Toronto is buzzing with engaging events this week, from compelling concerts, to a long-awaited blockbuster, to local art launches and more.
UnCovered- Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles
Several of Canada’s most celebrated musical theatre artists, including Jully Black, will reimagine the music of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles at this hybrid rock and musical theatre concert. Hear the hit songs from these two influential bands through a new creative lens, including Rhiannon, Desperado, Hotel California, and Dreams. More info.
When: November 14-17
Where: Koerner Hall
Anne Michaels and Sarah Polley on Held
At this Toronto launch event, iconic and award-winning storytellers Sarah Polley and Anne Michaels host an exclusive first glimpse of Held, Michaels’ breathtaking and mysterious new novel. Don’t miss this engaging conversation between two of the most compelling storytellers in Canada. Head over to our Instagram for a chance to win tickets + a copy of the book! More info.
When: November 15
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Fashion Art Toronto: Fall Fashion Week
See the latest runway shows and presentations from 40 designers, installations from Canadian artists, a boutique with local fashion brands, and more at this four-day fashion showcase from Fashion Art Toronto. More info.
When: November 16-19
Where: Black Creek Assembly
Fusing elements of boxing with contemporary, street, and Latin dance, CHAMPIONESS is a captivating performance from Toronto-based dance collective SaMel Tanz, shedding light on mental health, identity and the power of solidarity amongst women. Hear more from the choreographers behind the performance, and find more info here.
When: November 16-18
Where: Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Toronto Public Library Holiday Book Sale
Get in some early gift shopping for the bookworms on your list at the Toronto Public Library’s annual holiday book sale. Pick up fiction, non-fiction, art books, cookbooks, CDs, DVDs, magazines, colouring books, and more. Prices start at $1, and all proceeds are donated in support of library programs. More info.
When: November 16-18
Where: Toronto Reference Library
Sympathy for the Devil
As part of the Her Words Festival, multi-instrumentalist Raha Javanfar fronts a stacked band with Juno-nominated SATE, on this musical journey to the crossroads of music and the devil. Sympathy for the Devil is an exploration of the Devil in music, all the way from the Baroque era to modern day rock ‘n roll. More info.
When: November 16-26
Where: Soulpepper Theatre
Flaunt-It Movement’s BIWOC-Led Visual Anthology 002 Launch
Celebrate the launch of Flaunt It’s latest publication, compiling the stories and artwork of more than 100 Black, Indigenous, Women and Gender-Diverse artists of colour, through narratives, photography, visual arts, and graphic design. Grab your copy at this event and enjoy live art and performances, photo-ops, installations, a gallery, and more. More info.
When: November 17
Where: A Event Space, 1027 Finch Ave West
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The highly-anticipated prequel to The Hunger Games series drops this week! Get ready to re-enter the world of Panem through the eyes of a young President Snow, as he mentors Lucy Gray Baird, a fiery young woman from District 12, during the 10th Hunger Games. Starring Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Viola Davis and Hunter Schafer, this is a heart-pounding, high-stakes look into the history of the dystopian world we know so well.
When: Out on November 17
Where: In theatres everywhere
Fineline.art Launch Party
Check out the launch of Fineline.art, a new online platform developed by OCAD University to help creative entrepreneurs grow their businesses and skills. Meet, support and connect with six emerging artists who will be displaying their work with the theme Meaningful Art for Purposeful Homes. More info.
When: November 19
Where: The Drake Hotel