November 2, 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
By overwhelming demand, “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour” will return to the Air Canada Centre for the fourth and final time this year. The newly added date – Saturday, November 2nd – comes on the heels of their sold out performance on November 1st, as well as two back-to-back shows in February. This record-breaking concert will mark Bon Jovi’s 17th time performing at the Air Canada Centre, with all 16 previous shows sold out. Bon Jovi has more plays at this venue than any other band. Tickets for the November 2nd show will go on sale Monday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m.
The 2013 arena tour takes live performance to a whole new level with a constantly evolving stage production that transforms on every song. With over ninety high-speed moving elements, it is a kinetic sculpture of light and video accompanying Bon Jovi on stage as they deliver more than 30 years of nonstop hits.
WHAT ABOUT NOW is Bon Jovi’s 3rd consecutive studio album to enter at #1, following Lost Highway, and The Circle. While Bon Jovi continues to set the bar with a state-of-the-art live show, they also bring an unprecedented digital experience directly to fans via the free BON JOVI APP, which delivers brand new exclusive photos, latest tour updates, fan forums, and more.
For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
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
12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS.
3:30pm: ADVOCATS BIG BAND
featuring Nina Richmond-Vocals.
7:00pm: LAURA HUBERT BAND
featuring Peter Hill-Piano.
9:45pm: D.M.B.Q. Reunion:
Mike Murley & Tara Davidson-Saxes,
David Braid-Piano, Jim Vivian-Bass, and New York’s Ian Froman-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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
F’d Up! aims to explore the tension between these new directions that redefine the concept of “fibre art” based on examples of significant artists working in North America today. Based upon experimentation, these works differentiate the protagonists from decades before, thereby illustrating how a new vocabulary is created as the result of a formative radical gesture.
For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com
Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario