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Icon of the event The Complete Works: A Film Screening and Celebration of bpNichol
Thu Sep 24, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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A tribute to the one of 4 horsemen, bpNichol. The first screening of the 40 minute film, a visual display (bpNichol books, prints of his poems, pictures of bpNichol himself) and a Q&A afterward.

Icon of the event The Royal Ontario Museum Presents Pompeii: In the Shadow of the Volcano
Mon Oct 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The presentation provides an overview of the dramatic story of this ancient civilization frozen in time. Casts of those lost in the catastrophe are among the exhibition's highlights. The exhibition includes approximately 200 ...

Icon of the event Battle of the Architects: Revisiting City Hall's Architectural Design
Wed Sep 23, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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50 years after the opening of Toronto's City Hall, a panel of architects and designers review and defend the designs of the finalists of the international architectural competition, Dragon's Den-style. It's your chance to rev...

Icon of the event Un après-midi au cinéma: D'amour et de silence.
Sat Oct 10, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sans sous-titres (without subtitles)...

Icon of the event Tom Thomson Reconsidered  with  Andrew Hunter
Mon Nov 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Andrew Hunter, the Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, talks about a new exhibition that re-examines two classic Tom Thomson paintings: The West Wind and The Jack Pine.

Icon of the event Summer Afternoon at the Movies
Tue Sep 01, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Theory of Everything (2014). The story of cosmologist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane, and their life together as Hawking pursues his study of time and Jane supports him through his life with ALS. Eddie Redmayne won t...

Icon of the event Aging and Creativity: The Later Life and Last Works of Verdi and Strauss
Fri Oct 30, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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In "Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen and Britten", Linda and Michael Hutcheon examine the composers' later works and consider their individual responses to the challenges of aging. Can later...

Icon of the event Gay Nerds with JP Larocque
Mon Sep 28, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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JP Larocque's web series Gay Nerds joins spot on parodies of horror and sci fi classics and with hilarious commentary on the foibles of contemporary queer life....

Icon of the event Celebrating 125 Years of William Morris's News from Nowhere
Tue Nov 17, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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William Whitla of York University illustrates the origins and challenges of Morris's famous pastoral utopia that had such an impact on late Victorian culture, craftmanship, and the environment. Jointly sponsored by the Toront...

Icon of the event Film Screening: Mao's Last Dancer
Sat Sep 05, 2015 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Based on an inspiring true story, this is the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer.