Get crafty for a great cause at the Cordially Yours Craft Sale and Rock Show. Peruse the wares of over a dozen vendors, while Irina Lipkin paints live on site, and Ronnie Hayward, Sport of the Future, Max Kelly & Tony Allen, The Beverleys, The Très Bien Ensemble, The Back 40, and Run with the Kittens provide the soundtrack. Half of the show’s proceeds will be donated to the Red Door Shelter.
The ROM is changing the notion that scientists and technicians never stray from the dark safety of their labs with ROM Out and About, a program that connects museum experts with the public in casual settings. This month, test your knowledge on everything from planets to gemstones at Earth and Space Trivia Night, hosted by mineralogy technician Katherine Dunnell.
Three Peasants Theatre examines the not-so-blissful side of marriage in its short-run production of Harold Pinter’s The Lover. Meet Richard and Sarah, a picture-perfect couple in the 1960′s. Every day, Richard goes off to work while Sarah takes care of the house and awaits her husband’s return. But what would happen if that paradigm were to shift?
Did you know that the banjo was once an instrument that proper young ladies were encouraged to take up in the 19th century? Were you aware that its origins are West African? Jayme Stone brings light to both these topics, as well as some great music on his album The Other Side of the Air. Join the Juno-winning Toronto native as he returns home to celebrate this new release, and remind all of us why he’s been called the “Yo-Yo Ma of the Banjo.”
The Unit 102 Theatre Actors Company has brought the rapscallions of Parkdale back for another round with P-Dale Episode 4: Rise of Los Muchos. While facing gentrification, the gang must fight Los Muchos to protect their home turf. As one might imagine, hilarity and disaster ensue.
In the 31st year of Shakespeare in High Park, Canadian Stage has programmed two productions that are performed on alternating evenings. The two plays could not be more different.
Both Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew involve manipulative spouses and deceptive plots—but where one ends in marriages and love, the other ends with bloodshed and terror. One is infamously problematic, and the other is one of Shakespeare’s most popular. And the two directors, Ted Witzel and Ker Wells, both of whom join Shakespeare in High Park after completing a directing program held in collaboration between Canadian Stage and York University, only exaggerate the differences.
Everyone knows Batman, but this is your chance to meet a bat doctor. As part of the Family Nature Walk series, Dr. Brock Fenton, a veritable bat expert, will share his research on the creatures, including their physical and behavioral adaptations and the threats they face. He’ll then lead the group on a hike around Grenadier Pond in search of native bats. Bring a flashlight, and a chair or blanket to sit on.
Already known for their involvement in a plethora bands such as Gentleman Reg, Kashka, Islands, and Diamond Rings, Kelly McMichael and Geordie Gordon decided it was time to record their very own album. With the help of Robin Love and Emmott Clancy, an aptly titled Kelly McMichael and The Gloss will be celebrating the release of their five-track EP Liminal on stage alongside their friends in Blimp Rock, and The Magic.