September 26, 2013
The young artists of the 2013/2014 Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio introduce themselves by singing their favourite arias. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear the most exciting rising stars from across the country in a program of operatic gems.
The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.
For more information: www.coc.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
Meet us at Hollywood and ‘Vine’ for a wine country version of a night at the drive in.
Start the night off indulging in a seasonally-inspired 3-course dinner by Gold Medal Plates-winning Chef, Frank Dodd. Each course will be complemented perfectly by our wines.
After dinner, it’s time to settle in for the movie! Relax in the best Vineyard Lawn seats in the house – reserved just for our Dinner & A Movie guests. With a glass of Trius wine in hand, and some of Chef Frank Dodd’s snacks to share enjoy a classic film favourite. Under a blanket of stars and surrounded by our idyllic vineyard – this will be one dinner and a movie night to remember.
Here is the movie line-up for Thursdays in September:
September 5: Ocean’s Eleven;
September 12: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off;
September 19: Casino Royale; and
September 26: Sideways.
Cost: $80 per person plus taxes and gratuities. Your ticket includes a 3-course dinner, the best seats in the house at the movie, movie admission, one glass of wine, a souvenir glass, and one bag of popcorn.
How to Book: Book by calling 1.888.673.5537 ext. 2 or visiting www.triuswines.com
Location: Trius Winery at Hillebrand — 1249 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
12 – 1 p.m. The young artists of the 2013/2014 Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio introduce themselves by singing their favourite arias. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear the most exciting rising stars from across the country in a program of operatic gems.
For more details: www.COC.ca
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
6:30pm: Jazz Website Launch: TORONTO JAZZ CENTRAL hosted by Josh Grossman.
9:45pm: The Rex’s Annual Birthday Tribute to John Coltrane: PAT LaBARBERA & KIRK
MacDONALD QUINTET: Kirk MacDonald-Sax, Pat LaBarbera-Sax, Brian Dickinson-Piano,
Neil Swainson-Bass, Bob McLaren-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
No violin soloist would touch Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto when it was originally composed. Yet just a few years later, it had become the beloved classic that it remains today. English composer Sir William Walton’s 1935 symphony charts a compelling path from darkness to light in the style of Beethoven through the masterful use of a large, twentieth-century orchestra.
Come for: A fascinating “new” Britten piece. During World War II, Britten began composing a clarinet concerto for Benny Goodman, but he didn’t finish it. It was completed by Colin Matthews and received its première in 2008.
And more: Itzhak Perlman—say no more!
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street
July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 24, 31 & September 7, 28; 12:00 PM.
Interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes at Peller Estates Winery Restaurant? Then join us for an afternoon in Chef Parsons’ kitchen where you’ll have a front row seat to watch his culinary team in action. Begin your experience with a glass of our award-winning sparkling wine while listening to a culinary brigade host share the secrets of pairing food and wine. Your experience culminates in a seasonally inspired 4-course tasting menu expertly paired with our award-winning wines.
Cost: $97 per guest plus taxes and gratuities.
How to Book: Book by calling 1.888.673.5537 ext. 2 or visiting www.peller.com
Location: Peller Estates Winery — 290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
The Don Valley Art Club Fall Art Show and Sale of New, Unique, Original, Artworks. Come and celebrate our 65th Anniversary. Opening Reception Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm. The art show features a wide range of artistic styles from some one hundred artists. Works presented include a variety of original paintings created in multi mediums. It is a great opportunity for Torontonians to see original art that is professionally displayed and ready to be hung in the office or home. Show dates; September 18 – 29, 2013, (closed Monday and Tuesday) 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto. FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING. Visit our website: www.donvalleyartclub.com or call Todmorden Heritage Site: 416-396-2819. The Don Valley Art Club is the oldest art club in Toronto….held together by loyal and hardworking artists for the past 65 years.
Opening Reception Friday, September 20, 2013. 7:00pm to 9:00 pm.
Show dates; September 18 – 29, 2013. 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. (closed Monday and Tuesday)
The Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site — 67 Pottery Road.
FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING!
Visit our website: www.donvalleyartclub.com or call Todmorden Heritage Site: 416-396-2819
Three versions of the same story – but which one is true? This mesmerizing tale centres on a small-time faith healer who travels the countryside, miraculously curing the sick (or does he?) in every small town along the way. We also meet his wife (or is it his mistress?) who tells us her own tale of faith and healing; and his manager Teddy, who has his own version of events. Brian Friel is one of Ireland’s master playwrights, and Faith Healer one of his many worldwide successes.
For more details: www.shawfest.com
Location: Royal George Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
A Canadian Stage Production in co-production with the Hopscotch Collective in association with the Theatre Department in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University.
Part portrait of small-town Canada and part timeless fable, The Flood Thereafter is a magical play by Sarah Berthiaume, a rising star of Quebecois theatre. Every day, twenty-year-old June does an abrupt strip show in the gritty Emotions bar with all the men of the town watching and weeping. June’s relationship to the men stretches back to the sirens who ensnarled the mariners of ancient Greece, but when a young stranger arrives in town the tide begins to turn.
For more details: www.canadianstage.com
Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street
In New York City, you’ll meet wise guys and chorus gals, gamblers and actresses, cops and
bobby-soxers. Pious Sarah Brown, a sergeant at the Save-A-Soul mission, wants to save their souls while Nathan Detroit needs $1000 to save the city’s oldest floating craps game. Enter high-roller Sky Masterson who takes Nathan’s crazy bet – to woo the virtuous Sarah! Who will take a real gamble on love? Will luck be a lady tonight? Guys and Dolls has been called the “greatest of all American musicals.”
For more details: www.shawfest.com
Location: Festival Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario