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ON & OFF THE WALL: North York entertainment listings for February 2013

North York Mirror

On Stage

WHAT: ‘Love Letters’ presented by Encore Entertainment

WHEN: Runs until Feb. 3

WHERE: Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.

TICKETS: $35.75; www.ticketmaster.ca

DETAILS: The Pulitzer-nominated Love Letters is an entertaining and insightful look at friendship, love and life. It traces, through letters, the relationship between lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and artist Melissa Gardner.

INFO: www.encoreshows.com, www.tocentre.com

WHAT: Lidia’s Italy Live Performance

WHEN: Feb. 10, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Main Stage Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.

TICKETS: Visit www.ticketmaster.ca

DETAILS: Celebrity chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich has spent the last 40 years promoting Italian culture and cuisine across North America. Her culinary roadshow comes to Canada in this debut.

INFO: www.tocentre.com

WHAT: Theatre @ York presents ‘playGround: Fringe Festival of New Plays in Development’

WHEN: Feb. 12 to 15

WHERE: Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele St.

TICKETS: $7 per show; Call the box office at 416-736-5888

DETAILS: playGround is created and produced by undergraduate students in the Department of Theatre. Now in its 21st season, this student-produced fringe fest features original works and works-in-progress by up-and-coming playwrights, directors, designers and performers. In keeping with the spirit of playGround, the pieces reflect an uncurbed spirit, a humourous undertone and a risk-taking mindset.

INFO: http://theatre.finearts.yorku.ca/performance/theatre-york/

WHAT: ‘Something to Offer’, a play in celebration of Black History Month

WHEN: Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.

TICKETS: $34.50 and $50; www.ticketmaster.ca

DETAILS: After spending five years in prison for aggravated assault, Justin Williams makes a personal vow that he would never be like his dad. Then one day be becomes the father of a boy and before he knows it, some of the same patterns of behaviour he hated in his father start to manifest themselves in him.

INFO: www.tocentre.com

WHAT: ‘Villains and Vixens’, produced by Angelwalk Theatre

WHEN: Feb. 20, 8 p.m.

WHERE: Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.

TICKETS: $36.25; www.ticketmaster.ca

DETAILS: From Javert in Les Misérables to Sally Bowles in Cabaret, a night celebrating the Villains we love to hate and the Vixens we dare to love.

INFO: www.angelwalk.ca, www.tocentre.com

WHAT: ‘Jacob and Jack’, presented by Teatron Theatre

WHEN: Feb. 27 to March 10

WHERE: Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.

TICKETS: Visit www.ticketmaster.ca

DETAILS: Jack Shore is appearing for one night only in a tribute to his grandfather, Jacob Shemerinsky, star of the Yiddish Theatre. Backstage in his dressing room, Jack confronts his challenges as an actor and as a husband to his co-starring wife. Simultaneously, 75 years in the past, Jacob has problems of his own.

INFO: www.teatrontheatre.com, www.tocentre.com

ART

WHAT: Focus, Korean Toronto Photo Club 14th Exhibition

WHEN: Feb. 1 to 28

WHERE: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St.

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca, 416-395-5535

WHAT: Oil Paintings, Figures and Landscapes, by John Rzewuski

WHEN: Feb. 1 to 28

WHERE: Don Mills Library, 888 Lawrence Ave. E.

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: www.torontopubliclibrary.ca, 416-395-5710

WHAT: Minute de Vie (Small Things of Life), an exhibit by Laurent Vaillancourt

WHEN: Feb. 5 to March 8

WHERE: Glendon Manor, Glendon College, York University, 2275 Bayview Ave.

DETAILS: A mixed media installation, Minute is a bilingual title. In French, the artist refers to time, but in English, he refers to scale. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday noon to 3 p.m., Saturday 1 to 4 p.m.

INFO: 416-487-6721, www.glendon.yorku.ca/gallery

WHAT: Organic Alterations by Ian Alter

WHEN: Feb. 6 to March 4

WHERE: Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, 901 Lawrence Ave. W.

INFO: www.carriergallery.com

MUSIC

WHAT: Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

WHEN: Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.

TICKETS: $16 to $27

DETAILS: The TSO’s RBC resident conductor Shalom Bard conducts a program featuring soloist Nicole Li, a TSYO Concerto Competition winner, and the premiere of a Canadian work by the winner of the of the annual TSYO open call composition competition.

INFO: www.tso.ca

WHAT: Music @ Midday: York University music students showcase their talent

WHEN: Feb. 12, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building

ADMISSION: Free; everyone welcome.

INFO: jkaracs@yorku.ca, http://music.finearts.yorku.ca/events

WHAT: Pathos & Power, presented by Orchestra Toronto

WHEN: Feb. 24, 3 p.m.

WHERE: George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.

TICKETS: $45.25; www.ticketmaster.ca

DETAILS: Experience Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, his Symphony No. 4 in F minor, which the composer described as a step forward in his development. The afternoon begins with the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, the celebrated hit by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, topped by a salute to our distinctive national landscape, John Burge’s The Canadian Shield.

INFO: www.orchestratoronto.ca, www.tocentre.com

WHAT: Music @ Midday: Classical Instrumental Recital

WHEN: Feb. 25, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building

ADMISSION: Free; everyone welcome.

DETAILS: A recital featuring student soloists in the classical performance program.

INFO: jkaracs@yorku.ca, http://music.finearts.yorku.ca/events

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