May 11, 2013
Category: Multicultural Attractions
Bring out the whole family to enjoy a day filled with art, music and dance all focused on South Asia. On Saturday May 11, 2013 from 10am to 5pm the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will celebrate South Asian Heritage Day – a day full of live performances, hands-on activities for kids, shopping, dining and more.
The ROM has partnered with Ethnic Marketing to present this special day of South Asian heritage programming. Heritage Days at the ROM provide a unique opportunity for Canadians to celebrate and learn about their own and other cultures.
The festivities will encompass a variety of activities, such as classical and folk dances, which will also be accompanied by musical performances. Visitors can participate in a variety of interactive activities such as miniature painting, authentic Mughal art and calligraphy, Rangoli floor art as well as block printing and textile crafts. Additionally, the ROMs Food Studio will play host to a variety of South Asian cuisines.
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
The CanAsian International Dance Festival lights up the stage! This year
promises an emotionally spectacular line-up that includes some of the best and most memorable
performers from past festivals mixed with performances by world-class artists making their Toronto debut.
New this year is the introduction of special workshops devoted to contemplative writing, dance and
calligraphy; a special Japanese film screening, magical labyrinth walks and the ever-popular noodle
night. This year’s festival takes place from April 28 to May 12 with performances at Harbourfront Centre
(207 Queens Quay West). Festival passes cost $50 or single tickets are available for $30 or $25 for
students|seniors by calling 416-973-4000 or online at www.HarbourfrontCentre.com.