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November 13, 2012

Kenny Broad

At 8:00pm. Kenny Broad, National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year for 2011, is also an accomplished cave diver. He pursues this extreme avocation not for sport but to gain valuable insights. Doubling as a recognized, and quite funny, environmental anthropologist, Broad uses his research to solve problems of climate change and freshwater resource management. Join him for a fantastic voyage into the beautiful but dangerous “blue holes” of the Bahamas—a potential treasure trove of scientific knowledge, captured in incredible images and video. Box office: 416-872-4255. www.masseyhall.com/eventdetail/ngl_kennybroad

Start: November 12, 2012
End: November 13, 2012
Location: Roy Thomson Hall

An Illustrated Talk by Margaret Visser, Writer and Broadcaster

Join us for the second annual Founder’s Lecture where we welcome writer and broadcaster Margaret Visser. A leading commentator on history, anthropology and mythology in everyday life, Ms. Visser will look at the meanings embodied by modern footwear. Her most recent book is The Gift of Thanks, published by HarperCollins. Her previous books, Much Depends on Dinner, The Rituals of Dinner, The Way We Are, and The Geometry of Love, have all been best sellers and have won major international awards, including the Glenfiddich Award for Food book of the Year in Britain in 1989, the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ Literary Food Writing Award, and the Jane Grigson Award. Her books have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. She appears frequently on radio and television, and has lectured extensively in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. She divides her time between Toronto, Paris, and South West France. Tuesday, November 13th; ; 6:30pm. Followed by a guided tour of the Vivier exhibition. COST: Lecture – $30 adult; $20 BSM members and students. Lecture + Reception – $50 adult; $40 BSM members and student. Limited seating; for tickets call 416.979.7799 x 239 or email tickets@batashoemuseum.ca www.batashoemuseum.ca

Date: November 13, 2012
Location: Bata Shoe Museum, The


In a room safe from the desolate landscape outside, Hamm, a blind man unable to stand, gives orders to his servant, Clov, a man unable to sit, as Hamm’s elderly parents, Nagg and Nell, look on from their trashcan homes. One of master absurdist Samuel Beckett’s most important works, Soulpepper’s acclaimed Endgame returns with a new vision. Directed by Daniel Brooks. Featuring Diego Matamoros, Michael Simpson, Maria Vacratsis and Joseph Ziegler.

Start: October 26, 2012
End: November 14, 2012
Venue: The Young Centre for the Performing Arts
55 Mill Street, Building 49

Sinfonia Toronto

At 8:00pm. Anastasia Rizikov, piano and Berislav Skenderovic, conductor. Canada’s next superstar, First Prize winner of the adult level of the Rotary International Competition in Spain – at age 11!

Tickets: $12 (students), $32 (seniors) and $39 (adults).


Start: October 16, 2012 8:00 pm
End: November 16, 2012 10:00 pm
Location: Glenn Gould Studio

La Cage Aux Folles

WELCOME TO La Cage Aux Folles! Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards® including the award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, this hilarious new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season, leaving audiences in stitches night after night!

Starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton), the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who moonlights as the glamor­ous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges’ son brings his fiancée’s conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly!

LA CAGE is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together… stay fabulous… and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies and a dynamite cast featuring the “notorious and dangerous Cagelles,” LA CAGE is an indisputable musical comedy classic… and this extraordinary new version shows you why!


La Cage Aux Folles Toronto
Start: October 10, 2012
End: November 18, 2012
Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre

Speaking in Tongues

When a woman goes missing, four marriages fall into a mess of sex, lies, and neglect. Through it all, each couple desperately searches for fulfillment and the line between right and wrong becomes dangerously blurred.

Speaking in Tongues is a thrilling play fresh from Australia; a multi-faceted adventure that reveals the darker side of human nature. The Company Theatre, our Berkeley Street Partners who presented 2011’s critically-acclaimed The Test, return with this intriguing and intelligent play in which nine parallel lives are interlocked by lust, infidelity, and one mysterious stiletto.


Start: October 29, 2012
End: November 24, 2012

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s perpetually winsome, subversive, cunning and hilarious children’s classic is given a glorious ballet treatment by British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon that is the very measure of the original.

Outrageously, eye-poppingly theatrical, with stunning sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, and set to an energetic, riveting score by Joby Talbot, Wheeldon revisits and brings to the stage many of the familiar characters from the book, but in ways, and in such brilliant choreographic arrangements, that we feel we’re meeting them for the first time.

A co-production with England’s Royal Ballet, the work was a smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic when it premiered in 2011, enthralling and astounding audiences show after show with its mind-boggling stagecraft, startling choreographic statements and its perfectly nuanced blend of classical dance and sheer entertainment. And all on a summer’s day!


Start: November 10, 2012
End: November 25, 2012
Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage

The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of critically-acclaimed Berlin-based artist Omer Fast. Fast (born 1972, Jerusalem) works primarily with video to test our understanding of media and examine how individual and collective histories interact.

Focusing on narrative structures and constructions, he mixes sound and image into stories that test the line between personal and media accounts of current events and history, particularly a recent history of war.

The exhibition includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art. In his concern with the strategies of digital manipulation and perception, Fast’s work draws attention to the permeable boundaries between documentary and fiction.


Start: September 15, 2012
End: November 25, 2012
Location: The Power Plant

100th Grey Cup Festival

The 100th Grey Cup Festival is an “Invitation to Our Nation”, uniting Canadians from coast-to-coast in Toronto for a ten-day, eleven-night festival encompassing over 50 events ranging from traditional team parties, to the Rushes Football Film Festival presented by Nolitours, the Nissan Family Zone and the Toronto Sun Zip Line, located in the Adrenaline Zone at great venues including the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square and Nathan Phillips Square.

Complete with street parties, entertainment and activities, the 100th Grey Cup will be a sport and cultural celebration that befits this iconic Canadian game.


Start: November 5, 2012
End: November 25, 2012

Weekend Family Fun

Parents, the next time you hear “There’s nothing to do!” bring your children aged 3 to 9 over to the Museum to for a whole summer of family fun!

Every month features a fun shoe-themed art and craft activity. During the month of November join us on the weekends for a daily showing of the 2011 DreamWorks film “Puss in Boots” and take part in activities inspired by the movie!

Saturdays and Sundays; Film showings at 12:30 pm and 2:30pm with crafts drop-in until 4pm.

COST: Included with regular Museum admission $14 adult; $12 senior; $8 students; $5 children (5 – 17 years); Children under 5 are free; Family passes are also available. Free for Museum members. Extra fees may be applicable for some arts and crafts activities.


Start: November 3, 2012
End: November 25, 2012
Location: Bata Shoe Museum, The