Bloor Street Culture Corridor – October 2015

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I’ve lost track of how to copy and paste text messages with embedded links to WordPress. For that reason, I don’t have formatting (bold; plus active links) for this post, which I’ve copied from a formatted email message, and I don’t have time to format the page manually, at this point.

Anyway, the information below may be of interest to some site visitors. If you want to access the details in an easier-to-read form, the place to go is the Bloor Street Culture Corridor (BSCC) website.

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The following text is from an Estonian organization, whose work I support, called VEMU

Head VEMU sõbrad!

Oktoobrikuu läheneb ja Bloor Street Culture Corridor’is (BSCC) on tulemas tihe ürituseprogramm. Näha saab huvitavaid kontserte, näitusi, filme ja palju muud eripärast, VEMU ja EstDocsi ettevõtmisi teiste seas. Vaata kirjalisast eelseisvaid üritusi ja pane endale kalendrisse kirja.

Naudi kultuuri, võta sõber kaasa ja jätke sügisväsimus koju!

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Dear Friends of VEMU!

October is coming closer bringing along a busy calendar of events at Bloor Street Culture Corridor (BSCC). There are a number of interesting concerts, exhibitions, films and special events, including EstDocs and events at VEMU. Read the attached email to see the coming program of events and write them in your calendars.

Enjoy culture, bring a friend and leave “fall tiredness” at home!
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WHAT’S HAPPENING
ON THE BLOOR ST. CULTURE CORRIDOR
IN OCTOBER

TORONTO, Canada (September 28, 2015): The Bloor St. Culture Corridor – Toronto’s most diverse arts and culture district – presents an astounding selection of more than 150 arts and culture events in October. Within 1.5km/1 mile between Bathurst and Bay Streets, the Annex to the Village of Yorkville, the Bloor St. Culture Corridor offers an unprecedented variety of events, enriching the arts and culture landscape in the heart of Toronto.

In October, visitors and Torontonians on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor are invited to experience highly anticipated events at leading destinations, including Scotiabank Nuit Blanche programming, 2015-16 concert season opening performances, the openings of fall exhibitions by celebrated artists, the launch of new speaker series, concerts in diverse musical genres, and much more.

A complete calendar of events and programs, including links to each presenting organization and admission and ticket information, are at www.bloorstculturecorridor.com and on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor mobile app, available for free download from the Bloor St. Culture Corridor web site, the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.

Highlights on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in October include:

On October 3, 2015, from sunset to sunrise, the Bloor St. Culture Corridor celebrates Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the free all-night contemporary art event, with three Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 10 for 10th – Memory Lane exhibition projects. The Bata Shoe Museum and the City of Torontoco-present Shoes That Line The Lane, an interactive installation by artist Cyril Williams, as well as independent projects I, Pave by artist Anchi Lin, and Empreintes by artist Pascale Peyret. The Gardiner Museum presents Silent Knight, a sculpture of more than 50,000 LEGO pieces by artist Ekow Nimako and The Bone Runner, an interactive installation of paper, ceramics, and video by artist Nurielle Stern. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents The Virtual Immigrant, 2015, a new media installation by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew that draws on the experience of call centre workers in India who become North Americans for a workday, and their experience of living between two cultures.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema launches the Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series in October with two exciting courses. Food for Thought: Inside the Minds of Great Chefs, features six top Toronto food writers and their favourite chefs; and Toronto on Film, is a journey through the rich cinematic history of Toronto led by film writer Geoff Pevere (The Globe and Mail).
The Talisker Players present the 2015-16 season opener Renovated Rhymes, an amusing exploration of where words and music meet, on October 27 and 28, 2015 at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, at 8pm. With guest artists James McLennan, tenor, Doug MacNaughton, baritone, and Ross Manson, actor/reader, the production features music inspired by celebrated wordmsiths Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Dennis Lee, and more.

In October, more than 20 exhibitions are on view at various destinations on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor. On October 1, 2015, the Bata Shoe Museum presents the opening of Empreintes, a contemporary art installation by Pascale Peyret in the Museum atrium, commemorating both the 20th anniversary of the Museum and the 400th anniversary of Francophone culture in Ontario. Opening on October 16, 2015, the Gardiner Museum presents the special exhibition Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization. A site specific ceramic installation, The Rise and Fall of Civilization references the near extinction of the American bison in the 19th century, an event deeply connected to the dispossession of Indigenous land and resources. Curated programming for The Rise and Fall of Civilization includes a public opening reception on October 16, 2015, a launch event for exhibition publication on October 23, 2015, a lecture on Water and Sanitation: Fundamental Human Rights of Indigenous Women on October 29, 2015, and more.Highlights of major exhibitions at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) include Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano and ¡Viva México! Clothing and Culture. Ongoing major exhibitions on view at the Bata Shoe Museum include Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels and Fashion Victims: The Pleasures & Perils of Dress in the 19th Century.

See below for complete Bloor St. Culture Corridor exhibition and event listings.

Special Events
on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in October

October 1, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents the opening of the installation Empreintes by artist Pascale Peyret in the Bata Shoe Museum, at 5pm. Free with Museum Admission.

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre presents Simchat Torah; Torah Stitch by Stitch, a workshop facilitated by artist Temma Gentles, 1:30pm-3pm. Registration required.

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto presents the Big Drum Social, 6:30pm-8:45pm.

October 2, 2015:

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents ROM Friday Night Live: nuitROM, an evening of drinks, food, and live music, at 7pm.

October 3, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Scotiabank Nuit Blanche with a City of Toronto co-presented 10 for 10th project, Shoes That Line The Lane by artist Cyril Williams, as well as independent projects I, Pave by artist Anchi Lin and Empreintes by artist Pascale Peyret. Starting at 7pm.

The Gardiner Museum presents Scotiabank Nuit Blanche with Silent Knight by artist Ekow Nimako and The Bone Runner by artist Nurielle Stern. Starting at 7pm. Free.

October 8, 2015:

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto presents the Big Drum Social, 6:30pm-8:45pm.

October 9, 2015:

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents ROM Friday Night Live: Thanks Canada, an evening of drinks, food, and live music, at 7pm.

October 14, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents the opening of Construction/Deconstruction, The Suspended Present, an exhibition by artists Philippe Pallafray and Anne-Yvonne Jouan, in the Galerie Pierre Léon, at 6:30pm. Free.

October 15, 2015:

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto presents the Big Drum Social, 6:30pm-8:45pm.

The Toronto Reference Library presents the 2015 Toronto Book Awards hosted by the CBC’s Gill Deacon, with the finalists in attendance and the announcement of the 2015 winner, in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, at 7pm. Book signing to follow.

October 16, 2015:

The Gardiner Museum presents a special opening night celebration for Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization, presented in collaboration with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Soundstreams Canada, starting at 4pm. Free with half-price Friday Museum admission.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents ROM Friday Night Live: Dig it!, an evening of drinks, food, and live music, at 7pm.

October 17, 2015:

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents ROM BIG Weekends: Digging the ROM, a program in celebration of International Archaeology Day featuring insights from ROM archaeologists, 11am-4pm.

October 18, 2015:

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents ROM BIG Weekends: Digging the ROM, a program in celebration of International Archaeology Day featuring insights from ROM archaeologists, 11am-4pm.

October 22, 2015:

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto presents the Big Drum Social, 6:30pm-8:45pm.

October 23, 2015:

The Gardiner Museum presents the Kent Monkman Book Launch with Art Toronto for The Rise and Fall of Civilization exhibition publication, 8pm-10pm. Free with half-price Friday Museum admission.

The Istituto di Cultura Italiano and the Toronto Consort present Singing City of Naples, a lecture by Lucas Harris and a performance by Francesco Pellegrino of the Vesuvius Ensemble, 6:30pm-8:30 pm. Free.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents ROM Friday Night Live: C’est Fashion, an evening of drinks, food, and live music, at 7pm.

October 27, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and The Royal Conservatory of Music present Music on Film: Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, a film screening, post-screening Q&A, and short performance by musician Tichaona Maredza, moderated by Mervon Mehta, The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Executive Director of Performing Arts. At The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, at 6:30pm.

October 29, 2015:

The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto presents the Big Drum Social, 6:30pm-8:45pm.

October 30, 2015:

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents ROM Friday Night Live:Day of the Dead,an evening of drinks, food, and live music, at 7pm.

Concerts
on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in October

October 1, 2015:

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir presents Musik Mania with violinist and guest director Cecilia Bernardini at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, at 8pm.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents Thursdays at Noon with Timothy Ying and Lydia Wong at Walter Hall, at 12:10pm. Free.

October 2, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents Malagasy Blues: Donné Roberts, an evening of music from Madagascar at the Spadina Theatre, at 8pm.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir presents Musik Mania with violinist and guest director Cecilia Bernardini at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, at 8pm.

The Royal Conservatory presents Julian Kuerti conducting The Royal Conservatory Orchestra at Koerner Hall, at 8pm. Prelude recital at 6:45pm.

October 3, 2015:

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir presents Musik Mania with violinist and guest director Cecilia Bernardini at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, at 8pm.

October 4, 2015:

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir presents Musik Mania with violinist and guest director Cecilia Bernardini at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, at 3:30pm.

October 8, 2015:

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents Thursdays at Noon – Boundaries and Borders: The Search for Identity at Walter Hall, at 12:10pm. Free.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Vesuvius Ensemble, a performance by Francesco Pellegrino accompanied by an ensemble of traditional Italian instrumentalists in Samuel Hall Currelly Gallery. The evening includes exclusive access to Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano on display at the ROM, 7pm-9:30pm.

October 18, 2015:

The Royal Conservatory of Music presents Igudesman & Joo: And Now Mozart at Koerner Hall, at 3pm.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents What Sweeter Music, a celebration of Eleanor Daley at Church of the Redeemer, at 2:30pm. Also, The Muses Garden: Dame Emma Kirkby Lute Song Recital, a performance featuring the legendary Emma Kirkby, lutenist Jakob Linberg and guests from the Historical Performance Area for an evening of lute songs in Trinity College Chapel, at 7:30pm.

October 21, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents Swing, Jazz and Bossa Nova, performed by the French quintet Paris Combo at the Spadina Theatre, at 8pm.

October 22, 2015:

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents Thursdays at Noon – Opera Spotlight at Walter Hall, 12:10pm. Free.

VEMU/Museum of Estonians Abroad presents No Moon At All with Laura Põldvere Remmel and Joel-Rasmus Remmel at Tartu College, at 7:30pm. Free, donation appreciated.

October 23, 2015:

The Royal Conservatory of Music presents The Order of Canada Band at Koerner Hall, at 8pm.

October 24, 2015:

The Royal Conservatory of Music presents Jane Bunnett & Maqueque and Emeline Michel at Koerner Hall, at 8pm.

October 25, 2015:

The Royal Conservatory of Music presents Simone Dinnerstein at Koerner Hall, at 3pm.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents Voices Across Centuries with the Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus at Walter Hall, at 3pm. Pay what you can.

October 27, 2015:

The Talisker Players present Renovated Rhymes, the 2015-16 season opener with performances inspired by wordsmiths Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Dennis Lee, and more, at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, at 8pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

October 28, 2015:

The Talisker Players present Renovated Rhymes, the 2015-16 season opener with performances inspired by wordsmiths Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Dennis Lee, and more, at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, at 8pm. Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

The Royal Conservatory of Music presents Masaaki Suzuki conducting the Bach Collegium Japan at Koerner Hall, at 8pm.

October 29, 2015:

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents Thursdays at Noon with Teng Li and Meng-Chieh Liu at Walter Hall, at 12:10pm. Free.

October 30, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents Original Jazz Funk – A Tribute to Charles Mingus, performed by Diane Roblin’s band Reconnect at the Spadina Theatre, at 8pm.

The Royal Conservatory of Music presents Edith Piaf @ 100 with Anne Carrère at Koerner Hall, at 8pm.

Film
on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in October

October 1, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Unbranded at 6:30pm and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief at 9:15pm.

October 2, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Unbranded at 3:45pm, Finders Keepers at 6:30pm, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon at 8:45pm, and National Lampoon’s Animal House at 11:15pm.

October 3, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon at 1pm and 6pm, Finders Keepers at 4pm, and Madonna: Truth or Dare-Featuring Good Enough Live Karaoke at 9:30pm.

October 4, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Finders Keepers at 1:30pm and 6:30pm, Unbranded at 4pm, and Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon at 8:45pm.

October 5, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Unbranded at 4:15pm, Finders Keepers at 7pm, and Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon at 9:15pm.

October 6, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Unbranded at 1pm, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon at 3:30pm and 9pm, and Finders Keepers at 6:15pm.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Masters of Dreams: The French and Swiss Jewellers, a special film screening in celebration of the ROM’s minerology collection, with filmmaker Ken McGrath in attendance. The evening includes access to the Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures and a reception to follow. In Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, at 7pm.

October 7, 2015:

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre presents The Mask You Live In, a film screening and panel discussion at the Al Green Theatre, at 6:30pm. Free, registration required.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents a screening of Finders Keepers at 2:30pm and Doc Soup screenings of Racing Extinction at 6:30pm and 9:15pm with co-producer Gina Papabeis in attendance to introduce the film and take part in post-screening Q&As.

October 8, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents a screening of 9 Month Stretch at the Spadina Theatre, at 7:30pm. Presented with English subtitles.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents a screening of Finders Keepers at 1pm and a Doc Soup screening of Racing Extinction at 6:45pm with co-producer Gina Papabeis in attendance to introduce the film and take part in a post-screening Q&A. Also screening, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon at 9:30pm.

October 9, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Fabergé: A Life of Its Own at 4pm and 6:30pm and The Blank Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at 8:45pm.

October 10, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Fabergé: A Life of Its Own at 1pm and 6:30pm, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at 3:30pm, and Predator: Quote Along at 9:30pm.

October 11, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Fabergé: A Life of Its Own at 4pm and 8:45pm and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at 1:15pm and 6:15pm.

October 12, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Fabergé: A Life of Its Own at 1pm and 6:30pm and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at 3:30pm and 8:45pm.

October 13, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at 1pm and 6:15pm and Fabergé: A Life of Its Own at 8:45pm.

October 14, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents a screening of Fabergé: A Life of Its Own at 2pm.

October 15, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Fabergé: A Life of Its Own at 1pm and 8:45pm and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at 6:15pm.

The Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU presents the estDocs Kick Off Dinner & Movie: Journey to the Maggot Feeder, the launch event for the Estonian Documentary Film Festival & Competition at Tartu College. Dinner at 6:30pm and screening at 7:30pm. Presented with English subtitles.

October 16, 2015:

The Gardiner Museum presents Kent Monkman: Miss Chief In Motion, a curated screening of Miss Chief Eagle Testicle, along with a discussion with filmmaker Gisèle Gordon and moderated by Kerry Swanson, Indigenous Arts Program Officer, Toronto Arts Council, 3pm-4:45pm. An artist-led tour of The Rise and Fall of Civilization to follow. Part of the special Kent Monkman exhibition opening night celebration.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents a screening of Unbranded at 3pm.

October 17, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Do I Sound Gay? At 1pm and The Impressionists at 3:30pm.

October 18, 2015:

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre presents Toronto Jewish Film Society screenings of The Flat in the Al Green Theatre at 4pm and 7:30pm. Guest speakers include Critic Shlomo Schwartzberg at the 4pm screening and Rabbi Elyse Goldstein at the 7:30pm screening.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Unbranded at 12:30pm and Do I Sound Gay? At 9pm.

The Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU presents estdocs screenings of The Story of Baltic University at 3pm, Maestro at 5pm, and Postludes at 7pm at Tartu College. Presented with English subtitles.

October 19, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Fabergé: A Life of Its Own at 3:30pm and Do I Sound Gay? At 6pm. Also, a special free event, Bloor Broadcast: Canada Votes 2015 at 8:30pm.

October 20, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents a screening of Fabergé: A Life of Its Own at 1pm.

October 21, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Unbranded at 3:30pm, Do I Sound Gay? at 6:30pm and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at 8:45pm.

October 22, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents a Cinema Thursday screening of L’Arnacoeurat the Spadina Theatre at 7:30pm. Presented with English subtitles.

October 22, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution at 1pm and Chameleon at 5:30pm.

October 23, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Tab Hunter Confidential at 4pm and 6:30pm and Polyester at 8:45pm.

October 24, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Antony and Cleopatra at 11:30am and Tab Hunter Confidential at 3pm.

October 25, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Unbranded at 12:30pm and Tab Hunter Confidential at 3:15pm.

October 26, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Tab Hunter Confidential at 2pm and 8:45pm and The Globe and Mail Reel Perspectives: Highway of Tears at 6pm.

October 27, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Tab Hunter Confidential at 1pm and 9:15pm.

October 28, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Tab Hunter Confidential at 4pm and 6:30pm and Meru at 8:45pm.

October 29, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents a Cinema Thursday screening of Coco avant Chanel at the Spadina Theatre at 7:30pm. Presented with English subtitles.

October 29, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Tab Hunter Confidential at 1pm and 6:30pm and The Nightmare at 9pm.

October 30, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 7pm and 10:30pm.

October 31, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents screenings of Romeo and Juliet (Ballet on Screen series) at 3pm and The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 7pm and 10:30pm.

Theatre
on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in October

October 1 -9, 2015:
The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre presents a special preview of Defending The Caveman, the celebrated solo play, at the Al Green Theatre, at 8pm.

October 16, 2015:
Alliance Française de Toronto, in collaboration with Caravague and André Nerman, presents The Lesson, a play by Eugène Ionesco at the Spadina Theatre, at 8pm.

Culture Talks
on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in October

October 2, 2015:

The Toronto Reference Library presents Rembrandt: The Night Watch, a lecture on the master’s famous painting in Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, 1pm-2:30pm.

October 5, 2015:

The Toronto Reference Library presents The Royal Ontario Museum Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano, a presentation on the ancient civilization and current ROM exhibition in the Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, 1pm-3pm. Also, an author talk with Will Ferguson in discussion of his new travel novel, Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey into the Heart of Africa in the Atrium, at 7pm. Book signing to follow.

October 6, 2015:

The Istituto di Cultura Italiano presents La Traviata, a lecture by Mo. Marco Guidarini, Canadian Opera Company (COC) Conductor, 6:30pm-8:30 pm. Free.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents the Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series: Food For Thought-Inside the Minds of Great Chefs with David Sax with Bonnie Stern, at 10am. 6 week course.

The Toronto Reference Library presents Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War, an author talk by Michel Chikwanine in the Atrium at 10am and 7pm. Q&As to follow. Also, author Geraldine Brooks in conversation with Toronto Life’s Sarah Fulford in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 7pm-8:30pm. Q&A and book signing to follow.

October 7, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents 1914-1918, The Great War: Canada and France, A Reunion of Pain, a lecture by Jean Fahmy and the Société d’Histoire de Toronto at the Spadina Theatre, at 7pm.

The Gardiner Museum presents Oriental Antiquities at the British Museum: Some Reminiscences of a Former Assistant, a lecture by Professor David Waterhouse, 6:30pm-8pm.

The Toronto Reference Library presents an author talk by Kevin Newman with son Alex on the book Alex on All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 7pm-8:30pm. Q&A and book signing to follow.

The Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU presents columnist Hilary Bird, with a lecture on the topic A Decade in the Restored Republic at Tartu College at 7pm. Free, donation appreciated.

October 13, 2015:
The Gardiner Museum presents Kent Monkman, Kelvin Browne (Executive Director & CEO, Gardiner Museum), and David Liss (Artistic Director & Curator, MOCCA) in conversation about Kent’s installation, The Rise and Fall of Civilization, 7pm.
The Toronto Reference Library presents Audubon’s Aviary: Then and Now, an illustrated talk by John Robert Carley and Mark Peck in the Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, 6pm-7pm. Presented in conjunction with John J. Audubon’s Bird’s of America, on display at the TD Gallery.

October 14, 2015:

Istituto di Cultura Italiano presents Tuscany: Land of Poets, Artists and…Excellent Cuisine, a multimedia conference with Ruggero Larco, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Free.

October 15, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents Magna Carta, a lecture by Isabelle Cochelin of the University of Toronto and Société d’Histoire de Toronto at the Spadina Theatre, at 7pm. Presented in French.

The Toronto Reference Library presents an author talk withHelen Humphreys in discussion of her new novel, The Evening Chorus, in the Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, 7pm-8:30pm.

October 16, 2015:

The Gardiner Museum hosts Soundstreams SALON 21: Indigenous Identity & Performance featuring indigenous contemporary and operatic musicians, including Melody McKive, 7pm-9pm. Free with half-price Friday Museum admission. Part of the special Kent Monkman exhibition opening night celebration.

October 18, 2015:

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Sex, Violence and Volcanoes, a tour of the ROM’s Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East, and the exhibition Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano, 10:30 am-3:30 pm. The course includes mature content and is not recommended for guests under the age of 18. Lunch is included.

The Toronto Reference Library presents an author talk with Patrick deWitt on his new novel, Undermajordomo Minor in conversation with The Globe & Mail’s Jared Bland, in the Atrium, at 7pm. Q&A and book signing to follow.

October 19, 2015:

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre presents Art Appreciation: Degas and His Dancers, lecture by Osnat Lippa, 1:30pm-3:30 pm.

October 20, 2015:

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents the Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series: Food For Thought-Inside the Minds of Great Chefs with Pay Chen with Roger Mooking, at 10am. 6 week course.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents ROMSpeaks: Memories & the Museum: Sacred Objects in Secular Spaces with Dr. Michael Willis of the British Museum, in the Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, at 7pm. Reception to follow.

The Toronto Reference Library presents Islamic Art of the Book – Patronage and Connoisseurship, a lecture by Dr. Filiz Çakýr Phillip, Associate Curator at the Aga Khan Museum, in the Hinton Learning Theatre, 2pm-4:15pm. Also, an author talk with Shilpi Somaya Gowda on her new novel, The Golden Son, in conversation with Global TV’s Liza Fromer, in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, at 7pm. Q&A and book signing to follow.

October 26, 2015:
The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre presents Art Appreciation: Degas and His Dancers, a lecture by Osnat Lippa, 1:30pm-3:30 pm.

The Toronto Reference Library presents an artist talk with Suzy Lake in discussion of her career in the Hinton Learning Theatre, 7pm-8:30pm.

October 27, 2015:
Alliance Française de Toronto presents an author talk with Éric Reinhardt in conversation with Janine Messadié at the Spadina Theatre, at 6:30pm. Book signing to follow. Presented in French.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents ROM Speaks: The World of Pompeii Lectures – Volcano: Creator and Destroyer, a lecture by Benjamin Andrews of the Smithsonian Institute in Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, at 7pm. Reception to follow.

The Toronto Reference Library presents an author talk with Jonathan Franzen on his new novel, Purity, in conversation with The Globe & Mail’s Mark Medley, in the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, at 7pm. Q&A to follow.

October 28, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents May 68, From Yesterday to Today: Bounces and Sets of Echos, a lecture by Professor Jean-François Sirinelli on the events of May 1968 at the Spadina Theatre, at 7pm. Presented in French.

October 29, 2015:

The Gardiner Museum presents Water and Sanitation: Fundamental Human Rights of Indigenous Women, a talk by Amanda Klasing, Senior Researcher, Women’s Rights, Human Rights Watch. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Kent Monkman: The Rise and Fall of Civilization, :30pm-8pm.

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre presents Book Club: Meet the Author Event with Renate Krakauer in discussion of her new novel, Only By Blood, 1:30pm-3pm.
The Royal Ontario Museum presents ROMDaytime: Around the World in Rocks, a lecture about the ROM’s newly acquired collection of 22,000 rocks and minerals from Bangkok, Thailand, with ROM curator Kim Tait. In the Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre, 11am-12pm, reception to follow.

Arts, Culture, and Music Classes
on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in October
The Royal Conservatory presents How Music Works with instructor James Stager, starting October 1, 2015, Thursdays 9:30am-11am. 10 week course.

The Royal Conservatory presents Music Through The Ages: The Romantic Era Continues with instructor Clayton Scott, starting October 1, 2015, Thursdays 10am-12pm. 10 week course.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents the Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series: Food For Thought: Inside the Minds of Great Chefs starting October 6, 2015, Tuesdays 10am-12pm. 6 week course.

The Royal Conservatory presents Mediterranean Crossroads: Greek Music and Beyond with instructor Dimitra Marangozis, starting October 6, 2015, Tuesdays 10:30am-12pm. 4 week course.

The Royal Conservatory presents First Nights: Premieres of Five Iconic Musical Masterpieces with instructor Dr. Julia Zarankin, starting October 7, 2015, Wednesdays 1pm-3pm. 6 week course.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema presents the Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series:
Toronto on Film With Geoff Pevere starting October 8, 2015, Thursdays 10am-12pm. 6 week course.

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre presents Feelin’ Groovy: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel with singer Eve Goldberg. On October 8, 2015 1:30pm-3pm.

The Royal Conservatory presents Sweet Concordance: Baroque Instrumental Musicwith instructor Alison Melville, starting October 9, 2015, Fridays 10am-12pm. 6 week course.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents Tuesday Performance Class for Singers with Laura Tucker. On October 13, 2015 at 12:10pm at Walter Hall. Free.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents Trombone Master Class with Joe Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic. On October 17, 2015 at 12:10pm at Walter Hall. Free.

The University of Toronto Faculty of Music presents Tuesday Performance Class for Singers with Liz Upchurch. On October 20, 2015 at 12:10pm at Walter Hall. Free.

The Royal Conservatory presents Ethnomusicology and World Music: An Introductionwith instructor Mike Anklewicz, starting October 21, 2015, Wednesdays 7pm-8:30pm. 6 week course.

The Royal Conservatory presents Joyful Noise: A History of Western Sacred Musicwith instructor John Holland, starting October 26, 2015, Mondays 7pm-8:30pm. 6 week course.

The Royal Conservatory presents Jazz Vocals: Legendary Ladies with instructor Heather Bambrick, starting October 27, 2015, Tuesdays 7pm-8:30pm. 5 week course.

Family Events
on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in October

October 3, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Weekends at the BSM, an afternoon of family-friendly and educational drop-in activities in the Museum’s galleries. Programs run until 4pm. Free with Museum admission.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Wildzone Workshops, a day of family-friendly drop-in workshops about the variety of living things on Earth, in the Earth Rangers’ Studio in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-4pm. Free with Museum admission.

October 4, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Weekends at the BSM, an afternoon of family-friendly and educational drop-in activities in the Museum’s galleries. Programs run until 4pm. Free with Museum admission.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Partners in Protection: Ontario Road Ecology Group in the Earth Rangers’ Studio in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-4pm. Also, Meet the Aquarium Keeper, with the ROM’s Sheldon John, in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-1pm. Free with Museum admission.

October 10, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Weekends at the BSM, an afternoon of family-friendly and educational drop-in activities in the Museum’s galleries. Programs run until 4pm. Free with Museum admission.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Wildzone Workshops, a day of family-friendly drop-in workshops about the variety of living things on Earth, in the Earth Rangers’ Studio in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-4pm. Free with Museum admission.

October 11, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Weekends at the BSM, an afternoon of family-friendly and educational drop-in activities in the Museum’s galleries. Programs run until 4pm. Free with Museum admission.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Animal Explorers, a series of fun scavenger hunts where children can explore the ROM with one of the Museum’s cuddly Animal Explorers. Program for children aged 12 and under. Also, Meet the Aquarium Keeper, with the ROM’s Sheldon John, in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-1pm. Free with Museum admission.

October 17, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Weekends at the BSM, an afternoon of family-friendly and educational drop-in activities in the Museum’s galleries. Programs run until 4pm. Free with Museum admission.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Wildzone Workshops, a day of family-friendly drop-in workshops about the variety of living things on Earth, in the Earth Rangers’ Studio in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-4pm. Free with Museum admission.

October 18, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Weekends at the BSM, an afternoon of family-friendly and educational drop-in activities in the Museum’s galleries. Programs run until 4pm. Free with Museum admission.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Animal Explorers, a series of fun scavenger hunts where children can explore the ROM with one of the Museum’s cuddly Animal Explorers. Program for children aged 12 and under. Also, Meet the Aquarium Keeper, with the ROM’s Sheldon John, in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-1pm. Free with Museum admission.

October 24, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Halloween Extravaganza, a day of family-friendly fun drop-in activities including crafts, cookie decoration, and iSpy in the galleries, 10am-4pm. Free with admission. Free for children in costume.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Wildzone Workshops, a day of family-friendly drop-in workshops about the variety of living things on Earth, in the Earth Rangers’ Studio in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-4pm. Free with Museum admission.

October 25, 2015:

Alliance Française de Toronto presents Champlain Across the Water! an interactive show that follows Samuel de Champlain’s journey starting in France in 1603 at the Spadina Theatre, at 2pm. Free.

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Halloween Extravaganza for a day of family-friendly fun drop-in activities including crafts, cookie decoration, and iSpy in the galleries, 12pm-4pm. Free with admission. Free for children in costume.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Animal Explorers, a series of fun scavenger hunts where children can explore the ROM with one of the Museum’s cuddly Animal Explorers. Program for children aged 12 and under. Also, Meet the Aquarium Keeper, with the ROM’s Sheldon John, in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-1pm. Free with Museum admission.

October 31, 2015:

The Bata Shoe Museum presents Weekends at the BSM, an afternoon of family-friendly and educational drop-in activities in the Museum’s galleries. Programs run until 4pm. Free with Museum admission.

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents Wildzone Workshops, a day of family-friendly drop-in workshops about the variety of living things on Earth, in the Earth Rangers’ Studio in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, 11am-4pm. Free with Museum admission.

Exhibitions
on display on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in October
Worn: Shaping Black Feminine Identity and Champlain on Our Doorstep at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). On view until November 1, 2015.

A Warlord’s Stronghold: Mystery on the Silk Road at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). On view until November 15, 2015.

John J. Audubon’s Birds of America at the TD Gallery in the Toronto Reference Library. On view until November 29, 2015.
Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). On view until January 3, 2016.

A Passion for Yellow: The Story of the Gardiner Collection at the Gardiner Museum. On view until January 3, 2016.

A Touch of Arsenic: Sketching the Past at Museum of Estonians Abroad/VEMU, Tartu College. On view until February 8, 2016.
¡Viva México! Clothing and Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). On view until May 23, 2016.

Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels and Fashion Victims: The Pleasures & Perils of Dress in the 19th Century at the Bata Shoe Museum. On view until June 2016.
Ongoing exhibitions on view on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor:
Toronto’s First Synagogues and The Ontario Jewish Archives at 40: Four Decades of Collecting and Sharing our Community’s History are on display at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.

All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages and Beauty, Identity, Pride: Native North American Footwear are open at the Bata Shoe Museum.
Made in China: Cultural Encounters through Export Art, Wanderings of an Artist and Fishing by Torch Light, Maps, Borders and Mobility in Africa, New Dino Discovered, Jane Ash Poitras: New Acquisitions of Contemporary First Nations Art, and That’s a LOT of Fish! 100 Years of Collecting are on display at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).
More information about the Bloor St. Culture Corridor, upcoming events, and the district’s arts and culture destinations, can be found at:
www.bloorstculturecorridor.com
Twitter: @bloorstculture
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloorstculturecorridor

Bloor St. Culture Corridor free mobile app,
available at www.bloorstculturecorridor.com, the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.
The Bloor St. Culture Corridor partner destinations include:
Alliance Française de Toronto: 24 Spadina Road www.alliance-francaise.ca
Bata Shoe Museum: 327 Bloor Street West www.batashoemuseum.ca
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema: 506 Bloor Street West www.bloorcinema.com
Gardiner Museum: 111 Queen’s Park www.gardinermuseum.on.ca
Istituto Italiano di Cultura: 496 Huron Street www.iictoronto.esteri.it/IIC_Toronto
Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre: 750 Spadina Ave. www.mnjcc.org
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto: 16 Spadina Road www.ncct.on.ca
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM): 100 Queen’s Park (Entrance on Bloor St. W.) www.rom.on.ca
The Royal Conservatory / Koerner Hall: 273 Bloor Street West www.performance.rcmusic.ca
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir: 427 Bloor Street West www.tafelmusik.org
Talisker Players: 427 Bloor Street West www.taliskerplayers.ca
The Toronto Consort: 427 Bloor Street West www.torontoconsort.org
University of Toronto Faculty of Music: 80 Queen’s Park www.music.utoronto.ca

Bloor St. Culture Corridor associates include:
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media + Education: 918 Bathurst St. www.918bathurst.com
The Japan Foundation, Toronto (Re-opening October 2015): 2 Bloor Street E., Suite 300
www.jftor.org
Toronto Reference Library: 789 Yonge Street www.torontopubliclibrary.ca
VEMU/Museum of Estonians Abroad: 310 Bloor Street West vemu.ca/index.php/en

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Kelly

Founder/Director, Bloor St. Culture Corridor: info@bloorstculturecorridor.com
Director of Marketing, Performing Arts, The Royal Conservatory: heather.kelly@rcmusic.ca

www.vemu.ca

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