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June 7, 2014

Luminato Festival Exhibition

Part of the Luminato Festival.

Upkar Arora, Chair, McMichael Board of Trustees, Christopher Henley, Chair, McMichael Canadian Art Foundation, and
Dr. Victoria Dickenson, Executive Director and CEO, McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the McMichael for a celebration of the first, in its seven year history, Luminato Festival exhibition outside of the downtown core.The internationally recognized, Beijing-born, Canadian-raised artist, Terence Koh will present two intriguing new works set within the serene grounds, to create a unique and unforgettable experience.

The evening will start with a stimulating conversation between Terence Koh and journalist Sarah Milroy. Following that, join us for a viewing of a way to the light, Terence Koh’s tribute to Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr, and a performance of his new work, tomorrow’s snow, a memory of a brief, beautiful glimpse of a momentary image inspired by Margaret Atwood’s novel, Cat’s Eye.

See the McMichael like you have never seen it before, thanks to this special partnership with the Luminato Festival!

Website: www.McMichael.com

McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue

Date: June 7, 2014

May 27, 2014

Design Talks: Breakthrough Designers

The BSM is very excited to welcome Paul Rowan as the host and moderator of Design Talks: Breakthrough Designers. Join us on May 27th as we engage in a lively discussion with young designers about design success and recognition.

Date: May 27th, 7pm.

Cost: $15. Includes a glass of wine after the discussion. Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.batashoemuseum.ca/tickets . Or to purchase tickets over the phone please call 416-979-7799 x 445.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West

Website: www.batashoemuseum.ca

Date: May 27, 2014

Moment in Dance

Tuesday, May 27 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.

You are cordially invited to “Moment in Dance,” an exhibtion of photographs by Avinash Pasricha,
a leading photographer of India.

He has capturd the spirit of performing arts for the past 55 years and has covered a broad range
of classical Indian dance and music of the past and present era. 27 Matt Bromide prints of legendary
Indian dancers, vocalists and musicians will be exhibited in various rhythmic forms, postures and moods
captured by Avinash Pasricha. These prints have been selected from Pasricha’s large personal collection
of rare and enduring images of India’s greatest performing artists. Also on display will be his award winning
‘Made for Each Other’ photograph, which portrays the synchronization between the ‘thap’ of a dancer’s fee and
the rhythm of a ‘dholak’.

Curated by Ali Adil Khan and Asam Arshad Mahmood.

Location: Promenade Gallery — 943 B, Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, Ontario

May 24, 2014 – May 25, 2014

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre — Doors Open

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre is open both days for Doors Open Toronto, May 24 and 25. This remarkable double-decker theatre is the last of its kind in operation. It was built for vaudeville and silent films in 1913 for Marcus Loew and designed by architect Thomas Lamb. The theatres were renovated in the 1980s by the Ontario Heritage Trust. Marvel at the gilded plaster details, damask wall covering and domed ceiling of The Elgin. The Winter Garden offers hand-painted walls with garden scenery and a canopy ceiling of beech leaves. Visitors will get a chance to see both theatres, view samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery and hear about the famous performers that have appeared both on stages. Hours 10am to 4pm – no admittance after 3:45pm, no tripods and not suited for children under five, strollers must be left at the door.

Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre — 189 Yonge Street

Start: May 24, 2014
End: May 25, 2014
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May 24, 2014 – May 25, 2014

Doors Open

The 15th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf is a city-wide celebration offering free, rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across Toronto.

This year’s theme is Secrets and Spirits… Exploring the Mysteries Behind the Door. Close to 80 locations feature secret spaces, stories of spirit sightings and unexplained mysteries. Look for the mysterious keyhole icon while browsing the list of participating buildings or walking tours.

Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.

Website: bit.ly/PLxKzP

May 24, 2014 – May 25, 2014

The Last Seven Steps of Bartholomew S. – Back for a Limited Two Night Run!

The BSM is excited to present, back by popular demand, a two-night remount of February’s sold out theatrical experience The Last Seven Steps of Bartholomew S. Join us on May 24th or 25th for this unique immersive theatrical event.

Enter the world of Bartholomew S – a mysterious voyager that brings change to the places he visits and individuals he encounters. Over the course of the evening, small groups of participants will interact with characters whose lives have been impacted by the mysterious Bartholomew S.
Each group will be drawn into the retelling of encounters that take place in, and have been inspired by, the galleries of the Bata Shoe Museum.

Dates: May 24th and 25th , 7pm.

Cost: $50.00. Includes a wine and cheese reception with the cast following the performance. Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.batashoemuseum.ca/tickets . For other info or to purchase tickets over the phone please call 416-979-7799 x 239. If available, rush tickets will be on sale at the museum’s front desk the day of the performance from 10am-5pm for $20. Please call to find out if rush tickets will be available for purchase.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West

Website: www.batashoemuseum.ca

Start: May 24, 2014
End: May 25, 2014
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May 15, 2014 – June 29, 2014

In Six Characters in Search of a Photography

Featured exhibition in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

In Six Characters in Search of a Photography, Fausta Facciponte presents new work that blurs the line between the real
and the artifical. The artist creates diorama-like scenes composed of kitsch decorative objects; ceramic figurines, cocktail glasses
and garish landscape paintings are crammed into absurd but formally elegant compositions. Each work reflects on the social constructs
of the art world, and different roles such as artist, curator, and collector are represented by a central protagonist figure and are played
out in a fictional display. The images’ visual fullness, liveliness of color, and vaguely familiar objects arrest the viewer’s attention
and draw them into an extended act of looking, as an attempt to define the world of art becomes lost in the artwork itself.

Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

Website: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Start: May 15, 2014
End: June 29, 2014

May 15, 2014 – June 29, 2014

Joy and Sorrow

Joy and Sorrow is a contemporary exploration of analog material. Freedman addresses inherent paradoxes found within photography
and explores their significance through a sculptural form, and Gilmour, in her elaborate multi-channel 16mm film installation, continues
her exploration of photography’s physicality, relating the fleeting nature of the material’s form to that of its content. Using considered
lighting scenarios, Freedman and Gilmour’s installations discuss themes of time and impermanence, creating an immersive environment for viewer
to engage with the works and consider the complexities of contemporary photography.

Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

Website: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Start: May 15, 2014
End: June 29, 2014

May 14, 2014 – May 18, 2014

Game of Thrones℠: The Exhibition

This May, the internationally touring Game of Thrones: The Exhibition returns to Toronto. The 2014 exhibition will feature nearly 100 original artifacts, costumes, weaponry, storyboards and more from seasons 1, 2 and 3, plus select pieces from the fourth season of the epic fantasy series. Experience the world of Game of Thrones May 14-18, 2014 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Ticketing information to be announced in the coming weeks.

Start: May 14, 2014
End: May 18, 2014

May 11, 2014

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 11th, 2014. Times: 10am, 12pm & 2pm.

Cost: $55 per person and $45 for children under 12.


Please include number of guests and preferred time.

Email: info@casaloma.org or call 416-923-1171.

Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Website: www.casaloma.org