Events Calendar

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October 25, 2014

Symphonic Spooks

Your family will be enthralled by hair-raising, spine-chilling classical music, as creatures of all kinds come to haunt the concert hall. Perfect for trick-or-treaters of all ages, well-known spooky works, including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera Overture, selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Symphonie fantastique will be heard echoing throughout the hall. Come dressed in costume to help the Orchestra get into the Halloween spirit! Come to the concert half an hour early for a special pre-concert performance in the lobby!

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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Dream Serenade

Dream Serenade is a concert presented and curated by Toronto songwriter, Hayden Desser and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl, in support of services for children with developmental disabilities.

Proceeds from the inaugural event will benefit Toronto’s Beverley Street School, directed at furthering specialized technologies and equipment that are needed on a daily basis and towards the building of a customized green playground for the children and their families. In addition, towards a family relief fund for caregivers.

This very special evening will feature intimate performances from Feist, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National, Sarah Harmer, Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies, Jason Collett, Grey Lands (Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke), Lou Canon, and Hayden himself.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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Mask Of Deception

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Not all is as it appears in the wild and more often than not, wildlife does whatever it can to disguise and deceive. Tricksters and charlatans have honed their abilities to become experts in camouflage, misleading and distraction. Indeed, to survive, many plants and animals play their part in nature’s great masquerade. Bring your best mask and join us for an illusionary evening of as we explore this world at our very own animal inspired masquerade party!
The program includes a special animal visitor, an interactive presentation, and a deceptively delicious dinner experience.

COST (per adult):
$65 Zoo Member, $120 Zoo Members Couple. $75 Non-Member, $140 Non-Members Couple.

Please visit our website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

May 7, 2014 – October 26, 2014

When We Are Married

May 7 – October 26.

A second chance at love or a sweet escape? Married life is about to get interesting for three upstanding couples who have gathered to celebrate their joint silver wedding anniversaries. As the evening progresses, a stunning secret is revealed: none of them are actually, legally married. And as each couple grapples with this news, their relationships are vigorously and hilariously put to the test. Do they really want to be married after all? J.B. Priestley was keen to deflate the pomposity of the middle classes, and this play has been called “the funniest and among the most enduring plays that J.B. Priestley wrote.”

Like Shaw, J.B. Priestley loved to point a finger at those who took themselves and their “position” in society too seriously. He often did so dramatically (for example in An Inspector Calls last seen here in 2008) but was also hugely effective with comedy. Here you will witness the sudden confusion and discomfiture of three self-satisfied married couples, possibly with empathy, perhaps with a glimmer
of recognition (!) but certainly through gales of laughter. – JM.

For tickets: www.shawfest.com or call the box office at 1.800.511.SHAW.

Venue: Royal George Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

 
Start: May 7, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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Location: Shaw Festival

October 24, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Creativ Festival

October 24 – October 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.

For information: www.creativfestival.ca

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

 
Start: October 24, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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October 22, 2014 – October 26, 2014

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

October 22-26th, 2014. Come celebrate their 15th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media.

The Festival will take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and other various venues. Please review the website for further details.

Website: www.imaginenative.org

 
Start: October 22, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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June 11, 2014 – October 26, 2014

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Experience science in the key of rock! Have you ever wondered about the science behind rock ‘n’ roll? How has technology shaped this multi-billion dollar industry? How can performers bring hundreds of thousands of screaming fans to their feet? What physiological effects does rock have on the listener? The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is an interactive exhibition that provides a fresh look at the history of rock from the perspective of science and technology. See how music has shaped the tools of rock – and how those tools have changed the music.

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is included with general admission to the Science Centre.

Website: www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/rocknroll

Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road

 
Start: June 11, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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September 17, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Spit and Image

Toronto-based artist and writer Sam Cotter works across photography, film, installation and sculpture to examine issues of visual representation. In his installation Spit and Image (2012–14), Cotter explores parallels between spatial illusion and linguistic instability through the creation of an expanded cinema work that combines a continually looping film with an asynchronous poetic monologue. The installation utilizes a two-way mirror as a screen, extending the temporal and spatial ambiguities of cinematic representation into the space of the gallery.

Please visit our website: www.ryerson.ca/ric

Ryerson Image Centre — 33 Gould Street

 
Start: September 17, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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October 26, 2014

25th Annual Massed Military Band Spectacular

“It’s a Long Way to Tipperary,” “Pack Up Your Troubles,” “Roses of Picardy,” “Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning,” these are all familiar songs of the First World War. By modern day standards it was a less complicated time when duty called and thousands of young Canadians answered. This year the strife and sorrows, the glory and success of ‘The War To End All Wars’ will be commemorated at the Royal Canadian Military Institute’s Annual Massed Military Band Spectacular.

This is the 25th annual RCMI Concert and an occasion you must attend! As always, the band spectacular will feature stirring marches, contemporary numbers and period pieces that will get you tapping your toes and humming along. As well, we are in for a number of pleasant surprises, from vocals to guest bands, that you simply won’t want to miss. Of course we will once again feature more than 120 pipers, drummers, brass and woodwind players from Toronto’s Navy, Air Force and Army bands. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to enjoy the best musicians our Armed Forces have to offer.

Doors open at 12:30pm for display viewing.

For tickets: www.roythomson.com

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 26, 2014
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October 25, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

It’s time to get out your Halloween costumes and head out to the Toronto Zoo! All kids are eligible to take part in our “Critters and Costumes Parade” at 11:40 am and 2:40 pm daily, departing from the Waterside Theatre. Also on hand for the Boo fun is My Little Pony who will be at the Zoo’s Courtyard Stage for meet and greets from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (first come first served). Kids can also drop by the Play-Doh Play Centre next to the Courtyard Stage to create their very own Zoo animal or Halloween creation. Plus, the Jelly Belly Team will share Jelly Belly beans with families upon exit (while supplies last)! Best of all, up to two kids in costume (12 and under) get in FREE when accompanied by an adult.

For more information: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: October 25, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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