Arts briefs

Music of All Latitudes Part II
Latin jazz artist Amanda Martinez will play at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 at the University of Toronto Scarborough’s ARC Theatre, 1265 Military Trail. Her music blends Afro-Cuban rhythms, Mexican folk and jazz. $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Call 416-287-7076 or visit

Shakespeare on in Scarborough
All of Shakespeare’s 37 plays in 97 minutes! The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged), a comedy by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long and Daniel Singer runs from May 22 to June 7 at Scarborough Players, 3600 Kingston Rd. Call 416-396-4049 for tickets or visit

Come to smell the orchids
The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E., is hosting an orchid show on April 19 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and on April 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 10,000 plants are on display. Tickets are $6, but children eight and under are free. Call 416-292-9293.

Classical sounds at cultural centre
The fourth concert in the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony season runs April 20 at 2 p.m. in the P.C. Ho Theatre, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E. The concert features Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Adults pay $25, seniors and students $20, and children under 12 are free. Call 416-292-9293.

Celebrate young Asian talent
An open competition for the next young Asian Canadian Idol takes place from 7-10 p.m. on April 23 at the Chinese Cultural Centre, 5183 Sheppard Ave. E. Eight pre-finalists will advance to the pre-final competition on April 30. The winner gets $1,000 and a trip to anywhere in Asia. Call 416-292-9293.