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November 22, 2013

Blind Boys of Alabama

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $62, $67, $72. Subscribe from $47. GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award. The Blind Boys of Alabama is a five-time GRAMMY award-winning gospel group who first sang together in 1939. They have since toured extensively and made countless prestigious appearances, including at the inauguration of US President Barack Obama, while developing a successful discography. When you feel the tears welling up in your eyes during a particularly moving rendition of “Wade in the Water” or “Amazing Grace”, you’ll see for yourself how the Blind Boys of Alabama continue to live up to their self-proclaimed goal to spiritually elevate audiences.

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 22, 2013
Location: Rose Theatre Brampton

Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

Tip-off: 7:00pm.

For tickets: www.Raptors.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: November 22, 2013
Location: Toronto Raptors Basketball Club

Christmas Tree Lighting

Free Event!!!

Friday November 22nd, David Pecaut Square, 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

Join us as we light our Christmas tree!

Enjoy the music of St. Michael’s Choir School and the students of University of Toronto, Faculty of Music.

Hot Chocolate and cookies have been generously provided by The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.

Representatives from the CP24 CHUM Christmas wish will also be on hand to accept toy and financial donations.

Thank you to CP24, CNTower and Oxford Properties Group for their support of this event.

For more information: www.torontoed.com/winter_tree

Live Jazz

featuring Anthony Michelli-Drums.
Chuck Jackson-Vocals, Pat Carey-Sax, Brigham Phillips-Trumpet, Mitch Lewis-Guitar, Jesse O’Brien-Piano, Terry Wilkins-Bass & Jeff Halischuk-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

Date: November 22, 2013

Wayne Shorter 80th Birthday Celebration

Grammy-winning jazz legend Wayne Shorter is hitting 80 head-on—and in very good company. The eminent saxophonist and composer has enlisted a few friends to celebrate his life and work in style, including Wayne Shorter Quartet members Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade, his collaborators on the recent Blue Note album, Without a Net. The all-star, all-female trio ACS—made up of pianist Geri Allen, drummer Teri Lyne Carrington and bassist Esperanza Spalding—takes the lead on material from Shorter’s mid-career days with Weather Report.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Veneue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

Date: November 22, 2013
Location: Massey Hall

Beethoven and Strauss

Nov. 20 & Nov. 23. In its light-heartedness and amiable tunes, Beethoven’s Fourth contrasts sharply with the Third and Fifth, but supplies just as much satisfaction and creative ingenuity. TSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis is passionate about the music of Berg and the Seven Early Songs, which are performed by soprano Erin Wall.

Come for: Richard Strauss’s rollicking musical depiction of Till Eulenspiegel offers an encyclopedia of musical humour, from sly digs at dusty academics to cartoon-style slapstick.

And more: (Mostly) light-hearted music by serious composers.

Program: Beethoven: Overture to The Consecration of the House; Beethoven: Symphony No. 4; Berg: Seven Early Songs; and
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Start: November 20, 2013
End: November 23, 2013
Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival

November 19 – November 24, 2013. Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival showcases environmentally themed films as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion and appropriate action on the ecological health of the planet.

For more information: www.planetinfocus.org

Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King Street West

Start: November 19, 2013
End: November 24, 2013

The 27th Annual Whole Life Expo and Speaker Series

The 27th Annual Whole Life Expo and Speaker Series: Canada’s
largest showcase of natural health, integrative medicine, and green living

Consumers are seeking new alternatives to conventional medicine.
The Whole Life Expo demonstrates how natural products, through alternative
medicine coupled with a healthy diet, are proving to have significant benefits.
Learn how this might help prevent disease and reduce the overall cost of
With more than 225 exhibitors and 70 lecture sessions this year, Whole Life
Expo 2013 will continue its longstanding tradition of providing new solutions
and provocative information to help people make decisions that could
transform their lives. Join more than 20,000 attendees enjoying presentations
from some of the most respected names in the natural health and wellness
industry, learning techniques and therapies, and discovering great new

For more information about Whole Life Expo 2013, please visit: www.wholelifeexpo.ca

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building — 255 Front Street West

Start: November 22, 2013
End: November 24, 2013

David Bowie Is

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

Start: September 25, 2013
End: November 27, 2013
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario


The National Ballet of Canada’s Innovation series presents three cutting edge world premieres by exceptional Canadian choreographers in one dazzlingly eclectic programme of dance. This season the series features the outstanding and singular talents of Robert Binet, José Navas and James Kudelka.

Toronto native and Canada’s National Ballet School graduate Robert Binet is just embarking on his career as a choreographer, but already the Choreographic Apprentice with The Royal Ballet has created works for Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, the National Ballet’s YOU Dance programme, the second company of The Hamburg Ballet, Estonian Ballet and New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute.

Venezuelan-born and Montréal-based José Navas studied in Caracas and at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York City, before moving to Canada in 1991. He founded Compagnie Flak in 1995 and has since choreographed over 30 pieces for both stage and film, touring his works extensively.

James Kudelka is one of Canada’s best-known and most highly-regarded choreographers, whose ballets range from new versions of the classical repertoire, such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Cinderella to highly innovative shorter works. His ballets have been staged the world over.

For tickets: www.National.Ballet.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

Start: November 22, 2013
End: November 28, 2013
Location: National Ballet of Canada, The