Hot Docs: April 23 - May 3, 2015
The annual Hot Docs film festival returns to Toronto to celebrate documentary films, with screenings of 210 films, showcasing work by established filmmakers and up-and-coming talent.
This year’s lineup of films include Mavis!, about the life and career of gospel singer Mavis Staples, Out To Win which follows LGBT pro athletes, Around the World in 50 Concerts, where the Dutch Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra travels the globe to play on six continents, and opening night film Tig, which follows comedian Tig Notaro over the course of a year as she balances her stand up career and a recent cancer diagnosis.
Canadian Music Week: May 1-10, 2015
Canada’s biggest new music festival brings together hundreds of bands at more than 60 venues across the city. This festival features a mix of new and experienced performers from around the country and the world including A Day as Wolves, Big Lonely, John Mellencamp, Kiesza, The Love Junkies, Billy Talent, Cloud Nothings, Daniel Lanois and Zoobombs.)
Much Ado about Nothing at the Tarragon Theatre: April 22 - May 31, 2015
Much Ado About Nothing is a play by William Shakespeare adapted and directed by Richard Rose with choreography by Nova Bhattacharya. Set in the predominantly South Asian city of Brampton, Ontario, the courtship of Beatrice and Benedick takes on local flavors and cultural ideals as it evolves from antipathy, to acquaintance, to love. Rose complements the 415-year-old text’s clever dialogue with fiery Bollywood and Bharata Natyam dancing to bring out the Bard’s elaborate use of gossip in this homegrown performance.