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Kathy Venter: Life May 30 to Sept 15. Gardiner Museum, 416-586-8080 or

Patti Smith: Camera Solo To July 14. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or

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Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art To June 16. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or

Contact Photography Festival To May 31.

The World of Taiyo Matsumoto To June 7. The Japan Foundation,

Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders To June 15. Stephen Bulger Gallery, 416-504-0575 or

Sara Angelucci: Provenance Unknown To June 16. York University Art Gallery,

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art To June 16. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or

Exploring Cape Dorset Art To June 16. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1-888-213-1121 or

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Harbourfront Centre Spring Exhibitions To June 16. 416-973-4000 or

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis Royal Ontario Museum, 416-586-8000 or

Queen West Walking Art Tour Saturdays, noon. Gladstone Hotel,

Lost in the Memory Palace To Aug. 18. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture To March 30, 2014. Bata Shoe Museum, 416-979-7799 or

Xposè Todmorden Papermill Art Gallery, 416-396-2819.

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Michael Kaeshammer May 25. Massey Hall, 416-872-4255 or

TSO: Brahms German Requiem May 25. Roy Thomson Hall, 416-872-4244 or

COC: Dialogues des Carmélites May 25. Four Seasons Centre, 416-363-8231 or

Toronto Consort: A Woman's Life To May 26. Trinity-St.Paul's Centre, 416-964-6337 or

Dave Matthews Band May 28. Molson Amphitheatre, 1-855-985-5000 or

TSO: West Side Story May 28 and 29. Roy Thomson Hall, 416-872-4244 or


Laura Repo May 25 Gladstone Melody Bar,

Laura Marling May 25. 99 Sudbury, 1-855-985-5000 or

Ray Wylie Hubbard May 26. Hugh's Room, 416-531-6604 or

D'Angelo May 31. Sound Academy,

Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley May 31. Hugh's Room, 416-531-6604 or


The Charge of the Expormidable Moose To May 26. Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 416-531-1827 or

Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave To May 26. Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, 416-531-1827 or

Of a Monstrous Child: A Gaga Musical To May 26. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 416-975-8555 or

Stopheart To May 26. Factory Theatre, 416-504-9971 or

Hotel Modern: KAMP To May 26. Enwave Theatre, 416-973-4000 or

Soulo Theatre Festival To May 26. Red Sandcastle Theatre,

Video Cab: The War of 1812 To June 1. Young Centre, 416-866-8666 or

The Barber of Seville To June 8. Young Centre, 416-866-8666 or

The Book of Mormon To June 9. Princess of Wales, 416-872-1212 or

Kim's Convenience To June 19. Young Centre, 416-866-8666 or

Cats May 28 (opens). Panasonic Theatre, 416-872-1212 or

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap Lower Ossington Theatre, 416-915-6747 or

The Wizard of Oz Ed Mirvish Theatre, 416-872-1212 or


Ame Henderson/Public Recordings: What We Are Saying May 25. Power Plant, 416-973-4000 or

St Petersburg's Eifman Ballet: Rodin May 25. Sony Centre, 1-855-872-7669 or

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre: Vector[s] May 25. Fleck Dance Theatre, 416-973-4000 or

Alias Dance Project: Shifting Edges May 29 to June 1. Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 416-504-6429 or


Sunday Night Live May 26. Comedy Bar, 416-551-6540 or

Sketch Comedy Lounge May 28. Rivoli,

Bad Dog Theatre: Final Frontier May 29. Comedy Bar, 416-551-6540 or

Funny Girls and Dynamic Divas (Sandra Shamas, Elvira Kurt, Molly Johnson and Jane Bunnett) May 30. Jane Mallett Theatre, 416-366-7723 or

The Meme-ing of Life Indefinite run. Second City, 416-343-0011 or


Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival To June 2. TIFF Bell Lightbox,

Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage May 25. Carlton Cinema, 416-598-5454.


Khaled Hosseini May 27. Indigo Manulife Centre,

Mark Tewksbury: June Callwood Lecture May 27. Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. 416-395-5577.

Vikki VanSickle (with Miranda Mulholland) May 28. 3030 Dundas West,


More Than Just a Yardage Sale May 25. Textile Museum of Canada, 416-599-5321 or

Ontario SPCA Friends for Life Walk-a-Thon May 25. Coronation Park,

Toronto Mid-Town Record Show May 26. Greenwood College School,

Toronto Maple Leaf Baseball Club May 26 and 29. Dominico Field at Christie Pits Park,

Deep Wireless Festival Of Radio & Transmission To June 1. Artscape Wychwood Barns,

Toronto Festival of Clowns May 29 to June 2. Pia Bouman School and Unit 102,


Giant Pandas Toronto Zoo, 416-392-5929 or

Stanley's Game Seven Hockey Hall of Fame, 416-360-7735 or

Game On 2.0: An Exhibition To Sept. 2. Ontario Science Centre, 416-696-1000 or


ROMwalks: Whiskey, Wharf and Windmill May 28.

Anna Christy: Bel Canto Bliss May 21 (noon). Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,

Doors Open May 25 and 26.

Cabbagetown ROM Walk May 22.

Toronto Summer Music Festival Preview May 28 (noon). Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,

Linda Ippolito May 30 (noon). Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre,


Aladdin June 1 to 23. Solar Stage, 416-368-8031 or

Eats & Beats in Riverside June 1.

Riverdale Art Walk June 1 and 2. 416-465-0302 or

Toronto Rush June 1. Varsity Stadium,

Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart June 2. 416-486-7433 or

CPA Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour June 2. Cabbagetown,

Burger Day June 2. Artscape Wychwood Barns,

ROM Walk: Jarvis Street Mansions and Churches of the Rich and Religious June 2.

National Ballet of Canada: Carmen June 5 to 16. Four Seasons Centre, 416-345-9595 or

Poweball: 15 Minutes June 6. Power Plant, 416-973-4949 or

Queer Pride June 7 to 30. Buddies in Bad Times,

NXNE June 10 to 16.

BB King – The Life of Riley June 14. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema,

Luminato Festival June 14 to 23.

Toronto Roller Derby June 15. The Bunker, Downsview Park,

MuchMusic Video Awards June 16. 299 Queen St. W.,

National Ballet of Canada: The Man in Black June 19 to 23. Four Seasons Centre, 416-345-9595 or

Hillary Rodham Clinton June 20. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 416 449-8118.

Alabama Shakes June 20. Echo Beach, 1-855-985-5000 or

Toronto Jazz Festival June 20 to 29.

Ian McLagan June 26. Hugh's Room, 416-531-6604 or

Buckwheat Zydeco July 3. Hugh's Room, 416-531-6604 or

Carlos Delgado/Extra Bases Training Day July 22. Rogers Centre, 416-341-2500 or

Edgefest July 31. Downsview Park, 1-855-985-5000 or

The Grove Music Festival Aug. 3. Fort York Garrison Common,

Pat Benatar Aug. 9. Massey Hall, 416-872-4255 or

Black Sabbath Aug. 14. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or

Les Misérables Sept. 27 to Dec. 22. Princess of Wales, 416-872-1212 or

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