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A random sampling of events, happenings, nightlife, culture, and socializing.

The Ward Cabaret – the story of Toronto’s first multicultural neighbourhood – on stage Dec 12 to 22. 2019 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, December 12, 2019

by: in Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

Things are heating up just in time for the holiday season! The Ward Cabaret, a sold-out work-in-progress hit at last year’s Luminato Festival, gets a finalized premiere run at Harbourfront Centre Theatre from December 12 to December 22, 2019 It’s an electrifying musical and theatrical re-imagination of the vibrant sounds and stories of Toronto’s first cross-cultural […]

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The Nutcracker, featuring stars of Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet – on stage Dec 14, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, December 11, 2019

by: in Events, Featured Events, Music, Theatre, Toronto

THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BALLET THEATRE (TIBT) and stars of BOLSHOI BALLET proudly present the triumphant return of THE NUTCRACKER. This unforgettable classic will feature internationally renowned Russian ballerina’s Anastasia Stashkevich and Vyacheslav Lopatin, principal dancers in Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, along with many of Toronto’s most promising emerging dancers.  THE NUTCRACKER, one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous works about a young girl’s magical adventures on […]

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Chatting with Venus Fest founder Aerin Fogel about Kate Bush Tribute Night – Dec 14, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, December 10, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Music, Theatre, Toronto

  All hail Queen Kate! With a career spanning over 40 years, Kate Bush remains one of the most singular, influential and mysterious singer-songwriters of the 20th century and beyond. Venus Fest founder, Aerin Fogel, has assembled some of Canada’s most exciting female musicians to perform stunning renditions of Bush’s work. From ”Running Up That […]

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2020 “Off-Mirvish” productions include, Us/Them, Room, Indecent

posted Monday, December 9, 2019

by: in Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

OFF-MIRVISH is a curated series of edgier, challenging and fascinating plays, that’s comprised of three internationally known plays:  US/THEM, ROOM and INDECENT. Written and directed by Carly Wijs, the Canadian premiere of US/THEM will star Gytha Parmentier and Roman Van Houtven in the brilliant, utterly compelling hit play – a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s National Theatre.  US/THEM will play February 27 through March 15, 2020. In 2004 a […]

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Ross Petty Productions presents “Lil’ Red Robin Hood” – on stage until Jan 4, 2020 (Toronto)

posted Friday, December 6, 2019

by: in Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, Theatre, Toronto

It’s must be holiday season if Ross Petty has a new show on stage. Rich or poor, the whole family will be hood-winked by Ross Petty Productions’ original musical, LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD this holiday season. After 23 years of holiday cheer in Toronto’s historic Elgin Theatre, Ross Petty Productions’ 2019/20 Family Musical is moving to the Winter Garden Theatre on the 6th Floor of […]

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Toronto’s historic Paradise Theatre has now reopened, featuring movies, music, and more

posted Friday, December 6, 2019

by: in Uncategorized

The Paradise Theatre has reopened following a highly anticipated renovation. In the age of media-on-demand, Paradise distills what has made movie-going special through the ages: the joy of discovery through film, and the experience of sharing a space with both loved ones and strangers, tapping into a feeling of connection. The Art Deco and Art […]

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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – on stage March 10 to 22. 2020 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, December 5, 2019

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Music, Toronto

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era, and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. […]

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Poly Queer Love Ballad – on stage Nov 26 to 30. 2019 (Toronto)

posted Monday, November 25, 2019

by: in Events, Featured Events, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Theatre Passe Muraille’s next presentation of the season introduces POLY QUEER LOVE BALLAD, a bold and intimate musical experience that merges slam poetry and catchy pop-folk tunes, while challenging misconceptions surrounding polyamory and queerness. This show displays fearless, multidimensional portrayal of LGTBQ+ relationships that defies traditional narratives surrounding the status quo of how intimate and romantic connections are meant to […]

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Miracle on Ossington – Holiday Pop-Up Cocktail Bar – Nov 25 to Dec 31, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Friday, November 22, 2019

by: in Entertaining, Events, Featured Events, Toronto

Miracle on Ossington, the beloved holiday-pop up bar and national phenomenon serving nostalgic cocktails returns to 146 Ossington Avenue in Toronto from Monday, November 25 through December 31. Miracle transforms this event space venue into a Christmas wonderland with nostalgic festive décor and holiday-themed drinks, including Christmapolitan, Run Run Rudolph, and the newly created SanTaRex.  Toronto joins more than 120 other locations, including Canadian […]

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“Older & Reckless” features Canadian Indigenous dance artists – November 15-16, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Friday, November 15, 2019

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Older & Reckless, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre’s acclaimed series curated by Artistic Director Claudia Moore, celebrates age on stage with the 42st edition, featuring remarkable Indigenous dance artists from across Canada including Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, Christine Friday, JP Longboat and Byron Chief Moon. Canadian Indigenous writer Lee Maracle, shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, will perform with dance […]

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