Canadian Premiere
FABRIK: THE LEGEND OF M. RABINOWITZ   

Following critical acclaim in Norway, New York City, and San Francisco, award winning, Fabrik: The Legend of M. Rabinowitz, created by New York’s Wakka Wakka Productions and Nordland Visual Theatre, arrives in Toronto for a limited engagement. With three professional puppeteers in multiple roles, Fabrik is based on the true story of a Jewish family in Norway in the years leading up to the Holocaust. The story is beautifully told through the work of masterful and unique puppet artistry and musical numbers, sounds like an unusual combination, which it is … but it works, and as recognized by the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle … it’s powerful.. 

"Powerfully affecting…seamless…consistently startling…(It) will haunt you"

- The New York Times


Fabrik is based on the harrowing true story of Moritz Rabinowitz who fled to Norway as a child during the Jewish exodus from pogrom-plagued Poland. We meet this quirky character at the end of World War I. A husband and father who has risen from poverty, he becomes one of Norway’s leading men’s clothing manufacturers and an outspoken and courageous denouncer of the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe. This magical play, transports audiences with exquisite puppetry and music through a delightful and haunting theatrical experience.

Nov 5-16, 2014
The Toronto Centre For the Arts 
, George Weston Recital Hall
5040 Yonge Street (Yonge & Sheppard)

Tickets (online)
Box Office 
1-855-985-2787
HGJewishTheatre.com

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The End Of Innocence
The Orpheus Choir of Toronto launches its 2014/2015 season, ‘Orpheus Outstanding’, with The End of Innocence: a deeply-moving, multi-media performance commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War. In a performance dedicated to the memory of Canada’s fallen soldiers, Orpheus remembers the pride, passion and pathos of the ‘war to end all wars’
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 pmGrace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road (map)
For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click here

The End Of Innocence

The Orpheus Choir of Toronto launches its 2014/2015 season, ‘Orpheus Outstanding’, with The End of Innocence: a deeply-moving, multi-media performance commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War. In a performance dedicated to the memory of Canada’s fallen soldiers, Orpheus remembers the pride, passion and pathos of the ‘war to end all wars’

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road (map)

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please click here

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Exposing Energy East:People and Places at Risk by TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline Proposal
This photography exhibit features the work of:
Garth Lenz (landscapes)
Robert van Waarden (portraits)
This exhibit brings together photographs of people and places threatened by Energy East – the largest proposed tar sands pipeline in the world.
From wetlands to whales, forests to fish, lakes to rivers, theEnergy East pipeline plan threatens some of Canada’s most pristine wilderness and wildlife. This exhibit turns the lens on the exquisite landscapes put at risk by the pipeline, and it shines the light on the concerns of people, from farmers to fishermen, who live along the pipeline’s proposed route. 
If approved, TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline would ship tar sands oil 4,600 km across Canada for export unrefined. The pipeline would run from Alberta through the Prairies and Ontario to Quebec and New Brunswick.
A tar sands oil spill from the pipeline would devastate our climate, natural areas, wildlife and the water of millions of Canadians. It would also damage local economies and communities, especially those that rely on farming, fishing and tourism.
WHEN: October 31- November 5, 2014WHERE: The Richmond
 - 477 Richmond St W, TorontoGallery hours:
Weekend: 11 am – 4 pm
Weekday: 2 pm – 7 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday November 1, 2014, 2 pmPhotographer Robert van Waarden will discuss his work in Exposing Energy East, in the context of how art can bring about social change.For information: events@environmentaldefence.ca
Or click here
Check out Environment Defence’s Video!

Exposing Energy East:
People and Places at Risk by TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline Proposal

This photography exhibit features the work of:

Garth Lenz (landscapes)

Robert van Waarden (portraits)

This exhibit brings together photographs of people and places threatened by Energy East – the largest proposed tar sands pipeline in the world.

From wetlands to whales, forests to fish, lakes to rivers, theEnergy East pipeline plan threatens some of Canada’s most pristine wilderness and wildlife. This exhibit turns the lens on the exquisite landscapes put at risk by the pipeline, and it shines the light on the concerns of people, from farmers to fishermen, who live along the pipeline’s proposed route. 

If approved, TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline would ship tar sands oil 4,600 km across Canada for export unrefined. The pipeline would run from Alberta through the Prairies and Ontario to Quebec and New Brunswick.

A tar sands oil spill from the pipeline would devastate our climate, natural areas, wildlife and the water of millions of Canadians. It would also damage local economies and communities, especially those that rely on farming, fishing and tourism.

WHEN: October 31- November 5, 2014
WHERE: The Richmond
 - 477 Richmond St W, Toronto
Gallery hours:

Weekend: 11 am – 4 pm

Weekday: 2 pm – 7 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday November 1, 2014, 2 pm
Photographer Robert van Waarden will discuss his work in Exposing Energy East, in the context of how art can bring about social change.

For information: events@environmentaldefence.ca

Or click here

Check out Environment Defence’s Video!

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From thesexworker.ca:
ABOUT THE EXHIBITSex Worker, Truth & Archetype, is a documentary media installation that explores the personal lives of sex workers through film and photography. The exhibit challenges society’s perception of a sex worker by documenting a worker’s reality through intimate video interviews and manipulated photographs that depict each sex worker’s fantasy of self, how sex workers see themselves through basically any personification of culture, morals, values and mythology. To empower witnesses, and ensure the exhibition accurately expresses each sex worker’s truth, the documentary used an open-consent form that allowed each witness to vett the audiovisual content that represents them. A soundscape installation explores the inner complexities of the body and mind. By examining stereotype and myth against each worker’s truth and archetype, the exhibit challenges the public to redefine who or what is a sex worker.
OPENING NIGHT:
SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE, TORONTO
October 4th, 2014
7pm - 7am

EXHIBITION DATES: 
October 4th - 23rd, 2014
LOCATION: Beaver Hall Gallery
29 McCaul Street, Toronto

This project is proudly supported (and partly sponsored) by us, Ballyhoo Push Pin Media!

From thesexworker.ca:

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Sex Worker, Truth & Archetype, is a documentary media installation that explores the personal lives of sex workers through film and photography. The exhibit challenges society’s perception of a sex worker by documenting a worker’s reality through intimate video interviews and manipulated photographs that depict each sex worker’s fantasy of self, how sex workers see themselves through basically any personification of culture, morals, values and mythology. To empower witnesses, and ensure the exhibition accurately expresses each sex worker’s truth, the documentary used an open-consent form that allowed each witness to vett the audiovisual content that represents them. A soundscape installation explores the inner complexities of the body and mind. By examining stereotype and myth against each worker’s truth and archetype, the exhibit challenges the public to redefine who or what is a sex worker.

OPENING NIGHT:

SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE, TORONTO

October 4th, 2014

7pm - 7am

EXHIBITION DATES: 

October 4th - 23rd, 2014

LOCATION: Beaver Hall Gallery

29 McCaul Street, Toronto

This project is proudly supported (and partly sponsored) by us, Ballyhoo Push Pin Media!

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The 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors
From IFOA.org:Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including celebrations of the Governor General’s Literary Award andRogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.
Every year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus.
In 2014, we are pleased to present Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a special programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and around the world following WWI. Complementing this focus is a joint initiative between IFOA and Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Representing World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary, a three-day academic conference to be held during the Festival (October 31 to November 2, 2014).
WHEN: October 23 to November 2, 2014WHERE: Click HERE for full festival scheduleWHO: Click HERE for a full list of festival participants
Please visit IFOA.org for more details, tickets, and information! 

The 35th edition of the
International Festival of Authors

From IFOA.org:
Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including celebrations of the Governor General’s Literary Award andRogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

Every year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus.

In 2014, we are pleased to present Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a special programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and around the world following WWI. Complementing this focus is a joint initiative between IFOA and Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and SciencesRepresenting World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary, a three-day academic conference to be held during the Festival (October 31 to November 2, 2014).

WHEN: October 23 to November 2, 2014
WHERE: Click HERE for full festival schedule
WHO: Click HERE for a full list of festival participants

Please visit IFOA.org for more details, tickets, and information! 

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The Junction BIA Invites you toThe 2014 Junction Music Festival!
Over 60 acts and events all packed into ONE entertainment-filled day!ALL AGES and FREE!5 Outdoor Stages!30 Participating Venues!
From TheJunctionMusicFestival.com:On Saturday, September 20th, 2014 let the Music guide you through the Junction !
The Junction Music Festival is a festival of independent music for all ages, taking place September 20th, 2014 in Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood. 
Coined as the emerging art and design neighbourhood of Toronto, this eclectic community anchored by Dundas St West & Keele St is home to a festival celebrating local up-and-coming talent and rising stars. Move to the sounds of a collection of musical performances rocking a number of stages both day and night while discovering the celebrated food, drink and nightlife that makes the Junction a must visit Toronto destination. 
Bring your family, bring your friends and quench your musical thirst in the Junction!
See September 20th in one of Toronto’s trendiest, favourite neighbourhoods! Please see thejunctionmusicfestival.com for all of the exciting details!

The Junction BIA Invites you to
The 2014 Junction Music Festival!

Over 60 acts and events all packed into ONE entertainment-filled day!
ALL AGES and FREE!
5 Outdoor Stages!
30 Participating Venues!

From TheJunctionMusicFestival.com:
On Saturday, September 20th, 2014 let the Music guide you through the Junction !

The Junction Music Festival is a festival of independent music for all ages, taking place September 20th, 2014 in Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood. 

Coined as the emerging art and design neighbourhood of Toronto, this eclectic community anchored by Dundas St West & Keele St is home to a festival celebrating local up-and-coming talent and rising stars. Move to the sounds of a collection of musical performances rocking a number of stages both day and night while discovering the celebrated food, drink and nightlife that makes the Junction a must visit Toronto destination. 

Bring your family, bring your friends and quench your musical thirst in the Junction!

See September 20th in one of Toronto’s trendiest, favourite neighbourhoods! Please see thejunctionmusicfestival.com for all of the exciting details!

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THE MOUNTAINTOP
BY KATORI HALL


Obsidian Theatre in association with the Shaw Festival

1968, a storm rages outside as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. settles into his last night in the now iconic Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. He is exhausted, having just delivered his powerful “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. When room service arrives, he meets a beautiful and slightly mysterious young hotel maid. Through their intimate and ultimately transformative conversation, we hear the hopes and fears of King – both the leader and the man – as he is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy.

Starring
Kevin Hanchard and Alana Hibbert
Directed by Philip Akin


WHERE
Aki Studio Theatre
Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St E Toronto, ON (Dundas & Sackville St.)

WHEN
September 27 - October 19, 2014
Tuesdays to Sundays 8pm

Matinees Saturdays and Sundays 2pm

Tickets
416-531-1402
nativeearth.ca

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Jess, Ballyhoo’s social media gal, taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Jess’s dad passed away earlier in 2014 from ALS, so please listen to her message and DONATE!

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Children’s Arts Theatre School

About the school: 
CHILDREN’S ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL is Toronto’s leader in professional theatre training for children ages three to fifteen. Since 1994 CHILDREN’S ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL has been instrumental in developing passionate and disciplined young artists, and healthy and confident young adults. With a thorough curriculum led by a team of professional artist-educators, CHILDREN’S ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL provides a welcoming, fun, and professional environment that promotes creativity, imagination, and personal growth.​

Through guiding young people in the development of self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork and interpersonal skills, our programming ensures success not only in the performing arts, but a growth that is pivotal for the success of the young adults of tomorrow.

• Check out the school’s amazing programs here, and their numerous locations here!

• Have a look at CATS’ Mission Statement

• Scholarships are also available

For more information, or to register, please contact:
http://www.catsdrama.com/
Head Office: 165 Geary Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON   M6H 2B8
Phone: (416) 538-2121
Fax: (416) 977-4749 
E-Mail: infocatsdrama@gmail.com

(photos and information courtesy of facebook.com/CHILDRENSARTSTHEATRESCHOOL/  and www.catsdrama.com

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International Divas2014 Edition
A celebration of acoustic sound….. free of microphones, video, photos, recording…..these exceptional voices are to be experienced  -songs of the world- multiple languages- a chance to listen and be totally in the present- only those that are in the hall will hear the concert.
3 concerts6 featured artists per show
WHERE: Trinity-St. Pauls Centre427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7(Spadina/Bloor)WHEN: Sunday Oct 5, 8pmThursday Nov 27, 8 pmSunday Dec 21, 8pm
Buy tickets!
For more information please see internationaldivas.net/

International Divas
2014 Edition

A celebration of acoustic sound….. free of microphones, video, photos, recording…..these exceptional voices are to be experienced  -songs of the world- multiple languages- a chance to listen and be totally in the present- only those that are in the hall will hear the concert.

3 concerts
6 featured artists per show

WHERE:
Trinity-St. Pauls Centre
427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7
(Spadina/Bloor)
WHEN:
Sunday Oct 5, 8pm
Thursday Nov 27, 8 pm
Sunday Dec 21, 8pm

Buy tickets!

For more information please see internationaldivas.net/

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UNKNOWN SOLDIER
“If you had free reign over classified networks … and you saw incredible things, awful things … what would you do?”
A soldier’s exposure of military actions and government corruption fuel a personal drama about integrity, identity, and information in a changing world. And Lady Gaga.
A fictionalized drama, Unknown Soldier is inspired by the actions of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, a US Army Private who leaked classified documents to Wikileaks and was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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Architecttheatre.com fb/architecttheatre tw/@architecttheatrSCHEDULESaturday August 9, 2:30pmSunday August 10, 4:30pmMonday August 11, 4:30pm (with post-show talk)Tuesday August 12, 9:00pmWednesday August 13, 9:30pmThursday August 14, 6:30pm (with post-show talk)Friday August 15, 9:30pmSaturday August 16, 5:00pm
60 Minutes.
VIEW TRAILER

UNKNOWN SOLDIER

“If you had free reign over classified networks … and you saw incredible things, awful things … what would you do?”

A soldier’s exposure of military actions and government corruption fuel a personal drama about integrity, identity, and information in a changing world. And Lady Gaga.

A fictionalized drama, Unknown Soldier is inspired by the actions of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, a US Army Private who leaked classified documents to Wikileaks and was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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SCHEDULE
Saturday August 9, 2:30pm
Sunday August 10, 4:30pm
Monday August 11, 4:30pm (with post-show talk)
Tuesday August 12, 9:00pm
Wednesday August 13, 9:30pm
Thursday August 14, 6:30pm (with post-show talk)
Friday August 15, 9:30pm
Saturday August 16, 5:00pm

60 Minutes.

VIEW TRAILER

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EL JINETE – A MARIACHI OPERA

Featuring Mariachi Los Dorados, El Jinete is a tale of love, vengeance and the supernatural, told through classics of the Mariachi repertoire. Inspired by the Golden Era of Mexican cinema, the show uses multi-layered projections to make it a black and white film come to life. The Rider is a cursed mariachi with a bullet wound in his heart; like a Mexican Orpheus, he crosses the border into El Norte to avenge the kidnapping of his bride. On the other side of the Rio Grande, he finds a strange and modern world, from which he may never return…. 
$1590 minutesTheatre Passe Muraille MainspaceFriday August 8, 7:00pmSaturday August 9, 10:00pmSunday August 10, 12:00pmTuesday August 12, 7:00pmWednesday August 13, 4:30pmThursday August 14, 9:30pmSaturday August 16, 5:00pm
Puente Theatre Company
More info and tickets: Summerworks

EL JINETE – A MARIACHI OPERA


Featuring Mariachi Los Dorados, El Jinete is a tale of love, vengeance and the supernatural, told through classics of the Mariachi repertoire. Inspired by the Golden Era of Mexican cinema, the show uses multi-layered projections to make it a black and white film come to life. The Rider is a cursed mariachi with a bullet wound in his heart; like a Mexican Orpheus, he crosses the border into El Norte to avenge the kidnapping of his bride. On the other side of the Rio Grande, he finds a strange and modern world, from which he may never return…. 

$15
90 minutes
Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace
Friday August 8, 7:00pm
Saturday August 9, 10:00pm
Sunday August 10, 12:00pm
Tuesday August 12, 7:00pm
Wednesday August 13, 4:30pm
Thursday August 14, 9:30pm
Saturday August 16, 5:00pm

Puente Theatre Company

More info and tickets: Summerworks