May 18, 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.
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
April 17, 20, 26, 30
May 9, 12, 15, 18, 24
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)
Opening the Canadian Opera Company’s spring season is Gaetano Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece, Lucia di Lammermoor, starring American soprano Anna Christy in a production created for her by director David Alden for English National Opera. Her shattering performance there was met with great critical and popular acclaim. Alden’s production transports audiences into the darkly brooding world of Sir Walter Scott’s Gothic novel in which Lucia is treated as little more than chattel within a brutal, power-driven society. American tenor Stephen Costello and American baritone Brian Mulligan make their COC debuts as Lucia’s lover, Edgardo, and Lucia’s vengeful brother, Enrico, respectively. Distinguished maestro Stephen Lord leads the COC Orchestra and Chorus through Donizetti’s cascading romantic melodies.
Single tickets for Lucia di Lammermoor are $12 – $325 (with specially priced $22 tickets available for people under the age of 30).
To purchase, go to coc.ca
call COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231
Visit the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS.
3:30pm: BOB CARY ORCHESTRA:
Big Band led by Bob Cary-Trumpet.
7:00pm: JUSTIN BACCHUS:
Funk, Soul and R&B Classics.
9:45pm: ALEX DEAN QUINTET:
Alex Dean-Sax, Brian O’Kane-Trumpet, Brian Dickinson-Piano, Steve Wallace-Bass & Barry Elmes-Drums.
For more information: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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
The Canada Cup Floorball Championship is North America’s largest floorball event with over 60 teams and 1000 participants. Floorball is an Olympic recognized form of indoor hockey that is fast, exciting and safe. It’s great off ice training for hockey players.
For more details: www.thecanadacup.com
Location: Mattamy Athletic Centre — 50 Carlton Street
The circus is back in town! It’s time again for the Toronto International Circus Festival! This Victoria Day weekend, dazzling daredevils, amazing acrobats, hilarious buskers and more take over our site.
HarbourKIDS is Harbourfront Centre’s family programme designed to inspire imagination and creativity in kids under 12, by exploring contemporary arts and culture from a kid-centric point of view.
For more information: www.HarbourfrontCentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
Turtles around the world are threatened with extinction, but they are also some of the most honoured and celebrated creatures on earth. Join the Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme to discover the diversity of culture and mythology associated with turtles; learn how conservationists are helping to save turtles globally and how you can protect these amazing animals here in Ontario. Visit Americas Wetlands and come face to face with a giant turtle mascot, inflatable replicas of Canadian species, a turtle bouncy castle, face painters and more!
For more information: www.TorontoZoo.com
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
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