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October 28, 2013

Art Toronto: Toronto International Art Fair

An annual fall event, Art Toronto serves as the galvanizing vehicle for the nation’s art world. Considered the country’s must-attend event for art collectors and industry professionals, Art Toronto is the place for galleries wishing to attract a new sophisticated market of collectors, and professionals. Art Toronto presents more than 100 select galleries, complemented with special projects, exhibits, a full VIP program and dynamic cultural offerings.

For more information: www.arttoronto.ca

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Start: October 25, 2013
End: October 28, 2013
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Location: Art Toronto

Live Jazz

6:30pm: UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDENT JAZZ ENSEMBLES: Ensembles of David
Occhipinti & Andrew Downing Undergrads. 9:30pm: JOHN MacLEOD’S REX HOTEL ORCHESTRA:
Juno Award-Winning 20-Piece Big Band led by Trumpeter John MacLeod.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: October 28, 2013
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Ghost Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

A special ghost edition tour of the historical Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
will take on Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. Learn about the history and restoration of
the complex and hear tales of the alleged ghosts and spirits that are said to inhabit the building.
Not necessarily a spooky tour, but some of the stories may send a chill up your spine.

DATE: Monday, October 28, 2013.

TIME: 7 p.m. Tour is approximately 90 minutes.

COST: Adults: $12; Students & seniors: $10.

Tickets available at the door, cash only and reservations are not required.

For further information call (416) 314-2871.

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is located at
189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen St., opposite the Eaton Centre).

Is Casa Loma Haunted?

The evening will commence with an introduction to Casa Loma, some haunted tales, and an overview of your hosts ghost tracking activities at Casa Loma over the years. You will be able to listen to the amazing EVP’s captured during the investigations that have taken place at The Castle. You will then proceed forward for a tour – allowing you, our honoured guests, time to investigate on your own! October 14, 27 and 29th. 7pm to 10 pm. Purchase your tickets online.

Please visit our website: www.casaloma.org

Location: Casa Loma – 1 Austin Terrace

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Start: October 14, 2013
End: October 29, 2013
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La Bohème

A brilliant young cast of Bohemians takes us on an unforgettable coming-of-age journey.

Puccini’s glorious masterpiece of youthful flirtation, passionate love and heartbreaking tragedy springs to life in this beautiful new COC production, capturing the romance and artistic brilliance of France’s Belle Époque.

Performance time is approximately two hours, 10 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Start: October 3, 2013
End: October 30, 2013
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Abduction from the Seraglio

The season kicks off with Abduction from the Seraglio, a colourful comedy that tells of the charming antics of Belmonte and Pedrillo, a master and servant who must rescue their beloveds from the harem of the Pasha Selim. A revival of our highly successful production, this opera– featuring some of Mozart’s most demanding arias – is the perfect showcase for our artists’ vocal prowess and comedic acting chops, promising “a zesty pace and lots of laughs” (Classical 96.3 FM).

Appealing to children, youth and families, Abduction from the Seraglio is part of Opera Atelier’s ongoing commitment to cultivate the opera-lovers of tomorrow. More about Abduction from the Seraglio Abduction from the Seraglio will feature Lawrence Wiliford as Belmonte, Ambur Braid as Konstanze, Carla Huhtanen as Blondie, and Adam Fisher as Pedrillo. They will be joined by Gustav Andreassen (Osmin) and Curtis Sullivan (Pasha Selim), reprising their roles.

Abduction from the Seraglio runs October 26, 27, 29, 30, November 1 and 2 and is sung in German with English dialogue and English surtitles. Abduction from the Seraglio will be directed by Marshall Pynkoski and choreographed by Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, with set design by Gerard Gauci and lighting design by Bonnie Beecher. Both productions will feature the Artists of Atelier Ballet and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra under the baton of David Fallis.

See more at: www.operaatelier.com/season/13-14/abduction-from-the-seraglio/#sthash.H1qVNS1D.dpuf

Ticket available at www.ticketmaster.ca/Opera-Atelier-tickets/artist/29535

 
Start: October 26, 2013
End: November 2, 2013
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Location: Opera Atelier

Toronto Chocolate Festival

During this city-wide festival, Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including the Chocolate Ball and the Luxury Chocolate Show, celebrate everything chocolate.

Visit www.torontochocolatefestival.com for more information.

 
Start: October 18, 2013
End: November 3, 2013
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The International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

The 34th annual International Festival of Authors will take place October 24 to November 3, 2013. Mark your calendars!

Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including readings by Governor General’s Literary Awards and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

Every year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus. This year, we are delighted to present two major focuses: Brave New Word, a programme featuring young and emerging authors from Canada and abroad, and Found in Translation, a yearly Festival focus on the art of literary translation with the goal of increasing Canadian awareness of international talent.

In 2013, we’re putting the spotlight on young authors writing in genres from literary fiction to memoir, poetry to thriller. Join us as we celebrate some of the world’s most exciting new voices with readings, round table discussions and our first-ever FREE Artist Talks, featuring award-winning international writers talking about the unique challenges and opportunities that writing and publishing present today.

Available now is a Festival Flex Pass, which offers a chance to purchase a bundle of 10 tickets for one low price of $120 (plus a service charge). To buy your Festival Flex Pass, call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000.

Website: www.ifoa.org

Location: Harbourfront Centre — 235 Queen’s Quay West

 
Start: October 24, 2013
End: November 3, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

I Love Lucy

Canadian Premiere!!!

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – is live on stage and in color for the very first time!

It’s 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY® episodes. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called “television.” The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardo’s New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of “The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra” at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In-between scenes? The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the show’s newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say “Brylcreem?!”

For more details: www.mirvish.com/shows/ilovelucyliveonstage

Venue: Royal Alexandra Theatre — 260 King Street West

 
Start: October 15, 2013
End: November 3, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions

Puppet Up: Uncensored

Henson Alternative’s PUPPET UP! – UNCENSORED featuring The Miskreant Puppets.

PUPPET UP! – UNCENSORED is a wild romp in which the skilled art of puppetry and spontaneous comedy collide. Unpredictable and irreverent, it’s never the same show twice. This live uncensored show lets loose the perilous and provocative elements of comedic improvisation on stage with a bunch of puppets from the Jim Henson Company . Expert puppeteers create twisted scenes and songs on the fly, as suggestions from the audience prompt the improvised storylines unfolding on stage.

PUPPET UP! – UNCENSORED boasts a cast of six world-class puppeteers in an uninhibited live puppet performance. Touring after its successful Off-Broadway run in New York, the show has drawn rave reviews and overwhelming audience response.

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street

 
Start: October 22, 2013
End: November 3, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions