The earworm of spring 2015 was undoubtably “Females Are Strong As Hell,” but Ebonnie Rowe already knew that. As the founder and executive director of Honey Jam, she’s been showcasing promising up-and-coming female music acts for the last twenty years. What started as a part-time gig in 1995 has blossomed into a full-time position, culminating […]
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#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6.
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: Steven Spielberg’s family classic, David Cronenberg’s tragic psycho-drama about twin gynaecologists, and Sarah Goodman’s Toronto-set comedy-drama.
Hundreds of protesters took to Eglinton Gilbert Parkette yesterday evening to demand justice for Jermaine Carby and Andrew Loku, who both recently died at the hands of local police. The protestors eventually took to Allen Road, and shut down the arterial as they shared a refrain, “Black lives matter.” Much of the reaction to the […]
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: an experimental riff on Flaubert, Sarah Polley’s moving family saga, and a sobering critique of the Indonesian death squads.
As an expression of a new, secular Jewish culture, “Yiddish theatre served an important psychological function for the Jewish immigrant” in Toronto, historian Stephen A. Speisman writes in The Jews of Toronto: A History to 1937 (McClelland & Stewart, 2005 ). “[I]t was a place where he could laugh uproariously after a day in the […]
Well, it took its sweet time, but we seem to be actually getting a warm summer now and that means that we’re all more prone to going out and having some fun. As you’ve no doubt heard, this weekend is the Toronto Festival of Beer, arguably the city’s largest beer festival. However, if watching dudebros […]
It Comes In Waves Meet at Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak (283 Queens Quay West) July 15 – July 24 $30-$47 Monday Nights The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) July 10 – July 26 Pay What You Can – $25 This summer, there’s lots of opportunities for culturally savvy Torontonians to mix seeing performance art […]
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. At rep cinemas this week: A frenetic, feminist Mad Max, and Joshua Oppenheimer’s essential companion documentaries about the Indonesian killings of the mid-1960s.
Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist.
You know what’s world-class? PANAMANIA’s music festival programming. Here’s our guide to the must-see free music shows of the day, every day, during the fest. Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars Panamania Live @ The Distillery District (1 Trinity Square) Thursday, July 16 at 8:45 p.m.
Multiple Venues (Stratford, Ontario) Tuesday, April 21-Sunday, October 18 $25-$175 The super convenient shuttle bus that travels directly from downtown Toronto to each of the Stratford Festival theatres and back makes it very easy to reach the picturesque Ontario town that holds the country’s largest theatre festival. But in order to make the trip really […]
The Watershed Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs to July 19 $15 – $42 With all (well, some) eyes on Toronto as we host the Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games, we’ve received a lot of flak for our apparent dearth of enthusiasm for the mega-event. While that’s obviously not true, the arts community in […]
The weather cooperated, the buzz was shared by many shows, and the festival experience was as smooth as it’s ever been. The Toronto Fringe Festival smashed last year’s box office totals by more than $30,000, delivering $476,000 to participating artists and companies. Audiences were generous with regards to the Fringe, too; the festival’s volunteers and […]
In the 13th round, the advantage had swung to the hard-hitting “Sockin’ Sammy” Luftspring, but as they stared each other down in the boxing ring, Canadian welterweight champion Frankie Genovese wouldn’t relent. Genovese had started strong, with his characteristic aggressiveness, harassing Luftspring with left jabs. Now, only his “instinctive fighting nature kept him going,” as […]