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March 14, 2014

Category: Museums & Visual Arts

Casa Loma March Break-A-Palooza

Casa Loma invites you and your family to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration this March Break (March 8-15, 2014). Enjoy fun-tastic themed activities like:
Massive scavenger hunt; Live Performances with The Grinch; Arts & Crafts with that crazy cat; Storytelling with special guests; Performance art in the Great Hall;
and Screenings of animated shorts and more!!!

For more details visit www.casaloma.org/events.index.gk#20480

Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 15, 2014
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Paul Kane – French River Rapids

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents its newest rotation, an exhibit highlighting the art of Paul Kane, one of Canada’s most influential artists. The exhibit is displayed in the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples from August 24, 2013 to March 16, 2014. The rotation is inspired by the symbiotic relationship between art history and archaeology.

The display brings together 32 artifacts on loan from Quetico Provincial Park and Archaeological Services Inc. along with Kane’s painting “French River Rapids”. Additionally, the oil-on-canvas painting “Fishing by Torch Light” is shown in concert with Kane’s oil-on-paper field sketch of the same name. Comprising two sections, this exhibit focuses on two of Kane’s paintings.

For more information: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

Start: August 24, 2013
End: March 16, 2014
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Breakaway to the Hockey Hall of Fame this March Break

Participate in activity stations where you can try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, trivia, video game hockey and more. View hockey’s first 3D film and get hands-on access to the Stanley Cup. Plus, daily giveaways for kids compliments of Esso.

Access your March Break Family Value Coupon at www.HHOF.com

Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street

Hockey Hall of Fame
Start: March 7, 2014
End: March 16, 2014
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ROM Celebrates March Break

To celebrate March Break (March 8 – 16) the Royal Ontario Museum has a number of special events planned to engage kids, parents, grandparents, and care-givers! Kids are invited to go on a global adventure through the ROM’s galleries, stamp their ROM Passports and learn more about the world around them.

During March Break visitors to the ROM will enjoy:
Return of the popular Wild Journey Earth Rangers show (Daily: 1:00 pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm);
touch a space rock and stand on an actual piece of the Moon;
learn to write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek, and in cuneiform like a Babylonian;
explore animal artefacts and specimens at touch tables throughout the ROM; Travel the world of ROM research and find out what happens at a real dinosaur dig; and
and meet and take a photo with the ROM dinosaur mascots: Gordo, Gertie, and Gurgle.

Plus, take a journey inside the gates of the Forbidden City with the ROM’s new exhibit, Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors which opens March 8, 2014, presented by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, and lead sponsor Manulife.

When: Saturday, March 8 to Sunday, March 16, 2014.

Activities take place 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (Museum hours daily 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, to 8:30 pm Friday).

Where: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queens Park.

Phone: 416.586.8000.

For more information: www.rom.on.ca

Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 16, 2014
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Event: Sneaking Around: March Break Spy Fun at the BSM

Details: Use your spy skills to make your way to the Bata Shoe Museum this year for March Break! Kids will have the chance to sneak around the museum, with lots of spy-themed arts, crafts and activities!

Kids, you can make a secret agent ID card, get a cover identity and learn your spy mission! Then learn the skills you need in our Spy Class. Once you’re prepared for your spy adventure, dress up in secret disguises in the ‘Top Secret Hideout’ and then search for clues throughout the galleries to complete your mission. Along the way, decorate a magnifying glass cookie, make your own jigsaw puzzle, check out spy gadgets (including shoes!), leave your spy-print at the Museum and so much more! Parents, this year for the first time we are extending our March Break activities to the weekend days on both sides of the break!

Dates: Saturday, March 8th – Sunday, March 16th

Location: Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)

Cost: $8 per child and $8 for an adult accompanying a child

For more information or to book a group visit: education@batashoemuseum.ca or 416-979-7799 x 242

Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 16, 2014
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March Break at the Ontario Science Centre…”THIS IS HOW WE ROLL!”

Bringing Light To Life: Celebrate life on earth in this playful look at evolution.

From simple beginnings, life has flourished. Throughout the ages, plants and animals have developed into a dazzling array of countless forms and colours as they’ve spread through sea and land. This show is a celebration of life, a quick journey through the amazing changes that have led to life as we know it. Presented by the internationally-renowned black-light theatre company Famous PEOPLE Players.
Time: Daily at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Imperial Oil Auditorium on level 2

Radical Motions: The physics of a GR8 SK8

Skateboarders have great skills but also powerful allies: force, momentum, gravity, torque and friction. We’ll see how riders from the C.J. Skateboard Park & School use science in modern day skateboarding.
Time: Daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Procter & Gamble Great Hall on level 2

What’s The Matter?

An explosive exploration of solids, liquids & gases. Expect the unexpected as we present some of our most spectacular science demonstrations. Be prepared for exciting visuals and loud noises.
Time: Daily at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Rock Paper Science Hall on level 6

Electricity Demo

Don’t miss the Science Centre’s most shocking demonstration! You’ll get a charge out of the Van de Graaff generator (a.k.a. “The Ball That Makes Your Hair Stand Up”) and find out “what’s watt” with this whole electricity thing!
Time: Weekends at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
Time: Weekdays at10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Science Arcade on level 6

The Extreme Universe.

Experience our Universe like never before. Journey through space to witness the explosive death of a star. Discover the destructive powers of black holes and learn how astronomers “see” the invisible. Closer to home, witness the breathtaking beauty of a solar storm and learn about instruments that are pushing our ideas of the extreme to new limits. Ages 8+. Limited seating.
Time: Daily at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Price: Free with admission.
Location: Planetarium. Space Hall on level 4

For more Mark Break fun visit: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca

Location: Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

Otario Science Centre
Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 16, 2014
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Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

On April 25, 2013 the BSM opened Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, an exhibition that explores the history of the sneaker from the 19th century through to today. Out of the Box is the first exhibition in North America to showcase the history of sneaker culture and will feature over 120 sneakers representing the past 150 years. Highlighting iconic sneakers from the 20th and 21st centuries, Museum visitors will have the opportunity to explore the historical beginnings of the sneaker from its emergence in the 19th century to becoming one of the most democratic forms of footwear in the 20th century to its current position as status symbol and icon of urban culture.

Rare sneakers from the archives of adidas, Nike, Reebok, PUMA, Converse and Northampton Museums and Art Gallery, along with loans from rap legends Run DMC, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love and Dee Wells from OSD are featured. The exhibition also includes the latest designs from fashion designers, including Christian Louboutin, Pierre Hardy, Lanvin and Prada, as well as exceptional limited editions such as the Nike Dunk Supremes and LeBron James Stewies. A particular highlight is the handpicked sneakers and sketches by Nike designers Tinker Hatfield, Tobie Hatfield, Mark Smith and Eric Avar.

For more details: www.batashoemuseum.ca

Location: Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West

Start: April 25, 2013
End: March 30, 2014
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Liss Gallery Presents “The Art of Dr. Seuss” Exhibit

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday in March, Casa Loma is proud to host “The Art of Dr. Seuss” Exhibit + Sale presented by Liss Gallery.

From March 8-30, 2014, guests are invited to go on a journey to experience the vibrant imagination of Theodor Seuss Geisel, with more than 30 original drawings, paintings, and sculptures.

These unique art pieces are for sale with a portion of proceeds benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada.

Website for more details: www.casaloma.org

Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Start: March 8, 2014
End: March 30, 2014
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New Exhibition at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre has opened a new art gallery, part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project.

The first exhibition entitled Moving on: Ryerson University Students Explore Urban Transport around the Greater Toronto Area
features the work of second-year photography production students from Ryerson University’s Image Arts program.
At a time when thinking about transit has never been more important in this city, the students embarked on a
documentary project on the subject of urban transportation. This exhibition offers the viewer a varied and
nuanced look at the day-to-day experience of Toronto’s current transit system and the construction of its future one.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by Metrolinx and runs until April 3, 2014.

Dates: January 31 to April 3, 2014.
Admission: FREE.
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, Gallery Level
189 Yonge Street.

For more information www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

About RBC Emerging Artists Project:
The RBC Emerging Artists Project is a unique partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust
that has allowed the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre to develop a gallery for
exhibiting student and emerging artists’ work.

Elgin Auditorium -Peter Lusztyk
Start: January 31, 2014
End: April 3, 2014
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Toronto, Ontario

An “Exquisite Corpse”: Poetry and Chance in Surrealist Drawings

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

Start: October 26, 2013
End: April 13, 2014