Photo by Amanda Haddox

 

1. New Labels Fashion Show, presented by the Toronto Fashion Incubator (TFI)
Meet fashion design giants and gurus, as well as scrappy up-and-coming designers. An hoers d’oeuvres and cocktail reception precedes the show, where designers are competing for $40,000 in prizes, including a grant of $10,000 from the TFI.
Where: The Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street.
When: April 14,
Cost: $60
http://www.fashionincubator.com/happenings/events/tfi-new-labels-fashion-sh.shtml

2. A Drummer’s Dream
The film chronicles a rare and unique assembly of drummers from across the spectrum of musical genres. A Drummer’s Dream focuses on the community work of Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio “El-Negro” Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Mike Mangini and Raul Rekow, who spent a week working with youth, teaching them the “essence of rhythm performance.”
Where: NFB Mediatheque, 150 John Street.
When: April 14,
Cost: FREE
http://www.onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/mediatheque/schedule.php?id=2390

3. Extraordinary Canadians
Best-selling authors Vincent Lam, Charles Foran and Andre Pratte come together with moderator John Ralston Saul to discuss their new biographies of Tommy Douglas, Maurice Richard and Sir Wilfred Laurier. Expect the conversation to be as diverse and interesting as the figures covered in books.
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, Signee and Cléophée Theatre, 100 Queen’s Park.
When: April 14,
Cost: $18 for the public, $15 for ROM members
http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/

4. Libera, Canadian debut
The internationally acclaimed singers from South London, Libera comes to Toronto for the first show of their Ontario tour. The all-boys choir, aged seven to 16, has performed across the world — most notably the Vatican City and the Kennedy Center.
Where: St. Michael’s Cathedral, 65 Bond Street.
When:
Cost: $15 for students, $25 for adults
http://www.libera.org.uk/events

5. Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option Show
The one and only Charlie Sheen comes blazing into Toronto on a wave of tiger blood and seven gram rocks powered by his warlock magic. Expect to see Sheenanigans, madness, and a few hours of the former Two and a Half Men star ranting on about anything and everything. There are more memes packed into this show than the Internet can handle.
Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street.
When: April 14 & 15,
Cost: Tickets start at $79.50 plus tax
http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/100046709C7773AE