October 6, 2013
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
October 6, November 10, 11:00 AM, Secret Menu & Side Streets Food Tour.
First, we took you for a day in the life of a Toronto foodie on our Foodies on Foot Favourites Food Tour, then, we took you across one of the most entertaining routes in the city on our 501 Streetcar Food Tour, and, now, we are making you a true foodie insider, by exposing the secret menus at some of our favourite locations throughout the city, and, bringing out some of the hidden gems that are off the beaten path. Join us for our secret menus & side streets food tour. We will visit 5-6 locations where we will indulge in either “off menu” items or track down some of the tastiest places that are tucked away on a side street.
Hermès proudly celebrates both the passion and perfection of the work of its artisans with the Festival des Métiers in Toronto from October 2 – October 6, 2013 at the Design Exchange. This engaging cultural exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the longstanding traditions and values of Hermès in the crafting of fine objects defined by an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of quality. The exhibition features intimate behind-the-scenes demonstrations by masterful craftspeople from the renowned Hermès workshops in France, illustrating the methods in which products are painstakingly made-by-hand using techniques passed from generation to generation.
Admission to Festival des Métiers is free.
October 2 – 6, 2013, 11am – 7pm Daily.
Location: Design Exchange — 234 Bay Street
10:00am- 4:00 pm. Crisp fall air, vibrant colours and fun for all ages; the Toronto Zoo is the place to be this October! We are celebrating the changing of the season with a new fall event with interactive and themed activities, educational programs, tours, keeper talks and enrichment programs with the animals. There is something for everyone in your family including Fall Foliage Tours, Photography-The Zoo and You-sessions, Preparing Your Garden For Winter and Tundra Trek Tours.
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
12:00 Noon Brunch Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: DR. NICK – BLUES:
Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters.
7:00pm: LAURA HUBERT BAND
featuring Peter Hill-Piano.
9:30pm: MIKE FIELD CD Release:
Mike Field-Trumpet, Paul Metcalfe-Sax, Teri Parker-Piano, Carlie Howell-Bass & Dave Chan-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
Discover innovative products, new ideas and great deals at the 25th anniversary of Toronto’s largest Fall Home Show presented by Scotiabank from Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place (151 Princes’ Boulevard) , featuring more than 300 renovation and home décor specialists offering advice, solutions and inspiration for a wide array of home renovation and décor projects for your home. Don’t miss home décor and renovation celebrities and experts including: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott from W Network’s Property Brothers presented by Scotiabank and Annie Sloan, paint legend, on the Main Stage presented by HGTV. Discover your Design ID with Casalife and Catherine + Davis Interior Design. Bid on one-of-a-kind hand painted or upcycled doors and show your support for Habitat for Humanity Toronto. For more information or tickets call 1-877-715-7469 or visit www.fallhomeshow.com.
Already a favourite of Toronto audiences, the Mariinsky Orchestra is now indelibly linked with our city: its new home—the recently opened Mariinsky II Opera House in St. Petersburg—was designed by none other than celebrated local firm Diamond Schmitt Architects. Led by its indefatigable music director Valery Gergiev in celebration of his 60th birthday, the illustrious ensemble performs three of its signature showpieces.
Program: Stravinsky: The Firebird (complete); Stravinsky: Pétrouchka (1911 version); and Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe 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