In the Spotlight, March 31
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Our Spring 2016 Community Laneway Cleanup is coming up soon! Join us!
On Friday, April 22, 2016, we will be having our 3rd annual Spring Community Laneway Cleanup and we are inviting everyone to join us in making our laneways safer & more inviting! Interested in joining the fun? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
To Do in Downtown Yonge
TUNE UP TORONTO: FOCUS ON JAZZ
JAZZ.FM91 is excited to announce the second of our 2016 Music Business Seminars, in partnership with TD Bank Group, and Music Ontario
TUNE UP TORONTO: FOCUS ON JAZZ
Date: Sunday, April 10
Time: 11:00AM-5:15pm; workshops, 7:00pm; artist showcases
Location: Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario
This seminar is exclusively designed for Ontario’s JAZZ community, featuring a day of workshops and networking curated to advance your performing, recording and touring careers. Join Top players in the industry, both onstage and behind-the-scenes at Toronto’s fabulous Jazz Bistro where you’ll get the inside track on how to grow and thrive.
After the full day of inspiring and informative workshops and speakers, the Jazz Bistro will host a showcase of young, up and coming artists who will get to strut their musical stuff for industry luminaries.
Here’s just a few of the panelists we’ve lined up:
Sophie Millman (chanteuse extraordinaire)
Richard Underhill (Shuffle Demons)
Aaron Davis (Holly Cole)
Jane Harbury (one of Canada’s top publicists)
Jae Gold (accountant to the stars)
Josh Grossman (artistic director, Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival)
Brad Barker (JAZZ.FM91 music director, host of Afternoon Drive)
Here is the rundown:
7:00PM-9:00PM Artist Showcases
FREE lunch will be provided
A full schedule will be announced shortly
To register for this free seminar, go here: http://tuneuptojazz1.eventbrite.ca
Steinway piano fundraising concert
The program for April 7th is the first collaboration of these two great Canadian performers since their student years at University of Toronto. At this concert, we will unveil the church's new Steinway "B" concert grand. Proceeds of the concert go to the acquisition cost of this fine instrument. The Church of the Holy Trinity is grateful for the generous assistance of Steinway Piano Gallery of Toronto.
William Aide, piano is a pre-eminent pianist, teacher, and author. He received his musical education at the University of Toronto and the Julliard School of Music. A specialist in Canadian music, Aide has performed more than 30 premieres of Canadian works, including five piano concertos for the CBC. He is the former Head of the Keyboard Division at the University of Toronto and was the inaugural R.E. Edwards Chair in Piano Performance. His recordings comprise the complete Chopin Etudes and Preludes, the Brahms Cello sonatas with Ofra Harnoy, and Centremusic discs of vocal and chamber music works by John Beckwith and Talivaldis Kenins.
Robert Aitken, flute has had a varied career as a flautist, educator, conductor and composer. He has served as co-principal of the Toronto Symphony, taught at the University of Toronto, founded the Shawnigan Summer School of the Arts, served as director of the Advanced Studies in Music program at the Banff School of Fine Arts. More recently he has been very active as a conductor with New Music Concerts (Toronto), with orchestras in Canada and Japan.
General admission $25 at the door, or contact (416) 598-4521 ext. 301 or email: email@example.com
All funds raised will go towards installation and ongoing maintenance.
Join us in Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square beside the Toronto Eaton Centre to hear this beautiful instrument come to life!
Live From City Hall
As part of the City of Toronto's continuing commitment to create more live music opportunities for our city's vibrant and varied talent, the Economic Development and Culture and Facilities Management divisions - with support from TD Bank - have launched Live from City Hall, a new evening concert series held in the first-floor rotunda of one of Toronto's most iconic buildings.
Each Live from City Hall performance will showcase sets by two different local artists, celebrating the original sounds of Toronto's diverse neighbourhoods. These free admission performances take place twice per month on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Hall (100 Queen St. W., main floor rotunda).
momondays Toronto - April 25
Put story-telling into a blender. Add a dash of personal growth & transformation, and drop in a load of laughs. Mix in real, live music, and great conversation with some of the nicest people on the planet, then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays!
MOMONDAYS is UPSTAIRS at The HARD ROCK!!
momondays is held each month upstairs at The Hard Rock Cafe right across from The Eaton Centre and Dundas Square. If you’re driving you’ll find cheap parking under Dundas Square in the Green P lot. If you’re taking the TTC get out at Dundas and just cross the street! If you’re walking well just walk!!
Save your seat (and a few bucks) by getting advance online tickets for just $15 plus hst — available online until the Friday before the show. Tickets at the door are $25 including hst. Doors open for advance ticket holders at 5:30 pm for socializing, networking and merry-making. General admission at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm sharp.
Come early to grab a great seat and give yourself time to eat, drink and socialize! You really do meet the nicest people at momondays!
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Info and tickets: http://www.momondays.com/toronto/
Doors Open Toronto
The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, offering FREE and rare access to more than 120 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city. The Doors Open Toronto 2016 theme of Re-used, Re-visited and Revised will explore the adaptive re-use of buildings throughout Toronto's architectural history.
Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.
Mackenzie House Events
April is Print Month! Sundays - April 3, 10, 17 & 24
Mackenzie House presents Print Month. Every weekend participate in a different print activity in our recreated print shop. Included with regular admission.
Included with Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children: $2.65 (plus tax); Children (4 and under): Free.
Mackenzie House - 82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915, www.toronto.ca/mackenziehouse
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events
Lucio Silla, presented by Opera Atelier
Thursday, April 7 to Saturday, April 16, 2016
Love proves to be more powerful than the tyrant Lucio Silla – ancient Rome’s most infamous dictator. Passion, intrigue and redemption take centre stage in Mozart’s first masterpiece. Opera Atelier’s staging created a sensation at the Salzburg Festival and Milan’s La Scala.
Tickets: $38 to $191
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Author and spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan’s 2013 anti-bullying video “To This Day” has nearly 18 million views, and his latest album – Debris – features a guest appearance from songwriter Ani DiFranco. A winner of the American Poetry Slam championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics, Koyczan’s solo performances – including two sold-out Harbourfront Centre Theatre shows in 2015 – have been celebrated for their “furious honesty” and “tender humanity.”
Tickets: $19.50 to $49.50
Journey to Happiness
In support of the Toronto Wildlife Centre
International best-selling author J.L. Witterick presents this feel-good, inspirational show about the search for what makes us happy, told through narrative, music, photography and cinematography. Witterick and a live band will perform hits from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and today. This uplifting show – in support of the Toronto Wildlife Centre – will be sure to leave a smile on everyone’s face.
Tickets: $35, $45, $60, $75, $150
Public Tours - Every Thursday and Saturday
Guided tours of this National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.
When: Thursdays at 5 p.m. (90-minutes); Saturdays at 11 a.m. (90-minutes)
Dates: March 31; April 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, 30.
Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required.
Please note: Guided tours of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre are cancelled on March 17, 19, 24 and 26, 2016 and April 7 and 21, 2016 due to activities in the building. We are sorry for any inconvenience these cancellations may have caused you.
Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
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