Luminato must-sees | Hollywood yohana


From June 10 to 19, Toronto will again be a mecca of arts and ideas as the annual creative festival Luminato takes over the town. While this event boasts a chock-full schedule of spellbinding events, we’ve highlighted some of our favourites. For a full list of events, visit luminato..
Garden of Roses: Denis Gagnon Interprets Alice
It seems fitting that Lancôme and Luminato would choose Canada’s favourite bespectacled son to design an Alice in Wonderland–inspired dress for its annual fashion exhibit. Who else but a master of colour, proportion and the unexpected could take on a girl who sips tea with a hatter and plays croquet with a queen?
At Winter Garden Lobby (June 10 to 19, 225 King St. W., FREE)

The New Yorker at Luminato: Paradoxes of Innovation
U of T grad turned New Yorker mainstay Malcolm Gladwell returns to the city to share his latest musings in this compellingly titled speech. If his past works are any indication, the talk will be as divisive as it is thought-provoking. We anticipate a packed house.
At the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts’ Bluma Appel Theatre (June 12, 27 Front St. E., 7 p.m., $38)
TSO Goes Late Night: Mahler 5
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra provides the pomp of a traditional performance at the hour of a rock concert. To top it off, guests who like a little Merlot with their Mahler are allowed to bring their drinks to their seats, and chat with musicians at the after-party. And you thought classical music was boring.
At Roy Thompson Hall (June 18, 60 Simcoe St., 10:30 p.m., $22.50-$76)
Thanks to Berlin-based artist David Levine and master installation designer Marsha Ginsberg, you can get your reality TV fix while taking in a little art. The installation features three actors “living” in a house for eight hours a day, while onlookers watch edited footage of their interactions on live video feed. It’s not quite The Bachelorette, but what can you do?
At OCAD University’s Great Hall (June 10 to 11 and 13 to 19, 100 McCaul St.)
Spontaneity: A New York State of Mind
No, Jay-Z isn’t in town. This AGO collab explores the products of innovation and creativity in ’50s New York (think Beat poets and improv jazz). After a peek at abstract expressionist pieces on loan from the MoMA—including works by Pollock, Rothko, and de Kooning—stick around to hear the best of Toronto’s jazz community take on the likes of Miles Davis and John Coltrane.

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