COBA’s Dance and Drum-a-thon

Can you dance all day? Prove it at the COBA Dance and Drum-a-thon. Photo courtesy of Collective of Black Artists.

Can you dance all day? Prove it at the COBA Dance and Drum-a-thon. Photo courtesy of Collective of Black Artists.

  • Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East)
  • 9 a.m.

It’s the International Day of Dance, so you can imagine what we’re going to suggest you do. But busting a move shouldn’t happen only in the safety of your living room, so join the Collective of Black Artists (COBA) for an all-day Dance and Drum-a-thon. Learn hip hop, Caribbean, Bollywood, dancehall, jazz, African dance, and more from COBA dancers and special guest instructors.

Details: COBA’s Dance and Drum-a-thon

Wacken Metal Battle Semifinals

  • Multiple venues
  • 9 p.m.

Toronto is turning things up to 11 for two straight weekends, as the Wacken Metal Battle semifinals rage on at Hard Luck Bar and the Rivoli. Each night, five bands will play in hopes of making it to the final round, and ultimately, the Wacken Open Air Metal Festival in Germany. Warm up those neck and hand muscles, as there’s plenty of headbanging and horn-throwing to be done with Santuarium, Shotgun Cure, Psycho Mad Sally, the Parallax, and My Hollow taking the stage on April 26, followed by the Blackcloud Syndicate, Burning the Day, Endemise, Our Covenant, and Shattered Remains on May 3.

Details: Wacken Metal Battle Semifinals

Ongoing…

A Journey Into the Forbidden City

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
Details: A Journey Into the Forbidden City