This weekend offers up a variety of events to partake in. As it has become my custom, herein I suggest a few personally picked events for you to sample this weekend.
St. George The Martyr
Nov. 28, 3pm
TrypTych Concert and Opera along with Moonaura present D’Opera Seuss featuring the opera Green Eggs and Ham based on the famous Dr. Seuss children’s book. Great for the whole family!
Requiem For The American Dream
Directed by Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Noam Chomsky chronicles the death of the middle class in this provocative documentary. Starting with a concentration of wealth and power that’s spanned two generations – backed up by historical documents-of-intent – Requiem For The American Dream breaks down the “battle plan” of the oligarchy to dismantle the reforms of the 20th Century.
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 27, 6pm
Admission to Photorama is FREE
This year marks the 29th anniversary of Gallery TPW’s annual Photorama fundraising exhibition, featuring over 100 artists exhibiting contemporary photography and lens-based work. Photorama features work by some of Canada’s most accomplished artists and promising young photographers. The sale continues until Saturday, December 5th.
Directed and Adapted by Rod Carley
Starring David Fox
Theatre Passe Muraille – until Dec. 6, 2015
North Bay’s Watershed Shakespeare Festival Collective bring their highly-acclaimed production of King Lear to Toronto. Set in the British court during the Rebellion of 1837 in pre-Confederation Upper Canada; the social and political chaos in King Lear eerily suits the setting of 1837 Victorian-Upper Canada. Those in the Victorian court were power hungry and outwardly appeared secure and in control, but inwardly, their lives were governed by the fear of losing their position and status. This is a period of Canadian history known for confrontation and inner cruelty of family that probes down to the bone of human behavior. Within the 1830’s context, the characters in King Lear have very real “Upper Canadian” counterparts.
Directed by Josh Mond
TIFF Bell Lightbox
James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother’s battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more responsibility. With the pressure on him mounting, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.
JORGE LOZANO: MOVING STILL_still life
Guest curator: Kate MacKay
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre
Ryerson Image Centre – until Dec. 13, 2015
Lozano’s exhibition depicts the harsh realities of daily life in Siloé, a suburb of Cali, Colombia, plagued with chronic violence. Created with the participation of youth from the district, staged scenes illustrate the conflict the subjects describe.
Lots of interesting and affordable events this weekend… no excuse to stay home this weekend!