Two Islands Weekend is a Summer Camp for Adults
As may be the case for many working parents of young children, Danielle Goldfinger occasionally longs for the youthful freedom that went hand-in-hand with the summer vacations of her school-aged past—particularly the joy of spending time outdoors surrounded by friends. For her, the place that consistently offered that seasonal freedom was camp.
“These were the best times of my life, and I think about camp often,” Goldfinger says, explaining that she loved the opportunity to have some independence away from home. “It was just amazing to be able to literally spend every minute with friends.”
Now, as a responsible adult with a job as an event coordinator with The Stop Community Food Centre, Goldfinger, who attended Camp Shalom, Camp Solelim, and Camp Northland, wants to recreate that experience.
It was with this in mind that she created the Two Islands Weekend summer camp for adults. The first-ever session will be held from September 6 to 8, at Haliburton’s Camp Timberlane, located on Lake of Two Islands.
TUFF Turns Every Subway Wait Into a Filmgoing Opportunity
As if TIFF wasn’t enough, Torontonians will be able to enjoy movies when they venture into subway stations. Starting on Friday, the seventh-annual Toronto Urban Film Festival will begin to show silent short films, each roughly a minute in length, on over 290 Pattison Onestop screens throughout the subway system. (Onestop screens are those ceiling-mounted HDTV-like displays that show headlines, ads, and train arrival times.) The movies will run every ten minutes at most stations, and they’ll play uninterrupted at Yonge-Bloor, St. Andrew, and Dundas stations.
AN TE SOCIAL
Artist An Te hosts an extravagant opening party, AN TE SOCIAL (search #ANTESOCIAL on Twitter), for his new installation and “intervention” at the Gardiner Museum, entitled MONO NO MA. Unlimited Steam Whistle beer, Barefoot bubbly, and à la Carte Kitchen appetizers will be flowing freely, while DJ John Kong will be providing “beats and vibes.”
Banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone, who’s been called “the Yo Yo Ma of banjo” by the Globe and Mail, is currently based in Boulder, Colorado, but Toronto is his hometown. Stone is touring his new album The Other Side of the Air, which explores his chosen instrument’s roots in West Africa and classical music; he’ll demonstrate these influences at his Music Gallery performance.
YLMC’s Kubrick II: A Clockwork Orange
The folks at Young Lions Music Club (YLMC) go all out with their themed parties, and Kubrick II: A Clockwork Orange looks to be a wicked good time. Sweet Thing singer Owen Carrier plays Alex, with members of the Unit 102 Actors Company as his droogs; Weaves plays a live set; and Cookie Duster’s Brendan Canning will be spinning.