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March 7, 2013

Live Jazz

6:30pm:
KEVIN QUAIN:
Kevin Quain-
Vocals/Solo Piano.
9:30pm: CD Release:
TERRA HAZELTON TRIO:
Terra Hazelton-Vocals,
Nathan Hiltz-Guitar,
Jordan O’Connor-Bass & Guests.
Nick Teehan & Drew Jurecka.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Date: March 7, 2013
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Everyday Anthems

World Stage Production

Choreographed by rising star Heidi Strauss, along with text from playwright Brendan Gall, this new dance work explores anthems as a metaphor for overcoming obstacles, for things unrequited, for personal strength and belonging. An impassioned performance that poses questions around power, pride and unity in the face of difference. Strauss’s first creation for Toronto Dance Theatre draws on the embodied histories of her performers to create a richly physical ensemble work. Toronto Dance Theatre, under the artistic direction of Christopher House, is recognized for intelligent choreography and the exceptional artistry of its dancers.

When: March 6-9, 2013

Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
Start: March 6, 2013
End: March 9, 2013
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Dominic Nahr: Captive State

Captive State is an exhibition of photographs taken by Dominic Nahr during two trips to Somalia. In August 2011, Nahr traveled to Mogadishu with Alex Perry (TIME’s Africa Bureau Chief) to document the famine in Southern Somalia. They found overwhelming suffering and death; approximately 150,000 of the 2.8 million Somalis affected eventually starved to death. Almost as appalling was the knowledge that a US anti-terrorism policy unwittingly blocked aid to the famine areas for years. Perry writes, “If drought set the conditions for last year’s famine in East Africa, it was man who ensured it.”

When Nahr and Perry returned to Mogadishu the following year, the improvements were tangible, but as Perry states, “If Mogadishu was enjoying its longest sustained peace in 21 years of civil war, you couldn’t mistake that for a return to normality.”A TIME Contract Photographer and Magnum Photos Nominee, Dominic Nahr graduated from the photography program at Ryerson University in 2008. Dominic Nahr: Captive State will be on view in the Ryerson Image Centre’s Student Gallery January 23 – March 10, 2013.

For more information, visit the Ryerson Image Centre website.

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Start: January 23, 2013
End: March 10, 2013
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LEAR

World Stage Production

LEAR

Philip McKee (Canada)
Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre

Canadian performance legend Clare Coulter steps into the title role of Shakespeare’s King Lear in this intimate and powerful portrait of passing on a legacy, in a family and in the theatre. A reinvigorated and sensitive overturning of a timeless tragedy.

Philip McKee is an emerging performance maker and director within Canada’s theatre scene. In LEAR, he’s assembled an exciting group of collaborators for this surprising staging.

LEAR originally appeared as part of Harbourfront Centre’s HATCH performing arts residency programme in 2011. For more information about HATCH, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/hatch.

When: March 5-10, 2013

Location: Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
Start: March 5, 2013
End: March 10, 2013
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Sweets & Treats Food Tour

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join us as we take you around the city for our Sweets and Treats Tour. A magical road filled with sweet surprises as we visit several Valentine’s Day themed food stops. From aphrodisiac delicacies to childhood “fun-loving” classics, what better way to share your love with a special someone, a family member, or a dear friend, as you experience the sweet joy of eating the best handmade confections, sweets, and, savoury treats. Our version of an adult game of Candyland.
Approximately 4 hours in length.

Join us on February 9 and 10. Tickets are $69-80 plus HST and include your guided tour and all tastings.

Event Details: http://foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto/

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Start: February 9, 2013
End: March 10, 2013
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LEAR

Co-produced by Harbourfront Centre
Philip McKee (Canada).
Canadian performance legend Clare Coulter steps into the title role of Shakespeare’s King Lear in this
intimate and powerful portrait of passing on a legacy, in a family and in the theatre. Tickets: $30.

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront — Studio Theatre

 
Start: March 5, 2013
End: March 10, 2013
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Ghost Tracking

Does Casa Loma have ghosts? Find out for yourself with our Ghost Tracking experts….
The Evening will commence in the Library for a quick introduction and breakdown of haunted tales, a sneak peek at your hosts Paranormal Equipment, and perhaps listen to some of the amazing EVP’s captured during some of the investigations that have taken place at The Castle. We will then proceed forward for a mini tour – allowing you, our honoured guests, some extra time to investigate on your own!

Dates: Friday, February 1, 2013; Saturday, February 2, 2013; Sunday, February 17, 2013; Thursday, March 14, 2013; and Friday, March 15, 2013.

Times: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: Adult $26.96 Children $15.95

Registration/Tickets: www.canadasmosthauntedmedia.com/casa-loma

Location: Casa Loma — One Austin Terrace

 
Start: February 1, 2013
End: March 15, 2013
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A Fond Husband

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts offers a rare opportunity to see one of Thomas d’Urfey’s lesser-known farces, A Fond Husband, first performed in London in 1676.

Tickets: $18

Visit the Young Centre website for more information.

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Start: February 6, 2013
End: March 16, 2013
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Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana

Forget about the dinosaurs you know… this is a whole new breed of beast. Mark your calendars for the biggest and best dinosaur exhibition ever mounted in Canada!

Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen before. Created by the ROM, this new exhibition makes its world premiere in Toronto on June 23.

This scientifically rigorous, cutting-edge exhibition is based on ground-breaking new research and takes you on a journey through the ancient land of Gondwana. Meet the world’s largest and strangest dinosaurs as you journey back in time to the Mesozoic era and learn how continental drift supported the evolution of these bizarre creatures in what is modern-day Africa, Madagascar and South America.

Not only will you experience new dinosaurs – you’ll experience them in new ways. This exhibition includes cutting-edge augmented reality technology, that layers virtual experiences over the real environment. Three innovative iPad stations allow you to experience dinosaurs in surprising ways, including virtually fleshing out a dinosaur skeleton.

www.rom.on.ca

Ultimate Dinosaurs at The ROM
Start: June 23, 2012
End: March 17, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

the toronto sketch comedy festival

The mandate of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is three-fold: to provide a big, public showcase for sketch comedy in Toronto;
to deliver relevant professional development to artists; and
to create opportunities for positive networking and exchange among comedic writer-performers.

We currently do this by producing the annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival in March (TOsketchfest), The Best of the Fest Encore Show in June, and Sketch ComAgeddon in October.

Genreally speaking, sketch comedy is any funny performance that is written, rehearsed and performed by a cast of comedians. It’s like Saturday Night Live, or SCTV, or Kids in the Hall. It’s not stand-up or improv.

And no, it’s not funny pencil drawings on the wall. Seriously, someone asked us that once.

For more information: www.torontosketchfest.com

Location: Various Venues

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Start: March 7, 2013
End: March 17, 2013
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