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Toronto Reference Library

Vice & Virtue

February 11, 2017 9:00am to April 30, 2017 5:00pm

Booze, Broads & Sunday Laws – this free exhibit offers a look back at moral reform in “Toronto the Good” as it faced rapid growth and industrialization at the turn-of-the-century.

The nickname “Toronto the Good” dates back to moral crusader William Holmes Howland who was elected mayor in 1886. Howland vowed to rid the city of drinking and vice, and his campaign was perfectly timed. Journalists of the day capitalized on rising middle-class fears about the unsavory aspects of urban life, publishing salacious stories of bawdy houses, opium dens and drunken debauchery. Meanwhile, temperance, social purity and Sunday observance organizations lobbied for legal and social reforms to curb the “evils” of city life.

Vice & Virtue explores changing attitudes and increasing regulation of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, gambling, homosexuality, juvenile delinquency, and prostitution in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Featuring tabloids, photographs, manuscripts, posters and pamphlets from the library'sBaldwin Collection of Canadiana, the exhibit reveals a seedier side of our strait-laced city.

The Royal Conservatory

Keys Composers Choose: An Exploration

April 13, 2017 10:00am to May 11, 2017 12:00pm

Keys Composers Choose: An Exploration

Thursdays, 10am - 12pm

April 13 - May 11

Instructor: Clayton Scott

This lively presentation/performance series will guide you through the keys special to Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, Puccini and Ravel. Key passages will be demonstrated at the piano and discussed. This series will include active listening with "guided tour" commentary, interactive components related to understanding the musical characteristics of different keys, and opportunities for score study (no experience necessary!). Some sessions will feature live performances by students of the Glenn Gould School.

The Royal Conservatory

Simply Brill': Great Songs of the 1960s

April 13, 2017 7:00pm to June 1, 2017 9:00pm

Simply Brill': Great Songs of the 1960s

Thursdays, 7-9pm

April 13 - June 1, 2017

Instructor: Jordan Klapman

Simply Brill' is an eight-week musical lecture series celebrating the popular hit songs created by young Jewish-American songwriters working in and around Manhattan's famous Brill building.

We will learn about the fascinating background of many of the great Brill songwriters of the Sixties: Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach, Leiber and Stoller, Phil Spector, Doc Pomus, Barry Mann, Ellie Greenwich... and many others who also launched stellar careers from the cramped cubicles of the Brill Building.

The Royal Conservatory

Joyful Noise: The Sacred Choral Works of Antonin Dvořák

April 21, 2017 10:00am to May 19, 2017 12:00pm

Joyful Noise: The Sacred Choral Works of Antonin Dvořák

Fridays, 10am-12pm

April 21 - May 19

The music of Antonín Dvorák contains some of the most beautiful melodies of all time within works such as the Slavonic Dances, New World Symphony, and Cello Concerto, but the melodies of his vocal, choral, and operatic works are virtually unknown to North American listeners. As a founding composer in the Czech Nationalist movement, Dvorák was instrumental in helping to establish music in the Czech language. As a man of immense faith, Dvorák devoted a fair amount of his vocal and choral music to the praised and glory of God, both in Latin and Czech. Join Dvorák scholar John Holland as you delve into the sacred music of Dvorák, including the Stabat Mater, Requiem, Te Deum, Biblical Songs, and some unknown gems! Journey through Dvorák's life, his travels, his spiritual influences, and his mastery of multiple musical idioms. Discover the sacred music of Antonín Dvorák through recordings, score examples, and live performances in class.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Close Encounters... of the German kind

April 22, 2017 2:00pm to April 28, 2017 11:00am

This year Tafelmusik is excited to be introducing a brand new series of three chamber music performances. These intimate hour-long concerts, presented in an informal style with introductions from the musicians, will allow you to explore new aspects of our repertoire.

Music by Telemann, Zelenka, and Fasch

Ellen McAteer, soprano
John Abberger & Marco Cera, oboe
Dominic Teresi, bassoon
Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord

Apr 22 at Telus Centre
273 Bloor St. W

Apr 28 at Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Ave

Tickets from $35
BUY NOW: http://www.tafelmusik.org/concert-calendar/concert/close-encounters-germ...

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

ONEFIFTY

April 26, 2017 8:00pm to April 29, 2017 8:00pm

Presented by Momentum Dance Toronto
Wednesday April 26 - 8 pm
Thursday April 27 - 8 pm
Friday April 28 - 8 pm
Saturday April 29 - 2 pm & 8 pm
Momentum Dance Toronto (MDT) celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary in our seventh annual production: ONEFIFTY. Through the exclusive use of Canadian music, our dancers have choreographed movement pieces that explore and celebrate all that it means to be a part of this great country.
Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC
 

Alliance Française de Toronto

Day for night

April 27, 2017 7:30pm

Day for night by François Truffaut, 1973, (1h35min)
 
Stars: François Truffaut, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud...

 

The shooting of "Je vous presente Pamela" (may I introduce Pamela) begins. This is the story of en English married wife falling in love and running away with the father of her French husband. Will be simultaneously shown the shooting, the behavior of the people (including the technical team) on the set, and a part of their private life (a factor of complication)...

The Royal Conservatory

Rosanne Cash

April 27, 2017 8:00pm

Rosanne Cash
Thursday, April 27, 2017  8pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.  

Tickets start at only $40
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca

Cash has charted 21 Top 40 country singles with her long-time collaborator and husband, John Leventhal. Together, their unique sound draws from country, blues, gospel, and rock, and reflects the soulful mix of music that traces its history to the Arkansas siteof Johnny Cash’s (her father’s) boyhood home.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017

April 27, 2017 9:45pm to May 7, 2017 9:30pm

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, will present its 24th edition from April 27 to May 7, 2017, presenting 200+ films from across the globe and welcoming hundreds of international filmmakers and industry delegates to Toronto! Screenings will be held at theatres including the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Scotiabank Theatre, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Innis Town Hall, Isabel Bader Theatre and Hart House Theatre.

Hot Docs ticket packages, passes and single tickets are on sale now!

Single tickets to screenings are $17 for regular tickets, and $22-24 for premium tickets. Free tickets for all screenings before 5:00 p.m. are available for seniors (60+) and students with valid photo I.D. at the venue box offices on the day of the screening (subject to availability).

Passes, packages and tickets can be purchased in person or online at www.hotdocs.ca, by phone at 416-637-5150 or in person at the CraveTV Hot Docs Box Office.

Website: http://ow.ly/vmCl30aOnQF

Contact: info@hotdocs.ca

The Royal Conservatory

The Montrose Trio & Friends

April 28, 2017 8:00pm

The Montrose Trio & Friends
Friday, April 28, 2017  8pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.

Tickets start at only $40
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca

A Canadian all-star evening of chamber music featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Martin Beaver, and cellist Clive Greensmith. The trio will play Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 1 and will be joined by Barry Shiffman, Allyson McHardy, Erika Raum, Desmond Hoebig, Teng Li, and Sharon Wei to perform Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Brahms’s Alto Songs. The concert opens with the winners of The Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition.

Alliance Française de Toronto

Lomax project

April 28, 2017 8:00pm

Alan Lomax tribute concert in honour of this great ethnomusicologist and famous for having one of the most extensive collections of music in the world. He helped many artists become known, including Woody Guthrie. With four renowned musicians: Jayme Stone (banjo), Moira Smiley (voice, accordion), Sumaia Jackson (violin) and Joe Phillips (double bass).

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Women of the Bimah

April 29, 2017 12:00pm to May 25, 2017 12:00pm

In the Gallery of the MNjcc:
Victor Helfand, Toronto photographer
A participating exhibit of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.
Info: deannad@mnjcc.org (416) 924-6211 x250

Alliance Française de Toronto

Etienne Brûlé: a rock opera

April 29, 2017 7:00pm

In 2013, the students of Paul Vaillant-Couturier College in France discovered Étienne Brûlé, born in their city. This misunderstood and courageous hero fascinated them. They wrote presentation letters to be accepted into the class dedicated to the project. Twenty-six of them were selected. For two years, they wrote texts, then learned to sing them and to move on stage. The show was a great success. For a week, these 26 budding actors will be in Ontario to walk in Étienne Brûlé’s Canadian footsteps. Come applaud their show! you won’t fail to be wowed by their energy, enthusiasm and conviction.

The Royal Conservatory

Raoul and The Big Time “Down in the Delta”

April 29, 2017 8:00pm

Raoul and The Big Time “Down in the Delta”
Saturday, April 29, 2016, 2017  8pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.  

Tickets start at only $35
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca

“Raoul Bhajena brings just the right amount of vocal attitude and from-the-gut harp work … delivering tasty and distinctive results.”(Roots Music Report) This concert, specially created for Koerner Hall, goes deep into the soul of the Mississippi delta with special guests Super Chickan, Big Dave McLean, and Divine Brown.

From Bespoke to Branded: Shoemaking in the 19th Century

April 30, 2017 1:00pm

Curious to learn about the beginnings of the modern shoe industry? Don't miss your chance to spend an afternoon at the BSM with Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack as she presents "Bespoke to Branded: Shoemaking in the 19th Century". During this illustrated lecture and tour, Semmelhack will discuss the move from traditional shoemaking to factory-made footwear in the 19th century and the impact of the industrial revolution on the shoe industry. Sharing her thoughts on today’s ever-changing shoe industry, Semmelhack will also address how we think about and buy our own footwear. The talk will be followed by a guided tour of "Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century".  

Museum of Estonians Abroad (VEMU)

VEMU's 6th Fundraising Dinner

April 30, 2017 5:00pm

On Sunday, April 30th at 6pm at Tartu College, VEMU will be hosting its 6th Fundraising Dinner. In Estonia, 2017 is the Year of Children and Youth Culture and for this occasion we will have special guest, Leelo Tungal, from Estonia as a keynote speaker. Leelo Tungal is an author, translator and librettist who is valued and loved for her works dedicated to children. Her speech will be in Estonian with an English translation available. 

Dinner will be prepared by Toronto chefs Alanna Fleischer and Brian Cheng from The Edible Story. Sparkling wine and appetizers will be served at 5pm in the lobby and dinner will be served at 6pm. 

Tickets: $150. $75 from the ticket price will be donated to VEMU and a tax receipt will be provided. As spots are limited, please R.S.V.P. by April 17th at the latest by writing to Mai-Liis Veinberg: mailiis@tartucollege.ca. If you have any questions please call the Tartu College Rental Office (t. 416 924 9405) where Mai-Liis, Linda or Helle will be happy to help you.
 

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Chagall: Colour, Music and Theatre

May 1, 2017 1:30pm

Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa
Music was a constant source of inspiration for Chagall’s compositions, and a key to the intensity of colours in his designs for Opera, Ballet and Jewish Theatre.

Mondays: May 1, 8 & 15
Series: $40, Drop-in: $16
To register call (416) 924-6211 x0
Info: lisar@mnjcc.org (416) 924-6211 x155

The Royal Conservatory

The Roots of Venetian Opera

May 2, 2017 10:00am to May 23, 2017 12:00pm

The Roots of Venetian Opera

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

May 2 - May 23

Our friends at the Toronto Consort return to present this course on the music surrounding the music of early Venetian opera! Registration for the course also includes a ticket to the Toronto Consort's production of Cavalli's Helen of Troy.

The Royal Conservatory

Natalie Dessay with Philippe Cassard

May 2, 2017 8:00pm

Natalie Dessay with Philippe Cassard
Tuesday May 2, 2017 8pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.

Tickets start at only $40
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca

With French soprano Natalie Dessay “every vocal phrase is impelled by the emotion and dramatic intention of the moment.” (The New York Times) She and pianist Philippe Cassard will perform works by Schubert, Liszt, Fauré, Bizet, and Duparc

 

Museum of Estonians Abroad (VEMU)

Lecture by author, translator, and librettist Leelo Tungal from Estonia

May 3, 2017 7:00pm

On Wednesday, May 3rd at 7pm at Tartu College, guest speaker from Estonia, Leelo Tungla will be giving a lecture on the topic of: Our Fairytale Mother Language. 25 Years Since the Sten Roos Fairytale Competition. 

In Estonian. 
No admission fee. A small donation would be appreciated.

Info: piret.noorhani@vemu.ca

Alliance Française de Toronto

Islamism: genealogy and the excesses of a political ideology

May 3, 2017 7:00pm

Islamism is a political ideology that is wrongly confused with Islam, which is a religion. As we know it today, Islamism falls into the same category as the antimodernist movements that have emerged in all areas of culture and civilization. This lecture will offer a genealogy of this ideology.

Miloud Chennoufi, professor and director of the Department of Security and International Affairs at the Canadian Forces College, also teaches the geopolitical history of the Middle East at Glendon College (york University).

*Lecture in french

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut: The Exciting and Provocative Cinema of Israel

May 4, 2017 1:30pm
With film critic Shlomo Schwartzberg
From social portraits of women, immigrants, Israeli Arabs and religious Jews to political films about the Israeli-Palestinian struggle, Israeli movies offer a thought-provoking glimpse into some of the issues facing the country.
Admission: $5
Alliance Française de Toronto

Staging Moliere's Don Juan in 2017

May 4, 2017 6:30pm

Dom Juan tells the joyful descent into hell of a being who very closely resembles us all! A world-weary smooth talker, he’s “our 
contemporary” — a paradoxical, endearing character who reminds us that Molière and the classic text still have much to say about today’s cosmopolitan, urban world, so obsessed with pleasure. 
Joël Beddows is a stage director and artistic director of the Théâtre français de Toronto (TFT). This lecture is a prelude to the TFT’s presentation of the play Dom Juan from May 10 to 28, 2017. Following the lecture, at 7:30 p.m., Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, the 1979 film by Joseph Losey, will be shown (185 min.). Partners: Théâtre français de Toronto and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

Alliance Française de Toronto

Don Giovanni

May 4, 2017 7:30pm

Mozart’s opera adapted to film and directed by Joseph Losey, 1979. Prior to the screening, Joël Beddows will give a lecture about Molière’s Dom Juan. Partners: Théâtre français de Toronto and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Mozart Mass in C Minor

May 4, 2017 8:00pm to May 7, 2017 3:30pm

“Mozart at his most inspired” – The New York Times

Mozart’s transcendent Mass in C Minor, considered to be one of his greatest choral works, closes our 2016/17 season. A celebration of the composer’s marriage that was left unfinished for reasons we may never know, this piece contains an extraordinary range of style and depth of expression. Acclaimed British sopranos Julia Doyle and Joanne Lunn are featured alongside the orchestra and Tafelmusik Chamber Choir in this fitting third and final concert celebrating the choir’s 35th anniversary.

The program opens with Tafelmusik’s debut performance of Haydn’s spirited Symphony no. 98, composed in London and thought by many to be a tribute to his compatriot and friend, Mozart. The “brilliant and refined” (Critica Classica) violinist Elisa Citterio returns for the second time this season to lead this piece.

Directed by Ivars Taurins and Elisa Citterio (violin)

May 4-7 at Koerner Hall
273 Bloor St. W

Tickets from $26
BUY NOW: http://www.tafelmusik.org/concert-calendar/concert/mozart-mass-c-minor

Alliance Française de Toronto

Portraits of Georgian Bay

May 5, 2017 8:00pm

A concert featuring original music by young composers of the province, evocative of Canada’s wide-open spaces, and in particular, the beauty of Ontario. With the Spectrum Ensemble: Anna Atkinson (violin), Lydia Munchinsky (cello), Tim Crouch (flute), Juan Olivares (clarinet), Chris Pruden (piano), and the group Georgian Bay, consisting of Kelly Lefaive and Joëlle Westman (vocals, violin and guitar). Concert in conjunction with the APCM’s Prix Trille Or Award Night.

 Concert in conjunction with the APCM’s Prix Trille Or Award Night

The Royal Conservatory

Bluebird North

May 6, 2017 8:00pm

Bluebird North
Saturday, May 6, 2017  8pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.  

Tickets start at only $35
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca

Top Canadian songwriters come together with host Blair Packham to perform their music and tell us about the inspiration, the songwriting process, and the stories behind the songs.

The Royal Conservatory

CBC Music’s Under 30 Live

May 7, 2017 2:00pm

CBC Music’s Under 30 Live
Sunday, May 7, 2017  2pm
Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 

Free (ticket required)
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca

The RCM collaborates with CBC Music to showcase young Canadian classical music stars from CBC Music’s “30 Under 30” in mini recitals.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Chagall: Colour, Music and Theatre part II

May 8, 2017 1:30pm

Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa
Music was a constant source of inspiration for Chagall’s compositions, and a key to the intensity of colours in his designs for Opera, Ballet and Jewish Theatre. Part 2 of a 3-part series.
Mondays: May 8 & 15
Drop-in: $16
Info: lisar@mnjcc.org (416) 924-6211 x155

The Royal Conservatory

Frederic Chopin: Polish Patriot, Passionate Pianist

May 10, 2017 10:00am to May 24, 2017 12:00pm

Frederic Chopin: Polist Patriot, Passionate Pianist

Wednesdays, 10am- 12pm

May 10 - May 24

Instructor: Rick Phillips

It is the rare piano recital today that does not include a work by Frederic Chopin, and many are all-Chopin. Composing and performing just as the piano was coming of age, the piano music by Chopin clearly expressed the ideals of the burgeoning 19th century Romantic period - passionate, dramatic, emotional and virtuosic. And, at a time when nationalism and patriotism were rife, Chopin's Polish blood coursed thick through his veins with stylized Polish dances like the Mazurka and the Polonaise. As Robert Schumann claimed when he first heard the music of Chopin, "Hats off, gentlemen, a genius!".

This series will explore the historic, social and musical context behind Chopin's beloved piano music.

Museum of Estonians Abroad (VEMU)

Lecture by Prof. Jüri Kivimäe: "The Meaning of the Lutheran Reformation in Estonian Culture"

May 10, 2017 7:00pm

On Wednesday, May 10th at 7pm at Tartu College, Professor Jüri Kivimäe from the University of Toronto will be giving a lecture on the topic of The Meaning of the Lutheran Reformation in Estonian Culture.

In Estonian.
No admission fee. A small donation would be appreciated.

Info: piret.noorhani@vemu.ca, t. 416 925 9405

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

The Deli Man Cometh – Part I

May 11, 2017 1:00pm

Part I: Film Screening of Deli Man

For some, delicatessen food is close to a religious experience. A tender, crumbling cut of corned beef steeped in its juices. A full-bodied garlic dill pickle. Spicy brown mustard with grain. A blintz that melts in your mouth like a creamsicle on a summer’s day. Recipes and culinary garnishes from Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania that flowed into late 19th and early 20th century America and soon became part of an American culinary and cultural vernacular – Deli.
Admission: $4
info: lisar@mnjcc.org

Part II - May 18, 1:30 pm: A presentation by Zane Caplansky of Caplansky's Deli Empire

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Sanctuary

May 11, 2017 7:30pm

In the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC)
DIR. LEN COLLIN | 85 MIN | IRELAND | NARRATIVE | CANADIAN PREMIERE
In this dramatic comedy, Larry and Sophie are trying to find intimacy in a world doing everything to keep them apart. Their night together takes unexpected twists and turns when they bribe their caregiver into booking them a hotel room.
Panel presented by Community Living Toronto.
ACCESS FEATURES: Audio Description, ASL Interpretation for panel discussion

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reelabilities-toronto-presents-sanctuary-tic...

ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. This is the second annual ReelAbilities Festival in Toronto. RAFFTO screens all films with Open Caption in accessible venues. Select films screen with support of ASL Interpretation and Audio Description. Check out the RAFFTO full schedule of screenings at other Toronto venues, May 11 – 18, 2017. http://toronto.reelabilities.org/ 

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY

May 12, 2017 6:15pm to May 18, 2017 9:00pm

The world is still catching up with the genius of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane. A visionary who transformed the world of music by pushing the very boundaries of the genre, he was able to transcend barriers as a commercial artist who created revolutionary sounds. The soft-spoken Coltrane rarely did any radio interviews, but here Academy Award–winner Denzel Washington brings his words to life through readings and reflections from Bill Clinton, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Common, Cornel West and more. A man who fought his demons and found redemption through faith, Chasing Trane is a human portrait that illuminates the story of one of the 20th century’s foremost artists. http://ow.ly/qdrn30aFzOb

Alliance Française de Toronto

Italian fervour in London

May 12, 2017 8:00pm

Many were the foreign musicians who came to London at the end of the 17th century to try their luck. This capital, especially open to European influences, saw the flourishing of a virtuoso, passionate and flamboyant style, a blend of Italy’s sensuality and England’s harmonic originality. On the program, works of Corelli, Purcell, Geminiani and Finger.
A special concert by La Rêveuse, an ensemble specializing in the music of the 17th and 18th centuries that has enjoyed great success in France and throughout the world, having won awards such as the 5 Diapasons, 3 fff Télérama, etc.
Ensemble La rêveuse: Serge Saitta (transverse flute), Stéphan Dudermel (violin), Florence Bolton (viola da gamba), Benjamin Perrot, (theorbo) and Clément Geoffroy (harpsichord).

The Royal Conservatory

An Evening with Tomson Highway

May 12, 2017 8:00pm

An Evening with Tomson Highway
Friday, May 12, 2017  8pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.                                                                     

Tickets start at only $40
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca

Cree storyteller, playwright, novelist, pianist, and Order of Canada recipient was named one of the 100 most important people in Canadian history by Macleans. Highway says, “I want to convey that our primary responsibility on planet Earth is to be joyful: to laugh, and to laugh, and to laugh.” The evening features songs from five Tomson works, including The Sage, the Dancer, and the Fool; Rose; The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito; The (Post) Mistress; and his new Songs in the Key of Cree, sung in Cree with English supertitles.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

CONTEMPORARY COLOR

May 12, 2017 9:30pm

This Film Should Be Played Loud: See new, classic and rare concert films on the big screen.

In 2015, legendary musician David Byrne (Talking Heads) masterminded a mesmerizing spectacle as an ode to Color Guard, an art form of synchronized dance with rifles, sabers and flags. Contemporary Color puts you in a front row seat at this once-in-a-lifetime event of music, movement and visual splendour. Featuring artists such as St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, How To Dress Well and Ira Glass paired with Color Guard teams from across North America, the performances are captured with dazzling award-winning cinematography that feels like choreography in its own right. Contemporary Color is a powerful celebration of talent and creativity at its highest level. 

8:30 PM: Doors Open 
9:30 PM: Screening

Sponsored by Mill Street Brewery.

Details: http://ow.ly/4avN309WsjQ

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Ballet on Screen: JEWELS

May 13, 2017 11:30am

Divided into three distinct and stunning movements, Jewels exemplifies the range and vision of George Balanchine, perhaps the finest ballet choreographer in history. 'Emeralds' draws on the French Romantic music of Gabriel Fauré, 'Rubies' on Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York, and finally 'Diamonds' brings things to a close with grandeur and elegance, set to Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony. A late piece by Balanchine first performed in 1967, this groundbreaking abstract three-act ballet was the first of its kind. With an emphasis on pure sensory pleasure, Jewels is an ecstatic union of music and movement. http://ow.ly/XoKP30aFdjY

Includes two 15-minute intermissions. 

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

A New Beginning in Toronto

May 13, 2017 7:30pm
Presented by Teo Milea
In the Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC
Teo Milea invites you to his piano & flute concert "A New Beginning in Toronto", alongside fellow musician Terry Lim. This concert is a journey through complex and colorful melodies of chic sophistication, which will keep the listener guessing what might happen at every twist and turn throughout its fascinating plot.
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-new-beginning-in-toronto-piano-flute-ticke...
The Royal Conservatory

Christian McBride Trio & James Gelfand Trio

May 13, 2017 8:00pm

Christian McBride Trio
& James Gelfand Trio
Saturday, May 13, 2017  8pm
Koerner Hall

The Philadelphia-born bassist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, and educator, Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. James Gelfand has received critical acclaim in both the jazz world and the film and television industry, and performed on over 40 albums, eight under his own name. 

Tickets start at only $40
416.408.0208
www.performance.rcmusic.ca 

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Swim Team

May 14, 2017 3:00pm

In the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC)

DIR. LARA STOLMAN | 100 MIN | USA | DOCUMENTARY | TORONTO PREMIERE
Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion and independence. From the opening day of the swim season to the opening ceremony of the national Special Olympics, this multifaceted doc explores the struggles and triumphs of three young athletes with Autism. Meet Director Lara Stolman after the film for Q & A.
ACCESS FEATURES: Audio Description, ASL Interpretation for Q&A

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reelabilities-toronto-presents-swimteam-tick...

ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. This is the second annual ReelAbilities Festival in Toronto. RAFFTO screens all films with Open Caption in accessible venues. Select films screen with support of ASL Interpretation and Audio Description. Check out the RAFFTO full schedule of screenings at other Toronto venues, May 11 – 18, 2017. http://toronto.reelabilities.org/

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Hold Music & Looking at the Stars

May 14, 2017 6:30pm

In the Al Green Theatre (in the Miles Nadal JCC)
DIR. MICHAEL MCNEELY | 10 MIN | CANADA | SHORT | WORLD PREMIERE
In this 10-minute semi-silent experimental short, a young, gay, deaf-blind man faces a number of challenges when purchasing tickets for a musical for himself and his loved ones. Q & A with Director Michael McNeely and Cast.
ACCESS FEATURES: Audio Description, ASL Interpretation for Q&A

Looking at the Stars
7:30-9:30pm
DIR. ALEXANDRE PERALTA | 90 MIN | BRAZIL | DOCUMENTARY
A feature documentary about what it means, in equal parts, to be a woman, a visually impaired person, and a dancer. Looking at the Stars is an intimate glimpse into the lives of the extraordinary ballerinas at the world’s only ballet school for the blind—the Fernanda Bianchini Ballet Association for the Blind.
ACCESS FEATURES: Subtitles

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reelabilities-toronto-presents-hold-music-lo...

ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. This is the second annual ReelAbilities Festival in Toronto. RAFFTO screens all films with Open Caption in accessible venues. Select films screen with support of ASL Interpretation and Audio Description. Check out the RAFFTO full schedule of screenings at other Toronto venues, May 11 – 18, 2017. http://toronto.reelabilities.org/

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Chagall: Colour, Music and Theatre part III

May 15, 2017 1:30pm

Art Appreciation with Osnat Lippa
Music was a constant source of inspiration for Chagall’s compositions, and a key to the intensity of colours in his designs for Opera, Ballet and Jewish Theatre. Part 3 of a 3-part series.
Drop-in: $16
Info: lisar@mnjcc.org (416) 924-6211 x155

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Curious Minds: POP CANADA: A POP CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH

May 16, 2017 10:00am to June 20, 2017 10:00am

From Mary Pickford to Tatiana Maslany, Joni Mitchell to Celine Dion, Doug Mackenzie to David Cronenberg, Leonard Cohen to The Tragically Hip: In its first 150 years, Canada has generated a unique, revealing and often just plain strange history of pop cultural distractions. And no matter how much official energy has gone into defining Canada through its geography, history and state policies, nothing reveals quite as much about a country as the things it creates to entertain itself. Here is Canada according to SCTV and the Murdoch Mysteries, Neil Young and Denis Villeneuve: a look at the TV shows, pop songs, movies, comics and pulp fiction that make us feel like we belong here. Wherever here is.

This course is lead by Curious Minds favourite Geoff Pevere, co-author of the national bestseller Mondo Canuck: A Canadian Pop Cultural Odyssey, a breakthrough study of Canada through its pop cultural products. Currently at work on a 21st century follow-up volume, Pevere is an expert on Canadian pop culture and its reflection of a country in a state of constant re-definition both to itself and the world. You can talk about what Canada ought to be, and you can talk about what Canada shouldn't be. But to see what it really is, look no further. http://ow.ly/5Oxh30aB1ce 

Doors will open one hour before the first class. Registrants will receive supplementary materials in advance of their first class.

Six-week course: $63 (Members: $54, $42, Free) 
Single class: $20 (Members: $17, $14, Free)

Talisker Players

A Mixture of Madness - the fine line between revelation and insanity

May 16, 2017 8:00pm to May 17, 2017 8:00pm

There is no wisdom without a mixture of madness.” Aristotle’s famous dictum captures both the madness that is part of wisdom, and the wisdom that is part of madness. Our exploration of this connection features Peter Maxwell Davies’ dramatic and gripping Eight Songs for a Mad King, along with some of Purcell’s Mad Songs, and a new commission from Canadian composer Alice Ho, with text from Phoebe Tsang.

Featuring Ilana Zarankin, soprano; Bruce Kelly, baritone; and Andrew Moodie, actor.

Music:

  • Henry Purcell: Mad Songs for soprano, strings and continuo. Texts by various writers.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of William Blake for soprano and oboe.
  • John Plant: Insomnia for soprano and saxophone. Text by Marina Tsvetaeva.
  • Mitch Leigh, arr. Laura Jones: ‘The Impossible Dream’ from Man of La Mancha for baritone, oboe, violin, viola and cello. Lyrics by Joe Darion.
  • Alice Ping Ye Ho: The Madness of Queen Charlotte for flute, viola, cello and piano. Text by Phoebe Tsang. *Commissioned work, world premiere*
  • Peter Maxwell Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King for baritone, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, harpsichord and percussion. Words by Randolph Stow and George III.

Spoken Word:

Selections from the letters, diaries and memoirs of visionaries, seers and artists exploring the margins of reality.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

ReelAbilities Film Festival: Specturm: A Story of the Mind & Adam’s Bar Mitzvah

May 17, 2017 7:30pm

Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC
Spectrum: A Story of the Mind
DIR. JILL JONES + BRENT YONTZ | 24 MIN | USA | DOCUMENTARY | TORONTO PREMIERE
An inventive animated and live action documentary that explores the inner sensory experiences of Autism, featuring Temple Grandin and Judy Endow.
ACCESS FEATURES: Audio Description

Adam’s Bar Mitzvah
DIR ADAM WOLFOND, ESTEE KLAR, LUIS MOREIRA | 14 MIN | CANADA | WORLD PREMIERE
“Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say”, This short doc follows Adam Wolfond as he prepares for his Bar Mitzvah, and illuminates Judaism, identity, disability and community.
Q&A with filmmakers will follow this screening.
ACCESS FEATURES: Audio Description, ASL Interpretation for Q&A

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reelabilities-toronto-presents-spectrum-a-st...

ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. This is the second annual ReelAbilities Festival in Toronto. RAFFTO screens all films with Open Caption in accessible venues. Select films screen with support of ASL Interpretation and Audio Description. Check out the RAFFTO full schedule of screenings at other Toronto venues, May 11 – 18, 2017. http://toronto.reelabilities.org/

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

The Deli Man Cometh Part II

May 18, 2017 1:00pm
Zane Caplansky has been called many things: Saviour of Deli, Smoked Meat Maven, Food Truck Pioneer and much worse. Come hear Zane explain how it all started from his backyard in Cabbagetown to the path towards Global Deli Domination.
Admission: $4
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

THE GARDENER

May 18, 2017 1:00pm to May 25, 2017 1:00pm

The New York Times considers Frank Cabot's Les Quatre Vents "one of the most ambitious private gardens in North America, if not the world." Sprawled across 20 acres of land at the top of Mount Murray in Quebec, the garden aligns the transformative power of nature and the ingenuity of human design to reach unbelievable heights. Lovers of gardening and topiary will be awe-inspired by Cabot's vision, captured on film for the very first time. Get a taste of Springtime as beautiful cinematography takes you through this magnificent garden and its extraordinary world of trees, hedges, flowers and bridges, alongside the genius who brought a dream to life.

Details: http://ow.ly/CwjB309WnTL

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Films Changing the World: TITICUT FOLLIES

May 18, 2017 6:30pm

Films Changing the World: Must-see docs revealing staggering new perspectives and stories.

Geoff Pevere (program director of Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival) and CAMH clinical psychologist Shelley McMain join us to discuss how treatment of the mentally ill has evolved in the decades since Frederick Wiseman's groundbreaking exposé, Titicut Follies. Regarded as one the greatest working documentary filmmakers, Wiseman's career began 50 years ago with this controversial masterpiece that took an unflinching look at the mistreatment, abuse and humiliation undergone by the patients at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. After being banned in the U.S. until 1991, the film is now recognized as one of the essential American films of the 1960s, still holding tremendous power and relevancy in how it reveals the moral neglect a society is willing to hide behind closed doors. http://ow.ly/Fg2Z30aB9ig

Geoff Pevere, program director of Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, and Shelley McMain, clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

ReelAbilities Film Festival: My Hero Brother

May 18, 2017 7:30pm

Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC

DIR. YONATAN NIR | 78 MIN | ISRAEL | DOCUMENTARY | TORONTO PREMIERE
A group of young adults with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trip through the Himalayas accompanied by their siblings. Their journey brings unresolved challenges to the surface.
Q&A with filmmakers will follow this screening.
Panel with cast and director and Festival Closing Reception
ACCESS FEATURES: Subtitles, ASL Interpretation for Q&A
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reelabilities-toronto-presents-my-hero-brother-tickets-32965384352

ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. This is the second annual ReelAbilities Festival in Toronto. RAFFTO screens all films with Open Caption in accessible venues. Select films screen with support of ASL Interpretation and Audio Description. Check out the RAFFTO full schedule of screenings at other Toronto venues, May 11 – 18, 2017. http://toronto.reelabilities.org/

Alliance Française de Toronto

Saint Laurent

May 18, 2017 7:30pm

Bertrand Bonello, 2014 (2h30min)

With Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Louis Garrel...

Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career. 

Presented by Iris Gardet-Hadengue, cinema-lover, professional of the image, Director of operations at Ubisoft Motion Pictures and previously at the Financial Service of UGC Images.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Curious Minds: BOB DYLAN: WORDS AND MUSIC

May 19, 2017 10:00am to June 23, 2017 10:00am

It is now 56 years since Bob Dylan recorded his first Columbia album. In that time, many imitators have come and gone, but Dylan remains one of our most fascinating and unpredictable cultural figures. His influence on the art and craft of songwriting is immeasurable, and the summer 1965 release of 'Like A Rolling Stone' transformed postwar popular music, and yet the notoriously private and evasive Dylan remains something of an enigma.

Over six lectures, musicologist, musician and lifelong Dylan fan Dr. Mike Daley (whose research on Bob Dylan's singing style won the 1998 York University Thesis Prize) will break down his career through the decades using rare video and recordings. Known as a great lyricist, Dylan will be shown to also be a brilliant if idiosyncratic performer. We'll survey the ways that Dylan's work has been interpreted over the years and suggest some new approaches to his art. The course will also situate Dylan firmly within his times, from his role in the generational schisms of the 1960s right up to his recent Nobel Prize for Literature. With fresh insights and a critical ear, this course will be an authoritative account of Bob Dylan's life and music. http://ow.ly/ajhm30aB05a

Doors will open one hour before the first class. Registrants will receive supplementary materials in advance of their first class.

Six-week course: $63 (Members: $54, $42, Free)
Single class: $20 (Members: $17, $14, Free)

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

VANCOUVER: NO FIXED ADDRESS

May 19, 2017 4:15pm to May 25, 2017 9:15pm

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often ranks as one of the most "livable"—but for whom? With the third least affordable housing market in the world, the city has found itself obsessed with housing, perhaps not unlike Toronto is increasingly finding itself. Building condos as commodities and evicting tenants (even, recently, seniors from a retirement home), residents meanwhile protest class disparity and try desperately to curb rampant homelessness. Award-winning filmmaker Charles Wilkinson (Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World) delves into the root factors of this crisis and tells the human stories of those who are struggling to survive in, and even love, a city that outpaces them. http://ow.ly/YGHQ30aB2SV

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Doc Soup Sundays: NEVER BE BORING: BILLY WILDER

May 21, 2017 11:00am

Doc Soup Sundays: A Sunday morning Doc Soup spin-off featuring the world's best art, culture and design docs.

Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment, Double Indemnity…Billy Wilder was one of the great entertainers of the Classical Hollywood era and one of its most celebrated writers and directors. One of a slew of directors who fled from Nazism and settled into a successful career in the United States, Wilder was a six-time Oscar winner best known for his singular cocktail of cynicism and wit. Never Be Boring dives into his fascinating life and work, featuring archival interviews with the man himself as well as collaborators and friends from across his historic career. http://ow.ly/l07u30aFe4H

There will be a post-screening Skype Q&A with co-director Jascha Hannover.

Tickets: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free)

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Exhibition: REVOLUTION - NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD

May 21, 2017 1:45pm

Exhibition: The work of masters in exhibitions around the world.

Bringing the work of the Russian avant-garde to life, Revolution – New Art for a New World tells the stories of such masters as Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich, who flourished creatively in the early 20th century before being silenced by Stalin’s Socialist Realism. Contextualized by curators, performers and descendants of artists, the film pays particular attention to the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 and the tumult that inspired such visionary artistry. Montages of paintings, photographs and archival footage vividly evoke this unique historical moment and the art born out of it that still holds such a powerful influence a century later. http://ow.ly/6dMb30aFetE

Tickets: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free)

Alliance Française de Toronto

Cinquante ans de "ptit's bonheurs" au théâtre français de Toronto

May 24, 2017 7:00pm

Since 1967, more than 290 performances have been presented by "le Théâtre du P'tit Bonheur" which became "Le Théâtre français de Toronto" (TfT) in 1987.

Come and discover the favourites of the TfT, the four principle production sites and five artistic directors over the last 50 years.  

Admirer actors and actresses who gave a tribute to French, Quebequois, franco-ontarian, american and russian dramatists. You will be able to listen to the testimony of a founder, of an artistic director...

Paul-François Sylvestre, writer and literary critic

*Lecture in french

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Curious Minds: BY DESIGN: DESIGN MOVEMENTS IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES

May 25, 2017 10:00am to July 6, 2017 10:00am

Experience the wonders of Modern Architecture and Design in this globe-trotting journey through the 19th and 20th centuries. Beginning in the mid-1800s, we'll study how brilliant artists, architects and designers responded to the technological innovations of the Machine Age, forging bold new aesthetics and influential cultural movements. From the Arts and Crafts movement of Victorian England to the European refinement of Art Nouveau and Bauhaus to the futuristic designs of postwar California, we'll trace the evolving relationship between Man and Machine through art, crafts, household furnishings, architecture and urban planning. http://ow.ly/XgXg30aB1OI 

This course will be led by Peter Harris, the former Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto. A former senior lecturer in the University's German Department, Dr. Harris has also served as a Special Lecturer in the new Vic One Program at Victoria College. In these different capacities, he has lectured on topics ranging from German Film to Expo '58, from the German Reichstag Building to Rosie the Riveter.

Doors will open one hour before the first class. Registrants will receive supplementary materials in advance of their first class.

Six-week course: $63 (Members: $54, $42, Free) 
Single class: $20 (Members: $17, $14, Free)

Alliance Française de Toronto

The betrayal

May 25, 2017 7:30pm

Philippe Faucon, 2005 (1h20min)

The setting is war-torn Algeria during the early 1970s. When he discovers evidence that would seem to indicate a close confidant’s treachery, a sympathetic French lieutenant in the occupying forces is compelled to make decisions likely to cause ethnic tensions to erupt into violence.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY

May 26, 2017 4:00pm to May 31, 2017 4:00pm

Once our neighbour here in the Annex, Jane Jacobs played an integral role in making sure Toronto looks and feels the way it does today; her successful opposition to the Spadina expressway helped ensure the city was for people first, and cars second. But before she moved to Toronto, Jacobs stood up to the rapid urbanization in New York City. Her 1960 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities criticized modern planners reconfiguration of cities. In particular, Jacobs went head-to-head with power broker Robert Moses who was planning destroy the city's neighbourhoods in order to create expressways. Citizen Jane follows the battle between Jacobs and Moses, her inspiring drive to fight for what is right against the rich and powerful, and her ideas on urban issues which are even more relevant today. http://ow.ly/Zbq630aB2dm 

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot: All-Night Jewish Learning Festival

May 30, 2017 8:00pm

Where Sinai meets Spadina: a full night of community, study, singing, snacking and more! Over 50 sessions reinterpret and reimagine traditional Jewish texts and open up new community conversations.
Special programs for kids and teens. Choose from over 50 sessions that reinterpret and reimagine traditional Jewish texts and open up new community conversations. All are welcome! Come for the cheesecake. Stay for the learning.

8:00 PM – 8:30 AM | Doors open at 7:30 PM | FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME
 

Alliance Française de Toronto

The blue room

June 1, 2017 7:30pm

The blue room, Mathieu Almaric, 2014 (1h16)

A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, what is he accused of?

The Royal Conservatory

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra

June 2, 2017 8:00pm

New Canadian Global Music Orchestra
Friday, June 2, 2017  8pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W.  

Tickets start at only $45
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca

Top notch musicians from all over the world, all of whom now live in the GTA, perform together on the Koerner Hall stage, with instruments from every corner of the globe. We celebrate the cultural diversity of our city and of the music that exists in so many of our neighbourhoods by bringing together musicians to create new musical collaborations that can only happen in Toronto. Music connects and communicates in ways that words, politicians, and spiritual leaders cannot. Together, we all find a common language.

The Royal Conservatory

Bohemians in Brooklyn: A Chamber Musical by Tom Allen

June 4, 2017 2:00pm

Bohemians in Brooklyn
A Chamber Musical by Tom Allen
Sunday, June 4, 2017  2pm
Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 

Free (ticket required)
Tickets: 416.408.0208 or www.performance.rcmusic.ca

The story of a Brooklyn brownstone where W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Benjamin Britten, Colin McPhee, and Gypsy Rose Lee lived under the same roof. Music by Britten, McPhee, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Tom Allen, and Paul Bowles. Featuring Patricia O’Callaghan and Kevin Fox.

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Toronto Jewish Film Society presents Sam and Me

June 4, 2017 4:00pm
Co-presented with 918 Bathurst, celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday
(Canada, 1991, Deepa Mehta director, 94 min)
Guest Speaker: Paul Saltzman, Executive Producer of Sam and Me
A quirky comedy that follows the adventures of a Jewish senior and his minder, a young East Indian immigrant. Sam and Me looks at Toronto’s recent past and portrays the similar dreams of different cultures and generations.
2 screenings: 4:00 and 7:30 pm
Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC 
Box office is open on site at 3:30 pm for the 4:00 pm screening for rush ticket sales only. Box office is open on site at 6:30 pm for the 7:30 pm screening.
Advance Tickets are available online for the 7:30 pm screening only – no phone or in person sales.
Advance 7:30 pm tickets on Eventbrite.
There are no online or other advance tickets available for the 4:00 pm screenings.
Day-of single tickets for each screening are subject to availability and are processed on a rush-only basis.
All single ticket door sales are cash only. 
$15 General Admission (including seniors)
$10 Young Adults (age 18-35)
info: esthera@mnjcc.org (416) 924-6211 x606
Alliance Française de Toronto

Exhibit opening: Lycée Français Toronto's photography competition

June 7, 2017 6:00pm

Exhibit of the photos from the Lycée Français Toronto’s photography competition open to students aged 10 to 18.

Alliance Française de Toronto

The discret charm of the bourgeoisie

June 8, 2017 7:30pm

The dicret charm of the bourgeoisie, Luis Bunuel, 1972 (1h45)

A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

A BETTER MAN

June 9, 2017 6:30pm to June 15, 2017 9:00pm

We bring back one of hottest tickets at this year's Hot Docs festival to give Toronto a chance to catch this early favourite. Over 20 years ago, Toronto-based Attiya Khan was in a physically abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend, Steve. Today, she’s a prominent feminist who has worked for women’s shelters across the U.S. and Canada. Khan has teamed with local filmmaker Lawrence Jackman to create a unique documentary that aims to evolve the conversation around domestic abuse. Steve agrees to appear on camera to explicitly discuss the violence he inflicted on Attiya and their troubled relationship. Among this year's Hot Docs Festival's most emotionally stunning films, A Better Man takes a brave and open-minded approach to processing trauma and healing.

Director Attiya Khan will be in attendance for post-screening Q&As on Friday, June 9 (6:30pm), Saturday, June 10 (6:30pm) and Sunday, June 11 (8:45pm).

 http://ow.ly/V71D30bef9O

Alliance Française de Toronto

Belleville, les Petits Nouveaux from Paris to Toronto

June 10, 2017 8:00pm

The historic neighbourhood of Belleville, Paris intersects the boarders of the 19th and 20th arrondissements. Belleville has been a hotbed of French culture and has hosted the likes of Django Reinhard and Édith Piaf. Les Petits Nouveaux and vocalist Denielle Bassels will take you on a journey to Bellleville with original compositions and their interpretation of classics. Aline Homzy (violin), Andy Mac (guitar), Mikko hildén – Swedish musician (guitar), Tak Arikushi (guitar), special guests: (double bassist) TBC, and Deniell Bassels (guest vocalist).

Alliance Française de Toronto

Clouds of Sils Maria

June 15, 2017 7:30pm

Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas, 2014 (2h05 min)

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Alliance Française de Toronto

I remember: Vimy 100

June 20, 2017 7:00pm

This exhibit is the result of the reflections of photojournalist Racheal McCaig on the magnificence of a monument commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge: an affirmation of a young country that has now reached adulthood and a decisive moment in Canada’s history.
This series of photographs will also be the subject of a special exhibit in Givenchy-enGohelle, France, near Vimy, in April 2017 as part of the commemoration of this battle where so many Canadian soldiers distinguished themselves during the First World War.

Rachel McCaig have been interviewed notably by CHCH and TVO

Alliance Française de Toronto

Fête de la musique

June 21, 2017 8:00pm

Fête de la musique 

The Royal Conservatory

Toronto Summer Music Festival Preview

June 28, 2017 1:00pm to July 12, 2017 3:00pm

The Blue Jays, Shakespeare in High Park, strolling on Harbourfront, the Toronto Islands, the CNE – these are all popular pastimes for Torontonians in the summer. For music lovers, theToronto Summer Music Festival, now in its 12th season, has become a regular highlight of every summer, featuring world-class musicians and ensembles in a spectacular array of concerts, lectures, and masterclasses in various venues throughout the downtown core.

This summer, in celebration of Canada 150, Artistic Director Jonathan Crow has designed a wonderful schedule of concerts featuring some of Canada’s top classical musicians and ensembles in a broad variety of great music, from various eras, created here in Canada and around the world.

This 3-week series will delve into some of the works to be heard, offering insight and background to further your enjoyment of TSMF 2017. Also featured will be an appearance by Jonathan Crow for an informal Q & A session.

Register now at www.rcmusic.ca/musicappreciation, or call 416-408-2825.

Alliance Française de Toronto

Wild reeds

June 29, 2017 7:30pm

Wild reeds, André Téchiné, 1994 (1h50)

In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962. Maite and Francois are 18 years old. They are friends, not lovers. In Francois's classroom, there are Serge, whose brother has just married to try to escape from the war in Algeria, and Henri, a pied-noir (Algerian-born Frenchman). Francois and Serge will have a homosexual relationship, but Serge wants to marry his brother's wife...

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