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WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT, City of Toronto

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ENDED, City of Toronto

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03/09/2016 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Islanders Downtown

The Toronto Maple Leafs face the New York Islanders

03/09/2016 New Ideas Festival Central East $10 - $19

The Alumnae Theatre's New Ideas Festival is an annual, three-week, juried festival of new writing, works-in-progress and experimental theatre, with a different program of plays each week and staged readings on Saturdays at noon. The 2016 festival takes place in the Studio at Alumnae Theatre and runs from March 9-27, 2016. This year's festival features 16 new works, ranging in length from 10 to 60 minutes. The plays' eclectic mix of characters includes three women mountain climbers at the top of their game, a dysfunctional parent council, three curious housemaids, a group of at-risk kids in a rehab yoga class, a street canvasser, a South American cardinal with a shady past, and Irish poet W.B. Yeats.

03/09/2016 00:00:00 You Will Remember Me Downtown $50 - $59

How will you be remembered? How will you choose to remember those you love? As the aging patriarch of a modern family – a university professor, political and intellectual force, and long-time sovereigntist – suffers from dementia, the people who love him struggle to make room in their lives for his care. A vivid and elegant drama about family and memory from one of Québec's most dynamic voices: Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault. Translated by Bobby Theodore Directed by Joel Greenberg Starring R.H. Thomson, Nancy Palk, Marc McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec, Alanna Bale

03/09/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

03/09/2016 00:00:00 ‘So Long Lives This': Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016 Downtown Free

The year 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To honour this milestone, the Fisher Library is holding an exhibition that explores the rich printed history of Shakespeare, and features the only Canadian-held copy of the celebrated 1623 First Folio on display. With almost 60 books on display - running chronologically from 1548 to 2010 - the exhibition features early source material such as Holinshed's Chronicles (1587) and Plutarch's Lives (1579) along with a range of Renaissance genres and forms, from maps to bibles to works of poetry, anatomy and heraldry. Later editions of Shakespeare and experiments with his works will also be prominently featured in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

03/09/2016 00:00:00 Spotlight on the Collection Exhibit Northwest $1 - $9

Have you ever wondered about museum objects that are not on display? Our Spotlight exhibit will showcase interesting and rarely seen objects from the Gibson House collection. Gibson family objects that fall outside of the scope and time period of the historic house will also be featured.

03/09/2016 00:00:00 Blanking Field: Lauren Pelc-McArthur Solo - Exhibition Southeast Free

Lauren Pelc-McArthur's art practice responds to the melding of visual culture with digital technology, challenging the boundaries of digital art and traditional painting. Her interdisciplinary approach begins with the conventional organizing principles of portraits and landscapes, yet these principles are present in vague forms and broken into fragments. Bold colours are used to tantalize and repel - resembling neurons that fire like neon lights as viewers cycle through headlines, listicles, and infinite scrolls. Fluctuating between various styles of painting, Pelc-McArthur unsettles the boundaries of figuration and abstraction to articulate the feelings of ‘sensory overload' that are derived from the consumption of digital information.

03/09/2016 00:00:00 PYAASA Downtown

Set in Calcutta, Pyaasa (meaning “thirsty” in Hindi) tells the story of Chaya, an eleven-year-old untouchable who dreams of nothing more than learning her times table. When Chaya's mother begs a woman from a higher caste to give Chaya a job at a local tea stall, Chaya's journey from childhood to adulthood begins and ends over ten days. A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system. But it also speaks to us about the inequities and injustices that are all around us here in our own community.

03/09/2016 00:00:00 Sharing Dance – Free Dance Classes at Canada's National Ballet School Downtown Free

Ever wanted to learn a fun, professionally-choreographed dance routine but never had the opportunity? Here's your chance! Ahead of Sharing Dance Day (on June 3 @ Yonge-Dundas Square), Canada's National Ballet School is offering three FREE dance classes per week to encourage people of all ages and abilities to learn this year's Sharing Dance Routine. Choreographed by Kevin Ormsby, the Artistic Director of KasheDance, the routine is inspired by Afro-Caribbean culture and set to Jully Black's Sweat of Your Brow. Participants range from 7 years old to 90! Gather your family and friends and get dancing! To learn more about Sharing Dance and to register for FREE classes, please visit: www.nbs-enb.ca/Sharing-Dance/Sharing-Dance-Day-2016.

03/07/2016 00:00:00 Sharing Dance – Free Dance Classes at Canada's National Ballet School Downtown Free

Ever wanted to learn a fun, professionally-choreographed dance routine but never had the opportunity? Here's your chance! Ahead of Sharing Dance Day (on June 3 @ Yonge-Dundas Square), Canada's National Ballet School is offering three FREE dance classes per week to encourage people of all ages and abilities to learn this year's Sharing Dance Routine. Choreographed by Kevin Ormsby, the Artistic Director of KasheDance, the routine is inspired by Afro-Caribbean culture and set to Jully Black's Sweat of Your Brow. Participants range from 7 years old to 90! Gather your family and friends and get dancing! To learn more about Sharing Dance and to register for FREE classes, please visit: www.nbs-enb.ca/Sharing-Dance/Sharing-Dance-Day-2016.

03/08/2016 Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets Downtown

The Toronto Raptors face the Brooklyn Nets.

03/08/2016 The Music of James MacMillan Downtown

Emotionally potent, rhythmically thrilling, and richly reflective of its creator's Catholic faith, Celtic cultural roots, and outspoken political conscience, the choral music of Scottish composer and conductor James MacMillan has won international critical and popular acclaim. MacMillan himself conducts Choir 21 and the Virtuoso String Orchestra in a choral program at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre comprising Canadian works, selected motets by J.S. Bach, and his own 1993 cantata Seven Last Words from the Cross. Combining dramatic narrative with spiritual meditation, this spellbinding sequence of seven adagio movements, inspired by the four gospel accounts of the Crucifixion, is justly regarded as one of his masterpieces.

03/08/2016 International Women's Day Talk | Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo Downtown Free

During the Second World War, the Canadian government built a sprawling top secret munitions plant in the rural community of Scarborough. The plant, called GECO, comprised 346 acres, more than four kilometres of tunnels, and 172 buildings (all built in five months). On International Women's Day, hear historian Barbara Dickson, author of Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo, tell the true story of how 17,000 women worked around the clock for four years at the GECO munitions factory. Their stories reveal tenacity, dedication, patriotism, and resolve in a time when the concept of women working outside the home was a cultural anomaly.

03/08/2016 00:00:00 You Will Remember Me Downtown $50 - $59

How will you be remembered? How will you choose to remember those you love? As the aging patriarch of a modern family – a university professor, political and intellectual force, and long-time sovereigntist – suffers from dementia, the people who love him struggle to make room in their lives for his care. A vivid and elegant drama about family and memory from one of Québec's most dynamic voices: Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault. Translated by Bobby Theodore Directed by Joel Greenberg Starring R.H. Thomson, Nancy Palk, Marc McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec, Alanna Bale

03/08/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

03/08/2016 00:00:00 ‘So Long Lives This': Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016 Downtown Free

The year 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To honour this milestone, the Fisher Library is holding an exhibition that explores the rich printed history of Shakespeare, and features the only Canadian-held copy of the celebrated 1623 First Folio on display. With almost 60 books on display - running chronologically from 1548 to 2010 - the exhibition features early source material such as Holinshed's Chronicles (1587) and Plutarch's Lives (1579) along with a range of Renaissance genres and forms, from maps to bibles to works of poetry, anatomy and heraldry. Later editions of Shakespeare and experiments with his works will also be prominently featured in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.
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03/07/2016 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres Downtown

The Toronto Maple Leafs face the Buffalo Sabres

03/07/2016 TIFF Books on Film series: Sturla Gunnarsson on Such a Long Journey Downtown

Following a rare screening on 35mm, Canadian director Sturla Gunnarsson discusses his adaptation of Rohinton Mistry's influential Governor General Award–winning novel. For more information, please visit: tiff.net/books

03/07/2016 momondays Toronto - 4th moAnniversary moGala moParty Downtown $20 - $29

What started 4 years ago on the second floor of a little tea room in Toronto has now grown to 14 cities. Wow! Who would have thunk it? This deserves a party. A big, big party! Get ready for the most incredible speakers, storytellers, musicians, and performers that you'd find anywhere! Plus you'll be with the nicest people on the planet, and yes, that includes you! Save your seat (and a few bucks) by getting advance online tickets for just $15 including hst — available online until the Friday before the show. Tickets at the door are $25. Come early to grab a great seat and give yourself time to eat, drink and socialize! You really do meet the nicest people at momondays! Info and tickets: www.momondays.com/toronto/

03/07/2016 00:00:00 Pour Boy Monday Night Trivia Central West $10 - $19

Group trivia with a variety of questions. music, science, geography in all areas of trivial matters. 10% of all sales and group fees go to Horizon Children Centre.

03/07/2016 00:00:00 ‘So Long Lives This': Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016 Downtown Free

The year 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To honour this milestone, the Fisher Library is holding an exhibition that explores the rich printed history of Shakespeare, and features the only Canadian-held copy of the celebrated 1623 First Folio on display. With almost 60 books on display - running chronologically from 1548 to 2010 - the exhibition features early source material such as Holinshed's Chronicles (1587) and Plutarch's Lives (1579) along with a range of Renaissance genres and forms, from maps to bibles to works of poetry, anatomy and heraldry. Later editions of Shakespeare and experiments with his works will also be prominently featured in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

03/06/2016 PDAC 2016 Downtown

The four-day annual convention held in Toronto, Canada, has grown in size, stature and influence since it began in 1932 and today is the event of choice for the world's mineral industry. In addition to meeting over 1,000 exhibitors, 23,500 attendees from over 100 countries, it allows you the opportunity to attend technical sessions, short courses as well as social and networking events.

03/06/2016 Toronto Marlies vs. Utica Comets Central West

The Toronto Marlies play the Utica Comets in the American Hockey League. The Toronto Marlies is the affiliate of the National Hockey League (NHL) Toronto Maple Leafs.

03/06/2016 Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets Downtown

The Toronto Raptors face the Houston Rockets

03/06/2016 Reel Talk: Sneak Preview Downtown $20 - $29

Be the first to see some of the year's most exciting new films! Reel Talk: Sneak Preview focuses on the best English-language cinema of the year, from Hollywood galas to small-budget indies, art-house dramas to homegrown documentaries — and the screenings are previews of films not yet released. This season is hosted by Jesse Wente, Director of Film Programmes at TIFF, and Magali Simard, Manager of Film Programmes. Part of the fun is the surprise: titles are not announced ahead of time, and the screenings are previews of films not yet released. Tickets on sale now!

03/06/2016 Toronto Violin Summit Southeast $20 - $29

Celtic fiddling, Norwegian Hardanger and jazz are some of the genres represented at the "Toronto Violin Summit". Violin stars Chris McKhool (Sultans of String), Celtic fiddler Anne Lederman and violinist Rebekah Wolkstein (Payadora) are joined by award-winning jazz violinist, mandolin player and producer Drew Jurecka. A rare opportunity to hear four of the country's top musician's showcase the versatility of this instrument.

03/06/2016 Councillor Janet Davis' 13th Annual Skating Party Central East Free

It's that time of year again! Councillor Janet Davis will be having her 13th Annual Skating Party at East York Memorial Arena on Sunday, March 6th. There will be cookies, live performances, face painting for kids and prizes to be won.

03/06/2016 Broadsway at 120 Diner Downtown $20 - $29

“Broadsway” was born when the ladies found themselves together on stage one night and discovered their mutual love of Broadway music. Julie and Heather (also host of “Wake Up … “ on JAZZ.FM91) are both acclaimed Jazz performers, and Diane is a Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated Music Director, pianist and arranger. Their combined experience brings together the classic sounds of Broadway music, the improvisation of Jazz, a pop sensibility, and their unique senses of humour. They truly are three broads, doing it their own way … hence, “Broadsway”.

03/06/2016 From the Home Front to the Western Front: Music in the Afternoon Downtown $10 - $19

Ian Bell performs a lively and touching mixture of music - some familiar and some not so,that would have been heard in Canada (and in France) during the First World War, much of it composed by Canadians. The program features patriotic ditties, marching songs, instrumental selections and sentimental favourites played on piano, concertina, banjo, button accordion and guitar. The show includes the use of a number of actual period instruments and original sheet music arrangements. Light refreshments will be served.

03/06/2016 00:00:00 ESPOIR / ESPWA Central East $30 - $39

For the last four years, playwrights-in-residence Edwige Jean-Pierre, Djennie Laguerre, and Carline Zamar have been busy writing this new original play. Set in Toronto and Haiti, it tells the story of three women of Haitian descent who discover they have something else in common: the profound desire to put tears and sadness behind them and move forward with hope and optimism. In French with English surtitles on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. School matinées available.

03/06/2016 00:00:00 You Will Remember Me Downtown $50 - $59

How will you be remembered? How will you choose to remember those you love? As the aging patriarch of a modern family – a university professor, political and intellectual force, and long-time sovereigntist – suffers from dementia, the people who love him struggle to make room in their lives for his care. A vivid and elegant drama about family and memory from one of Québec's most dynamic voices: Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault. Translated by Bobby Theodore Directed by Joel Greenberg Starring R.H. Thomson, Nancy Palk, Marc McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec, Alanna Bale

03/06/2016 00:00:00 Beauty and the Beast Downtown

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE! Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Toronto! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

03/06/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

03/06/2016 00:00:00 Anything Goes Central West $50 - $59

ALL ABOARD! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy is sailing into Toronto! When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You're the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don't miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

03/06/2016 00:00:00 Fancy Nancy The Musical Central West

Bonjour! Meet Fancy Nancy: from the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy believes that more is always better when it comes to being fancy! The story centers on Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda and Lionel, who are performing in their very first show, Deep Sea Dances. Nancy is positive – that's “fancy” for 100-percent sure – that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, however, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?

03/06/2016 00:00:00 Spotlight on the Collection Exhibit Northwest $1 - $9

Have you ever wondered about museum objects that are not on display? Our Spotlight exhibit will showcase interesting and rarely seen objects from the Gibson House collection. Gibson family objects that fall outside of the scope and time period of the historic house will also be featured.

03/06/2016 00:00:00 Blanking Field: Lauren Pelc-McArthur Solo - Exhibition Southeast Free

Lauren Pelc-McArthur's art practice responds to the melding of visual culture with digital technology, challenging the boundaries of digital art and traditional painting. Her interdisciplinary approach begins with the conventional organizing principles of portraits and landscapes, yet these principles are present in vague forms and broken into fragments. Bold colours are used to tantalize and repel - resembling neurons that fire like neon lights as viewers cycle through headlines, listicles, and infinite scrolls. Fluctuating between various styles of painting, Pelc-McArthur unsettles the boundaries of figuration and abstraction to articulate the feelings of ‘sensory overload' that are derived from the consumption of digital information.

03/06/2016 00:00:00 Introducing the Work of Renée duRocher and Danielle Lanteigne Central East Free

Joining our incredible roster of Quebec artists, duRocher explores the passage of time and the fragility of human life, challenging her viewers to question the permanence of historical narratives. Layering her canvas with broad strokes of rich and contrasting colours, duRocher narrates this journey through a bold, contemporary aesthetic. Danielle Lanteigne transforms daily objects into dynamic compositions. Stripping them to the bare core of their figurative essence, in an ambitious effort to reveal more by saying less, she invites her viewers to ponder over her insightful observations of her surroundings. The debut of these two sensational contemporary artists is not-to-be missed!

03/06/2016 00:00:00 PYAASA Downtown

Set in Calcutta, Pyaasa (meaning “thirsty” in Hindi) tells the story of Chaya, an eleven-year-old untouchable who dreams of nothing more than learning her times table. When Chaya's mother begs a woman from a higher caste to give Chaya a job at a local tea stall, Chaya's journey from childhood to adulthood begins and ends over ten days. A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system. But it also speaks to us about the inequities and injustices that are all around us here in our own community.
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03/05/2016 The Four Seasons - Sinfonia Toronto Concert Northeast

Four Seasons with four Sinfonia Toronto virtuosi, plus an awesome Shostakovich work. Featuring violinists Mary-Elizabeth Brown, Xiaohan Guo, Alex Toskov, and Tanya Charles. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony opus 110a

03/05/2016 International Women Achievers' Awards Northwest $100 +

The mission of the International Women Achievers' Awards (IWAA), established in 2009 is to acknowledge and honor the accomplishments and contributions of women in world-wide community development. IWAA usually holds during the International Women's month, to acknowledge and honor women who have excelled in different spheres of life. The purpose of IWAA is to empower young women, so they too can reach their goals. The IWAA brings together women from across the globe and recognizes their accomplishments.

03/05/2016 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators Downtown

The Toronto Maple Leafs face the Ottawa Senators

03/05/2016 Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band Downtown

Drummer and composer Brian Blade is easily one of the most versatile and soulful musicians in jazz. In New Orleans he became fully integrated into the jazz scene, studying and performing with the likes of Ellis Marsalis, Johnny Vidacovich, and Harold Battiste. He formed The Fellowship Band in New Orleans with Jon Cowherd and Chris Thomas. As Blade was developing as a bandleader, he became an increasingly in-demand sideman and band member, cultivating long-term associations with Joshua Redman, Joni Mitchell, Kenny Garrett, Edward Simon, Daniel Lanois, and others. In 2000, Blade began his most visible and fruitful partnership as a member of jazz legend Wayne Shorter's all-star quartet, touring the world and recording four albums.

03/05/2016 Toronto Vintage Clothing Show Downtown $10 - $19

The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show has everything from Streetwear to Chanel. Canada's largest sale of vintage fashion is a hubbub of excitement as shoppers move through a vast inventory of classic styles, designs and fabrics. Fashion lovers can try on vintage and retro clothing, model accessories and handbags and lust after designer vintage and jewelry. The Fashion History Museum will also be holding a rare sale of excess inventory at the event.

03/05/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown $60 - $69

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings For more info and to get tickets, visit savourtoronto.com

03/05/2016 Toronto Antique and Vintage Market Downtown $10 - $19

The Toronto Antique & Vintage Market is downtown Toronto's twice a year new urban marketplace that is filled with antiques, vintage, retro and loads of decorator finds!

03/05/2016 Celebrate Toronto Downtown $30 - $39

Join us to look back and celebrate Toronto's past, and down the track to our promising future together! Photography Presentation by Thank You Toronto - Live Body Painting by Liquid Imprints - Cocktail Attire, Dancing Shoes! Tickets include: Complimentary Hor' Doeouvres, Panago Pizza, Coat Check, non-alcoholic beverages, Swag bag See more at: steamwhistle.ca/events/eventdetail.php?id=1868#sthash.rcdghZZf.dpuf

03/05/2016 Author Talk: Sheryl Gordon Discusses A Rewording Life Downtown Free

Please join author Sheryl Gordon for a discussion of her book, A Rewording Life. She will share her experiences contacting and curating sentences from notable Canadians such as Jane Urquhart, Adam Egoyan, and Ron Sexsmith. Sheryl will also discuss her process of creating a published work and share tips for aspiring writers. About A Rewording Life: When she saw her mother lose her words to dementia she understood like never before that words have meaning. To honour her mom, she asked Canadians who make her life more rewarding to pen an indelible sentence for an abstruse, bemusing, or convoluted word; interwoven amongst the plethora of contributions are eight of her own heartfelt essays.

03/05/2016 Singsation Saturday: The Armed Man Central East, Central West $10 - $19

These open choral workshops attract a vibrant community of singers from different musical backgrounds united by their love of choral singing. Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, can justifiably be called an internationally best selling contemporary choral work. Conductor Caron Daley will lead singers in a reading of this powerful choral examination of the nature and consequences of war.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 ESPOIR / ESPWA Central East $30 - $39

For the last four years, playwrights-in-residence Edwige Jean-Pierre, Djennie Laguerre, and Carline Zamar have been busy writing this new original play. Set in Toronto and Haiti, it tells the story of three women of Haitian descent who discover they have something else in common: the profound desire to put tears and sadness behind them and move forward with hope and optimism. In French with English surtitles on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. School matinées available.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 Spy School Central West $80 - $89

A brand new mystery: Spy School! ( MISSION: RIDICULOUS!) James Bond and the greatest Secret Agents return to Spy School. Enroll Now. Performances are Friday & Saturday Evenings, some Thursday, and select Wednesday matinées. Please visit our website for more information regarding show times.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 You Will Remember Me Downtown $50 - $59

How will you be remembered? How will you choose to remember those you love? As the aging patriarch of a modern family – a university professor, political and intellectual force, and long-time sovereigntist – suffers from dementia, the people who love him struggle to make room in their lives for his care. A vivid and elegant drama about family and memory from one of Québec's most dynamic voices: Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault. Translated by Bobby Theodore Directed by Joel Greenberg Starring R.H. Thomson, Nancy Palk, Marc McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec, Alanna Bale

03/05/2016 00:00:00 Beauty and the Beast Downtown

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE! Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Toronto! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 Teen Photography Camp Downtown $100 +

Our youth & teen photography camps teach campers how to get the most from their cameras in a hands-on learning environment. Students are encouraged to explore their creativity with artistic projects and activities that push their imaginations as well as their technical skills. Our camps incorporate a regular field trip component to many of Toronto's great landmarks like The ROM, Nathan Phillips Square and the AGO. Learn a life long skill. Make new friends. Have a blast doing it.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 ROM Saturday Club Downtown $100 +

One of the city's most creative and diverse day camps for 77 years, we offer an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by our world-class Museum. This Saturday version of our popular Summer Club program provides supervised, hands-on educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more. The ROM's fascinating galleries, authentic objects and outstanding professional staff guarantee that your camp experience will be hard to beat! Every fall, winter and spring children will enjoy 8 Saturdays of fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's inspiring galleries.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 Anything Goes Central West $50 - $59

ALL ABOARD! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy is sailing into Toronto! When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You're the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don't miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

03/05/2016 00:00:00 Fancy Nancy The Musical Central West

Bonjour! Meet Fancy Nancy: from the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes, Nancy believes that more is always better when it comes to being fancy! The story centers on Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda and Lionel, who are performing in their very first show, Deep Sea Dances. Nancy is positive – that's “fancy” for 100-percent sure – that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, however, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?

03/05/2016 00:00:00 Spotlight on the Collection Exhibit Northwest $1 - $9

Have you ever wondered about museum objects that are not on display? Our Spotlight exhibit will showcase interesting and rarely seen objects from the Gibson House collection. Gibson family objects that fall outside of the scope and time period of the historic house will also be featured.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 Solar Observing Central East Free

Safely observe the sun with specially filtered telescopes. Learn about our nearest star and try your eye at spotting exotic surface features, including sunspots, spicules and prominences. Weather permitting. In the event of cloud cover, program will be rescheduled to the following Saturday.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 Blanking Field: Lauren Pelc-McArthur Solo - Exhibition Southeast Free

Lauren Pelc-McArthur's art practice responds to the melding of visual culture with digital technology, challenging the boundaries of digital art and traditional painting. Her interdisciplinary approach begins with the conventional organizing principles of portraits and landscapes, yet these principles are present in vague forms and broken into fragments. Bold colours are used to tantalize and repel - resembling neurons that fire like neon lights as viewers cycle through headlines, listicles, and infinite scrolls. Fluctuating between various styles of painting, Pelc-McArthur unsettles the boundaries of figuration and abstraction to articulate the feelings of ‘sensory overload' that are derived from the consumption of digital information.

03/05/2016 00:00:00 Introducing the Work of Renée duRocher and Danielle Lanteigne Central East Free

Joining our incredible roster of Quebec artists, duRocher explores the passage of time and the fragility of human life, challenging her viewers to question the permanence of historical narratives. Layering her canvas with broad strokes of rich and contrasting colours, duRocher narrates this journey through a bold, contemporary aesthetic. Danielle Lanteigne transforms daily objects into dynamic compositions. Stripping them to the bare core of their figurative essence, in an ambitious effort to reveal more by saying less, she invites her viewers to ponder over her insightful observations of her surroundings. The debut of these two sensational contemporary artists is not-to-be missed!

03/05/2016 00:00:00 PYAASA Downtown

Set in Calcutta, Pyaasa (meaning “thirsty” in Hindi) tells the story of Chaya, an eleven-year-old untouchable who dreams of nothing more than learning her times table. When Chaya's mother begs a woman from a higher caste to give Chaya a job at a local tea stall, Chaya's journey from childhood to adulthood begins and ends over ten days. A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system. But it also speaks to us about the inequities and injustices that are all around us here in our own community.

03/04/2016 00:00:00 Astronomy's Golden Age: Planetarium Shows in Aid of Syrian Refugees Downtown $10 - $19

Centuries before Galileo first looked at the sky through a telescope, scientists in the Middle East were taking some of the first steps in understanding the motions of the planets and the nature of the Universe—steps that connect to today's astronomical discoveries. Explore the remarkable astronomical ideas of the Islamic Golden Age and the modern discoveries to which they are connected in this special series of shows presented live by U of T astronomers. Journey through the cosmos to see a binary star set on a distant exoplanet and a star explode as a supernova—and journey back in time to the Big Bang and the birth of the Universe. For complete details and to purchase tickets, please visit our website.

Toronto Weekend road closures

The Don Valley Parkway from the Gardiner Expressway to Highway 401 will be closed for spring maintenance activities from Friday, April 15 at 11 p.m. to Monday, April 18 at 5 a.m. A rain date of April 29 to May 1 has been set, in which case the DVP will reopen early to improve traffic conditions during the Goodlife Marathon, scheduled for May 1.The Gardiner Expressway between Carlaw Avenue and Highway 427 will be closed from Friday, May 13 at 11 p.m. to Monday, May 16 at 5 a.m. for spring maintenance activities. (Rain date: May 20 to 23, opening for Victoria Day on May 23.)The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to the Humber Bridge and the Don Valley Parkway will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, June 5 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Ride for Heart event that day.The eastbound lanes of the Gardiner Expressway from the Humber Bridge to Carlaw Avenue and the northbound lanes of the Don Valley Parkway from the Gardiner Expressway…
“I’m tortured by the pain and grief I’ve caused in the entire family,”
Marco Muzzo told his sentencing hearing in a Newmarket court this morning.

03/04/2016 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Downtown

Heralded as America's Cultural Ambassador to the World, the company comes to the Sony Centre to showcase the vision of Artistic Director Robert Battle with programming that embraces the tradition of such beloved classics as Revelations and extends the legacy in dynamic new directions. While forever true to their illustrious heritage, the company also prides itself on debuting new works by the foremost emerging choreographers. Experience the power of Ailey and see for yourself why this extraordinary company is hailed as "possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planet." (The New York Times)

03/04/2016 Toronto Raptors vs. Portland Trail Blazers Downtown

The Toronto Raptors face the Portland Trail Blazers.

03/04/2016 Karen Gomyo, Christian Poltéra & Juho Pohjonen Downtown

This trio of spectacular new-generation classical artists includes Canadian violinist Karen Gomyo, Swiss cellist Christian Poltéra, and Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen in a program of works by Haydn, Janáček, and Dvořák.

03/04/2016 00:00:00 ESPOIR / ESPWA Central East $30 - $39

For the last four years, playwrights-in-residence Edwige Jean-Pierre, Djennie Laguerre, and Carline Zamar have been busy writing this new original play. Set in Toronto and Haiti, it tells the story of three women of Haitian descent who discover they have something else in common: the profound desire to put tears and sadness behind them and move forward with hope and optimism. In French with English surtitles on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. School matinées available.

03/04/2016 00:00:00 Spy School Central West $80 - $89

A brand new mystery: Spy School! ( MISSION: RIDICULOUS!) James Bond and the greatest Secret Agents return to Spy School. Enroll Now. Performances are Friday & Saturday Evenings, some Thursday, and select Wednesday matinées. Please visit our website for more information regarding show times.

03/04/2016 00:00:00 You Will Remember Me Downtown $50 - $59

How will you be remembered? How will you choose to remember those you love? As the aging patriarch of a modern family – a university professor, political and intellectual force, and long-time sovereigntist – suffers from dementia, the people who love him struggle to make room in their lives for his care. A vivid and elegant drama about family and memory from one of Québec's most dynamic voices: Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault. Translated by Bobby Theodore Directed by Joel Greenberg Starring R.H. Thomson, Nancy Palk, Marc McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec, Alanna Bale

03/04/2016 00:00:00 Beauty and the Beast Downtown

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE! Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Toronto! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

03/04/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

03/04/2016 00:00:00 Anything Goes Central West $50 - $59

ALL ABOARD! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy is sailing into Toronto! When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You're the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don't miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

03/04/2016 00:00:00 ‘So Long Lives This': Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016 Downtown Free

The year 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To honour this milestone, the Fisher Library is holding an exhibition that explores the rich printed history of Shakespeare, and features the only Canadian-held copy of the celebrated 1623 First Folio on display. With almost 60 books on display - running chronologically from 1548 to 2010 - the exhibition features early source material such as Holinshed's Chronicles (1587) and Plutarch's Lives (1579) along with a range of Renaissance genres and forms, from maps to bibles to works of poetry, anatomy and heraldry. Later editions of Shakespeare and experiments with his works will also be prominently featured in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

03/04/2016 00:00:00 Spotlight on the Collection Exhibit Northwest $1 - $9

Have you ever wondered about museum objects that are not on display? Our Spotlight exhibit will showcase interesting and rarely seen objects from the Gibson House collection. Gibson family objects that fall outside of the scope and time period of the historic house will also be featured.

03/04/2016 00:00:00 Blanking Field: Lauren Pelc-McArthur Solo - Exhibition Southeast Free

Lauren Pelc-McArthur's art practice responds to the melding of visual culture with digital technology, challenging the boundaries of digital art and traditional painting. Her interdisciplinary approach begins with the conventional organizing principles of portraits and landscapes, yet these principles are present in vague forms and broken into fragments. Bold colours are used to tantalize and repel - resembling neurons that fire like neon lights as viewers cycle through headlines, listicles, and infinite scrolls. Fluctuating between various styles of painting, Pelc-McArthur unsettles the boundaries of figuration and abstraction to articulate the feelings of ‘sensory overload' that are derived from the consumption of digital information.

03/04/2016 00:00:00 Introducing the Work of Renée duRocher and Danielle Lanteigne Central East Free

Joining our incredible roster of Quebec artists, duRocher explores the passage of time and the fragility of human life, challenging her viewers to question the permanence of historical narratives. Layering her canvas with broad strokes of rich and contrasting colours, duRocher narrates this journey through a bold, contemporary aesthetic. Danielle Lanteigne transforms daily objects into dynamic compositions. Stripping them to the bare core of their figurative essence, in an ambitious effort to reveal more by saying less, she invites her viewers to ponder over her insightful observations of her surroundings. The debut of these two sensational contemporary artists is not-to-be missed!

03/04/2016 00:00:00 PYAASA Downtown

Set in Calcutta, Pyaasa (meaning “thirsty” in Hindi) tells the story of Chaya, an eleven-year-old untouchable who dreams of nothing more than learning her times table. When Chaya's mother begs a woman from a higher caste to give Chaya a job at a local tea stall, Chaya's journey from childhood to adulthood begins and ends over ten days. A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system. But it also speaks to us about the inequities and injustices that are all around us here in our own community.
Parkdale Collegiate Institute, Mary, Mother of God School, and Holy Family Catholic School are in hold and secure.

Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting that happened in the area of Queen and Dufferin streets.

03/03/2016 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Minnesota Wild Downtown

The Toronto Maple Leafs face the Minnesota Wild

03/03/2016 An Evening with Amy Cuddy Downtown

Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses”. Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects explored in her new book, PRESENCE: Bringing your Boldest Self to your Biggest Challenges. An Evening with Amy Cuddy will weave together storytelling, science and practical advice on how to flourish during stressful times by harnessing the power of ‘presence'. Attendees will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and achieve satisfaction instead of regret.

03/03/2016 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit Downtown $100 +

Join us at the Foremost Destination for Leaders in the Canadian Crowdfunding Economy: the 2nd annual 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit attracts Canadian and international thought leaders, experts and participants in the booming crowdfunding industry. The #CCS2016 full-day educational summit will feature high profile keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, entrepreneurial pitches, mentor sessions and exhibitor tables featuring leading crowdfunding platforms and service providers. The program will cover all emerging topics in crowdfunding, alternative finance and early-stage financing including: Equity crowdfunding Debt, lending, and P2P Fintech disruption Rewards and presale Social impact crowdfunding Alternative finance models

03/03/2016 Go! Black Tie Monopoly Central West $100 +

The highly anticipated and long awaited black-tie affair game night is back for its third year in a row! GO! Black Tie Monopoly is an annual lavish affair that takes your typical game of Monopoly to an entire new level. The soiree provides a grand opportunity for a joyous evening in support of Mount Sinai Hospital.

03/03/2016 00:00:00 ESPOIR / ESPWA Central East $30 - $39

For the last four years, playwrights-in-residence Edwige Jean-Pierre, Djennie Laguerre, and Carline Zamar have been busy writing this new original play. Set in Toronto and Haiti, it tells the story of three women of Haitian descent who discover they have something else in common: the profound desire to put tears and sadness behind them and move forward with hope and optimism. In French with English surtitles on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. School matinées available.

03/03/2016 00:00:00 You Will Remember Me Downtown $50 - $59

How will you be remembered? How will you choose to remember those you love? As the aging patriarch of a modern family – a university professor, political and intellectual force, and long-time sovereigntist – suffers from dementia, the people who love him struggle to make room in their lives for his care. A vivid and elegant drama about family and memory from one of Québec's most dynamic voices: Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault. Translated by Bobby Theodore Directed by Joel Greenberg Starring R.H. Thomson, Nancy Palk, Marc McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec, Alanna Bale

03/03/2016 00:00:00 Beauty and the Beast Downtown

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE! Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Toronto! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

03/03/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

03/03/2016 00:00:00 Anything Goes Central West $50 - $59

ALL ABOARD! One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy is sailing into Toronto! When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You're the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don't miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

03/03/2016 00:00:00 ‘So Long Lives This': Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016 Downtown Free

The year 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To honour this milestone, the Fisher Library is holding an exhibition that explores the rich printed history of Shakespeare, and features the only Canadian-held copy of the celebrated 1623 First Folio on display. With almost 60 books on display - running chronologically from 1548 to 2010 - the exhibition features early source material such as Holinshed's Chronicles (1587) and Plutarch's Lives (1579) along with a range of Renaissance genres and forms, from maps to bibles to works of poetry, anatomy and heraldry. Later editions of Shakespeare and experiments with his works will also be prominently featured in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

03/03/2016 00:00:00 Spotlight on the Collection Exhibit Northwest $1 - $9

Have you ever wondered about museum objects that are not on display? Our Spotlight exhibit will showcase interesting and rarely seen objects from the Gibson House collection. Gibson family objects that fall outside of the scope and time period of the historic house will also be featured.

03/03/2016 00:00:00 Organic Farmers' Market Central East Free

Come find greens, vegetables, seasonal berries and fruits, delicious ready-to-eat foods, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, pork, veal, venison and poultry, cheese, maple syrup, jams, honey, all-natural personal care products, soaps and candles, olive oil, herbal oils and teas, seeds and grains, breads, tempting sweets and savouries, gluten-free baked goods, and organic VQA wines. Choose the freshest, healthiest foods, meet our organic vendors and enjoy farm tales, cooking tips and snacks or supper in a beautiful setting. Bistro tables offer convenient spots to relax. Toronto Master Gardeners are also on hand, providing an Advice Clinic.

03/03/2016 00:00:00 Blanking Field: Lauren Pelc-McArthur Solo - Exhibition Southeast Free

Lauren Pelc-McArthur's art practice responds to the melding of visual culture with digital technology, challenging the boundaries of digital art and traditional painting. Her interdisciplinary approach begins with the conventional organizing principles of portraits and landscapes, yet these principles are present in vague forms and broken into fragments. Bold colours are used to tantalize and repel - resembling neurons that fire like neon lights as viewers cycle through headlines, listicles, and infinite scrolls. Fluctuating between various styles of painting, Pelc-McArthur unsettles the boundaries of figuration and abstraction to articulate the feelings of ‘sensory overload' that are derived from the consumption of digital information.

03/03/2016 00:00:00 Introducing the Work of Renée duRocher and Danielle Lanteigne Central East Free

Joining our incredible roster of Quebec artists, duRocher explores the passage of time and the fragility of human life, challenging her viewers to question the permanence of historical narratives. Layering her canvas with broad strokes of rich and contrasting colours, duRocher narrates this journey through a bold, contemporary aesthetic. Danielle Lanteigne transforms daily objects into dynamic compositions. Stripping them to the bare core of their figurative essence, in an ambitious effort to reveal more by saying less, she invites her viewers to ponder over her insightful observations of her surroundings. The debut of these two sensational contemporary artists is not-to-be missed!

03/03/2016 00:00:00 PYAASA Downtown

Set in Calcutta, Pyaasa (meaning “thirsty” in Hindi) tells the story of Chaya, an eleven-year-old untouchable who dreams of nothing more than learning her times table. When Chaya's mother begs a woman from a higher caste to give Chaya a job at a local tea stall, Chaya's journey from childhood to adulthood begins and ends over ten days. A moving and heartfelt play, Pyaasa illustrates with subtlety and nuanced truth the inequities and injustices that persist through the Indian caste system. But it also speaks to us about the inequities and injustices that are all around us here in our own community.

03/02/2016 Toronto Raptors vs. Utah Jazz Downtown

The Toronto Raptors face the Utah Jazz.

03/02/2016 Vilde Frang & Michail Lifits Downtown

Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang “is clearly a new star in the violin firmament.” (The Guardian) “The brilliant violinist is technically of the highest level with fantastic finger work and bow technique.” (Main Post Wurzburg) The program will feature works by Schubert, Lutosławski, and Fauré.

03/02/2016 00:00:00 ESPOIR / ESPWA Central East $30 - $39

For the last four years, playwrights-in-residence Edwige Jean-Pierre, Djennie Laguerre, and Carline Zamar have been busy writing this new original play. Set in Toronto and Haiti, it tells the story of three women of Haitian descent who discover they have something else in common: the profound desire to put tears and sadness behind them and move forward with hope and optimism. In French with English surtitles on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. School matinées available.

03/02/2016 00:00:00 You Will Remember Me Downtown $50 - $59

How will you be remembered? How will you choose to remember those you love? As the aging patriarch of a modern family – a university professor, political and intellectual force, and long-time sovereigntist – suffers from dementia, the people who love him struggle to make room in their lives for his care. A vivid and elegant drama about family and memory from one of Québec's most dynamic voices: Governor General's Award-winning playwright François Archambault. Translated by Bobby Theodore Directed by Joel Greenberg Starring R.H. Thomson, Nancy Palk, Marc McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec, Alanna Bale

03/02/2016 00:00:00 Beauty and the Beast Downtown

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE! Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Toronto! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

03/02/2016 00:00:00 Holodeck Follies - Improvised Star Trek & Variety Show Southeast $10 - $19

Gathering the most interesting talent from across Toronto's diverse entertainment community, Holodeck Follies is a fast-paced 90-minute show filled with improvised Star Trek episodes and special guest performers from the musical, stand-up, and sketch comedy community. Each improvised episode boasts engaging musically improvised songs underscored by musical director Jason Zinger. Not all performers are versed in the Star Trek universe, or even focused on the sci-fi genre. Those performers are incorporated seemlessly into the evening, to reach the wider audience and to keep the uber-Trekkie references to a dull roar.

03/02/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19