The Immortal OAAG Awards Friday, September 30, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Free
Great Hall at Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
RSVP by email oaag (at) oaag (dot) org or by phone (416) 598-0714
Please join us in celebrating the Immortal OAAG Awards, a 2011 Culture Days event. More »
Anne Marie Scheffler: World News!
Suddenly Mommy takes on Manhattan. But first… Leslieville!
It’s sexy boot weather again!
Where are you going to go in your stylish autumnal outfit?
How about an outing to trendy east end Toronto’s newest theatre, The Red Sandcastle? Or perhaps, a much needed theatre/ shopping excursion to New York City? Cuz I’m doing my show again this fall! And a jet-setting hottie like you needs to get out! Show off your boots! See you soon! xoxo AMS More »
The Lower Ossington Theatre (The LOT), will be opening their first season with the Canadian premiere of “Spring Awakening” directed by Michael Rubenstein. This performance will be presented on stage at The Lower Ossington
Theatre, located at 100A Ossington Avenue. The dates and times for the performance are as followed: September 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, October 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at 8pm. As well, there will be a 4PM matinee performance on September 25 and October 2. More »
Jean Rhys (1890 – 1979) was a troubled, Caribbean-born chorus girl turned writer who strongly identified with a fictional counterpart – Mr. Rochester’s mad first wife in Charlotte Brontë’s classic 1847 novel Jane Eyre. In 1966, after decades of silence, Jean Rhys produced her masterpiece, a Jane Eyre prequel titled Wide Sargasso Sea told from the perspective of Rochester’s unhappy West Indian bride. British playwright Polly Teale’s labyrinthine drama interweaves the demons haunting Jean with her fictional obsession to explore their toll on the writer’s stormy life. Alumnae Theatre Company is very proud to present the Canadian premiere of After Mrs. Rochester. More »
New Forces in French Design
The Faculty of Design at OCAD University, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Toronto, presents an intimate speaker series with leading French architects, designers and design writers. All events are free and open to the public (no registration required), and take place in OCAD University’s Auditorium.
Dominique Jakob and Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob+MacFarlane
Thursday, September 22, 6:30 p.m. More »
Whoa Music and This Girl Friday are proud to present Meghan Morrison’s new CD, We Are All Born Naked.
The CD officially launches at the Velvet Underground on September 28th at 8 pm.
Please message me for more information, interviews or to get on the media list for the launch.
We hope to see you there!!!
Lizzie Violet More »
Montreal theatre company, Coffeehouse Theatre, will be presenting a wildly hilarious comedy, “The Underpants”, adapted by Steve Martin and directed by Evan Harkai. This performance will be presented at the Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East. The dates for the performances are as followed: September 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 and 24. All shows will begin at 8PM with an additional 2PM matinee performance on the 23rd and 24th. More »
Steam Whistle is passionate about doing one thing really, really well leading to hosting events such as the UNSIGNED concert series (now in fourth year running). The September 30thshow hosted in the brewery’s Beer Hall will feature Bonjay’shigh-energy sound system of bass and soul, a stripped-down electro-shoegazePowers, and HotKid’sshake me, move me rock’n roll. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are only $5 at the door with all proceeds from ticket sales going back to the community through the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation. More »
Directed by Jackie Reem Salloum, Slingshot HipHop tells the stories of young Palestinians living in the West Bank, Gaza and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, these young people cross the borders that separate them through music. More »
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) and the Faculty of Art at OCAD University proudly present the works of the Jenin Freedom Theatre. Founded in 2006 by Arna Mer Khamis and her son Juliano Mer Khamis, the Freedom Theatre is located in the Jenin refugee camp in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. More »
OPEN REHEARSAL SEPTEMBER 21
The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir provides an opportunity to sing in Yiddish and other languages of the Jewish people, and meet a friendly group from around the world!
Conducted by Alexander Veprinsky, the historic choir invites new singers to join in its 86th season – a season that features Yiddish favorites, and a variety of songs in Hebrew, Ladino, English and other languages. Ability to read music is an asset but not required. More »
From September 30-October 7, 2011, TPFF will screen 24 films by Palestinian and international filmmakers. The festival will debut 11 Canadian premieres, 9 North American premieres and 3 Toronto premieres. “The stories of women feature prominently in this year’s selection of films,” stated festival programmer Dania Majid. More »
On Sept 13th, and through to Sept 18th, CORPUS will orchestrate a timeless ritual for your viewing pleasure. Juggling realism with pure fantasy, and contemporary dance with the Theatre of the Absurd, artistic director David Danzon promises to re-invent the holy matrimony in true CORPUS style.
Machina Nuptialis is staged in Casa Loma’s very unique Carriage Room with a stellar cast and a mysterious, rotating centre piece. Guests will be seated in the round and treated to a celebration like no other as three couples dance their way through the exhilarating sequence of events. More »
Fresh off a sold out run at the 2011 SummerWorks Festival, lemonTree creations continues to support collective creation, and in association with TheThem, is bringing the Toronto premiere of PEOPLE4CHANGE to Toronto’s historical Theatre Passe Muraille. More »
Rising hip-hop star Reema Major will headline the sixth annual urbanNOISE festival – a free, all-ages urban arts festival organized by young people in the Rexdale/Jamestown communities to inspire youth to stand up to violence.
The festival features a rich lineup of talent including Toronto steel pan masters Souls of Steel Orchestra, artists from Rexdale as well as a special guest performance by renowned, Grammy-winning beatboxer Scratch, from The Roots. urbanNOISE takes place Saturday, September 10 from 3pm – 8pm on the grounds of the Albion Library in the heart of Rexdale/Jamestown in North Etobicoke and is hosted by Jwyze (ex-Flow 93.5 FM host) and Brittney “Twix” Dixon.
This two-day event kicks off the day before (Friday, September 9) with a series of free urban arts workshops for youth in the area, inside the Albion Library from 5pm – 8pm. More »
Ahuri Theatre, in association with Why Not Theatre, announces the world premiere of A Fool’s Life, a fantastical tale of a family man coming undone, conceived and directed by Ahuri Theatre Artistic Director Dan Watson. Inspired by the life and work of celebrated Japanese writer Akutagawa Ryunosuke, regarded as the “father of the Japanese short story,” A Fool’s Life opens September 30 and runs to October 8 at The Theatre Centre, with a preview on September 29. The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre will also present a version of the play on September 23. More »
DanceWorks, Toronto’s longest-running contemporary dance series, is proud to present the world premiere of from thine eyes, co-produced by Signal Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts (NEPA). This dance-theatre work brings together two Aboriginal artists for the first time: Michael Greyeyes, Artistic Director of Signal Theatre (choreographer), and Yvette Nolan (writer), former Artistic Director of Native Earth. More »
World-renowned cellist Ofra Harnoy makes her long-awaited return to the concert stage for the opening of Mooredale Concerts’ 23rd season, Sunday, September 25, 3:15 p.m. at Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto.
She will appear with Mooredale’s artistic director, the equally celebrated Anton Kuerti, at the piano. Although they have long known and respected each other, this concert will mark their first-ever joint performance. Beginning with Bach’s famous Suite No. 3 for solo cello, the program will also feature Beethoven’s luminous Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69 and the deeply affecting Cello Sonata by César Franck – one of the works that helped propel her career to its summit. More »
3rd Annual Fix Our World Festival
Free Festival All Ages T.B. McQuesten Park Upper Wentworth by Limeridge Mall Sept 9, 10, 11
We are showcasing artists, musicians, workshops, interactive stations from people, groups, clubs, orgs, who are making a difference for Peace, Poverty, AIDS/Global Health, Environment.
Time: September 9, 2011 at 4pm to September 11, 2011 at 7pm
Location: T.B. McQuesten Park
Organized By: FixOurWorldCanada