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Icon of the event Ancient Greek Vase Paintings. Ancient Greek Theatre on Greek vases
Tue Nov 29, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Location: Deer Park

Theatre-related vase paintings from Ancient Greece provide a...

Icon of the event Bad Singer: The Surprising Science of Tone Deafness and How We Hear Music
Fri Nov 25, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Don Mills

Author and journalist Tim Falconer - a self-confessed "bad singer" - is one of only 2.5 percent of the population that has been afflicted with amusia,ie: he is scientifically tone-deaf. Bad Singer chronicles his quest to unde...

Icon of the event Velazquez' Las Meninas with Prof. Dennis Duffy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

Velazquez' Las Meninas ("the handmaids") calls into question the very act of seeing, and what we do with what we presume that we have witnessed. A bold assertion of art's power to illuminate our lives, it discloses the fragil...

Icon of the event Picturing the City
Sat Nov 05, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Parkdale

Photographers Dwayne Sybbliss and Yasin "Yescene" Osman, along with members of She Move Group reflect on their experiences documenting today's Toronto....

Icon of the event Sacred Music of the Western World with John Holland
Tue Sep 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Deer Park

John Holland, operatic baritone,will take you on a quick trip through the history of Western Sacred Music, from chant to polyphony, resulting in the glorious work of Bach, Mozart, Handel....