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October 9, 2013

Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

This is a pre-season game. Tip-off: 7:00pm.

For tickets: www.Raptors.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

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Date: October 9, 2013
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Location: Toronto Raptors Basketball Club

J. Cole

Grammy-nominated, platinum selling recording artist J.Cole was the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label and is celebrated for his lyricism, self-produced sturdy beats and storytelling. J. Cole released his highly anticipated, self-produced sophomore album, Born Sinner, on June 18th. The album has since hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and sold Gold.

For more details and tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Start: October 8, 2013
End: October 9, 2013
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Location: Massey Hall

Live Jazz

6:30pm:
JEFF HALISCHUK TRIO:
Chris Gale-Sax,
Mark Cashion-Bass, &
Jeff Halischuk-Drums.
9:30pm: New York’s
PAUL MEYERS TRIO:
Paul Meyers-Guitar,
Mike Downes-Bass, &
Mark Kelso-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: October 9, 2013
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Guys and Dolls

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

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: April 12, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Peace in Our Time: A Comedy

Take Geneva, one of Shaw’s fascinating but thornier late plays, lend it a freewheeling, extravagant adaptation by one of Canada’s most well-respected playwrights, and presto! The result is a sharp, contemporary, political comedy where affairs of state meet the Three Stooges. The play opens in a dysfunctional diplomatic office prior to the Second World War and ends in The Hague at a trial of the world’s dictators. Between, you are taken on a totally manic ride.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 19, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Trifles (Lunchtime One-Acts)

Two gripping marital mysteries by two playwrights who helped bring modern drama to America. In Trifles, a man is found dead but his wife can’t explain the rope around his neck. An obvious whodunnit? Not according to the wives of the investigators. In A Wife for a Life (O’Neill’s first play), a husband seeks revenge for his wife’s infidelity. He meets a young man in love and is forced to reconsider the very marriage he seeks to defend. Two little-seen plays in one gem of an outing.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: May 29, 2013
End: October 12, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

FREE tours of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Join the 100th Anniversary Celebrations with FREE tours of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre.

FREE tours will be happening this October, in celebration of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre’s 100th Anniversary.

Including, a special evening on October 10, when members of the original restoration team – David and Patti Hannivan and Janis Barlow -
will recount some exciting and interesting stories about the project and how this beloved theatre was restored to its original glory.

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is a National Historic Site and the only operating double-decker theatre left in the world.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, October 9 at 5 p.m.; Thursday, October 10 at 5 p.m. with special guests – the original restoration team; and
Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m.

Location: The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre — 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)

Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg100

The Light in the Piazza

A glorious musical story set in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara has a chance encounter with Fabrizio, a handsome Florentine, and they fall in love. Margaret tries to keep them apart to protect her daughter, who isn’t what she seems. But the romance of Italy is powerful, and it slowly transforms them all. From the writer of the musical Floyd Collins, which the Shaw Festival produced to huge acclaim in 2004.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Court House Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: July 4, 2013
End: October 13, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Garden Tower in Toronto, 2013

Tadashi Kawamata – Hokkaido, Japan

Installation

Taking nothing for granted, Tadashi Kawamata engages us in a process that involves close consideration of the kinds of environments we make for ourselves, thereby raising questions of all-too-human need and desire. Kawamata’s gestures and materials, given the contexts within which they occur, are always smartly chosen.

Whether built up into fragile Babylonian constructions, tree huts, roof installations or stretched out to form a serpentine shape, his works offer another point of view – in every sense – over the place in which they are situated.

In its simultaneously unstable, universal and symbolic form, the stacked chairs, benches and garden furniture create an amphitheatre-shaped architecture that is intended to accommodate meetings and discussions. These inanimate objects contain memories, as if each person who sat on these chairs left a piece of himself blended into the worn-out fabric of canes, sometimes over generations, religions, and cultures.

The work evokes the beautiful and utopian aspects of the myth of the Babel Tower: a humanity speaking with one voice and engaged, with solidarity, in the building of a better future.

Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Kawamata lives and works in Tokyo and Paris.

His work has been exhibited all over the world, including the Daegu Art Museum, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the HKW in Berlin, the Serpentine Gallery in London, and the MACBA in Barcelona; his work has been featured at numerous biennials, such as Venice 1982, documenta VIII and IX 1987-1992, the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art 1993, the Münster Skulptur Projekte 1997, and the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial 2012.
Kawamata is represented by kamel mennour, Paris.

Website: www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/2013-event/extension.html

Location: Metropolitan United Church — 56 Queen Street East (At Church Street)

 
Start: October 6, 2013
End: October 14, 2013
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Plastic Bags, 2001-2011

Pascale Marthine Tayou – Ghent, Belgium

Sculpture

Pascale Marthine Tayou works once again with one of his favorite basic composition elements: the plastic bag. The almost banal simplicity of the bags acts here as a reminder of the numerous ordinary stories of our daily lives. This most common object, which is available to all, has become a symbol of the development of our global economies; a sign of the overpowering consumer societies in which we live. But the plastic bag is also a symbol of travel and migration, of the nomad mobility which is a growing feature of today’s world and a central theme in the artist’s work.

This huge sculpture made of nets and thousands of bags thus becomes a symbol of the human condition: contemporary men are entangled in a system of repetitive actions, in a network of physically and culturally narrow spaces. At the same time, man is always attempting to share, searching for moments of evasion, trying to escape to unknown or unexpected horizons.

Today, finally, plastic bag use is being limited, prevented from further endangering the world’s ecosystem and polluting the environment. What this huge installation suggests is a beautiful, different and politically correct use of plastic bags: to transform them instead into a work of art.

Pascale Marthine Tayou was born in Nkongsamba (Cameroon) in 1966. Starting his career as an artist in the 1990s, he changed his name, taking a double name in the female form: Pascal(e) Marthin(e). Exhibitions in Cameroon were followed by shows in Germany, France and Belgium, where he currently resides.

His work is deliberately mobile. Each work has a feature in common: they dwell upon an individual moving through the world and exploring the issue of the global village.

Website: www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/2013-event/extension.html

Location: Bell Trinity Square — 483 Bay Street (North of Queen Street West)

 
Start: October 6, 2013
End: October 14, 2013
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Location: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche