Another beautiful Autumn weekend in Toronto begins. There are several events happening around town that are worth noting… herein a list of personal choices to share with you.
Canada’s original festival devoted to movies about mental health and recovery returns this year with some great films for all audiences. A few titles to note include Krisha; Land of Not Knowing; I, Olga Hepnarova; and The Battle with Satan. Highly recommend checking out a few of the films at this year’s fest.
Tickets are $12/general admission (limited pay what you can tickets at the door only for those on fixed incomes). You can purchase advance tickets online. Rendezvous… runs until Sunday, November 13.
On-stage I highly, highly recommend the following productions…
Seven Siblings Theatre
Shakespeare’s most violent and bloody play. Not seen in Toronto since CanStage’s 2014 production in High Park, Titus Andronicus is a story of revenge, betrayal, murder, lust, duty and honour. Seven Siblings Theatre’s production includes a great cast along with five full sized puppets, some brought to life by several actors.
Titus Andronicus continues at The Citadel until Sunday, November 6. Tickets: $10 to $25; available online.
All But Gone – A Beckett Rhapsody
Necessary Angel Theatre Company
As a fan of all things Beckett along with mixing theatre and opera, I was highly impressed by Necessary Angel’s production of these Beckett plays. The use contemporary pieces for female voices by female composers to contrast the masculinity of Beckett works so well in this context. Maybe not for everyone but some of you will certainly enjoy.
All But Gone… continues at the Berkeley Street Theatre – Downstairs until Sunday, November 6. Tickets available online.
For those who prefer to stay outdoors and explore other options, I recommend going down towards the lake…
Harbourfront Centre’s celebration of Mexican culture and more includes live music, cuisine, artesan goods, and activities for all ages this weekend.
Check out the centre’s website for full listings; Day of the Dead celebrations continue until Sunday, November 6.
Last but not least, why not some visual arts this weekend? If you are near 401 Richmond, I suggest…
Auguries and Dreams
by Christina Sealey
The Red Head Gallery
Auguries and dreams is a collection of new paintings that explore the intangible and mysterious qualities of “night” or “darkness”; themes which Sealey explores in other recent works. Christina Sealey is an artist and musician based in Hamilton, Ontario. The show runs until Saturday, November 26.
Take a tour of her show and while in there explore other galleries in the building. It is time well spent.