April 12, 2014
Classic rock fans unite! Classic Albums Live channels the best of the 1960s and ’70s with gimmick-free, A-list performances from the country’s top musicians. Exactly as you remember hearing it growing up! Note for Note. Cut for Cut.
You’ll check in and never want to leave this epic retelling of one of the most masterful rock albums in history. A veritable showcase of songwriting and harmony.
For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com or 416-872-4255.
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport — 970 Dixon Road
Eat Bulaga! is a noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) and aired by GMA Network. The show celebrated its 34th year on Philippine television on July 31, 2013, holding the record of being the longest-running noontime variety program on air in the history of television. Its first overseas version was Eat Bulaga! Indonesia, which premiered on Indonesia’s SCTV network on July 16, 2012. Eat Bulaga! became the first Philippine show, variety show in particular, to be franchised by another country.
Coming this April in Toronto, Eat Bulaga! Live! will feature the comedy trio Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto & Joey De Leon along with child star Ryzza Mae & the EB Dabarkads: Jimmy Santos, Ruby Rodriguez, Anjo Yllna, Allan K, Julia Clarete, Pauleen Luna, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Keempee De Leon. Also featuring are the EB Babes.
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East
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
“Bayrakdarian … was utterly entrancing.” WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Isabel Bayrakdarian joins Tafelmusik for a concert of music written for the famous “rival queens” of 18th-century London: baroque era superstar sopranos Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Their rivalry inspired riots at the opera house, and their behaviour so enraged Handel that he threatened to dangle one of them out a window! We will try to avoid such extremes, but look forward to hearing the stunning Isabel Bayrakdarian perform arias penned for these original prima donnas by Handel, Hasse, and Bononcini. Please join us for a Talkback after our Wednesday performance.
For tickets: www.tafelmusik.org
Venue: Koerner Hall
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
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
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
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