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February 17, 2014

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
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Texas Stars vs. Toronto Marlies

Face-off: 3:00pm.

Amazing American Hockey League action!

For tickets: www.marlies.ca/tickets/ticketprograms.asp

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Toronto Marlies
Date: February 17, 2014
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Location: Toronto Marlies

Family Day Weekend and Polar Bear Fest

Saturday, February 15 to Monday February 17, 2014.

11:00am to 3:00pm Daily – Caribou Cafe Patio and Tundra Trek.

February is Polar Bear Month at the Toronto Zoo – and what better way to celebrate than with our very own POLAR BEAR FEST! We need your help in saving polar bears more than ever, so come out and participate in fun and educational activities that will inform, raise awareness and support this iconic and vulnerable Canadian species. The weekend festivities include special Meet-the-Keeper Polar Bear Talks, polar bears photobombing the Zoo’s Panda Interpretive Centre, children’s activities and crafts, draws for great prizes, and more!

For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

 
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Location: Toronto Zoo

Kids FREE at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Family Day

Monday, February 17: 10am – 5pm.

Up to a maximum of 4 youths (13yrs & under) will be admitted FREE with the purchase of one regular price adult admission. PLUS, for this day only (the eve of the Olympic Playoffs) TOUCH Sidney Crosby’s Gold-Medal Winning Puck and pose with the 2002 Lucky Loonie to spur your team to gold!

Admission must be purchased onsite. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offers. For more information please visit: www.hhof.com/htmlNewsPromo/promo.shtml#kidsFree

Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — 30 Yonge Street, Brookfield Place

ROM Celebrates Family Day Weekend

ROM Celebrates Family Day Weekend with Earth Rangers Show, Hands-on Activities and more!

To celebrate Family Day Weekend (February 15 – 17) the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has curated a special
calendar of events to engage and delight parents, grandparents, care-givers, kids and families! Awaken your
wild side and learn about the diversity of animal life, including incredible insects, magnificent mammals and
rockin’ reptiles and more.

During the Family Day Weekend visitors to the ROM will enjoy:
• Return of the popular Earth Rangers animal show (Saturday, 11:00 – 1:00 pm)
• Interact with live reptiles and amphibians from Sciencesational Sssnakes
• Check out the ROM’s famous Bat Cave and meet live bats and owls
• Explore animal artifacts and specimens, with touch tables throughout the ROM
• Meet insects in the ROM’s hands-on galleries
• Chance to meet the ROM’s aquarium keeper (Sunday, 11:00 – 1:00 pm)
• Hands-on crafts, including animal bracelet making, and creating wildlife art with mixed media
• Have your photo taken with ROM dinosaur mascots: Gordo, Gertie, and Gurgle.

Activities take place 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (Museum hours 10:00 am to 5:30 pm)
Free with museum admission.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queens Park

 
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Family Day Weekend and Polar Bear Fest

Saturday, February 15 to Monday February 17, 2014.

11:00am to 3:00pm Daily – Caribou Cafe Patio and Tundra Trek.

February is Polar Bear Month at the Toronto Zoo – and what better way to celebrate than with our very own POLAR BEAR FEST! The weekend festivities include special Meet-the-Keeper Polar Bear Talks, polar bears photobombing the Zoo’s Panda Interpretive Centre, children’s activities and crafts, draws for great prizes, and more!

For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

 
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Toronto, Ontario

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