This week’s happenings: 4 must-see events to check out this week
Dan Chameroy & Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster in Soulpepper’s production of The Barber of Seville. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.
TORONTO: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Status: Closing this week
What: A whimsical serenade of love, jealousy and LOL dueling-dance numbers tells the story of
Soulpepper Theatre Company’s production of The Barber of Seville, re-imagined by Michael O’Brien and John Millard from Beaumarchais’s play and the opera by Rossini.
When: On stage Tuesday to Saturday 8PM, with a Saturday matinee performance at 2PM.
Where: Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Distillery Historic District, Toronto.
Buzzworthy notes: Dan Chameroy’s hapless, heartfelt Figaro plotting the union of the strapping Count Almaviva (Gregory Prest) to the elusive Rosina (Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster), while getting tangled in the aristocracy he so charmingly mocks, plus the soulful, ultra-camp power ballads that unravel this beloved tale; tickets $51-68, with $21 rush tickets subject to availability at the door.
TORONTO: ALL-DAY MUSIC FEST
Status: On stage this Saturday
What: Toronto indie artists’ label Arts & Crafts fêtes its 10-year anniversary with the inaugural
Field Trip Music & Arts Festival at Fort York & Garrison Common.
When: Saturday June 8, gates open at noon.
Where: Fort York & Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Rd., Toronto.
Buzzworthy notes: Performances by Canadian indie favourites Broken Social Scene, Timber Timbre, Feist (and more), plus food trucks curated by the
Toronto Underground Market, an
Etsy marketplace with 10 local retailers and the
Norman Wong x Arts & Crafts photography exhibit.
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VANCOUVER: CHOCOLATE SHOP
Status: Now open
What: Chocolatier Paul Dincer opens Euro-inspired chocolate haven
Koko Monk in Kitsilano.
When: Open Tuesday to Saturday 9AM to 8PM, and Sunday 11AM to 6:30PM.
Where: 1849 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver.
Buzzworthy notes: Vancouverites who flocked to the Vancouver Farmers Markets for handmade truffles (in blue cheese and lavender flavours) for the past three years now have a permanent hub in Kitsilano’s trendy Yorkville neighbourhood.
TORONTO: HERE’S JOHNNY!
Status: One convo only
What: Casanova himself
John Malkovich appears at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this Sunday for a chat in between performances of
The Giacomo Variations in Toronto this weekend.
When: Sunday June 9, 2PM.
Where: 350 King Street West, Toronto.
Buzzworthy notes: In town this weekend, Malkovich plays Casanova in
The Giacomo Variations, running June 7 to 9 at the Elgin Theatre; for tickets to the live chat, call 1-888-599-8433.
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