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May 30, 2013

Live Jazz

6:30pm: KEVIN QUAIN: Kevin Quain-Vocals/Solo Piano. 9:45pm: ORGANIC: Bernie Senensky-Hammond B3 Organ,
Ryan Oliver-Sax, Nathan Hiltz-Guitar, & Morgan Childs-Drums.

For more information: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: May 30, 2013
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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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Location: Casa Loma

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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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

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

May 23 – June 2, 2013. Join Inside Out for the 23rd anniversary edition of Canada’s largest lesbian and gay film festival. Over 11 days, the festival draws audiences of more than 30,000 to an array of events including parties, panels and screenings of Canadian and international films.

For more details: www.insideout.ca

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Start: May 23, 2013
End: June 2, 2013
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Location: Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

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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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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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