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November 25, 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!

www.National.Ballet.ca

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

Lego Brick Factor Open Auditions

Come and watch the LEGO masters compete for the grand title of Master Model Builder for the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto, being built at Vaughan Mills!!

This unique job will provide an opportunity for LEGO fans to turn their beloved childhood pastime into a dream career!

The most creative candidate will be chosen as the Master Model builder to:

  • Help LEGOLAND Discovery Center Toronto develop new features
  • Curate special exhibitions
  • Build new LEGO models for the attraction
  • Interact with the thousands of children and families

Live LEGO building auditions will be held during LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Brick Factor event on November 24th (10am – 6pm) and 25th(10am – 4pm) at PawsWay Toronto, on Queen’s Quay.

Everyone is invited! Bring your friends and family to cheer them on!

Date: November 25, 2012
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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.

www.ThePowerPlant.org

 
Start: September 15, 2012
End: November 25, 2012
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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.

www.100thGreyCupFestival.ca

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

www.BataShoeMuseum.ca

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

Christian Marclay: The Clock

The Clock (2010) is a unique and compelling work created by world-renowned sound and video artist Christian Marclay (born 1955, California). The work is an ode to time and cinema, and is comprised of thousands of iconic and recognizable fragments from a vast range of films, which together create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video.

Marclay compiled film clips of wristwatches, clock towers, sundials, alarm clocks, and countdowns, each of which illustrate every minute in a 24-hour period in real time.

The Power Plant will open its doors for several special 24-hour viewing periods during the course of the exhibition, providing the public with the opportunity to see The Clock in its entirety. FREE Opening Party for all on Friday, 14 September, 2012 from 5 – 11 PM.

www.ThePowerPlant.org

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

The Arsonists

Gottlieb Biedermann has a problem. Two strangers have weaseled their way into his home and he’s pretty sure they’re the arsonists who’ve already torched much of his small town.

Perhaps by turning a blind eye what he doesn’t want to see won’t happen. Or will it? Wickedly funny, Swiss playwright Max Frisch’s famous post-World War II political farce about our all-too-human ability to ignore acts of despicable evil gets its Canadian premiere in this not-to-be-missed production from the director and designer of Canadian Stage’s 2009 runaway hit ‘Art’. Stage favourites Michael Ball and Fiona Reid star as Biedermann and his wife Babette. Toronto-based songwriter/musician Justin Rutledge composes original music, performing live on stage with a full band.

www.CanadianStage.com

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Start: November 11, 2012
End: December 9, 2012
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Michael Snow: Objects of Vision

Michael Snow is a Toronto born artist known internationally as a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, musician and author. This exhibition celebrates his achievement as the 2011 winner of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize. The sculptures in Objects of Vision are are abstract-form sculptures from three distinct yet essentially connected moments in the artist’s career: the late 1950s, the late 1960s and 1982. The sculptures are instruments in the artist’s orchestration of thinking about looking. While each work has a rich exhibition and publication history in varied contexts, they are presented here for the first time as one cohesive and focused investigation of sight and materiality.

www.AGO.net

Start: July 18, 2012
End: December 9, 2012
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Max Dean: Album

Max Dean: Album takes up one of the most ubiquitous forms of photography in the 20th century: the family photo album. In May, Toronto artist Max Dean will appear at various locations throughout the city in his specially configured 1966 Volkswagen Beetle—the Foto Bug—to showcase more than 400 such albums from a collection amassed over ten years.

www.AGO.net

Start: May 5, 2012
End: December 9, 2012
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Terminus

The hottest ticket at this year’s Summerworks Festival and the winner of the festival’s Best Production Award, TERMINUS tells three interwoven stories set in contemporary Ireland, all told in heightened language and in rhyming verse. Powerful, thought-provoking and utterly beautiful to look at and listen to, TERMINUS will be performed at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in a way never done before: the action of the play will happen at the lip of the stage, performed for an audience of only 200 seated on the theatre’s storied stage.

Tuesday – Friday 8PM
Saturday 2PM and 8PM
Sunday 2PM and 7PM
www.mirvish.com/shows/terminus

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Start: November 21, 2012
End: December 9, 2012
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Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre