July 5, 2014
In concert, singer and songwriter Maxwell is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his performance. The platinum soul star known for his show-stopping performances, has announced the 35+ date “Summer Soulstice” tour this June, July and August, his first major dates since 2010.
Tickets: www.masseyhall.com or 416-872-4255
Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
July 4 – July 6, 2014. At Canada’s largest juried outdoor art exhibition, hundreds of artists exhibit and sell their work. The exhibition attracts more than 100,000 attendees.
Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall) — 100 Queen Street West
July 3 – July 14, 2013. Summer: Toronto’s largest theatre festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Unjuried. Unexpected. Unforgettable. Over 155 stage productions from Canada and around the world in downtown Toronto. Dramas, musicals, comedy, improv and more, plus special programming for families at FringeKids! During the festival, patrons enjoy free entertainment, talks and prizes at the centrally located Fringe Club. Sign-up for their newsletter to receive all Fringe news & updates. A Toronto event that’s not to be missed.
For more information: www.fringetoronto.com
Theatres: Various Venues
7:30PM – July 4-5, 8-12, 15-19.
2:00PM – July 5, 12, 19.
Single Tickets: $32 Subscribe from $87.
Through raucous stories, haunting memories and vibrant song, Billy Bishop recounts his life from humble beginnings to fame and glory as Canada’s greatest flying ace. Part musical, part drama, this inspiring and poignant look at a national hero is not to be missed.
Directed by Danny Harvey.
For tickets: www.rosetheatre.ca
Rose Theatre, Brampton — 1 Theatre Lane
Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty brings together two giants of 20th-century British art in a major exhibition of sculpture and paintings. Organized by the AGO in conjunction with the U.K.’s renowned Ashmolean Museum, this exhibit will feature over 60 works by the two highly influential artists as well as a number of photographs and archival materials dating from the Second World War. Contemporaries but not friends, Bacon and Moore shared an obsession with expressing themes of suffering, struggle, and survival in relation to the human body. They survived the Second World War and were subsequently haunted by the conflict, which they represented through manifestations of the body in various states of contortion. Drawing on their personal experiences from the London Blitz, this exhibit demonstrates how the two artists reflected differently upon psychological torment. This is the first Canadian exhibition of Bacon’s work and the presentation also includes rarely-seen Moore artworks.
April 5 to July 20, 2014.
Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas St. W.
TICKETS: Tickets for Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty are $16.50 for students and youth ages 17 and under, $21.50 for seniors, and $25 for adults. Admission is FREE for AGO members and for children ages five and under. AGO members also have access to an exclusive advance preview of the exhibition from April 2 – 4, 2014 before it opens to the public. For more information on AGO memberships, visit: www.ago.net/membership
Tickets can be booked in person, by phone at 416-979-6655 or online by visiting: bit.ly/1jHprBw
On December 21, come visit the AGO for the opening of The Kids’ Gallery, a space created especially for children and you. Together you can experience art first-hand, learn and have fun.
In this first exhibition of paintings and sculptures, you’ll encounter children from faraway times and places. Some are outside and some are at home, spending time with their family, friends and pets. Has life really changed that much over the years?
Check out the works of art. Make a portrait. Explore the books. Relax and stay a while.
Exhibition-inspired costumes and props are available for visitors to design, dress up and pose for their own portraits. Families are encouraged to post their photographs on Instagram with the #AGOkidsgallery hashtag to see their portrait appear on a screen in the space. The Kids’ Gallery activity centre also includes art books and a drawing station for budding artists inspired by the exhibited works.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
For more details: www.ago.net
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
Exhibition features more than 25 large-scale photographs of rural and urban landscapes by internationally acclaimed artist, including scenes of downtown Toronto.
Scott McFarland’s carefully constructed photographs captivate viewers with their subtle impossibilities. Running at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) from May 14 to Aug. 10, 2014, the exhibition Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs brings together more than 40 works by the internationally acclaimed photographer.
Born in 1975 and educated at the University of British Columbia, McFarland now lives and works in Toronto. His works are held in the collections several renowned institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Renowned for his images of West Coast gardens and rustic cabins, McFarland has turned his lens towards Ontario since his relocation to the province in 2009. Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs features a variety of familiar Ontario landscapes including the series Caledon, Sugar Shack and Concrete Cottage. Curated by Kitty Scott, the AGO’s curator of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition also includes numerous large-format street photographs, depicting New Orleans, Southampton and downtown Toronto.
For more information: www.ago.net
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas St. West