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October 26, 2013

Enchanted April

WWI is over but a gloom still hangs over London. Lotty and Rose are two housewives who need some enchantment in their lives. Impulsively, Lotty answers an ad in the paper that reads, “Small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy. To be let for April. Cook, gardens, ocean view.” And so their adventure begins. Recruiting two other women in need of escape, they dive into the experience of a lifetime, rediscovering themselves among the wine, wisteria and sunshine in a play that is timeless, funny and joyfully restorative.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Festival Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: June 25, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
Location: Shaw Festival

toronto fc vs montreal impact

Kick-off: 4:00pm.

For tickets: www.torontofc.ca

Location: BMO Field — Exhibition Place

Date: October 26, 2013


Season 3 starts April 15, 2013

Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction has adventure lovers taking a walk OUTSIDE – around the circumference of the roof! So, do you dare to test your limits and experience the thrill of a lifetime?

EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.

Visit the EdgeWalk site for more information and to book your adventure today!

Start: April 15, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
Location: CN Tower

Gino Vannelli

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $70, $75, $80. Subscribe from $53.
“I Just Wanna Stop”, “Wild Horses”, “Black Cars”.
Whether performing piano-voice concerts in theatres, singing before symphony orchestras in concert halls, or with a pop ensemble to throngs of enthusiastic fans, Gino remains impassioned and true to his art as ever. Along with some of the pop charts’ most requested classics, Gino Vannelli’s standing as a powerful and innovative live performer and his well hewn musical skills as composer, poet, producer and arranger, keep his career rising to greater heights. Gino’s last show at The Rose sold-out in days, so don’t miss your chance to see this pop music icon live in concert.

For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.

Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario

Date: October 26, 2013
Location: Rose Theatre Brampton

Peter Grimes

Ben Heppner embodies one of the most iconic roles in 20th-century opera.

After the moral catastrophe of World War II, Benjamin Britten held up a mirror to English life as no other composer has, before or since. Britten earned his reputation – and wrote arguably the best opera of the 20th century – with this gripping psychological study of a village by the sea. His evocative music personifies the unrelenting power and loneliness of the ocean, and reveals the life of an alienated fisherman with spellbinding drama.

Performance time is approximately three hours and 15 minutes including two intermissions.
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

Start: October 5, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
Location: Canadian Opera Company

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Puck drops: 7:00pm

For tickets: www.mapleleafs.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: October 26, 2013
Location: Toronto Maple Leafs

Eric Burdon

Celebrate one of the biggest voices of the British Invasion on his band’s 50th anniversary. The former front man for The Animals, Eric Burdon has been in high demand lately, writing a memoir, releasing an album (‘Til Your River Runs Dry) and performing a string of shows. Last year’s performance at South by Southwest—where he played with Bruce Springsteen, a lifelong fan—led to a repeat engagement in March.

For more details and tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

Date: October 26, 2013
Location: Massey Hall

Brahms Symphony 2

Oct. 23, 24 and 26. The TSYO joins the TSO side-by-side for Dvorak’s brilliant Carnival Overture. Afterwards, hear the Orchestra perform Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 which breathes the contented air of a warm summer’s day, laced with gentle Viennese charm.

Come for: Skip rush hour with magnificent orchestral music introduced by CBC’s Tom Allen – it’s the perfect way to transition into your evening.

And more: Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres before the concert.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Start: October 23, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck

Legendary music icons and Grammy® Award winners, Brian Wilson (Co-founder Beach Boys) and Jeff Beck (Yardbirds) announced today a co-headlining North American tour. Two of the music industry’s most celebrated entertainers will kick off their tour on September 27th in Hollywood, FL and will visit 20 cities as they bring an evening of historic musical collaboration to fans across North America.

Beck recently joined Wilson in the studio as a guest on Wilson’s upcoming album on Capitol Records. “Jeff is one of the most amazing guitarists I’ve ever worked with and his vibe is inspiring,” says Wilson. “I feel having Jeff Beck co-headline with me is a cool and exciting addition. We’ve got some new tunes we want to try out on a live crowd as well as doing some great music from our catalogues.”

Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, the creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson was barely out of his teens when he co-created some of the most beloved records ever… nine consecutive gold albums that featured such classics as “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “California Girls”…just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Wilson co-wrote, arranged, produced and performed with The Beach Boys.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

Date: October 26, 2013
Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Live Jazz

12 Noon Brunch Matinee: DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS. 3:30pm: BOB CARY ORCHESTRA: Big
Band led by Trumpeter Bob Cary. 7:00pm: JUSTIN GRAY’s RUBIX featuring Andrew Kay-Sax/Effects.
9:45pm: HUMBER FACULTY featuring Denny Christianson-Trumpet, Kirk MacDonald-Sax, Ted
Quinlan-Guitar, & Mark Kelso-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

Date: October 26, 2013