Beach artist Tanya Solonyka set for first solo show

Beach artist Tanya Solonyka swoops into her first solo show this Friday night. Solonyka’s striking, angular style has helped her strong, feminine portraits stand out at various group shows around the neighbourhood. With Night Circus, her first solo show, the mixed-media artist aims to complement her work with planned performances by an aerialist and a […]

Acoustic Harvest presents Dave Gunning

Maritimer and masterful songwriter Dave Gunning visits Robinson Hall April 1 as the latest folk offering from Acoustic Harvest. For over two decades Gunning has been sharing stories from his home province of Nova Scotia with delighted audiences across North America. A fixture on the folk circuit, he has earned a number of industry awards […]

New open mic show at Hirut Ethiopian Restaurant

Spend your Sunday afternoons with Nicola Vaughan at Hirut Ethiopian Restaurant’s family-friendly open mic session from 3 to 6 p.m. All ages are welcome for the cover-free event featuring a mix of music genres like folk, pop, country, R&B and jazz. On March 31 at 9 p.m., Carolyn Bennett hosts her latest comedy night featuring […]

East End artists sought to beautify Bell boxes

East End Arts is looking for two talented Crescent Town artists to paint two Bell equipment boxes in the neighbourhood this summer. Artists will be chosen by a community jury based on “their connection to the Crescent Town and Taylor-Massey area, experience painting on outdoor surfaces, concept of the mural, and a portfolio of past […]

Lara Solnicki returns to Beach United Church

Sultry songstress Lara Solnicki returns to Beach United Church for Jazz and Reflection April 1. Joined by Ted Quinlan on guitar and George Koller on bass, Solnicki’s smooth voice and musical accomplishment are sure to soothe the soul and channel blue skies with the theme “On a clear day you can see forever.” A graduate […]

Exploring the weight of William Kurelek’s legacy

This year is the 40th anniversary of the death of William Kurelek, who lived with his family at 175 Balsam Avenue. During the 1960s and ‘70s you could often find his artwork hanging in the homes of his neighbours. Some were gifts and others he bartered for services. My family lived across the road. We […]

Bowmore filmmakers selected as TIFF finalists

It’s an exciting day for Leigh Hannah and Julia Pizzirusso, both Grade 7 students at Bowmore Public School. TIFF announced in a news release this morning that both students have been selected as finalists in the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase, which celebrates young and talented filmmakers. Their short films, which include Hannah’s ‘Anxiety’ – […]

Vigils premieres at the Red Sandcastle Theatre

Soul Heroine Productions is staging the Canadian premiere of Vigils by Noah Haidle at the Red Sandcastle Theatre this month. Directed by Brian Kennington and stage managed by Jim Tooby, the show looks at the many layers of grief through a tragically humorous lens. Producer and actor Kathryn Aboya, who plays a woman beset by […]

It’s full steam ahead for this 2016 Winter Station

Those who were privy to last year’s Winter Stations displays at the beach may recall one particular structure heating up Woodbine Beach. The Steam Canoe project — created by OCAD University — was made to resemble an upside down canoe and incorporated solar tubes on one side, which were designed to turn snow into steam. […]

Bluffs Gallery exhibit examines motels of Kingston Road

Take a trip through the old motels of Kingston Road with No Vacancy, on now at the Scarborough Arts Bluffs Gallery. The well-received exhibition “examines the vibrant history of Kingston Road’s once-bustling motel strip and the evolving use of the seemingly desolate motel spaces today.” Curated by Alyssa Fearon, and featuring work by Sandra Brewster, […]