Category: Events

The Dwayne Morgan 26th Year Anniversary at Lula Lounge


Where:
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St W
When: October 8, 2019, doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Cost: Adults – $30 and can be purchased at dwaynemorgan.ca. Lula has a full dinner menu available and priority seating is reserved for those with dinner reservations by calling 416.588.0307.

Details: Dwayne Morgan will be sharing an intimate evening featuring poems that span the full 26 years of his career. Have you seen the new Dave Chapelle special? Well, think of something like that, but with Spoken Word.

Make sure you put on that nice outfit, in case you end up on film!! This is something that Dwayne has wanted to do for a long time, and there’s no better time than the present. He’s been relearning old material, learning new material, and preparing to give a performance that truly reflects his entire career. As Dwayne is likely going to be nervous doing something that he’s never done before, be sure to show some support – big loud and making some noise – the crowd response is going to be a big part of the recording.

The celebration will be hosted by Jay Martin, and will also feature performances from Quisha Wint, Lisa Michelle, and Gina Pennesi. Dwayne will be turning 45 the following week, but will be away at the Canadian Poetry Championships with some poets that he’s mentoring, so the 8th will also double as bday celebration for him!

More Info: www.dwaynemorgan.ca @Dwayne_Morgan @dwayne_morgan

Hilot Means Healer at The Theatre Centre BMO Incubator


Photo by Dahlia Katz

Where: The Theatre Centre BMO Incubator, 1115 Queen St W
When: October 5-27, 2019
Cost: General admission is $25 and can be purchased online at tickets.theatrecentre.org

Details: Exploring the social and political consequences of war and occupation in the Philippines and its impact across generations, Cahoots Theatre, in association with b current performing arts, announces its first show of the 2019/2020 season, the World Premiere of Hilot Means Healer.

Set in Manila, during World War II, and drawn from the long tradition of Philippine folklore, legends, and Indigenous spirituality, Hilot weaves the tangible with the intangible to tell a story of unexpected bonds formed during cataclysmic change.

Written by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, and directed by Jasmine Chen, an original score by Luyos Mc (MaryCarl Guiao), and performances by Karen Ancheta, Aldrin Bundoc, Belinda Corpuz, and Carolyn Fe, dramaturge by Marjorie Chan.

More Info: theatrecentre.org @TheatreCentre @TheTheatreCentre

2019 Fall Art Festival at Yonge + St. Clair


Where:
Yonge + St. Clair
When: October 5, 2019 from 11am to 6pm
Cost: Free entry for all ages!

Details: The Yonge + St. Clair BIA will be hosting the 2019 Fall Art Festival on Saturday, October 5 from 11am – 6pm. Together with a sidewalk sale by local merchants, this one-day event will offer fun and entertainment for all ages including live musicians, face painting, balloon twisting, psychic readings, a pirate show, brand new art installations and more!

SCHEDULE
-12 to 6pm – Fall Art Festival HQ – 2 St. Clair E
Come by the BIA’s HQ booth for event maps, information and directions, and to purchase a limited-edition Yonge + St. Clair tote bag!
-12 to 5pm – Live bands – 2 St. Clair E
-12 to 5pm – FLOW 93.5 Golddigger – 2 St. Clair E
Join the FLOW 93.5 team and play their escalating jackpot game once an hour for your chance to win a cash prize.
-12 to 5pm – Live Bands – 6 Rosehill Ave
-12 to 5pm – Pirate Life Pirate Show – 2 St. Clair E
Experience the swashbuckler’s life on the high seas! Pirate Life will feature a full pirate ship and real-life pirates with sword-fighting demonstrations, music, and more. Fun for the whole family – kids can join the fun and become a pirate too with hats, costumes and more.
-12 to 3pm – Free Face Painting – 1 St. Clair E
Bring the kids and enjoy free face painting from Happy Faces!
-1 to 3pm – Live Bands – 81 St. Clair E
-1 to 4pm – Free Psychic  Readings – 2 St. Clair W
Join Tara Tarot for free numerology readings and learn what might be in your future!
-1 to 4pm – Free Balloon Twisting – 1 St. Clair E
Lions, and tigers, and bears – oh my!  You think it, Happy Faces balloon twisting can do it! Stop by for free balloon animals, characters, hats, and more.
-1 to 4pm – The Yonge + St. Clair Dancers – Various Locations
Find the Yonge + St. Clair Dancers – a high-energy dance trio that will get you into the fall mood and hand out treats for the kids!

More Info: yongestclair.ca/fallartfest @yongestclair  @YongeStClair

Comedy is Art at The Theatre Centre


Where:
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West
When: October 1-5, 2019
Cost: Tickets are $10-25. To purchase visit theatrecentre.org or by phone at 416.538.0988.

Details: The Theatre Centre announces Comedy is Art, a new Festival in support of comedy and comedians. Celebrating comedy as a recognized art form, the Festival launches on October 1 at 7pm with a special announcement from The Theatre Centre followed by a performance by TallBoyz.

Canadians are responsible for exporting some of the world’s greatest comedic talents. Today we’re looking at you, Schitt’s Creek! (Congrats on being named the best show on TV right now by TV Guide!) Yet Sandra Battaglini, co-founder of the Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians, describes being a comedian in Canada – for most artists – as a “circle of entrapment”. This means limited opportunities to earn a living, almost no access to funding to make work, and the need to leave Canada to make that work, all while watching content from outside of Canada dominating our stages and screens. Comedy isn’t even a recognized art form by most public arts funders, and while comedians are invited to apply as theatre artists, they’re immediately at a disadvantage, shoe-horning themselves into definitions that don’t fit.

Seeing these issues being raised in the community, The Theatre Centre began asking “what can we do? What do we have to offer?” As The Theatre Centre could see members of the community without access to space, funding, career development opportunities – the essentials for building strong artistic communities – they returned to the question they’ve been exploring for the last year or more: how can we be more reckless with our generosity? They reached out to Battaglini to ask how they could help, and Comedy is Art is just the beginning.

Programming includes: TallBoyz; Congratulations! (Courtney Gilmour); Drop the Mic: Joke or Choke (Crystal Ferrier); Amigas Cheetahs (Ben Sosa Wright + Brandon Ash Mohammed); Yas Kween (Nelu Handa); Good Morning, Tonight (Aidan O’Loughlin + Karis Anderson); Deez Laughs (Derryck Birch); SHADE (Anasimone George).

Comedy is Art is a declaration as much as a festival; in addition to programming 8 shows and 40 artists over 5 days, along with a number of events and parties, The Theatre Centre will work to continue its commitment to comedians in consultation with the comedy community. More to be announced on opening night.

More Info: www.theatrecentre.org @TheTheatre Centre  @TheatreCentre 

The Rocky Horror Show at Hart House Theatre

 

Where: Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle
When: September 27 – October 12, 2019
Cost: Adults: $28, Seniors: $20, Students: $15, $12 Student tickets every Wednesday night
. Can be purchased online at harthousetheatre.ca

Details: Hart House Theatre continues to mark its 100th Anniversary Season and presents one of the most iconic, cult-classic musicals of all time. So smack your lips, gird your loins and tighten your corset for The Rocky Horror Show – a delectable, cult-classic musical with unforgettable characters and steamy musical numbers. This salute to B-movies and sci-fi thrillers will tempt you to dance the “Time Warp”, seduce you with a “Sweet Transvestite” and leave you howling, “Hot Patootie, Bless My Soul”!

Starring Chris Tsujiuchi as Frank ‘N’ Furter, Katie Miller as Janet Weiss, William Mackenzie as Brad, Ian Backstrom as Riff Raff and Rachel Hart as Magenta and Usherette. Written by Richard O’Brien, directed by Jennifer Walls, music direction by Giustin MacLean, choreography by Stephan Dickson, set design by Brandon Kleiman, costume design by Kathleen Black, lighting design by André du Toit and sound design by Jeremy Hutton.

More Info: harthousetheatre.ca

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