Mariachi Herencia de México at BPAC

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington
When: November 9, 2019 @8pm
Cost: Tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased online at or by calling 
905.681.6000 or in person.

Details: Mariachi Herencia de México, an ensemble of student musicians from Chicago’s Mexican-American barrios, will visit Burlington to promote their second album Herencia De La Tierra Mía (The Heritage Of My Land), which has landed the No. 2 spot on the Latin Billboard charts! The self-released 14-track album was produced by world music figure and multiple award winner Javier Limón.

Nobody could have anticipated the success of their first album, Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage) in 2017. The album received a Latin GRAMMY nomination, attracted local and national news coverage, and created new demand for appearances around the world.

Since then, Mariachi Herencia de México has performed in major mariachi festivals in Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Guadalajara, Mexico’s mariachi capital and has made debut performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Joe’s Pub in New York City.

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Australia’s Renowned Bangarra Dance Theatre is Coming to Toronto!


Photo by Daniel Boud

Where: Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East
When: November 8 & 9, 2019
Cost: Tickets range from $49–$111 (additional fees may apply) and are available online at, by calling 416.366.7723 or 1.800.708.6754, or in person at the following TO Live box offices: Meridian Arts Centre Box Office and St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Box Office

Details: Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company is coming to Toronto as part of its first major national tour of Canada. The company is acclaimed worldwide for its moving performances, distinctive voice and authentic storytelling. In Toronto, Bangarra will stage Spirit – a presentation of the company’s best repertoire in a powerful celebration of culture drawing from its 30-year history.

Spirit is a collection of dance stories by Artistic Director Stephen Page. Set to a beautiful and haunting score composed by David Page and Steve Francis, Spirit invites audiences to connect with stories drawn from all over Australia, in a celebration of First Nations Peoples’ unbroken connection to the land. This is a true celebration of Australia’s rich culture and history, fused with outstanding dance technique.

Led by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bangarra Dance Theatre is internationally acclaimed for combining more than 65,000 years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with powerful contemporary dance, immersive soundscapes, music and design.

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SNAP – A South Korean Magic Show for All Ages at BPAC


The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington
When: November 5 & 6, 2019 @7 :30pm
Cost: Tickets: $69.50 for adults, $35 for youth. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling by 905.681.6000 or in person.

Details: Playing with space, time and the otherworldly, this eclectic ensemble of South Korean illusionists will boggle minds with their impressive powers. Mixing dexterous sleight of hand, Chaplin-esque vaudevillian comedy and ingenious visual effects, SNAP conjures a marvelous, magical cabaret for the whole family.

SNAP opens with a number of tricksters with strange abilities discovering a locked door that transcends all of space and time. Once they open it, they find themselves entering a series of different realities which include a metal hoop being turned into a seemingly endless stream of sand, illusions, lightning costume changes, and shadow puppets. Skillfully using objects of art, light, music, modern art and technology, SNAP is full of brilliantly spectacular scenes.

The terrifically talented company, which formed in 2010, brings together Korea’s most illustrious illusionists to produce unbelievable productions and make some seriously funny magic.

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Dead Parents Society – A Dark Sketch Comedy Revue


Carolyne Das, Shohana Sharmin, Jacqueline Twomey Anne McMaster, and King Chiu. Photo by Katherine Folger

Where: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Cabaret Space, 12 Alexander Street
When: November 1 & 2, 2019 @ 8pm
Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door plus fees. Suitable for all ages. To purchase online visit

Details: They say tragedy plus time equals comedy. Dead Parents Society, a new sketch comedy revue directed by Kirsten Rasmussen, will shine a light at the end of the tunnel on November 1 and 2 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

“Six months after my mom died, I opened a blank word document and typed the words, “How do I make this funny?” Two years later, I’m happy to report that I haven’t had to try,” said Shohana Sharmin, creator of Dead Parents Society.

Dead Parents Society was created by a group of comedians who each lost a parent at a young age. Losing a parent is always hard. Losing a parent when all your peers are constantly complaining about how their mom calls them too often is brutal. But the experience of navigating grief, in a society that teaches us to put sadness away into tiny little drawers, taught them that the aftermath of tragedy can be funny AF. Dead Parents Society is a sketch comedy show with heart about love and loss and mortality.

Dead Parents Society is written and performed by Shohana Sharmin (Not Oasis), Anne McMaster (Not Oasis), Carolyne Das (The Kweendom), Jacqueline Twomey (TwoSon), and King Chiu (A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza, 2019 Canadian Comedy Award), under the direction of 2019 Canadian Comedy Award winner Kirsten Rasmussen (The Second City).

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Celebrate Halloween with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert


Courtesy: TO Live

Where: Meridian Hall (formerly the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts), 1 Front Street East
When: 3 screenings only – October 31, November 1 & 2, 2019
Cost: Tickets range from $49-$99 (additional fees may apply) and are now on sale and are available online at, by calling 416.366.7723 or 1.800.708.6754 or in person at select TO Live box offices.

Details: Have a magical experience this Halloween with the next chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performing Nicholas Hooper’s entire score live to picture.

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Meridian Hall with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert, the sixth film in the Harry Potter series. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra with conductor Evan Mitchell will perform Nicholas Hooper’s incredible score from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince live while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

Nominated for the 2010 Grammy™ Award, Nicholas Hooper returns to the Harry Potter series with this magical score that debuted at #29 on the Billboard 200 chart, thus making it the highest-charting soundtrack among all the six movie soundtracks released. Considered “emotionally churning” by Variety, Hooper’s score features soaring and unique motifs that could only represent the grandeur and scope of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

Behind the Curtain pre-show talk with Toronto film critic and host of CTV’s “Pop Life” Richard Crouse – 6:30-7PM – in the Lower Lobby.

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