Open Studio is pleased to present the first of two 2009 Visiting Artistsâ€™ Exhibitions featuring London, England-based artist Tine Bech and Toronto, Ontario-based artist Suzanne Nacha, April 30 to May 23, 2009. Each year Open Studio selects four professional artists with or without printmaking experience to create traditional and/or experimental works in the print medium of their choice, working collaboratively with a print media artist. These exhibitions by Bech and Nacha are the result of this intensive work period.
Artistsâ€™ talks to accompany the exhibitions will take place at Open Studio on Thursday, April 30, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, followed by an opening reception from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
A photography exhibit by Lynsie Roberts.
Featuring images from a recent visit to Coney Island, New York, by Lynsie Roberts, an up and coming Toronto based photographer
Apr 30, 2009Â 7-11pm
Lens Factory, 1040 Queen St West, Toronto
The World Music Festival makes a stop in the Caribbean on its global sonic tour spotlighting musical traditions of five continents. From Klezmer to Cuban ensembles, from Balkan songs to West African drums to classical Chinese orchestra, the festival presents a sampling of the 20+ international cultures represented in York’s world music program. Produced by Matt Vander Woude, it packs 14 free concerts into two full days April 30 and May 1. Concerts are scheduled back-to-back from 10am to 8:30pm in the Martin Family Lounge (room 219) and Sterling Beckwith Studio (room 235) in the Accolade East Building. More »
The York University Gospel Choir directed by Professor Karen Burke brings an evening of inspired singing melding traditional gospel with edgy, contemporary Caribbean rhythms in Gospel from Classics to Reggae on April 28 at 7:30 pm in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall. More »
Theatre Direct, one of the countryâ€™s most respected companies dedicated to young audiences, continues the tradition of producing thoughtful and engaging theatre for young people and families with its newest production Walking the Tightrope by Mike Kenny.
Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones (Pyaasa, Letters to my Grandma) and presented at the Loop, Theatre Directâ€™s newly opened theatre for children, youth and families, Walking the Tightrope will run from April 7 to May 3. More »
You’re invited to a FREE rehearsed reading ofÂ “CONNECTIONS”, a full-length play by Carol Libman.
“CONNECTIONS” began life as a one-act play, and was produced at Theatre Aurora in April 2008 as part of their annual Playwrights of Spring Festival.Â It was a fascinating study in three vignettes of how different peoples’ stories intertwine. Both the audience and the playwright wanted to know what was going to happen next.Â Now we’ll find out! More »
DanceWorks presents DW176:
Jenn Goodwin – Accidents for Every Occasion and
Susie Burpee – Mischance and Fair Fortune
DanceWorks, Toronto’s leading presenter of independent dance,Â Â showcasestwo works from two of Toronto’s most creative dance artists: the Toronto premiere ofÂ Jenn Goodwin’s Accidents for Every Occasion and Susie Burpee’s double Dora-winning Mischance and Fair Fortune. This double bill runs April 30-May 2 at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre. More »
DANCE IN DUNDAS SQUARE!
In celebration of International Dance Day 2009, are proud to present an afternoon of FREE dance activities at Yonge-Dundas Square, featuring a variety of dance forms and Toronto-based performers. On stage and off the stage, the square will be alive with assorted performances, interactive dance presentations, open classes and information on an array of dance styles & traditions. Drop in and join us for a lively celebration of Torontoâ€™s diverse and inclusive dance community. More »
Kerry Strattonâ€™s Grand Salon Orchestra â€“ Puttinâ€™ On the Ritz
Under the baton of its eloquent and effervescent founder, Kerry Stratton, the Grand Salon Orchestra recreates the elegant, sophisticated salon era of the 1920s and â€™30s, with irresistible music by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and the Gershwins. And remember The Charleston?Â A hit wherever it performs, the Grand Salon will inspire you with its infectious rhythms! More »
Talk & Book Signing: Roger Ballen: Boarding House
Wednesday, April 8, 6:30 p.m.
Roger Ballen: Boarding House is currently on exhibit in the OCAD Professional Gallery, until May 31, 2009. This landmark exhibition honours the launch of photographer Roger Ballenâ€™s eighth book, Boarding House (Phaidon). Ballen will give a free public talk and book signing at OCAD. More »
The Neighbourhood Innovations Fund & Toronto Dollar Community Projects Present
The 9th Annual Frankly Bob Awards
The Frankly Bob AwardsÂ recognize achievements in both the Visual, and Written arts.Â Â The awards are open to all people who have experienced long-term poverty. 1st Prize $250.00, 2nd Prize $150.00 and 2 honourable mentions of $50, in both categories. More »
Toronto Dollar is proud to present 40 + Toronto authors and their books – all under one roof. Much more than a book market!
Childrenâ€™s story time and crafts, authors on stage, silent auction, and more.
FREE ADMISSION (no ticket required) More »
â€œYou forget you’re dealing with a clinical observer of the human carnival.â€
CLOSER is an unflinching dissection of the relationships of four Londoners in the mid-1990s. Alice, an adventurous young woman, falls for Dan, a struggling obituary writer who is inspired by her frank sexuality. More »
The Rowers Pub Reading Series has as its April features: Sandra Campbell (Getting to Normal, Stoddart Publishing, 2001); John B. Lee (The Place That We Keep After Leaving, Black Moss Press, 2008); and, Andrew Pyper (The Killing Circle – Doubleday Canada, 2008). More »
Birdland Theatre Presents
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
15 of Canadaâ€™s top actors take to the stage for the revival of this extraordinary multiple Dora Award winning production.
Birdland Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of 2005â€™s FIVE time Dora Award winning production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Award winning Director David Ferry returns to direct Stephen Adly Guirgisâ€™ critically acclaimed play, which runs from Tuesday, April 7th to Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 in the Fermenting Cellar at the Distillery District. More »
The ThÃ©Ã¢tre franÃ§ais de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to close its season with Francis Veberâ€™s Le DÃ®ner de Cons (The Dinner Game). An original TfT production, the play will be directed by Guy Mignault, TfTâ€™s artistic director. This hilarious comedy runs at the Berkeley Street Theatre from April 22 to May 9, 2009.
This piece, a cult hit onstage and in film, has become synonymous with scathing comedy that denounces the excesses of todayâ€™s society. More »
dance Immersion Workshop Series presents
Drum and Dance Classes with M’Bemba Bangoura , April 4-9, 2009
COMMUNITY FORUM: Saturday April 4, 2009, 6:30PM-Studio 4C, free of Charge
IN-STUDIO PRESENTATION: Saturday April 4, 2009, Show begins at 8:00 PM, Concourse Studio
Admission is $8 for Adults and $4 for children (under 12 years old)
Guest Artists Include: M’bemba Bangoura, Children’s Dance Theatre, ASM Dance (As the Spirit Moves), and VDance
Weekend Classes April 4 -5 2009 More »
Open Studio is pleased to present Continuum Ininterrompu, a solo exhibition by Belgian artist Ingrid Ledent from April 2 to 25, 2009. Opening Reception: Thursday, April 2, 6 pm-9 pm. Artist will be present at reception
Influenced by the philosophy of Henri Bergson, Continuum Ininterrompu (Uninterrupted Continuum) investigates perceptions of time and the difference between time as a physical phenomenon and time as a personal experience. According to Barbara Balfour in the accompanying essay, Ledentâ€™s installationâ€”printed in a restrained palette of red and blackâ€”â€œdraws in the viewer from the open doors of Open Studio into the gallery, as side chapels lead to an apse or boxes in an opera house lead to the stage.â€ More »
Stories are not just for bedtimes! From March 27 to April 5, 2009, storytellers will gather in Toronto to entertain audiences of all ages at the Toronto Festival of Storytelling. Weâ€™ve got artists coming from around the corner, across the nation â€“ and more flying in from around the world!
Events take place at a variety of venues around Toronto including:
Artscape Wychwood Barns, Harbourfront Centre, The Bata Shoe Museum, Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, Walmer Centre, Toronto Reference Library, Lula Lounge, and the Japan Foundation, Toronto.
Prices vary. There are some free events. See our website for details! www.torontofestivalofstorytelling.ca