Events Calendar

Event List Calendar

April 26, 2014

Jim Gaffigan

Show times: April 26 — 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

Jim Gaffigan has proven himself a major talent beloved to a wide range of audiences, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting, and writing.

His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians today and his CDs and DVDs have reached platinum sales. Gaffigan has had an unprecedented number of appearances on late night’s “Letterman” and “Conan.” His writing and voice work on the animated series “Pale Force” for Conan led to nominations for both a Broadband Emmy and a Webby Award.

Gaffigan has had breakout guest appearances on many comedies and dramas ranging from “Portlandia” to HBO’s cult hits “Flight of the Concords” and “Bored to Death” to dramatic roles in all three versions of “Law & Order”.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: April 26, 2014
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April 26, 2014 – April 27, 2014

Inspired by Love

You’ll enjoy many of opera’s greatest hits on this melodious programme, from the merry overture to The Marriage of Figaro, to Offenbach’s lilting barcarolle, and the instantly recognizable Flower Duet from Lakmé. The orchestral selections are equally alluring, including Tchaikovsky’s soaring portrait of the ‘starcrossed’ young lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

Come for: Two brilliant singers bring their blossoming artistry to the TSO.

And more: In 2009, the young Portuguese conductor, Joana Carneiro, was appointed Music Director of California’s Berkeley Symphony, in succession to Kent Nagano.

Light Classics concerts feature a varied selection of classical favourites and include engaging introductions about the music from the stage. You’re sure to leave the performance humming!

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: April 26, 2014
End: April 27, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

April 25, 2014 – April 27, 2014

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox

The best in Major League Baseball!!!

Game times: April 25 @ 7:07pm; April 26 @ 1:07pm; and April 27 @ 1:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Venue: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 27, 2014
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Locations: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club

January 18, 2014 – April 27, 2014

Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt has become one of Canada’s most distinguished artists, celebrated for her work with familiar subject matter and domestic still lifes. The deceptively simple bliss of these scenes reveals a sophisticated approach to everyday life. Her works are skillfully executed and present nuances of tone, brushstroke, angle and choice of subject that leave viewers of Pratt’s images with a sense of wonder and occasional unease. These substantial artworks have multi-layered meanings for the artist, and for the viewers who encounter the range, subtlety and power of this remarkable painter. At once highly contemporary and deeply rooted in the traditions of art history, Pratt’s work reveals the breadth of emotion, skill and maturity that she brings to her practice.

The exhibition Mary Pratt is not a retrospective in the customary sense of the word. Concentrating on Pratt’s oils and mixed media paintings, the exhibition juxtaposes more than sixty works from different times in Pratt’s career. It mirrors the manner in which she approaches her subject—as an interwoven conversation of themes. Despite describing herself as “consistently inconsistent,” Pratt has enduring preoccupations. Her time is not dictated by clocks but rather numbered by daily rituals and the act of making ready. Pratt dwells on her surroundings, allowing a sideways autobiography through the objects and individuals that encompass her.

Touring nationally, the exhibition allows visitors across the country to view widely recognized as well as rarely seen works from the past five decades, gathered from private and public collections. It showcases Pratt’s “tougher” paintings (to use her own description of them) alongside allusive works, all embodying the intensity and compassion with which she views her world.

For more details: www.mcmichael.com/marypratt/

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

 
Start: January 18, 2014
End: April 27, 2014
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Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

April 24, 2014 – April 27, 2014

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company

This world premiere production of De Idas Y Vueltas celebrates the Latin American songs that have been integrated into flamenco and uses these transmigrations to explore how things come and go in our lives, sometimes they return forever altered, other times they never return at all.

Flamenco, an art form like no other, speaks to the heart and touches the soul. This award winning company of Canadian and Spanish singers, musicians and dancers deliver the power of this expressive art with elegance and passion. The Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company never fails to enthrall audiences, eliciting shouts of “ole” and standing ovations. Come and be captivated.

Joining the company from Spain: “El Junco” (dancer), Óscar Lago (guitarist) and Manuel Soto (singer).

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

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 27, 2014
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

April 29, 2014

Legendary Ladies

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. Toronto vocalist Shannon Butcher and her powerhouse quartet celebrate the sophisticated ladies of song who brought swing and style to the golden age of jazz. Acclaimed for her sultry vocals and sassy sense of fun, Butcher’s distinctive style is steeped in the great tradition of legendary ladies like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, yet possesses a contemporary sensibility and sophistication all her own.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: April 29, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

April 5, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Hercules

Peter Sellars returns to direct a dream cast in his acclaimed production of Handel’s timeless and poignant tragedy.

The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles was also a war general who knew first-hand the devastating psychological traumas that imperilled returning veterans. With Hercules – Handel’s take on Sophocles’ play – Sellars creates a healing work in which the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications of reunion find their voice.

Performance time is approximately three hours, 15 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Start: April 5, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

February 9, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Uptown Abbey & Speakeasy

Come and join the fun, and see if Lieutenant Carumbo can solve the case before everything is turned Upside Downton, in this classic Drawing Room Mystery!
A hilarious spoof of the popular British TV Drama.

Opening April 11th: Speakeasy! A roaring 20′s Murder Mystery:
Flappers and Gangsters and Guns… Oh, my!
Come and join the fun and participate in the solving of a hilarious whodunit?!

For more details: www.MysteriouslyYours.com or toll-free 1-800-NOT-DEAD.

Venue: Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre — 2026 Yonge Street

 
Start: February 9, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
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April 30, 2014 – May 1, 2014

Mahler Symphony 9

Is Mahler’s Ninth a symphony of farewells—to love, to folk music, to the hustle and bustle of modern times, to life tself—or a voyage towards a new level of being? Either way, it leads you on a journey like no other.

Come for: Mahler’s music—the late symphonies in particular—needs a seasoned conductor to do it justice. The TSO’s distinguished Conductor Laureate meets every challenge of this epic work.

And more: Big orchestra, big emotions, big rewards.

7:15pm Pre-concert Chat in the Lobby on April 30th.

This concert will be performed without an intermission.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Start: April 30, 2014
End: May 1, 2014
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Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

May 1, 2014

Hamilton Children’s Choir & Young Voices Toronto

This collaborative concert brings together two of Canada’s leading children’s choirs under the direction of Zimfira Poloz, who has been the artistic director and conductor for both choirs over the past decade.

The Hamilton Children’s Choir, formed nearly 40 years ago, has participated in many festivals and competitions across Canada and in Europe, and won many top awards, including most recently the Grand Prize at the 2012 1st Xinghai International Choir Championships in China.

Young Voices Toronto (formerly High Park Choirs of Toronto) is the Children’s Choir-in-Residence at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Established in 1986, the JUNO-Award-winning choir has performed at many major Canadian festivals and in 2009 toured Germany and France.

Made possible by the generous support of Edwards Charitable Foundation.

Concerts suitable for ages six and up.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: May 1, 2014
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Location: Roy Thomson Hall