This Weekend in Toronto: Floral frenzy at Spring Awakenings, a Kathleen Turner film fest and Kina Grannis plays the Phoenix


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Our round up of the best things to see and do in Toronto this weekend. In this edition: A Kathleen Turner film fest, a flower show at Gardiner Museum, Linden MacIntyre and Kina Grannis come to town, and a discussion on the state of global health.
 

Kathleen Turner Film Festival

Actress Kathleen Turner will be on stage at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in May to perform in the play High. This weekend, the Carlton Cinema is playing a series of Turner’s films, including Body Heat, Romancing the Stone, Peggy Sue Got Married and The War of the Roses.
Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St., 416-494-9371. April 28, 1:15 p.m. Free, but donations go to Youth Link.


Spring Awakening: Gardiner in Bloom

It’s spring and Mothers’ Day is just round the corner, so that means flowers. Lots of them. Stop by the Gardiner Museum to check out the work of Toronto’s best floral designers — and see what your homemade bouqet for mom is up against.
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, To April 29. Free with museum admission ($12).


Torn From the Pages

Novelist Linden MacIntyre, author of Why Men Lie, will be at Hugh’s Room on Saturday. An evening of music and prose is promised. Helping supply the music will be Dave Bidini with the Bidiniband, Selina Martin and The Billie Hollies.
Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., 416-531-6604. April 28,
8:30 p.m. $15.


The Grandest Challenge

Let’s have a heated debate! Experts Abdallah Daar, Stephen Lewis, James Maskalyk, Samanth Nutt, James Orbinski and Peter Singer will be at the Toronto Reference Library on Saturday for a panel discussion on global health. Proceedings will be moderated by CBC’s Gillian Findlay and Carol Off.
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St. April 28, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $30.


Kina Grannis at The Phoenix Concert Theatre

After being catapaulted to fame by YouTube and the Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” contest, singer Kina Grannis performs in Toronto on her In Your Arms world tour. Grannis is on the road to promote her re-released album, Stairwells.
Phoenix Concert Hall, 410 Sherbourne St., 416-323-1251. April 29, 7 p.m.

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