury—a Tamil Folk Drama as part of Culture Days. Photo courtesy of the Toronto Public Library.

  • Multiple venues
  • All day

For three days, cities across the country are celebrating Culture Days, a non-profit initiative to encourage Canadians to attend and participate in arts and culture events. Naturally, there’s a plethora of institutions and arts organizations taking part in Toronto. Better still, all the events are free. There are open houses, tours, and performances at places like the Four Seasons Centre, the Toronto Centre For the Arts, and Wychwood Barns. And there’s plenty of special programming at libraries, public and private art galleries, and dance studios. You can search for activities by proximity to your postal code, type, date, organizer, and more at the Culture Days website.

Details: Culture Days

The Norman Conquests

Soulpepper's artistic director Albert Schultz in rehearsal for The Norman Conquests. Photo by Nathan Kelly.

Soulpepper's artistic director Albert Schultz in rehearsal for The Norman Conquests. Photo by Nathan Kelly.

  • Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane)
  • All day

Like the company’s recent triumph, Angels in America, Soulpepper’s newest show, The Norman Conquests, requires multiple trips to the theatre—or a hearty constitution for a full day of marathon attendance. Unlike Angels in America, the three instalments of The Norman ConquestsTable Manners, Living Together, and Round and Round the Garden—are comic in nature and small in scope, with each instalment taking place in a different part of a couple’s house. Written by prolific British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, the three-part series features veteran members of the Soulpepper ensemble, and can be “enjoyed individually or in any combination.”

Details: The Norman Conquests

Steamwhistle Unsigned #26, with Maylee Todd, AKUA, Paradise Animals

Maylee Todd. Photo by Dahlia Katz/SummerWorks.

Maylee Todd. Photo by Dahlia Katz/SummerWorks.

  • Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner Boulevard)
  • 8 p.m.

Steam Whistle Brewing’s regular Unsigned concert series, which raises funds for the Artists Health Alliance charity, has Torontoist favourite and recent Japan charting musician Maylee Todd headlining its 36th edition. Todd played the very first edition of Unsigned, guesting with Woodhands. Opener Paradise Animals is the new project from Mark Andrade, whose other band, Green Go, is also an Unsigned alum.

Details: Steamwhistle Unsigned #26, with Maylee Todd, AKUA, Paradise Animals

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The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization