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What to do in Toronto, April 27 to May 3: Johnny Marr, Jill Barber and Stars on Ice

Singer Jill Barber.

Candace Meyer


Transformation by Fire To April 28. Gardiner Museum, 416-586-8080 or

Afterimage: Tod Ainslie's Vision of the War of 1812 To April 28. Royal Ontario Museum, 416-586-8000 or or

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Contact Photography Festival May 1 to 31.

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture To May 5. Power Plant, 416-973-4949 or

Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade at the Bohnice To May 5. Power Plant, 416-973-4949 or

Patti Smith: Camera Solo To May 19. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or

Sara Angelucci: Provenance Unknown To June 16. York University Art Gallery,

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art To June 16. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or

Exploring Cape Dorset Art To June 16. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1-888-213-1121 or

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Harbourfront Centre Spring Exhibitions To June 16. 416-973-4000 or

Queen West Walking Art Tour Saturdays, noon. Gladstone Hotel,

Lost in the Memory Palace To Aug. 18. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture To March 30, 2014. Bata Shoe Museum, 416-979-7799 or


Muscians in Ordinary: French Cantatas Mixed with Symphonies April 27. Heliconian Hall, 416-535-9956 or

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Lenka Lichtenberg April 28. Glenn Gould Studio, 416-872-4255 or

TSO: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique May 1, 2, and 4. Roy Thomson Hall, 416-872-4244 or

Jill Barber May 3. Winter Garden, 416-872-4255 or

COC: Salome To May 22. Four Seasons Centre, 416-363-8231 or

COC: Lucia di Lammermoor To May 24. Four Seasons Centre, 416-363-8231 or


Joe Sealy Trio April 27. Paintbox Bistro, 647-748-0555.

Johnny Marr April 27. Phoenix, 1-855-985-5000 or

Classified April 27. Opera House, 1-855-985-5000 or

The Burning Hell April 29 Silver Dollar Room, 416-975-0909.

Kobo Town May 1. Lula Lounge, 416-588-030 or

Rachel Zeffira May 2. Drake Hotel,

The Lumineers May 2 and 3. Sound Academy. 1-855-985-5000 or

Neil Young Tribute May 3 and 4. Hugh's Room, 416-531-6604 or


Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Lower Ossington Theatre, 416-915-6747 or

The Killdeer To April 27. Alumnae Theatre, 416-364-4170 or

Albertine in Five Times To April 28. Berkeley Street Theatre, 416-534-6604 or

A Brimful of Asha To April 28. Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 416-531-1827 or

The Playwright Project May 2 to 7. Various venues,

True West To May 4. Young Centre, 416-866-8666 or

La Ronde To May 4. Young Centre, 416-866-8666 or

Rent To May 5. Lower Ossington Theatre, 416-915-6747 or

A Few Brittle Leaves To May 5. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 416-975-8555 or

Race To May 5. Bluma Appel Theatre, 416-368-3110 or

Night of the Living Dead To May 19. Theatre Passe Muraille, 416-504-7529 or

Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave. To May 26. Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, 416-531-1827 or

Video Cab: The War of 1812 Young Centre, 416-866-8666 or

The Wizard of Oz Ed Mirvish Theatre, 416-872-1212 or


Still Standing You To April 27. Enwave Theatre, 416-973-4000 or

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie: Malcolm May 2 to 4. Citadel,


Steve Levine, with Alex Nussbaum and Danny Freedman April 27. Comedy Bar, 416-551-6540 or

Dana Alexander: Is This Really Happening April 27. Flying Beaver Pubaret, 647-347-6567.

Debra Digiovanni April 30. Absolute Comedy. 416-486-7700.

The Meme-ing of Life Indefinite run. Second City, 416-343-0011 or


Canadian International Documentary Festival To May 5.


Jack Batten in Conversation with Julian Porter April 30. The Dora Keogh, 416-778-1804.

Ania Szado and Mia Couto May 1. 416-973-4000 or

Readings From the Graduates of U of T's Creative Writing Program May 2. Supermarket, details here.


Pulp: Paper Art Party April 27. Metropolis Factory,

Gladstone Grow Op: Exploring Landscape and Place To April 28. Gladstone Hotel,

Deep Wireless Festival Of Radio & Transmission To June 1. Artscape Wychwood Barns,

Gluten Free Garage April 28. Artscape Wychwood Barns,


Stars on Ice April 27. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or

Blue Planet To May 2. Young People's Theatre, 416-862-2222 or

Game On 2.0: An Exhibition To Sept. 2. Ontario Science Centre, 416-696-1000 or


Queen of Puddings Music Theatre: The Forest of Clock April 30 (noon). Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,

The Silver Screen Scoundrels May 1. Gladstone Hotel,

Sérénade Francaise May 2 (noon). Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,


CBC Books Open House Festival's Get Up! Stand Up! May 4. Convocation Hall,

James Blake May 4, Danforth Music Hall, 1-855-985-5000 or

Toronto Maple Leaf Baseball Club May 5 (home opener). Dominico Field at Christie Pits Park,

An Evening with Al Gore May 7. Ryerson Theatre,

Flying Lotus May 15. Sound Academy,

Vampire Weekend May 16. Sony Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or

Cats May 28 (opens). Panasonic Theatre, 416-872-1212 or

D'Angelo May 31. Sound Academy,

Fred Penner June 8 (two shows). Enwave Theatre, 416-872-4255 or

Hillary Rodham Clinton June 20. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 416 449-8118.

Edgefest July 31. Downsview Park, 1-855-985-5000 or

The Grove Music Festival Aug. 3. Fort York Garrison Common,

Pat Benatar Aug. 9. Massey Hall, 416-872-4255 or

Black Sabbath Aug. 14. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or

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