The Parisian polymath is best known for his impeccably detailed miniature interiors, painted dioramic duplicates of real-life bedrooms, studios and libraries. This retrospective reveals a largely unseen oeuvre of in-process snapshots and other photography. Artwork $3,500–$12,500. Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen St. W., bulgergallery.com.
The prolific playwright Jordan Tannahill continues his takeover of the Toronto theatre scene with a production of Late Company, which occurs months after a young boy’s suicide, when his parents invite their son’s bully and his family over for dinner. $30. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. W., theatrecentre.org.
The 40-year-old makers’ market is an IRL Etsy, uniting hundreds of artisans and vendors to deliver carefully crafted wares for the home, kitchen and wardrobe, including ultra-cool Toronto skyline cufflinks by Sin Kim Jewellery. Enercare Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd., oneofakindshow.com.
Toronto troubadour Afie Jurvanen’s newest album, Bahamas Is Afie, is a gorgeously restrained record of soft, country-coloured folk rock. Here, he delivers his new, swaying single “All I’ve Ever Known” along with three discs’ worth of other breezy beauties. $19–$29.50. Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., liveatmasseyhall.com.
Find some sweet deals (and Santa Claus) on the streets of Elora during Starlight Shopping, when the quaint, quiet town congregates to pick out Christmas gifts, share some hot wintry beverages and, presumably, appreciate their beautiful surroundings. Various locations, elora.info.
The National Ballet of Canada’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s most popular love story blends the subtle urgency of Sergei Prokofiev’s score with the fresh, folksy energy of Alexei Ratmansky’s rapid, Russian choreography. From $37. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W., national.ballet.ca.
In its first solo exhibition, the Aga Khan Museum presents a series of full-size canvas works by Iranian photographer, poet and filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who spent two decades documenting weird and weathered doors in Iran, Italy, France and Morocco. Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., agakhanmuseum.org.