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Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto Christmas Market 2018

The magic of the Christmas season returns to Toronto, Nov. 15 to Dec. 23, with the 9th annual Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery Historic District. Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world, the festival features hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, stunning light canopies, family friendly entertainment, heated mulled wine, beer and hospitality gardens, and Santa and the elves, all in an atmosphere so romantic you can't help but fall in love with the holiday season all over again. Rediscover the magic of Christmas. Admission is free of charge on weekdays until Friday at 5pm. A not-for-profit organization, Toronto Christmas Market charges $6.00 admission on weekends starting at 5pm on Fridays. CHILDREN 2 AND UNDER ARE FREE. Although the Toronto Christmas Market is not active on Mondays, the shops and restaurants of the Distillery Historic District are open 7 days a week. . . Distillery District

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde’s enduring social satire, The Importance of Being Earnest, is a masterpiece of comedic misunderstandings and rebellion. Two sets of lovers search for an ultimate but uncertain truth, navigating life and love amongst themselves, family, friends, and society. Fast-paced, witty, and sometimes biting, this play abounds with hidden romance, mistaken identities, deceptions, and secrets.. Alumnae Theatre Company.

Cartooning and Character Design Workshop II

Cartooning and Character Design Workshop II - "Join us once again for a fun night of Cartooning and Character Design with artist Faez Alidousti! If you missed the previous workshop; don't worry! This one is also for beginners. There's no wrong time to become a cartoonist! No drawing experience required! During this workshop, Faez will build upon the previous lesson for creating a character using simple shapes and facial expressions. Continue your journey to becoming a cartooning expert. 

All materials and 1 drink ticket included (wine, coffee, or tea).

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Bone of the Moon

Bone of the Moon - Khosro Berahmandi Solo Exhibition - “Bone of the Moon” is the title of the most recent series of works by Khosro Berahmandi to be exhibited at Queen Gallery from October 17th to 27th. Expressing a visual aesthetic that is the hallmark of his work, Berahmandi remains faithful to his pictorial lexicon that put him in the forefront of contemporary artists. His intricate artwork continues to enthrall the public. The exhibition will offer two components. The first is a part of a creative process born in a moment of inspiration and imbued with the artists’ prolific imagination. The presence of geometric elements, animals and imaginary creatures, the recurrence of which, incidentally, is not fortuitous but rather the result of artistic licence allowing for the unobstructed confluence of the figurative with the abstract. The second part is inspired by the poetry of Forough Farrokhzad, one of the greatest modern Iranian poets. It is not surprising that the artist dedicates his latest series of works to this great figure of modern literature. Known for his refined aesthetic and perfectly controlled technique, Khosro Berahmandi is also renowned for his sensitivity to the written word, which, whether playful, lyrical, or transcendental, remains intrinsically linked to his art. This passion for the fine writing in general, and for poetry in particular, has always set his artistic expression apart from the banality of everyday life. This exhibition is both homage and solemn celebration of the disappearance of the Iranian poet whose verses continue to resonate and inspire. Finally, it should be noted that several works of the exhibition “Bone of the Moon” will be published this autumn by the Editions Noroît in the Book of Poetry of Forough Farrokhzad translated from the Persian by Bahman Sadighi. About the Artist: Khosro Berahmandi, Iranian-born painter, moved to Canada in 1983. He currently lives and works in Montreal. Graduate in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, as well as the University of Paris VIII, he has already participated in over thirty solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Recipient of several awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, he is engaged in various artistic projects exploring the relationship between his art and other forms of artistic expressions. Three art books on Khosro’s work have already been published by Maison d’édition Ketabe Iran Canada and by Les éditions du Noroît. RSVP: Queen Gallery. distillery district

Toronto Oktoberfest 2018

Toronto Oktoberfest 2018 presented by ERDINGER - Want to experience a traditional Oktoberfest celebration? Toronto’s Oktoberfest is the closest you’re going to get without hopping on a plane to Germany! Join thousands of others dressed in lederhosen and dirndls under a massive Bavarian-style Festhalle tent as we celebrate German culture. Food, beer, music, and a fun fair modelled after the original Munich event. Tickets starting at $20.00. #TOKT18, @tooktoberfest Please note, the Volksfest Carnival session is All Ages. All other sessions are 19+.. . downtown

Zagros- Neda Mirbagheri Solo Exhibition

Zagros- Neda Mirbagheri Solo Exhibition - "Zagros is a solo exhibition of the artist Neba Mirbagheri. The latest acrylic works are inspired by the Iranian tribal carpet, or Gabbeh, that are woven by the Qashqa’i tribe. The Qashqa’i tribe live in the mountain range of the same name; Zagros. Neda Mirbagheri is a Toronto-based artist. She was born in Iran and has lived in Southeast Asia prior to moving to Canada. She began her study of painting through private classes while in high school. Neda's passion is to paint. Her art education is mainly self-directed and she has attended in various painting workshops and classes to hone her painting skills in drawing and oil painting. Neda's style is inspired by a simple amalgamation of Persian Carpets and Gabbeh. She translates the traditional geometry of carpets to the modern abstract art. “There is no specific idea at the beginning… colors call to me to blend them and roll them on canvas. I paint as if I am weaving colors, inspired by my heart and mind and the canvas has the ultimate power to stop my thoughts until the time next time. It’s the colors call and the canvas’s cut!” - Neda Mirbagheri The Qashqa’i migrate like birds time to time to survive. They migrate in winter to warmer places and in spring they migrate back to the mountain skirt and the women begin weaving carpets in the fresh air. The traditional Qashqa’i women work hard and weave carpet, Gabbeh. They love, smile, and shear sheeps wool. A lot of unspoken words have been buried in their heart. Tons of challenges during moves with families and kids between mountain skirts in different seasons. Although they all are together, work, live and love, taking care of each other is a daily job. Despite in the real world, they are lost." Register online at: Queen Gallery.Queen Gallery

50/50 Juried Art Exhibition 2018

50/50 Annual Juried Art Exhibition - It’s always exciting and wonderful to celebrate the beginning of a being. We are only one step away from celebrating the end of our first decade of being part of the art world and community. Every year is different and every year we do our best to be better than the last year. We are delighted to invite you to celebrate Queen Gallery’s Ninth anniversary with the opening of our 50/50 Annual Juried Art Exhibition. All the artworks are 50 cm x 50 cm (20”x20”) and the show runs from August 1 to 18, 2018. We are honoured to have friends and patrons like you on this journey. Confirm your attendance : Queen Gallery. Queen Gallery

Block Printing Experiment Workshop

Block Printing Experiment Workshop - Block printing is the oldest type of printmaking with roots in Asia. During this workshop, we are going to experiment with a simplified and modern version of it! Using a carved material cover in ink to transfer an image onto a base (paper, fabric, or etc.). you will learn the basics of printmaking using styrofoam sheets, but printmaking can also be done on wood, linoleum, rubber, and many other materials. $40 per person. Reserve a spot at : Queen Gallery. Queen Gallery

Warriors' Day Parade 2018

The 97th Warriors' Day Parade - The 97th annual Warriors' Day Parade honouring our veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be held on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on August 18, 2018 at 10:30am. Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and First Responders will be on parade. All members of the public invited to view this spectacular event. The 2018 Warriors' Day Parade will be held in Commemoration of The 100th Anniversary of the end of WW I and the 70th Anniversary of the First ever UN Peacekeeping Mission – (UNTSO) United Nations Truce Supervision Organization. . Canadian National Exhibition