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Tamara Lindeman and Charles James of The Weather Station are joined by Ryan Driver for an evening collaborative set in the Tranzac Club’s Southern Cross lounge. Not a holiday show, music-wise, but there will be Christmas cookies…
Proving that Bible stories can be pretty entertaining, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returns to the stage in Toronto for a short three-week run. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, with lyrics by Tim Rice, is based on the story of Joseph of Canaan’s “coat of many colours.” Debuted in the mid-70s, this is the […]
Jason Collett has revived his Basement Revue showcase for the seventh straight year. Drawing on his vast network of creative friends, each bill consists of storytellers, poets, and musicians. The catch? No one knows who the performers will be until they appear on stage! The biggest event of the series will go down at Adelaide […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. There’s a world of transit history hidden just below your feet, and we’re not talking about those abandoned subway stations. Shawn Micallef discusses now-vanished Toronto streetcar routes and the tracks they left behind in today’s Star.
Misko Dzamba and his furry friend are onto something. Since last March, Dzamba, a masters student at the University of Toronto, and his dog, Atos, have been perfecting the PetBot. Concerned that his furry friend would be at loose ends and unsupervised during the hours he wasn’t home, Dzamba built him a robot companion—one that […]
BY: Unknown LOCATION: Richmond Street West and Portland Street PHOTO BY: William Kimber FIELD NOTES: Who needs to spend $30 on aquarium admission when we have murals like this? Okay, the aquarium has certain advantages, but this fishy mural is still pretty darn great. If you happen to be doing your holiday shopping along the […]
Rob Ford is an admitted user of illegal drugs and has admitted to drinking so much that he falls into “drunken stupors.” There is a mountain of evidence that he consorts with drug dealers, and the police have described him as driving under the influence. The police have also attended at the Ford residence multiple […]
The holidays are approaching, the weather is getting cold, and birds across the country have already said, “Eff this, I’m out of here.” In other words, winter has arrived. And with that, brewers both local and international are putting out beers designed not so much to refresh as to knock you on your ass. Perhaps […]
I'm taking legal action against Mayor Rob Ford. Here's why. http://t.co/SuV2f3ik5N — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 12, 2013 Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale is taking legal action against the mayor over remarks Rob Ford made in an interview with Conrad Black, along with the network which aired the interview and its owner, Moses Znaimer. In […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Even if Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany played only one role really well on Orphan Black, we’d be pretty impressed. But the fact that she has managed to play something like ten different roles really well on Orphan […]
Promising to run City Hall like a business is the oldest, most oft-repeated pledge in municipal politics—evergreen in no small part because it never happens and therefore always (in theory) should. And so the legendary gravy train trundles on, an indispensable prop in the infantile puppet show. If voters really do want City Hall run […]
Even as our free time becomes consumed with holiday parties, shopping, baking, and cuddling with the portable heaters under our desks, it’s still worth making a little time for an odd but impressive piece of indie theatre closing this Saturday. The Tin Drum is a new production with a long history: Chris Hanratty and Shira […]
We all know that true horror fans don’t take a break for the holidays, so why not combine the two themes? Cue Little Terrors Volume 23: Violent Night. Sponsored by Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground, this monthly short-film showcase goes festive with eight bloody, terrifying, and yet slightly Christmasy pieces. Get into the spirit with […]
Art reflects art in the Still Moving movie poster show. Using illustration, a selection of Toronto artists have interpreted pivotal scenes from the classic works of Kubrick, Spielberg, Wes Anderson, and PT Anderson. Check out their visions at the opening reception, and perhaps grab a print for the film buff in your life. The exhibit […]