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5 things to do this weekend: silent films, book & paper show, storytelling festival

CityNews | posted Saturday, Apr 5th, 2014

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in the city for all ages and interests.

April 4-6, 2014

Toronto Silent Film Festival: The festival showcases films from the early 20th Century, such as 1928’s The Circus starring Charlie Chaplin, and The Wind with Lillian Gish. The movies are paired with live music. Various venues across the city, April 3-8. Single ticket: $15, passes: $80. torontosilentfilmfestival.com

Click here for the film schedule.

The Old Book & Paper Show: Don’t you just love the smell of old books? The book show features vintage rare and antiquarian books, posters, historical documents, postcards, theatre programs, comic books, and more. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults and seniors: $8, children 12 and under: free.antiqueshowscanada.com/the-old-book-paper-show/

Toronto Storytelling Festival: Partake in North America’s largest urban storytelling festival, which also includes Village of Storytellers: Regent Park project. Saturday’s programs will be held at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E.) and Paintbox Bistro (555 Dundas St. E.), while Sunday’s readings take place at Daniels Spectrum and the Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. W.).  April 5 (all-day events), April 6 (11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Adult, youth, students and seniors: $10-25, children: free. torontostorytellingfestival.ca

Click here for the schedule.

Toronto Cat Rescue Adopt-a-thon: Rescued felines and kittens are looking for a place to call home. Kittens are usually adopted quickly but older cats are still in foster care. Wag on the Danforth, 1918 Danforth Ave. April 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. According to the website, adoption fees are $175 for single kittens, $80 for cats eight months or older, and “an adoption fee of your choice” for cats eight years or older. torontocatrescue.ca

Good Food and Drink Festival: The event, which is a celebration of local and international food and drink, also features home cooking, celebrity guests, and tons of other exhibitors. BreakfastTelevision’s Frank Ferragine will be at the event at 11 a.m. on Saturday discussing how to grow health-boosting plants in your garden. Direct Energy Centre (Exhibition Place), 100 Princes’ Blvd. April 4-6. Adults: $14, seniors: $11, children 12 and under: free.goodfoodfestival.com

Click here for a list of exhibitors.

With files from Patricia D’Cunha, CityNews.ca


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