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May is jam-packed with ways to spend your leisure time – circle some dates!
Through May 31
Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
The largest photography event in the world is happening at the Ryerson Image Center. Get details on the more than 200 exhibitions and many events that are coming up in May in the GTA at scotiabankcontactphoto.
Through June 3
Bring the family to enjoy this classic musical and get to know Miss Hannigan, Daddy Warbucks and, of course, Annie. It’s happening at the Ed Mirvish Theatre (244 Victoria St., Toronto) and you can purchase tickets online at mirvish.com.
May 3 through the 26th
What’s a king to do when he tires of his wife and divorce hasn’t been invented yet? Find out how Henry VIII deals with the situation in the tragic opera, “Anna Bolena.” Staged at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West, Toronto), you can purchase tickets online at the Canadian Opera Company’s website.
May 4, 9, 18 and 25
Major League Soccer
Catch a Toronto FC game this month:
- May 4 Toronto FC vs Philadelphia Union
- May 9 Seattle Sounders FC
- May 18 Orlando City SC
- May 25 FC Dallas
Buy your tickets online at torontofc.ca.
May 4 through 6
Beethoven Pastoral Symphony
What better time of year than spring to catch a performance of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony No. 6? Bruno Weil returns to conduct the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra at Koerner Hall (273 Bloor St. West). Buy tickets online at Tafelmusik.org.
Derby Day Party
Dress in your swankiest Derby Day duds and head to Woodbine Racetrack (555 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto) for the Second Annual Derby Day Party. Enjoy cigar rolling, whiskey tasting and, hopefully, take home the prize for “best-dressed.” Get the details online at woodbine.com.
STOMP: Urban Dance Competition/Showcase
Developed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation, this is a chance for Canadian youth to showcase their talent. Watch various urban dance performances, from break and hip hop to jazz and Bollywood. It all takes place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front Street East, Toronto). Get tickets online at ticketmaster.
May 8 through the 13th
Canadian Music Week
This year’s Canadian Music Fest features more than 600 artists across 40 venues in Toronto. Learn more online at cmw.net.
May 22 through June 2
Motown the Musical
Berry Gordy lived the American Dream as a professional boxer to Motown’s founder and you’re invited to witness his story. Enjoy the music that launched the careers of Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, The Spinners and more. Get tickets for the performance at Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King Street West, Toronto) or online at mirvish.com