March 21, 2013
California born, Seattle bred sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson are behind some of rock’s most iconic hits from the wild call of “Barracuda” to the epic lilt of “Magic Man” to the deranged shriek of “Crazy On You.” Heart returns to Canada in support of their new studio album Fanatic to be released on Oct 2. Tickets: $65 – $115.
For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com
Location: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
12 – 1 p.m. Award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Louis Simão, Latin jazz flute specialist Bill McBirnie and percussionist Daniel Stone present a compelling hour of songs rooted at the crossroads of Lusophone music. Drawing on traditions ranging from Simão’s native Portugal, to Brazil, Cape Verde, Angola and beyond, the trio weaves a unique musical tapestry of rhythms and melodies from the Portuguese-speaking world and infuses them with the energy and improvisational spirit of jazz.
For more information: www.coc.ca
Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen St. West
6:30pm: KEVIN QUAIN: Kevin Quain-Vocals/Solo Piano. 9:45pm: New York’s MULGREW
MILLER with FRASER CALHOUN QUARTET: Fraser Calhoun-Sax, Mulgrew Miller-Piano, Rubim
De Toledo-Bass, and Jon McCaslin-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Location: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
World Stage Production
TAO Dance Theater (China)
Production Sponsor: ManuLife Financial
Two incisive works by China’s emerging leaders of contemporary dance that shatter expectations. Weight x3 is a triptych of pieces concerned with stretching the boundaries of physical practice. In 2, the dancers’ bodies fold, collapse, invert and mirror each other to convey the movement (and rigidity) of language. Since its inception in 2008, TAO Dance Theater has established itself as one of the most provocative contemporary dance companies in China. Through rigorous, sincere, and exploratory corporeal research, they are discovering the body’s unknown possibilities and taking Chinese dance in bold new directions.
When: March 20-23, 2013
Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage
Canada’s favourite comedian, Mary Walsh, has created a new show that incorporates all the characters she has played over the years, including the infamous warrior princess, Marg Delahunty, with her armour-plated breasts and razor-sharp wit to “cut through all the BS.” Outrageous, original and totally honest, DANCING WITH RAGE will have you jumping for joy.
For tickets please visit the Off-Mirvish website.
Location: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street
March 15 – 24, 2013. Canada Blooms has co-located with The National Home Show to create North America’s largest Home and Garden Event at the Direct Energy Center. Experience spectacular feature gardens, visit Canada’s largest Flower Show, meet Canada’s top gardening personalities and shop for the latest gardening products in the Blooms Marketplace. Named one of North America’s Top 100 Events and the Garden Attraction of the Year.
For details visit: www.canadablooms.com
Location: Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
It’s time to RENOVATE, RENEW, & REFRESH!
1 ticket, 2 great events!
The National Home Show presented by RE/MAX is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside & out. Ten days of insight and inspiration for making your house a home, featuring HGTV stars like Bryan Baeumler of Leave it to Bryan and Paul Lafrance of Decked Out, 700 retailers, the Dream Home and more new features, all under one roof. Satisfaction guaranteed – or the cost of admission is on us.
The show is co-located with Canada Blooms again this year, the largest North American flower and garden festival. Tour over 50,000 sq. ft of feature gardens and shop the Marketplace for everything from decorative accessories to plants and bulbs.
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit the National Home show website.
The worldwide party musical ROCK OF AGES features a mix of 28 rockin’ 80’s tunes including DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’, WE BUILT THIS CITY, THE FINAL COUNTDOWN, WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE, HERE I GO AGAIN, CAN’T FIGHT THIS FEELING and I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS.
In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. It’s five time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more.
Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!
Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East
This exhibition features modern masterworks from 1909 until 1971. It was a period of great change in the world: the rapid rise of the car, the Great Depression’s economic turmoil, the devastation of two world wars, the advance of television and computers, the civil rights movement. Living the seismic shifts that surrounded them, the artists in this exhibition experimented with unique ways of seeing and explored new ideas about the nature of materials and the nature of artmaking itself. Artists expressed their inner visions, investigated social issues and created new languages of visual expression, with each generation ambitiously building upon and challenging the art that had come before.
With events for all ages, we combine the excitement of all the arts on the last Sunday of the month from October to March with interactive, innovative family activities to engage and delight all ages throughout the studio and gallery.
Please visit our website: http://www.ago.net/family-events
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West