Notable Now Toronto: March 21, 2014

Miley Cyrus
Date: March 31st
Location: ACC

A wrecking ball indeed. Everyone’s favourite troublemaker will be swinging in to the ACC to sing, dance, and entertain all while likely making at least several hundred parents desperately uncomfortable. Her Bangerz Tour has gotten off to a hot start and we see no reason why she won’t continue to adore audiences on a nightly basis. Just please – no twerking. It only encourages her.

Spring Thaw
Date: March 31st
Location: Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Winter seems never-ending, but The Canadian Chefs’ Congress is optimistic that a seasonal shift is on the horizon. To beckon in the warmer temperatures, they’ve brought together 20 of our nation’s top chefs for Spring Thaw – a culinary event and fundraiser celebrating the arrival of a new growing season. Spring-themed bites will highlight the best organic and non-GMO produce Ontario has to offer. Bring a bib.

The National
Date: April 9, 10, 11
Location: Massey Hall

When you can sell out the ACC but you’d rather play three nights at Massey Hall to deliver a more intimate concert, you’ve made a notable move. From indie darlings to Grammy nominations, SNL to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, The National continues to put on a great show every time they take the stage. Note that while wearing plaid or having a beard hasn’t been scientifically proven to make you appreciate this music more, it will help you blend in at the concert. 

Good Food And Drink
Date: April 3-6
Location: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place

Three days of, you guessed it, good food and drink. There will be celebrity chefs, live cooking demos, new recipe ideas, and samples enough to make a meal. Both local and international wine will be flowing, giveaways and draws will be taking place, and close to a 100 exhibitors will be on site to give you the best tastings in the city. But we suspect a lot of the action will be at the Thursday night 19+ VIP preview party. ‘Cause, you know, wine.   

Hot Docs
Date: April 24 – May 4
Location: Various Theatres

North America’s largest documentary festival hardly needs an introduction in our city. Hot Docs has been the pride of the documentary film festival circuit for more than 20 years now and we expect the 2014 festival to be no different. With over 180 cutting-edge documentaries being shown in just 10 days, you’ll have to choose wisely. Tickets went on sale this week, so hurry up and get ‘em while they’re hot…

Date: March 25
Location: The Berkeley Church, 315 Queen Street E. 

This public speaking competition intends to address the theme “Toronto State of Mind: What Defines Our City?” by inviting George Brown College, Centennial College, and Seneca College students to share their insights as to what they believe makes this city so great. Natasha Koifman, President of Toronto public relations firm NKPR, will be on the panel of judges to see what the next generation has to say for itself.

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Photo: The National