« Calendar

November 1, 2013

Toronto Argonauts vs Montreal Alouettes

Start time: 7:00pm.

For tickets: www.argonauts.ca or contact David Lontini 416-341-2717.

Location: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

Date: November 1, 2013
Location: Rogers Centre

Joel Plaskett

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $40, $45, $50. Subscribe from $30.50.
With Special Guest Bill Plaskett. Hailed as one of Canada’s best songwriters, Joel Plaskett has countless awards to his credit, thousands of tour dates and numerous recording and producing credits under his belt. One of the most innovative and prolific artists on the scene today, Plaskett’s 8th album, Scrappy Happiness, was released in epic fashion when he recorded, mixed, mastered and released one single every week for ten weeks! Plaskett’s style ranges from pure pop to soul stirring folk and all the way to melodic rock. In this rare solo performance, Joel will be joined on stage by his dad Bill Plaskett.

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

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

Date: November 1, 2013
Location: Rose Theatre Brampton

Bon Jovi

Since the beginning of their career, Bon Jovi’s legions of Canadian fans have led the band to consider their neighboring country to the North as a second home. This fall, “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” will make a triumphant return to their “second home” with newly scheduled Canadian dates as part of its upcoming fall 2013 North American run. In the midst of a worldwide trek that has been selling out arenas and stadiums across the globe, the iconic band will launch this new round of dates at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on October 2, 2013, before revisiting both Toronto’s Air Canada Centre and Montreal’s Bell Centre by popular demand.

Tickets for select Canadian dates will go on sale beginning Saturday, June 15th. Bon Jovi is dedicated to giving their fans an unforgettable experience, offering something for everyone with a wide range of ticket options, starting at $19.50 (plus service charges). Visit www.BonJovi.com for up-to-date information. #BecauseWeCan.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: November 1, 2013
Location: Air Canada Centre – Concert Venue

Matthew Good

As one of Canada’s most relevant and recognizable recording artists, multi-Platinum Canadian singer/songwriter Matthew Good continually maps new musical landscapes, as demonstrated by “Had It Coming”, the powerful and inimitable first single from Arrows of Desire, to be released on September 24, 2013.

For more details and tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

Date: November 1, 2013
Location: Massey Hall

Fire Of Anatolia

Fire of Anatolia’s basic concept is the meeting of civilizations. It is a dance portrait aiming at the meeting of eastern and western cultures, giving universal messages of peace.

It presents the world a show, a cultural feast at modern standards, combining folk dances with ballet, modern dance and other disciplines of dance.

Fire of Anatolia, originating from the mythological and cultural history of Anatolia lasted for thousands of years, is a unique project that bears 3,000 dance figures and the music of the Anatolian people, which are compiled from almost every region of Anatolia. The project created by Mustafa Erdoğan aims to introduce the whole world the fire of Anatolia, which is based on the idea of combining the concept of “peace” with Anatolia’s cultural and historical mosaic of thousands of years.

Being deemed as one of the very numbered dance companies of the world by means of the tours in foreign countries and promotion activities till today, Fire of Anatolia is the most splendid show that became universal with the power of our national culture.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

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

Live Jazz

featuring Mike Felice-Sax.
9:45pm: Ross Wooldridge’s
16-Piece Big Band playing
The Music of The Artie Shaw &
Benny Goodman Orchestras
led by Ross Wooldridge-Saxes.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

Date: November 1, 2013


An Akram Khan Company production presented by Canadian Stage. North American premiere.

A new dance piece from Akram Khan, masterful choreographer and performer (and featured artist in the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony). DESH, meaning “homeland” in Bengali, follows one man as he explores the fragile fluctuations of life in an unstable world. This Olivier Award-winning production features stellar collaborators, including Oscar-winning visual artist Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

★★★★★ (out of 5) – Telegraph.

“Mesmerizing.”- The Times, UK.

“A masterpiece, the choreographer’s greatest show yet.” – The Observer.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Bluma Appel Theatre — 27 Front Street East

Start: October 31, 2013
End: November 2, 2013
Location: Canadian Stage

Carmina Burana

Orff’s 1930s setting of earthy, middle-ages poetry brought simplicity and joy back into European art music. Carmina Burana celebrates feelings of universal emotions in a stunning, intensely memorable fashion.

Come for: You’ll recognize Carmina Burana from countless television commercials and film scores, especially the thunderous opening chorus: O, Fortuna (O, Luck).

And more: A unique opportunity to hear British poems set to music by Benjamin Britten.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Start: October 31, 2013
End: November 2, 2013
Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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
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