September 18, 2013 – December 15, 2013
Guest curated by Steve Loft. Main Gallery, University Gallery, Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.
This exhibition presents photographs from the Black Star Collection with contemporary works by aboriginal artists to examine the role of the artist as activist, as chronicler and as provocateur in the ongoing struggle for indigenous rights and self-empowerment. Artists include Vernon Ah Kee, Sonny Assu, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Dana Claxton, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Alan Michelson, Theo Sims, Skawennati and Jackson 2bears.
For more information: www.ryerson.ca/ric
RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE — 33 GOULD STREET
December 13, 2013 – December 15, 2013
Tickets as low as $48.39!
STUART McLEAN is one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers and a best-selling author. His hit CBC radio show THE VINYL CAFE premiered in 1994, and each week over one and a half million listeners tune in to hear stories about Dave, owner of the second hand record store where the motto is: “We May Not Be Big, But We’re Small”.
The stories also feature Dave’s wife, Morley, their two children, Sam and Stephanie, and assorted friends and neighbours.
The show also features live and recorded music by both up-and-coming and established Canadian musicians. Increasingly, it is becoming a place where Canadians go to find new, undiscovered talent.
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East
November 23, 2013 – December 15, 2013
This hilarious award-winning comedy begins when two sophisticated couples meet to discuss a playground incident involving their children. What starts as a civilized get-together quickly devolves into a scrappy, laugh-out-loud evening that The New York Times called “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.”
A David Mirvish Presentation of a Studio 180 Theatre Production.
For tickets: www.Mirvish.com
Venue: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street
December 15, 2013
December 16, 2013
‘A masterclass in performance’ ‘Two hours of uplifting escapism’ – Will Hodgkinson, The Times, UK.
‘The concert had the air of an ancient goddess worship ceremony. Beyoncé was compelling to watch, and often blistering in her vocal attack.’ – Bernadette McNulty, The Daily Telegraph, UK.
THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR starring BEYONCÉ is extending its successful global run with additional dates, just confirmed. The tour dates will include performances in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and over a dozen US cities. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on-sale starting Monday, July 1. The North American tour, promoted by Live Nation Global Touring and produced by Parkwood Entertainment, kicks off on Friday, June 28 in Los Angeles.
THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR starring BEYONCÉ, the Biggest Tour of 2013, with its explosive special effects and intricate, strobe-laden light show, is an artistic triumph and the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date. It is bigger in scope than any of her previous shows, fittingly designed for the vastness of arenas and stadiums. For an exclusive look at this spectacular live show featuring footage from the European leg in broadcast quality format click here: bit.ly/BeyonceTrailer
For tickets: www.LiveNation.com
Location: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
December 17, 2013
December 17, 2013, 12 – 1 p.m. Famous for their infectious energy and uncanny verve, Canada’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble, Cadence, has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world for nearly 15 years with their blend of harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity and onstage antics. Whether performing seasonal songs, bebop standards, classics by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima, or cheeky arrangements of 1980s hits, they are quite simply irresistible.
For more details: www.COC.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
December 18, 2013
8:00pm. Single Tickets: $54, $59, $64. Subscribe from $41. In a very special holiday event, the five-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist David Benoit and his quartet present an evening of holiday songs and arrangements made famous on the Charlie Brown Christmas TV specials. Benoit electrified the jazz world when he released a version of “The Peanuts Theme” which became a #1 hit on jazz radio. You’ll remember why A Charlie Brown Christmas is such a beloved and timeless classic when it is brought to life by this incredible group of musicians and a charming children’s chorus.
For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.
Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario
November 11, 2013 – December 19, 2013
On the Mainstage | Nov. 11 – Dec. 19, 2013 | Grades SK-7.
Leapin’ Lizards! Everyone’s favourite comic strip heroine takes centre stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals – winner of 9 Tony Awards! After escaping the orphanage, Annie sets off in search of her parents. In a series of adventures, the spunky, optimistic redhead dodges the evil machinations of orphanage matron Miss Hannigan, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and encounters a billionaire looking to improve his image. Some of Broadway’s most popular show tunes, including Tomorrow, It’s the Hard Knock Life and Easy Street are featured in this Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) version of the renowned musical.
For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca
Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East