Early Rubens Exhibition at AGO


Peter Paul Rubens, Daniel in the Lions’ Den, c. 1614 – 1616. Oil on canvas, Overall: 224.2 x 330.5 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund, 1965.13.1. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W
When: October 12, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Cost: Timed-entry tickets can be booked online at ago.ca, in person and by phone. Tickets are free for AGO Members and Annual Pass holders, and individual tickets are $25. Visitors 25 and under who are not holders of free Annual Passes may claim free tickets in person on the day of their visit, subject to availability.

Details: His flair for the dramatic was matched only by the ambition and scale of his artworks. One of the most renowned painters in Western art history, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate stories from mythology, history and the Bible. Featuring over 30 large-scale paintings – including several never before shown in North America – and more than 20 works on paper. The exhibition is organized in partnership with the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco (FAMSF).

A revealing look at artworks produced in Antwerp between 1609 and 1621, Early Rubens is organized thematically, offering insights into the evolution of Rubens’s studio, his innovative adoption of early copyright law and Antwerp’s violent history. The exhibition also spotlights two works from the AGO Collection: Massacre of the Innocents from 1610, and Rubens’s largest and most realized oil sketch The Raising of the Cross, from 1638. Measuring 4.5 feet by 6 feet, The Massacre of the Innocents masterfully combines Italian drama with Flemish realism to create a brutal and compelling anti-war statement.

Early Rubens is accompanied by a variety of AGO events, talks, courses and performances.

More Info: ago.ca

The Dwayne Morgan 26th Year Anniversary at Lula Lounge

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

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!

-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

Goethe Film Series: Stronger Than Blood at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Stronger Than Blood, October 10 at 6:30pm @ Tiff Bell Lightbox

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street W
When: Dealer, October 3 at 6:30pm, Chiko, October 8 at 6:30pm, and Stronger Than Blood, October 10 at 6:30pm. Presented with English subtitles.
Cost: $10 at TIFF Bell Lightbox in person or by phone (day of sales only) or online (as of 10 days prior to screening). NOTE: All Goethe Films are open to audiences 18+.

Details: The Goethe-Institut Toronto proudly presents its powerful and thrilling October film series, Stronger Than Blood, featuring three outstanding and complex German gangster films over the last two decades. Dealer (1999) by Thomas Arslan, Chiko (2008) by Ozgur Yildirim, and Stronger Than Blood (2009) by Oliver Kienle.

ver the last 20 years, a thriller sub-genre of gangster films has carved out a popular and critically acclaimed niche in German cinema. ​Some films tell hard-hitting street crime stories, some are tender explorations of inner-city life and love. All introduce us to fresh, complex characters that appeal to audiences well beyond their own worlds as they navigate conscience, honour, and responsibility for their actions.

In this exhilarating new Goethe Film Series, the three genre-based films featured are multi-award winning and contain some of Germany’s top artists before they were stars. These films tell heartbreaking stories through the eyes of immigrants, from a male perspective.

Dealer, written and directed by Thomas Arslan and winner of the Fipresci Prize, is based on an intimate portrait of a young Turkish man and his rising career in crime and features some of Germany’s top film actors, Tamer Ygit, Idil Üner (Short Sharp Shock), and Birol Ünel (Head-On). Chiko, Özgur Yildirim’s debut film, is critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, and set in four Arab blocks of Berlin. It tells the story of a man who must choose between a life of crime and a life of friendship and loyalty. Stronger Than Blood, the final film in the series, is a multi-award winning and entertaining film about a young man’s journey in the drug trade and features an all-star cast of Jacob Matschenz (Never Look Away), Burak Yiğit (Victoria), Aylin Tezel (7500) and Liv Lisa Fries (lead in Babylon Berlin).

Curated by programmer Jutta Brendemühl, Goethe-Institut Toronto actively promotes an ongoing dialogue and exchange between Canadian and German artists and critics. Goethe-Institut Toronto brings the best in contemporary German culture to Canada, seen through a global lens and across the genres.

anging from features to docs, shorts to animation, drama to comedy, and the experimental to international, the Goethe Film Series offers film lovers the opportunity to see a top selection of German contemporary arthouse film in Toronto’s premier cinema.

More Info: www.goethe.de/canada/germanfilm@GoetheToronto

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