February 26, 2014
8:00pm. Single Tickets: $54, $59, $64. Subscribe from $41. Matt Andersen is an imposing figure and he’s got the voice and incredible slashing slide guitar to match. He has firmly established himself in the past couple of years as one of Canada’s brightest roots music stars. In 2010, he became the first Canadian to win the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, which quickly led to an opening stint for Old Crow Medicine Show. In 2011, he won the Maple Blues Awards for Entertainer of the Year and was nominated for four East Coast Music Association Awards. Matt plays over 200 shows a year and thrills audiences with every note.
For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.
Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario
The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.
12 – 1 p.m. Capella Intima and the Toronto Continuo Collective join forces to present La Dafne, a rarely performed masterpiece of the early Baroque. Premiered in 1608, Ottavio Rinuccini’s colourful libretto is masterfully set by composer Marco da Gagliano. An ensemble of dramatic voices accompanied by lutes, theorbos, harpsichord, and viola da gamba bring Ovid’s ancient tale of Apollo and Daphne to vivid life.
For more details: www.coc.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
Hear two of Beethoven’s five fantastic piano concertos. They tell us clearly that he was a bold, self-confident, highly expressive young lion with a cheeky sense of humour.
Come for: Yefim Bronfman: powerhouse and poet in one set of fingers. Hear him perform two of Beethoven’s piano concertos in one night.
And more: Skip rush hour and enjoy free hors d’oeuvres before the concert.
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street
An immersive theatre experience that whisks participants away to world of travel, discovery, adventure and mystery at the Bata Shoe Museum. An original play by Daniele Bartolini.
Enter the world of Bartholomew S – a mysterious voyager that brings change to the places he visits and individuals he encounters. In this unique, interactive theatrical experience, small groups of participants will spend the evening with character whose life has been impacted by the mysterious Bartholomew S. Each group will be drawn into the retelling of encounter that takes place in, and had been inspired by, one of the galleries of the Bata Shoe Museum. These stories are each told by diverse individuals and take place in different environments, countries and epochs. At the end of the evening participants are then left to answer a question: is Bartholomew S. a real person, or merely a legend?
Date: Every Friday in February – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th – at 7pm.
Location: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George station).
Cost: Tickets – $50 and include performance and wine and cheese reception with the cast following the show. Tickets can be purchased at www.batashoemuseum.ca/tickets.
For more info: www.batashoemuseum.ca or 416-979-7799.
Monday, February 24 to Friday, February 28, 2014.
The Toronto Zoo in celebrating International Polar Bear Day by “Bundling Up For Polar Bears”! The Zoo’s “Bundle Up For Polar Bears” initiative is where we invite families, individuals, schools and businesses to join the Zoo in bundling up by putting on your favourite sweater, hoodie, or jacket and turning down your thermostat by two degrees between February 24th and 28th. Register by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can log your participation.
For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue
Edmonton-born Aszure Barton’s delicately layered but vigorously imagined Watch her dazzled audiences when it premiered with The National Ballet of Canada in 2009. Set to Lera Auerbach’s interpretation of Pergolesi’s famous Dialogues on Stabat Mater, the work is a mesmerizing evocation of a spiritual state achieved through the physical vocabulary of dance. The idea of being perceived and how that conditions and situates the human body in both spatial and emotional terms, lends the work its powerful thematics as well as its focused energy. Watch her is the work of a formidable dance artist at her most compelling.
A marvel of narrative compression and choreographic economy, Sir Frederick Ashton’s affecting and engaging A Month in the Country is one of the great English choreographer’s finest ballets. Created for The Royal Ballet in 1975, with Lynn Seymour and Anthony Dowell in the principal roles, the adaptation of Turgenev’s story has attracted many of ballet’s greatest dancers. In 1995, Anthony Dowell himself set the work on The National Ballet of Canada, with Karen Kain and Robert Conn in the lead roles. It was the first time the work had been performed by a company other than The Royal Ballet.
For tickets: www.National.Ballet.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
The Canadian premiere of this witty, daring, and jarringly emotional play that was the “Year’s Best” in New York in 2012.
A Theatrefront Production produced in association with Canadian Stage. A Canadian premiere.
Billy is deaf but his unconventional family has tried to raise him as part of the hearing world. It’s not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman who is becoming deaf herself, that he finally discovers what it means to be heard. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk and New York Theatre Critics Circle awards, Tribes is an intelligent, provocative, and jarringly emotional play that gets its Canadian premiere at Canadian Stage.
“Extraordinary.” – The New Yorker.
“Dazzling.” – New York Post.
“#1 New Play of the Year!” – New York Magazine.
For more details: www.canadianstage.com
Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street
North American Premiere
From the producers of the international phenomenon, Riverdance, comes a brand new show!
Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular! A world-class cast of thirty-eight of the best Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban dancers and musicians will create a dream world of joyous, high-energy, heart-stopping performances.
Modern, mesmerizing, emotionally satisfying and fun! Heartbeat of Home is a crowd-pleaser for a new generation. Toronto audiences will be the first to see this exciting new show before it goes on its North American tour.
Visit www.heartbeatofhome.com for more information.
For tickets: www.Mirvish.com
Venue: Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon) — 244 Victoria Street
Harbourfront Centre offers over 100 skating classes for kids, teens and adults, taught by our experienced
and supportive skating instructors. All classes take place on The Natrel® Rink, alongside the scenic shore of
Lake Ontario. We have a heated change room with lockers, there’s underground parking, and we’re always
accessible by TTC. For more information, please visit our website at www.harbourfrontcentre.com/learntoskate or
call us at 416-973-4093.