May 1, 2014
12 – 1 p.m. Award-winning Canadian pianist Leonard Gilbert showcases his virtuosity and expressive range in a dynamic program featuring Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata, as well as works by Bach, Ravel and Chopin.
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.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
May 2, 2014
8:00pm. Single Tickets: $74, $79, $84. Subscribe from $56. The Ten Tenors’ unique approach to opera keeps them in high demand, performing an average of 250 shows per year across seven continents to 3.5 million fans! By bringing rock and classical music together, kicking and screaming, they have created a sound that is uniquely theirs. Now, for two nights only, they invite you to enjoy a wonderful collection of Broadway’s greatest hits. Expect The Ten Tenors to bring their signature contrast of raw power and soothing beauty to this special evening of the best of Broadway.
For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.
Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario
The world’s premier figure skating production, Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt, is proud to announce that Canada’s top Olympic medal contenders at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will headline the 2014 nationwide tour this spring. As always, this year’s production will showcase the athleticism and grace that define the sport, through performances by some of its finest Canadian Olympic talent. The Tour will arrive in Toronto, ON on Friday, May 2 for a 7:30 PM performance at the Air Canada Centre.
Three-time and reigning World Champion Patrick Chan, a favorite to become the first Canadian man to win the men’s Olympic Gold, and defending Olympic Dance Champions Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir will highlight a spectacular cast for this year’s Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt. Joining them will be Four-Time World Champion & Four-Time Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning; 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Joannie Rochette; and many more. Please visit www.starsonice.ca regularly for updates to the cast.
For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
April 26, 2014 – May 3, 2014
When we first produced it in 2000, Opera Atelier “rescued Persée from two centuries of slumber, to the astonishment and delight of audiences and critics alike” (The Toronto Star). We are thrilled to be returning to one of the company’s cornerstone productions this season, and to be bringing it to Versailles, where it has not been on stage since it inaugurated the Royal Opera House in 1770. Called “an exquisite piece” (The Globe and Mail) and “a masterful ‘run-don’t-walk’ production” (Classical 96.3 FM), and “a resounding triumph” (The WholeNote), Persée is a lavish retelling of the Classical Perseus myth.
For tickets: www.operaatelier.com
Venue: Elgin Theatre — 189 Yonge Street
May 1, 2014 – May 3, 2014
NeoIndigenA is Santee Smith’s debut full-length solo performance. It’s a ritualized journey of transformation between Skyworld, Earthworld and Underworld. A mythical soul dance of life/death/rebirth. Transcendent and primordial, Smith boldly moves us through imagined portals and dances the sacred pathways to human connections to the self and the universe. The spellbinding score features elemental voices of Inuit singers Tanya Tagaq and Nelson Tagoona with musical composition by Cris Derksen, Jesse Zubot, Michael Red and Adrian Harjo.
When you watch Santee Smith’s work you see her training with First Nations, contemporary and ballet technique. An incredible and richly produced soundtrack always accompanies the live performance.
For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/performances/
Location: Harbourfront Centre
May 1, 2014 – May 3, 2014
2014 United Golden Gloves (Ontario Senior Open Championships)
Tournament hosted by Boxing Ontario & United Promotions
May 1st to 3rd, 2014
Hershey Centre — 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, Ontario
April 6, 2014 – May 4, 2014
A darkly truthful parable of a generation struggling under the pressures of success and entitlement.
A Company Theatre production in association with Canadian Stage.
Americans Zack and Abby appear to have it all: an apartment in a promising neighbourhood in Paris, an affectionate marriage, and Zack’s admirable mission to eradicate pediatric AIDS through his work with Doctors Without Borders. But when Abby finds Zack at home one day when he’s supposed to be at work, the revelations that follow rock their seemingly idyllic life.
The Company Theatre, our Berkeley Street Partners who presented 2012’s Speaking in Tongues and 2011’s The Test, return with a suspenseful, Hitchcockian play that shines a light on the darker side of our personal relationships.
“A perceptive drama… and a nail-biting psychological thriller.” – New York Times.
“When it comes to theatre, to be in the company of The Company Theatre is to be in good company indeed.” – Toronto Sun.
For more details: www.canadianstage.com
Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street
May 2, 2014 – May 4, 2014
Friday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 4th.
You don’t want to miss the 2014 Mississauga Marathon! This full running experience promotes “A Run for Everyone” with a selection of activities for all ages and all athletic abilities including: Marathon, Petrillo Law Relay Challenge, Recharge with Milk Half Marathon, Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K, 10K Student Relay, “The Hazel” 5K and even a 2K Fun Run/Walk. Be sure to also check out the Mississauga Marathon Runner’s Expo at the Port Credit Memorial Arena.
Some of the many advantages our event include: the Marathon is a Boston Qualifier, all courses are net downhill and along beautiful waterfront trails, FREE shuttle buses, FREE baggage check, and FREE parking over the duration of Race Weekend, live band playing at the finish area on both race days, Bonus Offers exclusive to all 2014 Mississauga Marathon participants, Toronto Pearson International Airport is only a 15 minute drive to our event and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Runners, walkers, spectators, volunteers and Mississauga residents are all invited to join in the fun of Race Weekend!
For more information on all of the above events, please visit our website: www.mississaugamarathon.com
May 3, 2014 – May 4, 2014
From the acclaimed creators of Beethoven Lives Upstairs comes the charming story of Tchaikovsky, the great Russian composer, and his trip to America for the opening of New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1891. Through a surprise encounter with a young American girl, Jennie, we learn a great deal about this great master and his life in Russia.
Come for: Musical excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s best-known works.
And more: Tchaikovsky’s life depicted in music, story, and dance.
Program: Classical Kids Live! Tchaikovsky Discovers America.
Come to the concert half an hour early for a special pre-concert performance in the lobby!
Young People’s Concerts are performances for families with children ages 5 – 12. We regret that we cannot allow children under 2 years of age into any TSO concert.
For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com
Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street
April 24, 2014 – May 4, 2014
April 24 – May 4, 2014. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival. Each year the festival presents a selection of more than 180 cutting-edge docs from Canada & around the globe, reaching audiences of over 180,000.
Please consult website for locations and movies: www.hotdocs.ca