WHAT’S ON IN MAY
Princess Meera Dancing. May 24-25: To celebrate its 41st anniversary, Janak Khendry Dance Company presents Princess Meera Dancing, the divine love of Krishna danced through her devotional songs; and Chandrakauns, the Moon, his wife Moonlight and their children, Moonrays. 8 pm at Robert Gill Theatre. Tickets: $32; seniors/students, $22. E-mail email@example.com or call 416-783-5718.
Springfest. May 25: The Malhar Group presents the 14th annual Springfest. Pandit Tushar Dutta (vocal), Kishore Kulkarni (tabla) and Sanatan Goswami (harmonium). Carnatic instrumental ensemble with Anvita Hariharan (saxophone), Abhay Anil Kumar (violin), Sriram Suryanarayan (mridangam), Sumanth Ananthram (ghatam) and thavil. MC: Dr Binoy Shankar Prasad. 6:30 pm at the FirstOntario Concert Hall, Hamilton. Tickets: $20, $30 and $60, include refreshments. Call Anupam (905-627-7496), Binoy (905-627-4084), Dipendu (905-365-8684), Harish (905-334-7835), Kiran (905-389-9208), Mahesh (416-299-9885), Pradipta (905-607-13670, Priyakant (905-369-5742), Shelley (905-368-5042).
May 25: AGO’s Infinity Mirror Room opens to the public. Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room – Let’s Survive Forever is now a part of the AGO collection, the first contemporary artwork acquired in Canada through a major crowdfunding campaign. Fewer than 20 Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Rooms are on view worldwide. First realized in 2017, Let’s Survive Forever is larger than most, featuring mirrored orbs suspended from the ceiling and arranged on the floor. A mirrored column inside the room invites visitors to peer into a seemingly infinite field of silver spheres. Up to four visitors can enter the work at one time, and visitors can spend up to one minute inside. Access is included in general admission. Info at ago.ca.
May 25-26: Doors Open Toronto goes back to the future for its 20th anniversary edition to showcase some of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. A series of walking tours highlight the social impact of the Queen Street East and Riverside neighbourhoods, as well as exploring the LGTBQ2S heritage of King Street and engineering advancements that occurred across Toronto. Toronto’s Indigenous past, present and future will be interwoven through the event locations with panels, films and special programming. Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square will be a focus, with numerous displays and interactive opportunities. A panel discussion at The Bentway gathers established Toronto city-builders to speak of past and ongoing development projects and the future of city building in Toronto. Details of walking tours, talks and programs at www.toronto.ca/doorsopen.
Until end-July: The Second City's 82nd mainstage revue, Walking On Bombshells. An explosive, fast-paced take on the minefield we’re all currently living in, this show turns our universal internal monologues into uproarious reflections, leaving you questioning everything (especially where you sit on public transportation). Starring Nadine Djoury, Stacey McGunnigle, Sharjil Rasool, Allana Reoch, Chris Wilson and PHATT al. Tickets start at $27. Visit www.secondcity.com.
Until Oct. 12: Rope, a psychological crime drama by Patrick Hamilton at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. Loosely based on the infamous Leopold and Loeb 1924 murder case. Inspired by debates surrounding amorality with former teacher Rupert Cadell (Michael Therriault), Wyndham Brandon (Kelly Wong) and Charles Granillo (Travis Seetoo) murder a fellow student. Drunk on their arrogance and the thrill of committing the ‘perfect murder’, they throw a party and use the locked wooden chest containing the body to serve the evening’s buffet. Tickets at 1-800-511-SHAW and www.shawfest.com.
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