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April 17, 2014

Sister’s Easter Catechism

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $37, $47, $57. Subscribe from $28.25. Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister as she answers time worn questions of the season like “Who was Mary Magdalene?”, “Why isn’t Easter on the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies and other Easter traditions. Sister answers questions about Saint Francis, patron saint of animals and pet heaven. Get ready to participate as Sister runs her own version of the Easter Egg Hunt. Don your bonnet and join Sister for this new seasonal treat!

For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.

Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario

 
Date: April 17, 2014
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Inspired by Bach

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. In a rare Toronto performance, internationally acclaimed violinist Mark Fewer embraces his reflective side in a program illustrating the connection between two remarkable works for solo violin written almost 300 years apart: Bach’s Partita in D Minor for Solo Violin No. 2, BWV 1004 (1723) and Chris Paul Harman’s Partita for Solo Violin (1995).

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: April 17, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Decadence

INK Entertainment presents the annual Decadence event at The Guvernment Entertainment Complex on Thursday, April 17, 2014 featuring international DJs including the Grammy-nominated David Guetta, ATB, Cosmic Gate, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Paris & Simo and more. Join thousands as Toronto’s biggest nightclub opens all seven rooms for an all-access celebration of the world’s biggest EDM DJs.

True to its reputation, Decadence’s 2014 roster of international talent proves there is nothing quite like it. Headlining inside the Kool Haus David Guetta, hot off the heels of his Las Vegas Residency at XS Nightclub, will make his Toronto return for the first time in four years. Alongside Guetta will be Canadian duo Sultan + Ned Shepard. Trance DJs ATB and Cosmic Gate will headline inside The Guvernment until the morning’s early hours.

Returning to The Guvernment, Decadence is a sublime music experience that brings the best in electronic music and talent to Toronto party-goers.

For more information and the full line-up, please visit www.theguvernment.com

Purchase tickets at www.inktickets.com

The Guvernment — 132 Queens Quay East

 
Date: April 17, 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
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Grimaud Plays Brahms

April 17 & April 19. Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is a tumultuously emotional work where piano and orchestra pool their strengths to triumph over darkness.

Come for: Pianist Hélène Grimaud somehow finds time not only to pursue a brilliant career as a concert pianist and recording artist, but also to write books, and campaign on behalf of conservationist and human rights issues. She invests her multifaceted life experience in every performance she gives.

And more: Two quite different pieces inspired by Easter: Rimsky-Korsakov’s majestic overture on Russian liturgical themes, and Messiaen’s radiant visions of Christ’s ascension to heaven.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: April 17, 2014
End: April 19, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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
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TIFF Kids International Film Festival

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

 
Start: April 8, 2014
End: April 20, 2014
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Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

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!

Website: tiff.net/festivals/tiffkidsfestival

TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West

 
Start: April 8, 2014
End: April 20, 2014
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Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt has become one of Canada’s most distinguished artists, celebrated for her work with familiar subject matter and domestic still lifes. The deceptively simple bliss of these scenes reveals a sophisticated approach to everyday life. Her works are skillfully executed and present nuances of tone, brushstroke, angle and choice of subject that leave viewers of Pratt’s images with a sense of wonder and occasional unease. These substantial artworks have multi-layered meanings for the artist, and for the viewers who encounter the range, subtlety and power of this remarkable painter. At once highly contemporary and deeply rooted in the traditions of art history, Pratt’s work reveals the breadth of emotion, skill and maturity that she brings to her practice.

The exhibition Mary Pratt is not a retrospective in the customary sense of the word. Concentrating on Pratt’s oils and mixed media paintings, the exhibition juxtaposes more than sixty works from different times in Pratt’s career. It mirrors the manner in which she approaches her subject—as an interwoven conversation of themes. Despite describing herself as “consistently inconsistent,” Pratt has enduring preoccupations. Her time is not dictated by clocks but rather numbered by daily rituals and the act of making ready. Pratt dwells on her surroundings, allowing a sideways autobiography through the objects and individuals that encompass her.

Touring nationally, the exhibition allows visitors across the country to view widely recognized as well as rarely seen works from the past five decades, gathered from private and public collections. It showcases Pratt’s “tougher” paintings (to use her own description of them) alongside allusive works, all embodying the intensity and compassion with which she views her world.

For more details: www.mcmichael.com/marypratt/

Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

 
Start: January 18, 2014
End: April 27, 2014
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Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Hercules

Peter Sellars returns to direct a dream cast in his acclaimed production of Handel’s timeless and poignant tragedy.

The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles was also a war general who knew first-hand the devastating psychological traumas that imperilled returning veterans. With Hercules – Handel’s take on Sophocles’ play – Sellars creates a healing work in which the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications of reunion find their voice.

Performance time is approximately three hours, 15 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Start: April 5, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company