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October 20, 2013

Category: Festivals and Events

Fiddler on the Roof

This affectionately humorous portrait of life in a Jewish village in Tsarist Russia centres on Tevye, a milkman-philosopher who finds his values challenged by his daughters’ insistence on following their hearts rather than the dictates of tradition. Meanwhile, more sinister changes are on the horizon – ones that threaten the community’s very existence.

For tickets: Box office at 1-800-567-1600 or www.stratfordfestival.ca

Location: Festival Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

Start: April 23, 2013
End: October 20, 2013
Location: Stratford Festival

Blithe Spirit

As research for his next novel, Charles Condomine engages a medium, Madame Arcati, to conduct a séance, which inadvertently raises the ghost of his late wife, Elvira. For Charles’s current wife, Ruth, Elvira’s presence is no laughing matter, particularly since Elvira seems eager to reclaim her former husband – either in this world or the next.

For tickets: Box office at 1-800-567-1600 or www.stratfordfestival.ca

Location: Avon Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

Start: May 16, 2013
End: October 20, 2013
Location: Stratford Festival

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 20, 2013. Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5k. Canada’s fastest and one of North America’s best marathons. A flat and scenic course along Lake Ontario from downtown Toronto. Come join 15,000 runners from across the world. Perfect for first timers and Boston qualifiers alike.

For more details: www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com

Location: Toronto’s Waterfront

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

October 16 – October 20, 2013. The 2013 imagineNATIVE film + media festival is right around the corner… One of the largest festivals of its kind reflecting the diversity of the world’s Indigenous nations which illustrates the vitality and excellence of their art and culture in contemporary media. The main venue is the Al Green Theatre within the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre. The Opening Night Gala will be held at the Bloor Cinema and the Closing Night Gala will be held at the Royal Cinema.

The action packed, superhero packages are available in limited quantity. Reserve your adventure today at www.imagineNATIVE.org

Start: October 16, 2013
End: October 20, 2013
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Location: imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

Enchanted April

WWI is over but a gloom still hangs over London. Lotty and Rose are two housewives who need some enchantment in their lives. Impulsively, Lotty answers an ad in the paper that reads, “Small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy. To be let for April. Cook, gardens, ocean view.” And so their adventure begins. Recruiting two other women in need of escape, they dive into the experience of a lifetime, rediscovering themselves among the wine, wisteria and sunshine in a play that is timeless, funny and joyfully restorative.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Festival Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: June 25, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
Location: Shaw Festival

ROM Walks

One of the greatest ways to explore the city is walking at street level through Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Guided walking tours are offered for free by ROMwalks every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon from May through October. Tour leaders from the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Department of Museum Volunteers present thoroughly researched guided tours through some of the city’s most distinctive neighbourhoods, visit historic landmarks and illuminate the architectural and historical significance of Toronto’s building.

All ROMwalks are free and no reservations are needed, with the exception for ROMwalk Plus walks.
See www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/bus-walks-travel for more details.

Start: May 1, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Ai Weiwei: According to What?

“The most powerful figure in contemporary art.” — ArtReview

Although Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is one of the most prolific, provocative and significant artists at work today, audiences in North America have had little exposure to his vast and varied output. That will change this summer, when the AGO becomes the only Canadian stop on a North American tour that is already drawing crowds — and controversy — at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Featuring photographs, sculpture, installation art and audio and video pieces, Ai Weiwei: According to What? examines how the artist spotlights the complexities of a changing world and probes such issues as freedom of expression, individual and human rights, the power of digital communication and the range of creative practice that characterizes contemporary art today both in China and globally.

This exhibition was organized by the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and curated by the Museum’s chief curator, Mami Kataoka.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Start: August 17, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Adult Archery

Saturday, October 5, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm;
Sunday, October 6, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm;
Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm;
Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm;
Monday, October 14, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (Thanksgiving);
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm; and
Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Price: $42.50 plus HST.

Casa Loma is pleased to offer an Archery Workshop catering to adults only. Join our NCCP trained archery coach, Shawn Adams, for an opportunity to learn the history and techniques involved in the ancient sport of archery. This hands-on workshop is suited to beginners and will afford all participants the chance to develop and hone their archery skills.

Casa Loma Archery classes are very popular! Class size is small and limited to 10 people/session. To avoid disappointment, please register early.
Price includes admission to Casa Loma.

To register, please phone 647-725-0707.

For more details: www.casaloma.org/events.index.gk#20415

Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Casa Loma
Start: October 5, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Casa Loma

Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries: Artistic Experiments & Innovation in Film & Video

Guest Curated by Gerda Cammaer and Pierre Tremblay
Student Gallery.

Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries is a selection of experimental film and video works produced by students of the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, under the mentorship of professors and co-curators Gerda Cammaer and Pierre Tremblay.

For more information: www.ryerson.ca/ric


Ryerson Image Centre
Start: September 18, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
Location: Ryerson Image Centre

Forever Bicycles, 2013

Ai Weiwei – Beijing, China


World-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will exhibit a new edition of his Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square. 3,144 interconnected bicycles will form a three-dimensional structure creating an incredible visual effect.

Yong Jiu, literally translated as “forever”, is the foremost bicycle brand in China; Ai re-interprets such everyday found objects in an abstract and symbolic way.

The sheer quantity of bikes and the diverse perceptions of viewing points create a colossal labyrinth-like, visually moving space, which represents the changing social environment in China and around the globe.

Film Screening: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.
City Hall Council Chambers: 7pm /9pm /11pm /1am /3am /5am
The inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

Widely considered to be one of the most significant cultural figures of his generation, Ai Weiwei successfully assumes multiple roles, including conceptual artist, architect, curator, designer, film-maker, musician and activist. Using traditional and innovative methods of production, he links the past with the present while exploring the geopolitical, economic and cultural realities affecting the world with humor and compassion. His most recent work appeared in the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013.

Website: www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/2013-event/extension.html

Location: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen Street West (At Bay Street)

Start: October 6, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche