Crash, the one-woman show by Pamela Sinha, returns to Theatre Passe Muraille to open the fall 2013 season. The unsettling and deeply personal performance was a surprise winner in the New Play category at the 2012 Doras (over the phenomenally popular Kim’s Convenience, which is now being produced for television). Those who’d seen this intense […]
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Where can you find over 150 of Canada’s top performing artists under one roof? At the Sixth Annual Global Cabaret Festival, of course. This year’s festival will include A Bob Dylan Songbook; “Rebel Rebel,” The Music of David Bowie; and Whirl, The Dance Cabaret. The event also will also feature the 2013 Soulpepper Dance Awards […]
The third-annual Uma Nota Festival of Tropical Expressions is back in town, which means music lovers will get the chance to explore the sounds of Afro-Brazilian, Latin, and Caribbean performers. This multi-day event will feature artists from across the Americas and beyond, plus some local talent.
It’s early October, but you’d never know it, what with the 20-something-degree temperatures that have been messing with our internal barometers of late. But, on the bright side, this could mean we’re in store for the warmest Nuit Blanche yet—mittens and double-layers of tights be damned! This Saturday, the annual all-night contemporary art event will […]
So, first things first: The “Anthropocene” is defined by Wikipedia as “an informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems.” Ivan Jurakic and Crystal Mowry, the curators of Nuit Blanche 2013′s Romancing the Anthropocene zone, have chosen […]
Once a year, Nuit Blanche brings a massive number of people to Toronto’s downtown core to enjoy a night of amazing art. This audience comes to experience, interact with, and become an integral part of a city transformed. Every year there are people who choose to take advantage of this fantastic crowd by bringing their […]
There are only a few events on Toronto’s calendar that bring out the masses like Nuit Blanche does—and the others usually involve some kind of holiday, a procession of floats, a man dressed in a red suit, or men dressed in nothing at all. Curator Patrick Macaulay recognized Nuit Blanche as a kind of anti-parade, […]
Taking inspiration from Marcel Duchamp’s dadaist work, the Off to a flying start zone of this year’s Nuit Blanche, curated by Ami Barak, celebrates the items we see and use in our day-to-day lives. The area around City Hall will be transformed into a more whimsical (and hopefully more thoughtful) version of itself. Here are […]
Sticking to Nuit Blanche 2013′s curated projects means hitting only a fraction of the exhibits and having only a fraction of the fun. With nearly 70 independent projects scattered throughout the festival area, straying from the beaten path will give you opportunities to explore the city, to happen upon unexpected art, and to really scratch […]
Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss. Brian Gilham has created an amazing panorama of graffiti artwork on the construction hoarding next to the West Toronto Railpath. A screenshot is above, but it’s only a tiny segment of the whole thing (the entire panorama would […]
From a distance, the site of the new Toronto South Detention Centre—occupying the same land used for correctional purposes since 1887—is exactly what you’d expect the environs of a prison to look like. Most recently the address of the Mimico Correctional Centre—which officially closed its doors on December 5, 2011—the new, imposing structure at 160 […]
How does riding the bendy portion of one of the TTC’s new articulated buses feel? Stand in the middle of the rotating section and you’ll notice little difference from elsewhere in the vehicle. Move closer to the edges and the experience resembles a slow-but-smooth merry-go-round. One tip: if you’re tall, stand elsewhere in the bus […]
An Excel Gum survey of more than 900 Canadians found that about 30 per cent of men will admit to having chewed gum during sex. (About 20 per cent of women were willing to make the same admission.)
With all this talk of twerking, wouldn’t it be refreshing to return to a time when you could go out dancing and have fun while still feeling somewhat proper? Enter the Uptown Swing Band! A 10-piece ensemble with both male and female vocalists, they know how to get feet moving with an upbeat and authentic […]
Join artist Yoakim Bélanger for the opening of his second solo exhibition, “From Abstract to Abstract.” Bélanger explores the line between abstraction and reality, using the basic human form. Each of his 30 new pieces combines paint with recycled metals, such as oxidized steel, aluminum, and other mirrored surfaces. The show runs until November 3rd.
Add a little Turkey to your lunch with Sketches of Istanbul, courtesy of the Canadian Opera Company. Canadian cellist Andrew Downing teams up with Güç Başar Gülle, master of the Turkish oud; percussionist Debashis Sinha; and clarinettist Peter Lutek to celebrate the mosaic of culture found in Istanbul. Drawing from the ensemble’s diverse backgrounds, the […]