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, […]

Take a peek inside Snider’s studio

Don Snider’s house might not be in your budget, but how about some of his art? The lifelong Beach resident – who volunteered on the Beach Metro News board for 22 years – is selling his home on Meadowcliffe Drive. And the same day he is hosting an open house, he is hosting his annual […]

Free film festival showcases the female eye

The 15th anniversary of the Female Eye Film Festival takes place June 20-25 in the Beach – and your eye is requested. The competitive film festival is a showcase for Canadian and international independent women filmmakers and features films from around the globe. Some of this year’s film highlights include Werewolf, directed by Ashley McKenzie, […]

The hottest ticket in town

It’s 6 o’clock on a Monday when the regular crowd shuffles in: they’re all in the mood for a melody and you’ve got us feeling alright. The sound check has been going on for an hour. The band was so concerned about their sound they brought along their own PA system – even though we […]

East End artists collaborate in charity art show

Members of the Beach Guild of Fine Art and other artists from the Toronto East arts community help to fill the ranks of Central Connection, a group of established and emerging artists that have been painting together for over 25 years. This weekend, join 15 of the group’s members at The Central Connection Art Show […]

Minimalism and bold colours combine at Studio 888

Studio 888 shows paintings from local artists Bev Quinn and Sheila Thompson this month, with an opening reception Thursday, June 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The artists write that Between the layers: stories in paint and fibre offers two very different and yet complementary styles – Quinn’s minimalist abstractions in white and black contrast […]

Pick up a book with #IndigenousReads

June is Indigenous Book Club Month, a month devoted to discovering, reading and supporting the work of Indigenous writers in Canada. Using the hashtag #IndigenousReads for online discussion, the month-long book club encourages reconciliation by increasing Canadians’ understanding of Indigenous issues, cultures, and history. Some of the books recommended include Birdie by Tracey Lindberg, The […]