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5 things to do this weekend: Kuumba Fest, Brampton Cup boxing & Basquiat

CityNews | posted Saturday, Feb 7th, 2015

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Feb. 6-8, 2015

Kuumba’s 20th Anniversary Festival: This three-day festival is one of Toronto’s longest running Black History Month events. Meet the next generation of musicians, artists and thinkers during a thrilling exploration of Afrofuturism. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. Feb. 6-8. Free. harbourfrontcentre.com

2015 Brampton Cup: The skills and bravery that define the sweet science will be on display when two hundred and fifty amateur boxers from across Ontario step into the ring during this three-day boxing tournament. Fighters of all shapes and sizes will represent more than 60 boxing clubs. Century Gardens Community Centre, 340 Vodden St. E., Brampton. Feb. 6-8. boxingontario.com

Toronto Roller Derby: Back-to-back games will keep roller derby fans busy this weekend. In the first match, D-Vas takes on Orangeville. That will be followed by a clash between the Bruisers and Royal City. Watch from the bleachers or bring your own chair or blanket for track-side seating. The Bunker, 40 Carl Hall Rd., Studio 3. Saturday. $18 at the door. $12 advance. torontorollerderby.com

Basquiat at AGO: Don’t miss the highly-anticipated public opening of Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time. The exhibition marks the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in Canada, with dozens of his groundbreaking and challenging paintings and drawings. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W. Feb. 7-May 10. ago.net

Pianorama: Talented young pianists from Toronto will join Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax and The Toronto Symphony Orchestra on stage. Together they’ll perform Saint-Saëns’s, The Carnival of the Animals, and other selections. Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. Feb. 7. $20-$32. tso.ca

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