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May 23, 2013

World Turtle Week

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

 
Start: May 18, 2013
End: May 23, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

Live Jazz

6:30pm: KEVIN QUAIN: Kevin Quain-Vocals/Solo Piano.
9:45pm: Montreal’s PAUL RUSHKA QUINTET: Frank Lozano-Sax, Kenny Bibace-Guitar, Josh Rager-Piano,
Paul Rushka-Bass, & Mark Nelson-Drums.

For more information: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: May 23, 2013
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World Stage Production

Ame Henderson/Public Recordings
Presented in association with The Power Plant

Expanding upon findings from 300 Tapes and relay, Public Recordings asks: “What can we say about our future and how do we say it together?” Using language and movement to explore new perspectives of our world and each other, an assembly of performers responds to uncertainty, potential danger, and possibility in an unobstructed performance space. Since 2003, widely-acclaimed Public Recordings has been supporting and promoting the works of dancemaker Ame Henderson and her collaborators. The Power Plant, part of Harbourfront Centre, is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art.

When: May 23-26, 2013

Location: The Power Plant

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
Start: May 23, 2013
End: May 26, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

KAMP (CAMP)

World Stage Production

Hotel Modern (Netherlands)

With an enormous scale model of Auschwitz filling the stage, thousands of eight-centimetre-tall handmade puppets represent the prisoners and their executioners. The performers move through the set like giant war reporters, or silent gods, filming the horrific events with miniature cameras. The audience becomes witness. Hotel Modern attempts to imagine the unimaginable: the greatest mass murder in history, committed in a purpose-built city. Established in 1997, Hotel Modern blends visual arts, puppetry, music and film in evocative productions by representing harsh reality in a refined poetic manner.

When: May 23-26, 2013

Location: Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

More Information: Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

 
Start: May 23, 2013
End: May 26, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles

May 23 at 7:07pm; May 24 at 7:07pm; May 25 at 1:07pm; and May 26 at 1:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Location: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: May 23, 2013
End: May 26, 2013
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Locations: Rogers Centre

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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.

Ghost Tracking

Does Casa Loma have ghosts? Find out for yourself with our Ghost Tracking experts….
The Evening will commence in the Library for a quick introduction and breakdown of haunted tales, a sneak peek at your hosts Paranormal Equipment, and perhaps listen to some of the amazing EVP’s captured during some of the investigations that have taken place at The Castle. We will then proceed forward for a mini tour – allowing you, our honoured guests, some extra time to investigate on your own!

Dates: Monday, May 20, 2013,
Friday, May 24, 2013, &
Friday, May 31, 2013.

Times: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: Adult $26.96, Children $15.95

Registration/Tickets: www.canadasmosthauntedmedia.com/casa-loma

Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

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Start: May 20, 2013
End: May 31, 2013
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Adult Archery

Casa Loma is pleased to offer an ARchery Workshop. Join our NCCP trained archery coach, Shawn Adams, for an opportunity to learn the history and techniques involved in the ancient sport of archery. This hands-on workshop is suited to beginners and will afford all participants the chance to develop and hone their archery skills.

Available archery dates are updated regularly at www.casaloma.org

Price for Daytime Archery: $40.00 + HST (includes admission to Casa Loma.) Participants must be minimum 14 years old.

To register, please phone 647-725-0707.

Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

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Start: May 14, 2013
End: May 31, 2013
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Location: Casa Loma

Toronto LGBT Film Festival

In 1991, Inside Out celebrated its first film and video festival with a small community of people who yearned to see film and video created by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. Over the next two decades, the Festival grew in scope as well as attendance, becoming the largest event of its kind in Canada and one of the top five LGBT film festivals in the world. Taking place over 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of close to 35,000 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that highlight more than 200 films and videos from Canada and around the world. In 2009 Inside Out welcomed RBC Royal Bank as the Presenting Sponsor for the Festival and in 2011, the Festival moved its screening to the state-of-the-art TIFF Bell Lightbox, increasing its attendance, media coverage and industry presence and solidifying Inside Out’s reputation as an international leader in the presentation of queer film.

For more information: www.insideout.ca

Please consult website for venues.

Start: May 23, 2013
End: June 2, 2013
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Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox