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November 24, 2013

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
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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
initiatives.

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
healthcare.
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
products.

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
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Live Jazz

12:00 Noon Brunch Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: FREEWAY DIXIELAND
led by Len Gosling-Vocals/Cornet.
7:00: FRANK ROONEY QUINTET
featuring Jason Logue-Trumpet.
9:30pm: RANDOM ACCESS:
Kelly Jefferson-Sax, Geoff Young-Guitar, Rich Brown-Bass
Led by Barry Romberg-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: November 24, 2013
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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
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Innovation

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

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Start: November 22, 2013
End: November 28, 2013
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Needles and Opium

An Ex Machina production presented by Canadian Stage.

One of Canada’s most renowned figures in performing arts, Robert Lepage creates a new production of his acclaimed Needles and Opium. Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective show explores the complex relationships between displacement, drug addiction and the creative drive, as revealed through the lives of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. The most startling technical wizardry at the service of a true emotional journey.

“A theatrical masterpiece.” – USA Today.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Bluma Appel Theatre — 27 Front Street East

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Start: November 22, 2013
End: December 1, 2013
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The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble

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

 
Start: November 2, 2013
End: December 1, 2013
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ROM Friday Night Live

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

 
Start: October 18, 2013
End: December 6, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Winners and Losers

An exhilarating, playful, and brutally honest two-hander from the producers of 2013’s Someone Else.

Produced by Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre, in association with Crow’s Theatre, Presented by Crow’s Theatre in association with Canadian Stage
Winners and Losers is a staged conversation that embraces the ruthless logic of modern-day capitalism, and tests its impact on our closest personal relationships. Theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus Youssef and James Long sit at a table and play a game they made up called “winners and losers,” in which they name things and people — Pamela Anderson, microwave ovens, Goldman Sachs, their fathers — and debate whether, from their perspective, these things are winners or losers. As the conversation unfolds, the competition quickly begins to have an unanticipated cost.

“Youssef… and Long… have delivered the goods — the thrilling, experimental, theatrical goods.” – Georgia Straight.

“The experience for the audience is exhilarating.” – Vancouver arts journalist Jo Ledingham.

“Verbal fireworks.” – The Globe and Mail.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street

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Start: November 10, 2013
End: December 8, 2013
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Location: Canadian Stage

Holiday Dinner Cruises

Holiday Dinner Cruises – November 23, 30 & December 7 & 14.

Join us for the Holiday Season aboard one of the two largest ships in Toronto!

For tickets or information: www.MariposaCriuses.com or call 416-203-0178.

Location: Harbourfront

 
Start: November 23, 2013
End: December 14, 2013
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Location: Mariposa Cruises