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February 2016

Family Day Weekend at the BSM

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Chill with us at the BSM this Family Day long weekend. Join us for some winter wonderland arts and crafts, including scratchboard art, silly snowflake wearing shoes magnet, paper snowflake cutouts, hands-on demonstrations, I-Spy in the galleries, try-on shoes and temporary tattoos! Special viewing of the movie “March of the Penguins” 12pm and 2pm. Included in museum admission; drop in activities perfect for ages 3-12. Presented by Bruce Etherington & Associates.

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Family Day Weekend at the BSM

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Chill with us at the BSM this Family Day long weekend. Join us for some winter wonderland arts and crafts, including scratchboard art, silly snowflake wearing shoes magnet, paper snowflake cutouts, hands-on demonstrations, I-Spy in the galleries, try-on shoes and temporary tattoos! Special viewing of the movie “March of the Penguins” Saturday and Monday; 12pm and 2pm. Included in museum admission; drop in activities. Presented by Bruce Etherington & Associates.

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All Star Sneaker Summit Toronto

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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All eyes will be on Toronto this February during the NBA All-Star Weekend. With exciting events happening all around the city, be sure to head over to the BSM for a pre-game event, hosted by the All Star Sneaker Summit and Toronto Loves Kicks. 3 – 7 pm For more information or to purchase tickets, visit SneakerSummit.com

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Family Day at the BSM

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Stop by the BSM on Family Day and take part in our Winter Wonderland themed arts and craft activities!  Kids can create their own snow globe, make a pinecone skier, do a piece of our community puzzle, see hands-on demos, play I-Spy in the galleries, get a temporary tattoo and try-on some funky shoes! Special viewing of the movie “March of the Penguins” 12pm and 2pm. Included in museum admission; drop in activities. Presented by Bruce Etherington & Associates.   First 100 kids get…

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ROM Reciprocal Weekend

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Museum Swap Calling all ROM members! Join us this weekend for a complimentary visit to the BSM. See our exciting exhibitions, including our newest featuring Arctic footwear and stop in to our Museum shop where you will find a sensational array of items inspired by our collection. Friends of the BSM can head on over to the ROM for a complimentary visit as well! Just show your membership card at each location and enjoy!

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ROM Reciprocal Weekend

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Museum Swap Calling all ROM members! Join us this weekend for a complimentary visit to the BSM. See our exciting exhibitions, including our newest featuring Arctic footwear and stop in to our Museum shop where you will find a sensational array of items inspired by our collection. Friends of the BSM can head on over to the ROM for a complimentary visit as well! Just show your membership card at each location and enjoy!

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March 2016

March Break at the BSM

March 12 @ 10:00 am - March 20 @ 4:00 pm
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The BSM is throwing a beach party and you’re all invited! Shake off the winter blues and join us for some ‘fun in the sun’ activities. Decorate your own visor and sandal box, add to our community puzzle and see it grow, dress up in groovy summer footwear and take a selfie in front of our beachscape, play games in our galleries and so much more! All activities are drop-in and run each day 10am-4pm; Sundays 12-4 pm. $8 per…

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A Walk and Talk Evening at the BSM

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join us as Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack takes guests through the newest exhibition Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection. Sharing stories about the Museum sponsored expeditions and fieldwork research done in search of exceptional footwear, Elizabeth will also talk about the design and creation of the exhibition. Afterwards, join her for a glass of wine and continue the conversation. 6:00 pm Limited space. $20 per person; $10 for Friends of the Museum. Tickets can…

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April 2016

Toronto Storytelling Festival

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us for an afternoon of stories, rhymes and songs with performers Rita Cox, Carol Ashton, Sally Jaeger and Erika Jaeger. Afterwards, kids can make a bookmark, hang out in our reading nook and play in our sock puppet theatre.   Perfect for kids 3 – 12; Included in museum admission.

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The Polished Man: Dressing Your Best at the BSM

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Calling all men, we’re hosting a special evening that’s dedicated just for you! Join us as Pedro Mendes, one of Toronto’s leading men’s style experts and the man behind the very popular online site The Hogtown Rake advises on dressing well, building and maintaining a wardrobe and why it’s important to do so. Also on hand will be patina artist Emmanuel Farré from Maison Patina and Parisian menswear boutique – Loding. Emmanuel will demonstrate his unique and elegant patina technique on genuine leather goods and footwear. The evening will…

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May 2016

May is Museum Month

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
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While anytime is a great time to visit a museum, May is perfect because it’s also Museum Month! With four galleries to see, special activities for kids on weekends and a Museum Shop that offers a beautiful array of items, come see what everyone is talking about! While here, make sure to answer our exciting ‘question of the week’ on our massive BSM interactive card. Later, follow our social media posts to see some of the answers and ideas that visitors come up with!

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In Conversation with Museum Founder Sonja Bata

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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As the 20th anniversary year celebration draws to a close, join us for a very special evening as Founder Sonja Bata reflects on the past two decades, sharing personal stories and anecdotes about her passion for shoes. From travelling around the world in search of extraordinary footwear to starting a world-renowned shoe museum to hearing her hopes and wishes for the museum’s next 20 years, be part of this extraordinary evening. Moderated by Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack. Afterwards, join them for a glass of wine and continue the…

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The BSM Is on the Move: Albert Campbell Library

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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The Bata Shoe Museum is proud to be part of the Museum + Arts Pass, offering complimentary admission tickets through the library system in the GTA. As part of our ongoing partnership and outreach initiatives, our education department can often be seen travelling to libraries for hands-on demos and crafts. If you’re in the area, be sure to drop in and say hi! May 7, 10 – 11 am | Albert Campbell Library May 7, 2 – 3 pm | Jones Library May 14, 10:30…

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The BSM is on the Move: Jones Library

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Bata Shoe Museum is proud to be part of the Museum + Arts Pass, offering complimentary admission tickets through the library system in the GTA. As part of our ongoing partnership and outreach initiatives, our education department can often be seen travelling to libraries for hands-on demos and crafts. If you’re in the area, be sure to drop in and say hi! May 7, 10 – 11 am | Albert Campbell Library May 7, 2 – 3 pm | Jones Library May 14, 10:30…

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The BSM is on the Move: Goldhawk Park Library

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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The Bata Shoe Museum is proud to be part of the Museum + Arts Pass, offering complimentary admission tickets through the library system in the GTA. As part of our ongoing partnership and outreach initiatives, our education department can often be seen travelling to libraries for hands-on demos and crafts. If you’re in the area, be sure to drop in and say hi! May 7, 10 – 11 am | Albert Campbell Library May 7, 2 – 3 pm | Jones Library May 14, 10:30…

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The BSM is on the Move: Scarborough Civic Centre Library

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Bata Shoe Museum is proud to be part of the Museum + Arts Pass, offering complimentary admission tickets through the library system in the GTA. As part of our ongoing partnership and outreach initiatives, our education department can often be seen travelling to libraries for hands-on demos and crafts. If you’re in the area, be sure to drop in and say hi! May 7, 10 – 11 am | Albert Campbell Library May 7, 2 – 3 pm | Jones Library May 14, 10:30…

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Shoe Origami Workshop

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Origami, the art of paper folding, has been a long practiced tradition in many cultures. From traditional and modern to simple and complicated, origami has attracted a world-wide following. Join the movement and stop by the museum to try your hand at making an origami shoe. Appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Drop in; Included in museum admission. In partnership with the Origami Society of Toronto in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

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International Museum Day

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Did you know that there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries? That’s a lot of visiting! Why not start with us and celebrate International Museum Day with complimentary hands-on demonstrations lead by some of our amazing docents. See artefacts up close, ask questions and learn more about the important role that footwear has played in society. Hands-on demonstration; included in museum admission.

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Doors Open Toronto!

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Bata Shoe Museum is pleased to be part of the 17th annual Doors Open Toronto which offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. Join us for free admission all weekend. While here be sure to visit all four of our exhibits and watch live paintings by a resident artist from VIBE Arts. Free. Live painting 10 am – 4 pm Saturday; 12 – 4 pm…

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Doors Open Toronto!

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Bata Shoe Museum is pleased to be part of the 17th annual Doors Open Toronto which offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of more than 100 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. Join us for free admission all weekend. While here be sure to visit all four of our exhibits and watch live paintings by a resident artist from VIBE Arts. Free. Live painting 10 am – 4 pm Saturday; 12 – 4 pm…

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