Arabesque Bellydance Gala

Arabesque Dance Academy students and professionals take to the stage for the Spring Bellydance Gala. Photo by Peter Lear (FotoDances), courtesy of Arabesque Dance Company.

Arabesque Dance Academy students and professionals take to the stage for the Spring Bellydance Gala. Photo by Peter Lear (FotoDances), courtesy of Arabesque Dance Company.

  • Estonian House (958 Broadview Avenue)
  • 8 p.m.

Ever wonder where bellydancers get their skills? Well, one place is the Arabesque Academy, which happens to be hosting a Spring Bellydance Gala to show off its talented students. The night will feature more than two hours of dance performances involving new and veteran dancers performing classic bellydance, latin fusion, solos, live drumming, and more.

Details: Arabesque Bellydance Gala

Late Night Orchestra: Shostakovich Symphony 5

  • Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street)
  • 10 p.m.

Late nights don’t always have to involve stumbling around in too-high heels, or frequenting packed poutineries. Inject a little culture into your Saturday with a Late Night Orchestra performance. Join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as they launch into Shostakovich’s Symphony 5, arguably his most popular work. American composer Mason Bates will also debut his new piece, ‘Garages of the Valley’—an acoustic celebration of the tech geniuses of Silicon Valley—with the help of the TSO.

Details: Late Night Orchestra: Shostakovich Symphony 5

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