It’s that time again! We’ve rounded up the top exhibits, films, books, and TV series that you need to take note of. Keep on scrolling; your culture calendar awaits.
Vinegar Girl (Hogwarth) by Anne Tyler
In a clever reboot of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, modern and independently-spirited Kate tries to resist falling under the influence of the men in her life.
Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters is on view at LACMA until November 27, 2016
Guillermo del Toro, the ultra-imaginative filmmaker responsible for the brilliant—and undeniably spooky—films Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone, is being honoured in a new exhibition. Giving viewers a peek into del Toro’s imaginative process, the show displays a collection of sketches, maquette, and concept film art.
Florence Foster Jenkins premieres August 12, 2016
This upcoming comedic flick tells the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress’ who—despite her inability to sing—compulsively pursues a career as an opera singer. And, it stars everyone’s favourite leading lady: Meryl Streep.
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is on view at the National Gallery of Canada until September 11, 2016
If you missed the exhibition featuring Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun’s stunning portraits of eighteenth-century personalities like Marie Antoinette when it travelled to Paris and New York earlier this year, you can catch it in Ottawa this summer at the National Art Gallery of Canada.
The Get Down premieres on Netflix on August 12, 2016
Visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann makes his television debut with a music-driven drama series set in 1970s-era New York, where hip-hop culture was first born.