Acoustic Harvest presents The Marigolds, June 2, at 8 p.m., at 1512 Kingston Rd. (St. Nicholas Church).  Consisting of Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick and Caitlin Hanford, The Marigolds “pack a diverse repertoire with a winning delivery.” The group’s second CD, That’s the State I’m In, contains 14 original tunes, and was nominated for a JUNO […]

Painter embraces artist life

What does it take to call yourself an artist? For painter and Beach Guild of Fine Art (BGFA) member Marlene Pape it took the encouragement of others to convince her that her work was indeed art, and that she was indeed an artist. “I’m still shocked when people say how amazed they are about my […]


Beach photographer Janice Hardacre is having an exhibition of her photography called Down by the Boardwalk, at the Taylor Memorial Library, 1440 Kingston Rd. near Warden, for the month of May. “Along the eastern part of the Martin Goodman Trail, down by the boardwalk, I tried to capture a moment suspended in time with these […]


Red, Whyte & Tollar, the jazz trio consisting of vocalists Carin Redman (former co-owner of Ten Feet Tall), Thyron Lee Whyte and Yvette Tollar, will be appearing at Castro’s Lounge, 2116 Queen St. E., on May 20 from 4 to 7 p.m.. Accompanying the trio will be pianist Mark Kieswetter and bassist Ron MacIntyre. There […]

Beach singer releases debut album

With her jarring opening chord, Heather Hill asks the demanding question: “How long it will be before you’re gone?” This track marks a strong start to Hill’s debut CD Leuty Station. This Beach singer-songwriter is not shy at all in her approach to her music. Arrangements are full of instrumentation, including a lush string section […]

Multiple Beach authors release books in multiple forms

Beach author and cat lover Penel J. Smith has just self-published a children’s book for which she also did the drawings. Hugo and Fluffy Tales is told from the point of view of Smith’s two cats of the same names. It traces their time together from when the kitten, Fluffy, first appeared as part of […]


Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute’s arts department is presenting a gender-flipped version of the comedy The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon, May 3 and 4, at 7 p.m., in the school’s auditorium, 3663 Danforth Ave. The Odd Couple – Female Version, tells the story of Florence Unger, better know as Flo or Flosy, an uptight neurotic. […]


In the April 17 Beach Arts Scene we mistakenly reported the date for the opening reception of Bryan Wilcox’s exhibition of architectural photography (wilcoxcameraart.com) at Open Architects, 454 Kingston Rd. It is actually on May 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information call Open Architects at 416-694-0008, or visit openarchitects.ca. • Don’t forget […]

Potter preparing for annual Spring Studio Tour

Barbara Banfield’s studio is in the basement of her stunning home at 92 Pine Crescent…yes, the red brick street. There she creates unique and artistic pieces out of clay and porcelain, most on a traditional potter’s wheel which takes up much of her laundry space. “I retreat here in the winter,” Banfield said of her […]


Out There with Melissa DiMarco is already into its seventh season of bringing viewers a unique blend of comedy and celebrity interactions. The plot of the show has Melissa as an entertainment journalist always on the look out for her next celebrity interview. It’s part scripted and part ad lib. Over coming episodes DiMarco will […]