Arts Briefs

An afternoon delight
The Cathedral Bluffs Philharmonic Orchestra presents piano soloist Robert Hovath. A special matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m., April 20 at the P.C. Ho Theatre, 5183-5193 Sheppard Ave. E. To reserve your seats, call (416) 879-5566.

Young talent competes
Pre-finals for the next young Asian Canadian Idol take place March 30 from 7- 10 p.m at the Chinese Cultural Centre, 5183-5193 Sheppard Ave. E. Watch as the final eight singers are selected to move on to the finals. Winner takes home $1,000 and a trip to anywhere in Asia. (416) 292-9293.

Bird performs as part of festival
Tony Bird, “Father of African folk-rock,” will be performing at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd, on April 19 at 8 p.m. $18 for advance tickets and $20 at the door. (416) 264-2235.

Quell your cravings for food and theatre
Scarborough Music Theatre is offering patrons a special dinner and theatre package. Enjoy a dinner buffet, non alcoholic drink and theatre ticket at Sisters Restaurant for $41. On Sundays, choose between pre-show brunch or after-show dinner buffets. Only available through Sisters Restaurant, 4 Old Kingston Rd. (416) 282-8243.

Gallery hosts special discussion
As part of their Urban Myths and Modern Fables exhibition, the Doris McCarthy Gallery at University of Toronto Scarborough hosts a discussion with Haema Sivanesan and Anna Sloan on April 2, at 7 p.m. The exhibition features new work from contemporary Indian and Pakistani artists and runs until May 11.