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World Press Photo | Until Tuesday October 20 | Hours | Phone 416-777-6480

The powerful images of the World Press Photo contest return to Toronto where they can be viewed at the Allen Lambert Galleria, in Brookfield Place, every day from 9am to 9pm. An event which should not be missed, World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, known for holding the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest, as well as a separate annual contest for journalistic multimedia productions in association with Human Rights Watch and the annual Tim Hetherington Grant.

For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The contest creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. All the prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year. In addition to selecting the World Press Photo of the Year, the contest determines winners in categories such as Spot News, General News, Observed Portraits of people, Staged Portraits, Sports Action, Sports Features, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Nature.

Beckett Trilogy | From Tuesday October 13 to Sunday November 1 | Berkeley Street Theatre | Hours | Phone 416-368-3110

Lisa Dwan’s powerhouse performance of three of Samuel Beckett’s late works, directed by Beckett’s long-time collaborator Walter Asmus, played to sold-out houses at the Royal Court Theatre in 2014 then went on to tour throughout the UK and US, receiving rave reviews wherever it was presented. In Not I, a disembodied female mouth floats eight feet above the stage, delivering a stream of consciousness monologue spoken, as Beckett directed, at the speed of thought. Footfalls features May, a woman wrapped in tattered clothing, pacing back and forth like a metronome, on a strip of bare landing outside her dying mother’s room. In Rockaby, a woman dressed in an evening gown sits in a chair that seems to rock of its own accord. Recounting moments from her past, she slowly withdraws from the world.

imagineNATIVE Film+ Media Arts Festival | From Wednesday October 14 to Sunday October 18 | Bell Lightbox | Hours

imagineNATIVE showcases, promotes, and celebrates Canadian and international Indigenous filmmakers and media artists. imagineNATIVE is committed to a greater understanding by audiences of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions. imagineNATIVE presents new and innovative film, video, audio, and digital media works. Programming includes annual retrospectives, curated programs, community screenings, and presentations of groundbreaking and legacy works to a wide audience.

imagineNATIVE plays an important role in the dissemination and export of Indigenous works by promoting and exhibiting artists’ films, videos, audio, and digital media artworks to Canadian and international festivals, markets, distributors, and broadcasters and by facilitating sales and acquisitions.

ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon | Sunday October 18 | Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square | Hours

The ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is a flat and fast course where many participants achieve a personal best. It is a qualifier for Boston and is open to power walkers. The course because must be completed within a 6-hour time limit. The full and half marathon start on University Avenue just north of Queen Street and finish in the heart of downtown at City Hall, at Bay and Queen Street. Runners head out and back along the Lakeshore.

To view details of the course, click on the picture. There is also a 5K course. A post-race party is held at Nathan Phillips Square until 3:30pm on Sunday.

International Festival of Authors | From Thursday October 22 to Sunday November 1 | Fleck Theatre | Hours | Phone 416-973-4000

Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including celebrations of the Governor General’s Literary Award and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize

The IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus. This year IFOA presents a focus one on the work of upcoming and established poets from around the world, and another on the rich culture and vibrant literary scene of Catalonia. Complementing the Catalan focus is the Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ second annual academic conference during the IFOA, Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens, which explores the themes of nationalism and identity.

DanceWorks DW213: Daniel Léveillé Danse | From Friday October 23 to Saturday October 24 | Fleck Theatre | Hours | Phone 416-973-4000

This programme is part of the dance series NEXT STEPS. This rebellious piece is a collision between flamenco and contemporary dance. Co-created and conceived by Flamenco superstar Anjelica Scannura and “bad girl” of contemporary dance Malgorzata Nowacka, Bird Bee Bat Attack investigates the essence of being threatened by outside forces and our innate desire to survive. At times unsettling, the choreography is fueled by innovation and raw explosive power performed by Anjelica Scannura, Malgorzata Nowacka, Daniel McArthur and Damian Norman.

Art Toronto | From Friday October 23 to Monday October 26 | Metro Convention Centre | Hours

Founded in 2000, Art Toronto: Toronto International Art Fair is Canada’s only modern and contemporary fine art fair, providing unique access to the Canadian art market. An annual fall event, Art Toronto serves as the galvanizing vehicle for the nation’s art world. A popular event attended by art collectors and industry professionals, Art Toronto showcases galleries and is the place to network with a diverse and well connected group of collectors and dealers. Art Toronto presents more than 100 select galleries, complemented with special projects, exhibits, a full VIP program and dynamic cultural offerings.

J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free | From Saturday October 31 to Sunday January 31 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours | Phone 416-979-6648

The Art Gallery of Ontario hosts a major exhibition celebrating the experimental and contemplative works of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851), a giant of British art. It features more than 50 large-scale paintings and watercolours on loan from the Tate Musum and makes the case that the radical works created in the final 15 years of Turner’s career represent a fulfillment of the artist’s upward trajectory.

Beginning in 1835 and closing with his last exhibitions at the Royal Academy in 1850, the exhibition sets out to show how one of his most wide-ranging tours of Europe developed in Turner a time of exceptional energy and vigour.

Toronto Dance Theatre's Echo | From Tuesday November 3 to Saturday November 7 | Fleck Theatre | Hours | Phone 416-973-4000

This programme is part of the dance series NEXT STEPS. Christopher House’s Echo is a captivating hybrid creation, a new production and a remix of his provocative dance-theatre work Echo’s Object (2005). An incisive look at narcissism and the manufacture of the self, the 2005 work was described by The Globe and Mail as “… asking personal questions that we have always privately asked ourselves.” Echo (2015) delves deeper into this world, using movement, music and design in an unsettling landscape of dreams, impulses and surprising juxtapositions.

Human Body Expression | From Thursday November 12 to Saturday November 14 | Fleck Theatre | Hours | Phone 416-973-4000

Armband is a new creation by Human Body Expression’s founder and director Hanna Kiel, performed by a cast of seven of Toronto’s most prominent dance artists. The narrative work follows an intimate community as they navigate their social environment and the effect of strategic choices which weave their way through interactions, manipulations and their desire for favour or influence. A full-length work, Armband explores the implications of power of authority and corruption, and how these archetypes affect both individuals’ actions and the greater community.

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