There’s a heat wave sweeping the province, but we aren’t talking about the temperature–there’s all kinds of hot events happening so get out there and soak it all in before summer’s gone…
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THE HISTORY OF CULTURE in ONTARIO
THE ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE
As a gift to the people of Ontario to mark the coming Canadian Centennial, the provincial government commissioned architect Raymond Moriyama in 1964 to design the Ontario Science Centre. Five years later, on Sept. 26, 1969, a radio signal over 1.5 billion light years away struck a circuit that raised the curtain at the Science Centre’s official opening. It was one of the world’s first interactive science museums.
The Science Centre has since welcomed more than 48 million visitors for a range of fascinating experiences in science and technology. It is one of Ontario’s most significant cultural attractions, focused on interactivity and hands-on learning for visitors of all ages. The Science Centre is unique in that it conceives, designs and builds its own exhibitions. On the international scene, the Science Centre rents and sells its exhibitions across the globe, helps other Science Centres develop exhibitions, and finally brings the world to its visitors by hosting important travelling exhibitions and awe-inspiring films on its giant screen.
The Science Centre is not only a museum but a classroom. Each school year, it offers the largest museum-based education program in Canada, with more than 40 curriculum-based school programs each year. The unique Science School draws Grade 12 students from across Ontario to spend a full semester learning hands-on science and technology and science communication.
Until September 15th
@ The Ontario Science Centre
Can you huff, puff and blow a house down? Does toast always land butter-side down? What keeps you drier – running in the rain or walking through it? Can you really make a canoe out of duct tape? Spend a day as a MythBuster at MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition to uncover the truth. And while you’re at it, watch live demonstrations and check out real props and gadgets from the show.
Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-nominated show MythBusters specializes in testing wild hypotheses in wildly entertaining experiments as co-hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman relentlessly test every myth within busting distance. The exhibition features real remnants from experiments on the show along with many interactive learning opportunities for visitors to engage in hands-on fun!
VICTORIA PLAYHOUSE PETROLIA
By popular demand, Mark Payne’s spectacular piano artistry, impressive vocals and stage charm are all highlighted in their very special presentation. Enjoy songs from George Gershwin and Irving Berlin to Elton John and Billy Joel. Join the VPPs very own Liberace, along with the Starbright Band and special guests for this awe-inspiring show.
Click Here for tickets and more about the whole season at VPP.
The Curious History of Men in High Heels
@ The Bata Shoe Museum
Offering rare examples of men’s heeled footwear from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mid-nineteenth century military boots, 1930s cowboy boots and 1940s biker boots, visitors will also have the opportunity to view John Lennon’s original 1960s Beatle boot, platforms worn by Elton John in the 1970s, and recent heels from haute couture collections, all from the Museum’s own holdings.
Standing Tall is one of the highlights of the BSM’s 20th anniversary celebrations, once again showcasing the Museum’s role as a world-renowned cultural institution dedicated to exploring the role of footwear in society. For a complete list of planned activities, visit: www.batashoemuseum.ca
BSM + KINKY BOOTS
The BSM has partnered with Mirvish Productions and Kinky Boots to present a package for theatre and museum lovers!
Available until September 27
Package Prices: Weekday $89 or Weekend $99 per person
One ticket to KINKY BOOTS
One admission to the STANDING TALL: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF MEN IN HEELS.
To book call 416-872-1212
Use Promo Code: BATASHOE
See more at the Mirvish website.
SONGS OF SUMMER
Aug 21, 22, 23, 2015
Sudbury’s biggest music festival is here! Check out all the great acts this weekend, featuring The Mud Men, Sass Jordan, and I Mother Earth + Local Artists. Presented by Theatre Cambrian.
There will be a total of five separate stages at the Festival: a main stage with a capacity of 375; a lower stage with a capacity of 375; two outside stages with a capacity of 600 per stage, the Sudbury Public Library with a capacity of 150; and the Sudbury Events Centre with a capacity of 1,100. Fun for the entire family!
TIFF turns 40!
September 10-20, 2015
It’s been forty years, and The Toronto International Film Festival has gone from a small indie festival to one of the largest in the world, and a spring-board for major motion picture premieres. The line-up for this year’s Festival has just been announced and it’s going to be a fantastic festival.
Check out the full listings here.
Panamania wins gold!
Panamania was a huge hit as part of the Pan Am & Para Pan Am games. Click here for a great overview of the amazing concerts, events and performances that made this such an incredible celebration of culture in Ontario (and beyond!).