April 10, 2014 – April 13, 2014
Arabesque presents their signature expression of Middle Eastern dance. In Sawah (wanderer/tourist/vagabond), the dance company and orchestra delve deep into a wide range of dance and music styles. The artistic character of Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are represented as well as instances where the East and West have influenced each other. Where the paths of Middle East dance nuance meet and depart other forms is a fascinating journey. The audience is invited to join the company on this adventure. Expect the unexpected. Sawah explores the traditional and the innovative, often weaving in and out of foreign influences, begging the question: “Who influenced who and what is the Arab artistic nuance?” If you have followed Arabesque in the past, be aware, you are in for a surprise. Sawah leads you from pure Arab classics such as the music of Ahmed Adaweya, Feirouz, and Farid El Attrache, to some other unexpected places.
For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/performances/
Location: Harbourfront Centre
April 9, 2014
April 9, 2014 – April 13, 2014
“Bayrakdarian … was utterly entrancing.” WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
Isabel Bayrakdarian joins Tafelmusik for a concert of music written for the famous “rival queens” of 18th-century London: baroque era superstar sopranos Faustina Bordoni and Francesca Cuzzoni. Their rivalry inspired riots at the opera house, and their behaviour so enraged Handel that he threatened to dangle one of them out a window! We will try to avoid such extremes, but look forward to hearing the stunning Isabel Bayrakdarian perform arias penned for these original prima donnas by Handel, Hasse, and Bononcini. Please join us for a Talkback after our Wednesday performance.
For tickets: www.tafelmusik.org
Venue: Koerner Hall
April 9, 2014 – April 12, 2014
April 9 to April 12, 2014.
Artist and craft supplies; hourly demonstrations; and art classes available at all levels!
Exhihit Hall Hours: Friday, April 11 (10am to 8pm) and Saturday, April 12 (10am to 5pm).
All welcome! Open to the public!
Day pass: $7. Weekend pass: $10.
To see all classes and for more information go to: www.c2cevents.com
Phone: 519-232-9047 or via email: email@example.com
Location: Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport — 970 Dixon Road
April 8, 2014 – April 20, 2014
April 8 – April 20, 2014. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.
Whenever possible, screenings include an opportunity to engage in discussions with filmmakers and special guests to further explore the film’s ideas, themes, storytelling techniques and much more.
With TIFF Kids, you can be sure the time your family spends in the theatre will be more than just a day at the movies.
We look forward to seeing you and your children at next year’s Festival!
For more details: www.tiff.net/tiffkids/festival
Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West
Celebrating the music of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright, Nick Mason & Syd Barrett.
Having performed to over a half a million fans around the world since it’s first show in Liverpool, England in January 2011, The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show, Brit Floyd, returns to North America in March – June 2014 to present DISCOVERY, a stunning new three hour chronological journey spanning the entire recording career of Pink Floyd from 1967 – 1994.
Named after Pink Floyd’s recent box set of the same name, and featuring music from all fourteen studio albums, from the Syd Barrett led ’60s psychedelic pop of ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’, to nineties behemoth ‘The Division Bell’, and everything in between, the brand new DISCOVERY show will capture in note-for-note detail, the favorite moments as well as a few lesser known gems, from one of the most outstanding and enduring catalogues in the history of recorded music.
Featuring the trademark Pink Floyd arch and circle light show, Brit Floyd’s musical performance will also be accompanied by amazing original video and brand new animation, inspired by the timelessly brilliant artwork designs of longtime Pink Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson.
With painstaking attention to detail, replicating every nuance of every Floydian moment both musically and visually, the band’s execution of all Pink Floyd’s greatest works will make each familiar track sound fresh and pristine.
For well-seasoned Floyd connoisseurs and newcomers alike, we invite you to join BRIT FLOYD to discover, remember and enjoy the incomparable world of music that is Pink Floyd.
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East
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. Hosted by co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski, singers and dancers from Opera Atelier present excerpts from Lully’s Persée, a lavish retelling of the classical myth in which the heroic Perseus battles the monstrous Medusa to rescue princess Andromeda from her terrible fate.
For tickets: www.coc.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
April 8, 2014 – April 10, 2014
April 8, 2014 – April 20, 2014
April 8 – April 20, 2014. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it. Whenever possible, screenings include an opportunity to engage in discussions with filmmakers and special guests to further explore the film’s ideas, themes, storytelling techniques and much more. With TIFF Kids, you can be sure the time your family spends in the theatre will be more than just a day at the movies. We look forward to seeing you and your children at next year’s Festival!
TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West
April 7, 2014
It’s now official. The one and only Cher herself revealed that she will kick off her “Dressed To Kill” 49 city North American Tour beginning in Phoenix on March 22nd with stops in NY, LA, Boston, Las Vegas, and other major markets. Cher shared the happy news with her fans following her performance on the Today Show.
Cher’s previous tour “The Farewell Tour” later dubbed “The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour” was one of the most successful tours ever by a solo artist and played for a record-breaking 325 dates and seen by over 5.5 million people.
For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street