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Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.


Rabba We Want Peace Concert

Rabba Presents We Want Peace Concert Celebrating World Refugee Day - Fundraising concert spearheaded by former child soldier turned acclaimed recording artist Emmanuel Jal, who has brought together an outstanding lineup of guest artists including, Nelly Furtado, Faarrow, Love Peace & Harmony Ensemble and Vibe the Tribe. The night is set to celebrate World Refugee Day and the incredible talent and resilience in the hearts of refugees and immigrants. All ticket proceeds will be donated to partner charities which provide support and education to those displaced by war, conflict and poverty: Gua Africa, Love Peace Harmony Foundation and Matthew House Refugees Centre.. . downtown

Toronto Craft Beer Festival 2017

Toronto Craft Beer Festival - Join us June Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24 to celebrate independent craft brewers at the second annual Toronto Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy a wide variety of finely made craft beers and ciders, along with delicious food, fun games and activities, and non-stop live music. New this year, the festival is moving to the beautiful West Island of Ontario Place. The Toronto Craft Beer Festival wants to help Second Harvest provide 10,000 healthy, fresh meals to those in need. Last year, a portion of ticket sales was used to donate $5,000 to Second Harvest. Help us beat that this year! Please note, this is a 19+ event. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit tcbf.ca. . .Ontario Place

Baskin-Robbins Polar Pizza for the People

Polar Pizza for the People - Baskin-Robbins Canada's first pop-up food truck is set to hit the streets of the GTA from May 19-21. The pop-up truck will be serving free slices of their famous Polar Pizza to celebrate National Pizza Party Day (May 19) and the Victoria Day long weekend. If you are interested in visiting us at one of our stops, grab your friends and family, and join in on the fun! The truck will stop at these following locations: Friday May 19, 2017 1pm – Kensington Market – 195 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON 2:45pm – Dundas Square – 1 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON 4:30pm – Yonge St and Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON 6:15pm – Trinity Bellwoods Park – 790 Queen St W, Toronto, ON 7:45pm – Liberty village – 30 Jefferson Ave, Toronto, ON Saturday May 20, 2017 1pm – Gore Park – 46 King Street West, Hamilton, ON 3:05pm – Burlington Waterfront – 1340 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON 5:15pm – Mississauga Celebration Square – 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON 7:00pm – Gage Park – 45 Main St S, Brampton, ON 8:30pm – Chinguagousy Park – 9050 Bramalea Rd, Brampton, ON Sunday May 21, 2017 4:00pm – Ashbridges Bay – 1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON 5:30pm – Kew Gardens (Beach Park) – 2075 Queen St E, Toronto, ON 7:15pm – Bay Ridges Kinsmen Park – 705 Sandy Beach Rd, Pickering, ON Note: These times are approximations and are subject to change. . Travon Smith. 195 Baldwin St

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Massey Hall, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony returns with four incredible inductees, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Beau Dommage and Stéphane Venne. The bilingual ceremony will feature remarkable tributes and performances from sought after Canadian artists framed with breathtaking music, moving stories and stunning visuals.. Andrew Myers.Massey Hall

Poetry & music night

Poetry & music night - We are pleased to announce our new series of monthly Poetry & Music nights, our second event will be on Thursday May 18th, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Queen Gallery. Join us every third Thursday of the month for an open stage night of music and poetry. Bring your poetry, music, and/or friends, and enjoy a fun night out at our lovely gallery. We welcome any style of poetry and music in any language. As long as it is acoustic music. The entrance fee is $5 cash donation at the door. Thursday May 18th, 2017 Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East, Toronto Doors open and sign up: 7:00 pm Start: 7:30 pm. Koosha. 382 Queen Street East

Laughing Workshop with Lynn Himmelman

Laughing Workshop with Lynn Himmelman - Arrive at 6:45pm to journey with Lynn Himmelman as she invites you to reconsider your relationship with laughter. For the past 13 years Lynn has been helping people heal and process their lives through laughter. Through her practice as a Laughter Yoga Leader and Trainer, Lynn has helped countless people move from stress and suffering to meet life joyfully. Lynn will lead you through several exercises and also share about the role that laughter has played in her own life. This complimentary pre-show workshop offers audiences the opportunity to further explore The Clean House’s themes of healing and the power of comedy. Admission is free! Location: The Alumnae Theatre 70 Berkeley Street Toronto, Ontario M5A 2W6 . . 70 Berkeley Street

The Alumnae Theatre: The Clean House

The Alumnae Theatre Presents: The Clean House - Alumnae Theatre Company’s 99th season will close with Sarah Ruhl’s Pulitzer Prize finalist play The Clean House, running April 7 – 22. Directed by Ali Joy Richardson, The Clean House is beloved Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl at her best. After the unusual death of her parents, aspiring comedian Matilde moves from Brazil to Connecticut to clean the house of married doctors. When the husband falls in love with a patient, the household is thrown into a messy (and sometimes magical) whirlwind of hilarity and heartache. A finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Clean House is a fearlessly honest and wildly funny look at class, comedy and the nature of love. “Ruhl has combined the fast-paced drama of telenovelas and the visual delight of magic realism with her own distinctly funny and poetic style. In rehearsal, we dissolve into laughter only to be choked-up by the very next line,” says Director Ali Joy Richardson. The Clean House is produced by Laura Jabalee Johnston and features Andrea Irwin, Lilia Leon, Marina Moreira, Neil Silcox, and Annemieke Wade. Alumnae’s main stage will be transformed into the immaculate Connecticut house by set designer Orly Zebak and production manager/lighting designer Steph Raposo, in collaboration with stage manager Lizz Armstrong and assistant director Nevada Banks. Daina Valiulis and Helen Monroe return to Alumnae to design costumes and props, respectively. Nicholas Potter works his magic as sound designer and Sam Gaetz composes and coaches an original romantic duet for two of the characters. THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl – April 7-22, 2017 Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street (at Adelaide) Performances: Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm Post-show talkback: Sunday, April 9 following 2pm show Pre-show event “Laughter Yoga”: Thursday, April 20 at 6:45pm Tickets: Wednesdays 2-for-1, Thursdays - Saturdays $20, Sundays PWYC Purchase online (alumnaetheatre.com) or reserve in advance and pay cash at the door. Box Office does not accept credit or debit cards for in-person sales. Alumnae Theatre Company’s 99th season will close with Sarah Ruhl’s Pulitzer Prize finalist play The Clean House, running April 7 – 22. Directed by Ali Joy Richardson, The Clean House is beloved Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl at her best. After the unusual death of her parents, aspiring comedian Matilde moves from Brazil to Connecticut to clean the house of married doctors. When the husband falls in love with a patient, the household is thrown into a messy (and sometimes magical) whirlwind of hilarity and heartache. A finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Clean House is a fearlessly honest and wildly funny look at class, comedy and the nature of love. “Ruhl has combined the fast-paced drama of telenovelas and the visual delight of magic realism with her own distinctly funny and poetic style. In rehearsal, we dissolve into laughter only to be choked-up by the very next line,” says Director Ali Joy Richardson. The Clean House is produced by Laura Jabalee Johnston and features Andrea Irwin, Lilia Leon, Marina Moreira, Neil Silcox, and Annemieke Wade. Alumnae’s main stage will be transformed into the immaculate Connecticut house by set designer Orly Zebak and production manager/lighting designer Steph Raposo, in collaboration with stage manager Lizz Armstrong and assistant director Nevada Banks. Daina Valiulis and Helen Monroe return to Alumnae to design costumes and props, respectively. Nicholas Potter works his magic as sound designer and Sam Gaetz composes and coaches an original romantic duet for two of the characters. THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl – April 7-22, 2017 Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street (at Adelaide) Performances: Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm Post-show talkback: Sunday, April 9 following 2pm show Pre-show event “Laughter Yoga”: Thursday, April 20 at 6:45pm Tickets: Wednesdays 2-for-1, Thursdays - Saturdays $20, Sundays PWYC Purchase online (alumnaetheatre.com) or reserve in advance and pay cash at the door. Box Office does not accept credit or debit cards for in-person sales. Alumnae Theatre Company’s 99th season will close with Sarah Ruhl’s Pulitzer Prize finalist play The Clean House, running April 7 – 22. Directed by Ali Joy Richardson, The Clean House is beloved Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl at her best. After the unusual death of her parents, aspiring comedian Matilde moves from Brazil to Connecticut to clean the house of married doctors. When the husband falls in love with a patient, the household is thrown into a messy (and sometimes magical) whirlwind of hilarity and heartache. A finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Clean House is a fearlessly honest and wildly funny look at class, comedy and the nature of love. “Ruhl has combined the fast-paced drama of telenovelas and the visual delight of magic realism with her own distinctly funny and poetic style. In rehearsal, we dissolve into laughter only to be choked-up by the very next line,” says Director Ali Joy Richardson. The Clean House is produced by Laura Jabalee Johnston and features Andrea Irwin, Lilia Leon, Marina Moreira, Neil Silcox, and Annemieke Wade. Alumnae’s main stage will be transformed into the immaculate Connecticut house by set designer Orly Zebak and production manager/lighting designer Steph Raposo, in collaboration with stage manager Lizz Armstrong and assistant director Nevada Banks. Daina Valiulis and Helen Monroe return to Alumnae to design costumes and props, respectively. Nicholas Potter works his magic as sound designer and Sam Gaetz composes and coaches an original romantic duet for two of the characters. THE CLEAN HOUSE by Sarah Ruhl – April 7-22, 2017 Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street (at Adelaide) Performances: Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm Post-show talkback: Sunday, April 9 following 2pm show Pre-show event “Laughter Yoga”: Thursday, April 20 at 6:45pm Tickets: Wednesdays 2-for-1, Thursdays - Saturdays $20, Sundays PWYC Purchase online (alumnaetheatre.com) or reserve in advance and pay cash at the door. Box Office does not accept credit or debit cards for in-person sales. . .70 Berkeley Street

Baskin-Robbins North York Community Celebration

Baskin-Robbins and North York community celebrate new franchisee - Baskin-Robbins will host a community celebration at its 1448 Lawrence Ave location on Saturday April 1, to celebrate its customers and introduce its new franchisee, Pan Ho, to the community. To mark the occasion, the store will offer Buy One, Get One junior scoop free from 12pm to 4pm for walk-in guests, along with activities for the whole family. WHAT: Community party with entertainment, and promotions for the whole family WHO: Everyone is invited! WHEN: Saturday, April 1 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Baskin-Robbins Canada 1448 Lawrence Ave East, North York, ON M4A 2V6Travon Smith 1448 Lawrence Ave East

Reception Norouz Group Show 2017

Queen Gallery is delighted to host our annual NOROUZ Group Show to celebrate the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. 


Exhibition: March 14 – 24, 2017.  Tuesday to Saturday 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Reception: Wednesday, March 15. 7pm to 9pm

 Norouz, meaning “New Day” in Persian, is the traditional celebration of the New Year  in many parts of the world, including Iran, Turkey, parts of Central Asia, South Asia, Northwestern China, the Crimea and some ethnic groups in Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia. 

 In these troubled times we welcome you to celebrate multiculturalism and art with us! downtown