Events Calendar

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January 12, 2014 – September 21, 2014

A Taste of Kensington Food Tour

Dates: January 12, February 15, March 15, April 13, May 25, June 22, July 20, September 21.
Start Time: 11:00 AM.

Kensington Market is a distinctive multicultural neighbourhood in the core of the city. An older neighbourhood and one of the city’s most well-known. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in November 2006. Bordering Chinatown, the indoor/outdoor market may be one of the most photographed sites in Toronto. To some, gritty and rugged, to others, a throwback of the way life once was, to foodies, heaven. Relatively untouched for years, Kensington has been undergoing a state of gentrification, without losing its character. Explore one of the last authentic markets in Toronto on our Taste of Kensington Food Tour.

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/a-taste-of-kensington/

 
Start: January 12, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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May 15, 2014 – September 21, 2014

Mother Courage and Her Children

May 15 to September 21.

Opens May 30.

As the Thirty Years’ War swirls around her, Mother Courage scrapes together a living for herself and her three children by selling provisions to Protestant and Catholic combatants alike. But as she hauls her wagon across the battlefields of Europe, she discovers that the very chaos that sustains her will eventually cost her everything she holds most dear.

For tickets: www.stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.

Venue: Tom Patterson Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 15, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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July 29, 2014 – September 21, 2014

Christina, The Girl King

July 29 to September 21.

Opens August 14.

Enigmatic, flamboyant and unpredictable, with a passion for philosophy and the arts, Sweden’s Queen Christina seeks to make her country the most sophisticated in Europe. But her personal aspirations – and her unconventional sexuality – put her profoundly at odds with her culture’s expectations of her, both as a monarch and as a woman.

For tickets: www.stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.

Venue: Studio Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: July 29, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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September 21, 2014

Toronto Garlic Festival

Come for Ontario garlic, stay for delicious garlic-inspired dishes by local chefs! Pair meals with craft beer or wine and engage in talks, demos, contests. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm at Evergreen Brick Works in the Don Valley. Free shuttle from the parkette beside Broadview Subway Station.

Website: www.TorontoGarlicFestival.ca

Evergreen Brick Works – 550 Bayview Avenue

 
Date: September 21, 2014
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September 18, 2014 – September 21, 2014

The Sketchbook Project

Trinity Square, 1 Trinity Street

September 18 – 21

The Sketchbook Project is an evolving library that features more than 18,000 artists’ books contributed by creative people from 130+ countries. The Sketchbook Project transports thousands of sketchbooks city-to-city in their custom Mobile Library. Join us for the only Toronto stop on the tour, and you’ll be able to make a free library card on-site and search our catalog by tag words, location, themes, and even find books by local artists.

Free admission.

For more information, please visit www.sketchbookproject.com

 
Start: September 18, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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June 28, 2014 – September 21, 2014

Charles Edenshaw

This exhibition constitutes the first comprehensive survey of works by this ninetheenth century carver of wood, argillite and metal and affords a rare opportunity to consider Charles Edenshaw’s creative output as a totality. It is structured around four principal themes that expand on aspects of Edenshaw’s art and his legacy. The first section, Haida Traditions, features a number of objects the artist made for his family and for practical use that demonstrate the depth of cultural values imbedded in his work. The next section, featuring carved platters, is focused on Edenshaw’s representation of Haida stories and his development of Narrative structures. The section that follows is dedicated to Edenshaw’s celebrated Style and draws attention to defining characteristics of his aesthetic through a range of objects, including model poles and bracelets as well as the painted designs on hats and baskets. The final section centres on the artist’s incorporation of diverse cultural influences and the complex New Forms that resulted through increased contact with Europeans, such as walking sticks and silver spoons.

Charles Edenshaw is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Robin K. Wright, Professor of Art History, Curator and Director of the Bill Holm Center at the Burke Museum, University of Washington and Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery, with Haida advisors James Hart and Robert Davidson. The exhibition is made possible with support from The Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, and Mr. David Aisenstat.

Website: www.mcmichael.com

McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

 
Start: June 28, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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June 11, 2014 – September 21, 2014

The Eternity Code: Archaeology, Textiles and Preservation

How have textiles – among the most fragile and vulnerable artifacts – survived over centuries? Learn about the materials and techniques found in archaeological textiles and the conditions that have allowed for their survival through this exhibition of Peruvian and Coptic textiles from the Textile Museum of Canada collection. Woven cloth, basketry, cordage and matting have been integral to every culture and every historical moment – Paleolithic to contemporary – providing direct evidence of social, political, and economic conditions over time and space. The Eternity Code explores early textile technologies and their roles in symbolic communication through ciphers, signs and patterns as well as their social functions in ceremony, ritual and everyday life.

For more details: www.textilemuseum.ca

Textile Museum of Canada — 55 Centre Avenue

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Start: June 11, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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September 21, 2014

The Weeknd

The Weeknd is a rising PBR&B singer-songwriter. He initially uploaded some of his songs to YouTube which gained him a following amongst music fans. He has released three 9 track mix tapes since 2011 — House of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence — which received much praise from music critics. In 2012 he released Trilogy which was comprised of reworked songs and some new material. That was followed last year with the album Kiss Land. He has been called the “best musical talent since Michael Jackson” by MTV’s John Norris. Quite a testimonial!

For tickets: www.LiveNation.com

Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West

 
Date: September 21, 2014
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Francophonie en fête

Trinity Square, 1 Trinity Street

September 21, 2014

Francophonie en Fête is a not for profit organization that celebrates the diversity of francophone and francophile community of the Greater Toronto through the presentation an annual musical festival. The main mission of the festival is to reinforce the identity and the feeling of belonging of the francophone community and to develop as well the pride to be francophone, especially in minority situation. We wish to support the French language in Ontario by organizing in the GTA events that value our diverse francophone cultures. This is how, in the past editions of the festival, we have welcomed more than 7,000 spectators.

Free Admission.

For more information, please visit francophonie-en-fete.com

The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street

Arabian Nights

Rimsky Korsakov’s evocation of the Arabian Nights legends leads you on an expedition to far-away places filled with exciting, exotic adventures. The thrilling crescendo of Boléro sets the heart racing like no other piece of music.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

George Weston Recital Hall — 5040 Yonge Street

 
Date: September 21, 2014
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