Toronto Events

Events

October 18 - November 16, 2019

Friday, October 18

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE

Romeo and Juliet. Orpheus and Eurydice. Almighty Voice and His Wife. This powerful true story is shaken up and reimagined into an eloquent tale of tragic...

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

A SHOW TO MAKE YOUR SPIRIT SHINE Dreams don’t come easy in the hardscrabble mining town, riven by a bitter national strike, where eleven-year-old Billy...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride and Brian Blade

Three virtuosos! Chick Corea’s newest trio features the Grammy Award-winning pianist in the company of a stellar rhythm tandem: bassist Christian McBride...

Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac is a swashbuckling 17th century swordsman who can do anything … except tell Roxane, the woman he loves, how he feels. He’s just too...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

Flashback Film Series

Experience more Flashback Films every month! Don’t miss two great movies every month at select Cineplex cinemas. Everything from action, science fiction and...

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

A comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group...

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi...

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and...

Jim Rose Circus presents Zombie Circus

The coupling of an American Halloween and European comedy horror spectacle with amazing acrobats and other mesmerizing performers along with pyrotechniciens...

Maud Lewis

One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903–1970) is known for her brightly-coloured paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her cabin...

Othello

WHEN PASSION MEETS POISON Undeterred by the differences in their backgrounds and life experiences, Othello and Desdemona defy prejudice to be united in...

PRIVATE LIVES

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses....

Robert Houle: Histories

This exhibition presents a selection of works by the leading Saulteaux artist Robert Houle who grew up in Sandy Bay First Nation on the western shore of Lake...

Screemers

SCREEMERS IS BACK AT THE BETTER DEAD CENTRE! Tickets are on sale now with dates starting October 11 - November 2nd. Toronto’s original and best haunted...

Simulacrum

Canadian Premiere of winter guest’s Simulacrum – a striking juxtaposition of Japanese Kabuki, the energy of Spanish Flamenco and emotion of contemporary...

THE CRUCIBLE

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young...

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

MISTRESSES OF MISCHIEF Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite...

THE NEVERENDING STORY

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the...

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African...

Toronto Biennial of Art

Launching September 21, 2019, the 75-day Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as...

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including The Chocolate Ball; Cocouture celebrate everything chocolate. Visit their website for...

Halloween Haunt

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland is the largest Halloween event in the Greater Toronto Area, transforming the theme park into a scream park with...

Saturday, October 19

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE

Romeo and Juliet. Orpheus and Eurydice. Almighty Voice and His Wife. This powerful true story is shaken up and reimagined into an eloquent tale of tragic...

BAROQUE ROOTS

Experience the rich and soulful sounds of Vienna’s “new” baroque music, 1600s style. We don't normally think of Vienna as a centre of baroque music. Its...

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

A SHOW TO MAKE YOUR SPIRIT SHINE Dreams don’t come easy in the hardscrabble mining town, riven by a bitter national strike, where eleven-year-old Billy...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac is a swashbuckling 17th century swordsman who can do anything … except tell Roxane, the woman he loves, how he feels. He’s just too...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

A comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group...

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi...

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and...

Maud Lewis

One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903–1970) is known for her brightly-coloured paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her cabin...

McMichael Art Bus

From June through October, get on board the Art Bus that will travel from downtown Toronto directly to the McMichael in Kleinburg. For only $15 + general...

Othello

WHEN PASSION MEETS POISON Undeterred by the differences in their backgrounds and life experiences, Othello and Desdemona defy prejudice to be united in...

PRIVATE LIVES

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses....

Robert Houle: Histories

This exhibition presents a selection of works by the leading Saulteaux artist Robert Houle who grew up in Sandy Bay First Nation on the western shore of Lake...

Screemers

SCREEMERS IS BACK AT THE BETTER DEAD CENTRE! Tickets are on sale now with dates starting October 11 - November 2nd. Toronto’s original and best haunted...

Simulacrum

Canadian Premiere of winter guest’s Simulacrum – a striking juxtaposition of Japanese Kabuki, the energy of Spanish Flamenco and emotion of contemporary...

Sobeys MLSE Raptors Pre-Home Opener Celebration

To celebrate the return of basketball and the Toronto Raptors’ 25th Anniversary, Sobeys is hosting the ultimate pre-home opener celebration this Saturday,...

THE CRUCIBLE

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young...

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

MISTRESSES OF MISCHIEF Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite...

THE NEVERENDING STORY

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the...

TURANDOT

The Canadian Opera Company’s 2019/2020 season opens with Puccini’s Turandot. This breathtaking opera tells the story of Calaf as he plays a deadly game to...

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African...

Toronto Biennial of Art

Launching September 21, 2019, the 75-day Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as...

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including The Chocolate Ball; Cocouture celebrate everything chocolate. Visit their website for...

Toronto Maple Leafs VS Boston Bruins

The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!

Toronto Soup Festival

Toronto Soup Festival is one of the city’s most talked about events, and Torontonians can’t wait to sip and savour sample sized soups. If you’re looking for...

YOGA

Music and Wellness YOGA Music and mindfulness unite in harmony in the COC’s soaring Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Feel the integration of live music and...

Camp Spooky

Canada’s Wonderland has family-friendly Halloween fun at Camp Spooky with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! Kids can enjoy scare-free attractions,...

Halloween Haunt

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland is the largest Halloween event in the Greater Toronto Area, transforming the theme park into a scream park with...

Sunday, October 20

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE

Romeo and Juliet. Orpheus and Eurydice. Almighty Voice and His Wife. This powerful true story is shaken up and reimagined into an eloquent tale of tragic...

BAROQUE ROOTS

Experience the rich and soulful sounds of Vienna’s “new” baroque music, 1600s style. We don't normally think of Vienna as a centre of baroque music. Its...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac is a swashbuckling 17th century swordsman who can do anything … except tell Roxane, the woman he loves, how he feels. He’s just too...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

A comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group...

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi...

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and...

Maud Lewis

One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903–1970) is known for her brightly-coloured paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her cabin...

Othello

WHEN PASSION MEETS POISON Undeterred by the differences in their backgrounds and life experiences, Othello and Desdemona defy prejudice to be united in...

PRIVATE LIVES

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses....

Robert Houle: Histories

This exhibition presents a selection of works by the leading Saulteaux artist Robert Houle who grew up in Sandy Bay First Nation on the western shore of Lake...

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5k. Join 25,000 runners from around the world in Canada’s #1 Big-City Marathon! Featuring a flat and festive course along Lake...

Screemers

SCREEMERS IS BACK AT THE BETTER DEAD CENTRE! Tickets are on sale now with dates starting October 11 - November 2nd. Toronto’s original and best haunted...

THE CRUCIBLE

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young...

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

MISTRESSES OF MISCHIEF Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite...

THE NEVERENDING STORY

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the...

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African...

Toronto Biennial of Art

Launching September 21, 2019, the 75-day Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as...

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including The Chocolate Ball; Cocouture celebrate everything chocolate. Visit their website for...

Toronto Soup Festival

Toronto Soup Festival is one of the city’s most talked about events, and Torontonians can’t wait to sip and savour sample sized soups. If you’re looking for...

Camp Spooky

Canada’s Wonderland has family-friendly Halloween fun at Camp Spooky with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! Kids can enjoy scare-free attractions,...

Halloween Haunt

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland is the largest Halloween event in the Greater Toronto Area, transforming the theme park into a scream park with...

Monday, October 21

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

A comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group...

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi...

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and...

Othello

WHEN PASSION MEETS POISON Undeterred by the differences in their backgrounds and life experiences, Othello and Desdemona defy prejudice to be united in...

PRIVATE LIVES

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses....

Robert Houle: Histories

This exhibition presents a selection of works by the leading Saulteaux artist Robert Houle who grew up in Sandy Bay First Nation on the western shore of Lake...

THE CRUCIBLE

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young...

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

MISTRESSES OF MISCHIEF Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite...

THE NEVERENDING STORY

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the...

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African...

Toronto Biennial of Art

Launching September 21, 2019, the 75-day Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as...

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including The Chocolate Ball; Cocouture celebrate everything chocolate. Visit their website for...

Tuesday, October 22

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE

Romeo and Juliet. Orpheus and Eurydice. Almighty Voice and His Wife. This powerful true story is shaken up and reimagined into an eloquent tale of tragic...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

FREE CONCERT SERIES IN THE RICHARD BRADSHAW AMPHITHEATRE

Myths and Legends Violinist Sandra Baron leads artists of the COC Orchestra in a colourful and imaginative program of myths and legends. At the centre of...

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

A comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group...

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi...

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and...

MELANIE MARTINEZ

"THE K-12 TOUR" POP PHENOMENON CELEBRATES EAGERLY AWAITED NEW ALBUM AND FULL-LENGTH COMPANION FEATURE FILM WITH UNIQUE THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES AROUND THE...

Maud Lewis

One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903–1970) is known for her brightly-coloured paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her cabin...

Othello

WHEN PASSION MEETS POISON Undeterred by the differences in their backgrounds and life experiences, Othello and Desdemona defy prejudice to be united in...

PRIVATE LIVES

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses....

Robert Houle: Histories

This exhibition presents a selection of works by the leading Saulteaux artist Robert Houle who grew up in Sandy Bay First Nation on the western shore of Lake...

THE CRUCIBLE

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young...

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

MISTRESSES OF MISCHIEF Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite...

THE NEVERENDING STORY

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the...

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African...

Toronto Biennial of Art

Launching September 21, 2019, the 75-day Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as...

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including The Chocolate Ball; Cocouture celebrate everything chocolate. Visit their website for...

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

Come celebrate their 20th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by...

Wednesday, October 23

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE

Romeo and Juliet. Orpheus and Eurydice. Almighty Voice and His Wife. This powerful true story is shaken up and reimagined into an eloquent tale of tragic...

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

A SHOW TO MAKE YOUR SPIRIT SHINE Dreams don’t come easy in the hardscrabble mining town, riven by a bitter national strike, where eleven-year-old Billy...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Digital Justice Lab Workshop: Mapping Digital Futures

In this workshop, we will reimagine the digital future of Toronto and what it could look like in 2040. Together we will build narratives about the future and...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

A comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group...

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi...

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and...

Maud Lewis

One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903–1970) is known for her brightly-coloured paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her cabin...

Othello

WHEN PASSION MEETS POISON Undeterred by the differences in their backgrounds and life experiences, Othello and Desdemona defy prejudice to be united in...

PRIVATE LIVES

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses....

Pastel Mastery Studio

Instructor: Margaret Ferraro Level: Open to all skill levels. The first three classes will focus on application techniques. We begin by studying application...

Robert Houle: Histories

This exhibition presents a selection of works by the leading Saulteaux artist Robert Houle who grew up in Sandy Bay First Nation on the western shore of Lake...

THE CRUCIBLE

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young...

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

MISTRESSES OF MISCHIEF Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite...

THE NEVERENDING STORY

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the...

TURANDOT

The Canadian Opera Company’s 2019/2020 season opens with Puccini’s Turandot. This breathtaking opera tells the story of Calaf as he plays a deadly game to...

The Promise of Sekishu Washi Juried Exhibition

From a Call for Submissions, this juried exhibition presents 39 artists who created new works exploring the multiple qualities of Sekishu Washi, a...

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African...

Toronto Biennial of Art

Launching September 21, 2019, the 75-day Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as...

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including The Chocolate Ball; Cocouture celebrate everything chocolate. Visit their website for...

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

Come celebrate their 20th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by...

Thursday, October 24

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE

Romeo and Juliet. Orpheus and Eurydice. Almighty Voice and His Wife. This powerful true story is shaken up and reimagined into an eloquent tale of tragic...

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

A SHOW TO MAKE YOUR SPIRIT SHINE Dreams don’t come easy in the hardscrabble mining town, riven by a bitter national strike, where eleven-year-old Billy...

Bombs, Beaches, Bunkers: Looking at Life in a Nuclear Mode

Noon Time Collection Talk with Philippe Depairon Looking at photographs from the Black Star Collection of photojournalism, this talk by Philippe Depairon,...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Don Winslow in Conversation with Linwood Barclay

Get ready for an evening of intrigue and surprising twists and turns, when two bestselling crime writers take the stage for this special Festival opening...

Double Interview: Adam Foulds and Amy Jones

Fame is a four-letter word with a two-way connotation. In their latest books, award-winning authors Adam Foulds (Dream Sequence, longlisted for the 2019...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

FREE CONCERT SERIES IN THE RICHARD BRADSHAW AMPHITHEATRE

Cultural Crossroads The Korean Traditional Music Association of Canada brings the richness of Korean traditional music to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre...

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

A comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group...

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi...

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and...

Maud Lewis

One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903–1970) is known for her brightly-coloured paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her cabin...

Open Mic: Festival Edition

In celebration of the Festival’s 40th anniversary, we’re going back to our roots. Join us as we pay tribute to the festival’s early years, by recreating the...

Othello

WHEN PASSION MEETS POISON Undeterred by the differences in their backgrounds and life experiences, Othello and Desdemona defy prejudice to be united in...

PRIVATE LIVES

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses....

Robert Houle: Histories

This exhibition presents a selection of works by the leading Saulteaux artist Robert Houle who grew up in Sandy Bay First Nation on the western shore of Lake...

Screemers

SCREEMERS IS BACK AT THE BETTER DEAD CENTRE! Tickets are on sale now with dates starting October 11 - November 2nd. Toronto’s original and best haunted...

THE CRUCIBLE

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young...

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

MISTRESSES OF MISCHIEF Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite...

THE NEVERENDING STORY

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the...

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African...

Toronto Biennial of Art

Launching September 21, 2019, the 75-day Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as...

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including The Chocolate Ball; Cocouture celebrate everything chocolate. Visit their website for...

Toronto International Festival of Authors

Welcome to Canada’s oldest and largest festival of words and ideas! The Toronto International Festival of Authors is a charitable, cultural organization...

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

Come celebrate their 20th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by...

Friday, October 25

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

80s Starcourt Halloween Spooktacular

Reach the stars Fly a fantasy Dream a dream And what you see will be! Experience the ultimate 80s Halloween Bash as the Gladstone Hotel transforms into...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE

Romeo and Juliet. Orpheus and Eurydice. Almighty Voice and His Wife. This powerful true story is shaken up and reimagined into an eloquent tale of tragic...

Amici Chamber Ensemble with Russell Braun, the Elmer Iseler Singers, and the Canadian Children's Opera Company Chorus

A multi-faceted celebration of the 150th birthday of the “soul of Armenian music,” Komitas. “Composer Komitas Vardapet survived a genocide …. He should be...

Art Toronto

Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair, located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s...

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

A SHOW TO MAKE YOUR SPIRIT SHINE Dreams don’t come easy in the hardscrabble mining town, riven by a bitter national strike, where eleven-year-old Billy...

Black Box Session: Humber School for Writers, Love & Defiance Podcast

The Black Box session returns. This is a live taping of Humber School for Writers’ Love & Defiance podcast. Author, filmmaker and Humber School for Writers...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

Fall Cottage Life Show

Whether you’re looking to warm up your cottage with fall décor and tasty recipes, or get a head start on planning big or small renovations for the next...

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

A comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group...

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi...

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and...

Maud Lewis

One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903–1970) is known for her brightly-coloured paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her cabin...

Nazanine Hozar in Conversation with John Irving

Meet debut author Nazanine Hozar, a rising star of the literary world, in conversation with one of her biggest fans, international bestselling author and...

Othello

WHEN PASSION MEETS POISON Undeterred by the differences in their backgrounds and life experiences, Othello and Desdemona defy prejudice to be united in...

PRIVATE LIVES

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses....

Reading & Interview: Doyali Islam and Ashleigh Young

What does it mean to step into adulthood as a woman in today’s world? How deeply can external voices influence inner dialogue? These questions and more are...

Robert Houle: Histories

This exhibition presents a selection of works by the leading Saulteaux artist Robert Houle who grew up in Sandy Bay First Nation on the western shore of Lake...

Screemers

SCREEMERS IS BACK AT THE BETTER DEAD CENTRE! Tickets are on sale now with dates starting October 11 - November 2nd. Toronto’s original and best haunted...

THE CRUCIBLE

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young...

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

MISTRESSES OF MISCHIEF Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite...

THE NEVERENDING STORY

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the...

TURANDOT

The Canadian Opera Company’s 2019/2020 season opens with Puccini’s Turandot. This breathtaking opera tells the story of Calaf as he plays a deadly game to...

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African...

Toronto Biennial of Art

Launching September 21, 2019, the 75-day Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as...

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including The Chocolate Ball; Cocouture celebrate everything chocolate. Visit their website for...

Toronto International Festival of Authors

Welcome to Canada’s oldest and largest festival of words and ideas! The Toronto International Festival of Authors is a charitable, cultural organization...

Toronto Maple Leafs VS San Jose Sharks

The best in professional National Hockey League (NHL) action!

Toronto Poetry Slam Featuring Ian Keteku

Back for the third time at the Festival, this high-energy poetry showcase features some of the city’s most engaging spoken word artists. Presented in...

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

Come celebrate their 20th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by...

Halloween Haunt

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland is the largest Halloween event in the Greater Toronto Area, transforming the theme park into a scream park with...

Saturday, October 26

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE

Romeo and Juliet. Orpheus and Eurydice. Almighty Voice and His Wife. This powerful true story is shaken up and reimagined into an eloquent tale of tragic...

Art Toronto

Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair, located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s...

Authors on Tour at Union Station – Day 1

The Toronto International Festival of Authors has partnered with Toronto’s Union Station once again to bring spirited author readings to Toronto’s busiest...

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

A SHOW TO MAKE YOUR SPIRIT SHINE Dreams don’t come easy in the hardscrabble mining town, riven by a bitter national strike, where eleven-year-old Billy...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Dastaan: Partition and Displacement

Journey to the vast region of South Asia, through the words and wisdom of its leading contemporary authors. This two-part presentation explores the themes of...

Double Interview: Linwood Barclay and Torkil Damhaug

Two psychological thriller writers come together to discuss their latest blockbuster books. Linwood Barclay’s novels have been translated to more than two...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

Fall Cottage Life Show

Whether you’re looking to warm up your cottage with fall décor and tasty recipes, or get a head start on planning big or small renovations for the next...

Festival Tribute to Wayson Choy

Join us with friends and colleagues of the late Wayson Choy, one of the foremost pioneers of Canadian literature and author of The Jade Peony and All That...

Frido Mann in Conversation

Settle in for this unique and rare interview with the prolific German author Frido Mann about life, literature and the legacy of his grandfather, Nobel...

Harlequin at 70: Featuring Maggie K. Black, Molly Fader and Stefanie London

Harlequin Books is 70 and fabulous! The popular publisher has become a global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of books for...

Hope Matters with Lee Maracle, Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter

Throughout their youth, Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter wrote poetry with their mother, 2018 Harbourfront Festival Prize winner, Lee Maracle. The three always...

Into the Light: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald

A comprehensive examination of the accomplishments and legacy of the Winnipeg artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956), the last member to join the Group...

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi...

Janet Nungnik: Revelations

This exhibition of new textile works by Baker Lake artist Janet Nungnik (b.1954) was produced over a period of more than 15 years. Nungnik’s embroidered and...

Maud Lewis

One of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, Maud Lewis (1903–1970) is known for her brightly-coloured paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Working from her cabin...

Othello

WHEN PASSION MEETS POISON Undeterred by the differences in their backgrounds and life experiences, Othello and Desdemona defy prejudice to be united in...

PRIVATE LIVES

YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE – BUT IT’S FUN TO TRY Divorced for five years, Elyot and Amanda are reunited by chance – while honeymooning with their new spouses....

Reading & Conversation: Karen McBride, Teodor Reljić and Drew Hayden Taylor

These three authors examine the hidden secrets with which we live, in family life and in our hometowns. Karen McBride presents her first novel, Crow Winter....

Reading & Conversation: Kelly Robson and Robert J. Sawyer

Set forth into the near future, with two award-winning masters of science fiction. Recent Hugo Award finalist Kelly Robson will present Gods, Monsters and...

Reading & Conversation: Mona Awad, Rein Raud and Benedek Totth

Desire and violence intersect for youth in turmoil, in the latest novels by these three hard-hitting authors. Canadian Mona Awad’s Bunny, accounts the...

Robert Houle: Histories

This exhibition presents a selection of works by the leading Saulteaux artist Robert Houle who grew up in Sandy Bay First Nation on the western shore of Lake...

Samra Zafar in Conversation

Join us in intimate conversation with Samra Zafar, award-winning international speaker, author, scholar, social entrepreneur and author of A Good Wife:...

Screemers

SCREEMERS IS BACK AT THE BETTER DEAD CENTRE! Tickets are on sale now with dates starting October 11 - November 2nd. Toronto’s original and best haunted...

Small Press Market

Join us for an afternoon in celebration of the small press and its roots as a driver for creative exchange! As part of the 40th anniversary edition of the...

Small Press, Big Ideas: A Roundtable

Join us for a special presentation in celebration of the small press. We’ll learn about the strengths and challenges of the small press by hearing from some...

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

MISTRESSES OF MISCHIEF Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite...

THE NEVERENDING STORY

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the...

The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Photographs from The Walther Collection Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African...

Toronto Biennial of Art

Launching September 21, 2019, the 75-day Toronto Biennial of Art presents local, national, and international contemporary art in a citywide event as...

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Toronto becomes a chocolate-coated metropolis as events, including The Chocolate Ball; Cocouture celebrate everything chocolate. Visit their website for...

Toronto International Festival of Authors

Welcome to Canada’s oldest and largest festival of words and ideas! The Toronto International Festival of Authors is a charitable, cultural organization...

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

Come celebrate their 20th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by...

Camp Spooky

Canada’s Wonderland has family-friendly Halloween fun at Camp Spooky with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! Kids can enjoy scare-free attractions,...

Halloween Haunt

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland is the largest Halloween event in the Greater Toronto Area, transforming the theme park into a scream park with...

Sunday, October 27

 A Little Shop of Horrors

IT’S FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN GROW Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic...

9 & 99: The Howe - Gretzky Exhibition

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest...

AFTER SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAM

The COC’s After School Opera Program is a community arts program for children between the ages of 7 and 12 involving the creation and presentation of an...

ALMIGHTY VOICE AND HIS WIFE

Romeo and Juliet. Orpheus and Eurydice. Almighty Voice and His Wife. This powerful true story is shaken up and reimagined into an eloquent tale of tragic...

Art Toronto

Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair, located at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the city’s...

Best Canadian Poetry of 2019

Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019 features the 50 finest Canadian poems published annually in periodicals, ushering readers into the heart of Canada’s...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- ALEGRÍA, IN A NEW LIGHT

In a New Light Beloved by fans around the world, iconic Alegría is reinterpreted in a renewed version to share its timeless story once more. The classic...

Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister

The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both...

Early Rubens

Discover the larger-than-life drama of Early Rubens this fall at the AGO A master storyteller whose larger-than-life paintings illustrate scenes from...

Europe On Tour: Reading & Reception

No passport needed to meet, hear and learn from the European Union’s leaders in contemporary literature at this special event. For the second year running,...

Fall Cottage Life Show

Whether you’re looking to warm up your cottage with fall décor and tasty recipes, or get a head start on planning big or small renovations for the next...

GGBooks: A Festival Celebration

On the cusp of the winners’ announcement of the Canada Council for the Arts’ 2019 Governor General’s Literary Awards, meet the authors of the finalist books...