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One of Kind Show | Until Sunday March 29 | 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 | Until 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.

National Ballet - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland | Until 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.

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

Jean-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.

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.

Toronto Food + Drink Market | From Friday April 10 to Sunday April 12 | Direct Energy Centre

Featuring several events such as The Health and Wellness Area, a Farmers Market, a Food Truck Alley, and Master Cooking Classes, intimate and interactive cooking classes with master chefs! Consumers will make and take while learning from a host of local and celebrity chefs throughout the weekend

CinéFranco | From Friday April 10 to Sunday April 19 | Bloor Cinema

CinéFranco is a Francophone International Film Festival specializing mostly in comedy. These are cinematographic works rarely seen in Toronto. In total some thirty films from all over the Francophone world are shown in French with English sub-titles. Most of them are shown two or three times during the festival. This year the focus in on Morocco and several directors will be in attendance to present their films, participate in Q&As and meet their Toronto public.

Ballet CRéole | From Friday April 17 to Saturday April 18 | Fleck Theatre

For its 25th anniversary season, Ballet Creole presents intriguing new works combining the sensibilities of artistic director Patrick Parson, associate choreographer Gabby Kamino and guest collaborators, exploring the universal connectivity of Earth’s most valuable resource, water.

The Barber of Seville | From Friday April 17 to Friday May 22 | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Love has a sense of humour. In the perfectly paced frenzy of this riotous romp, barber Figaro helps a lovesick nobleman win the woman of his dreams.

Performance time is approximately two hours and 55 minutes including one intermission. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

DanceWorks Bageshree Vaze | From Thursday April 23 to Saturday April 25 | Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Paratopia is an evening of works exploring the parameters of kathak dance and Indian classical dance aesthetics in the 21st century.

Choreographed by award-winning artist Bageshree Vaze, the works reveal signature qualities of kathak dance: complex footwork, sparkling pirouettes, the language of intricate facial and hand gestures and dynamic movements. The performance features Vaze’s traditional and contemporary works such as Tarana, Avatar (9) and In My (dis)Place, as well as Paratopia, an exciting world premiere group piece exploring Indian dance in a contemporary, global reality

Hot Docs - Outspoken, Outstanding | From Thursday April 23 to Sunday May 3 | Bloor Cinema

Each year Hot Docs, the Canadian International Documentary Festival, presents a selection of more than 200 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe to an audience of 180,000. Through its industry programs, Hot Docs also provides a full range of professional development, market and networking opportunities for documentary professionals. Over the years, Hot Docs’ education programs have grown exponentially, positively impacting over 78,000 of youth across Ontario each year.

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company | From Friday April 24 to Sunday April 26 | Fleck Theatre

This award-winning company presents a provocative and captivating evening of Spanish dance that will enthral audiences with imaginative and expressive choreography performed with passion and elegance.

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