Upcoming Events - by Date
We Put Our Foot In Everything!
Do you have an idea for a public program event at the Bata Shoe Museum?
You don't have to be a shoe expert to start something!
Are you a performer?
Shoes have inspired plays, dances, music, and art.
Are you a storyteller?
Shoes are the main show in many a film, folk tale, and novel.
Are you an expert in your field?
Ancient cultures, current fashion trends, political events past and present, or economics are just some of the subjects that can be explored by looking at footwear.
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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).
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)
| Saturday, March 8th - Sunday, March 16th
10am - 4pm (12pm on Sundays); Drop-in
$8 per child and $8 for an adult accompanying a child
Pre-registration necessary for group visits. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-979-7799 x 242
|Especially for Families
Sneaking Around: March Break Spy Fun at the BSM
Use your spy skills to make your way to the Bata Shoe Museum this year for March Break! Kids will have the chance to sneak around the museum, with lots of spy-themed arts, crafts and activities!
Kids, you can make a secret agent ID card, get a cover identity and learn your spy mission!
Then learn the skills you need in our Spy Class. Once you're prepared for your spy adventure, dress up in secret disguises in the 'Top Secret Hideout' and then search for clues throughout the galleries to complete your mission. Along the way, decorate a magnifying glass cookie, make your own
jigsaw puzzle, check out spy gadgets (including shoes!), leave your spy-print at the Museum and so much more!
Parents, this year for the first time we are extending our March Break activities to the weekend days on both sides of the break! The activities are best suited for kids ages 5-12 and are part of a drop-in, self-guided program with lots of volunteers to help you find your way!Click here for a printable version of our March Break postcard.
Please note that no coupons or guest passes can be used during the March Break week (including Saturday and Sunday)
| Saturday, March 22nd
Included in regular Museum admission.
A Special Performance at the BSM
On March 22nd, the BSM is very excited to welcome a cellist from the TSO who will be performing in our atrium at 2pm.
This special performance is presented by the Toronto Public Library in celebration of their Keep Toronto Reading Festival.
This year, the TPL has chosen Steven Galloway's novel, The Cellist of Sarajevo , as its One Book community read. The TPL invites you to read the novel and then participate in special events such as this one throughout the city.
| Friday, March 28th
$12. Tickets purchased at the door
Sole Circuit: Tribute to Travel Fox
The Bata Shoe Museum is pleased to host our "Out of the Box" community partners Toronto Loves Kicks as they present "Sole Circuit", an event series in celebration of "Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture" with a celebration of urban lifestule, fashion and entertainment. The first event of this series is "A Tribute to Travel Fox".
Travel Fox is one of the sneakers that helped pave the way for what is now known as lifestyle sneaker brand, With the brand emerging in the 80s, this evening will not only explore sneaker history through the eyes of Travel Fox but will showcase break dancing, photography, vintage sneakers and musci to capture the feeling of this era.
For more information on this event please email email@example.com
For more information about events listed on this page, or to pre-register
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Rosmarie Gadzovski, Marketing and Public Relations Manager
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