Entertainment Beat

Dale K. Jones is pleased to invite everyone out to her first gig in awhile. It will be at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1/42, Baron Byng, 243 Coxwell Ave., on Sept. 29, starting at 8:30 p.m. Joining Jones will be Steve Didunyk on keyboards and Geoff Hlibka on guitar. After several years building a […]

Art

Jennifer Smithwell and Shelly Cinnamon, two well-known Beach artists, are holding their sixth annual Summer In September Art Show and Sale, Sept. 14 to 16, at Kew Cottage (the Gardener’s Cottage), 30 Lee Ave., in Kew Gardens. There will be art for all budgets: original works, prints, Beach shirts and more. Some of the profits […]

Entertainment

Top Shelf Comedy is a new comedy show right here in the Beach. The first show took place Aug. 17 – too late for us to cover or promote it. But the next show is happening Sept. 21, at 8:30 p.m. at St. Louis Bar and Grill, 1963 Queen St. E. The brainchild of local […]

Two East End girls catch a break in TIFF film

Two Beach area actors have roles in the movie Foxfire, which will make its debut at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). They are Raven Adamson and Claire Mazerolle. Foxfire is a remake of a 1996 film of the same name, which helped launch the career of Angelina Jolie. Based on a novel by […]

BBC gets coffee table treatment

Kevin McConnell is an elementary school teacher, and 35-year member of the Balmy Beach Club (BBC) who has lived in “the Beaches (there are more than one, you know)” since 1970.  As a favour to BBC President and Club Historian, Ken Bingham, McConnell scanned more than 13,000 historical items having to do with the club […]

Art

Beach artist Marita Engel is having a special exhibition of her paintings, called Healing Through Art, at the Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Rd., now through Sept. 18. This exhibit will show new and old paintings done over the last 30 years of the artist’s career. “Art is a spiritual thing,” says Engel. “It has a […]

Entertainment

Joanne Clayton called to update me on the September line-up at Relish Bar & Grill (2152 Danforth Ave.) Relish is a popular place for up-and-coming singer songwriters to play with its New Music Night every Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. On September 1 Marc Sepic takes the stage, followed by Andy Griffiths on Sept. […]

Beacher’s band shines on live recording

The good thing about live recordings is that they often give the musicians in the band a chance to shine. In the case of Jeanine Mackie’s latest CD, Live at the Drake, this is more than evident, and it’s what will have you listening to this recording over and over. Mackie has assembled (assembled might […]

Entertainment Beat

Jazz vocalist Brenda Carol will be appearing at Morgan’s on the Danforth, 1282 Danforth Ave., just east of Greenwood, July 29, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Joining Carol will be pianist Stephen Gardner and jazz flutist Bill McBirnie. For more information visit brendacarol.com. For more information about the gig call Morgan’s at 416-461-3020. • The Children’s Peace […]