Held over by popular demand, Blind Date has been extended for a third week, Mar. 9 through Mar. 12. After a sold-out run in 2009, audiences will have four additional opportunities in 2010 to see Northan’s brilliant improvisational mastery. More »
Open Studio is pleased to present Silence, a solo exhibition by Tampere, Finland-based artist Janne Laine from February 25 to April 3, 2010.
Janne Laine works primarily in the medium of heliogravure, an intaglio process that produces detail and tones similar to a photograph. The works exhibited in Silence describe idealized landscapes that depict water in all its forms—gas, liquid and solid—as the essence of life. More »
During Black History Month, Toronto’s leading black dance company, COBA (Collective of Black Artists) presents Diasporic Dimensions, running Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28, 2010 at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre.
The program explores the richness of Africa and the Diaspora, from Mali to Haiti as it premieres 3 new works and reprises Maa Keeba, co-Artistic Director BaKari E. Lindsay’s tribute to the late legendary singer Miriam Makeba. More »
Film historian and critic Tom Waugh, director of graduate film studies at Concordia University, presents a screening of the recently re-mastered 1974 Canadian classic, Montreal Main, followed by a Q&A.
When: February 25, 2:30pm
Where: The Nat Taylor Cinema, N102 Ross Building, York University 4700 Keele Street [map]
Information: 416-736-2100 ext. 33592 or www.yorku.ca/finearts/film
Fort York National Historic Site and Olivia Chow, MP
welcome you to a special free community event in the Blue Barracks at Fort York
Meet Cynthia Dale, star of Street Legal and the Stratford Festival.
Enjoy some extraordinary Canadian NFB short films, including Robes of War, an Official Selection the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto last year.
February 24, 2010
7 to 8:30 pm
Creative Arts Workshop
Theme: Fire in Winter
In the darkness and cold of winter, fire brings heat and life. Working with the theme of fire, we will explore how our own creative energy can illuminate and energize us.
Workshop: This workshop offers artists and non-artists a chance to engage with a variety of art forms, including movement, dance, drawing, and poetry, both individually and as a group. The aim is to stimulate creativity and enjoy the process of art making with a sense of play in a supportive atmosphere. No experience with the arts is necessary. Opportunities for breaks, meditation, journaling, and personal reflection are provided throughout the workshop. More »
“PLEASE GOD MAKE IT STOP!”
(NINETY LONG MINUTES WITH NANCY WHITE & STELLA WALKER)
With pianists Bob Johnston and Waylen Miki and guests Mike O’Hara and Beth Kaplan
Featuring: A Cardboard Box. Introducing: A Can of Sprats.
Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7.
Women’s Art Gallery, 23 Prince Arthur, Toronto (TTC St. George Station)
General admission $15 shmoozers $12 losers (Please bring your 2008 tax return for our accountant.) More »
Award-winning dancer and choreographer Peggy Baker unveils confluence – a triptych of dance works inspired by the work of Montreal visual artist Sylvia Safdie and by the science essays of Lewis Thomas in his ’70s classic, The Lives of a Cell. More »
The Musicians In Ordinary present a night of sweet 16th century Italian madrigals, Saturday, February 27, at 8 p.m. in the Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. (north of Scollard Street in Yorkville; Bay St. subway).
Soprano Hallie Fishel and lutenist John Edwards present O Dolce Nocte (O Sweet Night), with guest tenors Bud Roach and Kevin Skelton, and baritone Neil Aronoff. Tickets are $20, $15 seniors and students, and may be purchased at the door. For information, call 416-535-9956, e-mail musinord (at) sympatico (dot) ca or visit www.musiciansinordinary.ca. More »
The Toronto Dollar Neighborhoods initiative will be holding its first Supper Club event of 2010, on February 22, at 6.00 pm, at the Hot-House Cafe, at the corner of Church and Front Street.
The speaker will be FRANK CUNNINGHAM, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Toronto. The theme for the evening: Canadian Democracy: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
(Prorogation and Democracy in Canada).
The Hot house will be offering a Three course dinner for $25.00 Toronto Dollars.(wine not included). More »
Jason Vieaux, one of the world’s most versatile and most successful young classical guitarists plays Spanish and Cuban music and Bach at Mooredale Concerts, Sunday, February 21, 2010, 3:15 p.m. at Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent (south of the ROM, Museum subway). Joining him is stunning young Canadian mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta, whose voice has been described as “satin purity.” More »
FACTORY WORKS SCREENING SERIES
DOP – Director of Photography Works
For Black History Month we celebrate the past and present achievements of Rion Gonzalis a Director of Photography who emerged from Hamilton, endeavoured and continues to inspire. More »
THE WORST PATIENTS ARE THOSE WHO DON’T WANT TO BE CURED. A group of young actors on tour perform an anthology of finely woven scenes from three pieces written by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, a.k.a. Molière: Le Médecin volant (The Flying Doctor) (1645), L’Amour médecin (The Doctor of Love) (1665), and Le Médecin malgré lui (A Doctor in Spite of Himself) (1666). More »
Lovers of Life: A Concert in Anticipation of Valentine’s Day
An evening of music with KYE MARSHALL (on cello)
and ANDY SCOTT (on guitar)
MEZZETTA, Wed Feb.10
681 St Clair Ave W (at Christie) More »
Once and for all we’re gonna tell you who we are so shut up and listen
Written and performed by 13 teenagers, this uncompromising look at the raw urges and untamed thoughts rattling around semi-adult bodies has shocked and awed audiences around the world. Hilarious, disturbing and life-affirming, Once and for all… pulls down barriers and offers a look at youth and their experiences. This performance at World Stage will be the last by the original cast as they will no longer be teenagers after this tour. More »
Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is proud to present the world premiere of Artistic Director Christopher House’s latest work, Pteros Tactics, running Tuesday, February 16 through Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre. More »
Sundays in Jan. and Feb, 6pm at Somewhere There
Eve Egoyan – piano, Tilman Lewis – ‘cello, Nilan Perera – guitar/fx/preparations, Nicole Rampersaud – trumpet, Ronda Rindone – clarinets, Joe Sorbara – drums/percussion
n.b. please check www.soundlist.ca for updated info on attendance e.g. Eve will be away on the first Sunday.
BirdLand Theatre with Talk Is Free Theatre Presents:
Conceivably the most controversial musical ever written.
BirdLand Theatre, winner of 5 Dora Awards for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, will première the bold, original, surreal, thought provoking and alarmingly funny musical Assassins. Adam Brazier will direct John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim’s critically acclaimed musical, which runs from Thursday, February 4th to Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at The Theatre Centre. More »
A Kabarett with songs by Kurt Weill
International singing-acting sensation Canadian Bremner Duthie is thrilled to be returning to Toronto with his multiple award-winning Fringe hit Whiskey Bars. This incredible one-man show, written and performed by Duthie and featuring a selection of songs by the extraordinary Kurt Weill, runs every Tuesday from January 19th to March 2nd 2010 at the Bread and Circus. More »
An unsettling piece of dance theatre by the trio Splintergroup. A manic ride down the highway of misconceptions about the heart of Australia. A couple is stranded in the outback with a car that won’t start, a phone that doesn’t work and stranger who seems all too eager to help. Unorthodox physicality and intense drama, roadkill combines road movie with the paranoia that surrounds the outback. More »