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5 things to do this weekend: Poetry, Irish guitarists and silent film

Marcia Chen | posted Friday, Apr 10th, 2015

April 10-12, 2015

Shakespeare in Action: Kids play drama games and explore plays like Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream through magic, witches and swordplay. Various Toronto Public Library branches. Sunday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. shakespeareinaction.org

African dance workshops: Addy Medjo teaches traditional and fusion styles, with drummer Walter Maclean. COBA, 585 Dundas St. E., Suite 130. Sunday, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $20. facebook.com

Impolite Company: A revival of a poetry salon series, in honour of National Poetry Month, with an open mic and potluck dinner. Food and Poetry is the theme. 1-473 Palmerston Blvd. Friday, 7 p.m. Free.facebook.com

Dublin Guitar Quartet: The visiting Irish ensemble wraps up the Mooredale Concert Series with foot-tapping music from far-flung locales, including Cuba, Romania and South Africa. They play a shorter Music & Truffles concert at 1:15 p.m. geared to a younger crowd. Walter Hall, University of Toronto, 80 Queens Park. Sunday, 3:15 p.m. $13-$30. mooredaleconcerts.com

Toronto Silent Film Festival: “Moving pictures” from the Roaring ‘20s and beyond, accompanied by live musicians on piano and the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ. Friday-Tuesday. Various venues. $8-$20.torontosilentfilmfestival.com

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