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June 6, 2013

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones, who rocked London and New York in 2012, announced today that they will kick off their “50 AND COUNTING” tour in Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center. The tour debut will be followed by performances in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.

“50 AND COUNTING” continues the exhilarating celebration of the band’s first 50 years—five decades of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking stage shows to audiences around the globe. The Rolling Stones were recently crowned the ‘Best Live Band’ at the NME Awards in London, and over the past 12 months have thrilled fans with their release of a greatest hits collection, “GRRR!,” a groundbreaking documentary film “Crossfire Hurricane,” a photographic book “Rolling Stones: 50,” and have taken the stage by storm for their first live shows in many years. The tour is the band’s highly anticipated return to the stage.

For tickets: charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: June 6, 2013
Location: Air Canada Centre – Concert Venue

The xx and Grizzly Bear

The xx are one of the most innovative and impassioned musical acts to come out of Britain.
Their self-titled debut CD placed ninth on Rolling Stones “best of the year” and second on NME.
Opening act is Grizzly Bear hailing from Brooklyn, New York. Their music can be described as “psychedelic pop, folk rock, and experimental.”

For tickets: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/221649?wrKey=EB901C77346C78F98CC2D04AA92DE4E5

Location: Downsview Park — 1-35 Carl Hall Road

Power Ball: 15 Minutes

Toronto’s best art party will have its 15 Minutes.
Power Ball: 15 Minutes aims for world-wide fame with
interactive online art installations.

The Power Plant, Canada’s leading
contemporary art gallery, presents Power Ball: 15 Minutes.
On Thursday, June 6, 2013, more than 2,500 guests from Toronto’s art,
fashion and entertainment communities will attend the city’s most anticipated
annual art party.

It was 45 years ago when Andy Warhol made his infamous prediction:
“In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.” This year’s party
asks what it means to be famous in our contemporary world and it will
accommodate a crowd larger than any in its history, spilling outside and around
the world with an expanded outdoor footprint and art installations that will put
all guests at the centre of a world of celebrity.

What is fame and how do we get it? “You’ll have to come to Power Ball to find
out,” said Anthony Novac, co-chair of Power Ball: 15 Minutes. “This year’s event
will go beyond the traditional venue, spill onto Toronto’s iconic Harbourfront,
and enter the online world with interactive artist projects.”

For more information: www.thepowerplant.org

Location: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery — 231 Queens Quay West

Date: June 6, 2013
Location: The Power Plant

Live Jazz

6:30pm: ERIC ST. LAURENT TRIO with Jordan O’Connor-Bass & Michel Desquevedo-Percussion. 9:30pm: New York’s DENNIS MACKREL with KIRK MacDONALD QUARTET: Kirk
MacDonald-Sax, Brian Dickinson-Piano, Neil Swainson-Bass & Dennis Mackrel-Drums of Count Basie

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

Date: June 6, 2013

Olive Oils from Tuscany: A Conversation and Tasting with Gaia Massai and Matteo Brogi

Join us for some conversation and olive oil tasting with Gaia Massai and Matteo Brogi.
Gaia Massai has had a long history with food. Managing the olive oil and wine production on her family’s farm in Tuscany for many years, Gaia who is now based in Toronto, returns to Italy several times each year. She is the Founder of Gaia’s Plate, a company that specializes in events, tastings and products from the Italian countryside.
Matteo Brogi is a Tuscan photographer who photographed the Bata Shoe Museum’s current photo exhibit Unconventional Portraits.

Gaia and Matteo will offer interesting anecdotes about olive oils from the Tuscan region while guests sample them. A short conversation will take place every 30 minutes as a drop in. Visitors can also view the photo exhibit which officially opens to the public that evening.

Thursday, June 6, 2013; 6 – 8 pm; drop in.

COST: Included in pay-what-you-can Thursday. Limited quantities.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799 or www.batashoemuseum.ca

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

Start: April 30, 2013
End: June 9, 2013
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

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


From May 27 – June 17 and September 16 – October 7, YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!, a series of free singer/songwriter lunchtime concerts from 12:30-1:30pm every Monday. Canada’s most critically acclaimed jazz, folk and roots artists will appear including trendsetter Elizabeth Shepherd, Chic Gamine with their the wall of sound harmonies, and Toronto’s own The Wilderness of Manitoba.

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets

Lunchtime Live with Elizabeth Shepherd (2)
Start: May 27, 2013
End: June 17, 2013
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Weekend Family Fun at the Bata Shoe Museum

Parents, the next time you hear “There’s nothing to do!” bring your children aged 5 to 12 over to the museum for some shoe-themed family fun! Every Saturday and Sunday the Bata Shoe Museum offers fun activities meant especially for the little ones in the family!
Join us at the BSM where every weekend is all about the sneaker! Do ISpy in the galleries, try on funky sneaker footwear and make special sneaker craft!
The shoe-themed craft weekends in June: Tie Dye Shoelaces for your Favourite Sneakers!

Every Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-4:00 pm on Saturdays; 12:00-4:00pm on Sundays; drop-in.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799 or www.batashoemuseum.ca

Start: June 1, 2013
End: June 30, 2013
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