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February 8, 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks

Puck drops: 6:00pm

For tickets: www.mapleleafs.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: February 8, 2014
Location: Toronto Maple Leafs

Gigi D’Alessio

Italian singer-songwriter power duo Gigi D’Alessio and Anna Tatangelo return to Roy Thomson Hall for the first time since 2007.

Gigi D’Alessio is known for his masterful interpretations of Neapolitan melodic song. He is also a record producer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, drums, organ, and accordion). His credits include more than 40 albums, a Diamond record and 100 Platinum records. Alessio’s partner Anna Tatangelo is an Italian pop singer who at 15 became the youngest person to win the Newcomer’s Award at the prestigious Sanremo Music Festival singing contest.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Date: February 8, 2014
Location: Roy Thomson Hall

Kuumba: showcasing the vitality of Toronto’s African and Caribbean communities

“Kuumba” – the Swahili word for “creativity” – has become synonymous with showcasing the best local, national and international artists of African and Caribbean heritage at Harbourfront Centre during Black History Month. This February, Kuumba returns with an amazing programme of events that range from musical performances, comedy and dance, to a soca jam on ice. There is literally something for everyone.

Love a good laugh? Our annual sell-out Kuumba Comedy Night ($18) will be returning with Trixx, Jay Martin, Nick Reynoldson and Marlon Palmer and, if all that wasn’t enough, Dr. Jay (De Soca Prince) will be here for the fourth instalment of the infamous Soca On Ice event (part of DJ Skate Nights) – a family event guaranteed to pack up the Natrel Rink.

Love experiencing local, underground (musical) talent on the cusp of success? The Known Unknown showcase returns for another year with Identify featuring allie, the OBGM’s and much more. Is dance your thing? Kay-Ann Ward, who audiences may remember from this past Summer’s Island Soul festival, will be presenting a dance show that recreates the story of today’s dancehall scene from Jamaica, Africa and beyond. Are you a film buff? Then you’ll want to check out the Kuumba Film Series featuring three full-length films and five shorts. Thinking of going natural? Safiya’s House of Kreation will be presenting live transformations featuring men and women transitioning back to natural hair styles at The Big Chop.

Join us at the waterfront’s longest-running Black History Month celebration, Kuumba, February 7-8. A great event for the whole family.

For more details: www.HarbourfrontCentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Start: February 7, 2014
End: February 8, 2014
Location: Harbourfront Centre

dance Immersion

Celebrating Our Men in Dance brings some of Canada’s finest male choreographers to the forefront in a showcase that highlights the many ideas and expressions by dance artists of African descent. This Black History Month presentation features an inter-generational cast from across the country that will share dance works displaying the many perspectives from our men in dance. Nine diverse choreographers will grace the stage with works that include traditional and contemporary African, breakdancing, contemporary, dancehall and more. Audiences will embark on a journey full of expressions that will take you to the edge of your seat as you connect to the movement being presented.

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/performances/

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Start: February 6, 2014
End: February 8, 2014
Location: Harbourfront Centre

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

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


Harbourfront Centre gives Toronto a rich blend of Caribbean and African sounds and flavours at Kuumba (Feb. 7-9), part of the TD Then & Now Series and in association with Black Artists’ Network Dialogue (BAND).

For Black History Month, Kuumba explores and discusses whatidentitymeans in 2014. The curatorial lens of identity branches out from Harbourfront Centre’s The Big Idea, Legacy. Kuumba will challenge and address stereotypes while engaging the public to reflect on what the future has in store for today’s cultural scene. Together identity and legacy will be woven in throughout the weekend events, including comedy, dance, film, panel discussions, workshops and family activities. Best of all, most events are free.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/kuumba

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Start: February 7, 2014
End: February 9, 2014
Location: Harbourfront Centre

CN Tower – March Break Fun!

March 10-14, 2014. March Break Week. This March Break make the CN Tower your next big adventure. Explore the world’s #1 elevator ride, Look Out and Glass Floor observation levels, the ride, movie, plus enjoy March Break activities. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), the CN Tower is Canada’s National Tower, an engineering Wonder and Toronto’s must see.

Monday, March 10: PACHI the porcupine, the official mascot of the TORONTO 2015 Games.
PACHI has been busy visiting communities and schools across the Greater Golden Horseshoe region. Stop by to say hello, give him a high-five or take a photo and be sure to pick up your very own PACHI sticker. Complete PACHI Toronto 2015 activity sheets and enter for a chance to win great prizes!

Tuesday, March 11 – Friday, March 14: 4 days of Engineering Fun!
Design your very own tower of power! Learn how super structures are constructed and put your building knowledge to the test. Discover all the cool ways engineers influence the world around us with fun activities designed by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers in celebration of National Engineering Month.
(10am-3pm daily).

Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14: 5 days of Frozen* Fun!
Celebrating the in-home release of Disney’s Frozen*, complete Anna, Elsa and Olaf activity sheets and enter for a chance to win a Blu-ray copy of Disney’s Frozen*.
Available on Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo PackTM March 18, 2014.
*©Disney 2014.

CN Tower by the Numbers: Participate in a fun, fact-filled scavenger hunt throughout the CN Tower and enter for a chance to win great prizes!

EdgeWalk – OPEN March 8-16 for March Break: Due to popular demand EdgeWalk will open during March Break and then officially for the full season as of April 14, 2014.

For more details: www.cntower.ca

Location: CN Tower — 301 Front Street West

Start: February 8, 2014
End: February 16, 2014
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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
Location: Canadian Opera Company

Un ballo in maschera

An all-star cast includes Canada’s great diva Adrianne Pieczonka and the exciting tenor Dimitri Pittas.

Composed directly after his hugely successful Rigoletto, La Traviata, and Il Trovatore, Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera depicts a deeply human tale of forbidden passion between two very grown-up lovers. This stunning production sets Verdi’s abiding love triangle in the American south of the 1960s, with its undertones of Kennedy-era tensions and power plays.

Performance time is approximately three hours including two intermissions.
Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

Start: February 2, 2014
End: February 22, 2014
Location: Canadian Opera Company