One of the best galas in the city, the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Operanation fundraiser is the kind of party you’ll be talking about for months afterward. Last year, we enjoyed an intimate performance from Broken Social Scene. This year, Toronto’s Polaris-nominated Austra will join Rufus Wainwright as the entertainment-fitting, since Austra singer Katie Stelmanis joined the Canadian Children’s Opera Company at age 10. Austra will collaborate with two of COC’s rising stars to create a truly unique and memorable performance. Trust us, this is something you won’t see anywhere else or forget any time soon.

Tickets to the event are $150, for a night of dancing, food, drink, and entertainment. You can buy them now at or by calling 416-363-8231. Get your tickets now, soon they’ll be announcing the collaborations with notable designers and visual artists, and they’re going to go fast.