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December 10, 2013

Free Concert Series – Hammerklavier

December 10, 2013 12 – 1 p.m. Still in his 20s, Bulgarian pianist Stefan Chaplikov fearlessly scales the Mount Everest of piano sonatas: Beethoven’s monumental No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106, the “Hammerklavier.” While the sheer scale of this work, to say nothing of its technical and intellectual demands, daunts pianists twice his age, Chaplikov embraces its challenges and rewards with a passion and authority belying his years.

For more details: www.COC.ca

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

 
Date: December 10, 2013
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs

Tip-off: 7:00pm.

For tickets: www.Raptors.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

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Date: December 10, 2013
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Location: Toronto Raptors Basketball Club

Pops Christmas

The TSO has filled a giant Christmas stocking with festive holiday cheer—just for you!

Come for: Special guest for the occasion is Ashley Brown, Broadway’s original Mary Poppins. She returns after wowing TSO Pops audiences last season with her fresh, electrifying performances.

And more: You’ll enjoy favourite seasonal music of all kinds, and you’ll get a chance to join with the TSO for a traditional sing-along.

Program: Favourite Seasonal music.

Pops concerts add an orchestral flair to popular tunes from screen, stage, and more. Prepare for dazzling show-stopping artistry at each performance!

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: December 10, 2013
End: December 11, 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

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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

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

501 Streetcar Food Tour

Dates: March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 18, June 1, June 15, July 20, August 3, August 17, September 7, September 21, October 12, October 26, November 2, November 16, November 30, December 7, December 21.

Start Time: 11:00 AM.

The 501 Queen Streetcar route is the longest surface route in North America AND one of the longest in the world! This line runs approximately 24.8 kilometres (15.4 miles) traversing Toronto from the east-west. You will go through countless distinct Toronto neighbourhoods and experience the many faces of Toronto. Our tour will visit 6 neighbourhoods & 6 stops! Ding ding….time to hop aboard!

For more details: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto

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Start: March 9, 2013
End: December 21, 2013
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Foodies on Foot Favourites Tour

Dates: March 3, March 17, April 14, May 12, May 26, June 09, July 28, August 11, September 1, September 15, September 29, October 13, October 17, October 27, November 10, November 24, December 14, December 28.

Start Time: 11:00 AM

Fresh off of an international food journalist press tour, we are taking you on the tour that the food writers experienced…the Foodies on Foot Insider Favourites Food Tour. Everyone loves having an insider. A person that can take them to the hidden gems that only a local industry insider knows. Come with us as we take you to some of our favourite gourmet and specialty food stores and discover many of the distinct neighbourhoods we frequent daily. We will be taking you to 5-7 food merchants and have you discover a few neighbourhoods while having the chance to ride the TTC. This tour is constantly changing, as, we have several favourites in different neighbourhoods, so, no two tours are exactly alike. We will send you the meeting point a few days before the tour begins. This is the tour equivalent of a secret supper club, you never know what to expect!

For more details: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto

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Start: March 3, 2013
End: December 28, 2013
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