December 15, 2013
Rod Stewart has just announced plans to launch his eagerly anticipated “Live the Life” tour in North America this Spring. Stewart will be joined by legendary artist, Steve Winwood for an unstoppable evening of hits from two of rock music’s most seminal artists. The “Live the Life” tour is set to kick-off in Chicago on April 10 and play ten arenas throughout North America including dates in New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Atlanta, Detroit and Greensboro, NC. This concert is rescheduled from May 1st.
For tickets please visit: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay 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
Tickets as low as $48.39!
STUART McLEAN is one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers and a best-selling author. His hit CBC radio show THE VINYL CAFE premiered in 1994, and each week over one and a half million listeners tune in to hear stories about Dave, owner of the second hand record store where the motto is: “We May Not Be Big, But We’re Small”.
The stories also feature Dave’s wife, Morley, their two children, Sam and Stephanie, and assorted friends and neighbours.
The show also features live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians. Increasingly, it is becoming a place where Canadians go to find new, undiscovered talent.
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East
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
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
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
December 15 & 21, 11:00 AM, Kris Kringle Crawl.
The holidays…family, friends, cheer, and lots of food! Let us be your Rudolph as we lead you around the city on our Kris Kringle Crawl, a holiday shopping spree and feast for yourself and all the foodies on your list. Spend the day with us as we visit all of our favourite shops to buy gifts for the foodie on your list while stopping in to feed ourselves along the way.
Riding transit across the city and spreading our holiday cheer, we will stop at several stores where you will be able to stock up for any food lover on your list, all the while indulging in sweet and savoury treats from our favourites restaurants, cafes, and specialty food stores along the way. As with any Foodies on Foot tour, you will be fed well fed, so, come hungry and ready to shop. Just like Santa Claus, you will have a bag full of goodies for the good lovers on your good list, and, a belly like bowl full of jelly, thanks to delicious goodies from the best our city has to offer.
Don’t get on the naughty list, join us for our Kris Kringle Crawl today! Ho Ho Ho!
Santa Cruises – December 14, 15, 21 & 22
Families are invited to join Santa and his elves for this magical one-hour cruise! Get in the holiday spirit with complimentary face painting, crafts and more aboard each cruise.
For tickets or information: www.MariposaCriuses.com or call 416-203-0178.