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PDAC Convention | Until Wednesday March 4 | Metro Convention Centre

The four-day annual Convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada is held in Toronto. It has grown in size, stature and influence since it began in 1932 and today is the event of choice for the world’s mineral industry. In addition to meeting over 1,000 exhibitors, 30,147 attendees from 126 countries, it allows participants the opportunity to attend technical sessions, short courses as well as social and networking events.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time | Until Sunday May 10 | Art Gallery of Ontario

ean-Michel Basquiat took the New York City art world by storm in the early 1980s and gained international recognition by creating powerful and expressive works that confronted issues of racism, identity and social tension. Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at age 27, his groundbreaking drawings and paintings continue to challenge perceptions, provoke vital dialogues and empower us to think critically about the world around us.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time marks the first major retrospective of the artist's work in Canada and will feature close to 85 large-scale paintings and drawings from private collections and public museums across Europe and North America.

Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto photographs of Henryk Ross | Until Sunday June 14 |

Memory Unearthed features the photographs of Polish Jewish photographer Henryk Ross (1910-1991), one of the official Lodz ghetto photographers. From 1940 to 1944, Ross took work-permit identification card photos for the ghetto's ever increasing Jewish population consolidated into Lodz ghetto by the Nazi regime. He also took “official” images, promoting the ghetto's work efficiency , and at the same time he documented the grim daily life in the ghetto: suffering and despair, starvation and diseases, the exploitation of the workers, the deportation of thousands to death camps at Chelmno and Auschwitz.

National Ballet - Mixed programme | Until Sunday March 8 | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

The restless, wonderfully fertile choreographic imagination of James Kudelka has never ceased to surprise audiences and The Man in Black is no exception. Set to six songs performed by the late country and western giant Johnny Cash – In My Life, Four Strong Winds, Sam Hall, If You Could Read My Mind, Hurt and Further On Up The Road – the work for one female and three male dancers is by turns haunting, funny, anguished and touching, an utterly arresting work by one of today’s finest dancemakers. The choreography is a play on several popular American country-western dance styles and the fluid partnering and sculptural groupings generate a stream of arrestingly poetic images. The choreography, like the songs that inspire it, is an ode to the human spirit.

International Bicycle Show | From Friday March 6 to Sunday March 8 | Direct Energy Centre

The Toronto International Bicycle Show is the best place to shop for bicycles and accessories, preview the newest trends in cycling from the top manufacturers and distributors plus enjoy thrilling action-packed events.

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show | From Saturday March 7 to Sunday March 8 | Metro Convention Centre

Fashion lovers can discover an amazing array of vintage fashion at the new Toronto Vintage Clothing Show. The show is an opportunity to discover hand-picked vintage and retro clothing, accessories and jewellery from top independent vintage fashion vendors. Exhibitors hail from Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa and beyond, and offer rare, one-of-a-kind pieces. Vendors carry everything from costume jewellery, to Chanel, Hermes, vintage scarves, hats, cocktail dresses - anything you could want at every price range. One day only. Takes place at North Building.

DanceWorks Marie France Forcier and Tracey Norman | From Thursday March 12 to Saturday March 14 | Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Forcier/Norman features the work of creators Marie France Forcier and Tracey Norman, whose choreography is aesthetically different yet complimentary, astutely crafted and rich in compelling imagery. Forcier’s Scars are All the Rage and Norman’s what goes between explore the impact of loss and transformation, promising a balanced program of satisfying new dance works.

National Home Show + Canada Blooms | From Friday March 13 to Sunday March 22 | Metro Convention Centre

Two shows in one place. With over 400 exhibiting companies, the National Home Show and Canada Blooms are full of innovative solutions, show discounts, gourmet foods, entertainment, free celebrity seminars and shopping for the entire family.

National Ballet - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland | From Saturday March 14 to Sunday March 29 | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Lewis Carroll’s immortal children’s story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has long fascinated not just generations of children and readers, but artists in other disciplines. Its irresistible blend of whimsical, fantastical characters and wildly outrageous narrative along with the slyly knowing, subversive strain in its makeup has always attracted the interest of everyone from filmmakers to philosophers. Choreographers are no exception. And in Christopher Wheeldon, the Carroll classic has undoubtedly found its ideal choreographic interpreter.

Kaeja d’Dance | From Tuesday March 24 to Saturday March 28 | Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Kaeja d’Dance kicks off its 25th anniversary year with world premieres by both Karen and Allen Kaeja that play with notions of fate, coincidence and choice. Karen Kaeja’s work elicits an enigmatic and provocative take on the childhood amusements of spin the bottle, truth or dare and other games of love that ignite strange and random patterns of attraction. Opposing the freedom of choice, do coincidences generate charged fields of desire, engagement, conflict and hope?

One of Kind Show | From Wednesday March 25 to Friday March 27 | 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

Ritmo Flamenco Dance & Music Ensemble | From Friday March 27 to Sunday March 29 | Harbourfront Studio Theatre

A Sirocco is a powerful Mediterranean wind hailing from the Sahara that crosses North Africa and settles in southern Spain. Award-winning choreographer Anjelica Scannura moves beyond geographical and stylistic boundaries searching for the obscure Arabic roots of flamenco.

Contact Photography | From Wednesday April 1 to Thursday April 30 |

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is an annual event in May with well over 1500 Canadian and international artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1997 and now a charitable organization, the Festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography, through a diverse range of programmes.

As a leading proponent of photography, the Festival increases exposure and recognition for local, Canadian and international artists and is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.

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