Beacher organizing a capella fest

Hot on the heels of popular television programs such as Glee, or The Sing Off, Beacher John-Michael Erlendson, is in the midst of organizing Toronto’s first-ever a capella music festival. SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival runs April 13 to 15 at Harbourfront Centre, and will feature three days of vocal performances by the cream of […]

Art

Gabriele Craig is an artist and art therapist in the Beach who teaches water colour painting through the Beaches Rec Centre. She and her students just finished the winter term and celebrated by holding a small exhibition of their work at Kew Cottage (the Gardener’s Cottage) on March 12. Visit Craig’s site at gabrielecraig.com. • […]

Entertainment

The Toronto Beach Chorale, under the direction of Mervin Fick, presents a special Good Friday concert “for light, peace and hope,” April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd. The  Chorale will be joined by a small orchestra for this program. The program includes three liturgical motets for women’s voices […]

Entertainment Beat (March 20)

In a glaring error uncharacteristic of this reporter, promotional information about the Malvern Dance Band’s performance at Beach United Church’s Jazz Vespers on March 3 was missed. This performance should have been mentioned in the February 21 edition of the Entertainment Beat, but for some reason was omitted. My sincere apologies go out to the […]

Art

Cobalt Gallery, 870 Kingston Rd., is hosting an exhibition called It’s the Small Things, March 7 to 25. Several artists will be taking part in this exhibition which will feature works no larger than 10 inches by 10 inches. This is the fourth exhibition with this theme, and each has been more successful than the […]

Entertainment

The Scarborough Players presents the third production of its historic 53rd season, The Innocent Eye Test, March 8-10, 15-18, and 22-24 at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. at Markham. Imagine you are a Canadian art dealer staying at a luxurious hotel in Tuscany when your briefcase gets accidently switched with that of a […]

Series follows amateur musical actors

Admit it – you’ve always wanted to be on Broadway. You watch shows like Mama Mia, or Chicago, or West Side Story, and say to yourself, ‘I’d love to do that!’ Well, for 21 ordinary Torontonians, that dream came true. They participated in Bravo’s original Canadian series, Way Off Broadway, and were part of a […]

Art

Beach artist Jennifer Cline has added a new dimension to her artistic output. It has always been a hobby of Cline’s to sketch musicians on stage at various venues in the Beach (I know, I have one of me performing!). She recently sent me copies of sketches she has completed for two local bands, New […]

Entertainment

Kingston Road United Church is holding a series of three family-focused concerts where the musicians will provide an interactive musical experience geared to engaging young people in the art and activity of music performance. This will be an excellent opportunity for families to get up close and personal with the musicians. As well, the plan […]

Art

The Beach Guild of Fine Arts (BGFA) is holding an exhibition of members’ works at The Beacher Café, 2162 Queen St. E. through the month of February. You can find out more about the BGFA by visiting its website at www.beachguildoffineart.com or email info@beachguildoffineart.com. • Zilberschmuck presents an eye-catching exhibit called Making a Spectacle of […]