Posts Filed Under: “The National Theatre of the World”
In today's Urban Planner: the truth behind the beauty of a ballerina, Parker and Seville team up with Vest of Friends for a week-long sketch-comedy spectacular, and the premiere of It’s a Wonderful Toronto: The Rob Ford Holiday Spectacular!
In today's packed UP: exhibit openings and play closings; The Walkmen celebrate their first LP while BA Johnston celebrates his latest; plus saucy entertainment at Toronto Strip Spelling Bee and the Carnegie Hall Show.
In this Weekend Planner: a craft fair offers an alternative shopping solution; Terra Madre Day provides free food samples, music, and dancing; The Nutcracker returns to the stage; youths tell their stories through poetry; Les Coquettes heat up your holidays with sexy burlesque; a comedy troupe continues to take over the world with a holiday special; and a Radiohead tribute show will have you climbing up the walls for more.
In this Weekend Planner: find rare works at the Antiquarian Book Fair, a global cabaret festival brings together some of Canada's brightest young artists, check out a play that centres around a woman's sexual identity crisis, Wavelength presents a double whammy with a documentary and gig in one night, make your adorable pet even more adorable with Dogtoberfest, Cask Days returns with plenty of "real ale" to go around, and discuss how to rebuild this city in the sky with Upper Toronto.
In this Weekend Planner: Get up close and personal with a vinyl-doll photo exhibit; bend an elbow and take part in (or watch) a women's arm-wrestling tournament; Hooded Fang releases CD number two with a big bash; get tips on working and travelling abroad; Word on the Street fills Queen's Park with books; take part in a bike ride to help fund a non-profit food store; and see a play inspired by you come to life.
Bread & Circus made room in its tent for all sorts of shows: theatre, music, comedy, burlesque, and more. The three-year-old Kensington Market venue threw its final closing night party last weekend. We went to find out why—and to find out what the space meant to people who produced shows there.