An ever-interesting figure on the Canadian contemporary dance scene, Bill Coleman, in 2008, collaborated with the acclaimed Sun Ra Arkestra jazz collective to create Hymn to the Universe, a curious exploration in several directions. Here, the veteran choreographer and performer inhabits an installation created by the avant-garde music maker Gordon Monahan. Within a playground of shifting, toppling objects and accompanied by a sonic hellscape, an overwhelmed man's 60-minute plunge toward bedlam is offered for our consideration. Nov. 16 to 20. $35 to $69. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St, 416-368-3110 or canadian stage.com.
Hard to believe that Tapestry Opera has been at it for 37 years now. For this season’s launch, the contemporary company presents the Toronto premiere of Naomi’s Road, based on a children’s book by Joy Kogawa that involves a Japanese-Canadian girl’s journey from Vancouver to an internment camp during the Second World War. Nov. 16 to 20. $25 to $35. St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave., 416-537-6066 or tapestryopera.com.
Seu Jorge: A Tribute to David Bowie
“Eu só sei tocar guitar.” Ziggy played guitar and so did the suave soul-and-samba specialist Seu Jorge, most famously on the Portuguese covers of David Bowie music for the soundtrack to 2005’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. With the recent death of Bowie, the Brazilian revisits a breakthrough recording that earned him the admiration of the in-crowd and, for a brief time, coolest-man-alive status. Nov. 15, 8 p.m. $46.50 to $325. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes Blvd., ticketfly.com.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
An inquisitive red fox out for an evening walkabout in a suburban neighbourhood, a South African ant-eating mammal that rolls itself into an armoured ball to stymie a lion and a wily killer whale who goes to school (so to speak) on a Norwegian fishing boat. These are just three of the 100 striking wildlife and landscape photos that form a touring exhibit that showcases the finalists and winners of the most prestigious nature photography competition in the world. Nov. 12 to March 19, 2017. $18.50 to $25. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, 416-586-8000 or rom.on.ca.
European Union Film Festival
Brexit, schmexit. A two-week film fair covers a variety of genres and movies from a bunch of EU members, including the attitudinal United Kingdom. This year's lineup includes the North American premiere of the Cannes selection Like Crazy (Italy), the tense mystery-thriller Remainder (U.K.), and the heartfelt closing-night drama Eva Nova (Slovakia). To Nov. 24. Free at door (advance reservation, $10). Royal Cinema, 608 College St., 416-466-4400 or eutorontofilmfest.ca.Report Typo/Error