Nightbird is an evocative and elegant full-length contemporary dance work that likens the human mind to a dusty old attic, as expressed by five writers at their typewriters: Colette, Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Simone de Beauvoir and Sylvia Plath. More »
We are pleased to announced our first ever team event! 12 teams will compete at Art Battle Doubles, 2 painters per team. This tournament will have 3 rounds including a final Championship round. The winning team will receive cash prize and qualify for the Art Battle Tournament of Champions this summer.
What is Art Battle?
Art Battle is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take the work home. More »
Shakespeare in Action is opening its doors to the general public for one (1) day only. On Saturday April 28th Shakespeare in Action invites Toronto to celebrate Shakespeare’s 448th Birthday by seeing two of his most beloved tragedies: Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth on the same day! More »
Live Wrong and Prosper!!
In this age of ill-gotten fortune, scandalous celebrities, and shameless self-promotion, The Second City will go to any lengths to get the biggest laughs.
Canada’s finest comedic performers are ready to admit their absurd addictions and indulge in your guilty pleasures. So occupy a theatre seat and buckle up, as together we explore the deep mysteries of the universe, like what makes marshmallows so irresistibly good? are the police watching when you illegally download your favourite television show? and why does your boyfriend insist on live-tweeting during our most intimate moments? More »
We are pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Canadian artist Michael Adamson at Moore Gallery, 80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 404, in Toronto. The exhibition will open at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Michael Adamson: Sticks and Diamonds – Fables of the Pleistocene More »
Louis Nowra (born Mark Doyle) is a celebrated Australian writer across many genres – stage plays, novels, non-fiction, screenplays, etc. In North America, he is probably best-known for his 1992 hit play Così, which he adapted for the screen in 1996. More »
Art Gallery of Hamilton’s 2012 i love film series continues in April with the screening of A Separation on Saturday, April 14 at 1 pm and In Darkness on Saturday, April 14 at 4 pm both at the Westdale Theatre, 1014 King Street West, Hamilton. Edwin Boyd screens Wednesday, April 25 at 7 pm at the Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas, 2 King Street West, Hamilton. More »
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company (EESDC) celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the world premiere of Aguas / Waters featuring Juan Ogalla of Spain who received the 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance for his stellar performance in last season’s Espejo de Oro / Mirror of Gold. Choreographed by Artistic Director Esmeralda Enrique and Ogalla, this evocative evening, a celebration of the element of water, runs April 19 to April 22 at Fleck Dance Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps series. More »
DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest-running contemporary dance series presents Ottawa urban dance sensation Bboyizm in its Toronto debut with two shows: IZM on Friday April 13 and Saturday April 14 at 8pm, and a matinee performance of the family-friendly show, EVOLUTION OF B-BOYING, Saturday, April 14 at 1pm, both at Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre. More »
“Forever Plaid” is one of the most popular and successful shows in recent memory. This deliciously goofy revue follows four young singers struggling to make it in the 1950′s. After being killed in a tragic automobile accident they are miraculously revived 40 years later and return from the afterlife. With a second chance, they seek to achieve musical glory by performing the show that never was. More »
AUTHORS: Sadie Jones, Owen Laukkanen, Liza Marklund
Wednesday, April 25, 7:30pm, 2012, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Sadie Jones reads from her latest novel, The Uninvited Guests, an affecting story of a woman whose past comes back to haunt her. More »
Human Rights Watch Book Series
Wednesday, April 18, 7:30pm, 2012, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
The inaugural Human Rights Watch Book Series presents The Unfinished Revolution, a collection of essays by writers from around the world – including Nobel Prize winners, leading activists and former victims – which tells the story of the ongoing global struggle to secure basic rights for women and girls worldwide. More »
AUTHORS: Heather Birrell, John Boyne, Yejide Kilanko
Wednesday, April 11, 7:30pm, 2012, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Heather Birrell presents her latest collection of short stories, Mad Hope, in which topics range from motherhood to political history. More »
A contemporary art auction fundraiser featuring over 60 of Canada’s best emerging, mid-career and established artists. Admission includes complimentary food, an open bar and a subscription to C Magazine. More »
2012 Toronto Festival of Storytelling will be a celebration and exploration of all things ‘Canadian’ from Thursday, March 29 to Sunday, April 1, 2012, with the final day, April 1, being held at Harbourfront Center. Through stories that reveal our identity, we will explore our triumphs, contributions, uniqueness, struggles and growth as a nation. From our First Nations’ origins and European influences of the past, to the more recent arrival of immigrants from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and the Americas- our country and its identity is constantly being reshaped. More »
Announcing World Scenography 1975-1990
-the first volume of the world’s most comprehensive scholarly work on theatrical design-
Performance design professionals, historians and arts audiences alike have reason to celebrate the publication of World Scenography 1975-1990. This thoughtfully curated, lavishly illustrated anthology, documenting the most influential theatrical designs of the period, is a work of rigorous scholarship as well as an aesthetic delight. More »
Steam Whistle Brewing has been supporting the artist community since 2000 by hosting monthly art exhibitions in their Gallery to showcase local creative talent. The April art exhibit titled “HERE and THERE” demonstrates the comparison between life in the country and life in the city. More »
Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to present L’Emmerdeur (The Pain in the Ass), the Francis Veber play that gave birth to the “idiot” of Le Dîner de cons (The Dinner Game). Directed by TfT Artistic Director Guy Mignault, it will play at the Berkeley Street Theatre from April 18 to May 5, 2012.
Following the critical and popular success of the Dîner de cons, presented at Théâtre français de Toronto two years ago this spring, Guy Mignault reconnects with Francis Veber, whom he considers “the Modern Molière,” to offer the audience a side-splitting cult piece. More »
Was Spring previews from March 27, opens Wednesday April 4 and runs to May 6 in Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space. Tickets range from $24-$51 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling the box office at 416.531.1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. More »
Mooredale Concerts most successful season ever comes to an end with two concerts in the first half of April.
Sporting a record number of over 400 enthusiastic subscribers, every concert has been filled to near capacity, and cheers and standing ovations have greeted each event. More »