STORIES, RHYMES AND SONGS… OH MY!

 

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April 2017

STORIES, RHYMES AND SONGS… OH MY!

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival, be sure to join us when performers Rita Cox, Carol Ashton and Sally Jaeger drop by the shoebox to entertain the little ones with engaging stories, amusing rhymes and charming songs. Afterwards, kids can make a fancy bookmark, read their favourite book in our comfy reading nook and let their imagination run wild in our sock puppet theatre! Performance 1-2 pm | Included in museum admission | Kids drop-in activities until 4 pm…

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WEEKEND FAMILY FUN – SUNDAY

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag with a special craft and a colourful temporary tattoo! #BSMfamilyfun Drop-in activities – 12pm – 4pm Included with museum admission | Perfect for children 3-12 years.

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WEEKEND FAMILY FUN – SATURDAY

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag with a special craft and a colourful temporary tattoo! During your Saturday visit, join us for a hands-on demo with our friendly docents! You just never know what they’ll pull out of the shoebox for show and tell!  #BSMfamilyfun Hand-on demo – 1 – 3 pm Drop-in activities – 10am – 4pm…

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WEEKEND FAMILY FUN – SUNDAY

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag with a special craft and a colourful temporary tattoo! #BSMfamilyfun Drop-in activities – 12pm – 4pm Included with museum admission | Perfect for children 3-12 years.

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A PERFORMANCE BY QUARTETTO GELATO

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of Canada's Sesquicentennial, join us for a special performance by popular eclectic ensemble Quartetto Gelato  featuring works written specifically for them by Canadian composers. 7:30 pm - 9 pm; doors open at 7 pm; first-come, first-served seating |  $40 per person | Friends of the BSM $30  | Limited Space | Tickets can be purchased online on the ticket page or by calling 416.979.7799 x445

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ARCTIC FILM SERIES: LAMENT FOR THE LAND

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our film series continues with a focus on the Arctic. Join us on the second Thursday of each month and experience the north through film. And don’t forget to visit Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection on the second level. 6 – 7 pm | Included with PayWhatYouCan donation | Limited seating LAMENT FOR THE LAND Told through the voices of 24 people from Nunatsiavut, Labrador, Lament for the Land weaves together the voices…

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WEEKEND FAMILY FUN – SATURDAY

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag with a special craft and a colourful temporary tattoo! During your Saturday visit, join us for a hands-on with our friendly docents! You just never know what they’ll pull out of the shoebox for show and tell!  #BSMfamilyfun Hand-on demo – 1 – 3 pm Drop-in activities – 10am – 4pm Included…

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WEEKEND FAMILY FUN – SUNDAY

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag with a special craft and a colourful temporary tattoo! #BSMfamilyfun Drop-in activities – 12pm – 4pm Included with museum admission | Perfect for children 3-12 years.

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SPECIAL FILM SCREENING: ANGRY INUK

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT In celebration of National Canadian Film Day 150, join us for a special screening of Angry Inuk by Inuit director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril. In this film Arnaquq-Baril sheds a powerful light on anti-seal hunting campaigns and the relevance of the hunt to the lives of the Inuit. A landmark work, Angry Inuk challenges, informs and – like all great documentaries – convinces us that the world must change. 7 – 9 pm In partnership with…

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WEEKEND FAMILY FUN – SATURDAY

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag with a special craft and a colourful temporary tattoo! During your Saturday visit, join us for a hands-on with our friendly docents! You just never know what they’ll pull out of the shoebox for show and tell!  #BSMfamilyfun Hand-on demo – 1 – 3 pm Drop-in activities – 10am – 4pm Included…

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WEEKEND FAMILY FUN – SUNDAY

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag with a special craft and a colourful temporary tattoo! #BSMfamilyfun Drop-in activities – 12pm – 4pm Included with museum admission | Perfect for children 3-12 years.

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EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Step into the exhibitions of the Bata Shoe Museum where ‘for every shoe there’s a story’! Join a knowledgeable museum docent on a guided tour and experience exhibition highlights in selected museum galleries. 1-2pm | Included with museum admission.

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WEEKEND FAMILY FUN – SATURDAY

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag with a special craft and a colourful temporary tattoo! During your Saturday visit, join us for a hands-on with our friendly docents! You just never know what they’ll pull out of the shoebox for show and tell!  #BSMfamilyfun Hand-on demo – 1 – 3 pm Drop-in activities – 10am – 4pm Included…

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WEEKEND FAMILY FUN – SUNDAY

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There’s lots to do every weekend at the coolest shoebox in town! Kids can try-on funky footwear, play iSpy in the galleries and receive a fun activity bag with a special craft and a colourful temporary tattoo! #BSMfamilyfun Drop-in activities – 12pm – 4pm Included with museum admission | Perfect for children 3-12 years.

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FROM BESPOKE TO BRANDED: SHOEMAKING IN THE 19TH CENTURY

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Curious to learn about the beginnings of the modern shoe industry? Don't miss your chance to spend an afternoon at the BSM with Senior Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack as she presents "Bespoke to Branded: Shoemaking in the 19th Century". During this illustrated lecture and tour, Semmelhack will discuss the move from traditional shoemaking to factory-made footwear in the 19th century and the impact of the industrial revolution on the shoe industry. Sharing her thoughts on today’s ever-changing shoe industry, Semmelhack will…

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May 2017

MAY IS MUSEUM MONTH

May 1

While anytime is a great time to visit the BSM, here's another reason to visit in May - it's Museum Month! With four galleries to see, special activities for kids on weekends and a Museum Shop that offers a wonderful selection of unique items, come see what everyone is talking about! And be sure to follow our social media to see all the #museummonth action all month long!     

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ARCTIC FILM SERIES: QALLUNAJATUT (URBAN INUK)

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our film series continues with a focus on the Arctic. Join us on the second Thursday of each month and experience the north through film. And don’t forget to visit Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection on the second level. 6 – 7 pm | Included with PayWhatYouCan donation | Limited seating QALLUNAJATUT (URBAN INUK): This documentary follows the lives of three Inuit in Montreal over the course of one hot and humid summer.…

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INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Did you know that there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries around the world? That's a lot of visiting! Why not start with us and celebrate International Museum Day at the same time!  It's paywhatyoucan all day and because it's Thursday we're open late, until 8pm! See you here!

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June 2017

ARCTIC FILM SERIES: QAPIRANGAJUQ: INUIT KNOWLEDGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our film series continues with a focus on the Arctic. Join us on the second Thursday of each month and experience the north through film. And don’t forget to visit Art & Innovation: Traditional Arctic Footwear from the Bata Shoe Museum Collection on the second level. 6 – 7 pm | Included with PayWhatYouCan donation | Limited seating QAPIRANGAJUQ: INUIT KNOWLEDGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE Zacharias Kunuk and his team at Isuma Productions teamed up with researcher Ian Mauro, PhD, University…

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FOOTWEAR DESIGN WORKSHOP

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Release your inner shoe designer and join Jennifer Allison of Toronto's Art and Sole Academy for this exciting workshop.  Jennifer will introduce you to a variety of createive exercises to help communicate your shoe design concepts on paper.  You'll learn tips and tricks for sketching different styles and silhouettes, all while keeping the fundamental proportions and footwear anatomy in mind.  Let your imagination run wild and experiment with different media such as prismacolor markets, pencil crayons and ink. 1-4pm |…

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