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April 17, 2014

Sister’s Easter Catechism

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $37, $47, $57. Subscribe from $28.25. Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? Celebrate the Easter Season with Sister as she answers time worn questions of the season like “Who was Mary Magdalene?”, “Why isn’t Easter on the same day every year like Christmas?” and “Will My Bunny Go To Heaven?” Part pageant, and wHOLY hysterical, this latest of the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series unearths the origins of Easter bunnies and other Easter traditions. Sister answers questions about Saint Francis, patron saint of animals and pet heaven. Get ready to participate as Sister runs her own version of the Easter Egg Hunt. Don your bonnet and join Sister for this new seasonal treat!

For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.

Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario

 
Date: April 17, 2014
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Inspired by Bach

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

12 – 1:00 pm. In a rare Toronto performance, internationally acclaimed violinist Mark Fewer embraces his reflective side in a program illustrating the connection between two remarkable works for solo violin written almost 300 years apart: Bach’s Partita in D Minor for Solo Violin No. 2, BWV 1004 (1723) and Chris Paul Harman’s Partita for Solo Violin (1995).

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: April 17, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Decadence

INK Entertainment presents the annual Decadence event at The Guvernment Entertainment Complex on Thursday, April 17, 2014 featuring international DJs including the Grammy-nominated David Guetta, ATB, Cosmic Gate, Sultan + Ned Shepard, Paris & Simo and more. Join thousands as Toronto’s biggest nightclub opens all seven rooms for an all-access celebration of the world’s biggest EDM DJs.

True to its reputation, Decadence’s 2014 roster of international talent proves there is nothing quite like it. Headlining inside the Kool Haus David Guetta, hot off the heels of his Las Vegas Residency at XS Nightclub, will make his Toronto return for the first time in four years. Alongside Guetta will be Canadian duo Sultan + Ned Shepard. Trance DJs ATB and Cosmic Gate will headline inside The Guvernment until the morning’s early hours.

Returning to The Guvernment, Decadence is a sublime music experience that brings the best in electronic music and talent to Toronto party-goers.

For more information and the full line-up, please visit www.theguvernment.com

Purchase tickets at www.inktickets.com

The Guvernment — 132 Queens Quay East

 
Date: April 17, 2014
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April 19, 2014

The Backyardigans: Sea Deep in Adventure

Who explores a coral reef, plays in an octopus’s garden, and joins the jellyfish ballet – all before snack time? The Backyardigans! Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua and Austin are back on stage, singing and dancing and ready to plunge sea deep into adventure.

Dive into the action as these five friends explore clues, discover underwater magic, and match wits with an all-too-tidy octopus and a pair of playful (but messy!) dolphins. With a splashy range of song-and dance styles to wade along to – including psychedelic soul, Bollywood, bossa nova, and more – our heroes save the day.

With non-stop excitement and surprises, this watery tale will mesmerize, entertain and delight audiences of all ages!

The theatrical production is based on the top-rated preschool television program The Backyardigans, airing on Treehouse TV in Canada and Nick Jr. in the US.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: April 19, 2014
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Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

April 17, 2014 – April 19, 2014

Grimaud Plays Brahms

April 17 & April 19. Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is a tumultuously emotional work where piano and orchestra pool their strengths to triumph over darkness.

Come for: Pianist Hélène Grimaud somehow finds time not only to pursue a brilliant career as a concert pianist and recording artist, but also to write books, and campaign on behalf of conservationist and human rights issues. She invests her multifaceted life experience in every performance she gives.

And more: Two quite different pieces inspired by Easter: Rimsky-Korsakov’s majestic overture on Russian liturgical themes, and Messiaen’s radiant visions of Christ’s ascension to heaven.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: April 17, 2014
End: April 19, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

April 22, 2014

Modicani nel Mondo

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

12 – 1:00 pm. With its intriguing mix of Sicilian folk music and the best elements of modern jazz, the Sicilian Jazz Project is a musical project like no other. The brainchild of Juno Award nominee Michael Occhipinti, the group features some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians and Italian traditional vocalists, including Roberto Occhipinti, Dominic Mancuso, Louis Simão and Barry Romberg.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: April 22, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

April 22, 2014 – April 23, 2014

Mardi Gras: New Orleans Jazz

This jubilant, toe-tapping tribute takes you to the city where jazz was born—New Orleans—when it’s at its most vibrant and colourful: Mardi Gras!

Come for: Byron Stripling’s blazing horn and winning personality take centre stage for a spicy gumbo of classic jazz favourites.

And more: Party time!

Pops concerts add an orchestral flair to popular tunes from screen, stage, and more. Prepare for dazzling show-stopping artistry at each performance!

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: April 22, 2014
End: April 23, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

April 24, 2014

Polar Bears and Lullabies

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

12 – 1:00 pm. ArrayMusic’s artistic director Rick Sacks displays his inimitable artistry and showmanship in an eclectic and entertaining hour of solo percussion music featuring the MalletKat, a 4-octave electronic percussion keyboard. The program features four of his own original works, including the world premiere of Necessary Outcome: A Meditation on Richard Dawkins.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: April 24, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

April 25, 2014

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is known the world over as the undisputed, reigning Queen Of Soul. Aretha has influenced generations of singers and has graced the music charts for over four decades achieving global recognition on an unprecedented scale. Deservedly topping Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, Aretha Franklin has received a Presidential Medal Of Freedom (the U.S.A.’s highest honour), 17 Grammy Awards (and counting), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Living Legend Award in addition to countless international and national awards and accolades.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: April 25, 2014
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Location: Roy Thomson Hall

April 26, 2014

Brad Mehldau Trio

Pianist Brad Mehldau has collaborated with musicians within (Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter) and outside of the jazz genre (Willie Nelson, Renée Fleming), composed film scores, curated jazz series and recorded solo works. But the trio’s where he shines brightest. His current threesome—together since 2005 and featuring Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums. On March 13, 2012 Nonesuch Records released an album of original songs from the Brad Mehldau Trio – Ode – the first from the trio since 2008’s live Village Vanguard disc and the first studio trio recording since 2005’s Day is Done. Nonesuch released the Brad Mehldau Trio’s Where Do You Start, a companion disc to the critically acclaimed Ode, on September 18, 2012. Whereas Ode featured 11 songs composed by Mehldau, Where Do You Start comprises the Trio’s interpretations of 10 tunes by other composers, along with one Mehldau original.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com or 416-872-4255.

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: April 26, 2014
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Location: Massey Hall