Cooler days and longer nights mean that it can sometimes be hard to leave the nest – but we’ve got you covered, with a hot line-up of cultural events across the province.
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OCAF Approves its 500th Application!
The OCAF Board approved a number of applications at the October 29th Board Meeting – including our 500th! That’s over $56 million in support for Ontario’s cultural sector since 1999. Well done, Ontario. We can’t wait to see what the next 500 will be.
PIECE by PIECE at the GARDINER
Internationally-renowned for her interactive interventions in prestigious British and American museums, Clare Twomey creates a spectacular commissioned installation about making and collecting, viewed through the lens of the Gardiner’s 18th-century European porcelain galleries.
Piece by Piece features an army of more than 2,000 ceramic figurines – all inspired by the Gardiner’s rare Commedia dell’Arte Harlequin collection – and demonstrates the conflicting emotions of everyday life. The exhibit will also feature an on-site artist/maker creating additional statuettes to add to Twomey’s ever-growing ghostly white world.
On now until January 4th. Get your tickets here.
CELEBRATE THE PIANO
As part of its “Celebrate the Piano” programming the TSO presents the most serene of Beethoven’s piano concertos, performed by one of the hottest young pianists on the planet, the award-winning Canadian Jan Lisiecki.
Beethoven Piano Concerto 4
Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Roy Thomson Hall
MORRICE and LYMAN In the COMPANY OF MATISSE
The works in this exhibition at The McMichael Art Gallery take you from Venice to Paris, from North Africa to the Caribbean, from Dieppe to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and from Québec City to Lake Massawippi. They throw a new light on to two pioneers of modern art in Canada, James W. Morrice (1865-1924) and John Lyman (1886-1967). Both were born into wealthy English-speaking families in Montréal and lived in Paris, in the midst of that city’s effervescent avant-garde.
Book your tickets online now.
MICHAELANGELO: Quest for Genius!
Revealed through a selection of rare drawings, Michelangelo: Quest for Genius tells the story of Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti (b. 1475) and the frustrations of his creative process. The exhibition centres on a loan of 29 drawings from the Casa Buonarroti, Florence, whose collection is formed from Michelangelo’s own.
These drawings represent the range of Michelangelo’s work, revealing the private world of the artist – his ideas, emotions and struggles to create and highlighting his unrivalled achievements as a painter, sculptor and architect. Dating from before and after the completion of the Sistine Chapel, the works on display include preliminary drawings – both architectural and figural sketches – as well as highly finished presentation drawings.
ImagineNATIVE CELEBRATES 15 YEARS
Congratulations to the ImagineNATIVE film and media festival for a fantastic 15th year. This festival has grown to include artists from all over the world and become one of the highlights of Toronto’s film festival circuit. Congratulations on another great year, and we can’t wait to see what’s on deck for sweet sixteen in 2015.
The Canadian Opera Company has partnered with with some of the world’s most renowned opera companies on new productions this season, and kicked the year off with Verdi’s Falstaff dubbed “A comic masterpice” by the Globe and Mail.
The production that the Toronto Star calls it “sheer perfection” must close November 1st, so if you missed it make sure to check out the rest of the season and maybe take advantage of one of their Subscription Packages while you’re at it.
ROM 100 SPEAKS
Join The Fashion Doctors, Alexandra Palmer and Timo Rissanen as they take you through the creation of a garment from start to finish. The Next ROM SPEAKS event happens November 12, and you can register here.
While Timo creates a piece of clothing using one full piece of muslin, fitted to a live model on stage, Alexandra will use images from the ROM’s collection and archival sources to discuss how the cloth has been draped cut and sewn to make incredibly different kinds of fashions. By the demonstration’s end, Timo will have produced a 3D garment from a 2D piece of cloth and Alexandra will have explored how such transformations have occurred across time and cultures. The special evening concludes with the opportunity to speak with the Fashion Doctors during a sparkling wine reception.