Monsoon:Synthesis

Justin Gray and his Bass Veena. Photo courtesy of Justin Gray.

Justin Gray and his Bass Veena. Photo courtesy of Justin Gray.

  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West)
  • 12 p.m.

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.

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Jane Austen Dance

  • North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street)
  • 6:30 p.m.

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.

Details: Jane Austen Dance

Steam Whistle Staff and Friends Art Show

From the Steam Whistle Brewing Staff and Friends Art Show. Image courtesy of Steam Whistle Brewing.

From the Steam Whistle Brewing Staff and Friends Art Show. Image courtesy of Steam Whistle Brewing.

  • Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner Boulevard)
  • 7 p.m.

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!

Details: Steam Whistle Staff and Friends Art Show

TV Trivia Night: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West)
  • 7 p.m.

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.

Details: TV Trivia Night: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Time Stands Still

  • Unit 102 Theatre (376 Dufferin Street)
  • 8 p.m.

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.

Details: Time Stands Still

Ongoing…

The Royal Ontario Museum Takes a Modern Approach to the Cradle of Civilization

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  • Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park)
  • All day
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