You are cordially invited to the Annual Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and Community gathering. This year, the topics for discussion during the coffee ceremony will be HIV/AIDS and mental health issues within the Ethiopian community.So come out, join the fun and take part in this great cause.
Date: Saturday August 16, 2008
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Cottage Restaurant, 1220 Danforth Ave @ Greenwood
By: Ethiopian association in Toronto and Sew Le Sew
RSVP & Info: 416.694.1522 x 22 or 416.473.3777
This 2-day festival is back featuring fabulous music and dance from the African diaspora. Jaivah/Nouvel ExposÃ© performing reppin Ethiopia with a dance set featuring Rasselas. Also performing alongside the fabulous Kemer Yousef.
Hold on to your sunhats, people. It’s time for another Beggar’s Bag cabaret show!
This one’s called “TOO DARN HOT” and it’s at the Bathurst Street Theatre Sunday and Monday, Aug.24-25. From what I’ve been hearing, it’ll be the best one yet. It has a cast of 40, mostly in their 20′s, all fabulous. More »
With her latest ‘Colourscape’ paintings, Shirley Williams explores the ability of colour and texture to stimulate our senses. Horizontal bands of organic, textured colour create abstract landscapes that remind us of a place remembered or imagined. More »
From Nancy White:
As you may have heard, our musical “Anne and Gilbert” is being produced this summer by two different companies in two different towns. The Summerside,PEI production (produced by Campbell Webster) has been running to great houses and excellent reviews (none of which mentioned the writers!!! damn!!!!!!) since mid-June. It’s a gorgeous show, best ever, directed this yearÂ by Heidi Ford. And it goes until Oct.4.
But I really wanted to let you know about the one that’s a bit easier to get to, especially if you’re in Toronto.
It’s produced by the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, who also did it last year. But this year they’re doing it in the GRAND THEATRE in KINGSTON, ONTARIO, famous for its prisons, its university engineers, and its cruise ships on which the mysterious Roger James entertains. More »
MOMBACHO â€“ A Photo Chronicle of life in Nicaragua
Opens Wednesday August 6th, 6 p.m. to 1a.m. at Steam Whistle Brewing Gallery,
The Roundhouse â€“ 255 Bremner Blvd.
Steam Whistle Brewing features the personal photographic works of two of their creative staff: Elton Clement, Art Director and Sean Zaffino, Web Developer. On a private business adventure developing Nicaraguan cigars for export to Canada, travelling through Grenada, San Juan del Sur, Managua and Rivas, Elton and Sean snapped shots of the untouched life above volcanoes, inside churches, in the depths of craters and along the streets of this beautiful country. More »
I have beenÂ directing this amazing piece of theatre for the SummerWorks festival August 7-17 2008. Please join us for Igor Stravinsky’s A Soldier’s Story (L’Histoire du Soldat) complete with live chamber orchestra and three terrific actors at the Factory Theatre. (See poster.)
Anita La Selva
The Nathaniel Dett Chorale will be holding our next pre-season audition date on Wednesday, August 20th from 4-7pm. If you miss this one, please still contact us and we’ll put you on our list for the next date.
We are auditioning for our 2008-2009 decade anniversary season. It promises to be an exciting year and will include a 2 week fall tour to the United States, a 2 week winter tour to Western Canada and the Yukon, and a wonderful, three-concert subscription series which will include an alumni concert to celebrate our 10th anniversary!Â More »
Each night, a Toronto poet’s work in words, dance and live music. 164 Walnut Avenue, 8 p.m., tickets $15
Friday, August 15th:
poet: Stuart Ross
dancer: Norma Araiza
music: jazz fusion More »
Now in its 14th season, Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings an array of high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host ushers the audience – which invariably includes children, dog walkers and local residents – to five eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of the park. Dusk Dances presents six Toronto performances August 12-17 in Withrow Park (south of the Danforth between Logan and Carlaw). More »
We wish to promote awareness to the mainstream community about our forthcoming
festival at the Ontario Place on August 15, 16, 17.Â We are on our 2nd year
of staging the biggest festival in the Filipino Community; the inaugural festival
was held at the Harbourfront last year which was participated by over 50,000 Filipinos
during the 3 days.
from August 8th – September 30th 2008
at Come As You Are,
701 Queen St. West, Toronto More »
Optic Heart Theatre is pleased to announce that CRUSH by Hume Baugh will be presented at the 2008 Summerworks Festival.
The show is directed by Mark Cassidy (The Misfit; Kafka & Son; The Dershowitz Protocol) and features Julian DeZotti (co-writer/co-producer/lead actor in the forthcoming feature New Year with R.H. Thomson; named one of â€˜10 Artists to Watchâ€™ at the 2007 Summerworks Festival by NOW Magazine), Ryan Kelly (Dora Award winner for his performance in Will the Real J.T. Leroy Please Stand Up?; Mamma Mia!; Queer as Folk), and Siobhan Power (Gorey Story; One Good Marriage in New York and Dublin; Dinner at 7:30 and Now That the Day is Over with Theatre Rusticle). More »
The bygone era of the Dufferin Race Track is brought to life by the awesome Clay & Paper Theatre whose large-scale puppetry takes over Dufferin Grove Park from July 16-August 17. This is theatre of exaggeration, of giant puppetry, of satire and wit that brings a significant part of Toronto history back to the neigh-bourhood. Perfect for a summer night’s outing!
The 9th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest will dazzle the historic St. Lawrence Market district once again as buskers from all over the world take over the streets in support of Epilepsy Toronto from Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24.
Admission is FREE with a voluntary donation to benefit Epilepsy Toronto. For information visit www.torontobuskerfest.com More »