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). For the month of January the craft is creating your own pine-cone skier!

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.

PA Days

Come by the BSM on TDSB PA days for drop-in arts and crafts activities, try-on shoes and I-spy in the galleries. Our next scheduled day of PA activities is Friday, February 13th.


Sunday, February 8
1-4 pm

General $45/ BSM Members $40

To purchase tickets online use the Paypal link below or call 416-979-7799 x 228

Needlepoint

Special Event

19th Century Pastimes with a 21st Century Twist
Needlepoint Workshop

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Many pastimes pursued by women in the 19th century are enjoying a resurgence in popularity today. Textile arts such as knitting, ribbon work, needlepoint, and embroidery as well as crafts like paper flower-making and even millinery marvels like fascinators are being explored by a new DIY generation. Indeed, peruse the crafts so meticulously detailed by the doyenne of DIY Martha Stewart and you’ll see regular reference to their roots in the 19th century. In conjunction with Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century, the BSM is pleased to announce a series of workshops celebrating those pastimes reflected in the exhibition, while reinventing them with a 21st century twist.

Needlepoint Workshop
Needlepoint or ‘Berlin work’ was a pastime for privileged women in the 19th century, including creating uppers for men’s slippers like those in Fashion Victims. Johanna Masko updates this craft with a small introductory project suitable for framing.

Monday, February 16th
10-4pm

Included with regular admission

All activities are drop-in

Especially for Families

Family Day at the BSM

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Join us on this special day just for families at Toronto's favourite shoebox! There will be special shoe-themed arts and craft activities, try-on shoes and iSpy in the galleries! All included with regular admission.

Thursday, February 19th
6pm

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

 

Special Event

Nineteenth Century Literature in Classic Film

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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, February 19th, 2015; 6 pm
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

Dr. Henry Jekyll’s scientific experiments allow him to have two distinct personalities. Gradually, the evil Mr. Hyde takes over. Stunning performance by John Barrymore in a tremendous story of man at his best and worst.

Saturday March 14 - Sunday March 22
Activities are drop-in from 10:00-4:00pm each day (Sundays 12pm - 4pm)

$8 per child (ages 2-12) and $8 for each accompanying adult

Groups of ten or more must book in advance. Call 416 979 7799 ext. 242

Especially for Families

Get your game on!
March Break Fun and Games at the Bata Shoe Museum

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It's going to be a big summer for games in Toronto and we're getting an early start with games of all kinds! Hop, skip and jump to the BSM this March Break to play games old and new. Tackle our sporty obstacle course, join in carnival games, try guessing games and native games and make your own games to take home. Plus Hopscotch! Twister! Minecraft! Let the games begin!

Thursday, March 26th
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, March 26th, 2015; 6 pm
Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

This successful adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s thriller includes the original pairing of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson. While on Christmas furlough, they combat Moriarty to save a young man’s inheritance.

Thursday, April 16th
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, April 16th, 2015; 6 pm
Madame Bovary (1949)

French author Gustave Flaubert is on trial for writing the 'indecent' novel Madame Bovary. To prove that he wrote a moral tale, Flaubert narrates the story of beautiful Emma Bovary, an adulteress who destroyed the lives of everyone she came in contact with. With Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin, James Mason and Louis Jourdan.

Thursday, May 21st
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, May 21st, 2015; 6 pm
The Three Musketeers (1948)

D’Artagan and his musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Royal Prime Minister Richelieu in this rousing adaptation of Alexandre Dumas, père’s novel starring Lana Turner and Gene Kelly.

For more information about events listed on this page, or to pre-register
Please contact [email protected] or call 416.979.7799 x 228.

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.