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03/10/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor... and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

03/10/2015 00:00:00 The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route Central East, Southeast

The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route provides the earliest evidence of a maritime silk route and confirms the vibrant exchange of ideas and technologies that occurred centuries before the Portuguese entered the region in the late 15th century. Through the display of approximately 300 objects from its cargo, this exhibition tells compelling stories about the ship, its crew, and the treacherous movement by sea of domestic and luxury wares between continents 1,200 years ago.

03/10/2015 Part: Passio Downtown $40 - $49

The TMC celebrates the 80th birthday of acclaimed Estonian composer Arvo Pärt with a performance of his stunning 1982 setting of the St. John Passion, Passio. Organ, Choir, Festival Quintet and a quartet of soloists will be placed around the space to immerse the audience in the hypnotic flow of music and silence that builds over this 70-minute work.

03/10/2015 Ten Women Who Changed Toronto Northeast, Northwest Free

This talk is based on Pat Staton's recent book "Toronto Women, A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more than 80 women past and present in the life of Toronto. Women contributed in many areas: politics, social justice, science & medicine and the arts. Some are well known but others have faded from sight. Some lived in the city all their lives; others made their mark during brief visits. Come learn about ten of these women in this fascinating talk.

03/10/2015 00:00:00 The Second City's Spring Mainstage Revue Downtown

The Second City has been the home of ground-breaking comedy for more than 50 years, launching the careers of entertainment legends such as Bill Murray, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and a new generation of rising stars. Our critically-acclaimed productions continue to be inspired by the characters and events that fill the world around us. The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre is located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, just steps from the city's top restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Our fully-licensed theatre offers a full bar and finger-food menu, with table service available throughout the performance.

03/10/2015 00:00:00 Ho Tzu Nyen – The Cloud of Unknowing Downtown Free

The Cloud of Unknowing is titled after a fourteenth century mystical treatise on faith, where the cloud paradoxically acts as a metaphor for both an impediment to, and reconciliation with, the unknown or the divine experience. Shot in a decaying block of vacated apartments in the remote outskirts of Singapore, The Cloud of Unknowing is fittingly flooded with ghostly presences. Ethereal clouds infiltrate and invade the homes of the eight characters, culminating in hysterical confrontations with inscrutable specters. Each vignette is based on characters drawn from Western European artworks by such artists as Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Francisco de Zurbarán, and René Magritte, as well as the Eastern landscapes of Mi Fu and Wen Zhengming.

03/10/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.

03/10/2015 00:00:00 Seniors Exercise and Falls Prevention Downtown Free

Classes will focus on four types of exercises: 1) Endurance - improve health of the heart and circulatory system 2) Strengthening - build muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss 3) Stretching - keep body limber and flexible 4) Balance - reduce chance of a fall Classes are free of charge and participants may join multiple classes. Space is limited and registration is required. Please bring your Health Card and indoor shoes to each class. Participants will be asked to take part in an assessment (PAR-Q Form) prior to start. For general inquiry and registration, please contact: Lillian H. Smith library - Tel: 416-393-7746 Carefirst Seniors - Tel: 416-847-8939

03/10/2015 Ten Women Who Changed Toronto Northeast, Northwest Free

This talk is based on Pat Staton's recent book "Toronto Women, A Walk Through History". The book features eight neighbourhood walks, with maps and brief biographies of more than 80 women past and present in the life of Toronto. Women contributed in many areas: politics, social justice, science & medicine and the arts. Some are well known but others have faded from sight. Some lived in the city all their lives; others made their mark during brief visits. Come learn about ten of these women in this fascinating talk.

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03/10/2015 Part: Passio Downtown $40 - $49

The TMC celebrates the 80th birthday of acclaimed Estonian composer Arvo Pärt with a performance of his stunning 1982 setting of the St. John Passion, Passio. Organ, Choir, Festival Quintet and a quartet of soloists will be placed around the space to immerse the audience in the hypnotic flow of music and silence that builds over this 70-minute work.

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03/10/2015 00:00:00 The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route Central East, Southeast

The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route provides the earliest evidence of a maritime silk route and confirms the vibrant exchange of ideas and technologies that occurred centuries before the Portuguese entered the region in the late 15th century. Through the display of approximately 300 objects from its cargo, this exhibition tells compelling stories about the ship, its crew, and the treacherous movement by sea of domestic and luxury wares between continents 1,200 years ago.

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03/10/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor... and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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03/10/2015 00:00:00 Seniors Exercise and Falls Prevention Downtown Free

Classes will focus on four types of exercises: 1) Endurance - improve health of the heart and circulatory system 2) Strengthening - build muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss 3) Stretching - keep body limber and flexible 4) Balance - reduce chance of a fall Classes are free of charge and participants may join multiple classes. Space is limited and registration is required. Please bring your Health Card and indoor shoes to each class. Participants will be asked to take part in an assessment (PAR-Q Form) prior to start. For general inquiry and registration, please contact: Lillian H. Smith library - Tel: 416-393-7746 Carefirst Seniors - Tel: 416-847-8939

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03/10/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.

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03/10/2015 00:00:00 Ho Tzu Nyen – The Cloud of Unknowing Downtown Free

The Cloud of Unknowing is titled after a fourteenth century mystical treatise on faith, where the cloud paradoxically acts as a metaphor for both an impediment to, and reconciliation with, the unknown or the divine experience. Shot in a decaying block of vacated apartments in the remote outskirts of Singapore, The Cloud of Unknowing is fittingly flooded with ghostly presences. Ethereal clouds infiltrate and invade the homes of the eight characters, culminating in hysterical confrontations with inscrutable specters. Each vignette is based on characters drawn from Western European artworks by such artists as Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Francisco de Zurbarán, and René Magritte, as well as the Eastern landscapes of Mi Fu and Wen Zhengming.

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03/10/2015 00:00:00 The Second City's Spring Mainstage Revue Downtown

The Second City has been the home of ground-breaking comedy for more than 50 years, launching the careers of entertainment legends such as Bill Murray, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and a new generation of rising stars. Our critically-acclaimed productions continue to be inspired by the characters and events that fill the world around us. The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre is located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, just steps from the city's top restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Our fully-licensed theatre offers a full bar and finger-food menu, with table service available throughout the performance.

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03/09/2015 00:00:00 Ho Tzu Nyen – The Cloud of Unknowing Downtown Free

The Cloud of Unknowing is titled after a fourteenth century mystical treatise on faith, where the cloud paradoxically acts as a metaphor for both an impediment to, and reconciliation with, the unknown or the divine experience. Shot in a decaying block of vacated apartments in the remote outskirts of Singapore, The Cloud of Unknowing is fittingly flooded with ghostly presences. Ethereal clouds infiltrate and invade the homes of the eight characters, culminating in hysterical confrontations with inscrutable specters. Each vignette is based on characters drawn from Western European artworks by such artists as Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Francisco de Zurbarán, and René Magritte, as well as the Eastern landscapes of Mi Fu and Wen Zhengming.

03/09/2015 00:00:00 Tough Love Improv Central East $1 - $9

Half show, half personal trainer, Tough Love Improv puts performers through their paces to get rid of performance rust, break bad performing habits, and retire stale go-tos. In this behind-the-scenes show format, Dale Wells (The Dandies) has an ensemble of improvisers ready to help you let go of your performance crutches. No Pain. No Game. Your taunting, teasing, and tormenting are music to our ears! Bi-weekly show (the 2nd and 4th Monday, each month)

03/09/2015 00:00:00 Tough Love Improv Central East $1 - $9

Half show, half personal trainer, Tough Love Improv puts performers through their paces to get rid of performance rust, break bad performing habits, and retire stale go-tos. In this behind-the-scenes show format, Dale Wells (The Dandies) has an ensemble of improvisers ready to help you let go of your performance crutches. No Pain. No Game. Your taunting, teasing, and tormenting are music to our ears! Bi-weekly show (the 2nd and 4th Monday, each month)

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03/09/2015 00:00:00 Ho Tzu Nyen – The Cloud of Unknowing Downtown Free

The Cloud of Unknowing is titled after a fourteenth century mystical treatise on faith, where the cloud paradoxically acts as a metaphor for both an impediment to, and reconciliation with, the unknown or the divine experience. Shot in a decaying block of vacated apartments in the remote outskirts of Singapore, The Cloud of Unknowing is fittingly flooded with ghostly presences. Ethereal clouds infiltrate and invade the homes of the eight characters, culminating in hysterical confrontations with inscrutable specters. Each vignette is based on characters drawn from Western European artworks by such artists as Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Francisco de Zurbarán, and René Magritte, as well as the Eastern landscapes of Mi Fu and Wen Zhengming.

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Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

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03/08/2015 Famed Vienna Piano Trio Makes Its Mooredale Concerts Debut Downtown $30 - $39

The Trio has toured to virtually every major music centre in Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East. It showcases its famed silken, homogeneous sound in works reflecting its signature Germanic and Austrian repertoire: Schumann's delicate and highly emotive Fantasiestücke, Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, and Beethoven's 10 Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu".

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03/08/2015 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, view interesting sights and landmarks, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. *Includes 6 generous tastings for lunch and an alcoholic beverage For more information and to get tickets visit http://ift.tt/1qulJ1V

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03/08/2015 00:00:00 Research Live! Concussions Happen: "What do we know?" Central East

Explore and learn through interactive research. Following a concussion, there is a disruption in overall brain function that may not be identified using a variety of techniques. The Holland Bloorview's Concussion Research Centre is getting visitors involved by testing for changes in attention and balance using novel interactive systems called Neurotracker and Neurobalance. In addition, the group is collecting data from visitors using fun approaches involving art and media clips. The researchers hope to uncover the previously unheard voices of youth to tailor future educational initiatives and health interventions. Ages 5-18

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03/08/2015 00:00:00 The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route Central East, Southeast

The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route provides the earliest evidence of a maritime silk route and confirms the vibrant exchange of ideas and technologies that occurred centuries before the Portuguese entered the region in the late 15th century. Through the display of approximately 300 objects from its cargo, this exhibition tells compelling stories about the ship, its crew, and the treacherous movement by sea of domestic and luxury wares between continents 1,200 years ago.

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03/08/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor... and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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03/08/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.

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03/08/2015 00:00:00 The Second City's Spring Mainstage Revue Downtown

The Second City has been the home of ground-breaking comedy for more than 50 years, launching the careers of entertainment legends such as Bill Murray, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and a new generation of rising stars. Our critically-acclaimed productions continue to be inspired by the characters and events that fill the world around us. The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre is located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, just steps from the city's top restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Our fully-licensed theatre offers a full bar and finger-food menu, with table service available throughout the performance.

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03/08/2015 00:00:00 52 Pick-Up by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi Central West $20 - $29

After a sold-out run at last summer's Toronto Fringe Festival, The Howland Company's Best of Fringe hit 52 Pick-Up returns this March for a three-week run at the Fraser Studios. Directed by Courtney Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia and led by a rotating cast of some of Toronto's most exciting young actors, this award-winning play offers an intimate and funny look at a relationship through a game of 52 Pick-Up. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show actors toss the cards in the air and the story follows the order in which they are randomly picked up. No two shows will ever be the same! For performance details or to buy tickets, visit our website.

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03/08/2015 00:00:00 52 Pick-Up by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi Central West $20 - $29

After a sold-out run at last summer's Toronto Fringe Festival, The Howland Company's Best of Fringe hit 52 Pick-Up returns this March for a three-week run at the Fraser Studios. Directed by Courtney Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia and led by a rotating cast of some of Toronto's most exciting young actors, this award-winning play offers an intimate and funny look at a relationship through a game of 52 Pick-Up. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show actors toss the cards in the air and the story follows the order in which they are randomly picked up. No two shows will ever be the same! For performance details or to buy tickets, visit our website.

03/08/2015 00:00:00 The Second City's Spring Mainstage Revue Downtown

The Second City has been the home of ground-breaking comedy for more than 50 years, launching the careers of entertainment legends such as Bill Murray, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and a new generation of rising stars. Our critically-acclaimed productions continue to be inspired by the characters and events that fill the world around us. The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre is located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, just steps from the city's top restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Our fully-licensed theatre offers a full bar and finger-food menu, with table service available throughout the performance.

03/08/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.

03/08/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor... and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

03/08/2015 00:00:00 The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route Central East, Southeast

The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route provides the earliest evidence of a maritime silk route and confirms the vibrant exchange of ideas and technologies that occurred centuries before the Portuguese entered the region in the late 15th century. Through the display of approximately 300 objects from its cargo, this exhibition tells compelling stories about the ship, its crew, and the treacherous movement by sea of domestic and luxury wares between continents 1,200 years ago.

03/08/2015 00:00:00 Research Live! Concussions Happen: "What do we know?" Central East

Explore and learn through interactive research. Following a concussion, there is a disruption in overall brain function that may not be identified using a variety of techniques. The Holland Bloorview's Concussion Research Centre is getting visitors involved by testing for changes in attention and balance using novel interactive systems called Neurotracker and Neurobalance. In addition, the group is collecting data from visitors using fun approaches involving art and media clips. The researchers hope to uncover the previously unheard voices of youth to tailor future educational initiatives and health interventions. Ages 5-18

03/08/2015 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, view interesting sights and landmarks, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. *Includes 6 generous tastings for lunch and an alcoholic beverage For more information and to get tickets visit www.savourtoronto.com

03/08/2015 Famed Vienna Piano Trio Makes Its Mooredale Concerts Debut Downtown $30 - $39

The Trio has toured to virtually every major music centre in Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East. It showcases its famed silken, homogeneous sound in works reflecting its signature Germanic and Austrian repertoire: Schumann's delicate and highly emotive Fantasiestücke, Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, and Beethoven's 10 Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu".

03/07/2015 1st Women's Conference: Mujeres en el Reino Northwest $20 - $29

This event is dedicated to the women in the city, taking place on International Women's Day. It is for every woman, no matter the age or occupation. We have invited female pastors and leaders, coming from all over the province. There will be live music, a free lunch and 3 guest speakers. This is a bilingual event (Spanish & English)

03/07/2015 Donne on Love and Death Downtown

The singular poetry of John Donne (1572-1631) inspired some of the greatest composers of England's Jacobean era. Seth Lerer, distinguished English scholar and author of "Prospero's Son" and "Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language", reads poetry by Donne. Soprano Hallie Fishel & lutenist John Edwards perform works by Campion, Dowland and others inspired by the poetry. The writing of Donne, a leading "Metaphysical Poet", ranges from the erotic to the deeply religious, satirical to searching.

03/07/2015 Donne on Love and Death Downtown

The singular poetry of John Donne (1572-1631) inspired some of the greatest composers of England's Jacobean era. Seth Lerer, distinguished English scholar and author of "Prospero's Son" and "Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language", reads poetry by Donne. Soprano Hallie Fishel & lutenist John Edwards perform works by Campion, Dowland and others inspired by the poetry. The writing of Donne, a leading "Metaphysical Poet", ranges from the erotic to the deeply religious, satirical to searching.

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03/07/2015 1st Women's Conference: Mujeres en el Reino Northwest $20 - $29

This event is dedicated to the women in the city, taking place on International Women's Day. It is for every woman, no matter the age or occupation. We have invited female pastors and leaders, coming from all over the province. There will be live music, a free lunch and 3 guest speakers. This is a bilingual event (Spanish & English)

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03/06/2015 Jobs Canada Fair Downtown

Looking for a job? New career? Immediate hiring? Whether you're new to the job market or have an established employment track record, meeting face to face with hiring companies and recruiters is a powerful tool to make the most of informational interviews with industries in your field all across Canada. Regardless of the extent to which technology makes it easier and faster to share information between job seekers and employers, nothing replaces in-person contact. Do not miss this fair! Explore various possibilities and opportunities for exchange and contact with experts in the field of employment, career development, immigration and education in Canada.

03/07/2015 Toronto SpecFic Colloquium Downtown $40 - $49

Emerging from early magic realism, mythology and fable, from the work of science fiction authors who cut their teeth during the 1950's golden age of pulp science fiction, and from the disturbing literary forays of horror writers inspired by Shelley, Poe, and Stoker, Canadian speculative fiction has begun to move in strange and provocative new directions, becoming something altogether different from its American counterpart and wholly itself. We want to establish a dialogue between senior and junior authors, between authors and editors, and between authors and readers in order to encourage the growth of this important literary domain.

03/07/2015 Toronto SpecFic Colloquium Downtown $40 - $49

Emerging from early magic realism, mythology and fable, from the work of science fiction authors who cut their teeth during the 1950's golden age of pulp science fiction, and from the disturbing literary forays of horror writers inspired by Shelley, Poe, and Stoker, Canadian speculative fiction has begun to move in strange and provocative new directions, becoming something altogether different from its American counterpart and wholly itself. We want to establish a dialogue between senior and junior authors, between authors and editors, and between authors and readers in order to encourage the growth of this important literary domain.

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03/06/2015 Jobs Canada Fair Downtown

Looking for a job? New career? Immediate hiring? Whether you're new to the job market or have an established employment track record, meeting face to face with hiring companies and recruiters is a powerful tool to make the most of informational interviews with industries in your field all across Canada. Regardless of the extent to which technology makes it easier and faster to share information between job seekers and employers, nothing replaces in-person contact. Do not miss this fair! Explore various possibilities and opportunities for exchange and contact with experts in the field of employment, career development, immigration and education in Canada.

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor... and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

03/07/2015 00:00:00 The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route Central East, Southeast

The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route provides the earliest evidence of a maritime silk route and confirms the vibrant exchange of ideas and technologies that occurred centuries before the Portuguese entered the region in the late 15th century. Through the display of approximately 300 objects from its cargo, this exhibition tells compelling stories about the ship, its crew, and the treacherous movement by sea of domestic and luxury wares between continents 1,200 years ago.

03/07/2015 00:00:00 Winter Nature Nut Kids' Club Central East $100 +

Calling all nature nuts! Children aged 7 to 12 can discover the greener side of Toronto at this weekly club full of hands-on outdoor fun. Through adventures in Toronto's Don valley ravine, children gain leadership and team-building skills, while nurturing and developing a passion for the outdoors. Focusing on the winter forest and ravines, children learn survival strategies from the animals that thrive in winter. Join us as we track down chickadees, hunt for edibles, and build and play in the ice and snow!

03/07/2015 00:00:00 A Story of Canadian Art: As Told by the Hart House Collection Downtown Free

"A Story of Canadian Art" features forty-one works drawn from the celebrated Hart House Collection of Canadian art. The majority of works in the exhibition feature classic images of the Canadian landscape and were acquired between 1921 and 1950 by the Hart House Art Committee, a group comprised of students, artists, faculty, and staff at the University of Toronto. Showcasing paintings by renowned artists such as Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Prudence Heward, A.Y. Jackson, David Milne, Lilias Torrance Newton, and Tom Thomson, A Story of Canadian Art at UTAC will be the first opportunity since 1987 for the University of Toronto community to view a major selection of the early 20th century collection.

03/07/2015 00:00:00 Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign Downtown Free

Drawing on a diverse range of recent acquisitions in the University of Toronto and Hart House Collections, this exhibition considers how signs and symbols have been observed, adopted, and altered in the work of artists from early modernity to today. The exhibition captures the ways in which commercial graphics shape urban landscapes -- whether in the proliferation of billboards and screens, the identity of nations and institutions, or the visual logic of window display. In response, artists have initiated their own symbolic studies and counter campaigns, progressively infiltrating signs and symbols to their own ends. Sign, sign, everywhere a sign encapsulates work of several generations of artists from across Canada and around the world.

03/07/2015 00:00:00 Storygami for Children Downtown Free

Join "Storygami" - an origami meetup for kids, the first Saturday of each month. Our club welcomes beginners as well as more experienced folders, ages 6-12. No registration required. This program is offered in partnership with the University of Toronto Origami Club F.O.L.D - Fly with Origami, Learn to Dream. Come fly with us! February - Heart Mobile & Bear March - Dolls & Sumo Wrestlers

03/07/2015 00:00:00 Shakespeare in Action - TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club City-wide Free

Join Shakespeare in Action for storytelling adventures! Explore the world of magic, witches, ghosts, silly mix-ups, and swordplay in some of the greatest stories ever told! Jump into plays like "Romeo & Juliet," "Macbeth," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "The Tempest." Read aloud, play drama games, and make friends with other Shakespeare fans! The TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is led by professional actors and educators. Register early at the participating Toronto Public Library branches.

03/07/2015 00:00:00 This is for You, Anna Downtown

This is for You, Anna is a haunting exploration of revenge, liberation and motherhood. Breaking the mould of contemporary theatre, it demands that we acknowledge a new perspective and a new possibility in storytelling. When it made its debut in the 1980s, it was the first of its kind: a collective creation that strove to construct a theatrical story that was wholly female. From its structure and creative process to its subject matter and performing space, This is for You, Anna is a cheekily satirical and surprisingly poignant play that stands apart even today. Collectively created by Suzanne Khuri, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Banuta Rubess and Maureen White Directed by Chelsea Dab Hilke

03/07/2015 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, view interesting sights and landmarks, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. *Includes 6 generous tastings for lunch and an alcoholic beverage For more information and to get tickets visit www.savourtoronto.com

03/07/2015 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, view interesting sights and landmarks, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. *Includes 6 generous tastings for lunch and an alcoholic beverage For more information and to get tickets visit http://ift.tt/1qulJ1V

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 This is for You, Anna Downtown

This is for You, Anna is a haunting exploration of revenge, liberation and motherhood. Breaking the mould of contemporary theatre, it demands that we acknowledge a new perspective and a new possibility in storytelling. When it made its debut in the 1980s, it was the first of its kind: a collective creation that strove to construct a theatrical story that was wholly female. From its structure and creative process to its subject matter and performing space, This is for You, Anna is a cheekily satirical and surprisingly poignant play that stands apart even today. Collectively created by Suzanne Khuri, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Banuta Rubess and Maureen White Directed by Chelsea Dab Hilke

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 Shakespeare in Action - TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club City-wide Free

Join Shakespeare in Action for storytelling adventures! Explore the world of magic, witches, ghosts, silly mix-ups, and swordplay in some of the greatest stories ever told! Jump into plays like "Romeo & Juliet," "Macbeth," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "The Tempest." Read aloud, play drama games, and make friends with other Shakespeare fans! The TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is led by professional actors and educators. Register early at the participating Toronto Public Library branches.

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 Storygami for Children Downtown Free

Join "Storygami" - an origami meetup for kids, the first Saturday of each month. Our club welcomes beginners as well as more experienced folders, ages 6-12. No registration required. This program is offered in partnership with the University of Toronto Origami Club F.O.L.D - Fly with Origami, Learn to Dream. Come fly with us! February - Heart Mobile & Bear March - Dolls & Sumo Wrestlers

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign Downtown Free

Drawing on a diverse range of recent acquisitions in the University of Toronto and Hart House Collections, this exhibition considers how signs and symbols have been observed, adopted, and altered in the work of artists from early modernity to today. The exhibition captures the ways in which commercial graphics shape urban landscapes -- whether in the proliferation of billboards and screens, the identity of nations and institutions, or the visual logic of window display. In response, artists have initiated their own symbolic studies and counter campaigns, progressively infiltrating signs and symbols to their own ends. Sign, sign, everywhere a sign encapsulates work of several generations of artists from across Canada and around the world.

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 A Story of Canadian Art: As Told by the Hart House Collection Downtown Free

"A Story of Canadian Art" features forty-one works drawn from the celebrated Hart House Collection of Canadian art. The majority of works in the exhibition feature classic images of the Canadian landscape and were acquired between 1921 and 1950 by the Hart House Art Committee, a group comprised of students, artists, faculty, and staff at the University of Toronto. Showcasing paintings by renowned artists such as Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Prudence Heward, A.Y. Jackson, David Milne, Lilias Torrance Newton, and Tom Thomson, A Story of Canadian Art at UTAC will be the first opportunity since 1987 for the University of Toronto community to view a major selection of the early 20th century collection.

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 Winter Nature Nut Kids' Club Central East $100 +

Calling all nature nuts! Children aged 7 to 12 can discover the greener side of Toronto at this weekly club full of hands-on outdoor fun. Through adventures in Toronto's Don valley ravine, children gain leadership and team-building skills, while nurturing and developing a passion for the outdoors. Focusing on the winter forest and ravines, children learn survival strategies from the animals that thrive in winter. Join us as we track down chickadees, hunt for edibles, and build and play in the ice and snow!

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route Central East, Southeast

The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route provides the earliest evidence of a maritime silk route and confirms the vibrant exchange of ideas and technologies that occurred centuries before the Portuguese entered the region in the late 15th century. Through the display of approximately 300 objects from its cargo, this exhibition tells compelling stories about the ship, its crew, and the treacherous movement by sea of domestic and luxury wares between continents 1,200 years ago.

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor... and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 Getting Hitched! Central West

'Til death do us part! 'Hitch', the famous director of The Angry Birds, invites you to celebrate the engagement of his daughter Kelly-Grace to the Prince of Monaco. But, what starts out as an innocent evening of light hearted fun, quickly turns into a night of danger, intrigue and Murder! Join us for this hilarious whodunit, in a world where Bates Motel meets Mad Men!

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 Ho Tzu Nyen – The Cloud of Unknowing Downtown Free

The Cloud of Unknowing is titled after a fourteenth century mystical treatise on faith, where the cloud paradoxically acts as a metaphor for both an impediment to, and reconciliation with, the unknown or the divine experience. Shot in a decaying block of vacated apartments in the remote outskirts of Singapore, The Cloud of Unknowing is fittingly flooded with ghostly presences. Ethereal clouds infiltrate and invade the homes of the eight characters, culminating in hysterical confrontations with inscrutable specters. Each vignette is based on characters drawn from Western European artworks by such artists as Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Francisco de Zurbarán, and René Magritte, as well as the Eastern landscapes of Mi Fu and Wen Zhengming.

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 The Second City's Spring Mainstage Revue Downtown

The Second City has been the home of ground-breaking comedy for more than 50 years, launching the careers of entertainment legends such as Bill Murray, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and a new generation of rising stars. Our critically-acclaimed productions continue to be inspired by the characters and events that fill the world around us. The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre is located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, just steps from the city's top restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Our fully-licensed theatre offers a full bar and finger-food menu, with table service available throughout the performance.

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 52 Pick-Up by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi Central West $20 - $29

After a sold-out run at last summer's Toronto Fringe Festival, The Howland Company's Best of Fringe hit 52 Pick-Up returns this March for a three-week run at the Fraser Studios. Directed by Courtney Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia and led by a rotating cast of some of Toronto's most exciting young actors, this award-winning play offers an intimate and funny look at a relationship through a game of 52 Pick-Up. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show actors toss the cards in the air and the story follows the order in which they are randomly picked up. No two shows will ever be the same! For performance details or to buy tickets, visit our website.

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03/07/2015 00:00:00 52 Pick-Up by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi Central West $20 - $29

After a sold-out run at last summer's Toronto Fringe Festival, The Howland Company's Best of Fringe hit 52 Pick-Up returns this March for a three-week run at the Fraser Studios. Directed by Courtney Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia and led by a rotating cast of some of Toronto's most exciting young actors, this award-winning play offers an intimate and funny look at a relationship through a game of 52 Pick-Up. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show actors toss the cards in the air and the story follows the order in which they are randomly picked up. No two shows will ever be the same! For performance details or to buy tickets, visit our website.

03/07/2015 00:00:00 The Second City's Spring Mainstage Revue Downtown

The Second City has been the home of ground-breaking comedy for more than 50 years, launching the careers of entertainment legends such as Bill Murray, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and a new generation of rising stars. Our critically-acclaimed productions continue to be inspired by the characters and events that fill the world around us. The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre is located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, just steps from the city's top restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Our fully-licensed theatre offers a full bar and finger-food menu, with table service available throughout the performance.

03/07/2015 00:00:00 Ho Tzu Nyen – The Cloud of Unknowing Downtown Free

The Cloud of Unknowing is titled after a fourteenth century mystical treatise on faith, where the cloud paradoxically acts as a metaphor for both an impediment to, and reconciliation with, the unknown or the divine experience. Shot in a decaying block of vacated apartments in the remote outskirts of Singapore, The Cloud of Unknowing is fittingly flooded with ghostly presences. Ethereal clouds infiltrate and invade the homes of the eight characters, culminating in hysterical confrontations with inscrutable specters. Each vignette is based on characters drawn from Western European artworks by such artists as Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Francisco de Zurbarán, and René Magritte, as well as the Eastern landscapes of Mi Fu and Wen Zhengming.

03/07/2015 00:00:00 Getting Hitched! Central West

'Til death do us part! 'Hitch', the famous director of The Angry Birds, invites you to celebrate the engagement of his daughter Kelly-Grace to the Prince of Monaco. But, what starts out as an innocent evening of light hearted fun, quickly turns into a night of danger, intrigue and Murder! Join us for this hilarious whodunit, in a world where Bates Motel meets Mad Men!

03/07/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.

03/05/2015 00:00:00 52 Pick-Up by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi Central West $20 - $29

After a sold-out run at last summer's Toronto Fringe Festival, The Howland Company's Best of Fringe hit 52 Pick-Up returns this March for a three-week run at the Fraser Studios. Directed by Courtney Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia and led by a rotating cast of some of Toronto's most exciting young actors, this award-winning play offers an intimate and funny look at a relationship through a game of 52 Pick-Up. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show actors toss the cards in the air and the story follows the order in which they are randomly picked up. No two shows will ever be the same! For performance details or to buy tickets, visit our website.

03/06/2015 00:00:00 52 Pick-Up by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi Central West $20 - $29

After a sold-out run at last summer's Toronto Fringe Festival, The Howland Company's Best of Fringe hit 52 Pick-Up returns this March for a three-week run at the Fraser Studios. Directed by Courtney Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia and led by a rotating cast of some of Toronto's most exciting young actors, this award-winning play offers an intimate and funny look at a relationship through a game of 52 Pick-Up. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show actors toss the cards in the air and the story follows the order in which they are randomly picked up. No two shows will ever be the same! For performance details or to buy tickets, visit our website.

03/06/2015 00:00:00 52 Pick-Up by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi Central West $20 - $29

After a sold-out run at last summer's Toronto Fringe Festival, The Howland Company's Best of Fringe hit 52 Pick-Up returns this March for a three-week run at the Fraser Studios. Directed by Courtney Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia and led by a rotating cast of some of Toronto's most exciting young actors, this award-winning play offers an intimate and funny look at a relationship through a game of 52 Pick-Up. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show actors toss the cards in the air and the story follows the order in which they are randomly picked up. No two shows will ever be the same! For performance details or to buy tickets, visit our website.

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03/05/2015 00:00:00 52 Pick-Up by TJ Dawe and Rita Bozi Central West $20 - $29

After a sold-out run at last summer's Toronto Fringe Festival, The Howland Company's Best of Fringe hit 52 Pick-Up returns this March for a three-week run at the Fraser Studios. Directed by Courtney Lancaster and Paolo Santalucia and led by a rotating cast of some of Toronto's most exciting young actors, this award-winning play offers an intimate and funny look at a relationship through a game of 52 Pick-Up. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show actors toss the cards in the air and the story follows the order in which they are randomly picked up. No two shows will ever be the same! For performance details or to buy tickets, visit our website.

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03/06/2015 "Russian Paganini" Violinist Vadim Repin Makes Toronto Recital Debut Downtown

Violinist Vadim Repin, "A Russian Paganini" (International Press), "simply the best and most perfect violinist" (Yehudi Menuhin), displays his captivating brilliance in masterworks from the 19th & 20th centuries. Pianist Svetlana Smolina, hailed as "an outstanding Russian pianist with a luxuriant tone," joins him in works by Bartok, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. Check out Repin's virtuosity in such YouTube videos as www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4UILyoOC58.

03/06/2015 "Russian Paganini" Violinist Vadim Repin Makes Toronto Recital Debut Downtown

Violinist Vadim Repin, "A Russian Paganini" (International Press), "simply the best and most perfect violinist" (Yehudi Menuhin), displays his captivating brilliance in masterworks from the 19th & 20th centuries. Pianist Svetlana Smolina, hailed as "an outstanding Russian pianist with a luxuriant tone," joins him in works by Bartok, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. Check out Repin's virtuosity in such YouTube videos as http://ift.tt/17YSSvF.

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Tunnel visions

A roundup of Toronto's theories, so far, on the mysterious hole found near York University and the Rexall Centre.

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03/06/2015 00:00:00 The Second City's Spring Mainstage Revue Downtown

The Second City has been the home of ground-breaking comedy for more than 50 years, launching the careers of entertainment legends such as Bill Murray, John Candy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and a new generation of rising stars. Our critically-acclaimed productions continue to be inspired by the characters and events that fill the world around us. The Second City's intimate cabaret theatre is located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, just steps from the city's top restaurants, hotels, and attractions. Our fully-licensed theatre offers a full bar and finger-food menu, with table service available throughout the performance.

03/06/2015 00:00:00 Ho Tzu Nyen – The Cloud of Unknowing Downtown Free

The Cloud of Unknowing is titled after a fourteenth century mystical treatise on faith, where the cloud paradoxically acts as a metaphor for both an impediment to, and reconciliation with, the unknown or the divine experience. Shot in a decaying block of vacated apartments in the remote outskirts of Singapore, The Cloud of Unknowing is fittingly flooded with ghostly presences. Ethereal clouds infiltrate and invade the homes of the eight characters, culminating in hysterical confrontations with inscrutable specters. Each vignette is based on characters drawn from Western European artworks by such artists as Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Francisco de Zurbarán, and René Magritte, as well as the Eastern landscapes of Mi Fu and Wen Zhengming.

03/06/2015 00:00:00 Getting Hitched! Central West

'Til death do us part! 'Hitch', the famous director of The Angry Birds, invites you to celebrate the engagement of his daughter Kelly-Grace to the Prince of Monaco. But, what starts out as an innocent evening of light hearted fun, quickly turns into a night of danger, intrigue and Murder! Join us for this hilarious whodunit, in a world where Bates Motel meets Mad Men!

03/06/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.