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April 5, 2013

Billy Talent: Dead Silence Tour

Following a series of triumphant headlining European dates, Billy Talent have today announced the long-awaited Canadian leg of their Dead Silence Tour. The tour, which kicks off on March 14, 2013 at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum, is scheduled to hit 17 cities across the country, ending April 13, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Joining Billy Talent for the entire tour will be special guests Sum 41, Hollerado and Indian Handcrafts. Tickets (incl. HST) $38.50, & $49.50 (plus service charges)
All Ages / Reserved Seating & GA Floor.

For tickets please visit: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: April 5, 2013

Allen Toussaint and David Bromberg

At 8:00pm. Tickets start at $45 (including HST and service charge).
For 40 years, David Bromberg has artfully interpreted blues, folk, rock, jazz, pop, bluegrass, and gospel. A gifted guitarist, songwriter, and Grammy nominated recording artist, Bromberg has collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead, and many other artists. New Orleans living legend Allen Toussaint is a composer, arranger, producer, pianist, and singer whose abundant gifts are woven into the fabric of American popular music. He wrote Working in the Coalmine, Ride Your Pony, Riverboat, Get Out of My Life, Woman, and dozens of other classic songs. A New York Times review of a recent Toussaint show describes him as “poised and light-fingered, without an unconsidered note. And somehow New Orleans was in every phrase, with hints of swing, of humor, of sly sensuality.”

For more details: www.performance.rcmusic.ca/event/allen-toussaint-and-david-bromberg

Location: Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning — 273 Bloor Street West

Date: April 5, 2013
Location: Koerner Hall

Esperanza Spalding

8pm. Esperanza Spalding vaulted into the mainstream when she snagged the 2011 Grammy for Best New Artist—the first time a jazz musician had ever won in that category. (“New” may have been a bit of a misnomer, however—the bassist, vocalist and composer had been performing since the age of five.) Spalding’s latest release, Radio Music Society, sees jazz musicians such as Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart predominantly exploring pop songs.

For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.masseyhall.com

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

Date: April 5, 2013
Location: Massey Hall

The Tenors

8 pm. Protégés of renowned producer David Foster, The Tenors (formerly the Canadian Tenors) are this country’s answer to crossover sensations Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. With their feet planted firmly in both the pop and opera worlds, Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Clifton Murray have brought their outstanding renditions of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and timeless classics “Amazing Grace” and “Nessun Dorma” (to name a few) and exciting new compositions written by The Tenors to concert halls and stadiums around the world.

For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Start: April 4, 2013
End: April 5, 2013
Location: Roy Thomson Hall

live jazz

featuring B.C.’s Eli Bennett-Sax
led by Derek Gray-Drums.
9:45pm: Denmark & New York’s
Torben Waldorf-Gutiar, Adam Birnbaum-Piano, Hans Galwischnig-Bass & Jon Wikan-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

Date: April 5, 2013

Art of time Ensemble presents Schubert: Source and Inspiration

Canadian legend Carole Pope (Rough Trade) joins Martin Tielli (Rheostatics), Andy Maize (Skydiggers),
Danny Michel (Juno nominee) and John Southworth (Art of Time’s Abbey Road) in the latest installment of
the “Source and Inspiration” series. The evening traces the work and influence of Franz Schubert, from the
performance of his signature work, through to the songs of today inspired by him.

Where: Enwave Dance Theatre

Tickets: $25 -$59

For more information, visit the Harbourfront Centre website.

Start: April 5, 2013
End: April 6, 2013
Location: Harbourfront Centre


Ballet Creole presents River, a conceptual take on the idea that nothing can stop a river from flowing. Tickets: $20-$45.

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront — Fleck Dance Theatre

Start: April 4, 2013
End: April 6, 2013
Location: Harbourfront Centre

Josef Sudek: The Legacy of a Deeper Vision

Czech photographer Josef Sudek is regarded as one of the legendary photographers of the 20th century with a career that stretched over 60 years. His increasingly contemplative photographs transformed ordinary subjects by uniting his external observations with deeply felt sensibilities, creating a unique world of his own.

More than 175 photographs in this exhibition have been selected from Art Gallery of Ontario’s collection, spanning Sudek’s entire career.


Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: October 3, 2012
End: April 7, 2013
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Good Food & Drink Festival

Featured Events

Toronto’s Wine & Cheese Experience
Taste, sip and savour at our Toronto Wine & Cheese Experience!

The Wine & Cheese Experience – Joining forces with our newly re-inspired Good Food & Drink Festival, this 19+ feature will be an intimate version of the former Toronto Wine & Cheese Show, offering an engaging opportunity with a focus on wine and education.

Schott Zwiesel Tasting Room
The Grape Guy, Michael Pinkus, will be conducting seminars all weekend long in the Schott Zwiesel Tasting Room!

Eat St. Food Trucks
Come see James Cunningham live on the Food Network Get Cooking Canada! Stage on Sunday April 7th at 1pm!

Festival Hours:

  • Friday April 5th: 10am – 9pm

  • Saturday April 6th: 10am – 9pm
  • Sunday April 7th: 10am – 6pm

* Wine & Cheese Experience opens at 11am daily*

Location: Direct Energy Centre

For more information visit the Good Food & Drink website.

Start: April 5, 2013
End: April 7, 2013
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Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox

April 5 at 7:07pm; April 6 at 1:07pm; and April 7 at 1:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Location: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

Start: April 5, 2013
End: April 7, 2013
Locations: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club