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November 3, 2013

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

Canada vs. New Zealand Maori All Blacks International Rugby

After having recently qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Canadian Senior Men’s Rugby Team are set to take on rugby powerhouse the New Zealand Maori All Blacks. BMO Field will play host to the match on November 3rd for a 1PM kick-off. Come witness the energy of the Haka, New Zealand’s traditional war dance as Canada look to build on their strong summer season and get revenge for last year’s narrow defeat. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.ca.

Website: events.rugbycanada.ca/events_details.php?e=95

Location: BMO Field — Exhibition Place

 
Date: November 3, 2013
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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

Live Jazz

12:00 Noon Brunch Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: DR. NICK – BLUES:
Dr. Nick & The Rollercoasters.
7:00pm: TOM REYNOLDS TRIO
with George Koller & Lorne Nehring.
9:30pm: New York’s IAN FROMAN:
Mike Murley-Sax,
Jim Vivian-Bass, and
Ian Froman-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: November 3, 2013
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Junction Food Tour

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

 
Start: April 13, 2013
End: November 9, 2013
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F’D Up

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

 
Start: September 26, 2013
End: November 9, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

Franco Arcieri: Astral Noise

Emerging artist Franco Arcieri investigates motion and movement with the use of fabric as a means of concealing
his body. Appearing as an achetype and performing in an almost dreamlike trance, the artist plays with our memory and
senses. Arcieri employs sculpture, video and sound to create an encounter with the viewer through an innovative fibre-based
performance.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: September 26, 2013
End: November 9, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 1 – November 10, 2013. A unique Toronto tradition with signature classics like the Royal Agriculture and Royal Horse Shows. One million square feet of vibrant marketplaces with 300-plus vendors, restaurants like the Vintner’s Terrace and much more. Group and corporate programs available.

For more details: www.royalfair.org

Location: Exhibition Place

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Start: November 1, 2013
End: November 10, 2013
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