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06/10/2015 Opening Reception for Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray Downtown Free

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray comprises 50 photographic portraits of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken by Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray between 1937 and 1941, capturing the exceptional breadth of Kahlo's persona from the photographer's unique perspective as her friend and intimate confidant. The exhibition includes pioneering colour images whose lush, saturated colours highlight the elaborate wardrobe that was an intrinsic part of Kahlo's identity during the 1930s and 40s, when political idealism and national fervor were at their height among her circle of urban intellectuals.
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06/10/2015 Technology Built Innovation: CanBIM Regional Session & Technology Exhibition Downtown

The foremost networking sessions of their kind in Canada, the CanBIM regional sessions bring together national industry leaders in Building Information Modelling (BIM) practice as means to advocate standardized, industry-wide BIM implementation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries and developments. Attendees will meet the developers behind the systems they use in 3 areas of focus: Design & Engineering, Building & Detailing, and Operations & Maintenance From concept to design, construction to facility operations, emerging software and hardware innovations are revolutionizing the building industry. These new technologies are converging, allowing new ways to communicate, deliver and maintain buildings and infrastructure.
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06/10/2015 ROMwalks: Queen's Park Downtown Free

The provincial legislature, the mansions on Queen's Park Crescent, St. Michael's University, Victoria University. Learn their stories and their secrets, and see some new and interesting Toronto architecture as well. This walk will also be given in French. The walk is led by several trained and qualified ROMwalks guides who belong to the ROM's Department of Museum volunteers. ROMwalks have been giving guided walking tours of Toronto's historic and architectural neighbourhoods for over 30 years.
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06/10/2015 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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06/10/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.
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06/10/2015 00:00:00 Titanic: The Musical Downtown

Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic. The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony#174; awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the first city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
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06/10/2015 00:00:00 Stories from the Ancestors - Collage by Vivian Felsen Downtown Free

Artist Vivian Felsen writes: The stories by Kazuyohsi Takayama, a professor of physics who lives in Sendai, Japan, were written for his granddaughter, Chisé. He began writing these stories in Japanese when Chisé was three years old. She is now 13. In September, 2014, he sent me an email explaining that he had begun translating the stories, over thirty of them, from Japan into English, and asking me to correct his English. I agreed to do this. Not long afterward, having heard my enthusiastic retelling of the first couple of stories, Deborah Harris encouraged me to respond to them with art work. The collages exhibited here are the result of that conversation. They are a work in progress, as I have yet to read the last ten stories.
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06/10/2015 00:00:00 Stories from the Ancestors - Collage by Vivian Felsen Downtown Free

Artist Vivian Felsen writes: The stories by Kazuyohsi Takayama, a professor of physics who lives in Sendai, Japan, were written for his granddaughter, Chisé. He began writing these stories in Japanese when Chisé was three years old. She is now 13. In September, 2014, he sent me an email explaining that he had begun translating the stories, over thirty of them, from Japan into English, and asking me to correct his English. I agreed to do this. Not long afterward, having heard my enthusiastic retelling of the first couple of stories, Deborah Harris encouraged me to respond to them with art work. The collages exhibited here are the result of that conversation. They are a work in progress, as I have yet to read the last ten stories.

06/10/2015 00:00:00 Titanic: The Musical Downtown

Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic. The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony#174; awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the first city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

06/10/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.

06/10/2015 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.

06/10/2015 ROMwalks: Queen's Park Downtown Free

The provincial legislature, the mansions on Queen's Park Crescent, St. Michael's University, Victoria University. Learn their stories and their secrets, and see some new and interesting Toronto architecture as well. This walk will also be given in French. The walk is led by several trained and qualified ROMwalks guides who belong to the ROM's Department of Museum volunteers. ROMwalks have been giving guided walking tours of Toronto's historic and architectural neighbourhoods for over 30 years.

06/10/2015 Technology Built Innovation: CanBIM Regional Session & Technology Exhibition Downtown

The foremost networking sessions of their kind in Canada, the CanBIM regional sessions bring together national industry leaders in Building Information Modelling (BIM) practice as means to advocate standardized, industry-wide BIM implementation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries and developments. Attendees will meet the developers behind the systems they use in 3 areas of focus: Design & Engineering, Building & Detailing, and Operations & Maintenance From concept to design, construction to facility operations, emerging software and hardware innovations are revolutionizing the building industry. These new technologies are converging, allowing new ways to communicate, deliver and maintain buildings and infrastructure.

06/10/2015 Opening Reception for Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray Downtown Free

Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray comprises 50 photographic portraits of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken by Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray between 1937 and 1941, capturing the exceptional breadth of Kahlo's persona from the photographer's unique perspective as her friend and intimate confidant. The exhibition includes pioneering colour images whose lush, saturated colours highlight the elaborate wardrobe that was an intrinsic part of Kahlo's identity during the 1930s and 40s, when political idealism and national fervor were at their height among her circle of urban intellectuals.

Car donation for tax deduction

For car donation, a tax deduction is only available if you itemize your deductions. An estimate of the value of your vehicle will not pass muster at tax time. Since most cars (or boats) donated to charity are resold, you must know the resale price of your car donation for your tax records.
If the car or boat is worth more than $500. Make sure that the charity sends you this record. If the charity keeps the car or boat and uses it in its charitable work, or if your car is worth less than $500, then you can report its "fair market value" (FMV).

How to find out car's fair market value (FMV)

When donate your car or boat to charity, if the charity keeps the car or boat and uses it in its charitable work, or if your car is worth less than $500, then you can report its "fair market value" (FMV).

Making a car or boat donation to an organization that has as its mission to provide low cost vehicles to low-income buyers also allows the donor to deduct the car's fair market value or $500, whichever is less. You can use a resource such as Edmunds' FMV Used Vehicle Appraiser to determine the FMV, which depends on what a used car sells for in your geographic vicinity. The FMV may be lower than the so called "blue book" value.

How to protect yourself when donate your car

Before you donate your car to charity, you need to know how to protect yourself from future liabilities that could result from a car donation. There are some sad cases of people making a car donation and then being held liable when that car was later in an accident. You need to make sure that the title is transferred properly to the charity. Check with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles about how to do this properly. Never leave a blank space on the title for someone else to fill in. Do not leave the ownership space on the charity car donation papers blank. If the charity asks you to do that, find another organization.

06/09/2015 00:00:00 Davisville Village Farmers' Market Central East Free

Come with your family and enjoy the day with Ontario's finest fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, sweets and treats. Come for the splash pad, playground or tennis and stay for the amazing food! Enjoy the sounds of our Emerging Artists and take part in Fitness in the Park straight through until Thanksgiving weekend in October AppleTree Markets Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community via local food hubs and events since 2008.

06/09/2015 00:00:00 Titanic: The Musical Downtown

Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic. The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony#174; awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the first city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

06/09/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.

06/09/2015 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.

06/09/2015 00:00:00 Stories from the Ancestors - Collage by Vivian Felsen Downtown Free

Artist Vivian Felsen writes: The stories by Kazuyohsi Takayama, a professor of physics who lives in Sendai, Japan, were written for his granddaughter, Chisé. He began writing these stories in Japanese when Chisé was three years old. She is now 13. In September, 2014, he sent me an email explaining that he had begun translating the stories, over thirty of them, from Japan into English, and asking me to correct his English. I agreed to do this. Not long afterward, having heard my enthusiastic retelling of the first couple of stories, Deborah Harris encouraged me to respond to them with art work. The collages exhibited here are the result of that conversation. They are a work in progress, as I have yet to read the last ten stories.

06/09/2015 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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06/09/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.
by

06/09/2015 00:00:00 Titanic: The Musical Downtown

Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic. The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony#174; awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the first city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
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06/09/2015 00:00:00 Davisville Village Farmers' Market Central East Free

Come with your family and enjoy the day with Ontario's finest fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, sweets and treats. Come for the splash pad, playground or tennis and stay for the amazing food! Enjoy the sounds of our Emerging Artists and take part in Fitness in the Park straight through until Thanksgiving weekend in October AppleTree Markets Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community via local food hubs and events since 2008.
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06/09/2015 00:00:00 Stories from the Ancestors - Collage by Vivian Felsen Downtown Free

Artist Vivian Felsen writes: The stories by Kazuyohsi Takayama, a professor of physics who lives in Sendai, Japan, were written for his granddaughter, Chisé. He began writing these stories in Japanese when Chisé was three years old. She is now 13. In September, 2014, he sent me an email explaining that he had begun translating the stories, over thirty of them, from Japan into English, and asking me to correct his English. I agreed to do this. Not long afterward, having heard my enthusiastic retelling of the first couple of stories, Deborah Harris encouraged me to respond to them with art work. The collages exhibited here are the result of that conversation. They are a work in progress, as I have yet to read the last ten stories.
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06/08/2015 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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06/08/2015 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)

Buy vs lease car

Cost it out Buying is the cheaper option if you keep the vehicle for a long time. By purchasing a car outright, drivers can lower the average annual cost of the car by keeping it longer. And the car is an asset once the loan is paid. But if making bigger monthly payments is a concern, then leasing may be your answer — generally, monthly lease payments are lower than financing payments. Factor in flexibility By purchasing a vehicle, you then have the luxury of replacing the vehicle whenever you want. You can sell it at any time. But if you want that new car smell every few years without having to deal with selling a used car, then leasing may be your best option. With leasing, you can get a new vehicle every 3 to 4 years. If you want another car before the end of the lease, there is an option to break the lease — though breaking a lease can be difficult and usually means paying penalties. And the leasing company’s permission is needed to transfer the lease to another individual. Mileage mat…

How to disable autostart for a service without uninstalling it in Ubuntu

Example:

$ sudo update-rc.d xrdp disable
insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) (empty) of script `xrdp' overrides LSB defaults (2 3 4 5).
insserv: warning: current stop runlevel(s) (0 1 2 3 4 5 6) of script `xrdp' overrides LSB defaults (0 1 6).

Basically update-rc.d will modify existing runlevel links for the script /etc/init.d/xrdp by renaming start links to stop links. Or create new runlevel links to stop links.

Takata airbag recall affects 1.2 million vehicles in Canada, affects models from Honda, BMW, Ford and Chrysler from the years 2001 to 2014

The federal government says an expanded recall of faulty Takata airbags covers about 1.2 million vehicles in Canada.

Transport Canada says the recall affects models from Honda, BMW, Ford and Chrysler from the years 2001 to 2014.

The recall was issued due to concerns that airbag inflators can explode with too much force, spewing metal shrapnel into drivers or passengers.

06/07/2015 ROMwalks: Heart of Toronto Downtown Free

This walk was the original ROMwalk in 1980. It highlights the block bordered by Dundas & Queen and University & Yonge, an area that has been the centre of the judicial system, municipal government and the shopping district for over 100 years. The walk will portray early colonial York, Victorian Toronto and the modern city. The walk is led by several trained and qualified ROMwalks guides who belong to the ROM's Department of Museum volunteers. ROMwalks have been giving guided walking tours of Toronto's historic and architectural neighbourhoods for over 30 years.
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06/07/2015 Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour Central East $10 - $19

This self-guided tour brings visitors along the charming tree-lined streets of Cabbagetown Visit unique urban gardens to explore the creative use of small spaces. Many lanes demonstrate “guerilla gardening” and have intriguing names: Yen, Magic, Gordon Sinclair, Chipping Sparrow. This year, Toronto Master Gardeners will be present in some gardens. The ticket contains a map that locates the gardens on this year's tour. Enjoy special offers from local shops and eateries.
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06/07/2015 Toronto Walk to Fight Arthritis Downtown Free

The Walk to Fight Arthritis is Canada's leading fundraising event dedicated to empowering the 4.6 million Canadians whose lives are affected by arthritis to live well at home, work and play. The Arthritis Society's signature event unites families, friends and organizations in a fundraising effort to support research, education, local programs and personalized assistance – and in its five-year history has raised $6.8 million.
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06/07/2015 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.
by

06/07/2015 00:00:00 Titanic: The Musical Downtown

Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic. The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony#174; awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the first city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
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06/07/2015 00:00:00 Evergreen Brick Works Site Tours Central East Free

Evergreen Brick Works is an environmental community centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Evergreen Brick Works is a global showcase for green design, urban sustainability and a vibrant public space, named one of the world's top 10 geotourism destinations by National Geographic. Take a weekend Guided Tour and discover the site's history, geology and its transformation from glaciers and 100 years of brickmaking into an award-winning community environmental centre.
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06/07/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Architecture Tours Downtown $10 - $19

Toronto boasts a world class mix of both heritage and modern architecture designed by local and internationally acclaimed architects like Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, Will Alsop, Diamond & Schmitt and KPMB to name a few. Join the Toronto Society of Architects' guided outdoor walking tours for a 2 hour journey past some of Toronto's most iconic architecture. Our professionally trained volunteer guides will share the design context, details, and unusual features that make these buildings notable and demonstrate why architecture is such a powerful communications tool for businesses, organizations, and the city.
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06/07/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Architecture Tours Downtown $10 - $19

Toronto boasts a world class mix of both heritage and modern architecture designed by local and internationally acclaimed architects like Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, Will Alsop, Diamond & Schmitt and KPMB to name a few. Join the Toronto Society of Architects' guided outdoor walking tours for a 2 hour journey past some of Toronto's most iconic architecture. Our professionally trained volunteer guides will share the design context, details, and unusual features that make these buildings notable and demonstrate why architecture is such a powerful communications tool for businesses, organizations, and the city.

06/07/2015 00:00:00 Evergreen Brick Works Site Tours Central East Free

Evergreen Brick Works is an environmental community centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Evergreen Brick Works is a global showcase for green design, urban sustainability and a vibrant public space, named one of the world's top 10 geotourism destinations by National Geographic. Take a weekend Guided Tour and discover the site's history, geology and its transformation from glaciers and 100 years of brickmaking into an award-winning community environmental centre.

06/07/2015 00:00:00 Titanic: The Musical Downtown

Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic. The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony#174; awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the first city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

06/07/2015 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.

06/07/2015 Toronto Walk to Fight Arthritis Downtown Free

The Walk to Fight Arthritis is Canada's leading fundraising event dedicated to empowering the 4.6 million Canadians whose lives are affected by arthritis to live well at home, work and play. The Arthritis Society's signature event unites families, friends and organizations in a fundraising effort to support research, education, local programs and personalized assistance – and in its five-year history has raised $6.8 million.

06/07/2015 Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour Central East $10 - $19

This self-guided tour brings visitors along the charming tree-lined streets of Cabbagetown Visit unique urban gardens to explore the creative use of small spaces. Many lanes demonstrate “guerilla gardening” and have intriguing names: Yen, Magic, Gordon Sinclair, Chipping Sparrow. This year, Toronto Master Gardeners will be present in some gardens. The ticket contains a map that locates the gardens on this year's tour. Enjoy special offers from local shops and eateries.

06/07/2015 ROMwalks: Heart of Toronto Downtown Free

This walk was the original ROMwalk in 1980. It highlights the block bordered by Dundas & Queen and University & Yonge, an area that has been the centre of the judicial system, municipal government and the shopping district for over 100 years. The walk will portray early colonial York, Victorian Toronto and the modern city. The walk is led by several trained and qualified ROMwalks guides who belong to the ROM's Department of Museum volunteers. ROMwalks have been giving guided walking tours of Toronto's historic and architectural neighbourhoods for over 30 years.

06/06/2015 Toronto Raw Vegan Festival 6th Annual Downtown Free

A celebration of raw & vegan. Featuring-Tim Van Orden - You Are What You A.T.E- Actions,Thoughts,& Eating Habits. Healing with Nature - author Garry Tibbo -how nature eats by seasons and certain compounds to eat on a regular basis, and things to improve our food supply and become self-sufficient.

06/06/2015 Toronto Raw Vegan Festival 6th Annual Downtown Free

A celebration of raw & vegan. Featuring-Tim Van Orden - You Are What You A.T.E- Actions,Thoughts,& Eating Habits. Healing with Nature - author Garry Tibbo -how nature eats by seasons and certain compounds to eat on a regular basis, and things to improve our food supply and become self-sufficient.
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06/06/2015 00:00:00 Stories from the Ancestors - Collage by Vivian Felsen Downtown Free

Artist Vivian Felsen writes: The stories by Kazuyohsi Takayama, a professor of physics who lives in Sendai, Japan, were written for his granddaughter, Chisé. He began writing these stories in Japanese when Chisé was three years old. She is now 13. In September, 2014, he sent me an email explaining that he had begun translating the stories, over thirty of them, from Japan into English, and asking me to correct his English. I agreed to do this. Not long afterward, having heard my enthusiastic retelling of the first couple of stories, Deborah Harris encouraged me to respond to them with art work. The collages exhibited here are the result of that conversation. They are a work in progress, as I have yet to read the last ten stories.

06/06/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Architecture Tours Downtown $10 - $19

Toronto boasts a world class mix of both heritage and modern architecture designed by local and internationally acclaimed architects like Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, Will Alsop, Diamond & Schmitt and KPMB to name a few. Join the Toronto Society of Architects' guided outdoor walking tours for a 2 hour journey past some of Toronto's most iconic architecture. Our professionally trained volunteer guides will share the design context, details, and unusual features that make these buildings notable and demonstrate why architecture is such a powerful communications tool for businesses, organizations, and the city.

06/06/2015 00:00:00 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Central West $40 - $49

Winner! Best Broadway Musical. Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming a big American rock star. When a handsome American GI promises love and liberation, it seems like a dream come true. But there's a catch- in order to marry and emigrate Hansel must "leave a little something behind."

06/06/2015 00:00:00 Evergreen Brick Works Site Tours Central East Free

Evergreen Brick Works is an environmental community centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Evergreen Brick Works is a global showcase for green design, urban sustainability and a vibrant public space, named one of the world's top 10 geotourism destinations by National Geographic. Take a weekend Guided Tour and discover the site's history, geology and its transformation from glaciers and 100 years of brickmaking into an award-winning community environmental centre.

06/06/2015 00:00:00 Junction Farmers Market Central West Free

The Junction Farmers Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and producers, and promote access to healthy food for all. At the market, there are over 20 full-time and part-time vendors, with space for pop-up vendors to join us on occasion. We have fruits, vegetables, baked goods, sustainable meat, preserves, prepared food, and so much more! The Junction Farmers Market was born out of community desire and effort. We continue to place the Junction community at the centre of all we do. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings in the Junction!

06/06/2015 00:00:00 Titanic: The Musical Downtown

Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic. The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony#174; awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the first city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

06/06/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.

06/06/2015 00:00:00 The Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns Central West Free

The Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns operates year-round and focuses on local, sustainable, organic, and artisanal products. We encourage our farmers to grow as sustainably as possible, and many of our farms are certified organic. All of our non-farmer vendors shop for their ingredients from the Market. The range of produce available varies from season to season, connecting customers to the natural growing cycle of our region. The market provides fresh, local food to our community while supporting local producers. There's also great music, community information booths, and lots of brilliant chefs making special treats every week, including at The Stop's Market Cafe.

06/06/2015 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.

06/06/2015 Eats & Beats in Riverside – A Street Fest Southeast

Although known for its heritage buildings, award-winning restaurants, and the street that inspired the cult classic Degrassi TV series, Riverside's secret also lies in its artisans and community builders of many sorts. Experience Riverside's local eateries' tasting plates and musical beats in the heart of Queen Street East.

06/06/2015 17th Annual Riverdale Art Walk Central East Free

Since its inception, the festival has grown to 130 participating artists and the inclusion of local community groups, entertainment and food vendors. Now in its 17th year in the Riverdale/Leslieville area of Toronto, the festival has grown to reach an audience of over 10,000 art enthusiasts and supporters. One of the appeals of visiting the Riverdale Art Walk is the opportunity to start or grow your art collection. Artists from all disciplines are represented including Photography, Painting, Mixed Media, and Other Media ensuring everyone will find that perfect piece for their home. Real art is a wonderful way to make your home a personal reflection of your tastes; at the same time, you can know you are supporting artists.

06/06/2015 Capital One Race for Kids Downtown $20 - $29

Capital One Race for Kids is in support of Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto. Your participation will help to provide over 28,000 youths and allow us to deliver programs and services aimed at providing opportunities for youths right in your own community. Here's how it works: At the start line, each team will be provided with checkpoint clues which they must decipher to determine the locations of each Checkpoint. Each checkpoint consists of a unique fun checkpoint challenge; from blind-folded kayaking to rock climbing, you'll never know what to expect! When all 10 checkpoint challenges have been successfully completed, teams will be handed the final clue to determine the location of the finish line.

06/06/2015 Toronto Pro SuperShow Downtown $20 - $29

Don't miss the fifth annual Toronto Pro SuperShow, a fitness and sporting events festival. It will host sanctioned professional and amateur competitions for bodybuilding, fitness, figure and bikini, physique, kickboxing, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, professional wrestling, strongman, arm-wrestling, boxing, men's and women's model searches and the Sweat for SickKids Toronto Fitness Challenge. It is also a Fitness Expo – a show floor with over 130 exhibitors featuring everything related to health and fitness. The Toronto Pro SuperShow is Canada's must-attend fitness event with the biggest and best fitness expo in Canada.

06/06/2015 Le Tour de Cafe - Coffee and Pastry Tour Downtown

Are you a coffee lover and have a thirst for learning more about it? Then join us on a fun and engaging tour as we explore some of Toronto's best independent coffee joints and pastry shops in the city's east-end. You will have the opportunity of enjoying a selection of coffee drinks with an assortment of delicious pastries and other sweet treats. Along the way, you will get to meet with some friendly baristas and shopkeepers who will showcase their unique offerings to you. This tour will provide you with a greater appreciation for all things surrounding coffee and the pleasure of drinking it. Includes 6 drink and food tastings

06/06/2015 Roncy Rocks! Central West Free

Roncy Rocks! is a celebration of the best of Roncesvalles Village. Featuring continuous live music on various stages all over Roncesvalles Avenue with some of the best musicians that Roncy has to offer, as well as a juried art show and sale in venues all over Roncesvalles, and an all-day sidewalk sale. It's no wonder we call it "A rocking good day of music and art in Roncesvalles Village."

06/06/2015 Curvalicious Canada Plus Size Summer Conference Northwest $100 +

Curvalicious Canada is planning an epic day conference so come and celebrate! It is about being comfortable in your own skin in a stress free atmosphere. Learn about the plus size community concerns as you relax, party and meet new and interesting like-minded people. This conference will provide you with a safe and comfortable environment which will allow your personality to shine. At the end of this amazing day you will walk away with new friends and great memories.

06/06/2015 Curvalicious Canada Plus Size Summer Conference Northwest $100 +

Curvalicious Canada is planning an epic day conference so come and celebrate! It is about being comfortable in your own skin in a stress free atmosphere. Learn about the plus size community concerns as you relax, party and meet new and interesting like-minded people. This conference will provide you with a safe and comfortable environment which will allow your personality to shine. At the end of this amazing day you will walk away with new friends and great memories.
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06/06/2015 Roncy Rocks! Central West Free

Roncy Rocks! is a celebration of the best of Roncesvalles Village. Featuring continuous live music on various stages all over Roncesvalles Avenue with some of the best musicians that Roncy has to offer, as well as a juried art show and sale in venues all over Roncesvalles, and an all-day sidewalk sale. It's no wonder we call it "A rocking good day of music and art in Roncesvalles Village."
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06/06/2015 Le Tour de Cafe - Coffee and Pastry Tour Downtown

Are you a coffee lover and have a thirst for learning more about it? Then join us on a fun and engaging tour as we explore some of Toronto's best independent coffee joints and pastry shops in the city's east-end. You will have the opportunity of enjoying a selection of coffee drinks with an assortment of delicious pastries and other sweet treats. Along the way, you will get to meet with some friendly baristas and shopkeepers who will showcase their unique offerings to you. This tour will provide you with a greater appreciation for all things surrounding coffee and the pleasure of drinking it. Includes 6 drink and food tastings
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06/06/2015 Toronto Pro SuperShow Downtown $20 - $29

Don't miss the fifth annual Toronto Pro SuperShow, a fitness and sporting events festival. It will host sanctioned professional and amateur competitions for bodybuilding, fitness, figure and bikini, physique, kickboxing, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, professional wrestling, strongman, arm-wrestling, boxing, men's and women's model searches and the Sweat for SickKids Toronto Fitness Challenge. It is also a Fitness Expo – a show floor with over 130 exhibitors featuring everything related to health and fitness. The Toronto Pro SuperShow is Canada's must-attend fitness event with the biggest and best fitness expo in Canada.
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06/06/2015 Capital One Race for Kids Downtown $20 - $29

Capital One Race for Kids is in support of Boys and Girls Clubs of Toronto. Your participation will help to provide over 28,000 youths and allow us to deliver programs and services aimed at providing opportunities for youths right in your own community. Here's how it works: At the start line, each team will be provided with checkpoint clues which they must decipher to determine the locations of each Checkpoint. Each checkpoint consists of a unique fun checkpoint challenge; from blind-folded kayaking to rock climbing, you'll never know what to expect! When all 10 checkpoint challenges have been successfully completed, teams will be handed the final clue to determine the location of the finish line.
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06/06/2015 17th Annual Riverdale Art Walk Central East Free

Since its inception, the festival has grown to 130 participating artists and the inclusion of local community groups, entertainment and food vendors. Now in its 17th year in the Riverdale/Leslieville area of Toronto, the festival has grown to reach an audience of over 10,000 art enthusiasts and supporters. One of the appeals of visiting the Riverdale Art Walk is the opportunity to start or grow your art collection. Artists from all disciplines are represented including Photography, Painting, Mixed Media, and Other Media ensuring everyone will find that perfect piece for their home. Real art is a wonderful way to make your home a personal reflection of your tastes; at the same time, you can know you are supporting artists.
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06/06/2015 Eats & Beats in Riverside – A Street Fest Southeast

Although known for its heritage buildings, award-winning restaurants, and the street that inspired the cult classic Degrassi TV series, Riverside's secret also lies in its artisans and community builders of many sorts. Experience Riverside's local eateries' tasting plates and musical beats in the heart of Queen Street East.
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06/06/2015 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.
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06/06/2015 00:00:00 The Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns Central West Free

The Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns operates year-round and focuses on local, sustainable, organic, and artisanal products. We encourage our farmers to grow as sustainably as possible, and many of our farms are certified organic. All of our non-farmer vendors shop for their ingredients from the Market. The range of produce available varies from season to season, connecting customers to the natural growing cycle of our region. The market provides fresh, local food to our community while supporting local producers. There's also great music, community information booths, and lots of brilliant chefs making special treats every week, including at The Stop's Market Cafe.
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06/06/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.
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06/06/2015 00:00:00 Titanic: The Musical Downtown

Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic. The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony#174; awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the first city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
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06/06/2015 00:00:00 Junction Farmers Market Central West Free

The Junction Farmers Market provides local, sustainably produced fresh foods in ways that build community, support local food growers and producers, and promote access to healthy food for all. At the market, there are over 20 full-time and part-time vendors, with space for pop-up vendors to join us on occasion. We have fruits, vegetables, baked goods, sustainable meat, preserves, prepared food, and so much more! The Junction Farmers Market was born out of community desire and effort. We continue to place the Junction community at the centre of all we do. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings in the Junction!
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06/06/2015 00:00:00 Evergreen Brick Works Site Tours Central East Free

Evergreen Brick Works is an environmental community centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Evergreen Brick Works is a global showcase for green design, urban sustainability and a vibrant public space, named one of the world's top 10 geotourism destinations by National Geographic. Take a weekend Guided Tour and discover the site's history, geology and its transformation from glaciers and 100 years of brickmaking into an award-winning community environmental centre.
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06/06/2015 00:00:00 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Central West $40 - $49

Winner! Best Broadway Musical. Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming a big American rock star. When a handsome American GI promises love and liberation, it seems like a dream come true. But there's a catch- in order to marry and emigrate Hansel must "leave a little something behind."
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06/06/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Architecture Tours Downtown $10 - $19

Toronto boasts a world class mix of both heritage and modern architecture designed by local and internationally acclaimed architects like Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, Will Alsop, Diamond & Schmitt and KPMB to name a few. Join the Toronto Society of Architects' guided outdoor walking tours for a 2 hour journey past some of Toronto's most iconic architecture. Our professionally trained volunteer guides will share the design context, details, and unusual features that make these buildings notable and demonstrate why architecture is such a powerful communications tool for businesses, organizations, and the city.
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06/06/2015 00:00:00 Stories from the Ancestors - Collage by Vivian Felsen Downtown Free

Artist Vivian Felsen writes: The stories by Kazuyohsi Takayama, a professor of physics who lives in Sendai, Japan, were written for his granddaughter, Chisé. He began writing these stories in Japanese when Chisé was three years old. She is now 13. In September, 2014, he sent me an email explaining that he had begun translating the stories, over thirty of them, from Japan into English, and asking me to correct his English. I agreed to do this. Not long afterward, having heard my enthusiastic retelling of the first couple of stories, Deborah Harris encouraged me to respond to them with art work. The collages exhibited here are the result of that conversation. They are a work in progress, as I have yet to read the last ten stories.
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06/05/2015 00:00:00 Stories from the Ancestors - Collage by Vivian Felsen Downtown Free

Artist Vivian Felsen writes: The stories by Kazuyohsi Takayama, a professor of physics who lives in Sendai, Japan, were written for his granddaughter, Chisé. He began writing these stories in Japanese when Chisé was three years old. She is now 13. In September, 2014, he sent me an email explaining that he had begun translating the stories, over thirty of them, from Japan into English, and asking me to correct his English. I agreed to do this. Not long afterward, having heard my enthusiastic retelling of the first couple of stories, Deborah Harris encouraged me to respond to them with art work. The collages exhibited here are the result of that conversation. They are a work in progress, as I have yet to read the last ten stories.

06/05/2015 00:00:00 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Central West $40 - $49

Winner! Best Broadway Musical. Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming a big American rock star. When a handsome American GI promises love and liberation, it seems like a dream come true. But there's a catch- in order to marry and emigrate Hansel must "leave a little something behind."

06/05/2015 00:00:00 Sherway Farmers' Market Southwest Free

Shop local at Sherway Farmers' Market and discover a tradition that has been in operation for over 20 years! Find fresh, seasonal and local produce and locally made food products from the market's vendors at a great price. Featuring Ontario grown fruit and vegetables plus farm-fresh eggs, fresh baked goods, honey, deli meats, lamb, cheese, locally grown mushrooms and much more! Open every Friday, rain or shine, in the far northeast parking lot of Sherway Gardens.

06/05/2015 00:00:00 Titanic: The Musical Downtown

Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Titanic. The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony#174; awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the first city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.

06/05/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.

06/05/2015 00:00:00 First Friday Group Art Opening/Reception Southeast Free

On the first Friday each month we have a juried group art show with opening reception, live music by The Sidewalkers, and refreshments. All are welcome to submit works, with a deadline of 5 days before the reception date. We don't charge artists to submit works, unless they are accepted into this juried group show. Artists who submit works bring an appetizer to the opening. Some upcoming themes include: March: The Square Foot Show April: Terra Nova & Friends. Mother Nature, Intergalactic & Extraterrestrial Art

06/05/2015 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.

06/05/2015 Berkshire County Theatrical Downtown $1 - $9

Kylie Winters, a self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to baby-sit at an isolated country home on Halloween night. But when a small boy in a pig mask appears at the door looking for candy, her night takes a horrifying turn for the worst. What ensues is a violent invasion, which forces Kylie to go beyond what she ever thought capable in order to survive.