December 7, 2013
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
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
Much and Live Nation announced today two additional artists set to rock the second annual holiday concert event, MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE, in Support of Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation. Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis, internationally known for their hit viral video “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)”, which has more than 200 million views on YouTube, and Canadian rock/pop recording artist Fefe Dobson will hit the stage at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The second round of performers join previously announced artists, Fall Out Boy, Icona Pop, Serena Ryder, and Down With Webster. Tickets are currently on sale at livenation.com, with one dollar from every ticket sold donated to Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation partner Eva’s Initiatives. Much and Live Nation are matching all donations made throughout the holiday event. MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE airs exclusively on Much, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. ET.
For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
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
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
Head to Massey Hall for a concert like no other given by the boys of the acclaimed St. Michael’s Choir School. For over 75 years, Toronto music lovers have included this very special event in their annual Christmas celebrations. And with good reason! What better way to set the tone for a glorious season than with over 250 wonderful voices singing from a wealth of traditions and styles?
For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com or 416-872-4255.
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
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
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