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February 14, 2014

Justin Timberlake

One of this generation’s most-celebrated entertainers, Justin Timberlake, announced today he will expand The 20/20 Experience World Tour with new dates added in Brooklyn (Nov. 6), Newark (Nov. 9), Toronto (Feb. 13), and Chicago (Feb. 16). After dominating the global charts with the release of his acclaimed new album, The 20/20 Experience, Timberlake will bring his electrifying live shows to fans with a worldwide tour that will run starting this year on October 31 through 2014. The Grammy® and Emmy® Award-winning artist’s first tour in six years will visit dozens of countries throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is promoted worldwide by Live Nation Global Touring. The musical journey started on The 20/20 Experience will continue with the worldwide release of the new album on September 30, 2013.

The 20/20 Experience is already hailed by critics as one of the year’s best albums and has seen massive US and international success. In the US alone, the certified double platinum album is currently on top in 2013 as the best-selling album, biggest Top 200, R&B album and Digital album debut, is the only album this year to surpass 2 million albums sold and reached #1 across 7 SoundScan charts (Top 200, Top Digital albums, Top R&B albums, Top Current albums, Top Vinyl albums, Top Physical albums and Top Internet albums). Additionally, the album marks Justin with the biggest male debut in 5 years as well as the biggest digital debut in US history by a male artist. The album held the #1 spot for both the Top 200 (3 weeks) and R&B album chart (10 weeks). In just its first week of release all 10 tracks charted on the digital songs chart and have sold over 5.2 million tracks. The album has reached platinum status in 3 other countries as well as gold status in 9 other countries.

For tickets: www.TicketMaster.ca

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Start: February 13, 2014
End: February 14, 2014
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Location: Air Canada Centre – Concert Venue

Casablanca: The Film with Live Orchestra

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the TSO invites you and your partner to experience the classic romantic film Casablanca as you never have before! The Orchestra performs Max Steiner’s glorious score live to the film, enhancing every beat of the movie’s noble heart with luscious live sound.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: February 14, 2014
End: February 15, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

First Comes Love (Ages 19 and over)

Friday February 14 or Saturday February 15, 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Our Valentine’s Program includes a romantically inspired dinner, special animal encounter, an interactive group presentation and a tour of the Reproductive Labs led by our Reproductive Specialist Team!

Please note this is a registered event.

For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: February 14, 2014
End: February 15, 2014
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Location: Toronto Zoo

Toronto Black Film Festival

The Toronto Black Film Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world.

The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) was created in 2013 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a not-for-profit, professional, artistic organization dedicated to promoting Cinema, Art and Culture in Canada and abroad. The Fabienne Colas Foundation is also the creator of the very successful Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF).

For more details: www.torontoblackfilm.com/2014-festival/#/film-selection

Location: Various Venues

 
Start: February 11, 2014
End: February 16, 2014
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Toronto, Ontario

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.
www.edgewalkcntower.ca

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

noob

On the Mainstage | Feb. 11-20, 2014 | Grades 4-7.

“noob“: an inexperienced and/or unskilled player of video games
Obsessed with online gaming, a boy refuses to respond to his parents’ concerns regarding the countless hours he spends in a make-believe world. As he becomes increasingly isolated, an online reality full of gunshots, enemies and strategy also provides a community full of acceptance, unity and safety. When his parents confiscate his game console, the boy runs away from home and into a world riskier than any combat game he has ever played.

For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East

 
Start: February 11, 2014
End: February 20, 2014
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Location: Young People’s Theatre

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

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
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

A Masked Ball

The Canadian Opera Company presents A Masked Ball, Verdi’s bittersweet opera of forbidden passion amidst dramatic political machinations and turmoil. An all-star cast features great Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and American tenor Dimitri Pittas in role debuts as the opera’s two lovers, Amelia and Riccardo, embroiled in political intrigue beyond their control. Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Manistina returns to the COC as the mysterious fortune teller Ulrica, rising star British baritone Roland Wood makes his Canadian debut as Amelia’s husband, Renato, and Ensemble Studio graduate Canadian soprano Simone Osborne is the saucy page, Oscar. Stephen Lord, one of North America’s most distinguished conductors, leads the COC Orchestra and Chorus through Verdi’s thrilling score. This production from directors Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito sets the action in an invented reality that draws on American culture, mythology and visuals from the heightened Kennedy-era politics of the 1960s to the red carpet pageantry of awards shows in the new millennium. Striking period sets and costumes evoke the television series Mad Men, full of the colour, optimism and vitality of the early 1960s, along with the occasional more contemporary detail.

Single tickets for A Masked Ball are $12 – $332 (with specially priced $22 tickets available for people under the age of 30). To purchase, go to www.coc.ca, call COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231, or visit the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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
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Location: Canadian Opera Company