September 29, 2013
On Saturday September 29th from 2-11pm, join Cam & Greg and our Brewmaster Marek as they kick off Oktoberfest with a ceremonial keg-tapping. Hosted by George Kash and the Oktoberfest Express, the festival will include litre steins of Steam Whistle Pilsner, gigantic doughy pretzels, lip-smacking sausage & sauerkraut, folk dancers, and arm-linked crowds joined in revelry and refreshment. $25 at the door includes your first one-liter Pilsner, and an authentic stein to take home.
Inspired by a staff trip touring Czech breweries and Munich’s world-famous beer festival, Steam Whistle embraces yet another European tradition at their Toronto brewery. “We experienced such rich brewing heritage and beer culture in Europe that we were determined to recreate that same magic here at Steam Whistle” explains brewery co-founder Cam Heaps. “Oktoberfest in Munich was spectacular: literally thousands of people together celebrating beer through camaraderie, song, food, folk culture and pageantry. We invite beer lovers to join in Steam Whistle’s versions of this renowned festival.”
As part of Culture Days 2013, on September 29 the Canadian Opera Company opens the doors of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts with FREE tours for the general public. The COC will offer a total of six tours every half-hour between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., each one lasting 90 minutes. Public tours are an exciting opportunity to learn more about the first purpose-built opera house in Canada, its history, architecture and innovative acoustic design. Each tour is led by trained docents and includes information and access to the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as back-of-house areas like wig rooms and stars’ dressing rooms.
Each public tour has a maximum capacity of 25 guests. Tour tickets will be distributed beginning at 10 a.m. at the Four Seasons Centre Box Office on a first-come, first-served basis.
Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
When: September 28 & 29, 2013
Where: International Centre — 6900 Airport Rd. Mississauga L4V 1E8
Time: Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
Admission: Online: $10; At the Door: $12; Seniors: $8.00 * online & at the door; Children under 12: Free accompanied by an adult.
Show Info: Great Canadian Maturity & Travel Show is coming to Toronto this fall. Presented by Forever Young Information Canada’s 50+ publication, consumers attending will have the chance to discover information on leisure travel, cruising, RV rentals, travel insurance, vacation rentals, and much more on health and lifestyle for the mature consumer.
Free Admission. Noon-4pm. Did you know that there are over 17,000 registered varieties of African violets? Yet, most people have only seen the handful available in supermarkets and nurseries.
Come and meet our club members to learn more about the origins, care and varieties of this delightful houseplant.
With proper care, African violets will bloom and brighten you house year-round.
You can also purchase rare and unusual African violets, related plants and supplies.
Location: Garden Hall, Toronto Botanical Gardens — 777 Lawrence Avenue East
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
12 Noon Matinee: EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ. 3:30pm: FREEWAY DIXIELAND led by
Len Gosling-Vocals/Cornet. 7:00pm: TARA DAVIDSON DUOs with Trevor Hogg-Sax. 9:30pm:
N.Y.’s “WEE TRIO”: James Westfall-Vibes/Keytar, Dan Loomis-Bass, & Jared Shoenig-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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