The end is nigh. The annual environmentally themed film festival closes with Chasing Ice, a perilous, sweeping documentary on melting polar ice caps based on the time-lapse photography National Geographic’s James Balog (who will be in attendance at the gala closing presentation, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., $22). To Oct. 14. $5 to $22, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., 416-599-8433.
Singin’ in the Rain
After this crazily upbeat musical was released in 1952, the Boggs Act was passed, which increased punishment and established mandatory substances for
possession of controlled
substances such as marijuana.
We’re not saying Gene Kelly was all buzzed up or anything, but the “glorious feeling” and the
“laughing at clouds” business is suspicious. Oct. 17 and 18, 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E., 416-691-7330.
I On the Sky
Acrobatics, storytelling and colourful visuals are part of what Montreal’s Dynamo Theatre calls its “enormously theatrical
production,” involving a woman disoriented by a storm who tries to find out where she is and how she got there. Could a young
runaway hold the answers? To Oct. 21. $10 to $20. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E., 416-862-2222.
Mirabilia: A Miracle on Gladstone Avenue
It’s Canada’s only Byzantine-styled Anglican church, we’ve been informed, and the only church with religious art by members of the Group of Seven. St. Anne's celebrates its 150th anniversary with music, lectures, film, storytelling, and, perhaps, a little boasting. To Oct. 21. 270 Gladstone Ave., 416-536-3160 or stannes.on.ca.
Tafelmusik and Vesuvius Ensemble To Oct. 14. Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 416-964-6337.
Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair To Oct. 14. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, torontoantiquarianbookfair.com.
COC’s Il Trovatore To Oct. 31. Four Seasons Centre, 416-363-8231.
COC’s Die Fledermaus To Nov. 3 Four Seasons Centre, 416-363-8231.
Sister Act To Nov. 4. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 416-872 1212.
Cat Power Oct. 20. Kool Haus, 1-855-985-5000.
Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting Oct. 20 to Jan. 20. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648.
Toons For Toddlers: The Wiggles Big Birthday Oct. 20. Fox Theatre, toonsfortoddlers.com.
Toons For Toddlers: The Wiggles Big Birthday Oct. 21. Bloor Cinema, toonsfortoddlers.com.
Smashing Pumpkins Oct. 25. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000.
John Legend Nov. 3 (postponed). Massey Hall, 416-872-4255.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Nov. 10 to 25. Four Seasons Centre, 416-345-9595.
Snow White: The Deliciously Dopey Family Musical! Nov. 23 to Jan. 5. Elgin Theatre, 1-855-599-9090.
Lady Gaga Feb. 8 (sold out) and Feb. 9. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000.