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5 things to do this weekend: Downtown record show, Faulty Towers, Easter egg hunts

CityNews | posted Saturday, Mar 28th, 2015

March 27-29, 2015

We begin with a pair of worthwhile weekend events for movie buffs.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Toronto’s Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will be showing Canadian films focusing on the Rockies region. Each screening is made up of five to eight short films, all between five and 50 minutes long. Click here for a full list of films being shown. Tickets are $25. Showings from Friday night through Sunday afternoon.TorontoBanffFilmFest.org

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival: The TIFF Bell Lightbox will play host to eight films that highlight human rights crises in Canada and abroad. All screenings include introductory remarks by specialists on the themes at hand. Click here for a full list of films being shown. Tickets are $13 for general admission, $10.50 for students and seniors, and $9 for children. ff.hrw.org/toronto

Faulty Towers, The Dining Experience: Looking for dinner and a show? Why not both at once? In an homage to the John Cleese and Connie Booth classic British comedy Fawlty Towers, the audience at the Sony Centre is treated to a three-course meal by the actors … who only have one-third of the show scripted. That leads to plenty of madcap improv and hopefully, there will be a clever Canadian moose in attendance. Click here for showtimes and the menu. Tickets range from $77.20 to $151.19. sonycentre.ca

Easter egg hunts: For those looking for some of the best games of seasonal hide-and-seek, on Saturday you can head to the Sanderson branch of the Toronto Public Library at 10:30 a.m. for its annual hunt. While the event is free, families are asked to provide their own baskets or bags for the eggs. torontopubliclibrary.ca

On Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., head to Colborne Lodge at High Park for their annual Easter egg hunt. The cost is $3 for the hunt and $1 for egg dyeing. toronto.ca

Toronto Downtown Record Show: A different type of hunt, but no less rewarding … albeit for a slightly older crowd. For an entry fee of $5 you can peruse the stacks upon stacks of vinyl albums and CDs for rare and sought-after musical artifacts. The Record Guys will also be in attendance to offer free appraisals of anything you might have and are curious of the (non-sentimental) value. The show is at Estonian House at 958 Danforth Ave. on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Warning: You might end up buying a copy of the Three EPs by The Beta Band. therecordguys.com

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