May 11, 2013
Comedy for Kids!
It’s playtime! The Second City’s performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show! It’s an hour of interactive, family-friendly games and laughs. Young audience members are encouraged to shout out ideas and even join the fun on stage!
Perfect for ages 13 and under. Snacks and beverages available within our comfortable theatre.
Approx running time: 60 minutes
The Second City — 51 Mercer St., Toronto (2 blocks north of the CN Tower)
Saturdays at 1:00pm
Until November 12.
Individual Tickets: $12 plus tax
Family 4-Packs: $40 plus tax (available at box office or by phone 416-343-0011 or 1-800-263-4485)
Visit The Second City website for more information.
On May 11, 2013, over 300 student athletes from 12 provinces and territories will gather for a track and field experience like no other. It’s a chance for high school athletes from across Canada to come together in competition, celebration, and team pride. Male and female high school teams, selected from each provincial or territorial school sports association will take part in 10 events testing their abilities and dedication. They’ll also enjoy a weekend full of activities including fun tours of the city, educational panels, and social events.
In one amazing weekend, students, coaches and friends will gather to represent the best in athletics – and so much more.
9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
This year’s theme is “Life Cycles of Migratory Birds: Conservation Across the Americas”. This theme addresses the need for conservation throughout all aspects of their life cycle, from nesting to migration to breeding and raising young. One and two hour guided bird watching tours of the Rouge Valley and around the Zoo site will be conducted on the hour from 7:00 am to 12 noon. Tours are $10.00 per person. To pre-register for tours, or to obtain more information, contact Elaine Christens at email@example.com.
For more details: www.torontozoo.com
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
10:00am to 3:00pm.
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) students from the Let’s Talk Science program will join the Toronto Zoo for a third year, in helping to bring science to life. The event is a part of Science Rendezvous, a national day of festivities celebrating science across Canada. A number of UTSC student volunteers will lead activities and displays from 10:00am to 3:00pm to encourage Zoo visitors to think about what makes animals so amazing and unique through the prism of science. FREE with Zoo admission. Any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details: www.torontozoo.com
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS.
3:30pm: THE T.J.O. BIG BAND:
Josh Grossman’s Jazz Orchestra.
7:00pm: Berklee’s MARIKA GALEA
featuring James Hill-Piano.
9:45pm: KELSLEY GRANT:
Kelsley Grant-Trombone, Kevin Turcotte-Trumpet, Dave Restivo-Piano, Steve Wallace-Bass & Fabio Ragnelli-Drums.
For more information: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
Bring out the whole family to enjoy a day filled with art, music and dance all focused on South Asia. On Saturday May 11, 2013 from 10am to 5pm the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will celebrate South Asian Heritage Day – a day full of live performances, hands-on activities for kids, shopping, dining and more.
The ROM has partnered with Ethnic Marketing to present this special day of South Asian heritage programming. Heritage Days at the ROM provide a unique opportunity for Canadians to celebrate and learn about their own and other cultures.
The festivities will encompass a variety of activities, such as classical and folk dances, which will also be accompanied by musical performances. Visitors can participate in a variety of interactive activities such as miniature painting, authentic Mughal art and calligraphy, Rangoli floor art as well as block printing and textile crafts. Additionally, the ROMs Food Studio will play host to a variety of South Asian cuisines.
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
The CanAsian International Dance Festival lights up the stage! This year
promises an emotionally spectacular line-up that includes some of the best and most memorable
performers from past festivals mixed with performances by world-class artists making their Toronto debut.
New this year is the introduction of special workshops devoted to contemplative writing, dance and
calligraphy; a special Japanese film screening, magical labyrinth walks and the ever-popular noodle
night. This year’s festival takes place from April 28 to May 12 with performances at Harbourfront Centre
(207 Queens Quay West). Festival passes cost $50 or single tickets are available for $30 or $25 for
students|seniors by calling 416-973-4000 or online at www.HarbourfrontCentre.com.
This exhibition is included with General Admission pricing. This winter the AGO offers a glimpse into the world of legendary musician and artist Patti Smith through an intimate exhibition featuring photographs, personal objects, and a short film. Patti Smith: Camera Solo provides a rare opportunity to experience a different side of this rock icon – best known for her profound influence on the nascent punk rock scene in the late 1970s and 80s – through her poetic expression in the visual arts.
The first presentation of Smith’s works in Canada, this exhibition highlights the continual connections between Smith’s photography and her interest in poetry and literature. For more than four decades, she has documented sights and spaces infused with personal significance. Her visual work possesses the same unfiltered, emotional quality prevalent in her poetry and music lyrics: their allure lies in their often dreamlike imagery; their modest scale belies their depth and power.
For more details: www.ago.net/patti-smith-camera-solo
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is an annual event in May with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1997 and now a charitable organization, the Festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography, through a diverse range of programmes.
As a leading proponent of photography, the Festival increases exposure and recognition for local, Canadian and international artists and is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
For more details: www.contactphoto.com
Location: Various Venues
The Junction Business Improvement Area is pleased to launch another year of Photography in the Junction – part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
From May 1 – 31, the Junction will be home to 18 venues showcasing the fine photographic works of over 20 artists. Come stroll Toronto’s emerging art and design destination and discover a collection of unique pop-up galleries ranging from cafes to restaurants to retail stores. On May 4th you will be able to enjoy the opening receptions for several photography shows at these galleries along Dundas St. West at Keele St. and have the chance to appreciate the artists and their work.
Furthermore, please join us for our opening gala reception on Saturday May 4th from 6PM to 10PM at Dundas St. W and Pacific Ave. for an evening dedicated to celebrating Photography in the Junction. Come and find out what the festival is about, experience a digital photographic work presentation and partake in the audience choice awards. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the kick-off to Photography in the Junction, with the highest concentration of participating venues in the city for the duration of the internationally acclaimed CONTACT Photography Festival.
For more details: www.thejunctionbia.ca/contact-2013
Location: The Junction Business Improvement Area