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November 29, 2012

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

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

There is literally something for everyone in your family at The Royal. From thrilling animal attractions to the world-class Royal Horse Show and intriguing agricultural innovations there’s something to excite and educate for all.

The relationship between human and horse dates back thousands of years and has produced some of the finest, most elegant equestrian art and athleticism ever seen. The Royal Horse Show features some of the world’s best all in one place.

The Royal Agricultural Show is the biggest indoor show in North America It is home to world class wines, cheeses, jams, jellies, maple syrup, wool and honey. We are known for pioneering innovations in agriculture, growing the largest and highest quality crops and livestock and for supporting Canadian and international farmers by showcasing their produce for all to see.

Our exhibits offer the cutting-edge influence of the industry through education and entertainment. They are an example of the fact that farmers feed cities and that home and health matter, helping Canadians get closer to the source of their food supply and experience first-hand the preparation and care that goes into bringing the bounty of the field to your dinner plate.

www.RoyalFair.org

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Start: November 2, 2012
End: December 11, 2012
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Location: Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, The

The Art of the Archive

Ryerson University students and recent alumni investigate time, memory and history through photographic and video images. Artists include Alyssa Bistonath, Kyle Brohman, Julia Callon, Jenna Edwards, Tara Ernst, Daniel Froidevaux, Elisa Gilmour, Ben Lenzner, Marc Losier, Eugen Sakhnenko, Kate Tarini, and Andrew Williamson. Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel.

www.Ryerson.ca

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Start: October 1, 2012
End: December 16, 2012
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Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection

The Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto’s newest cultural destination, will open its doors on Saturday, September 29, 2012 with a spectacular exhibition that features never before-seen works by eight of Canada’s leading artists.

Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection focuses on the Black Star Collection of approximately 292,000 historic black and white photojournalistic prints, as seen through the eyes of internationally-renowned Canadian contemporary artists Stephen Andrews, Christina Battle, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, Stan Douglas, Vera Frenkel, Vid Ingelevics, David Rokeby and Michael Snow.

www.Ryerson.ca

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Start: September 29, 2012
End: December 16, 2012
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Cinderella (a RATical retelling)

Recommended for grades JK-6. The true story of Cinderella has never been told before… at least according to her friends — five rats named Ears, Teeth, Claws, Tail and Whiskers. Cinderella yearns to go to the ball to dance the way her mom and dad once taught her. But Cinderella’s stepsisters have a different plan and they don’t want any competition in their quest to marry a Prince! As the five rats tell the story in their own unique way, we discover that it takes hard work to make wishes come true for maybe Princesses, reluctant Princes, selfish sisters and wistful rats! Written by Mike Kenny (The Railway Children), Cinderella is a fun-filled romp with witty songs and inventive storytelling, sure to spark young imaginations. Tickets: $10-$20. www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

 
Start: November 12, 2012
End: December 30, 2012
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Location: Young People’s Theatre

Hockey Hall of Fame 1972 Summit Series 40th Anniversary Tribute

For a limited time, guests can relive the most famous series in all of hockey through a special 40th anniversary display paying tribute to the 1972 Summit Series between Team Canada and the Soviet Union.

Artifacts on display include the stick used by Paul Henderson to score the game-winning goal in the eight and deciding game and pants worn by Soviet goaltender Vladislav Tretiak throughout the series.

www.hhof.com

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Start: July 23, 2012
End: December 31, 2012
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The Fine Art of Murder ( A Sherlock Holmes Mystery!)

Sherlock Holmes, the world’s first consulting detective, is re-united with his trusted side-kick Dr. John Watson, for a thrilling case of murder and deception.

A dead body is found at the foot of a priceless painting. Can Holmes solve the riddle and crack the case? More importantly, can he solve it in time? Join us for an evening of exciting plot-twists and classic intrigue. The game is afoot!

www.MysteriouslyYours.com

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Start: September 20, 2012
End: December 31, 2012
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