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January 24, 2014

National Spring Bridal Show

When: January 24-26, 2014

Where: Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto M6K 3C3

Time: Friday 5pm-9pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm

Admission: Online: $12; At the Door: $15; Brides are free but must pre-register online.

Show Info: The National Bridal Show is the best wedding planning resource in the Toronto and GTA area. From the latest in wedding registries, fashion accessories, favours, flowers, cakes, djs, transportation, and all the things that go into making every wedding unique and special, exhibitors at the National Bridal Show showcase the best of the best.

Website: www.nationalbridalshow.com

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Start: January 24, 2014
End: January 26, 2014
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Shen Yun

*All-New 2014 Show, with a Live Orchestra*

Presented by the Falun Dafa Association of Toronto

Every year, Shen Yun Performing Arts unveils an entirely new lineup of dances, songs, and musical scores that offers an exhilarating world-class production on a grand scale. Its exquisite performances celebrate the excellence and grandeur of classical Chinese dance and music inspired by the myths, legends, and divine beauty of 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.

Since 2007, Shen Yun has dazzled millions of show-goers in more than 100 cities around the world—including 13 in Canada. Last year the Sony Centre sold out for many performances.

The New York-based Shen Yun features three touring companies, each with some 100 exceptional artists, including winners of top international competitions in dance and music. For thousands of years, Chinese artists cultivated virtue, believing that to create true art worthy of the heavens, there must first be inner purity. Today, Shen Yun’s artists follow this noble tradition. The result is a performance of consummate beauty, purity, and goodness. It is a show that nourishes the soul.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Start: January 23, 2014
End: January 26, 2014
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Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Celebrate Niagara Ice Wine Festival

Celebrate Niagara Ice Wine Festival with Niagara Airbus – A Shimmer of Gold – Poured Daily, Celebrated Annually with Niagara Airbus Driver Wine Guides! Includes Discovery Pass…

Your tours includes pickup from any Niagara Region Hotel or Bed and Breakfast.

Pickup at 10:30 and drop off by 17:00 – Door to Door!

Tour : 35.00 + 40.00 Discovery Pass = total $ 75.00 + hst.

Tour: 40.00 + hst ( without Discover Pass).

Choose your week! – January 10-12, January 17-19, or January 24-26 – 2014.

Niagara on the Lake , and Twenty Valley Tours offered.

Book Online at www.niagaraairbus.com or call 905-374-8111.

For private charters also offered from the GTA area… please call for custom quote.

 
Start: January 10, 2014
End: January 26, 2014
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‘Round the Clock Slo-Pitch Tournament

January 24-26, 2014.

Event Description: The “Round the Clock Slo-Pitch” tournament returns to Rogers Centre. This is a co-ed slo-pitch tournament with emphasis on participation and FUN. Two divisions of play are available – Competitive & Recreational. Teams must register for the tournament through Slo-Pitch Ontario Association at www.slopitch.org. All teams are guaranteed (3) games of play throughout the weekend.

To Register: www.slopitch.org

Location: Rogers Centre – 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: January 24, 2014
End: January 26, 2014
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Location: Rogers Centre

Holding Pattern

The Art Gallery of Mississauga, in a unique collaboration with Toronto Pearson International Airport, is proud to present Holding Pattern, a site-specific mixed media installation by contemporary miniature painter Tazeen Qayyum at the airport’s Terminal 1 departure lounge.

“The AGM is thrilled to collaborate with the Toronto Pearson International Airport on this exhibtion. I am fascinated by the lull of time and suspended animation of airport departure lounges, in particular the potential to find a sense of connection with art when we least expect it. This sense of connection and space for conversation are concepts that the AGM aims to activate with visual art, whether within gallery space or beyond. Our mandate is to bring art to the community and the community to art, and what better space to engage the complex nuances of global community than at the airport?”

In Qayyum’s work, the familiar and iconic airport passenger seat is rendered crimson with floral motif filigree that is
interlaced with cockroaches. The beautiful and the undesirable are side by side, each one partially camouflaged by the other.
Qayyum views the roach as a stand-in for “others” who are different from ourselves, the “others” upon whom judgement is
imposed for their difference.

Designed to enrich travel through Toronto Pearson, the extensive art and exhibitions program contributes to creating a diverse, vibrant and delightful atmosphere. The program features large scale permanent public art by international and Canadian artists, including Richard Serra, Jaume Plensa and Susan Schelle and Mark Gomes. Changing exhibtions are presented in galleries throughout Terminal 1 and showcase local art, culture and heritage in order to create a sense of place.

Location: Toronto Pearson International Airport, Terminal 1, Domestic Departures, across from Gate D20

 
Start: September 1, 2013
End: February 1, 2014
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Carbon 14: Climate is Culture

ROM Contemporary Culture and the Cape Farewell Foundation present a visionary art exhibition, Carbon 14: Climate is Culture, curated by David
Buckland and Claire Sykes. A culmination of a two-year project, the exhibition opens in the Roloff
Beny Gallery and Thorsell Spirit House at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on October 19, 2013 –
February 2, 2014, as part of the Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Exhibition + Festival.

Cape Farewell began the project in November 2011, when artists, including film makers, poets and
musicians, met with scientists, economists and other climate change professionals, to spark a creative
dialogue on issues related to climate change. The resulting Carbon 14: Climate is Culture exhibition
features 13 art installations, including seven new commissions by Canadian and international artists,
from various disciplines, all confronting the facts of climate change and responding in powerful and
creative ways.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca

Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: October 19, 2013
End: February 2, 2014
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

London Road

A new production of an inspiring 5-star hit from the UK that’s part musical, part documentary.

A Canadian Stage production and Canadian premiere.

In 2006, the everyday life of the quiet town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. Playwright Alecky Blythe recorded extensive interviews with the residents of London Road and turned them into an intelligent, startling, and raw piece of theatre set to music by Tony Award-winning Adam Cork. Having captured the heart of England last year, this 5-star musical documentary reveals the ways in which even the darkest experiences can inspire a community.

★★★★★ (out of 5) – Evening Standard, Independent, Financial Times, Metro, Time Out.

“Show of the Year.” – Time Out.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Bluma Appel Theatre — 27 Front Street East

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Start: January 19, 2014
End: February 9, 2014
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Location: Canadian Stage

Brushing It In the Rough: Women, Art & Nineteenth-century Canada

Continuing to highlight its strong Canadiana collection, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Brushing It In the Rough: Women, Art & Nineteenth-century Canada. This intimate display showcases the pictorial responses of three nineteenth-century women – Anna Jameson, a traveler; Susanna Moodie, a settler; and Alice Killaly, a native-born resident – to their Canadian experiences. Each woman produced art within society’s parameters and their stories reveal the circumstances behind the use of their talents for financial gain. Augmenting the earlier works, the art of Ruth Abernethy provides a contemporary lens onto the role of women in settler society. The exhibit’s 23 works are displayed from Saturday, August 24, 2013 to Monday, February 17, 2014 in the Wilson Canadian Heritage Exhibition Room of the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, located on Level 1 of the ROM’s Weston Family Wing.

For more information: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: August 24, 2013
End: February 17, 2014
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Così fan tutte

Atom Egoyan explores love, fidelity and the frailties of the human condition.

Celebrated director Atom Egoyan returns to the COC, bringing his signature style to this wry comedy about two couples gambling with faith and desire. Featuring a cast of exciting young opera stars and distinguished, seasoned veterans, this work is full of both farce and folly. Yet Mozart’s sublime musical depiction of the honest and intimate struggles of love and temptation is truly one of the greatest pieces about relationships ever written.

Performance time is approximately three hours, 5 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Start: January 18, 2014
End: February 21, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911)

The tradition of hosting highly visual exhibitions in the Herman Herzog Levy Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) continues with Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911). On display at the ROM from May 18, 2013 to February 23, 2014, Faces to Remember features Chinese portraits created during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and comes from the renowned collections of the Museum’s Far Eastern section.

Showcasing a culturally important, but often-overlooked aspect of Chinese art and culture, the exhibition’s portraits are astonishing in their detail and embedded symbolism. The visual appeal of the exhibition’s 25 works – some remarkably large – is enhanced by a number of sartorial and personal accessories, objects carefully selected for their resemblance to those seen in the paintings.

Dr. Ka Bo Tsang, ROM Assistant Curator, Chinese Pictorial Arts, is the exhibition’s curator. She explains, “Portraits are a way to commemorate people, whether known or unknown to us. The portraits displayed in the exhibition, as well as the personal accessories, provide us with a better understanding of the Chinese people of the past, their aspirations and moral values.”

For more details: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park