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Don Giovanni | Until Sunday February 22 | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Live without fear. In Mozart’s darkly witty masterpiece, an icon of seduction is brought to blistering life, his sexual magnetism undimmed as he faces his inevitable downfall.

Performance time is approximately three hours and 30 minutes including one intermission. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Die Walküre | Until Sunday February 22 | Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

It takes a goddess to make a hero. A warrior goddess risks all to preserve the future in Wagner’s matchless epic featuring some of the most powerful music ever conceived, including the iconic “Ride of the Valkyries.”

Performance time is approximately four hours and 25 minutes including two intermissions. Sung in German with English surtitles.

DanceWorks - Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe | From Thursday January 29 to Saturday January 31 | Harbourfront Centre Theatre

NTU and Skwatta are part of a pan-Canadian tour by South African dancer Vincent Mantsoe, whose unique language and approach, integrating traditional and contemporary forms, have captivated audiences around the world. The program is comprised of two riveting solos choreographed and performed by Mantsoe, both embodying the limitless spirituality and realities of his South African homeland.

Skwatta follows NTU and is a comment on the informal settlements or “squatter” camps in South Africa. In these settlements, laughing or smiling portrays every corner of hell, from pointless arguments to strange echoes of precious cries, This stirs clouds of dust, day and night, that is a winter blanket covering the Skwattas.

Winterlicious | From Friday January 30 to Thursday February 12 |

Winterlicious is a Food and Wine event promoted by the City of Toronto and American Express. Its purpose is to encourage patrons to visit certain restaurants during a traditionally slow time and to have them sample a limited menu at a fixed price.

The city selects which restaurants are allowed to participate. There are several rules for becoming a participating restaurant, including certain price standards, a clean health inspection record, and good reviews from Toronto restaurant review guides. There is also a significant fee which participating establishments must pay to the City.

Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto photographs of Henryk Ross | From Saturday January 31 to 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.

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time | From Saturday February 7 to 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.

World Stage - All Our Happy Days Are Stupid | From Wednesday February 11 to Saturday February 14 | Harbourfront Centre Theatre

All Our Happy Days Are Stupid tells the story of two families on permanent vacation, searching for contentment and authenticity outside the confines of their flat-fronted black and-white existence. Sheila Heti’s eclectic play was called “unstageable” by the Toronto theatre company that commissioned it nearly a decade ago.

It took the dogged curiosity of multi-disciplinary instigator and Suburban Beast director Jordan Tannahill to put together a company of artists bold enough to reveal all its playful seriousness. Singing music penned by Dan Bejar (Destroyer, The New Pornographers), the exceptional cast of Toronto bright lights push Heti’s hyper-realism through realms of the absurd and back again to the unmistakably familiar. They arrive at what feels remarkably like wisdom.

Canadian International Auto Show | From Friday February 13 to Sunday February 22 | Metro Convention Centre

The Auto Show strives to provide a “Total Automotive Experience”. Over 600,000 square feet of displays, prize giveaways and exhibits! It feature some of the world’s finest automobiles in the Auto Exotica section, a wide array of clean fuel-efficient vehicles in its Eco-Drive Showcase, as well as a Hot Rod Builders Showcase. Lots of cars and motorcycles on display.

World Stage - The Object Lesson | From Wednesday February 18 to Sunday February 22 | Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Canadian Premiere. From the USA. Illusionist and performer Geoff Sobelle’s The Object Lesson unpacks the material components of memory. From the depths of a glittering sky-high junkpile installation, Sobelle produces an impossible profusion of artifacts. The objects he presents recount a story of life and love. They seem to contain the past itself. Combining charmingly simple delivery and meticulous stagecraft, The Object Lesson is a meditation on the things we keep and the things we throw away. It is a magic act of storytelling by one of the US’s most unusually gifted performers.

The Artist Project - Contemporary Art Fair | From Thursday February 19 to Sunday February 22 | Exhibition Place

The Artist Project celebrates features original works from over 250 carefully juried, independent contemporary artists, all available for sale.

The Motorcycle Show | From Friday February 20 to Sunday February 22 | Direct Energy Centre

The Toronto Motorcycle Show is the biggest manufacturers show in Ontario, with a wide-ranging and exciting line-up of exhibitors that celebrates the motorcycle lifestyle. From the open road, to the track and to the trail, this is your chance to see the newest models from the big names, plus the latest in apparel, accessories and touring destinations - all under one roof. The Show is packed with special features and events that are sure to please riders of all ages, including the kids.

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