עשרת האירועים הבולטים של השבוע בתחום התיאטרון והקולנוע וגם פסטיבל חורף ופעילות תרבות עבור הקהילה היהודית. מצורפים קישורים למגוון פעילויות תרבות בילוי בחתך נושאי וגם אירועים ללא תשלום בטורונטו.
1. Elan Mastai: The World We Were Supposed to Have
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7-8pm
Screenwriter of The F Word (2013, starring Daniel Radcliffe), Elan Mastai's first novel, All Our Wrong Todays, the subject of a publisher bidding war, talks about his vision for the future.
Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge St., Toronto
2. Three Colors: Red with Irène Jacob
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7-8:30pm
Irène Jacob, star of the 1994 film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski, talks with Claudia Hébert ahead of the screening. Q&A 6:30 pm, screening 7 pm. Free. Q&A in English & French; film in French w/ English subtitles. For more information click HERE.
Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Rd., Toronto
3. None Shall Escape
Sunday, February 26 2017, 4pm & 7:30pm
Produced and released before the end of WWII, None Shall Escape (USA, 1944, Andre De Toth director, 85 min) prophetically foreshadowed the war crimes tribunals that would soon follow. Told through the lens of the trial of a Nazi officer and his impact on the life of a small Polish village, this film is daring, often powerful, and a definite must-see. Guest Speaker: Professor Ron Levi.
Two screenings: 4:00 and 7:30 pm
Individual rush tickets for 4:00 pm available in person only. Advance 7:30 pm tickets on Eventbrite
(Online advance tickets available until 3:00 pm, day of event for the 7:30 pm screening only, charges apply). $15 General Admission (including seniors); $10 Young Adults (age 18-35).
Box Office opens one hour before the screening start time. All single tickets at the door are cash sale only and subject to availability.
Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC, 750, Spadina Ave., Toronto
4. Bloor-Yorkville’s 12th Annual Icefest!
Feb 25 – 26, 2017
Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Bloor-Yorkville’s 12th Annual Icefest! The Village of Yorkville Park will be transformed into a magical showcase of crystal clear ice sculpted into majestic sculptures, inspired by the celebration of Canada’s Confederation.
Attractions include: The Annual Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition, a Maple Taffy Station and a variety of food vendors! vThe festival will also feature the smooth sounds of DJ Bellosound at the Icefest Lounge.
For more information click HERE.
Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland St., Toronto
5. Black History at Mackenzie House
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 12-5pm
Learn about Toronto's Victorian Black community and print a souvenir copy of Mary Ann Shadd Cary's newspaper, The Provincial Freeman, in the re-created 1850s print shop. $3-$7.
Mackenzie House, 82 Bond St., Toronto
6. International Polar Bear Day
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10am – 4pm
Celebrate International Polar Bear Day at the Toronto Zoo with day full of polar bear-themed crafts, games and educational activities to help learn about the Canadian species threatened by global warming. Families can watch the polar bears in action (including a special feeding) and take part in children’s activities and a silent auction. Free with general admission
There will also be a special presentation Conserving the Polar Bear in the Education Auditorium. Pre-registration is required and costs $10 for members and $15 for non-members, on top of general admission.
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Ave., Toronto
7. A Screening of the Israeli Documentary Beneath the Helmet
Tuesday, February 28 2017, 7:30-9pm
Film and discussion: Beneath the Helmet: A coming – of-age story which follows the journey of five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the army to defend their country. At the age of 18, away from their homes, families and friends, these young individuals undergo a demanding, inspiring journey, revealing the core of who they are and who they want to be. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge.
Temple Har Zion, 7360 Bayview Ave., Thornhill
8. 10,000 Homos In Toronto!
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:30-7:30pm
A free discussion with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives to uncover the LGBTQ+ truths of 1900s.
Toronto Reference Library (Discussion Room 3rd fl), 789 Yonge St., Toronto
9. Trashed & Wasted
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6-10pm
A charity event in support of Second Harvest. Local food and drink suppliers join chefs to create dishes from rescued food and ingredients. The event aims to make people re-evaluate their use of food and what they throw away. $35 in support of Second Harvest Toronto.
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Toronto
For more information click HERE.
10. The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival
Wednesday, March 1 – Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) brings 12 hilarious days of the best live, scripted comedy in North America to Toronto. Headlining the festival is In Conversation with Baroness Von Sketch Show and The Beaverton, and feature guests include The Defiant Thomas Brothers. Paul Feig: An Interview by Bruce McCulloch will also take place on March 10.
Performances at The Theatre Centre, Comedy Bar, The Drake Underground and Randolph Theatre. Tickets priced from $16. For more information click HERE.
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