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April 5, 2014

TSO and Tafelmusik Movie Night: The Red Violin

Date/Time: Sat, April 5 , at 6:30pm

Price: $15 (includes 1 free drink). (35 & Under event).

Website & Tickets: www.tafelmusik.org/theredviolin

Movie info: The Red Violin is a 1998 Canadian drama film directed by François Girard. It spans four centuries and five countries as it tells the story of a mysterious violin and its many owners. The film was an international co-production among companies in Canada, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Place: Magic Lantern Theatres: Carlton Cinema — 20 Carlton Street

Date: April 5, 2014

March 19, 2014

Love is the Devil

The AGO presents a film screening of Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon by English filmmaker John Maybury, starring Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig and Tilda Swinton. The film concentrates on artist Francis Bacon’s tortured relationship with his lover, model, and muse, George Dyer, a small-time thief. The film draws heavily on Daniel Farson’s authorized biography of Bacon, The Gilded Gutter Life of Francis Bacon. Love is the Devil depicts a painful love affair based on dominance, submission, snobbery, and sadism, brought vividly to life by images reminiscent of Bacon’s paintings.

This film is presented in association with the exhibition Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty (running from April 5 to July 20).

Website: www.ago.net/love-is-the-devil

TICKETS: Public $12, Members $10, and Students $8.

Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Date: March 19, 2014

March 11, 2014 – April 13, 2014

Dressing for Downton: Costumes from Downton Abbey

The City of Toronto’s Spadina Museum, in partnership with VisionTV/ZoomerMedia, proudly present the Canadian premiere of Dressing for Downton: Costumes from Downton Abbey, March 11 to April 13, 2014.

The exhibition features costumes and photographs from the series, Downton- themed tours and teas. The tour takes visitors through the museum’s family and servants’ spaces and links the characters and events from the TV show to real Toronto history.

Twenty authentic Downton Abbey costumes from Seasons 1 to 3 have been borrowed from Cosprop, Ltd., the London-based costume house that designs and creates the beautiful clothing worn by the cast of the television show. Nine of the costumes have accompanying hats, from Lady Sybil’s nurse’s scarf, to Lady Cora’s wide-brimmed picture hat, to Lady Mary’s cloche worn with her pregnancy suit. The costumes are all historically accurate, some made entirely of new textiles, and others using a mix of new and vintage fabrics.

Two ticket options are available: Exhibit and Tour; or Exhibit, Tea and Tour. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, and is closed Mondays. Tickets for this exhibition are available for purchase online at www.spadinamuseum.streamintickets.com

For more information on the exhibition, visit www.toronto.ca/spadina ; Facebook.com/spadinamuseum or follow us on Twitter @spadinamuseum

Start: March 11, 2014
End: April 13, 2014
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March 8, 2014 – March 16, 2014

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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March 8, 2014 – March 16, 2014

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 8, 2014 – March 16, 2014

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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March 8, 2014 – March 15, 2014

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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March 8, 2014 – March 30, 2014

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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March 7, 2014 – March 16, 2014

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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March 6, 2014 – April 18, 2014

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