Here’s what’s going on in Scarborough, Nov. 8 to 19, 2023
Scarborough Music Theatre presents Xanadu Nov. 2 to 18; Scarborough Players present A Christmas Carol Dec. 1 to 16. Scarborough Theatre Guild presents Death of a Salesman Jan. 12 to 27, 2024. All productions performed at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. Info on the theatre and the production companies at theatrescarborough.com.
Join the City of Toronto for Remembrance Day ceremonies Saturday, Nov. 11 to honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to Canada. Visit the City of Toronto's Remembrance Day homepage for more information, including a list of its ceremonies throughout the city.
CATHEDRAL BLUFFS SYMPHONY
Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m. at Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E. The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra honours Remembrance Day with powerful composers and their inspirational works. More info at cathedralbluffs.com.
Centennial College Fall Open House Sunday, Nov 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to: visit one, or all campuses; connect with staff, faculty, and current students and get answers to all their questions; tour all the campuses, labs and facilities, and experience hands-on activities; explore support services like financial aid, awards, scholarships, bursaries, residence, campus life, accessible learning, and more. More info.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING
Agincourt Garden Club invites holds its monthly meeting Monday Nov. 13, 2023, 7:30 p.m., at Knox United Christian Education Center, 2575 Midland Ave. Expert Michael Erdman discuss naturalizing spring bulb. More info.
Acoustic Harvest, which brings the finest in roots acoustic music to Scarborough and east Toronto, has kicked off its 2023-24 season. Upcoming shows include: Nov.18, Connie Kaldor; Dec. 9, A Christmas Carol featuring John Huston with Abby Zotz; Jan. 20, Shawna Caspi and Isabel Fryszberg and The Uncommons; February 17, The Russell de Carle Trio; March 9, Guy Davis; April 20, Boreal’s Spring show; May 11, The Healing Garden Fundraiser featuring Stephen Fearing. Venue: St. Paul's United Church, 200 McIntosh St. Tickets and full concert schedule at acousticharvest.ca
The Toronto International Dance Festival (TIDF) will hold its 10th-anniversary celebration at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, located at 5183 Sheppard Ave E., Scarborough. This annual event, organized by the non-profit organization Dancing Damsels, is dedicated to promoting cultural diversity through the art of dance. The festival is scheduled to unfold over two exciting Sunday evenings on Nov. 19 and Nov. 26, 2023, from 7 to 9 p.m. More info.
Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Swing Dance Classes at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 258, 305 Morrish Road, Scarborough. Classes are held on Thursdays, beginners 7-8 p.m, Intermediate/Advanced 8-9 p.m. More info.
AT CLARK CENTRE
• The Eclectic Eye, Nov. 2 to 29. Opening reception: Nov. 4, 1 to 3 p.m. See a fascinating collection of photographs by the Beach Photo Club, a local photography club based in Toronto’s east end. This eye-opening exhibition presents life in Toronto through the lens of some innovative locals.
Clark Centre for the Arts, is located at 191 Guildwood Pkwy., Scarborough. More info on this and upcoming exhibitions here
AT SCARBOROUGH MUSEUM
• to Dec. 31, 2023: by Megha Parhar, Portraits of Absence & Mirrors into a Colonial Heart of Darkness. This project is part of the Toronto History Museums’ Artist Mentorship Showcase: Pride with Mentor Ashley Mckenzie-Barnes. More info.
• to Jan. 31, 2024, The Queer Tamil Collective’s Oor Exhibition explores the question of belonging when faced with the fractures of displacement through war, colonialism, caste violence, and queerphobia. More info.
Scarborough Museum is located at 1007 Brimley Rd.
AT CEDAR RIDGE:
• Nov. 4 to 16, Cedar Ridge Student Exhibition. Reception: Nov. 5, 1 to 3 p.m. Visit the gallery to check out what students at Cedar Ridge are creating. Be inspired by this student show, featuring acrylic, watercolour, drawing, mixed media, textiles and clay.
• Nov. 18 to Dec. 7, Scarborough Arts Annual Juried Exhibition. Reception: Nov. 18, 1 to 3 p.m. Scarborough Arts presents its Annual Juried Exhibition, with work by local artists working in a variety of media.
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre is located at 225 Confederation Dr. More info.
Rouge National Urban Park guided walks: discover the park's natural, cultural and agricultural stories with friendly and knowledgeable Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff on most weekend days. Visit park website for information on theme, age suitability, difficulty of the walks.
These selected events are taken from our online city-wide “Things to do” list which, in turn, are selected from our events calendar at toronto.com/events (as well as the City of Toronto events calendar). You can enter your own Scarborough events at toronto.com/events - and chances are they will end up here in this listing!