With wildly inventive puppetry, innovative sets and props and live actors, Puppetmongers’ holiday shows are always a sensory feast and a perfect holiday treat for the whole family, created and performed by the talented sister and brother team of Ann Powell and David Powell. Directed by Sue Miner. More »
7a*11d is proud to announce our forthcoming 7th International Festival, a culmination of 11 years of working together as an artist-run collective. In order to celebrate this accomplishment, the 2008 7a*11d festival is nothing less than an international survey of global live art – progressive and provocative new performance works by over 30 local, national and international performance artists. The festival hosts residencies, performance art events, panel discussions, artists’ talks, video/performance screenings, and workshops in 11 jam-packed days. More »
Join Tightrope Books for an exciting evening celebrating Latin music, poetry and performance.Â Don’t miss the best and brightest Latino writing and music has to offer including a bilingual translation of renowned Serbia Poet Goran Simic’s work featuring Veronica Garza Flores, a reading by Salvador Alanis, Jesse Villegas reading from Voices InÂ First Person, and a performance by celebrated emerging voice and Cha Cha curator Monica Rosas.Â Following the readings enjoy the sounds of Cubanos. www.tightropebooks.com
The communities of Oakville, Mississauga and Toronto are invited to take a ride on the Oakville Galleries ARTbus to galleries in the west GTA. Participants will be guided through the exhibitions presented at Oakville Galleries, Art Gallery of Mississauga and Blackwood Gallery by the showsâ€™ artists and curators. Snacks will be served. The bus will pick up and drop off in Toronto, Mississauga and Oakville. Go to www.oakvillegalleries.com for the schedule and complete descriptions of the exhibitions on the ARTbus tour. Fee: $10 per participant. More »
Gallery Talk: Georgiana Uhlyarik from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 pm at Centennial Square
Georgiana Uhlyarik, Assistant Curator, Canadian Art, will bring an historical perspective to the current Og2 exhibition, Burning Cold. Using the three themes from her new installation of the Canadian collection at the AGOâ€”power, myth and memoryâ€”she will discuss contemporary expressions of Canadian art and identity in tandem with their historical antecedents. Fee: $10. Visit www.oakvillegalleries.com for more information.
The Paranormal Show at the Campbell House Museum
The Paranormal Show has just completed a successful two month run at the Diesel Playhouse, performing six amazing shows a week!Â NOW you can witness The Paranormal Show in an intimate setting that puts you in the middle of all the action! Opening November 13th 2008, The Paranormal Show can be seen at Toronto’s oldest remaining home, The Campbell House! More »
The Greatest Spectacle In the History Of Motion Pictures Just Got More So…
See for the first time ever in 3D…
D. W. Griffith’s INTOLERANCE
Using the same technology employed by Imax Theatres to show 2D movies in 3D I have added more depth to an already great motion picture. This is your chance to see this magnificent film as you never imagined it could be seen.
Five showings only. More »
AfriCan SoirÃ©e 2008: Saturday October 25th, 2008
A fundraising Gala Celebrating African theatre in Canada
On Saturday, October 25, 2008, 7 pm AfriCan Theatre Ensemble will hold a fund-raising evening, which will include a full gourmet dinner, silent auction, raffle, a live concert performed by professional singers, dancers and musicians featuring singer Liziwe Mahashe, Rumba Guaguanco Dancers,Congolese Dance Troupe, actor Olivia Duodu and clarinettist Akufuna Sifuba. Proceeds from the fundraising go towards supporting the theatre production work of AfriCan Theatre Ensemble and the enjoyment of African theatre in Canada. More »
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie/The Sun Ra Arkestra LIVE! in
Hymn to the Universe
A celebration of music and dance at the outer limits
Date: Tuesday Oct. 21. Time: 8pm.Â Location: Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore W.
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie and The Music Gallery proudly present the world premiere of Hymn to the Universe, created for the gala launch of the 2008 X-Avant / Space is the Place Festival. This poignant celebration of humanityâ€™s potential for a new-found attunement to the universe is choreographed by Bill Coleman and features some of Canadaâ€™s greatest dancers performing live with the legendary 14-piece Sun Ra Arkestra â€” formed by African-American visionary Sun Ra and now under the direction of Marshall Allen. More »
As part of its Fall Festival of Four Plays:
Theatre Passe Muraille presents
a play about victimization and a communityâ€™s hunger for so-called honour
October 25-November 15 (previews 23, 24), at Theatre Passe Murailleâ€™s Mainspace
Theatre Passe Muraille presents The Misfit, a multidisciplinary play about victimization and a communityâ€™s hunger for so-called honour. Directed by MarkCassidy and written and performed by Anita Majumdar,The Mistfit tells the story of Naz, an Indo-Canadian woman working as a classical Indian dancer who performs to the music of English-language pop songs at weddings. More »
As part of its Fall Festival of Four Plays,
Theatre Passe Muraille presents the double Dora-winning
a play exploring the social stratification surrounding the Hindu caste system
October 24-November 15 (previews 22, 23) at Passe Murailleâ€™s Backspace
Theatre Passe Muraille is proud to present Pyaasa a one-act play written and performed by Anusree Roy that explores issues surrounding the caste system, a discriminatory form of social stratification into which every Hindu is born. More »
Native Women in the Arts, Women in Film & Television of Toronto and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival are pleased to co-present:
Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn And Back
Thursday, October 16, 3PM
Al Green Theatre, Bloor & Spadina
Directed by Reaghan Tarbell (filmmaker in attendance)
Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn And Back is about the long distance between New York City and the Kahnawake reserve outside Montreal that is bridged by generations of Mohawks who call both places home. More »
The ninth edition of the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival runs October 22 through October 26 where over 100 of the world’s best films on environmental themes by Canadian and international filmmakers will be screened at the Royal Cinema, Gardiner Museum, The Bata Shoe Museum, Innis College and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). This year’s timely festival Program Spotlight is Food: The Big Picture; 15+ films will be screened in that series. Visit www.planetinfocus.org for full details. More »
For the fourth consecutive year, Lennox Contemporary is excited to partner with Magenta to present Flash Forward 2008. The exhibition will feature the art photography of emerging artists from the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.
Opening here in Toronto on October 9th the exhibition will eventually travel to Montreal, Boston and New York.Â More »
You Are What You Do, opening Friday, October 17, launches the Artword @ The Pearl theatre season in Hamilton. Artword Theatre’s first production in its new home at The Pearl Company, You Are What You Do is an original musical play based on true stories of the lives of working men and women. Written and directed by Artword’s Artistic Director Ronald Weihs, You Are What You Do is a high-spirited ensemble production, with a cast of six plus two musicians, that uses songs, mime and inventive staging to celebrate the energy and imagination of real people.
The production previews Thursday October 16, opens Friday October 17 and runs to Sunday October 26, with shows Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, at The Pearl, 16 Steven Street, Hamilton. More »
Draft Reading series presents the season-opener for 2008/2009
Wednesday, October 15th, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Presenting new work by Martha Baillie, Dawn Chapman, Carol Marquis, Karen Petersen, Jessica Westhead More »
Romanticism at its best
TFT launches its 41st season with Musset’s masterpiece
There Is No Trifling With Love
Featuring the legendary Viola LÃ©ger
ThÃ©Ã¢tre franÃ§ais de Toronto is proud to open its 41st season with Mussetâ€™s masterpiece There Is No Trifling With Love (On ne badine pas avec lâ€™amour). An original TfT production, the play will be directed by the award-winning Diana Leblanc and be presented from October 22 to November 8 at the Berkeley Street Theatre. More »
Presented by Little Pear Garden Collective
at The Winchester Theatre
â€œHer body memories smell of durian, forgetfulness and all the events that connect trees to sorrow.â€
Little Pear Garden Collective presents a unique and mesmerizing integration of multiple artistic disciplines that brings together three Chinese-Canadian artists: Aries Cheung, visual artist; Emily Cheung, choreographer, dancer and Artistic Director of Little Pear Garden Collective; and Gein Wong, music composer and writer.Â More »
Rowers Pub Reading Series,Â Wednesday, Oct 1st 7:30 pm.
Rowers Pub, 150 Harbord Street, 2nd floor. (416-961-6277)
Free. (Pass the hat only.)
The Rowers Pub Reading Series, which runs the first Wednesday of the month, has as its second season premiere: Karen Connelly (The Lizard Cage – Random House Canada, 2007); Dennis Lee (yesno – Anansi, 2007); and Susan Perly (Love Street – The Porcupine’s Quill, 2001). For more information please visit rowerspubreadingseries.com More »