Five things to in Toronto on the weekend of April 13-14

Five things to in Toronto on the weekend of April 13-14

Things-to-do-in-Toronto-April-13-14 Lost in Memory Palace (Image: AGO)
 

In this edition of The Weekender, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller at the AGO, Oprah (yes, that Oprah) and three more things to do in Toronto.

ART
Lost in the Memory Palace
Art world superstars Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller bring their acclaimed immersive multimedia pieces for a run at the AGO. The Storm Room recreates the feeling of being isolated in an abandoned shack while a storm rages outside. Thunder claps, lightning flashes and water actually drips from the ceiling. In The Forty Part Motet, 40 individual speakers blare 40 individual voices, as if a full 40-piece choir is singing full blast only a few feet away. $12. April 6-August 18. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street W, www.ago.net/lost-in-the-memory-palace

FILM
TIFF Kids International Film Festival
The annual festival is the best of children’s cinema with over 100 features and shorts from over 40 countries, as well as live music, activities and showcases. Opening night on Friday includes a free pizza party. $8.50-$12. April 9-21. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W. tiff.net/kids

OPRAH
An Evening With Oprah
The revered former daytime host is sharing personal stories and insights, and offering advice on how to reach your full potential over the course of a 90-minute solo presentation in Hamilton. A 30-minute Q&A session follows, and YOU GET A FREE CAR (just kidding—you don’t). $77—$467. April 13. Copps Coliseum, 101 York Blvd., Hamilton. tickets-center.com

MUSIC
Royal Conservatory Orchestra
Conducted by Tito Muñoz, the Royal Conservatory performs Franz Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major” and Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique” with solos by Rudin Lengo, the winner of the annual Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition. $25-$55. April 12. Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St. W., 416-408-0208 performance.rcmusic.ca

FILM
ReelWorld Film Festival
The annual not-for-profit festival screens features, shorts, docs and music videos from a racially and culturally diverse group of filmmakers, including a healthy contingent of Canadian content. Highlights include the documentary Goodness in Rwanda, Toronto-born director Dev Khanna’s heavy Fondi ’91 and the quirky comedy about a Korean girl who moves to North America Lost Lagoon. $11.50. April 10—14. Canada Square Cinemas, 2190 Yonge St. reelworld.ca