Science Rendezvous

What's going on here? Find out at Science Rendezvous! Image courtesy of Science Rendezvous.

What's going on here? Find out at Science Rendezvous! Image courtesy of Science Rendezvous.

  • University of Toronto (172 St George Street)
  • 11 a.m.

Educational stuff on a weekend can be a hard sell, but who says these things have to be boring? Science Rendezvous is a day-long festival that focuses on the cooler aspects of the field in hopes of raising interest in science and technology among young people. Get hands-on with all sorts of nifty experiments, lab tours, researcher meet-and-greets, and more.

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Introduction to Tap Dance

  • Mad For Dance (263 Adelaide West)
  • 1 p.m.

Imagine what your life would be like if you could tap-dance. You’d be the entertainer at many a party, be able to brag about your skills on dates, and have an amusing way of making an exit from awkward social situations. Therefore, you should take advantage of Mad for Dance’s Introduction to Tap Dance lesson with Mackenzie Greenwell. No previous experience or fancy shoes necessary!

Details: Introduction to Tap Dance

We Are the Best

Thirteen-year-olds Bobo, Klara, and Hedvig start their own punk band—without instruments—in We Are the Best. Image courtesy of CMW Film Fest.

Thirteen-year-olds Bobo, Klara, and Hedvig start their own punk band—without instruments—in We Are the Best. Image courtesy of CMW Film Fest.

  • Royal Cinema (608 College Street)
  • 1 p.m.

Bobo, Klara, and Hedvig are three 13-year-old girls who grew up too early. While roaming the streets of Stockholm, they discover the world of punk rock, and decide to start their own band—without instruments. Presented by the CMW Film Fest, We Are the Best chronicles the musical careers of these innovative young women. Alumni of Girls Rock Camp Toronto—Unicorn Patrol and The Overtones—will perform following the screening.

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Beyonce vs. Rihanna Burlesque

  • Club 120 (120 Church Street)
  • 10 p.m.

Are you a fierce single lady, or a good girl gone bad? Better choose a side, because A Platinum Production has put together a new instalment of its Diva Off series, and this time it’s Beyonce vs. Rihanna. Belle Jumelles, Trixi Jones, Cerise Noir, Svetlana Konswallow, St Stella, Mickey D Liscious, Obskyura, and Cocoa Blows will be making teams and taking the stage to decide which babe’s beats make for better burlesque. Stick around afterwards for the dance party, and throw down your own moves to the tunes of DJ Johnny B Goode.

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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