In this Urban Planner: a dance performance takes centre stage in a free concert series, grab your tallest pair of high heels and march to end violence against women, and Nuit Talks explores the future of art.
THEATRE: Adventurers and lovers of dance art! Eat an early lunch and pack your bags for the Four Seasons Centre, because we’re going on a trip. Don’t miss Road Trip, the latest edition of the Canadian Opera Company’s free concert series. This dance performance comes from choreographers Susie Burpee and Linnea Swan and explores the notion of following an expected path versus breaking off for the road less travelled. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West), 12–1 p.m., FREE.
FUNDRAISER: Here’s a chance to get some exercise on your lunch break as well as raise awareness to end violence against women. The fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event invites men and women to come together—in high heels—to raise funds for the White Ribbon Campaign. Think it’s tough to walk around in pumps all day, guys? Well, that’s the whole point. Come out and show your support. Yonge and Dundas Square, 12–2 p.m., FREE.
ART TALK: Do you feel the artsy feeling in the air yet? Nuit Blanche is quickly approaching, and what better way to get primed than with this Nuit Talks event, which questions the extinction of contemporary art. Artists from Toronto, Brooklyn, and London are coming together to discuss now-defunct art forms from previous civilizations and what the future holds. Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen’s Park), 12:30–2:30 p.m., FREE.
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