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Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.

YMCA: Emancipation Day Lunch and Learn With Cassel Miles

YMCA: Emancipation Day Lunch and Learn With Cassel Miles - Date: Friday, July 30 Time: 12-1 p.m. Location (link for virtual): Zoom meeting Join us Meeting ID: 946 6593 3615 Passcode: Ymca@J2021 The YMCA of Greater Toronto invites you to a lunch and learn with Cassel Miles, the creator of the one-person play Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour, to learn about the life and legacy of Josiah Henson. Hosted by the Black Experience Staff Advisory Committee at the Y, Miles will speak about Josiah's connection to Canada, why we celebrate Emancipation Day, and the history of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The event is open to the general public. . YMCA of Greater Toronto.

The Bud Light Wax Bar

The Bud Light Wax Bar - Hours: Saturday, July 17th 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Location: Aroma Waxing Clinic (588 Bloor St. W in Toronto) To help champion a #SmoothSummer, Bud Light is hosting a one-day pop-up experience, The Bud Light Wax Bar, at Aroma Waxing Clinic on Bloor Street, to celebrate what many are calling Vaxxed & Waxed season. We’ll be offering complimentary waxes for Torontonians to help kick-off their #SmoothSummer. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure you get there early to snag a spot. Expert Aroma Waxing Clinic Waxologists will be handling all personal care, and health and safety aspects of the pop-up.. .

Corona Canada Plastic Beachgoers

Corona Canada Plastic Beachgoers - When: Saturday June 19th – Sunday June 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST Where: Southeast corner of the Harbourfront – beside the Queens Quay Terminal Description: Corona Canada will be popping up at Toronto Harbourfront shocking locals with figures, named “Corona’s Plastic Beachgoers”. Made with plastics removed from Canadian shorelines, Corona’s Plastic Beachgoers embody our collective contribution to plastic pollution, bringing the topic of shoreline pollution to the forefront. By scanning a QR code found on the Beachgoers, visitors can sign up to participate in a shoreline cleanup lead by Corona, in partnership with Ocean Wise and one of its programs, The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. To learn more, visit:

Condo living in the time of Covid

act2studioWORKS presents Your Internet is Unstable: Life and Love in Lockdown - Condo living in the time of Covid. Zoom in on the residents of Lawfty Towers, where lockdown life tests their bandwidth. Written by the playwrights of ACT II STUDIO and directed by Vrenia Ivonoffski, Varda Shomrony, and Cathy Shilton. Three performances live on Zoom: Friday, June 18th @7:00 PM EDT / Saturday, June 19th @2:00 PM EDT / Saturday, June 19th @7:00 PM EDT Tickets are $15.00 (including fees) Tickets & Details: This is a live online performance. The zoom link will be sent to ticketholders 24 hours in advance of the performance. Inquiries: .

Positive Dance Experience

Positive Dance Experience and SickKids Foundation host a 100-person Virtual Dance-A-Thon - Positive Dance Experience and SickKids Foundation host a 100-person Virtual Dance-A-Thon Callbridge’s new video CONFERENCE is the dancer’s dream–the platform allows REAL/QUICK time movement for an authentic experience Saturday February 13, 2021, Toronto ON (1:00PM-5:00PM)– Positive Dance Studio, Callbridge and SickKids Foundation introduce a new kind of dance party on a platform allowing participants to dance with as many as 100 people in quick, real time -- annoying lag-time and sound is not an issue for this four-hour dance party. This is opportunity for participants to enjoy and experience video conferencing technology at its finest. When: Saturday February 13th from 1PM-5PM – 4 hours of dancing Who: Eight Competitive Dance Members from the Positive Dance Team and celebrity appearances include: • Janet and Sky Castillo from the TV show ""Work It"", • Findley McConnell who is currently dancing with Tate McRae • And also: Natalie Poirier, Hollywood Jade, Michita Rivera How: Sign up here • Invite ALL your friends and family (we are only offering 100 spots) to join by video • Now, put on your best dance party outfit and get ready to dance on Saturday Why the dance-a-thon? Chelsea Robinson (Owner and Operator of Positive Dance Studio), started the dance party initiative on behalf of Positive Dance Experience on January 18 lasting until January 22nd with the purpose of getting people moving and spreading positivity during the ""Blue Monday"" day and making the ""positive vibes"" last the entire week. It was then that the concept of dance party went one step further to offer a Mini Dance-A-Thon to continue our mission to promote movement and positivity but add the fundraising for SickKids Foundation as a way for our dance kids to give back to their community. About Positively Dance At Positive Dance Experience, our Recreational and Competitive Dance Classes are geared towards having confidence first and technique second. We want our dancers to be having fun, all while learning new skills that dancers can transfer to their everyday lives. Our goals are to provide the opportunity for an individual to express themselves creatively and achieve new goals. We as professional instructors will challenge each student to reach their personal potential. About Callbridge and iotum: A leader in teleconferencing and group communications, iotum builds cutting-edge products to enhance remote collaboration for organizations of any size. Callbridge is a video and audio-conferencing solution built on cutting edge secure technology, suitable for businesses of all sizes, anywhere in the world. . Tory Crowder.

The Alumnae Theatre's New Ideas Festival 2020

32nd Annual New Ideas Festival 2020 Premiering new short plays! Produced by Stacy Halloran, Carrie Villeneuve & Stefani Pockaj March 11 - 29, 2020, in the Studio Theatre (evenings: 8:00 pm/matinees: 2:00pm) Tickets $15 The New Ideas Festival is Alumnae’s annual juried festival and features an exciting line-up of new short plays! Witness theatrical history with premieres of dramatic and comedic writings from both emerging and experienced theatre artists. At 32, we’re still new! NIF 2020! · 3 Weeks! · 14 Fabulous Plays! Week 1 March 11–15, 2020 in the Studio A program of 4 short plays: · Just in Love · Remember Him Chasing Squirrels · Speed Dating Night at the Bull and Bell · The Curious Case of Jockstrap Malone Week 2 March 18–22, 2020 in the Studio A program of 5 short plays: · Alpha Betty · Laundry Cycles · Motherhood · Platypus · The Unholy Estate of Matrimony Week 3 March 25–29, 2020 in the Studio A program of 5 short plays: · Another Day · A Sigh or a Wish · Lizard Season · Lost Season · The Equivalent of Sensation Accessibility The Festival is held in Alumnae Theatre’s 3rd floor walk-up studio, which is not currently wheelchair accessible. Alumnae Theatre Company 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario 416-364-4170 Email: . . 70 Berkeley Street

Joy City Art Nexus

Joy City Art Nexus (JCAN) is a social art community for artists and art lovers. Our group helps solve the ever increasing need of emerging artists/singers/musicians in networking, promoting and creating collaborative art projects. Our goal is to create meet-ups where artists and art lovers can share and discover new art works from paintings to whatever you could name art. We will create, participate and cover events together with the help of our official partner Queen Gallery. If you are an art enthusiast, a creative with an interest in a career in arts, an artist, a curator, a musician, filmmaker, art-lover, or if you are interested in supporting artistic activities, please join JCAN. We are looking forward to learning more about your art, your passion and your creative mind. This event will be an opportunity for us to introduce our plans for 2020, including but not limited to art exhibitions, performances, and artist residencies. A detailed plan of the event will be shared with you (if you have RSVPed) prior to December 21st, 2019. Please RSVP now to hear more about the event. For further questions please email: ***THIS EVENT IS NOT HELD AT QUEEN GALLERY.*** . . downtown

A Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote

Alumnae Theatre Company is proud to present THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL By Horton Foote Directed by Brenda Darling January 17 – February 1, 2020 Eighty-year old Carrie Watts is hilarious and crafty, frail and unexpectedly tough. Having spent her twilight years with her son and abusive wife, she plans her getaway to Bountiful, her increasingly idealized hometown. This multi - award winning story has won acclaim on Broadway, in film and as a TV Movie. It'll break your heart and bring you to laughter." Fri. January 17th - 8pm Opening Sat. Jan 18th – 7pm – Charity Night (Proceeds to Senior’s Charities) Sun. Jan 19th – 2pm - Pay what you can (in person sales only) Wed. Jan 22nd – 2-for-1 tickets –Artists Appreciation Night (All are welcome) Thurs. Jan 23rd - 8pm Fri. Jan 24th- 8pm Sat. Jan 25th 8pm Sun. Jan 26th – 2pm Pay what you can (In person sales only) Wed. Jan. 29th -2-for-1 tickets - Neighbourhood Night Out (All are welcome) Thu. Jan 30th - 8pm Fri. Jan 31st, 8pm Sat. Feb 1st, - Closing night TICKETS AT Or call 416-364-4170 ext. 1 (Please state your full name and phone number) 70 Berkeley Street, TORONTO, ON M5A 2W6. WWW.ALUMNAETHEATRE.COM . .70 Berkeley Street

50/50 Juried Art Exhibition

For the past few years, Queen Gallery has been celebrating its birthday on the opening of the 50/50 Juried Art Exhibition. This exhibition has become a part of Queen Gallery’s identity, a celebration of talent, originality, and command of techniques in 50 cm by 50 cm artworks. Due to unforeseen circumstances our August exhibition which would have celebrated the 10th birthday of Queen Gallery was postponed, however, we are proud to announce that the 50/50 Juried Art Exhibition will be on display at Queen Gallery in December (4-14th). Join us on December 4 for the opening reception of 50/50 Juried Art Exhibition. . . Queen Gallery