Upcoming Events - by Date

There's always something happening at the Museum! Our changing exhibitions and collections inspire talks, music, family activities, and much more with a unique flavour found nowhere else.

You can view upcoming events by TYPE OF EVENT (Especially for Families, Lectures, etc.) or by date (with event details, below). Click here for a pdf version of our general fall activites or here for children's activities.

Weekends at the BSM

Visit us on the weekend with your little ones and there is always a shoe-themed arts and crafts activity as well as funky shoes to try on and a game of iSpy to play in the gallery. All activities are drop-in until 4pm (unless pre-empted by other programming). This summer's crafts are inspired by our 19th century exhibition and include creating a Pinet boot-shaped magnet and creating your own jigsaw puzzle!

On Saturdays visitors can also have an enriched gallery experience by stopping by our All About Shoes gallery between 1pm and 3pm to chat with a museum docent, touch some hands on artefacts and learn more about the exhibition.


November 13th-30th
Regular Museum hours

FREE admission on the weekends with a donation

Special Event

The 2014 Warm the Sole Sock Drive

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The Bata Shoe Museum's annual fundraiser, the Warm the Sole Sock Drive, kicks off once again on World Kindness Day - November 13th. Visitors to the BSM during the drive are encouraged to bring a pair of socks to donate to the Scott Mission. If you visit the BSM on a weekend, your donation will get you FREE admission (one pair of NEW, UNWORN socks per visitor). While they visit on the weekends kids can also complete a drop-in, sock-themed arts and crafts activity.

The Bata Shoe Museum would like to thank our returning sponsor McGregor for their generous donation of socks and for their continued support of the BSM' Warm the Sole Sock Drive.hands on

For more information on Warm the Sole and the art installation Sock Flock which was commissioned by McGregor to accompany it at the BSM click here

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Thursday, November 20th
6pm

Included with pay-what-you-can admission. Seats are first come, first served.

 

Special Event

Nineteenth Century Literature in Classic Film

hands onTo accompany Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century the Bata Shoe Museum is celebrating launching a new film series - Nineteenth Century Literature in Classic Film.

Comprised of classic Hollywood films made in the first half of the 20th century, the BSM is excited to present a film series based on some of the greatest works of literature of the 19th century. Join us on the third Thursday of each month as we celebrate the romance, mystery and adventure of 19th century literature in film!

Thursday November 20th, 2014; 6 pm - David Copperfield (1935)
All the remarkable characters in Charles Dickensí novel come alive in this adaptation chronicling Davidís exploits from youth to young manhood. Starring W.C. Fields and Lionel Barrymore.

Saturday, December 13th
10am - 4 pm

Included with Museum admission

 

Especially for Families

Christmas Crafts at the BSM

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Santa's dropped some early presents off at the BSM so kids can have some shoe-themed holiday family fun at Toronto's favourite shoe box! Kids are invited to create a one-of-a-kind reindeer sock puppet, decorate a mini stocking for the tree and make their very own elf shoe fridge magnet!

Thursday December 18th
6pm

Included with pay-what-you-can admission. Seats are first come, first served.

 

Special Event

Nineteenth Century Literature in Classic Film

hands on

To accompany Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century the Bata Shoe Museum is celebrating launching a new film series - Nineteenth Century Literature in Classic Film.

Comprised of classic Hollywood films made in the first half of the 20th century, the BSM is excited to present a film series based on some of the greatest works of literature of the 19th century. Join us on the third Thursday of each month as we celebrate the romance, mystery and adventure of 19th century literature in film!

Thursday December 19th, 2014; 6 pm - A Christmas Carol (1951)
This classic British adaptation of the Dickens novella stars Alastair Sim as Scrooge, whose misanthropic glare is reversed only after he has confronted the ghosts of the present, future, and past.

For more information about events listed on this page, or to pre-register
Please contact programs@batashoemuseum.ca or call 416.979.7799 x240.

How can you receive free or discounted admission to many of the paid events listed here? By becoming a MEMBER of the Bata Shoe Museum.

Media contact
Rosmarie Gadzovski, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
416.979.7799 x225


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