Music and art at Studio 888

Where there is music, there is art – and that’s certainly the case this month at Studio 888. The Queen East gallery is hosting a July Jazzfest Group Show July 13 to 30. Featuring all local Beach artists – Beverly Allen, Blair Drawson, Donna Gordon, Nina Hod, Joyce Nelson, Pat Leary, Liz Russ, Dianne Shelton, […]

Hope United Church continues Jazz Vespers Series

Hope United Church continues its Jazz Vespers Series, highlighting local jazz musicians or groups, on July 22 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. – a free early evening event open to all ages with refreshments provided. This time, saxophonist David Rubel takes the stage, joined by Patrick Hewan on piano and Rob McBride on upright bass. […]

Zed Head's Neil Chapman, left, and the Fogman rock it out in front of Gabby's. The 24th Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival was once again a great success, showcasing great jazz, blues, and rock artists. The streetfest, which took place July 26-28, attracted a great number of visitors as up to 50 bands lined up the sidewalks on Queen Street from Woodbine to Beach.

Beaches International Jazz Festival returns

It’s time for what some of us wait all year for – the 29th annual Beaches International Jazz Festival – and there are plenty of events planned leading up to the celebrated StreetFest at the end of July. Festivities start east this year, with the month-long music fest – the largest free jazz festival in […]

East End artists take on the “Fringe”

It is not surprising, considering the high-concentration of creatives in the ‘hood, that the East End is once again well-represented at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. Founded in 1989, the offbeat festival celebrates and elevates the “fringes” of the performing arts community, calling it “theatre by the people, for the people.” The 12-day artist-supporting event, […]

Summer Music in the Park Series

While Kew Gardens will be bopping on numerous occasions throughout the Beaches Jazz Festival, that’s not the only music that’s planned this year in the revamped park. The Beach Village BIA presents its 2017 Summer Music in the Park Series, free, select afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. in the plaza, featuring performers from across […]

Now playing: Deathtrap at Scarborough Village Theatre

Meg Gibson came of age on and behind the Scarborough Players stage – and she now makes her directorial debut at her home theatre with Ira Levin’s thriller Deathtrap, opening June 30 at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. The show – recommended for mature audiences – follows famous Broadway thriller writer Sidney Bruhl, […]