April 8, 2014
Celebrating the music of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason & Syd Barrett.
Having performed to over a half a million fans around the world since it’s first show in Liverpool, England in January 2011, The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, Brit Floyd, returns to North America in March – June 2014 to present DISCOVERY, a stunning new three hour chronological journey spanning the entire recording career of Pink Floyd from 1967 – 1994.
Named after Pink Floyd’s recent box set of the same name, and featuring music from all fourteen studio albums, from the Syd Barrett led ’60s psychedelic pop of ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’, to nineties behemoth ‘The Division Bell’, and everything in between, the brand new DISCOVERY show will capture in note-for-note detail, the favorite moments as well as a few lesser known gems, from one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music.
Featuring the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show, Brit Floyd’s musical performance will also be accompanied by amazing original video and brand new animation, inspired by the timelessly brilliant artwork designs of longtime Pink Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson.
With painstaking attention to detail, replicating every nuance of every Floydian moment both musically and visually, the band’s execution of all Pink Floyd’s greatest works will make each familiar track sound fresh and pristine.
For well-seasoned Floyd connoisseurs and newcomers alike, we invite you to join BRIT FLOYD to discover, remember and enjoy the incomparable world of music that is Pink Floyd.
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East
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 – 1:00 pm. Hosted by co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski, singers and dancers from Opera Atelier present excerpts from Lully’s Persée, a lavish retelling of the classical myth in which the heroic Perseus battles the monstrous Medusa to rescue princess Andromeda from her terrible fate.
For tickets: www.coc.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
On the Mainstage | Mar. 24 – Apr. 13, 2014 | Grades 4-8.
The award-winning playwright of The Monster Under the Bed has fused Greek mythology and modern themes to create a high-stakes adventure story. Freddie, a 12 year-old boy, receives urgent, cryptic text messages from his soldier Dad in an unnamed, war-torn country. While he attempts to decipher these messages, an Ogre and the Queen of Minos appear in his backyard, dragging him into the past in the role of Theseus, whose destiny was to slay the Minotaur and save his father, King Aegeus. Freddie accepts the quest believing it is the only way he can help his Dad, who is trapped in a foreign war with no way out.
For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca
Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East
October 26, 2013 – April 13, 2014.
Esther and Arthur Gelber Treasury.
The focus of this installation is a rare cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse) drawing, a remarkable new AGO acquisition made collaboratively by several major Surrealist artists. The creation of cadavre exquis drawings began in the 1920s as a parlour game. One artist made marks on a piece of paper, covered that section, and then passed the paper to the next person. As the paper travelled around the room, multiple artists made additions. The Surrealists were astounded by the powerful results of this activity, which reinforced their belief in “automatism,” the idea that works of art could be produced as expressions of the subconscious, the irrational and dreams. Many artists incorporated automatist approaches into their artistic practices.
For more details: www.ago.net
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
The City of Toronto’s Spadina Museum, in partnership with VisionTV/ZoomerMedia, proudly present the Canadian premiere of Dressing for Downton: Costumes from Downton Abbey, March 11 to April 13, 2014.
The exhibition features costumes and photographs from the series, Downton- themed tours and teas. The tour takes visitors through the museum’s family and servants’ spaces and links the characters and events from the TV show to real Toronto history.
Twenty authentic Downton Abbey costumes from Seasons 1 to 3 have been borrowed from Cosprop, Ltd., the London-based costume house that designs and creates the beautiful clothing worn by the cast of the television show. Nine of the costumes have accompanying hats, from Lady Sybil’s nurse’s scarf, to Lady Cora’s wide-brimmed picture hat, to Lady Mary’s cloche worn with her pregnancy suit. The costumes are all historically accurate, some made entirely of new textiles, and others using a mix of new and vintage fabrics.
Two ticket options are available: Exhibit and Tour; or Exhibit, Tea and Tour. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, and is closed Mondays. Tickets for this exhibition are available for purchase online at www.spadinamuseum.streamintickets.com
For more information on the exhibition, visit www.toronto.ca/spadina ; Facebook.com/spadinamuseum or follow us on Twitter @spadinamuseum
Form, colour and line are three of the most basic elements of a work of art that can be perceived by the senses, but they also offer a rich ground for breaking boundaries and for artists to explore new ideas by departing from convention. Natasha Gouveia and Laura Marotta make bold statements about colour, most notably in their critique of it, and through their process showcase at once intellectual and playful approaches to the constraints of line and form. Where noted abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly envisioned his seminal monograph Line Form Colour as an “an alphabet of plastic pictorial elements,” Form, Colour, Line picks up this notion and carries it forward, into three dimensions and away from traditionally “masculine” forms of minimalism.
Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive
Visit Fantasy Fair and bounce 30 feet on the Drop & Hop tower, scale the Rock’N'Climb walls and ride the Canyon Coaster at the XD Simulator. Grab a Bite in the Food Court, Then Hop on down to Centre Court to Visit the Easter Bunny April 5th -19th.
Fantasy Fair is OPEN YEAR-ROUND. Visit fantasyfair.ca for more details.
Fantasy Fair — 500 Rexdale Blvd
April 8 – April 20, 2014. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.
Whenever possible, screenings include an opportunity to engage in discussions with filmmakers and special guests to further explore the film’s ideas, themes, storytelling techniques and much more.
With TIFF Kids, you can be sure the time your family spends in the theatre will be more than just a day at the movies.
We look forward to seeing you and your children at next year’s Festival!
For more details: www.tiff.net/tiffkids/festival
Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West
April 8 – April 20, 2014. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it. Whenever possible, screenings include an opportunity to engage in discussions with filmmakers and special guests to further explore the film’s ideas, themes, storytelling techniques and much more. With TIFF Kids, you can be sure the time your family spends in the theatre will be more than just a day at the movies. We look forward to seeing you and your children at next year’s Festival!
TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West