HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Judith Thompson (Alumnae Theatre). Ibsen’s 19th century Norwegian classic about an unhappily married woman is re-imagined by Canada’s Judith Thompson. Nov 12 – 27. $20 Thu – Sat 8pm, 2-for-1 Wed 8pm, PWYC Sun 2pm. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley. 416-364-4170, www.alumnaetheatre.com.
North Toronto painter, designer and mentor Lena Shugar celebrates her new solo exhibition (born out of the past two years of travel to Alaska and Israel) entitled “Contrasting Worlds” with a reception on Thursday, November 25 (6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) at Leonardo Galleries in Yorkville; the showcase runs November 20 to December 4, 2010. More »
OCAD University (OCADU) kicks off its 9th annual Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale with a Gala Preview on Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m.
While previewing the hundreds of pieces of mystery art for public sale (on November 20), guests at this year’s Gala can place their silent bids on a special collection of dozens of framed mystery art works, and try their hand at winning works by the city’s hottest young artists, including Amanda Clyne, Matt Bahen, Tristram Lansdowne, Vanessa Maltese, Megan McCabe, Meryl McMaster, Ian McMurrich, Katie Pretti and Winnie Truong, in the Emerging Artists Live Auction. More »
On November 20th b current will be hosting the event A Nite of re:Connexion, where the collaborating group, re:Connexion Artists is inviting community members, youth, youth groups, parents, other artists and youth supporters to meet and chat about upcoming projects and ideas which they can initiate and make happen. More »
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (LKTYP) is pleased to welcome Edmonton’s Concrete Theatre and their powerful, award-winning production of Routes by Collin Doyle. Directed by Mieko Ouchi, Routes will be presented in the Studio November 9 to 18, 2010. There will be only one public performance of the teen drama Routes by Collin Dolye on Sunday, November 14 at 2:30 PM. More »
AFRICA NEW MUSIC PRESENTS
MALAGE DE LUGENDO
SATURDAY 20, NOVEMBER 2010, T.P. OK JAZZ FRANCO CAREER AND
SATURDAY 27,NOVEMBRE 2010, ZAIKO LANGA LANGA CAREER.
MALAGE DE LUGENDO : was born in 1961 in Bukavu Congo (formerly Zaire). He was a student of the Boboto College in Kinshasa and also a student of the All mighty Jazz maestro Franco Luambo. More »
Steam Whistle Brewing announces its most electro-based, dance-rock UNSIGNED Indie Music Concert Series to date with Young Empires, Rich Aucoin and DVAS. The sixteenth installment of Steam Whistle UNSIGNED is set to be an energy infused, non-stop dance party like no other. The anticipation of Young Empires’ debut release (to be announced soon) suffused with the excitement over Society (DVAS’recent release) and Public Publication (Rich Aucoin’s August release) will make for one spectacularly enigmatic evening. Come down to The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd. in Toronto, on Friday November 19th, 2010 for an electrifying evening of live music and Canada’s Premium Pilsner. Admission is only $5 at the door with all proceeds from ticket sales going directly to support Artists’ Health Centre Foundation. Doors open at 8pm. More »
International Diaspora Film Festival 2010 will run from November 2-7 at the Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto.
The 10th International Diaspora Film Festival opens with a Tribute to the Green Movement of Iran. Back to the Roots is the theme of the 10th anniversary of the IDFF as we pay tribute to the Iranian roots of our festival. What began in 2001 as the Iranian Diaspora Film Festival quickly evolved into the International Diaspora Film Festival. More »
You are invited to:
A Jazz Concert
Kye Marshall (Cello), Andy Scott (Guitar)
This unique duo produces a jazz idiom tinged with classical, Latin and rock flavours. The warmth of the cello in intimate dialogue with the guitar creates a surprising variety of sounds and styles More »
Toronto singer-songwriter Joseph Maviglia will be releasing his new CD ‘Angel in the Rain’, on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Waterfalls Indian Tapas Bar and Grill, 303 Augusta Avenue, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. More »
Renascent Centre is proud to present the story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith – An off-Broadway production never before seen in Toronto.
In 1929, New York stockbroker and alcoholic Bill W. plunges hard with the crashing market and becomes a desperate drunk. Through serendipitous events, he meets Ohio surgeon Dr. Bob, an alcoholic for thirty years who frequently entered the operating room with crushing hangovers. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the beginnings of Bill and Bob’s friendship and how it led to the creation of the 12-Step recovery program and a book that has changed the lives of millions. More »
November 4th — December 5th, 2010
Opening reception, Thursday, November 4th, 6 – 8 pm.
Artists include Maya Bar, Anat Betzer, Dan Birenboim, and Yehuda Porbuchrai, among others. More »
DanceWorks, the city’s longest running contemporary dance series, proudly presents Montreal’s acclaimed RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG) in the Toronto premiere of Loan Sharking, a repertory program that retrieves and appropriates Co-Artistic Director Victor Quijada’s choreographies for special events and commissions since the company’s founding in 2002. More »
Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is proud to present Artistic Director Christopher House’s Dora-nominated Severe Clear on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. This acclaimed dance work, which premiered in 2000, runs Wednesday, November 17 through Saturday, November 20, 2010 as part of the NextSteps series at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre. More »
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company premiere Espejo de Oro / Mirror of Gold, a provocative and captivating evening of flamenco dance and music, from Thursday, November 25 to Sunday, November 28 as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps Dance Series at Fleck Dance Theatre. More »
DanceWorks presents The future memory heartbreak junction, Diptych, a fearlessly intimate and candid double-portrait of fatal love choreographed and performed by Sasha Ivanochko, Artistic Director of blackandblue dance projects and one of Canada’s most accomplished dancers. More »
In time for Remembrance Day, VideoCabaret remounts The Great War, Michael Hollingsworth’s acclaimed play about World War I that played to sold-out houses every night this past spring. In VideoCabaret’s magical staging-style, seven actors play more than 40 characters whose stories take the audience from the golf courses of Canada’s political elite to munitions factories where widows work, to the front lines of the Somme, Vimy Ridge and more. The Globe and Mail called it “A broadly satirical treatment of the ‘war to end all wars’ that skillfully negotiates a bayonet’s edge between farce and tragedy”. More »
To close their 2010 Art Show Series, Steam Whistle Brewing welcomes the Henderson Family to their gallery for the month of November. This artistically talented family – father Bruce Henderson, a Bridgewater, Nova Scotia resident, and his three Toronto-based children, Chris, Jillian and Jenny, all current or past Steam Whistle staff – will display their collective artworks November 3-30th 2010 at The Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto. More »
Theatre @ York’s season opener is Ti Jean and His Brothers, a magical, musical parable by Nobel laureate Derek Walcott. Directed by Marvin Ishmael, this Caribbean gem runs November 7 to 13 at the Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre at York University.
The play, written in 1958, uses the structure of a simple fable to explore the complex issue of colonialism. Set in a tropical forest, it tells the tale of three brothers who contend in turn with the devil in three different guises. More »
David Shore, creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning Fox TV series House, M.D. gives a public talk November 8 in the Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre at York University.
Shore will talk about the genesis of House and his work in developing, writing and executive-producing the hit medical drama. His presentation, illustrated with clips from the show, will take the form of a live interview with York screenwriting professor Howard Wiseman. Their conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A. More »