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Weekend Roundup, October 7 to 9

Friday: See Faust with live music

Friday, October 7

F.W. Murnau’s classic 1926 silent film Faust screens this evening within the hallowed confines of Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church. Featuring live piano accompaniment by composer Robert Bruce, it’s an artistically immersive way to see and hear a revered piece of early filmmaking.

Find your way through a maze at the Ontario Science Centre‘s new exhibition, GPS Adventures. Using Global Positioning System technology, visitors can try out the popular activity of geocoaching to find hidden treasures and answer a riddle.

Back for its sixth year, the Toronto Chocolate Festival features a variety of decadent events beginning today that are certain to tempt any sweet tooth. Among other things, the event has become well known for its Chocolate Ball Gala, Chocolate Relay, and offering access to coupons for the city-wide tasting called Chocolicious.

Saturday: David Hockney's iPad art show opens at the ROM

Saturday, October 8

What better way to celebrate the amazing technology developed by Steve Jobs and Apple than by attending the Royal Ontario Museum‘s new exhibition, David Hockney’s Fresh Flowers. All of Hockney’s still-life and landscape works have been created using the Brushes app for the iPhone and iPad.

Experience HarbourKids Monster, a three-day festival for families featuring fun monster-related activities for children. There are performances, arts and crafts, and games dedicated to these mysterious (thankfully fictitious) creatures!

Showcasing some of Toronto’s most talented contemporary dancers, ProArteDanza performs on the final evening of its current residency at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre.

Sunday: It's your last chance to judge whether Rick Miller is Bigger Than Jesus (photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

Sunday, October 9

Catch Dora Award-winning play Bigger Than Jesus as it concludes its acclaimed run at Factory Theatre. This one-man show—created by and starring Rick Miller—explores different facets of Christianity in a compelling and often humorous way.

Don’t miss the top 10 finalists from So You Think You Can Dance on their North American tour. The cast performs memorable routines ranging from hip hop, contemporary, salsa and more from the hit TV show’s recent season.

Celebrate the genius of Stephen Sondheim with a musical compilation of his famous Broadway songs.  The Walmer Centre Theatre hosts Side by Side by Sondheim, which showcases the legend’s mastery of composition and lyrics.

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