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May 13, 2013

Sissy Spacek — My Extraordinary Life

With a keen sense of humor and a big-hearted Texan Voice…Sissy started her acting career in New York City at the advice of her cousin, actor Rip Torn. After her landmark role in the movie, Badlands…Sissy was Oscar nominated for her performance in Carrie. Sissy has had an enduring and award winning career in movies which includes an Oscar for Best Actress for Coal Miner’s Daughter. Today Sissy and her husband live on a horse ranch in the foothills of Virginia. In her delightful and moving 2012 memoir entitledMy Extraordinary Life …Sissy writes about her life with warmth, humor and utter honesty. She will share her life stories and lessons with clarity and wisdom that comes from never losing sight of her roots. Sissy is laugh-out-loud funny–you’ll love her.

For tickets: www.RoyThomsonHall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

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Date: May 13, 2013
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Location: Roy Thomson Hall

Live Jazz

12 Noon-8:30pm:
2013 MUSICFEST CANADA:
Canada’s Biggest Student
Jazz Big Band Festival:
Clinics, Performances & More!
9:30pm:
MATT NEWTON TRIO:
Matt Newton-Piano,
Dan Fortin-Bass, and
Ethan Ardelli-Drums.

For more information: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: May 13, 2013
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Patti Smith: Camera Solo

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

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Start: February 9, 2013
End: May 19, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

scotiabank contact photography festival

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

Start: May 1, 2013
End: May 31, 2013
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Photography in the Junction

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

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Start: May 1, 2013
End: May 31, 2013
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Location: The Junction B.I.A.

The Book of Mormon

FROM THE CREATORS OF SOUTH PARK. Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says “It’s the best musical of the last 25 years.” And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls it, “A crown­ing achievement. So good, it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.

For tickets please visit: http://www.mirvish.com/shows/thebookofmormon

Location: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West

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Start: April 30, 2013
End: June 9, 2013
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Location: Princess of Wales Theatre

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art will explore how the city’s burgeoning economy of the time fostered a unique demand for artworks both religious and civic, as well as the collaborative nature of artistic production, a closer look at the workshops of artists, the stories behind the works and their subjects and insight into conservation research. Visitors will interact with the exhibition at numerous hands-on stations, offering the opportunity to explore inside the Renaissance artist’s studio, discover the pigments and tools used, hear music from a book whose pages will be reunited for the first time in over a century, view footage of Florence and see aspects of the works through the microscopes of conservators.

For more information: www.ago.net/RevealingTheEarlyRenaissance

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

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Start: March 16, 2013
End: June 16, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Exploring Cape Dorset Art

The new year brings a celebration of art and culture of the Inuit people of Cape Dorset (Kinngait) through three distinct exhibitions that bring into light this rich artistic community in the northern territory of Nunavut and its prolific contribution to the documentation of Inuit life and traditions that span over half a century.

These three unique exhibitions that form Exploring Cape Dorset Art are accompanied by many exhibition-related events and programs and are on display at the McMichael beginning in January and February, 2013 until June 16, 2013.

For more information: www.mcmichael.com

Location: The McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

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Start: February 2, 2013
End: June 16, 2013
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Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

ROM Friday Night Live

The premier social event Torontonians have been waiting for all winter is back – the third season of ROM Friday Night Live returns Friday, May 3, 2013. The city’s original and ultimate cultural social party for young adults is back and better than ever with more live
entertainment and in-gallery experiences, more food and drink options, and more Museum spaces open
to enjoy in unconventional ways every Friday night from May 3 to June 21, 2013.

For more information please visit: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: May 3, 2013
End: July 21, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

A JOURNEY TO OZ LIKE NO OTHER

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted Toronto audiences of all ages with the revival of The Sound of Music.

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

NOW ON STAGE!
AT THE ED MIRVISH THEATRE
244 Victoria Street, Toronto

RUNNING TIME

Act One – 1 hour 5 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes
Act Two – 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Visit Mirvish.com for more information.

Start: December 20, 2012
End: August 18, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions