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05/10/2016 00:00:00 Along for the Ride -- photography by Simeon Posen Downtown Free

Along for the Ride -- an exhibit of photography by Simeon Posen Sim Posen has been fascinated by the brash excitement and engineering marvels of the midway since he was a young boy and for the last seventeen years he has explored this by photographing the rides and their spinning lights, recording their patterns of movement as they weave lines across the night sky. Using a Pentax with 400 film, Posen has achieved a way for us to experience the sensation of speed and motion of a still image. Part of the city-wide Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

05/10/2016 00:00:00 The Testament of Mary Central East

In this challenging and imaginative solo play, acclaimed author Colm Tóibín paints a breathtakingly intimate, raw and humanizing depiction of one of the most beloved figures in history. Riveting and lyrical, The Testament of Mary reimagines the last days of Jesus as only a mother can. Featuring Soulpepper Founding Member Nancy Palk.

05/10/2016 00:00:00 The Odd Couple Downtown

Neil Simon's legendary exploration of the relationship between fastidious Felix and his sloppy roommate Oscar is one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of 20th-century American comedy. Founding Member Diego Matamoros and Artistic Director Albert Schultz reprise the title roles as the suddenly single pals who become roommates with hilariously disastrous results.

05/10/2016 00:00:00 WOMB by Marie-Josée Roy Central East Free

The Thompson Landry Gallery is extremely proud to present WOMB, a dynamic new solo exhibition, presenting 40 new works by multi-disciplinary artist Marie-Josée Roy. Within her subject's grey chrysalis, the artist masterfully depicts their struggle to emerge from being bound by metal, leaving behind their protective cocoons. Roy's figures metamorphosize into magnificent metallic human-butterflies. Continuing her long-lasting dialogue with industrial aluminium and steel, Roy plays on the strength of her chosen medium, using its permanence to depict the transitory nature of existence. Seemingly as light as a feather, her works illustrate life as movement, in the process, sculpting the genesis of mankind.

05/10/2016 00:00:00 Coming to Life Central East Free

Art captivates and engage us, can can reveal to us the activating force of our own attention. Curator Devan Patel has put together a collection of paintings and sculpture by a variety of Toronto-based contemporary artists that work with compelling aesthetics, processes, and media. With artworks that blend the lines of abstraction and representation, of the imaginary and real life, of memories and the future - 'Coming to Life' shares a view of contemporary art that reflects great possibility, talent, and vision. Whether through optical effects, vivid colours, layered imagery, deep narrative, phenomenal detail, or dream-like abstraction each of these works of art has a unique way of coming to life through our insight and experience.

05/10/2016 00:00:00 "Unseen, To Be Seen" by Tong Lam Downtown Free

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival This project juxtaposes four new images of spectacle and surveillance from seemingly unrelated contexts to explore the question of information and state power. From the hidden anti-Soviet surveillance infrastructures of the Cold War in Berlin and Beijing respectively to near-identical subway cars with awe-inspiring photographs of the “dear leaders” and a Microsoft commercial announcing the availability of new security updates in Pyongyang and Berlin respectively, it seems that we are living in an information society where the more we see, the less we know.

05/10/2016 00:00:00 The Great War Central East

In 1914 many cultures struggle to be heard in the national dialogue, but British Canada is still a well-fed bulldog with a loud bark. When war looms in Europe, the loyal colony musters a tenth of its people to defend the Empire. VideoCabaret's award- winning ensemble conjures the battlefront and the home front with the trench-humour of soldiers, the follies of leaders, and the tragic farce of warfare. This fantastic show has won the Dora Award for Outstanding New Play!

05/10/2016 00:00:00 Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s – 1980s Downtown $20 - $29

Documenting American life in all its startling complexity and diversity, the photographers and filmmakers featured in the AGO's latest exhibition present compelling images of individuals and communities on the perceived margins of society. Featuring over 200 works, the exhibition includes photographs by Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Danny Lyon, Nan Goldin, the anonymous visitors of Casa Susanna and experimental films by Kenneth Anger, Marie Menken, Shirley Clarke, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie. These images portray musicians, protesters, cross-dressers, bike gangs, politicians and socialites, individuals both at odds and united, against a backdrop of rapid social change.

05/10/2016 00:00:00 ‘So Long Lives This': Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016 Downtown Free

The year 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To honour this milestone, the Fisher Library is holding an exhibition that explores the rich printed history of Shakespeare, and features the only Canadian-held copy of the celebrated 1623 First Folio on display. With almost 60 books on display - running chronologically from 1548 to 2010 - the exhibition features early source material such as Holinshed's Chronicles (1587) and Plutarch's Lives (1579) along with a range of Renaissance genres and forms, from maps to bibles to works of poetry, anatomy and heraldry. Later editions of Shakespeare and experiments with his works will also be prominently featured in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

05/10/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

05/10/2016 00:00:00 The Summoned Downtown $50 - $59

Following the death of a billionaire tech visionary, the most important people in his life are summoned to an airport hotel for the reading of his will. They know to expect the unexpected, but what transpires is nothing short of a paradigm shift in the very fabric of these characters' lives, the nature of mortality and the future of technology. Directed by Richard Rose Starring John Bourgeois, Rachel Carins, Fabrizio Fliippo, Kelli Fox, Maggie Huculak

05/09/2016 00:00:00 The Testament of Mary Central East

In this challenging and imaginative solo play, acclaimed author Colm Tóibín paints a breathtakingly intimate, raw and humanizing depiction of one of the most beloved figures in history. Riveting and lyrical, The Testament of Mary reimagines the last days of Jesus as only a mother can. Featuring Soulpepper Founding Member Nancy Palk.

05/09/2016 00:00:00 The Odd Couple Downtown

Neil Simon's legendary exploration of the relationship between fastidious Felix and his sloppy roommate Oscar is one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of 20th-century American comedy. Founding Member Diego Matamoros and Artistic Director Albert Schultz reprise the title roles as the suddenly single pals who become roommates with hilariously disastrous results.

05/09/2016 00:00:00 Coming to Life Central East Free

Art captivates and engage us, can can reveal to us the activating force of our own attention. Curator Devan Patel has put together a collection of paintings and sculpture by a variety of Toronto-based contemporary artists that work with compelling aesthetics, processes, and media. With artworks that blend the lines of abstraction and representation, of the imaginary and real life, of memories and the future - 'Coming to Life' shares a view of contemporary art that reflects great possibility, talent, and vision. Whether through optical effects, vivid colours, layered imagery, deep narrative, phenomenal detail, or dream-like abstraction each of these works of art has a unique way of coming to life through our insight and experience.

05/09/2016 00:00:00 The Great War Central East

In 1914 many cultures struggle to be heard in the national dialogue, but British Canada is still a well-fed bulldog with a loud bark. When war looms in Europe, the loyal colony musters a tenth of its people to defend the Empire. VideoCabaret's award- winning ensemble conjures the battlefront and the home front with the trench-humour of soldiers, the follies of leaders, and the tragic farce of warfare. This fantastic show has won the Dora Award for Outstanding New Play!

05/09/2016 00:00:00 Sharing Dance – Free Dance Classes at Canada's National Ballet School Downtown Free

Ever wanted to learn a fun, professionally-choreographed dance routine but never had the opportunity? Here's your chance! Ahead of Sharing Dance Day (on June 3 @ Yonge-Dundas Square), Canada's National Ballet School is offering three FREE dance classes per week to encourage people of all ages and abilities to learn this year's Sharing Dance Routine. Choreographed by Kevin Ormsby, the Artistic Director of KasheDance, the routine is inspired by Afro-Caribbean culture and set to Jully Black's Sweat of Your Brow. Participants range from 7 years old to 90! Gather your family and friends and get dancing! To learn more about Sharing Dance and to register for FREE classes, please visit: www.nbs-enb.ca/Sharing-Dance/Sharing-Dance-Day-2016.

05/09/2016 00:00:00 ‘So Long Lives This': Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016 Downtown Free

The year 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To honour this milestone, the Fisher Library is holding an exhibition that explores the rich printed history of Shakespeare, and features the only Canadian-held copy of the celebrated 1623 First Folio on display. With almost 60 books on display - running chronologically from 1548 to 2010 - the exhibition features early source material such as Holinshed's Chronicles (1587) and Plutarch's Lives (1579) along with a range of Renaissance genres and forms, from maps to bibles to works of poetry, anatomy and heraldry. Later editions of Shakespeare and experiments with his works will also be prominently featured in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

05/09/2016 Music Mondays: Pianist Su Jeon Higuera Downtown Free

Join us at midday for an intriguing program of “Night Music.” Acclaimed by the Winnipeg Free Press as a “dynamo pianist”, Dr. Su Jeon Higuera, a graduate of The Juilliard School, l'Université de Montréal and The Glenn Gould School performs works by Heather Schmidt, Grieg, Chopin and the ever popular Beethoven “Moonlight” Sonata.

05/09/2016 Downsview Park Stewardship - Tree Planting Northwest Free

We work to restore natural areas through activities like tree planting, mulching, wildlife surveys, seed collection and invasive species removal. This week we will be focused on growing our urban forest through tree planting. We will be active outside, please bring clothes that can get dirty. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required and a water bottle is recommended. Downsview Park provides tools, training, sunscreen and bug spray. All ages are welcome but all participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

05/09/2016 World War II V-E Day Ceremony and Concert Downtown Free

V-E (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8, 1945 marks the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces. It thus marked the end of World War II in Europe. May 8, 1945 was declared the official day of celebration in Canada, with the City of Toronto organizing concerts, parades, religious services, and fireworks in the parks. All members of the public are invited join World War II veterans, elected officials and representatives from the Allied countries as we pay tribute to the sacrifices and courage that ensured our freedom.

05/09/2016 Italian Contemporary Film Festival Junior Downtown $10 - $19

Come and join the Italian Contemporary Film Festival in an annual celebration of the best in cinema for children called ‘ICFF Junior'! The festival focuses specifically on top-quality programming for all children aged 8 to 18, including schools, community groups, and families. ICFF Junior enriches school curriculum, promotes cinema as an integral part of any healthy education, and stimulates young creative minds with new ideas and future possibilities in the filmmaking industry. The program includes feature films, documentaries and animations, and also provides educators with an alternative teaching method that respects a variety of learning styles.

05/08/2016 Mother's Day Sweets Tour Downtown $30 - $39

Spoil your mum with a sweet treat on Toronto's only sweets tour! Book quickly as this event sells out every year. What to Expect: • Guided tour on the history of sweets • Introduction to a variety of sweet stores in Kensington Market • Samples from each location • Discounts at select merchants • Fun yum times for all! Walking difficulty: Easy, 1-3min between stores

05/08/2016 Great Balls of Fire Central West

On Sunday May come celebrate Mother's Day at Famous PEOPLE Players Dine & Dream Theatre with Great Balls of Fire and show your support of Knitted Knockers of Canada. Rock and roll comes alive at Famous PEOPLE Players with Great Balls of Fire this Mother's Day. There will be dancing in the seats during this stunning glow in the dark performance mesmerizes as Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley rise from the dead and rock out to some of their classic hits! Songs from Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, the Beatles, Cindi Lauper, Ray Charles and many more will keep your toes tapping and your hips moving! The performance has been specially modified as a tribute to Breast Cancer.

05/08/2016 Mother's Day Chocolate Workshop Central West $40 - $49

Love your mum? Mum loves chocolate? Then our hands-on chocolate workshop is the answer this Mother's Day! What to Expect: • Taste and learn about different chocolates • Roll your own lavender-infused chocolate truffles • Take home your hand-made treats • Happy times for all! Book quickly on tastytourstoronto.com as we sell out every year!

05/07/2016 Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival Gala Southwest $60 - $69

Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival will bring cutting-edge independent short filmmaking to Toronto for its sixth year this May. The Festival, which runs for two evenings, features some of the best short films from around the world, showcasing a diverse offering of 14 films from Canada, Denmark, France, Iran, Taiwan and the UK. The Gala event on Saturday, May 7 will showcase international and award-winning short films, and will be hosted by renowned film critic Richard Crouse.

05/08/2016 00:00:00 Murder at the ROM - A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Downtown $30 - $39

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you will begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator's appointment book to solve the mystery. On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you do not collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated.

05/08/2016 00:00:00 Diversions: Ravinder Rai & Sebastián Benítez Duo Southeast Free

Diversions showcases the photographic outcomes of an ongoing artistic dialogue between emerging artists Ravinder Rai and Sebastián Benítez. Engaging in themes of contemporary identity, culture, image, objects, commodification, and sexuality, this exhibition shares a process of awareness and discovery as Rai and Benítez photographically respond to each other's work. Featuring playful and clever self-portraits and still life photographs, this exhibition also incorporates elements of installation and mixed media.

05/08/2016 00:00:00 Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Central West $50 - $59

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst! Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner! Suitable for All Ages (10+)

05/08/2016 00:00:00 WOMB by Marie-Josée Roy Central East Free

The Thompson Landry Gallery is extremely proud to present WOMB, a dynamic new solo exhibition, presenting 40 new works by multi-disciplinary artist Marie-Josée Roy. Within her subject's grey chrysalis, the artist masterfully depicts their struggle to emerge from being bound by metal, leaving behind their protective cocoons. Roy's figures metamorphosize into magnificent metallic human-butterflies. Continuing her long-lasting dialogue with industrial aluminium and steel, Roy plays on the strength of her chosen medium, using its permanence to depict the transitory nature of existence. Seemingly as light as a feather, her works illustrate life as movement, in the process, sculpting the genesis of mankind.

05/08/2016 00:00:00 Spring Into Summer Art Show & Sale Central East Free

The show features over 100 new & original artworks created in multiple mediums by more than 80 artists. About The Don Valley Art Club: It is one of the oldest and most active art clubs in Toronto and held together by loyal and hardworking artists for over 68 years. Its long term connection with Todmorden Mills began shortly after inception in 1948, when the group gatherings were in a clubhouse on a site nearby. Since that time, the club has grown to include over 180 artists, who bring a wide variety of talents and painting styles to each art show.

05/08/2016 00:00:00 The World Premiere of Against Nature / À Rebours Central East $50 - $59

The second in a series of music/dance/theatre pieces by James Kudelka (the first being the acclaimed From the House of Mirth), featuring original music by James Rolfe, Libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and inspired by a book of the same name by author Joris-Karl Huysmans. Laurence Lemieux performs in this beautiful new work with John Hess on piano, Parmela Attariwala on violin and Carina Reeves on cello. "It (the novel Against Nature) is sensuous, celebrating smell, touch, colour, skin, poetry, painting, sex, and home decorating; to the point of decadence. A man, tired of the debauched and decadent world in which he has lived becomes a recluse, and aims to create his own universe within his home." - James Kudelka

05/08/2016 00:00:00 ROMwalks City-wide Free

ROMwalks are walking tours which encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most walks are free. Also available are Private Group Walks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors. These group walks are arranged specifically for you and can be scheduled for any day and time. The cost is $10 per person with a minimum of 10 people. Call 416.586.8097 for more information about arranging a private group walk. All walking tours are organized by the ROM's Department of Museum Volunteers. Visit: www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/event/downloads/romwalkbrochure2016.pdf for information on all walks.

05/08/2016 00:00:00 The Wizard of Oz Central East

The 50th Anniversary Season at Young People's Theatre (YPT) reaches a crescendo with The Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved musicals of the twentieth century. Filled with all the magic and wonder of L. Frank Baum's masterpiece, YPT will offer a refreshing new take on the classic musical, including a number that was cut from the original movie. The Wizard of Oz will be presented on the Mainstage from April 4 to May 15. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Visit www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/shows-tickets/the-wizard-of-oz/ for show times and details.

05/08/2016 00:00:00 Anne Of Green Gables Central West $50 - $59

Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic story of a red-haired orphan named Anne, for those who aren't familiar with it, follows a young girl who is adopted by a farmer and his sister. Though they hoped for a boy, Anne's sunny charm wins over their hearts, and the hearts of those all around her. Anne of Green Gables, The Musical invites us along on one charming adventure after the next, as Anne stumbles her way through a series of scrapes, makes a bosom friend, and searches for (and finds) several kindred spirits! This family musical version of the story has been in constant production since 1965, making it Canada's longest running musical!

05/08/2016 00:00:00 Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s – 1980s Downtown $20 - $29

Documenting American life in all its startling complexity and diversity, the photographers and filmmakers featured in the AGO's latest exhibition present compelling images of individuals and communities on the perceived margins of society. Featuring over 200 works, the exhibition includes photographs by Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Danny Lyon, Nan Goldin, the anonymous visitors of Casa Susanna and experimental films by Kenneth Anger, Marie Menken, Shirley Clarke, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie. These images portray musicians, protesters, cross-dressers, bike gangs, politicians and socialites, individuals both at odds and united, against a backdrop of rapid social change.

05/08/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

05/08/2016 00:00:00 Damn Yankees Southeast

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory against the New York Yankees. Transformed into the young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he turns the hapless Washington Senators around, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind. Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a home-run hit featuring an irreverent sense of humour that is musical comedy at its best. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Damn Yankees thrills with songs such as "Heart", "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO", "Those Were the Good Old Days", and "Whatever Lola Wants."

05/08/2016 00:00:00 The Summoned Downtown $50 - $59

Following the death of a billionaire tech visionary, the most important people in his life are summoned to an airport hotel for the reading of his will. They know to expect the unexpected, but what transpires is nothing short of a paradigm shift in the very fabric of these characters' lives, the nature of mortality and the future of technology. Directed by Richard Rose Starring John Bourgeois, Rachel Carins, Fabrizio Fliippo, Kelli Fox, Maggie Huculak

05/08/2016 ROMwalks: Whiskey, Wharf and Windmill Central East Free

Walking through the distillery district discover the commercial, industrial and residential structures built on the borders of the historic town of York that have been adapted for over the last 2 centuries. ROMwalks are walking tours which encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most walks are free and walks go Rain or Shine! Visit: www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/event/downloads/romwalkbrochure2016.pdf for information on all walks including Private Group ROMwalks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors.

05/08/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown $60 - $69

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, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings Cost: $60 + taxes For more info and to get tickets, visit savourtoronto.com
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05/07/2016 00:00:00 Classical Turkmen Music Days in Canada Northeast

The Foundation has invited esteemed Turkmen pianist and composer Mamed Guseynov together with soprano from the Helikon Opera in Moscow, Daria Rubanova to perform a series of classical concerts and masterclasses. The concert program is inspired by the multicultural fabric of Toronto and will feature works by Nury Halmamedov, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Sviridov, Scriabin, Komitas, Puccini and more! Our masterclasses provides musicians of all ages the opportunity to learn alongside their peers as Mamed Guseynov and Daria Rubanova give feedback and work one-on-one with each soloist. Classes begin with a brief lecture, "Cultural Parallels: Turkmen and European Classical Music"
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05/07/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

05/07/2016 00:00:00 Damn Yankees Southeast

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory against the New York Yankees. Transformed into the young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he turns the hapless Washington Senators around, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind. Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a home-run hit featuring an irreverent sense of humour that is musical comedy at its best. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Damn Yankees thrills with songs such as "Heart", "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO", "Those Were the Good Old Days", and "Whatever Lola Wants."

05/07/2016 00:00:00 The Summoned Downtown $50 - $59

Following the death of a billionaire tech visionary, the most important people in his life are summoned to an airport hotel for the reading of his will. They know to expect the unexpected, but what transpires is nothing short of a paradigm shift in the very fabric of these characters' lives, the nature of mortality and the future of technology. Directed by Richard Rose Starring John Bourgeois, Rachel Carins, Fabrizio Fliippo, Kelli Fox, Maggie Huculak

05/07/2016 Elemental Light Photography Exhibit - Reception Downtown Free

Join us for ELEMENTAL LIGHT, a photography exhibit featuring eight Heliconian Club artists, and poetry, dance, and music. Two poets, four dancers, and two musicians engage with the spirit of selected photographs, enhancing the artistic impact of the images, a delightful form of synergy called 'ekphrasis'. Reception: Saturday, May 7 from 1-4 at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue in the heart of Yorkville.

05/07/2016 Boogie Inc, 10 Year Anniversary ft. Mood II Swing Downtown $20 - $29

As Mood II Swing, production duo Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone will go down in history as one of the most prolific and respected house duos of the last 25 years. At their best, they are simply untouchable... Simply put, Mood II Swing are among the finest producers in the history of house music. Do not miss this rare chance to witness the Canadian debut of house music icons, Mood II Swing, alongside Tyrone Solomon & Toronto Hustle at The Den. A decade of boogie... it's a celebration ya'll, LET'S DANCE! All for the love of house music!

05/07/2016 Pampered Pooches T.O. Central West Free

This free to attend, one-day event will have you and your pooch indulging in food, fashion, pet health, grooming and more! This one-stop-pooch-shop offers a unique shopping and infotainment market geared for the urban dog lover. Over 45 vendors on site, including food trucks. Arrive at 11AM to collect one of our VIP swag bags!

05/07/2016 Science Rendezvous 2016 Downtown Free

With awe-inspiring activities and interactive demonstrations hosted simultaneously in over 30 sites across Canada, Science Rendezvous strives to highlight the Nation's best and most innovative research with the ultimate goal of improving student enrollment and public involvement in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM. This event offers visitors of all ages a chance to meet with world-class researchers, take part in experiments and, above all, have fun while discovering science in a whole new way. This year, the Science Rendezvous has the honor of being the kick-start event to the National Science and Technology Week hosted by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

05/07/2016 Feast on St. Clair Food Tour Central West $70 - $79

St. Clair West has increasingly become a destination for food lovers. With many new restaurants, eateries and specialty food shops that have opened up in recent years, it's flourished into a vibrant culinary scene. On our “Feast on St.Clair West”, you'll discover many of the tasty delights this area has to offer. Your tour will begin with a visit to the The Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns, proclaimed as one of the city's best farmer's market with the opportunity to enjoy local and seasonal foods from across Ontario. Afterwards, you'll stroll along St. Clair West to explore the area's wide array of food establishments. Be sure to bring your appetite on this exciting feast!

05/07/2016 00:00:00 Diversions: Ravinder Rai & Sebastián Benítez Duo Southeast Free

Diversions showcases the photographic outcomes of an ongoing artistic dialogue between emerging artists Ravinder Rai and Sebastián Benítez. Engaging in themes of contemporary identity, culture, image, objects, commodification, and sexuality, this exhibition shares a process of awareness and discovery as Rai and Benítez photographically respond to each other's work. Featuring playful and clever self-portraits and still life photographs, this exhibition also incorporates elements of installation and mixed media.

05/07/2016 00:00:00 The Testament of Mary Central East

In this challenging and imaginative solo play, acclaimed author Colm Tóibín paints a breathtakingly intimate, raw and humanizing depiction of one of the most beloved figures in history. Riveting and lyrical, The Testament of Mary reimagines the last days of Jesus as only a mother can. Featuring Soulpepper Founding Member Nancy Palk.

05/07/2016 00:00:00 The Odd Couple Downtown

Neil Simon's legendary exploration of the relationship between fastidious Felix and his sloppy roommate Oscar is one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of 20th-century American comedy. Founding Member Diego Matamoros and Artistic Director Albert Schultz reprise the title roles as the suddenly single pals who become roommates with hilariously disastrous results.

05/07/2016 00:00:00 Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Central West $50 - $59

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst! Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner! Suitable for All Ages (10+)

05/07/2016 00:00:00 WOMB by Marie-Josée Roy Central East Free

The Thompson Landry Gallery is extremely proud to present WOMB, a dynamic new solo exhibition, presenting 40 new works by multi-disciplinary artist Marie-Josée Roy. Within her subject's grey chrysalis, the artist masterfully depicts their struggle to emerge from being bound by metal, leaving behind their protective cocoons. Roy's figures metamorphosize into magnificent metallic human-butterflies. Continuing her long-lasting dialogue with industrial aluminium and steel, Roy plays on the strength of her chosen medium, using its permanence to depict the transitory nature of existence. Seemingly as light as a feather, her works illustrate life as movement, in the process, sculpting the genesis of mankind.

05/07/2016 00:00:00 Coming to Life Central East Free

Art captivates and engage us, can can reveal to us the activating force of our own attention. Curator Devan Patel has put together a collection of paintings and sculpture by a variety of Toronto-based contemporary artists that work with compelling aesthetics, processes, and media. With artworks that blend the lines of abstraction and representation, of the imaginary and real life, of memories and the future - 'Coming to Life' shares a view of contemporary art that reflects great possibility, talent, and vision. Whether through optical effects, vivid colours, layered imagery, deep narrative, phenomenal detail, or dream-like abstraction each of these works of art has a unique way of coming to life through our insight and experience.

05/07/2016 00:00:00 "Unseen, To Be Seen" by Tong Lam Downtown Free

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival This project juxtaposes four new images of spectacle and surveillance from seemingly unrelated contexts to explore the question of information and state power. From the hidden anti-Soviet surveillance infrastructures of the Cold War in Berlin and Beijing respectively to near-identical subway cars with awe-inspiring photographs of the “dear leaders” and a Microsoft commercial announcing the availability of new security updates in Pyongyang and Berlin respectively, it seems that we are living in an information society where the more we see, the less we know.

05/07/2016 00:00:00 The Great War Central East

In 1914 many cultures struggle to be heard in the national dialogue, but British Canada is still a well-fed bulldog with a loud bark. When war looms in Europe, the loyal colony musters a tenth of its people to defend the Empire. VideoCabaret's award- winning ensemble conjures the battlefront and the home front with the trench-humour of soldiers, the follies of leaders, and the tragic farce of warfare. This fantastic show has won the Dora Award for Outstanding New Play!

05/07/2016 00:00:00 Spring Into Summer Art Show & Sale Central East Free

The show features over 100 new & original artworks created in multiple mediums by more than 80 artists. About The Don Valley Art Club: It is one of the oldest and most active art clubs in Toronto and held together by loyal and hardworking artists for over 68 years. Its long term connection with Todmorden Mills began shortly after inception in 1948, when the group gatherings were in a clubhouse on a site nearby. Since that time, the club has grown to include over 180 artists, who bring a wide variety of talents and painting styles to each art show.

05/07/2016 00:00:00 The World Premiere of Against Nature / À Rebours Central East $50 - $59

The second in a series of music/dance/theatre pieces by James Kudelka (the first being the acclaimed From the House of Mirth), featuring original music by James Rolfe, Libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and inspired by a book of the same name by author Joris-Karl Huysmans. Laurence Lemieux performs in this beautiful new work with John Hess on piano, Parmela Attariwala on violin and Carina Reeves on cello. "It (the novel Against Nature) is sensuous, celebrating smell, touch, colour, skin, poetry, painting, sex, and home decorating; to the point of decadence. A man, tired of the debauched and decadent world in which he has lived becomes a recluse, and aims to create his own universe within his home." - James Kudelka

05/07/2016 00:00:00 The Wizard of Oz Central East

The 50th Anniversary Season at Young People's Theatre (YPT) reaches a crescendo with The Wizard of Oz, one of the most beloved musicals of the twentieth century. Filled with all the magic and wonder of L. Frank Baum's masterpiece, YPT will offer a refreshing new take on the classic musical, including a number that was cut from the original movie. The Wizard of Oz will be presented on the Mainstage from April 4 to May 15. Recommended for ages 5 & up. Visit www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/shows-tickets/the-wizard-of-oz/ for show times and details.

05/07/2016 00:00:00 Killer Tunes Central West $80 - $89

Now Playing a brand new mystery: Killer Tunes! It's awards night and all your favourite music superstars - past and present - are here to claim top prize. Call Box Office for reservations at 416-486-7469 or 1-800-668-3323 (NOT DEAD) or visit www.MysteriouslyYours.com

05/07/2016 00:00:00 Anne Of Green Gables Central West $50 - $59

Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic story of a red-haired orphan named Anne, for those who aren't familiar with it, follows a young girl who is adopted by a farmer and his sister. Though they hoped for a boy, Anne's sunny charm wins over their hearts, and the hearts of those all around her. Anne of Green Gables, The Musical invites us along on one charming adventure after the next, as Anne stumbles her way through a series of scrapes, makes a bosom friend, and searches for (and finds) several kindred spirits! This family musical version of the story has been in constant production since 1965, making it Canada's longest running musical!

05/07/2016 00:00:00 Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s – 1980s Downtown $20 - $29

Documenting American life in all its startling complexity and diversity, the photographers and filmmakers featured in the AGO's latest exhibition present compelling images of individuals and communities on the perceived margins of society. Featuring over 200 works, the exhibition includes photographs by Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Danny Lyon, Nan Goldin, the anonymous visitors of Casa Susanna and experimental films by Kenneth Anger, Marie Menken, Shirley Clarke, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie. These images portray musicians, protesters, cross-dressers, bike gangs, politicians and socialites, individuals both at odds and united, against a backdrop of rapid social change.
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05/06/2016 00:00:00 Diversions: Ravinder Rai & Sebastián Benítez Duo Southeast Free

Diversions showcases the photographic outcomes of an ongoing artistic dialogue between emerging artists Ravinder Rai and Sebastián Benítez. Engaging in themes of contemporary identity, culture, image, objects, commodification, and sexuality, this exhibition shares a process of awareness and discovery as Rai and Benítez photographically respond to each other's work. Featuring playful and clever self-portraits and still life photographs, this exhibition also incorporates elements of installation and mixed media.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 Eat Fresh and Shop Local at Sherway Farmers' Market! Southwest Free

Discover a tradition that has been in operation for over 20 years and shop local at Sherway Farmers' Market! Find fresh, seasonal and local produce and locally made food products from the market's vendors at a great price every Friday, rain or shine, in the far northeast parking lot of Sherway Gardens, bordering on the Queensway and Sherway Gardens Road, just east of Hwy 427.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 The Testament of Mary Central East

In this challenging and imaginative solo play, acclaimed author Colm Tóibín paints a breathtakingly intimate, raw and humanizing depiction of one of the most beloved figures in history. Riveting and lyrical, The Testament of Mary reimagines the last days of Jesus as only a mother can. Featuring Soulpepper Founding Member Nancy Palk.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 The Odd Couple Downtown

Neil Simon's legendary exploration of the relationship between fastidious Felix and his sloppy roommate Oscar is one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of 20th-century American comedy. Founding Member Diego Matamoros and Artistic Director Albert Schultz reprise the title roles as the suddenly single pals who become roommates with hilariously disastrous results.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Central West $50 - $59

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst! Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner! Suitable for All Ages (10+)

05/06/2016 00:00:00 WOMB by Marie-Josée Roy Central East Free

The Thompson Landry Gallery is extremely proud to present WOMB, a dynamic new solo exhibition, presenting 40 new works by multi-disciplinary artist Marie-Josée Roy. Within her subject's grey chrysalis, the artist masterfully depicts their struggle to emerge from being bound by metal, leaving behind their protective cocoons. Roy's figures metamorphosize into magnificent metallic human-butterflies. Continuing her long-lasting dialogue with industrial aluminium and steel, Roy plays on the strength of her chosen medium, using its permanence to depict the transitory nature of existence. Seemingly as light as a feather, her works illustrate life as movement, in the process, sculpting the genesis of mankind.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 Coming to Life Central East Free

Art captivates and engage us, can can reveal to us the activating force of our own attention. Curator Devan Patel has put together a collection of paintings and sculpture by a variety of Toronto-based contemporary artists that work with compelling aesthetics, processes, and media. With artworks that blend the lines of abstraction and representation, of the imaginary and real life, of memories and the future - 'Coming to Life' shares a view of contemporary art that reflects great possibility, talent, and vision. Whether through optical effects, vivid colours, layered imagery, deep narrative, phenomenal detail, or dream-like abstraction each of these works of art has a unique way of coming to life through our insight and experience.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 The Great War Central East

In 1914 many cultures struggle to be heard in the national dialogue, but British Canada is still a well-fed bulldog with a loud bark. When war looms in Europe, the loyal colony musters a tenth of its people to defend the Empire. VideoCabaret's award- winning ensemble conjures the battlefront and the home front with the trench-humour of soldiers, the follies of leaders, and the tragic farce of warfare. This fantastic show has won the Dora Award for Outstanding New Play!

05/06/2016 00:00:00 Spring Into Summer Art Show & Sale Central East Free

The show features over 100 new & original artworks created in multiple mediums by more than 80 artists. About The Don Valley Art Club: It is one of the oldest and most active art clubs in Toronto and held together by loyal and hardworking artists for over 68 years. Its long term connection with Todmorden Mills began shortly after inception in 1948, when the group gatherings were in a clubhouse on a site nearby. Since that time, the club has grown to include over 180 artists, who bring a wide variety of talents and painting styles to each art show.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 The World Premiere of Against Nature / À Rebours Central East $50 - $59

The second in a series of music/dance/theatre pieces by James Kudelka (the first being the acclaimed From the House of Mirth), featuring original music by James Rolfe, Libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and inspired by a book of the same name by author Joris-Karl Huysmans. Laurence Lemieux performs in this beautiful new work with John Hess on piano, Parmela Attariwala on violin and Carina Reeves on cello. "It (the novel Against Nature) is sensuous, celebrating smell, touch, colour, skin, poetry, painting, sex, and home decorating; to the point of decadence. A man, tired of the debauched and decadent world in which he has lived becomes a recluse, and aims to create his own universe within his home." - James Kudelka

05/06/2016 00:00:00 Killer Tunes Central West $80 - $89

Now Playing a brand new mystery: Killer Tunes! It's awards night and all your favourite music superstars - past and present - are here to claim top prize. Call Box Office for reservations at 416-486-7469 or 1-800-668-3323 (NOT DEAD) or visit www.MysteriouslyYours.com

05/06/2016 00:00:00 Sharing Dance – Free Dance Classes at Canada's National Ballet School Downtown Free

Ever wanted to learn a fun, professionally-choreographed dance routine but never had the opportunity? Here's your chance! Ahead of Sharing Dance Day (on June 3 @ Yonge-Dundas Square), Canada's National Ballet School is offering three FREE dance classes per week to encourage people of all ages and abilities to learn this year's Sharing Dance Routine. Choreographed by Kevin Ormsby, the Artistic Director of KasheDance, the routine is inspired by Afro-Caribbean culture and set to Jully Black's Sweat of Your Brow. Participants range from 7 years old to 90! Gather your family and friends and get dancing! To learn more about Sharing Dance and to register for FREE classes, please visit: www.nbs-enb.ca/Sharing-Dance/Sharing-Dance-Day-2016.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 Anne Of Green Gables Central West $50 - $59

Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic story of a red-haired orphan named Anne, for those who aren't familiar with it, follows a young girl who is adopted by a farmer and his sister. Though they hoped for a boy, Anne's sunny charm wins over their hearts, and the hearts of those all around her. Anne of Green Gables, The Musical invites us along on one charming adventure after the next, as Anne stumbles her way through a series of scrapes, makes a bosom friend, and searches for (and finds) several kindred spirits! This family musical version of the story has been in constant production since 1965, making it Canada's longest running musical!

05/06/2016 00:00:00 Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s – 1980s Downtown $20 - $29

Documenting American life in all its startling complexity and diversity, the photographers and filmmakers featured in the AGO's latest exhibition present compelling images of individuals and communities on the perceived margins of society. Featuring over 200 works, the exhibition includes photographs by Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Danny Lyon, Nan Goldin, the anonymous visitors of Casa Susanna and experimental films by Kenneth Anger, Marie Menken, Shirley Clarke, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie. These images portray musicians, protesters, cross-dressers, bike gangs, politicians and socialites, individuals both at odds and united, against a backdrop of rapid social change.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 ‘So Long Lives This': Celebrating Shakespeare, 1616-2016 Downtown Free

The year 2016 marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. To honour this milestone, the Fisher Library is holding an exhibition that explores the rich printed history of Shakespeare, and features the only Canadian-held copy of the celebrated 1623 First Folio on display. With almost 60 books on display - running chronologically from 1548 to 2010 - the exhibition features early source material such as Holinshed's Chronicles (1587) and Plutarch's Lives (1579) along with a range of Renaissance genres and forms, from maps to bibles to works of poetry, anatomy and heraldry. Later editions of Shakespeare and experiments with his works will also be prominently featured in the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now Central East $10 - $19

A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now gives North American audiences unprecedented access to the private collection of Turkish art philanthropist Ömer M. Koç. Nearly 70 photographs, albums, and panoramas from Koç's collection present the architecture, monuments, and people of this historic city from the 1850s to early 1900s. New photographs and digital animations by acclaimed Turkish artist Murat Germen offer startling contrasts in era, scale, and scope. Germen's dazzling cityscapes convey the heady pace — and price — of urban development in a city long revered for its historic character. A City Transformed will be a Primary Exhibition in this year's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

05/06/2016 00:00:00 Damn Yankees Southeast

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory against the New York Yankees. Transformed into the young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he turns the hapless Washington Senators around, only to realize the true worth of the life he's left behind. Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a home-run hit featuring an irreverent sense of humour that is musical comedy at its best. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Damn Yankees thrills with songs such as "Heart", "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO", "Those Were the Good Old Days", and "Whatever Lola Wants."

05/06/2016 00:00:00 The Summoned Downtown $50 - $59

Following the death of a billionaire tech visionary, the most important people in his life are summoned to an airport hotel for the reading of his will. They know to expect the unexpected, but what transpires is nothing short of a paradigm shift in the very fabric of these characters' lives, the nature of mortality and the future of technology. Directed by Richard Rose Starring John Bourgeois, Rachel Carins, Fabrizio Fliippo, Kelli Fox, Maggie Huculak

05/06/2016 Veggielicious 2016 Downtown

Veggielicious is a two-week celebration of delicious and compassionate vegan cuisine that features gourmet prix-fixe meals and great deals at restaurants, cafés, and bakeries across the GTA. When: May 6th to 22nd , 2016 Where: Across Toronto and the GTA at participating restaurants Website: www.veggielicious.ca/ Facebook: facebook.com/VeggieliciousTO Twitter: @TorontoVeg Instagram: @TorontoVeg Any questions, do not hesitate to reach out!

05/06/2016 Mother's Day High Tea Party Northwest $1 - $9

Let's celebrate Mother's Day with a high tea party honouring mothers and grandmothers! Enjoy delicious treats and a tea tasting! RSVP required one week prior to event date. To purchase your ticket, please visit the Active Living Centre reception desk to save your spot!

05/06/2016 Jane's Walk Toronto City-wide Free

Share a story or help shape one. Jane's Walk is a global movement of free citizen-led walking tours inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Jane's Walk and we hope you will celebrate with us. On a Jane's Walk you can explore your city, meet your neighbors, and join a conversation about the places where you live, work and play. Janes Walk is a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society, a registered charity. Jane's Walk 2016 is generously supported by AVANA and Urban Space Property Group. Please visit janeswalk.org to learn more. @janeswalkTO #lovetowalk #janeswalkTO

05/06/2016 An Evening of Wonders Downtown

Vitaly Beckman began practicing magic at the age of fifteen and has made a name for himself as one of Canada's top magicians, featured at TedxVancouver, soon to be on America's Got Talent and more. Every illusion in An Evening of Wonders is original and breaks the mould of common magic shows by infusing a healthy dose of artistry, emotion and humour. Witness Vitaly make paintbrushes paint on their own, bring paintings and drawings to life, and make people in the audience come to life or disappear in their own driver's license (volunteering audience members will literally not be able to drive home from the show)! For more information, please visit www.EveningofWonders.com.

05/06/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown $60 - $69

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, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings

05/06/2016 Blossom and Bloom Downtown Free

Blossom and Bloom is a open-concept market showcasing local creative businesses, floral-focused designers, artists and musicians in a single event. A curated public style event that welcomes visitors of all interests and backgrounds to explore the creative work of our local makers. Our 2016 market celebrates the Mother's Day week with over 40 vendors for each show date. Art installations, live music, craft workshops and creative interventions will take place in our event space. We urge you to come by our market to support local small businesses and meet with the variety of individuals who help drive our creative culture.

05/05/2016 00:00:00 The Odd Couple Downtown

Neil Simon's legendary exploration of the relationship between fastidious Felix and his sloppy roommate Oscar is one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of 20th-century American comedy. Founding Member Diego Matamoros and Artistic Director Albert Schultz reprise the title roles as the suddenly single pals who become roommates with hilariously disastrous results.

05/05/2016 00:00:00 Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Central West $50 - $59

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst! Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner! Suitable for All Ages (10+)

05/05/2016 00:00:00 WOMB by Marie-Josée Roy Central East Free

The Thompson Landry Gallery is extremely proud to present WOMB, a dynamic new solo exhibition, presenting 40 new works by multi-disciplinary artist Marie-Josée Roy. Within her subject's grey chrysalis, the artist masterfully depicts their struggle to emerge from being bound by metal, leaving behind their protective cocoons. Roy's figures metamorphosize into magnificent metallic human-butterflies. Continuing her long-lasting dialogue with industrial aluminium and steel, Roy plays on the strength of her chosen medium, using its permanence to depict the transitory nature of existence. Seemingly as light as a feather, her works illustrate life as movement, in the process, sculpting the genesis of mankind.

05/05/2016 00:00:00 Coming to Life Central East Free

Art captivates and engage us, can can reveal to us the activating force of our own attention. Curator Devan Patel has put together a collection of paintings and sculpture by a variety of Toronto-based contemporary artists that work with compelling aesthetics, processes, and media. With artworks that blend the lines of abstraction and representation, of the imaginary and real life, of memories and the future - 'Coming to Life' shares a view of contemporary art that reflects great possibility, talent, and vision. Whether through optical effects, vivid colours, layered imagery, deep narrative, phenomenal detail, or dream-like abstraction each of these works of art has a unique way of coming to life through our insight and experience.

05/05/2016 00:00:00 "Unseen, To Be Seen" by Tong Lam Downtown Free

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival This project juxtaposes four new images of spectacle and surveillance from seemingly unrelated contexts to explore the question of information and state power. From the hidden anti-Soviet surveillance infrastructures of the Cold War in Berlin and Beijing respectively to near-identical subway cars with awe-inspiring photographs of the “dear leaders” and a Microsoft commercial announcing the availability of new security updates in Pyongyang and Berlin respectively, it seems that we are living in an information society where the more we see, the less we know.

05/05/2016 00:00:00 The Great War Central East

In 1914 many cultures struggle to be heard in the national dialogue, but British Canada is still a well-fed bulldog with a loud bark. When war looms in Europe, the loyal colony musters a tenth of its people to defend the Empire. VideoCabaret's award- winning ensemble conjures the battlefront and the home front with the trench-humour of soldiers, the follies of leaders, and the tragic farce of warfare. This fantastic show has won the Dora Award for Outstanding New Play!

05/05/2016 00:00:00 Spring Into Summer Art Show & Sale Central East Free

The show features over 100 new & original artworks created in multiple mediums by more than 80 artists. About The Don Valley Art Club: It is one of the oldest and most active art clubs in Toronto and held together by loyal and hardworking artists for over 68 years. Its long term connection with Todmorden Mills began shortly after inception in 1948, when the group gatherings were in a clubhouse on a site nearby. Since that time, the club has grown to include over 180 artists, who bring a wide variety of talents and painting styles to each art show.

05/05/2016 00:00:00 The World Premiere of Against Nature / À Rebours Central East $50 - $59

The second in a series of music/dance/theatre pieces by James Kudelka (the first being the acclaimed From the House of Mirth), featuring original music by James Rolfe, Libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin and inspired by a book of the same name by author Joris-Karl Huysmans. Laurence Lemieux performs in this beautiful new work with John Hess on piano, Parmela Attariwala on violin and Carina Reeves on cello. "It (the novel Against Nature) is sensuous, celebrating smell, touch, colour, skin, poetry, painting, sex, and home decorating; to the point of decadence. A man, tired of the debauched and decadent world in which he has lived becomes a recluse, and aims to create his own universe within his home." - James Kudelka

05/05/2016 00:00:00 Anne Of Green Gables Central West $50 - $59

Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic story of a red-haired orphan named Anne, for those who aren't familiar with it, follows a young girl who is adopted by a farmer and his sister. Though they hoped for a boy, Anne's sunny charm wins over their hearts, and the hearts of those all around her. Anne of Green Gables, The Musical invites us along on one charming adventure after the next, as Anne stumbles her way through a series of scrapes, makes a bosom friend, and searches for (and finds) several kindred spirits! This family musical version of the story has been in constant production since 1965, making it Canada's longest running musical!

05/05/2016 00:00:00 Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s – 1980s Downtown $20 - $29

Documenting American life in all its startling complexity and diversity, the photographers and filmmakers featured in the AGO's latest exhibition present compelling images of individuals and communities on the perceived margins of society. Featuring over 200 works, the exhibition includes photographs by Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, Danny Lyon, Nan Goldin, the anonymous visitors of Casa Susanna and experimental films by Kenneth Anger, Marie Menken, Shirley Clarke, Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie. These images portray musicians, protesters, cross-dressers, bike gangs, politicians and socialites, individuals both at odds and united, against a backdrop of rapid social change.

05/05/2016 00:00:00 Organic Farmers' Market Central East Free

Come find greens, vegetables, seasonal berries and fruits, delicious ready-to-eat foods, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, pork, veal, venison and poultry, cheese, maple syrup, jams, honey, all-natural personal care products, soaps and candles, olive oil, herbal oils and teas, seeds and grains, breads, tempting sweets and savouries, gluten-free baked goods, and organic VQA wines. Choose the freshest, healthiest foods, meet our organic vendors and enjoy farm tales, cooking tips and snacks or supper in a beautiful setting. Bistro tables offer convenient spots to relax. Toronto Master Gardeners are also on hand, providing an Advice Clinic.