Art Scene

Artists and photographers from the Toronto Field Naturalists are displaying some of their works at the S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave., East York, now through Feb. 28. The show, called 10+ Nature Images, features works by Audrey Campbell, Anna Carr, Penny Fairburn, Gail Gregory, Heidi Holmes, Joanne Lynes, Nola McConnan, Kathy Paidock, […]

Art Scene

Beach artist Anna Clarey is having a solo exhibition of her recent vibrantly-coloured paintings at Essentia, 2180 Queen St. E., for the month of January. For more information visit annaclarey.com, or myessenetia.com. • Members of the Beach Guild of Fine Art are holding a special one-day exhibition and sale, Jan. 23, from 8 a.m. until […]

Entertainment Beat

Music for the Soul: Beach Jazz and Reflection continues its winter sessions with a performance by Lara Solnicki, Feb. 2, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Church, Queen and Silver Birch. Solnicki is a contemporary jazz singer, composer and poet whose musical talents have led her from classical music to opera, from jazz to improvised […]

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Beach/Leslieville photographer Frank Lemire is showing some of his photos from Ontario’s provincial parks at the Lazy Daisy Café, 1515 Gerrard St. E., now through Feb. 4. Called Provincial, the exhibition features many infrared photographs of this province’s natural treasures. “My family and I have been camping for many years,” Lemire said. “We’ve been to […]

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The Scarborough Players presents Neil Simon’s hilarious classic The Odd Couple, Jan. 10-12, 17-20 and 24-26, at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar are best of friends…when they are playing poker. When both get divorced and decide to share an apartment, their differences become apparent. Felix is a neat-freak, […]

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One of the most charming of the many holiday traditions this city has to offer has to be the annual performance by Puppetmongers, the brother and sister puppet masters Ann and David Powell. This year’s performance is a repeat of their hit Cinderella in Muddy York, a delightful adaptation of the Cinderella story set in […]

Art Scene

David Bowring will be having recent paintings from his Views Along the Danforth series, in the S. W. Walter Stewart Library auditorium, 170 Memorial Park Ave., now until Dec. 31. Bowring is a retired Anglican priest who has returned to his early love of painting. His subjects have included both secular and  religious subjects, and […]

Beach duo plus one release Beatle Ballads

Beach musicians Martin Gladstone and Frank Caruso, have just released their latest CD, Beatle Ballads, a tribute to the British quartet that revolutionized pop music when they burst onto the scene in the 1960s. Joining the duo on this recording is cellist Brenton Chan whose playing adds a world of authenticity to the arrangements. So […]

Try a Beach book for the holidays

In Milocz, her latest work of fiction, Beach writer Cordelia Strube has written her first comic novel, in the tradition of John Irving, where comedy and tragedy are so intertwined that the reader is caught off guard by both. The lead character, Milocz Krupanski, has changed his name to Milo Kruppi, a name that is […]