Today in Toronto: Art Toronto 2011, Chad VanGaalen and more

Today in Toronto: Art Toronto 2011, Chad VanGaalen and more

Art Toronto 2011 The mother of Canadian art fairs returns, offering nnumerable chances to OD on painting and sculpture. The Art Game, an installation by Toronto’s Kent Monkman, and Andy Warhol’s 1979 BMW Art Car are not to be missed. Find out more »

Chad VanGaalen The buzz on Calgary’s VanGaalen tends to focus on the quirkier side of his music, but get beyond the sound of homemade instruments and you’ll find a heart that’s unabashedly pop. Find out more »

Like the First Time Pirandello’s Like Before, Better Than Before is the launching pad for poetry-mad troupe One Little Goat’s new show. Find out more »

Liza Minelli The daughter of the divine Judy Garland and director Vincente Minnelli has acted in Oscar-winning movies, Tony-winning plays and Emmy-winning TV shows. And then there’s the singing and dancing. Her star shines brightest live in concert, where her eclectic set of talents is on full display. Find out more »

Pteros Tactics Christopher House choreographed this work for Toronto Dance Theatre in response to poet and academic Anne Carson’s 1986 essay “Eros the Bittersweet.” Sounds dry, but the piece is much more than bittersweet, taking the first moment of desire as its starting point. Find out more »

Tim Ries This American sax player is best known these days for The Stones Project, a recording that reinterprets classic Rolling Stones hits. (Keith Richards has heard it and approves.) With luck, Ries will offer his take on the 1967 classic “Ruby Tuesday,” which he has transformed into a dignified and stately lament. Cover charge may apply. Find out more »