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Exhibitions, art making, and special presentations this March Break at the McMichael
Sunday, March 15, 10 am to 4 pm
Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, March 20, 10 am to 4 pm

On Sunday, March 15, the McMichael presents Polar Adventure featuring watercolour art workshops, films, and a special multimedia presentation at 1:30 pm entitled Polar Wonders by photographer Daisy Gilardini and watercolourist David McEown, who have spent years exploring the Arctic and Antarctica. Then, from Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, March 20, families can enjoy interactive workshops, and a series of performances taking place each day at 1:30 pm!

Performance Schedule:

  • March 18: Dufflebag Theatre Company presents Robin Hood, brought to life in the troupe's signature fun-filled and humorous fashion.
  • March 19: Join UNITY Charity as they encourage, empower, and engage participants through dance and spoken word.
  • March 20: Speaking of Wildlife returns to the McMichael with a few of their animal friends.

The McMichael is also currently displaying two special exhibitions that celebrate ice, snow, and conservation.

Sunday, March 15, 10 am to 4 pm
Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, March 20, 10 am to 4 pm

McMichael Canadian Art Collection located at 10365 Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan.

These special March Break programs are designed to engage families in hands-on learning and art making while surrounded by incredible works of art.

Included with gallery admission.

About the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation. It is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Canadian artists, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, as well as First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. The gallery is located on 100 acres of northern landscape and hiking trails at 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan. For more information:




November 18 - March 8
Learn to Skate

Generously Supported by RBC Learn to Play
Stay active! Our supportive and qualified instructors offer a variety of classes and lessons for all skating abilities and ages.

February 28 - March 1
Co-produced by the Asian Canadian Special Events Association

Ring in the Year of the Sheep at LunarFest. Take in the unique lantern installation, spectacular performances and culinary treats over this weekend celebration.

March 4 - 7
vox:lumen - World Premiere

Produced by Zata Omm Dance Projects with World Stage in association with York University and Aesthetec Studio
Lighting itself with energy created by the dancers and audience, vox:lumen explores a future in which the necessity of illumination structures every human interaction. Part of World Stage.

March 16 - 20
March Break Camps

Harbourfront Centre Camps has parents and kids covered for March Break. There's a camp for every camper! New this March Break is the City Builders Camp, Fashion Accessories Camp and Theatre Kids - Improv. Registration opens January 5, 2015.

March 21
Mo Kenney

Shortly after her performance at the Rivoli in February 2013, folk-pop artist Mo Kenney went on to win the SOCAN Songwriter Prize for her infectious song, "Sucker." Buoyed by the support of acclaimed musicians such as Joel Plaskett and Ron Sexsmith, the 23-year-old is destined to continue her meteoric rise.

March 24 - 28
Kaeja d'Dance 25th Anniversary

Kaeja d'Dance kicks off its 25th anniversary year with world premieres by both Karen and Allen Kaeja that play with notions of fate, coincidence and choice. Part of NextSteps.

March 25 - 28
Disabled Theatre - Canadian Premiere

Jérôme Bel & Theatre HORA
A disconcertingly honest re-staging of French choreographer Jérôme Bel's first meeting with the members of Zurich's Theatre HORA - a company that promotes and presents the work of people with intellectual disabilities. Part of World Stage.



April 9-11

Art of Time Ensemble
Brahms' intermezzi for solo piano includes some of his final compositions, characterized by introspection and emotional depth. Canadian dance legends James Kudelka and Peggy Baker each explore a collection of Brahms' intermezzi with intriguingly contrasting results.

April 11
Nagata Shachu & The Toronto Tabla Ensemble

The powerful and evocative rhythms of Japan and India converge in this highly anticipated collaboration between two pillars of the Toronto world music scene. The Juno nominated Toronto Tabla Ensemble, founded in 1991 by Artistic Director and Tabla Master, Ritesh Das, has toured Canada six times, as well as Australia and India.x

April 15-18
Me So You So Me

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre
Me So You So Me is a story in dance where manga-influenced slapstick transcends the limitations of the girl-boy duet and freely mixes martial arts, mime, kathak and ballet. Part of World Stage.

April 18-May 9

HATCH is Harbourfront Centre's annual performing arts residency programme. It fosters new approaches in performance practice and brings artists and audiences together in the spirit of inquiry.

April 29-May 2
This Is a Costume Drama - World Premiere

The Dietrich Group produced with Harbourfront Centre's World Stage
This Is a Costume Drama reveals how we transform, how we put on masks and how we celebrate - all while turning the theatre into a landscape built for graphic spectacle. Part of World Stage.

April 30-May 2
2015 CanAsian International Dance Festival

CanAsian Dance Festival
Exceptional dance inspired by Asian ideas and expressions, with works by outstanding Canadian and international artists from Japan, Cambodia, Vancouver and Toronto. Part of NextSteps.

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