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Luminato 2012 guide: 20 must-see events at this year’s arts festival

Einstein on the Beach (Image: courtesy of Luminato)

Luminato begins this Friday, and it can be a bit of a whirlwind. Everything from a Philip Glass opera about Einstein’s life to a gigantic food festival are on the card from June 8 to June 17, so both mind and body will be nourished. There’s even a huge cast of international guests coming through Toronto, like New York artist Terence Koh and New Yorker editor Deborah Treisman. But there’s so much to do, and we couldn’t possibly see everything, so we’ve created an easy-to-use guide that lists all of Luminato’s best bets.

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Today in Toronto: Pongapalooza, West Side Story and more

Baobab This version of a West African legend uses masks and puppetry to tell the story of a boy born from a baobab tree. The poor kid must find a way to end the drought that has plagued a local village. Remembering to turn off the tap after brushing seems like a snap in comparison. Ages four to eight. Find out more »

How to Disappear Completely Vancouver lighting designer Itai Erdal has created a documentary–style show about the last nine months of his mother’s life, which he recorded through photography and film after moving back to Israel to be with her. Find out more »

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