Events Calendar

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October 7, 2014

A Play of Passion

12 – 1 p.m. Tenor Colin Ainsworth (appearing in the COC’s production of Falstaff) and pianist Stephen Ralls perform three song cycles written for them by distinguished Canadian composer Derek Holman: The Death of Orpheus, A Lasting Spring and A Play of Passion.

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.

Website: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: October 7, 2014
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David Gray

Twenty-one years since his first studio album, David Gray’s tenth and latest, Mutineers, finds the singer-songwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history.

David Gray is one of the UK’s leading music artists both at home and overseas including countless accolades after the phenomenal success of White Ladder. His 2009 release Draw The Line was met with critical praise and Foundling, Gray’s 9th studio album picked up where Draw the Line left off creating a new chapter of lush, soulful songs that found the artist returning to his folk music roots.

For tickets: www.masseyhall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: October 7, 2014
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October 8, 2014

Toronto Book Awards: An Evening with the Shortlisted Authors

Established by Toronto City Council in 1974, The Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money. Each finalist receives $1,000 and the winning author receives the remaining prize money.

The 2013 winner is Kamal Al-Solaylee for Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes.

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Start: October 8, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 8, 2014 10:00 pm
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Venue: Toronto Public Library (Yorkville Branch)
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22 Yorkville Avenue

Montreal Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Start time: 7:00pm

The best in National Hockey League action!

For tickets: www.mapleleafs.com

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: October 8, 2014
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Dvořák New World Symphony (Afterworks)

Living in New York but yearning deeply for his homeland, Czech master Dvořák intermingled the folk music styles of the new and old worlds in a gloriously tuneful and dramatic symphony. The first movement from Sibelius’s Violin Concerto adds a majestic Nordic touch.

For tickets: www.tso.ca

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 8, 2014
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June 27, 2014 – October 9, 2014

Haunted Walk of Toronto

June 27th-October 9th: The Ghosts and Spirits of Old Town – Daily at 8pm, departing from 30 Gristmill Lane in the Distillery District; Toronto’s Haunted Walk – Daily at 9pm, departing from in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame at Front and Yonge Streets. Tickets can be purchased online (www.hauntedwalk.com/buytickets.php), during the day at T.O. Tix in Yonge and Dundas Square, or 30 minutes before the start of the tour at the tour’s start location.

For more information: www.hauntedwalk.com

 
Start: June 27, 2014
End: October 9, 2014
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October 9, 2014

Russell Peters

After setting attendance records around the world and completing one of the biggest comedy tours ever with his Notorious World Tour in 2012, comedian RUSSELL PETERS announces the launch of his new ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR across Canada this fall.

Coming to Air Canada Centre on Thursday, October 9. Tickets go on sale Monday June 16, 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 855.985.5000.

“The Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour” features ALL NEW MATERIAL, plus Peters’ lightning-fast improv with the audience. “I like to interact with the front rows,” says Peters of his signature back and forth with the audience. “I use the interaction to take me from bit to bit. Some guys go on-stage with a script and don’t deviate from it. That’s not my style. I have my set and know what I want to cover; I just use the audience to move me in certain directions. It’s very collaborative and each show is unique.”

This tour will mark Peters’ sixth performance at Air Canada Centre, a feat no other comedian has achieved. The Almost Famous World Tour will also take Peters to New York’s Madison Square Garden as well as Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre in November and December. In February and March 2015, Peters will take the tour to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with more international dates to be announced later this year. His last tour took Peters to 26 countries and over 200 performances, with over than 300,000 fans attending his shows globally.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: October 9, 2014
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Journeys in Song

12 – 1 p.m. Two of the newest members of the COC Ensemble Studio, tenor Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure and baritone Iain MacNeil, perform two of the most important song cycles of the French and German repertoire: Fauré’s La bonne chanson and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen.

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.

Website: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: October 9, 2014
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October 8, 2014 – October 9, 2014

Jason Mraz and Raining Jane

Multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Jazon Mraz has announced his North American “YES!” tour. One of the world’s hardest working and most beloved artists, Jason Mraz’s journey has propelled him from the San Diego coffee house scene to arenas, amphitheatres, and stadiums all over the world. A two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and six-time nominee, Mraz made pop history with his record-breaking classic single, “I’m Yours,” which went platinum and multi-platinum in more than 20 countries.

For tickets: www.masseyhall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Start: October 8, 2014
End: October 9, 2014
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May 5, 2014 – October 10, 2014

King Lear

May 5 to October 10.

Opens May 26.

An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with consequences he little expects. His reason shattered in the storm of violent emotion that ensues, with his very life hanging in the balance, Lear loses everything that has defined him as a king – and thereby discovers the essence of his own humanity.

For tickets: www.stratfordfestival.ca or call the box office at 1.800.567.1600.

Venue: Festival Theatre — Stratford, Ontario

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Start: May 5, 2014
End: October 10, 2014
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Location: Stratford Festival