Who Killed Spalding Gray? Harbourfront Centre Theatre (231 Queens Quay West) June 20 and 21 $29 – $85.50
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After successfully snagging the Canadian premiere of Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed and Oscar-feted Boyhood last year, NXNE’s fledgling film festival has broadened its horizons a bit further in 2015. The slate goes beyond the usual suspects held over from a certain behemoth fall festival to offer a handful of high-profile music-themed titles that have been […]
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: a revisionist western with Michael Fassbender, a technicolor musical classic, and a spooky documentary on sleep paralysis.
A lot happens in the course of a workweek. Here’s a look back at the top stories from the past five days that you might have missed, or might care to revisit. Why Everyone Can Relax About A Huge Blistering Plant Called Giant Hogweed Everyone has been fearing a 20-foot, severely toxic, triffid-like plant otherwise […]
June 12-21: Ontario Craft Beer Week has officially launched! From June 12 to June 21, beer events will be happening all over the province. For Toronto folks, certainly one event that shouldn’t be missed is Session Toronto, featuring a huge number of Ontario beers on tap along with entertainment and “Collaboration Nation”, in which breweries […]
Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny. Reel Toronto revels in digging up and displaying the films that attempt to mask, hide, or—in rare cases—proudly display our city. Yes, […]
Stitch Aki Studio (Daniels Spectrum) (585 Dundas Street East) Runs to June 14 $15 – $25 If there was a Dora Award for Best Simulated Self-Mutilation by an Actress, Georgina Beaty would be this season’s hands-down winner. Beaty’s excruciating “needlework” at the climax of Stitch, Cliff Cardinal’s one-woman nightmare at the Aki Studio, will have […]
Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen’s Park) June 13, 2015 to January 3, 2016 $28 adult admisssion The cloud first appeared in Pompeii in the early afternoon. As the day wore on, the shower of pumice and other debris spewing out of Mount Vesuvius increased. People were crushed to […]
Two roads diverged in a wood and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Reciting the opening of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” might have surprised some of those attending the victory celebration at Mike Harris’s North Bay campaign headquarters on June 8, 1995. Though […]
Bicycles can be ridden sitting down, standing up, or—as local actress Elle Chronique shows in a recent scene of niche erotica—in reverse cowgirl position. That steamy scene is from Wheel 4 Woman, a short that sees Chronique and fellow artists Natascha Malta and Becca Jaine use the two-wheeler as an object of desire, and a […]
Straight White Men The Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West) June 3 – June 6 $35-$45 Young Jean Lee has had three of her plays make their Toronto debuts in the World Stage series at the Harbourfront Centre, each one radically, and intentionally, different from the last. The Shipment was a genre-mixing collection of […]
Peter and the Starcatcher Royal George Theatre (85 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake) Runs to Nov. 1 $35 – $116 (plus fees) Sweet Charity Festival Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake) Runs to Oct. 31 $35 – $116 (plus fees) To quote Maurice Chevalier in the 1958 movie musical Gigi (currently getting a stage revival on Broadway): “Thank […]
#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Allie’s progressive R&B sounds sweet: Toronto-based singer Allie has a sound that’s been described as progressive R&B and soul. After hitting us with debut EP Strange Creature back in 2013, she’s set to drop new material sometime this year. In the […]
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: A Noah Baumbach satire of bohemian New Yorkers and the fortysomethings who love and loathe them, a loving profile of a nonagenarian fashionista, and the most dangerous movie ever made.
To mark National Aboriginal History Month this June, Historicist will focus on aboriginal issues throughout Toronto’s history. This is the first of that series. In war and peace, Wabakinine, head chief of the Mississaugas who made their home on the north shore of Lake Ontario, was a strong friend and ally of the British in […]