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Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.

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

Elf on the Shelf Mascot Tour

Admission: Free Location, Date and Time: • Saturday, November 16th – Dufferin Mall / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm What: Toys"R"Us will hold, in partnership with Elf on the Shelf, a scavenger hunt and interactive in-store contest for a chance to win an Elf on the Shelf prize pack. Customers will have the chance to locate seven hidden Elf Scout photos hidden throughout the store to reveal a special message from Santa! Website: Contact information: Samiha Fariha Samiha Fariha. Dufferin Mall

Music Night with Jessica Chaikowsky

Jazz performance at Queen Gallery with Jessica Chaikowsky! About this Event Whether with 18-piece big bands, trios or somewhere in between, Jessica’s love and passion for jazz standards can’t help but shine through. Her contagious smile and warm voice carry audiences along on a journey through various songbooks of familiar tunes. She brings some extraordinary talent with her to Queen Gallery, Juno nominees Don Scott on guitar and Michael Herring on upright bass. Space is limited for this event; make sure to purchase your tickets before we're sold out! Seating is first come, first served :) A complimentary glass of wine on arrival is included. Door opens at 6: 45 PM More information: . .Queen Gallery

Perspective: through the eye of the beholder

Queen Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by the incredibly talented Kathryn Kirkpatrick. “Perspective: through the eye of the beholder” is an exhibition of realist paintings narrating the nuanced perspective of the artist and her unique perception of the world around her. Kathryn Kirkpatrick is a visual artist and practicing litigation lawyer, with formal educational background in ballet, visual art, teaching and law. Kathryn uses art as a form of communication: of ideas, images, experiences, reactions and moments in time. Using simple lines and monochromatic images, Kathryn explores the complex relationships between art, language and societal constructs. Kathryn’s work has been exhibited in numerous shows in Canada and NYC. “As an artist, I can control (at least to some degree) what the viewer sees and when, but I cannot control how the viewer sees or perceives the work. Perception is influenced by a myriad of factors: it is entirely subjective and contextual, and determines one’s perspective. While I choose to depict an image according to my perspective, the viewer will only ever truly see it, and perceive it, through his/her own individual perspective. Essentially, “art” is in the visual and intellectual eye of the beholder.” – Kathryn Kirkpatrick Join us for the exhibition opening reception on November 13, 7 - 9 pm. Kathryn will join us to discuss her artistic journey, technique and her artworks. . .downtown

LEGO Frankenstein’s Monster Make & Take

Description: Children of all ages will be invited to help Dr. Frankenstein bring his monster to life. Across all Toys“R”Us stores in Canada, guests will have the opportunity to build their very own LEGO® creation – Frankenstein’s Monster. PLUS! Each registered child will get a special LEGO®. Hidden Side Halloween Bag that glows in the dark! The event is open to R Club members only. To qualify for the event, please register as an R Club member by October 21. To sign up for an R Club membership or to learn about the membership, visit the Toys""R”U website here: WHEN: Saturday, October 26 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Toys""R""Us Canada All stores Website: Samiha Fariha Torchia Communications Office: 416-341-9929 ext. 224 / Cell: 647-268-6687 Alex Wu Torchia Communications 416-341-9929 ext. 239. Alex Wu.

Be the Ultimate Brawler!

This Saturday October 12, join the battle and play against other Bakugan brawlers at your local Toys”R”Us store. Each participant will receive a FREE* Bakugan Poster and could also enter for a chance to win** a SUPER RARE Bakugan Starter Pack. *Max. 50 per store. Parental supervision required at all times. **Enter in-store during event times for a chance to win. Must be 13 years of age or older. Full rules & regulations available in-store upon entry. Locations: Toys”R”Us Canada Toronto (900 Dufferin St) *Event happening at most Toys”R”Us locations throughout Ontario. Admission: Free Website: Contact information: Samiha Fariha Samiha Fariha. 900 Dufferin St