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December 11, 2013

Classic Albums Live: Band on the Run

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $38, $48, $58. Subscribe from $29. Band on the Run is the album that restored critical acclaim to Paul McCartney, eventually climbing the charts to become a commercial smash. Forty years after its release, this ambitious album from Paul McCartney and Wings has aged remarkably well, showcasing their talent for song-craft and nuanced arrangements. Sunny acoustic pop “Bluebird” alongside the title track and “Jet”, one of McCartney’s best solo recordings, capture key member ingredients at their best. One of the most celebrated post-Beatles albums, Band on the Run is a great choice to recreate live on stage, note for note and cut for cut.

For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.

Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario

Date: December 11, 2013
Location: Rose Theatre Brampton

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings

Puck drops: 7:30pm

For tickets: www.mapleleafs.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: December 11, 2013
Location: Toronto Maple Leafs

Free Concert Series – Espejo

December 11, 2013, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Canada’s award-winning “Reina Latina” (Latin jazz queen), Eliana Cuevas is flanked by some of the country’s top jazz musicians (bassist George Koller, pianist Jeremy Ledbetter, and percussionists Mark Kelso and Daniel Stone) to perform highlights from her highly anticipated album, Espejo. Much-lauded for her expanded range as a composer and performer, Cuevas’s deeply personal oeuvre offers an intense and passionate journey of the soul.

For more details: www.COC.ca

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

Date: December 11, 2013
Location: Canadian Opera Company

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
Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Festival of Carols

On Wednesday, December 11th at 7:30pm the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, led by Noel Edison, will ring in the season with its annual holiday tradition, Festival of Carols, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church. This year the Choir welcomes special guest, tenor superstar Ben Heppner. Ben will sing some fireside favourites and join with the Choir for O Holy Night and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu, among others.

The concert will include a wide range of choral music fit for the season, from the contemplative to the traditional, along with some rousing favourites. Stories for the season, told by Noel Edison and Ben Heppner, add to the festive mood and a carol sing-along will encourage the audience to add their voices to this welcome to the holiday season.

Visit the concert webpage: www.tmchoir.org/tmcPerformances/festival-of-carols.cfm

Venue: Yorkminster Park Baptist Church — 1585 Yonge Street

Date: 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
Start: September 18, 2013
End: December 15, 2013
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
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
Location: Young People’s Theatre