Events Calendar

Event List Calendar

April 24, 2014

Polar Bears and Lullabies

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. ArrayMusic’s artistic director Rick Sacks displays his inimitable artistry and showmanship in an eclectic and entertaining hour of solo percussion music featuring the MalletKat, a 4-octave electronic percussion keyboard. The program features four of his own original works, including the world premiere of Necessary Outcome: A Meditation on Richard Dawkins.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

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

 
Date: April 24, 2014
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

April 22, 2014 – April 24, 2014

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles

The best in Major League Baseball!!!

Game times: April 22 @ 7:07pm; April 23 @ 7:07pm; and April 24 @ 7:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Venue: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: April 22, 2014
End: April 24, 2014
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Locations: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club

April 25, 2014

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is known the world over as the undisputed, reigning Queen Of Soul. Aretha has influenced generations of singers and has graced the music charts for over four decades achieving global recognition on an unprecedented scale. Deservedly topping Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, Aretha Franklin has received a Presidential Medal Of Freedom (the U.S.A.’s highest honour), 17 Grammy Awards (and counting), a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Living Legend Award in addition to countless international and national awards and accolades.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: April 25, 2014
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Location: Roy Thomson Hall

April 26, 2014

Brad Mehldau Trio

Pianist Brad Mehldau has collaborated with musicians within (Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter) and outside of the jazz genre (Willie Nelson, Renée Fleming), composed film scores, curated jazz series and recorded solo works. But the trio’s where he shines brightest. His current threesome—together since 2005 and featuring Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums. On March 13, 2012 Nonesuch Records released an album of original songs from the Brad Mehldau Trio – Ode – the first from the trio since 2008’s live Village Vanguard disc and the first studio trio recording since 2005’s Day is Done. Nonesuch released the Brad Mehldau Trio’s Where Do You Start, a companion disc to the critically acclaimed Ode, on September 18, 2012. Whereas Ode featured 11 songs composed by Mehldau, Where Do You Start comprises the Trio’s interpretations of 10 tunes by other composers, along with one Mehldau original.

For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com or 416-872-4255.

Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: April 26, 2014
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Location: Massey Hall

April 25, 2014 – April 26, 2014

DanceWorks DW206 – BBoyizm

With his new creation, Crazy Smooth (Yvon Soglo) tackles themes of love expressed via camaraderie, community, aggression, romance and joy. Can love be expressed through the bravado of street dance?

Crazy Smooth’s follow up from his extensive Canadian tour is a new street dance creation that increases the level of contemporary urban dance. The skill and technique from this company of dancers will amaze and make you wonder if your eyes are deceiving you.

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

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 26, 2014
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

April 25, 2014 – April 26, 2014

Creativ Festival

April 25 – April 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.

www.creativfestival.ca

Location: International Centre — 6900 Airport Road

 
Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 26, 2014
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Location: Creativ Festival

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