Lulaworld Festival: May 20 - June 7, 2014
Now in its ninth year, The Lulaworld festival brings togetherToronto’s finest world, jazz and Latin musicians performing alongside, and collaborating with, celebrated international guests. In anticipation of the Toronto2015 PANAM games, Lulaworld will focus on artists with cultural roots inMexico,Colombia,Cuba,Dominican Republic,Puerto Rico,Haiti, Trinidad, Guadeloupe andBraziland will also include influences fromAngola,Isreal,Portugal,TurkeyandItaly.
Dead Metaphor: May 20 - June 8, 2014
Mirvish Productions brings back the acclaimed play by George F. Walker, Dead Metaphor, which premiered on the Factory Theatre stage. It’s a dark comedy about a former sniper inAfghanistan, Dean, who returns toCanadaand finds that the job market at home doesn’t have a lot of room for his skills.
A recipient of the Order ofCanada,Walkeris one of the country’s most internationally respected dramatists. Over the past four decades, his plays have won three Governor General’s Awards for him, as well as five Doras and nine Chalmers. His previous play was And So It Goes.
The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors: To September 1, 2014
The ROM’s latest exhibition explores the mysteriousForbidden City, which was constructed in the early 15th century and stood as the home of 24 emperors across two dynasties.
Constructed to house the emperor and his households, it was largely shut off from the rest of the world, with only the most trusted people allowed into its inner workings. This exhibition takes visitors through the Forbidden City, going as deep as the emperor’s personal study, one of theForbidden City’s most restricted areas. Using artifacts from thePalaceMuseuminBeijing, and several pieces from the ROM’s own collection, parts of theForbidden Cityare recreated to give visitors a glimpse of what life was like for some of the most powerful rulers in Chinese history.