Five things to do in Toronto on Easter weekend
In this edition of The Weekender, Easter egg hunting, the One of a Kind Show and three more things to do in Toronto.
ARTS & CRAFTS
One of a Kind Show
The semi-annual showcase of all things artisanal has a new feature: an Etsy marketplace where 40 predominantly online retailers flog their wares in the flesh. Check out our top picks from the hodgepodge of craft clothing, art, jewellery, food, beauty products, toys and assorted knick-knacks. $14. March 27–31. Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. oneofakindshow.com
Toronto Zoo Annual Easter “Egg” Stravaganza
The zoo is hosting an egg hunt where children follow clues that lead to exotic animal eggs rather than the standard chocolate variety (touching is permitted—but no eating!). Two giant panda mascots are greeting visitors at the front entrance to celebrate the arrival of real-life pandas Er Shun and Da Mao earlier this week (the actual bears are stuck in quarantine for 30 days). General admission $20; kids $11; children two and under free. March 27–31. Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Road. torontozoo.com
All Black Comedy Revue at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club
The monthly showcase is the longest running urban comedy night in Canada with live performances from up-and-comers and established comedians alike. This month: Kenny Robinson and The Nubian Disciples of Pryor headline. $17.70. March 31. Yuk’s Comedy Club, 224 Richmond St. W., 416-967-6431. Ages 19+, yukyuks.com
Passion Concert by Nachorale (FREE!)
The New Apostolic Church Concert Choir performs several soul-stirring classic pieces, including Franz Schubert’s “Kyrie,” Mozart’s “Lacrimosa,’ Bach’s “Jesus Bleibet Meine Freude’ and Handel’s “Hallelujah.” March 30. Rexdale Church, 6484 Finch Avenue West, 416-318-3393.
Puck’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Located just north of the city, Puck’s Farm is hosting pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, bouncy castles and easter egg scrambles all weekend. March 29–April 1. 6540 11th Concession, King Township, Schomberg. 905-939-7036.