Ontario Culture Days is happening this coming September 27-29. This year’s edition is a big one — it’s the tenth anniversary. What is there to expect, then?
Do Blue Butterflies Eat Parts of the Sky?
Do Blue Butterflies Eat Parts of the Sky is a province-wide exhibition. Events in the exhibition include:
- You are a Good Apple, where you get to taste unusual apple varieties, know their history, and even explore the community orchards.
- How Does Life Live?, an image exhibit featuring the out-of-the-blue questions of children such as “Why are there so many people who don’t know me?” and “Why do trees just stand there?”
- Haircuts by Children, where you are invited to get a haircut from nine and ten-years olds.
- Photopagia, where the 1979 documentary, The Secret Life of Plants will be shown without the picture and described by gardeners as you sit in the dark.
- Consensus Bus, where you can ride a bus for free and you get to go wherever you want but — here’s the catch — all the passengers must agree with the chosen destination.
For more details about the events, check the official site.
Culture Trek features three made-to-measure itineraries which puts three communities in Ontario into the spotlight:
- Western Loop
- Durham Region
- Eastern Hike
Experience the best places to have fun, eat, and sleep. This was designed specifically for the Culture Days weekend, though you can still do these trips throughout the year.
For more details about the itineraries, check the official site.
Even More Events
Apart from these two, there will be additional arts and culture events that will be handled by various institutions:
- Public libraries (see the list of participating libraries here)
- National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa
- Royal Ontario Museum
Excited? Make sure to save the date on your calendars so that you won’t miss out.