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Weekend Roundup: May 22 to 24

This weekend, as ever, the city offers more entertainment options than you can shake a stick at. Highlights include the popular Doors Open Toronto event and the Gardiner Museum’s 25th anniversary festivities.

The Elgin Theatre hosts beloved <i>Anne of Green Gables—The Musical</i>

The Elgin Theatre hosts beloved Anne of Green Gables—The Musical

Friday, May 22

Follow the charming misadventures of Canada’s storybook sweetheart, Anne of Green Gables, in the musical rendition of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s childhood classic.

Dance to worldly rhythms as Toronto-based percussion collective Samba Squad celebrates its 10th anniversary with a high-energy gig at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.

Share champagne and conversation in Yorkville’s Amber Restaurant & Bar—the whitewashed patio exudes a modern, South Beach–inspired ambience.

The Drake Hotel shows off its eclectic rooms as part of Doors Open (photo by Keith Pace Asciak).

The Drake Hotel shows off its eclectic rooms as part of Doors Open (photo by Keith Pace Asciak).

Saturday, May 23

Get up close and personal with the city during this year’s 10th edition of Doors Open Toronto—175 buildings of architectural, historical and cultural significance open their doors to the public.

Honour a timeless tale of divine love with the Menaka Thakkar Dance Company as it presents Gita Govinda at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre.

Get something extra with your tea at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel’s Epic restaurant—its traditional afternoon service is followed by a tour of the hotel’s rooftop herb garden, which offers a lovely view of the city.

Puccini's <i>La Bohème</i> spins a bohemian yarn.

Puccini's La Bohème spins a bohemian yarn (photo by Michael Cooper).

Sunday, May 24

Live vicariously through the struggles of young lovers, artists and philosophers in 1830s Paris, as the Canadian Opera Company presents its final performance of Puccini’s La Bohème.

Meet and greet the lovable characters of Sesame Street Live’s latest show, When Elmo Grows Up, an educational musical adventure for the whole family.

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the renowned Gardiner Museum with international music and dance performances, professional clay demonstrations and, best of all, free admission.

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