Toronto art-making duo Christian Giroux and Daniel Young (CGDY) have been working in York University’s digital sculpture lab over the past few months as artists-in-residence in the Department of Visual Arts. They will present an overview of their work in a free public lecture titled The Making of Boole, Wed. March 24 at 3pm at York’s Keele campus. More »
The forest has a personality. The forest searches. The forest dreams.
Theatre Rusticle presents a poetic and darkly hopeful tale inspired by one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest plays. Birnam Wood weaves together the dreams and nightmares of a forest that witnessed acts of greed, power and the unimaginable with our own inimitable physical style. More »
Substantially reworked since its 2008 Summerworks Spotlight Award and naming by NOW Magazine as Outstanding Ensemble in its “best of the fest” list, I’m So Close… explores the costs relationships suffer as technology keeps us ever-increasingly connected.
This newly-devised, physical, tragic comedy is conceived and created by Why Not Theatre, an award-winning international ensemble running March 23 to April 3 as part of The Theatre Centre’s Free Fall Festival. More »
Do not miss the opportunity to catch Jazz and Blues great, Almeta Speaks in an afternoon concert on March 21, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
Followed by the final performance of Softown at 4:30 p.m., at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. More »
AfriCan Theatre Ensemble in association with Theatre Direct Canada proudly present the Canadian premiere of “Softown” March 17 to 21, 2010 at the Artscape Wychwood Barns Theatre. Set during South Africa’s Apartheid era, “Softown” is an adaptation for family audiences of the 1986 landmark play “Sophiatown” which was originally created by the Junction Avenue Theatre Company of Johannesburg.
Dates and Time of Softown: March 17: Preview 4 p.m.; Opening Night Premiere at 8 p.m.; March 18 and 19 evenings 8 p.m.; March 20, 4:30 p.m. matinee; Evening performance at 8 p.m.; March 21 4:30 p.m. More »
The 2009/2010 Tapestry 30th Anniversary season continues with
Opera to Go
The 2010 edition of Opera to Go will be a celebration of some of the best short operas from Opera to Go productions over the past 8 seasons. More »
Theatre @ York’s 2009-10 season culminates with Marat/Sade, a landmark classic of the modern repertoire. Lecoq-trained director Leah Cherniak brings her trademark physicality to Peter Weiss’ bold and bloody investigation of a post-revolutionary world, on stage at York University March 21 to 27. More »
The Mooredale Youth Orchestras play rarely heard gems by a variety of composers on Sunday, March 28, 2010, 3-4:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, 711 Bloor Street East (Castle Frank subway). Tickets are $15; seniors and students, $10, and are available at the door. For information call 416-587-9411 or visit www.mooredaleconcerts.com. More »
This concert marks the 30th anniversary of the No Hot Cargo for Argentina protest in Saint John,NB.
It will be filmed and shown as part of celebrations March 13 in Saint John, where members of the Longshoremen’s Union, represented by Pat Riley, will receive the “Orden de Mayo” from the present government of Argentina, in recognition of their role in the protest.
9 p.m. NANCY WHITE with SUZY WILDE (keyboard), CLAUDIO SALDIVIA (guitar and charrango), and JUAN OPITZ (bombo and small percussion)
10 p.m. MARCELO PUENTE More »
1000 acts-of-art.ca aims to challenge individuals to engage with Etobicoke’s vibrant arts community by committing an act of art.
Whether it’s painting a mural, attending the theatre, playing the piano or making jewelry, 1000 Acts of Art wants people in the community to get inspired, involved and engaged! More »
The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is betting the month of March will go out like a lion as it launches its exciting new fundraising initiative, Project 31.
Acclaimed members of the university faculty have donated 31 works of art and design, which will be unveiled on a daily basis throughout the month, culminating in a live auction celebration on Wednesday, March 31. More »
Capitalizing on the tremendous sold-out success of The Kreutzer Sonata last season, the Art of Time Ensemble, under the artistic direction of founder Andrew Burashko, re-stages this outstanding concert evening inspired by and featuring Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata (Sonata for violin and piano No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47) at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre from March 18-21, 2010. More »
The Ontario College of Art & Design’s Faculties of Art and Liberal Studies have partnered to present Art Creates Change: Action – Vodou and Haitian Art, a lecture and community dialogue featuring an exhibition and silent auction on Friday, March 5 starting at 1 p.m.
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Professor of Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, renowned Haitian scholar, and an ‘oungan asowge’, a priest of Vodou religion and spirituality, will present his lecture on Vodou and Haitian Art. More »
Rowers Pub Reading Series at Harbord House
150 Harbord Street, 2nd floor (647) 430-7365
Monday March 1st, 2010
7:30 p.m. Free – a hat is passed
The Rowers Pub Reading Series has as its March features:
Jacob Scheier (More To Keep Us Warm, ECW Press, 2007)
Sonja Greckol (Gravity Matters, Inanna Publications, 2009)
Michael Winter (The Architects are Here, Viking Canada, 2007)
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 »
The York Dance Ensemble (YDE), the spirited young repertory company of York University’s Dance Department, leaps into the limelight with patriotic fervour with Strong and Free, running March 4 to 6 at the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre.
Subtitled From Living Legacies to Emerging Forces, this dynamic celebration of Canadian dance features classic and new works by renowned and rising choreographers – a trajectory of Canadian dance accomplishment spanning more than six decades. More »
DanceWorks presents an Extraordinary Shared Program featuring Denise Fujiwara in Lost and Found and Susie Burpee in Fidelity’s Edge. More »
Canada’s internationally celebrated chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy perform a whole afternoon of splendid concerti by Antonio Vivaldi, including the popular Four Seasons, at Mooredale Concerts, Sunday, March 7, 2010. This is the only Toronto performance by “Les Violons” in their 25th anniversary season.
The concert takes place at 3:15 p.m. in the MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, (south of the ROM, Museum subway). Tickets, $35; $30 seniors and students, and info are available at www.mooredaleconcerts.com or by calling 416-922-3714. More »
The Portrait Society of Canada salutes Canada’s top Olympic athletes in an extraordinary, month-long exhibition of contemporary portraits. Canadian Olympic Athletes: A Dialogue in Art will be on display March 2-26, 2010 at the John B. Aird Gallery in the MacDonald Block, 900 Bay Street, first floor, Toronto. The paintings will also be auctioned for sale on eBay (www.ebay.ca) or via www.portraitsociety.ca) during the Olympics. After the exhibition, they will remain on sale through the year at the Portrait Society website.
The Opening Reception is Thursday, March 4, 6-8 p.m., with artists and a number of the athlete subjects in attendance. Brothers Paul and John Craig, track and field Olympians (1976 and 1980) will be guest speakers. The portrait of the two recently carrying the Olympic Torch, by artist Jean Harding, is one of 34 artworks on display and sale. More »
As part of the ongoing Steam Whistle UNSIGNED series, Dinosaur Bones will play their 7-inch release party on March 5th and 100% of ticket sales will be donated to the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation. Steam Whistle UNSIGNED has featured over 30 independent Canadian acts (including Woodhands, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Lioness among others) and raised over $14,000 for local artists to date. More »