November 1, 2012
Behold the next century of space exploration in Beyond Planet Earth, a cosmic new exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre that immerses visitors in amazing environments and ultramodern technology. Filled with artifacts from the past, models of the future, and a host of interactive elements, it is an interstellar voyage to the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and distant stars. Witness a “spaceplane” currently in development. Walk the surface of Mars, or fly over it, zooming in on its otherworldly features. Be tested to see if you can handle a trip to Mars. Using touch-screens, you can help save Earth by deflecting away a “doomsday” asteroid. Use a multi-touch table to transform Mars into an environment suitable for humans. Experience the future now. Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org) in collaboration with Madatech: The Israel National Museum of Science, Technology & Space, Haifa, Israel. Local Presenting Sponsor: UrtheCast. Price: Free with admission. Location: Level 6.
Only on Nov. 1 & Nov. 3. Spanish maestro, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, presides over this unique opportunity to enjoy Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s passionate opera, La vida breve (The Short Life). This story of love and betrayal among gypsies overflows with soaring arias and fiery dances. It will be performed, complete with English supertitles, by a full cast of singers and flamenco artists direct from Spain. Intermission chat in the lobby on Nov 1 & 3. www.roythomson.com
Before serving his short prison term, Gabriel von Eisenstein decides to attend Prince Orlofsky’s ball. There, he is ensnared in a screwball plot of elaborate revenge, disguises, mistaken identity and spouses pushing the boundaries of each other’s fidelity. Amidst all the gaiety, this exquisite entertainment poses larger questions about a society dancing on the edge of ruin. Our brand new production conjures a fantasy world of madcap lunacy and bubbling champagne in elegant, early 20th-century Vienna.
Running Time: 90 minutes with one intermission. “Thrilling and exhilarating!” -Montreal Gazette. Cirque Éloize presents a phenomenal stage event filled with spectacular visual effects, amazing movement, touching moments and magical feats of skill. Ten circus disciplines including tumblers, acrobats, jugglers and contortionists are woven together to create a non-stop breathtaking, high-energy and explosive spectacle. www.sonycentre.ca
Cirque du Soleil brings its latest big top production to Toronto at the end of the summer. Directed by Diane Paulus, Amaluna premieres on September 6, 2012 for a limited engagement under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at Port Lands. 6 additional performances have been added to the engagement and are now available at cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna. Reservations: 1-800-450-1480.
“Genius Loci” is defined as a spirit of place that informs and identifies the history or destiny of a region. This exhibition connects artists from Canadian Art history with contemporary artists in response to notions of landscape, identity and place. ARTISTS: Yael Brotman, Susan Collacott, James Fowler, Kara Hamilton, Micah Lexier, Immony Men, Don Maynard, Jon Sasaki, Aman Sandhu, Swapnaa Tamhane, Jessica Thompson, Gu Xiong. ARTWORKS FROM THE MCMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION, THE TOM THOMSON GALLERY AND THE ART GALLERY OF MISSISSAUGA PERMANENT ART COLLECTION: A.J. Casson, Franklin Carmichael, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Doris McCarthy, David Milne, Norval Morrisseau, Tom Thomson, F.H. Varley.
Coule dans les Veines (Flows in the Veins) is the Canadian launch of Ciels – a one-of-a-kind Artist Book created in collaboration with the poet and novelist Nanni Balestrini, and published by Gervais Jassaud of ‘Collectif Generation’ France. In the spirit of true collaboration and investigation, Qayyum presents the next legacy of her thinking – script as a repetitious line narrates sculptural forms of pesticide containers and other forms of destruction.
Toronto is set once again to become a Chocolate coated metropolis as delicious events celebrate EVERYTHING CHOCOLATE this coming fall. As a Toronto city-wide event, the Toronto CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, is back for its seventh exciting year. This is the event where CHOCOLATE is featured in all its magnificent and tasty forms. The 2012 Toronto CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL will offer participants several delectable, delicious and simply decadent events throughout its 23-day run in the GTA and extending into parts of Southern Ontario.
Chocolatiers and pastry shops throughout the GTA will once again open their doors and invite visitors to taste their chocolate delights with once-a-year offerings and samplings. More than 5,000 chocolate lovers redeemed their coupons in the past three years. FREE PASSPORTS can be dowloaded by going to www.TorontoChocolateFestival.com Download and print passport coupons and take your own Tour de Chocolat during the Toronto Chocolate Festival.