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Brazil Film Festival | Until Sunday November 30 | Bell Lightbox

A film festival fully dedicated to Brazilian cinema. The Brazilian film production of recent years is being recognized for its quality and diversity. The Brazil Film Fest (BRAFF) showcases a selection of great movies from the new wave of Brazilian filmmaking, all taking place over four days in Toronto. Among fiction features and documentaries, the festival is a chance to see some truly creative and audacious films – both in form and content. A uniquely Brazilian way to warm up at the arrival of the Canadian winter!

One of Kind Show | Until Sunday December 7 | Direct Energy Centre

The One of a Kind Show attracts upwards of 200,000 visitors annually. The Toronto shows have become a Canadian shopping tradition for those in search of the unique, the handcrafted and the fantastic.

The One of a Kind Show offers an interactive experience in which artisans have the opportunity to showcase their talents and connect with their consumers. Everything sold at the Show is handmade by artisans from across Canada and the U.S. The One of a Kind Shows are constantly transforming and gener

Arcadia | Until Sunday December 14 | Royal Alexandra Theatre

Tom Stoppard tale of secrecy and intrigue has been hailed by several critics as a masterpiece. It’s a mystery wrapped in a love story, wrapped in a scandal. In its unravelling, the play zigs and zags from mathematics to poetry, and from sex to gardening! It is arguably one of Stoppard’s funniest and most moving plays.

This Shaw Festival production was a record-breaking, a sell-out hit and an Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winner.

Alex Colville | Until Sunday January 4 | Art Gallery of Ontario

More than 100 works by Canadian iconic painter Alex Colville marks the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date. Curated by Andrew Hunter, the exhibition honours Colville’s legacy and explore the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of several prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music.

Known for painting decidedly personal subject matter, Colville’s painstakingly precise images depict an elusive tension, capturing moments perpetually on the edge of change and the unknown, often imbued with a deep sense of danger. Featuring works assembled from museums and private collections nationwide, many of which have never been shown publicly, the exhibition spans Colville’s entire career.

IIDEX | From Wednesday December 3 to Thursday December 4 | Metro Convention Centre

IIDEXCanada is Canada's National Design and Architecture Exposition & Conference. The event brings together the multidisciplinary design and architecture communities for a sourcing, networking and education event that celebrates creativity and best practices. It showcases all areas of design including, interior design, architecture, lighting, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, education, workplace, landscape, retail, industrial, textile and material. It is a place to be inspired, to connect in person and to discover new products and services.

Jersey Boys | From Wednesday December 17 to Sunday January 4 | Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon)

This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

The Jersey Boys’ creative team comprises two-time Tony Award-winning director and Toronto native Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo, another Toronto native.

Venus in fur | From Thursday December 18 to Sunday December 28 | Berkeley Street Theatre

Back by popular demand, the provocatively sexy show that had everyone talking in 2013 returns to Canadian Stage for one final run in our heritage 244-seat Berkeley Street Theatre. A young actress is determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the director, blurring the line between fantasy and reality and testing the boundaries between dominance and submission. 11 shows only.

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