Tradition meets invention in the music of Monsoon:Synthesis—and you can check out the ensemble at this event being presented by the Canadian Opera Company. Experience an hour of Indian Classical music fused with the modern stylings of the bass veena, an instrument designed by bassist Justin Gray. He’ll be accompanied by Ed Hanley on tabla and Derek Gray on Tibetan bowls and percussion in this special showcase that will include both North Indian ragas and original compositions.
Jane Austen fans may know that Pride and Prejudice recently turned 200 years old. To celebrate, Karen Millyard of the York Regency Society is hosting a Jane Austen Dance at the Toronto Public Library. Join her as she explores the history of Regency dance through images, demonstrations, and a dance lesson. Period-appropriate attire is encouraged. Call 416-395-5639 to reserve your spot.
This month, art and charity come together for the Steam Whistle Staff and Friends Art Show. All of the art displayed in this collaborative exhibit has been created and donated by staff and friends of Steam Whistle Brewing. Each piece will be sold off in a silent auction, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to charity. Join them for the kick-off party, which will feature live music—and of course, beer!
Because of the Halloween season, and because the popularity of the event’s first edition, TV Trivia Night is doing another Buffy the Vampire Slayer-themed event. Grab up to five friends (and maybe a stake) and prepare to answer a variety of Buffy trivia questions that will come at you via the hosts, audio clues, and live skits. Prizes will be awarded to winners and to those who dare to dress up. Stick around after the trivia battle for the screening of a classic episode.
Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still tackles themes of journalistic morals and the downfalls of success, while exploring the intricacies of love and friendship. Injured in an explosion in the Middle East, photojournalist Sarah and her partner James return home, their relationship changed by her injuries.