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April 11, 2014

Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks

Tip-off: 7:00pm.

For tickets: www.Raptors.com

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: April 11, 2014
Location: Toronto Raptors Basketball Club

Orpheus Choir of Toronto

Celebrating its 50th season of music making, the Orpheus Choir of Toronto has earned a reputation as one of our city’s most illustrious large choral ensembles. Under the leadership of Robert Cooper since 2004, the 60-voice choir is known for its adventurous programs that includes both the old and the new from classical to jazz. Highlights of the choir’s program will feature an eclectic blend of choral favourites by Duruflé, Britten and Ešenvalds, plus a charming selection of spirituals and folk tunes and a dash of “La Cucaracha!”

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Date: April 11, 2014
Location: Roy Thomson Hall

Goode Plays Mozart

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, the TSO performs Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben, a cheeky self-portrait of the composer.

Come for: The deeply respected pianist, Richard Goode, has been playing Mozart with unsurpassed skill and taste for 50 years.

And more: The hero of Strauss’s epic musical depiction is a not only a hero in battle, but also a great lover, and a visionary who seeks to crown his turbulent career with acts of peace.

Post-concert Chat onstage with Peter Oundjian on Apr 11th.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Start: April 11, 2014
End: April 12, 2014
Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Coast To Coast Creative Arts

April 9 to April 12, 2014.

Artist and craft supplies; hourly demonstrations; and art classes available at all levels!

Exhihit Hall Hours: Friday, April 11 (10am to 8pm) and Saturday, April 12 (10am to 5pm).

All welcome! Open to the public!

Day pass: $7. Weekend pass: $10.

To see all classes and for more information go to: www.c2cevents.com

Phone: 519-232-9047 or via email: audrey@c2cevents.com

Location: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport — 970 Dixon Road

Start: April 9, 2014
End: April 12, 2014
Venue: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
Phone: (416) 675-7611
970 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1J9, Canada


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

Start: March 24, 2014
End: April 13, 2014
Location: Young People’s Theatre

An “Exquisite Corpse”: Poetry and Chance in Surrealist Drawings

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

Start: October 26, 2013
End: April 13, 2014

Arabesque presents their signature expression of Middle Eastern dance. In Sawah (wanderer/tourist/vagabond), the dance company and orchestra delve deep into a wide range of dance and music styles. The artistic character of Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are represented as well as instances where the East and West have influenced each other. Where the paths of Middle East dance nuance meet and depart other forms is a fascinating journey. The audience is invited to join the company on this adventure. Expect the unexpected. Sawah explores the traditional and the innovative, often weaving in and out of foreign influences, begging the question: “Who influenced who and what is the Arab artistic nuance?” If you have followed Arabesque in the past, be aware, you are in for a surprise. Sawah leads you from pure Arab classics such as the music of Ahmed Adaweya, Feirouz, and Farid El Attrache, to some other unexpected places.

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

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Start: April 10, 2014
End: April 13, 2014
Location: Harbourfront Centre

Dressing for Downton: Costumes from Downton Abbey

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

Start: March 11, 2014
End: April 13, 2014
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Form, Colour, Line

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

Website: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Start: March 6, 2014
End: April 18, 2014

Easter at Fantasy Fair

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

Website: www.fantasyfair.ca

Start: April 5, 2014
End: April 19, 2014