March 10, 2013
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.
World Stage Production
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
Toronto Comicon, one of the greatest pop culture and entertainment events in the city, returns for a second spectacular year. Filled with exciting high-profile celebrity presentations, Q&A’s, autographs and photo sessions plus hundreds of exhibitors and retailers, this two-day, jam-packed weekend is the place to be for all things pop culture during March Break!
See Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Cmdr. La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Cmdr. Data) and Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) together again PLUS Sean Astin who portrayed the unforgettable “Sam” from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. More celebrity guests to be announced!
For tickets please visit: www.comicontoronto.com/tickets
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building) — 222 Bremner Blvd.
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/
Freckleface Strawberry was just like every other girl – except she had bright red hair and something worse…FRECKLES!
Now in Freckleface The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times Best Selling book by celebrated actress Julianne Moore, you and your family can step inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and her loveable schoolmates as they learn that everyone is different – and that’s what makes everyone special!
Due to the popularity of this show, advance tickets are suggested.
Click here to buy tickets.
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
Premier Publications and Shows and B. Martin Promotions announced today a new partnership in presenting The British Isles Show Canada, to be held March 8-10, 2013 at the International Centre. The British Isles Show is a popular consumer event dedicated to showcasing British Heritage, including England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and surrounding islands.
The British Isles Show has a long history, running for 21 years under Brian Martin’s management. The Show has an extensive and committed following from consumers and exhibitors, many of whom anticipate the return of the event after a two year hiatus.
For more details: www.britishislesshowcanada.com
Location: International Centre — 6900 Airport Road
12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: RED HOT RAMBLE
featuring Alison Young-Sax.
7:00pm: CHRIS BANKS TRIO
with Tania Gill-Piano & Brodie West-Sax.
9:30pm: DARRYL ORR:
Darryl Orr-Sax, Lee Wallace-Guitar, Amanda Tosoff-Piano, Jon
Meyer-Bass & Morgan Childs-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West