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May 24, 2013

Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti

9 performances:
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.

 
Date: May 24, 2013
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Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Live Jazz

4:00pm:
HOGTOWN SYNCOPATORS
6:30pm: AMANDA TOSOFF
with Dan Fortin-Bass & Fab Ragnelli-Drums.
9:45pm: CHUCK JACKSON
Chuck Jackson/Sophia Perlman-Vocals, Pat Carey-Sax, Brigham Phillips-Trumpet, Mitch Lewis-Guitar, Jesse O’Brien-Piano, Terry Wilkins-Bass, Jeff Halischuck-Drums.

For more information: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: May 24, 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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carassauga – mississauga’s festival of cultures

Travel the World without leaving the City!
More to see, more to do in 2013!

Every year Carassauga looks for ways to enhance the visitor experience. And this year will be no exception, with more to see and more to do; that means more value for your Passport purchase and more enjoyment for your visit. With 72 countries represented in 28 Pavilions at 12 locations across Mississauga, there is a lot to experience.

What is new in 2013? New Pavilions, more entertainment, more attractions and more opportunities for fun. Carassauga welcomes Brazil, Korea, Slovakia and Thailand to our Festival family.

The newest addition to the Festival is the Marketplace providing a central destination for Festival visitors to shop for an array of goods and products at Carassauga’s own global marketplace. Located in a large outdoor tented area in the north parking lot of the Hershey Centre Sport Zone, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase jewelry, crafts, household goods, clothes and food stuffs.

Carassauga proudly presents “Simply the Best” on May 24th, 2013 at 9:00 pm at the Hershey Sports Centre, Outdoor stage. If you are a Tina Turner fan, you are going to love “Simply the Best”, a tribute show which recreates the excitement and music of Tina Turner. Free admission with an adult passport.

Visitors that purchase an advance Passport prior to the Festival will have the chance to enter a draw to win two round trip Air Canada Economy Class tickets to any destination Air Canada flies.

For more details: www.carassauga.com

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Start: May 24, 2013
End: May 26, 2013
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Location: Hershey Centre SportZone

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