The Drake by the Lake inn and restaurant will be opening in Prince Edward County later this summer. If you’re not sure you’ll be able to make the trip out there, never fear: the staff at the Drake One Fifty (itself just recently opened) are bringing the inn’s planned menu and its head chef, Matt Demille, to you. There’ll be an á la carte pop-up dinner at the downtown location this evening. Reservations are recommended (but not required).
Dawn Whitwell has a really strong lineup of some of Torontoist‘s favourite comics on her weekly Dawn Patrol showcase this week, including Pat Thornton, Sara Hennessey, and Bob Kerr (CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes.)
If The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors has a mascot, it’s Emperor Yongzheng. The image of the 18th-century Chinese ruler dominates the promotional material of the exhibition, which is one of the centrepieces of the Royal Ontario Museum’s centennial year. His portrait certainly has visual appeal, but Yongzheng is also a figure associated with surprising elements of life within the former imperial palace.
“The greatest art always returns you to the vulnerabilities of the human situation.” – Francis Bacon
“In the human figure one can express more completely one’s feelings about the world than in any other way.” – Henry Moore
These quotations, which welcome visitors to “Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty,” immediately establish the exhibition’s tone and focus. Each artist’s distortions of the human figure, shaped by their wartime experiences, capture the vulnerability of our mortal forms.