Nov 27 2016 (Sunday), 07:30 AM - 10:00 PM
from Oct 09 2016 to Jan 07 2017, 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wild Weather immerses visitors of all ages in the power and unpredictability of extreme weather. Delve into severe weather science, discover cutting edge technology and investigate the stories of scientists, forecasters and wild weather enthusiasts.
Oct 26-27 2016
This first sampling of music from the “Roaring Twenties” displays the amazing range of styles that flourished during that era—from Gershwin’s jazz rhapsody to the folksy wit of Kodály’s Hungarian fairy tale and the neoromanticism of Rachmaninoff. Steve Reich’s piece pays tribute to another major ’20s style: neo-classicism.
Oct 28 2016 (Friday), 07:00 PM
Come in your Halloween best, and experience the weird, wacky, and spooky at #FNLROM. Costumes are highly encouraged, but to keep our collections safe masks and props are not allowed.
Oct 29 2016 (Saturday), 01:00 PM
Canada’s largest festival of zines and underground culture returns to the Art Gallery of Ontario this fall. The Canzine Festival of Zines and Underground Culture was first held in Toronto in 1995. Since its inception, Canzine events in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax have displayed thousands of zines and small press works and hosted hundreds of writers and performers. Canzine is the place to check out zines and small press works from over 200 small presses, artists, writers and vendors.
Oct 20-30 2016
The 37th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (IFOA) is a celebration of words and ideas, of writers and readers. In 2016 IFOA welcomes over 200 Canadian and international participants to Toronto. The Festival brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, artist talks, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events.
Oct 29-30 2016
The TSO will perform selections of Danny Elfman's celebrated film scores brought to life on stage by orchestra and choir, enhanced by the stunning visuals of Tim Burton’s original sketches, drawings, story boards, and film clips rendered in exquisite detail on the big screen. Films include Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Nightmare Before Christmas.
Jul 21 - Oct 30 2016
Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates takes over the fifth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower with an immersive exhibition exploring the potential of the house museum—historically important landmarks that have been transformed into legacy sites. Gates proposes new ways of honouring and remembering Black experience and explores the potential of these spaces through music, dance, video, sculpture and painting. Organized as a world of symbolic structures and their associated objects, the exhibition is dedicated to Black luminaries including George Black, Frankie Knuckles and Muddy Waters.
Oct 07-31 2016
SCREEMERS is returning to the Scream Elizabeth Building for it’s 24th terrifying Halloween Season! Will you dare #LiveTheFear!
Nov 03 2016 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
Amy is one of the entertainment industry’s leading forces as a standup comedian, actress, writer, producer and director. She is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award winning Inside Amy Schumer, for Comedy Central. Inside Amy Schumer won the 2015 US Writers Guild Award for Best Comedy/Variety Sketch series. Last Autumn, the show was honored with the first-ever Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sketch Variety Series.” She was also nominated for “Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series,” and “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
Nov 03 2016 (Thursday), 08:00 PM
The 1975 are an English rock band originating from Wilmslow, Cheshire. The group consists of Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, Ross MacDonald, and George Daniel.
Nov 02-03 2016
This second helping of the finest music of the 1920s brings the electrifying Piano Concerto No. 3 by Prokofiev and the satirical, remarkably mature symphony that the nineteen-year-old Shostakovich composed as his graduation piece from the Leningrad Conservatory. A jazz-tinged mythological ballet score by Milhaud completes the bill.
Nov 04 2016 (Friday), 07:00 PM
Saddle up! With music to get your feet stomping, join us when country comes to the city.
Nov 01-05 2016
Toronto Dance Theatre presents twelve fabulous dancers in a program of short works including Martingales and Animated Shorts, set to the rollicking music of Michael J. Baker.
Nov 05-06 2016
Casa Cultural Mexicana and The Mexicans Folk Ballet present Al Son del Difunto (To the tune of the dead), a production combining dance, poetry, music and song. The Mexicans Folk Ballet, Mexican baritone Cesar Bello and the Academy of Mexican Music & Dance of Chicago come together to intertwine their talents to create a show full of surprises.
Nov 07 2016 (Monday)
Pentatonix is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas consisting of five vocalists: Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Mitch Grassi
Nov 11-12 2016
MOonhORsE Dance Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary with Canada's most distinguished veteran dance artists including beloved dance legend Margie Gillis in Older & Reckless #39 Presented in association with Harbourfront Centre
Nov 11-12 2016
This special edition of MOonhORsE Dance Theatre’s Older & Reckless features Margie Gillis in a world premiere solo, Robert Desrosiers with cellist and singer Anne Bourne, New Zealand’s Charles Koroneho, BaKari I. Lindsay and Claudia Moore in a solo by Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho. Plus– an excerpt of JOE, an exciting community project. Each performance begins with an audience warm-up and ends with a party!
Nov 14 2016 (Monday)
Maxwell and Mary J. Blige will tour together for the first time ever on the co-headlining The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour playing arenas nationwide. Produced by Live Nation, the 24-show run of dates will follow on the heels of a dozen European dates in October. Ro James will join the tour as a special guest on all dates
Nov 15-16 2016
Founded in 1882, the Philharmoniker has long been regarded as one of the world's greatest orchestras, and its Digital Concert Hall, launched in 2009, demonstrates the organization’s firm 21st-century footing. Sir Simon Rattle took the orchestra's helm in September 2002, and his 2016 appearances at Roy Thomson Hall will be among his last with the orchestra before his tenure ends in 2018.
Nov 18 2016 (Friday), 07:00 PM
French-Canadian pop-punk rockers that burst onto the scene in 2002 with No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls, which sold over four million copies worldwide and launced the singles “Addicted” and “I’d Do Anything”
Nov 17-19 2016
The combined sounds of orchestra and organ give this program an awesome foundation! Gianandrea Noseda leads the Saint-Saëns blockbuster, plus a towering work by a composer he strongly champions: Alfredo Casella. The colourful Italian pianist (and musical “Renaissance man”) Stefano Bollani channels every delightful twist and cheeky turn of Ravel’s glittering concerto.
Nov 18-19 2016
Six collaborative new works interpret what it means to be “balancing on the edge.” New circus and new music collide in boundary pushing, radical circus performances featuring special guest, DJ P-Love.
Nov 02-19 2016
ProArteDanza, the critically acclaimed Toronto dance company that seamlessly blends ballet and modern dance, presents Season 2016, featuring the world premiere of Fearful Symmetries by Roberto Campanella and the Ontario premiere of Robert Glumbek’s acclaimed work Diversion.
Nov 22 2016 (Tuesday), 07:30 PM
Master violinist Itzhak Perlman headlines a very special concert with connections to great movies. He performs familiar themes from films such as Casablanca, Cinema Paradiso, Out of Africa, and Schindler’s List. Beethoven’s energetic Seventh Symphony—which has appeared on the soundtracks of such movies as The King’s Speech, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Immortal Beloved—completes the program.
Nov 23 2016 (Wednesday), 07:30 PM
The Ghosts of Christmas Eve' was an experiment, to take something that was conceived for TV and try to express that story live on stage. Integrating segments of the TV show, with a live narrator, and full rock band was something TSO has never done. It brought back so many memories to see Ossie Davis and everyone else who helped make that TV special into the annual tradition that it has become.
Nov 24-26 2016
This captivating world premiere by five emerging choreographers from different dance backgrounds combines their own personal experiences and philosophies in relation to their chosen elements. Featuring choreography by Sze-Yang Ade-Lam (fire), Emily Law (wood), Tia Lu (metal), Natasha Poon Woo (earth) and Cindy Yip (water), and written by Stephen Siu.
Jul 13 - Nov 27 2016
Four hundred years ago in Japan, male youths, called wakashu, were the objects of sexual desire for women and men. Creating a third gender, wakashu looked different from both women and adult men and played distinct social and sexual roles. The exhibition, A Third Gender, explores the complex system of sexual desire and social expectation from 1603 to 1868 in Edo Japan. Featuring stunning woodblock prints, paintings, illustrated books, kimono, and armour, it tells a pivotal story in the history of human sexuality. Unsettling contemporary North American values, A Third Gender invites you to think differently about gender and sexuality.
Nov 29 2016 (Tuesday)
Singer Stevie Nicks, the multi-platinum, Grammy® Award Winning-music icon today announced The 24 Karat Gold Tour. Produced exclusively by Live Nation, the 27-city tour with Pretenders, will begin on Tuesday, October 25 in Phoenix, Arizona and will see the legendary Nicks perform throughout North America this Fall with shows scheduled in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and more. A full list of tour dates follows this release.
Dec 01-03 2016
Torontonian Howard Shore’s sweeping, Academy Award–winning score for the first film in director Sir Peter Jackson’s three-picture adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classic comes to life like never before when the TSO, a large chorus, and a cast of soloists perform it live to the epic motion picture!
Dec 13-14 2016, 08:00 PM
Canada’s beloved pop diva Jann Arden brings her sensational voice and warm, witty personality to this holiday-season extravaganza! Featured tunes include such timeless numbers as Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Silver Bells, and It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year—all done the inimitable Jann Arden way.
Nov 19 - Dec 16 2016
Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tea and a jar of Nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged, reinforced by our most visceral of senses. Accompanying the usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses — the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of roasted oregano — leading us through a span of times and countries, all the while the iconic kitchen our common meeting point.
Dec 17 2016 (Saturday), 08:00 PM
Who Chris Mitchell is: a genre-spanning sax superstar and a Grammy Recording Academy saxophonist Where to start: his album Turquoise, which features Latin jazz tracks alongside Turkish toe-tappers and contemporary pop classics “My Heart Will Go On” and “I Will Always Love You” His latest: I Found Forever, a collection of romantic bossa nova jazz
from Jan 01 2015 to Dec 31 2016
A longstanding tradition at the AGO – free admission to our collection galleries every Wednesday from 6-8:30pm.
from Jan 01 2015 to Dec 31 2016
Ontario high school students with valid ID receive free general admission Tuesday through Friday after 3 pm.
Sep 15 - Dec 31 2016
The Pop artists on display in the Edmond G. Odette Family Gallery didn’t just document the popular; they confronted it. To quote painter James Rosenquist, “I’m amazed and excited and fascinated about the way things are thrust at us… things larger than life, the impact of things thrown at us.” Artists analyzed the effect on the human psyche of mass media, of celebrity culture and of the immediate access everyone seemed to have to a wealth of new products and information. The result: the use of everyday objects, huge pictures and grossly inflated reproductions in surprising materials.
from Oct 12 2016 to Jan 01 2017
The four nominees for this year’s AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize reveal the distinct ways that artists practice photography today. The works include the documentary black and white images of Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, the performative approach of Jimmy Robert, the intimate explorations of Talia Chetrit, and the collage strategies of Elizabeth Zvonar. Taken together, this collection of images offers a compelling look at the ways bodies can express both histories and personal identities.
from Jul 13 2016 to Jan 02 2017
Immerse yourself in a spectacular exhibition exploring colour, light, and form by one of the world’s foremost artists working in glass today. Created by sand, fire, and human breath, these brilliantly coloured works of art produce a magical, sensory experience that will never be forgotten.
from Nov 15 2016 to Jan 08 2017
COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that played record-breaking engagements in La Jolla and Seattle — and now it’s coming to Toronto prior to its Broadway run. Written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), this is the stunning production from Tony®- nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) that the Los Angeles Times calls “an affecting and stirring new musical.”
Jan 14-22 2017
Put Some Summer In Your Winter Canada's largest boat show is The Best Place to See Boats and The Best Place to Buy Boats! The world's largest indoor lake returns to Ricoh Coliseum for the 2014 Toronto International Boat Show, where novice and experienced boaters can get their feet wet by taking advantage of FREE boat rides from Discover Boating in canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and inflatable boats.
from Oct 22 2016 to Jan 29 2017
The years between 1880 and 1930 were marked by rampant materialism and rapid urbanization. Disillusioned with traditional religious institutions, many European, Scandinavian and North American artists searched for an unmediated spiritual path through mystical experiences. Organized in partnership with the renowned Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more breaks new art historical ground, exploring the mystical experiences of 37 artists from 14 countries, including Emily Carr, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O'Keeffe and James McNeill Whistler.
Feb 09-12 2017
Fishing, Hunting, Marine, Outdoor Adventures - everything you may think of the best vacations ever. Warning - not for lazy boys and girls. Just for those who looks for activities and phisical challenge. Stay outside and be active! Toronto Sun has a prize of $75 000 at the Casting Pond!