November 16, 2013
Join us for the 12th Annual ‘It’s Always Something!’ Variety Show presented by the Keg Steakhouse and Bar. Toronto’s number one night of entertainment celebrates twelve amazing years with the biggest, star-studded show so far at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
First time host, long time comedian Ron James is ready to take the helm on November 16th. “It’s Always Something’ is the main fundraising event in support of Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto, where children, teens and adults can join with others in free social and emotional support programs as a supplement to medical care. Gilda’s Club, named after famed Saturday Night Live comedian Gilda Radner, who believed “no one should have to face cancer alone”, is the missing link in the cancer care system.
Joining Ron so far are Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood, Dr. Draw with more and more artists being added each week.
In the past eleven years, “It’s Always Something” has raised close to $4 million for Gilda’s Club, thanks to the generous donation of time by all the talent and the production teams, who combine to put on this first class evening of entertainment.
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East
Ireland’s most unlikely and delightful trio brings its multi-platinum act to town. Men of the cloth and long-time friends, The Priests have been singing together since boarding school, but only began recording classical, sacred and Celtic offerings professionally in 2008. Since then, they have performed for the Pope, the British Royal Family and countless fans across the globe. Toronto soprano and solo star Patricia O’Callaghan joins them as their guest.
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street
12 Noon Brunch Matinee:
DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS.
3:30pm: SWING SHIFT BIG BAND:
Jim John’s Jazz Orchestra.
7:00pm: ELMER FERRER GROUP:
Guest: Justin Bacchus-Vocals.
9:45pm: MIKE DOWNES QUARTET:
Ted Quinlan-Guitar, Robi Botos-Piano, Mike Downes-Bass &
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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
When: November 15-17, 2013
Where: International Centre, Hall 5 — 6900 Airport Rd. Mississauga L4V 1E8
Time: Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
Admission: Adults: $15; Students (13-18): $12; Seniors: $12; Children under 12: Free.
Show Info: The British Isles Show Canada is Canada’s largest consumer show celebrating everything English, Irish, Scottish, & Welsh all under one roof. Celebrating 22 years, The British Isle Show features a large number of specialty retailers offering goods imported from across the pond as well as a host of entertainers throughout the weekend. Known for special appearances directly from Coronation Street, this show attracts thousands of loyal expats and enthusiasts from across Ontario looking to shop and be entertained.
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