Entertainment Beat

Neil McNeil Catholic High School presents 12 Angry Men tomorrow night. Sixteen actors, crew members and other volunteers have collectively contributed more than 1,500 hours in preparation for the play, under the direction of Lesley Anderson, with assistance from Maria Figueroa and sets and props built by Derek Radford with the help of the stage […]

Beach Arts Scene

Bernadette Wong will be showing her surreal landscapes at Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard St. E., from May 22 to June 9. The show is called With A Bang. Wong draws on childhood memories, recurring dreams and nightmares and world issues for inspiration, sculpting and texturing her acrylic paintings. She considers herself as a storyteller, […]

Guild show features affordable art

The Beach Guild of Fine Art is holding its annual spring show, Small Paintings for Small Spaces, from May 17 to 20 at the Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens. The show, which will include work from about 30 members of the Guild, features small-scale work with a maximum price of $250. Guild member Anna Clarey […]

Entertainment Beat

Now in its ninth year, Waterfront Blues, “Metro Toronto’s only genuine blues festival,” is bringing the best in Canadian and international blues to the Beach. The free festival will take over Woodbine Park from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. The main stage opens up Friday night at 7 p.m. with Jon Knight and […]

Two shows highlight East End high school art talent

As the jazz band picked up and more people streamed into the gallery at Todmorden Mills last Wednesday, art student Emilee DeSommer-Denis took a measure of the night’s success. “People are actually coming to us instead of watching the hockey game,” she said. “The Leafs aren’t going to win anyway, but I’m impressed.” Students at […]

Doors Open to Beach landmarks

Several local venues will be taking part in the 14th annual Doors Open on the weekend of May 25 and 26. The annual city-wide event gives the public an opportunity to visit over 150 architecturally or historically significant buildings that are normally off-limits,  opened only on a limited basis, or charge admission. In the East […]

Pegasus hosts screening of ‘A Whole Lott More’

Even on a small screen at Kingston Road United Church, Victor Buhler’s documentary A Whole Lott More had a big impact on the people gathered for a special screening on Thursday. Shot in Toledo, Ohio, the film tells the stories of three people with developmental disabilities—Wanda, Kevin and T.J.—who are struggling to find or keep […]

Charming elephant puts Beach artist in contest final

The trickiest part of drawing an elephant, says 11-year-old Beach artist Ella Cochrane, is the shape of their legs. But from trunk to tail, the elephant design she drew for a CHARM IT! charm bracelet contest looks spot on. Contest judges selected Ella’s design as one of 36 finalists, 13 of which will actually be […]

Arts Scene

Three founding members of the Beach Guild of Fine Arts – Shirley Jones, below left, Mary Cserepy, below centre, and Jennifer Cline, below right – will showcase their work through the month of May at the Beacher Café, 2162 Queen St. E. They will be hanging works depicting local scenes, figurative work, portraits, landscapes and florals. This […]

Entertainment Beat

The Ian White Band returns to the Free Times Café,  320  College St.,  on May 2 from 8 p.m. onwards. White will be performing songs from his most recent CD, Wonder Grows, as well as a few new songs. The Ian White Band consists of White on guitar and vocals, Aldo Missio on mandolin and […]