November 12, 2013
Dates: March 10 at 11:00 AM.
Dates: April 30, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 3, September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12 at 6:00 PM.
Oh Canada…our home and native food. Ever wondered just what constitutes Canadian food? We get asked that all the time. Join us on this very distinct tour showcasing the best in Canadian food and twists on food which make something very Canadian. We will be taking you to 5-7 food merchants and have you discover a few neighbourhoods while having the chance to ride the TTC, giving you a true Canadian experience. You will leave this tour with an understanding of distinct Canadian foods and where to find the best of Canadian food in the city.
For more details: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto
As a photojournalist working in the world’s most remote environments, Paul Nicklen faces incredible hardships in pursuit of powerful, close-up images of wildlife. Growing up with the Inuit on Baffin Island taught him a deep love of nature and strong survival skills. He won a 2012 World Press award for his National Geographic coverage of Emperor Penguins.
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street
November 12, 2013. York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West.
The beloved author reads from and discusses his new novel, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, the latest
installment in his bestselling series of mysteries set in Botswana, The No. 1. Ladies’ Detective Agency.
Event start time: 7:30pm.
Ticket Price: $10/FREE for supporters, students & youth 25 and under.
Tickets/Info: 416-973-4000 or www.readings.org
November 12, 2013. 12 – 1 p.m. Vocal Series. *TORONTO PREMIERE*.
Winners of the inaugural Maureen Forrester Prize, Ensemble Studio graduates Simone Osborne (soprano) and Anne Larlee (piano) present a compelling program of songs featuring beloved classics by Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss, Reynaldo Hahn and Vincenzo Bellini, as well as the Toronto premiere of two newly commissioned songs by Canadian composer Brian Current, Birefringence and Extreme Positions, on texts by Canadian poets Christian Bök and bpNichol.
The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.
For more information: www.coc.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
Dates: March 16 at 11:00 AM.
Dates: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, November 7, November 14 at 6:00 PM.
The Grid TO referred to this tour as a “Don’t Miss”. This isn’t your elementary school brown bag lunch tour of bologna on Wonder White Bread. This “Insanewich!” food tour will take you to our favourite hangouts in the city where you will taste and savour sandwiches from land and sea. This tour is totally dedicated to the art of the sandwich. You will visit and devour meats that have been marinated from 24 hours – 3 days. This tour promises to include menu items that are slow cooked, sloppy, and stacked with meat. The only prerequisite is plenty of napkins, two hands and maybe a fork. Are you “Insanewich” enough to join us?
For more detais: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto
One of the central works of the classical ballet canon, and one of the most enduringly resonant and deeply affecting of all works of theatrical art, Swan Lake has enthralled audiences since its premiere in Moscow in 1877. Set to a timeless and famously evocative score by Tchaikovsky, the ballet is marked by a thematic and stylistic dynamism that embraces the fantastic and mythic while remaining rooted in the most universal of human emotions.
Swan Lake retains the captivating, 19th-century fairy-tale quality of the ballet while grounding the narrative in a richly suggestive earthiness that accentuates the tension between the sensual and the ethereal, the natural and the supernatural. The emotional and thematic complexities that are revealed in choreographer James Kudelka’s re-telling of the story are heightened and complemented by Santo Loquasto’s exquisite and vibrant sets and costumes, both conveying the ballet’s tragic beauty and powerful effect with consummate artistry.
For tickets: www.National.Ballet.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
Straight from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, North America’s debut of hit exhibition includes culture icon’s original stage costumes, instruments, album art and music videos.
This fall the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) offers North America its first chance to take an exciting odyssey through the world of pioneering artist David Bowie—musician, performer and style icon—in the acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is, direct from the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, England. Spanning five decades and featuring more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, the multi-media show exposes the groundbreaking artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theatre, art and film. David Bowie is will open on Sept. 25, 2013 and runs to Nov. 27, 2013, giving Toronto two full months to live the experience. The AGO is the exhibition’s first stop on its world tour.
Acclaimed by the New York Times as “united in sound and vision in a way rarely seen in a museum,” David Bowie is marks the first international exhibition devoted to the British-born musician and performer (born David Robert Jones in 1947), who has sold more than 140 million albums to date throughout his genre-defying career. Organized thematically, the show immerses visitors in a spectacular and interactive trip through Bowie’s numerous personae and legendary performances, with particular attention paid to his artistic influences. His experiments with Surrealism, German Expressionism, Music Hall, mime and Japanese Kabuki performance are all explored in an explosion of colour, light and sound.
For more information: www.ago.net/david-bowie-is-coming-to-the-ago-this-fall
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
While making her mother’s Everything-That-Is-Bad-For-You casserole, Iris struggles with life, family and the unwieldy laws of the universe. Beth Graham (co-creator of the acclaimed Drowning Girls) has painted a heartbreaking but funny portrait of family in crisis.
For tickets: www.factorytheatre.ca
Venue: Factory Theatre — 125 Bathurst Street
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) stays up late as
ROM Friday Night Live (#FNLROM) returns for
its fourth season of eight cutting edge Friday
nights in Toronto. This popular adult only event
(ages 19 +) redefines the museum experience from
7 pm to midnight each Friday night from October
18 to December 6, 2013.
#FNLROM continues to offer hip and eclectic
entertainment and inventive programming,
including dance, film presentations, music, art,
interactive conversations and contesting. ElectriCITY Events returns to deliver the city’s hottest house
DJs every week, as well as live house jazz by Jamie Ruben Trio and U of T JazzProgram. Local and
international spoken word poets also perform weekly. Friday Night Live continues to serve up some of
Toronto’s best known and best loved pop-up food vendors, including City Gourmet, Pimenton, The
Saucy Pierogi, Curbside Bliss, Gourmet Gringos, HotBunzz Street Cuizine, Kanto by Tita Flips,
LaRivolta, and Little Tomato Catering, New this season FNL features international and domestic craft
beer Peroni and Amsterdam.
For more details: www.rom.on.ca
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park