Entertainment Beat for October 18

Kindling Collective, an independent theatre company in the East End, will be debuting their production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible October 28-30 at The Attic Arts Hub. The production brings new life to Miller’s classic story of the Salem witch trials which took place between 1692-93. The trio of recent George Brown Theatre School graduates […]

Painting  below of Yellow Flower Done by a student in my Special Needs Painting class. These students have done amazing paintings with the Shape Painting Method with no drawing. Painting on display at my annual Studio Show.

Beach Arts Scene for October 18, 2016

One of the original members of the Gerrard Art Space, Jyne Greenley, exhibits her paintings at the East End artist hub this month. Opening October 19, with a reception Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Stix & Stones is Greenley’s third solo show at Gerrard Art Space. Greenley, who uses material like […]


Paintings by Dana Boettger showing at Arts on Queen

There is still time to experience the rich, textured, thoughtful paintings of Dana Boettger, showing now at Arts on Queen. Boettger’s work often draws on themes like home and heartache, with attention in recent years to the treatment of Canada’s Indigenous, including the breaking of the land by settlers and the concept of Terra nullius, […]


Entertainment Beat for October 4, 2016

Now in their 58th season, the Scarborough Players’ fall season opens October 7 with Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, directed by Vivian Hisey. “Paul, if the honeymoon doesn’t work out, let’s not get divorced, let’s kill each other,” croons Corie, played by Jane Fonda, to her new husband, played by Robert Redford, in the […]

Nathalie Vachon

Beach Arts Scene for October 4, 2016

It’s time to start planning your route for the 23rd Annual Fall Beach Studio Tour. From Friday, Oct. 21 at Sunday, Oct. 23 the public is invited into the homes and studios of local Beach artists. A unique and inviting way to experience art, the tour showcases the paintings, photography, textiles, hand-woven fashion, accessories, jewelry, […]


The Two Fours share the stage with East End jammers

Beach-based electric and eclectic quartet The Two Fours are playing and hosting an open mic/jam session tomorrow, October 5 at The Peppery Cat. Playing from 8 to 11 p.m., The Two Fours will be joined by special guests Tequila Mockingbirds, plus jammers wanting to step up to sing and play. No cover. Fronted by longtime […]


A bookstore unique to the Beach

It probably comes as no surprise to those who live here that compared to all of the Book City stores in Toronto, the Beach location has always been a bit different. Consider, for example, the store’s children’s section. “In some neighbourhoods… you have a whole bunch of new parents and the store kind of grows […]