Putting the power of performance back into the hands of the musicians.
Through Oh So Beautiful™, BLUEBLACKmusic™ has created a platform for Toronto’s independent musicians to work together, not in competition, to promote each other and ultimately create greater opportunities for themselves.
Music is one of the world’s oldest professions and we should never expect musicians to work for nothing or just do it for the love. More »
AUTHORS: Marianne Apostolides, Deni Y. Béchard, Steven Heighton
Wednesday, May 2, 7:30pm, 2012, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Marianne Apostolides presents Voluptuous Pleasure, a collection of non-fiction stories that push the limits of the genre.
Deni Y. Béchard shares Cures for Hunger, a gripping memoir.
Steven Heighton reads from The Dead Are More Visible, a collection of short stories.
Tickets: $10/FREE for members, students, & youth under 25.
Box Office/Info: 416 973 400/ readings.org
Theatre Sheridan proudly announces the extension of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT for one week even before it opens! RENT was presented last December to sold out houses and standing ovations at Sheridan College’s Oakville campus, and is being transferring to Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre where it opens May 16 (preview May 15). With the extension, it will now run through to June 3 (instead of May 27). Tickets are on sale through mirvish.com or TicketKing at 416.872.1212. More »
The class of 2012 invites the public to join them at OCAD University’s 97th annual Graduate Exhibition, featuring work from more than 550 graduating students. The exhibition gets underway with Toronto’s biggest exhibition opening party and cultural industry night — with more than 5,000 guests — on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
New this year, the exhibition features Alumni Day, with special family-friendly programming, a barbeque and exhibition tours on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alumni and their families are invited to reconnect with friends, old and new. 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. During the month of May, Steam Whistle Brewing Gallery will take part in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival by hosting Heritage Toronto’s successful photo exhibition, Building Storeys, now in its third edition. 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 »
Tom Rakewell deserts the faithful Anne Trulove for the delights of London, aided and abetted by the sinister Nick Shadow.
All tickets $20.
Phone 416 455-2365 for reservations and information.
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 7:30pm until 10:30pm
Seventh Stage and Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to present the North American premiere of Bryony Lavery’s STOCKHOLM at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space from May 11th to June 3rd 2012. Passionate,poetic, raw and physical, Stockholm was a critical success in London England and Sydney Australia, and is now making its exciting North American debut for Canadian audiences this spring. More »
The North Toronto Group of Artists (NTGA) is holding their 4th Annual Spring Studio Tour Sunday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
This is an opportunity to purchase original artwork from “outdoor” art to indoor paintings, and photography from 16 local artists. Meet the artists, view their work and add something unique to your backyard or indoor space this Spring.
The Tour encompasses the area of North Toronto from Eglinton to York Mills and from Avenue Road to Mt Pleasant .
Visit www.ntga.blogspot.com to download the brochure for the official tour map and further details.
The North Toronto Group of Artists is a non-profit organization that promotes local artists in various forms of visual fine arts with the goal of enriching the community culturally. Members organize and participate in annual art exhibitions including the NTGA Fall Fine Arts Show and the Spring Studio Tour. The NTGA is managed by volunteers who are active artist members.
Luba, Simply Luba, starring Luba Goy
In her (soon to be) iconic role as… Herself!
Pleiades Theatre in association with Red Boots Canada is thrilled to present the great Canadian comedy star Luba Goy in Luba, Simply Luba from May 7 to 26 at the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs. More »
b current’s 11th Annual rock.paper.sistahz Festival:
Old meets New meets Here&Now!
May 4 – 11, 2012
b current is proud to announce the line-up of the 11th Annual rock.paper.sistahz Festival. This year’s event promises something for everyone! From May 4-11, 2012, the highly popular, one-of-a-kind festival will showcase some of Toronto’s most creative visual artists, creators, and hand-picked performance work by Black women artists and artists of colour. 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 »
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. More »
From May 15-27, 2012 Aluna hosts some of the most exciting intercultural and interdisciplinary theatre practitioners from the Latin American Diaspora. Joyful, thoughtful, angry, and passionate: these are the new voices of our Panamerican reality.
The Mainstage Series connects Toronto to the Latin American Diaspora.
The first week features International artists: Loco7 (from Bogotá via New York) brings stunning dance-theatre and larger-than-life puppetry to the stage with Urban Odyssey, while Violeta Luna (Mexico City via San Francisco) offers a more intimate border-crossing experience with Parting Memory. More »