Events Calendar

Event List Calendar

April 20, 2014

Leslieville Flea Market

The Leslieville Flea Market has over 50 vendors selling vintage clothing and furniture, salvaged and upcycled goods and select artisan items.

Date: April 20.

Where: Distillery District — 28 Distillery Lane.

For more information: www.leslievilleflea.com

April 8, 2014 – April 20, 2014

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

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!

Website: tiff.net/festivals/tiffkidsfestival

TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West

 
Start: April 8, 2014
End: April 20, 2014
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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 22, 2014 – April 24, 2014

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles

The best in Major League Baseball!!!

Game times: April 22 @ 7:07pm; April 23 @ 7:07pm; and April 24 @ 7:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Venue: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: April 22, 2014
End: April 24, 2014
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Locations: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club

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

April 25, 2014 – April 26, 2014

DanceWorks DW206 – BBoyizm

With his new creation, Crazy Smooth (Yvon Soglo) tackles themes of love expressed via camaraderie, community, aggression, romance and joy. Can love be expressed through the bravado of street dance?

Crazy Smooth’s follow up from his extensive Canadian tour is a new street dance creation that increases the level of contemporary urban dance. The skill and technique from this company of dancers will amaze and make you wonder if your eyes are deceiving you.

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/performances/

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 26, 2014
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

April 25, 2014 – April 26, 2014

Creativ Festival

April 25 – April 26, 2014. It’s about inspiration, creativity and shopping. See what’s hot, new and next in sewing, knitting, beading, quilting, needlework, scrapbooking, crafting and more. Exhibits, demos and more.

www.creativfestival.ca

Location: International Centre — 6900 Airport Road

 
Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 26, 2014
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Location: Creativ Festival