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December 6, 2013

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

Jabber

In the Studio | Nov. 26-Dec. 7, 2013 | Grades 7-12.

Fatima is a typical Canadian young woman, rebelling against her strict parents. When anti-Muslim graffiti appears on the school walls, this hijab-wearing teenager is transferred to a new school. There, she makes an unlikely friendship with Jorah, a boy who has a reputation for anger issues. As their mutual attraction grows, the lines they cross to get closer together become the subject of an intense exploration of the meaning of boundaries. Jabber examines assumptions based on appearances within the school world – where a diverse student population must learn to negotiate cross-cultural respect and mutual understanding.

For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East

 
Start: November 26, 2013
End: December 7, 2013
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Location: Young People’s Theatre

All Tchaikovsky

In the Fifth Symphony, Tchaikovsky waged war against the dark forces of destiny. The Sleeping Beauty is the most elegant of his ballet scores, and the enchanting Variations on a Rococo Theme salutes his favourite composer: Mozart.

Come for: When the Armenian-born cellist, Narek Hakhnazaryan, was 22, he won the Gold Medal at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, the world’s most prestigious prize for cellists. The Los Angeles Times has said that “His command of the instrument is extraordinary.”

And more: An all-Tchaikovsky programme guarantees a nonstop feast of appealing themes and lavish orchestral colour.

Program: Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty (Dec 6 only); Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme; and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5.

6:45pm Pre-concert Chat in the Lobby on Dec 6. Post-concert Party in the Lobby on Dec 7.

Casual concerts are performed without intermission and are followed by a party in the lobby. Mingle with musicians in a relaxed setting and enjoy
live music by local bands.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: December 6, 2013
End: December 7, 2013
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

One of a Kind Show and Sale

November 28 – December 8, 2013. Featuring works by hundreds of unique artists, designers and craftspeople, the One of a Kind Show and Sale focuses on homegrown talent, creating an interactive personal shopping experience. Visit website for show location and dates.

For more details: www.oneofakindshow.com

 
Start: November 28, 2013
End: December 8, 2013
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Location: One of a Kind Show and Sale

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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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

Toronto Christmas Market 2013

This holiday season Toronto will once again celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas at the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. Non-stop entertainment includes musicians, carolers and choirs, traditional European dancers, and of course… Santa and his roaming elves! There is great shopping, specialty beer and mulled wine gardens, and sweets and treats. Christmas comes but once a year and the Toronto Christmas Market at The Distillery is the perfect opportunity to put the magic back in your holiday time.

Friday November 29th to Sunday December 15th at the Distillery Historic District.

For more details: www.torontochristmasmarket.com

Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art.

Guest curated by Steve Loft. Main Gallery, University Gallery, Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.

This exhibition presents photographs from the Black Star Collection with contemporary works by aboriginal artists to examine the role of the artist as activist, as chronicler and as provocateur in the ongoing struggle for indigenous rights and self-empowerment. Artists include Vernon Ah Kee, Sonny Assu, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Dana Claxton, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Alan Michelson, Theo Sims, Skawennati and Jackson 2bears.

For more information: www.ryerson.ca/ric

RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE — 33 GOULD STREET

Ryerson Image Centre
Start: September 18, 2013
End: December 15, 2013
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Location: Ryerson Image Centre

God of Carnage

This hilarious award-winning comedy begins when two sophisticated couples meet to discuss a playground incident involving their children. What starts as a civilized get-together quickly devolves into a scrappy, laugh-out-loud evening that The New York Times called “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.”

A David Mirvish Presentation of a Studio 180 Theatre Production.

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street

 
Start: November 23, 2013
End: December 15, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions

Annie (TYA)

On the Mainstage | Nov. 11 – Dec. 19, 2013 | Grades SK-7.

Leapin’ Lizards! Everyone’s favourite comic strip heroine takes centre stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals – winner of 9 Tony Awards! After escaping the orphanage, Annie sets off in search of her parents. In a series of adventures, the spunky, optimistic redhead dodges the evil machinations of orphanage matron Miss Hannigan, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and encounters a billionaire looking to improve his image. Some of Broadway’s most popular show tunes, including Tomorrow, It’s the Hard Knock Life and Easy Street are featured in this Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) version of the renowned musical.

For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East

 
Start: November 11, 2013
End: December 19, 2013
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Location: Young People’s Theatre