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November 4, 2014

National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica: Tribute to Rex

The NDTC makes a long awaited return to Toronto. Please join us in welcoming the dance Theatre Company and pay tribute to co-founder and artistic director, the late Professor Rex Nettleford at the Sony Centre on November 4th”, says Seth George Ramocan, Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto.

Under Artistic Director Barry Moncreiffe, the Sony Centre performance will include Professor Nettleford’s signature choreography “Dialogue for Three”, as well as pieces from the NDTC’s recent season which ended on August 17th, 2014 at Jamaica’s Little Theatre.

Ralston Milton “Rex” Nettleford, OM, FIJ, OCC, was a Jamaican scholar, social critic, choreographer, and Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies, the leading research university in the Commonwealth Caribbean. In 1962, Nettleford co-founded the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, an ensemble which under his direction, incorporated traditional Jamaican music and dance into a formal balletic repertoire.
The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, recently completed its 52nd Season.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front street East

 
Date: November 4, 2014
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November 15, 2014

Bloor-Yorkville Shines Bright for Holiday Magic

On Saturday, November 15, the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (BYBIA) will kick off the holiday season with Holiday Magic, the spectacular annual community free concert event in support of the Canadian Foundation For Aids Research (CANFAR).

Between 5pm – 6:30pm, families, friends and music lovers are invited to the Village of Yorkville Park for the Official “Flick the Switch” Lighting Ceremony and a special performance by Molly Johnson. Back by popular demand after a stand-out Holiday Magic performance in 2011, the Juno Award winning jazz vocalist will ring in the holidays with the Bloor-Yorkville community performing songs from her new album “Because of Billie”, an album of Billie Holiday songs that plays homage to the iconic jazz singer. The evening’s musical entertainment will start with a performance by folk rock artist Andrew Austin.

The BYBIA will transform the Village of Yorkville Park and Bloor Street into a dazzling display of lights shining bright throughout the neighbourhood. In addition to the Christmas tree located in the Village of Yorkville Park, a 20-foot tree glowing with an LED light display will sit outside the ROM at Avenue Road and Bloor Street. Patrons of the neighbourhood can look forward to shopping, dining and enjoying the attractions this year surrounded by festive lighting along the tree-lined streets.

For full event information, please visit: www.bloor-yorkville.com/holiday_magic/

November 21, 2014

Wong Tze Wah

The Hong Kong reigning king of standup comedy, Wong Tze Wah, is again stirring up a storm with his latest standup comedy show. Wong Tze Wah, the recently crowned “Best Male TV Actor” is reaching a whole new level of popularity and immense hype and ticket frenzy is already surrounding his upcoming Standup Comedy Show. This tour will, without a doubt, be another impressive, incomparable sold out tour. After his 2013 notoriously successful sold-out tour, Wong Tze Wah is ever so determined to raise the bar higher this year, so be prepared to laugh out of your seats!

Wong Tze Wah will kick off the tour in Hong Kong and then will head to Canada – lighting up the stage of the Sony Centre on November 21.

Tickets are on-sale now! Be a head of the game and grab your tickets now before it’s too late!

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Sony Centre — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: November 21, 2014
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November 30, 2014

Della: One in a Thousand World Tour

Della, named the “Queen of Ballads”, has sung the theme songs for over 20 dramas, released seven albums and performed solo at 25 cities around the globe. Having been through tough teenage years, Della’s music not only expresses the sorrow and joys of love, but also the sentiments of her life stories. Her “One in a Thousand” World Tour combines her classic love songs with super popular idol dramas to create a matchmaking concert filled with romance and warmth.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: November 30, 2014
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December 6, 2014

Step Into A Victorian Christmas

For three magical evenings, Black Creek Pioneer Village invites visitors to join in the holiday festivities. Bathed in the glow of lamplight and dressed in its finest holiday decor, Black Creek comes alive with live music, food and activities. Program only or with dinner options available.

For more details: www.christmasbylamplight.ca

Black Creek Pioneer Village — 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.

December 13, 2014

Step Into A Victorian Christmas

For three magical evenings, Black Creek Pioneer Village invites visitors to join in the holiday festivities. Bathed in the glow of lamplight and dressed in its finest holiday decor, Black Creek comes alive with live music, food and activities. Program only or with dinner options available.

For more details: www.christmasbylamplight.ca/

Black Creek Pioneer Village — 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.

November 28, 2014 – December 14, 2014

The Lowes Toronto Christmas Market

Throughout the Distillery District, 55 Mill Street

November 28 – December 14

This holiday season, Toronto will once again celebrate the magic and romance of a traditional Christmas at the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. Family friendly entertainment includes musicians, carolers and children’s choirs, and of course no Christmas Market would be complete without a visit from Santa!

Free admission.

For more information, please visit: torontochristmasmarket.com

 
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End: December 14, 2014
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December 20, 2014

The Nutcracker – Toronto International Ballet Theatre

The classic charm and pageantry of The Nutcracker hits the stage in Toronto for an unforgettable performance at the Sony Centre. Based on the Classical Version of Nutcracker performed by the world’s top ballet companies, Artistic Director Tatiana Stepanova has retained the ballet’s traditional beauty with her innovative vision and polished choreography. TIBT interjects a fresh and fun atmosphere to the traditional tale of a Christmas dream, captivating audiences of all ages.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: December 20, 2014
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December 16, 2014 – December 21, 2014

Messiah

Dec. 16 to Dec. 21. Experience the combined power of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and an all-Canadian cast in this epic holiday masterpiece! The brilliant orchestration and divine harmonies will send your heart soaring, and the instantly recognizable Hallelujah chorus will bring you to your feet! Handel’s Messiah is a Christmas tradition every Torontonian must experience.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: December 16, 2014
End: December 21, 2014
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December 21, 2014

Brunch with Santa

Bring your little ones to meet Santa aboard the Northern Spirit and enjoy a delicious brunch including our chef’s famous cinnamon French toast, a carving of roast turkey with house stuffing, fresh salads, eggs, bacon and much more. There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained, including arts & crafts, caroling and a free picture with Santa. Take in the beautiful winter wonderland as you cruise past Toronto’s skyline and Islands during a two-hour cruise.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of six distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Sunday, December 21st.

Booking link: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=985