October 29, 2013
Americana hero Steve Earle has hit the road for The Low Highway, a 15th studio album in a storied career that has included having songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris (to name a few), snagging Grammy Awards, hosting radio shows, writing novels and acting in TV and film. Touring with his celebrated live band The Dukes, Earle brings his Texas rasp, power and charm to every show and every stage.
For more details and tickets: www.MasseyHall.com
Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
6:30pm: RICHARD WHITEMAN: Mike Murley-Sax, Amanda Tosoff-Piano, Richard Whiteman-Bass,
& Morgan Childs-Drums. 9:30pm: Michael Dunston’s DONNY HATHAWAY GOSPEL Tribute featuring
Michael Dunston-Vocals, John Johnson-Sax, Dave Young-Electric Bass & Mark Kelso-Drums/Vocals.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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
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
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.
Ticket available at www.ticketmaster.ca/Opera-Atelier-tickets/artist/29535
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.
Location: Harbourfront Centre — 235 Queen’s Quay West
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
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
Dates: April 13, May 11, May 25, June 8, July 27, August 10, August 31, September 14, September 28, October 19, November 9.
Time: 11:00 AM.
Discover what New York Times calls one of Toronto’s hippest up and coming neighbourhoods.
The Junction, which was dry until 1997, is emerging as the next big destination in Toronto. It is made up primarily of independent retailers.
Learn about this historical neighbourhood as you sip and savour at foodie destinations along the way. Your ticket includes a guided tour and tastings at 5-6 shops. You will have the chance to meet and greet the shop owners whenever possible. All aboooard!
For more details: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto