It’s a new year, and there’s a new crop of amazing cultural events to get you excited for winter in Ontario! 2015 will be a great year, and it’s off to an incredible start – don’t take our word for it though, brave the cold and get out there to check it out yourself!
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OCAF Board Member Awarded Order of Canada
Congratulations to OCAF board member John Barker Lawson on being awarded The Order of Canada for « his transformative contributions as a volunteer in support of many of Toronto’s most important music ensembles and arts organizations ». Established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, the Order of Canada is the highest civilian award given by the government to Canadians. It recognizes « outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. » Click here to read Mr. Lawson’s full biography.
NEXT STAGE THEATRE FESTIVAL
ON STAGE ICYMI – The Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) is Toronto’s premiere winter theatre event. Presented by the Toronto Fringe, the mandate of NSTF is to offer Fringe Festival artists the opportunity to bring their work to the next stage. Despite the frigid temperatures, the beer tent and theatre on offer was HOT! 2015 Next Stage Theatre Festival ran from January 7 – 18, 2015. See you in the tent next year!
CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY
In Mozart’s darkly witty masterpiece, an icon of seduction is brought to blistering life, his sexual magnetism undimmed as he faces his inevitable downfall.
Featuring Russell Braun as Don Giovanni, conducted by Michael Hofstetter. This production is presented in association with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Bolshoi Theatre and Teatro Real Madrid.
More info here
Sat. January 24, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Tue. January 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Fri. January 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Sun. February 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Tue. February 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Fri. February 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Thu. February 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. February 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Wed. February 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Sat. February 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
AGA KHAN presents THE LOST DHOW
Dec 13, 2014 to Apr 26, 2015
In 1998, an Arab ship carrying goods from China was discovered at the bottom of the Indian Ocean off Belitung Island, Indonesia. Dating from the 9th century (China’s Tang Dynasty), the Belitung shipwreck is the earliest Arab vessel of this period to be found with a complete cargo, including silver ingots, bronze mirrors, spice-filled jars, intricately worked vessels of silver and gold, and thousands of ceramic bowls.
Through the display of approximately 300 objects from its cargo, this exhibition tells compelling stories about the ship, its crew, and the treacherous movement by sea of domestic and luxury wares between continents 1,200 years ago.
Click here for tickets to the North American Premiere.
ALL ABOUT SHOES at the Bata Shoe Museum
The Museum’s flagship exhibition, All About Shoes, is a voyage through 4500 years of footwear: its evolution, uses over time, methods and materials of manufacture, and its place in our lives and imaginations. Admire ancient funerary sandals, Chinese silk shoes, haute couture pumps and a display of celebrity shoes found in the « Star Turns » mini-theatre.
Sabatons, part of a complete suit of armour.
German c. 1490’s
KUBRICK at TIFF – On until January 25
Drawing on extensive archives from Kubrick’s home and workplace, the exhibition features rare photographs and letters, original props and costumes, screenplays, production materials, and cameras from his nearly 50-year career.
Priceless items such as the ‘Starchild’ from 2001: A Space Odyssey, the dresses of the ghostly sisters from The Shining, the ‘Born to Kill’ helmet of Private Joker from Full Metal Jacket, and the authentic model of the ‘War Room’ in Dr.Strangelove are just a few of the many pieces on display.
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MORE HAPPENINGS AT THE TETT
January brings the opening of another show at Kingston’s newest cultural hubb. Join the Tett Centre for the launch of two exhibits featuring brilliant Canadian Artists.
In the Main Gallery: The Old View From Nowhere by Jennifer Dorner and David Poolman. Taking social and political disruption as a departure point for imagined new worlds, Dorner and Poolman examine our relationships to objects, each other and future homes should we have to leave this earth.
In the State of Flux Gallery: Murphys in Griffintown by Nancy Douglas. Nancy Douglas’ photo and collage project Murphys in Griffintown questions our manipulation of history and memory.
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