Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Megobrebi Performs with Songs from the East at Music Mondays on July 4

Ensemble Megobrebi Presents Songs from the East at Music Mondays Toronto, July 4 2011, posterPoster: Music Mondays 2011 Season
Megobrebi Women’s Ensemble
A Programme of Songs From the East
Monday, July 4th, 12:15 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
Credit: megobrebi

Music Mondays 2011
20 Anniversary Season
A lunchtime summer concert series at
The Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square Toronto, ON M5G 1B1
Telephone: (416) 598-4521 x 304
Women’s Ensemble

A Programme of Songs From the East
Eastern Europe, Republic of Georgia, Russia and the Balkans

Monday, July 4th, 12:15 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
Trinity Square, west of the Eaton Centre
As part of Music Mondays series
Admission: $5 or pay-what-you-can

Women's ensemble, Megobrebi, will take part in the "Music Mondays" series at the Church of the Holy Trinity on July 4th.

Megobrebi will be singing both folk and composed music from Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, as well as Finland and Russia, all of which are rich in musical tradition.

Please take a look at the brochure of the Music Mondays 2011 concert series, as there are many more wonderful groups performing every Monday throughout the summer.

Plus, special “after work” concert
to celebrate Music Mondays 20th Season

July 4, 5:15 p.m.
William Aide, piano

Liszt B minor Sonata, poems from his new book, "Pieces in My Hands" on this piece;
Liszt concert etudes: Un sospiro and La leggierezza

About Music Mondays 2011 Season
Music Mondays offers a glorious spectrum of musicians from Toronto and all around the world with a wide range of cultural traditions and musical genres.

All concerts start at 12:15 pm and take place at the
Church of the Holy Trinity, Trinity Square (beside the Eaton Centre)
Suggested donation: $5 or more
For more information, contact 416-598-4521 ext: 304

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Luminato Festival June 10 - 19: Ten Days of Free Creativity

Luminato Free Creativity Festival Toronto 2011 Screenshot: Free Creativity: Luminato Free Event Preview
For 10 extraordinary days in June, Toronto's stages, streets and public spaces are illuminated.
Luminato June 10 - 19, 2011: View all free Festival events
Credit: @Luminato

Luminato 2011 celebrates 10 days and nights of free creativity. There are just some events from the category: Check this out, Not to be missed!

June 10-19 / 12:00 PM
Lunchtime Conversations (daily series)

Chapters John & Richmond
142 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2E4

Gain enlightening insights into Luminato events, direct from the artists themselves during each of this series' Conversations (held daily at 12:00 PM).
June 10: Festival Overview
Join Luminato Artistic Director Chris Lorway and other members of the programming team for an inside look at the 2011 Festival: how it came together and what threads and connections can be traced in the program as a whole.

June 10 / 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
National Bank First Night @ The Festival Stage
The Joel Plaskett Emergency w/Beast

David Pecaut Square (entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)
55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C9

Celebrate the opening of Luminato 2011 at a free outdoor concert featuring stellar performers from Canada's indie-rock scene: The Joel Plaskett Emergency & Beast.
Hosted by Anne-Marie Mediwake and Dwight Drummond, co-hosts of CBC News Toronto.

Jun. 12 / 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Homayun Sakhi w/Alim Qasimov Ensemble (Sunday Afternoon @ The Festival Stage)

David Pecaut Square (entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)
55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C9

A free celebration of music from the Middle East and around the world.
Hosted by the Nana Aba Duncan, producer of CBC Radio One 99's Big City, Small World.

June 17 / 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang w/The Belle Brigade (Friday @ The Festival Stage)
David Pecaut Square (entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)
55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C9

Don’t miss rare chance to see "the best singer of her generation" for free, as k.d. lang comes to Luminato for the Canadian launch of her latest North American tour. With special guests The Belle Brigade.
Hosted by the CBC's Denise Donlon.

Saturday, June 18 / 12 - 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 19 / 12 - 6:00 PM
President's Choice® 1000 Tastes of Toronto™

John Street (between Adelaide Street West and Wellington Street West)
100, rue John, Toronto, ON M5H 1Y2

Treat your taste buds to a trip around the world, with gourmet street food prepared by some of the city's leading restaurateurs. Free to attend. All food items $5 each.

I spotted the Delight Chocolate as one of the participants in this year's event. Also Poutini’s House of Poutine will be on Stage at 5:00 pm on Saturday. Their 2nd Anniversary [gluten-free] poutine party with 2-for-1 special is on on June 12th from noon-9pm! Om nom nom nom!

June 19 / 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nitin Sawhney w/ Tasa (Sunday @ The Festival Stage)

David Pecaut Square (entrance off King Street, just west of Roy Thomson Hall)
55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C9

Join Nitin Sawhney and friends for Luminato's spectacular free closing day concert: a modern take on east meets west.
Hosted by Zaib Shaikh, actor, writer, and director known for his role as Amaar Rashid on CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie.

And much, much more about Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity: + @luminato (I'm a Luminatic) + facebook: Luminato Festival + youtube: LuminatoEvents's Channel

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Junction "Local News" and Other Events @ Annette PL

Glen Downie  and Terry Fallis readings at Annette Street Public Library, Toronto, Junction, by artjunction.blogspot.comPosters: Annette Street Public Library Author Readings in June 2011
Glen Downie "Local News" and Terry Fallis "The Best Laid Plans"

Glen Downie reading from his new book "Local News"

Mon Jun 06, 2011
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

City of Toronto and One Book Award winner, Glen Downie reads from his new book "Local News". Set in the Junction, this prose collection is full of local flavour.

Local author Glen Downie, who is a previous winner of Toronto Public Library's One Book and also the City of Toronto Book Award for his book Loyalty Management, will be here Monday June 6, 7pm to speak and read from his new book Local News. This collection is set in The Junction and you will recognize many of the places he writes about.

Author reading from award-winning novelist Terry Fallis - "The Best Laid Plans"

Mon Jun 13, 2011
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Novelist Terry Fallis won the Stephen Leacock medal for humour in 2008 for his novel "The Best Laid Plans". In February 2011, this book won the Canada Reads Book Award as an essential Canadian book. Come meet Terry and hear about his path to publication and his humorous books, including his new book "The High Road".

There is also a Medicine Wheel teaching, special programs for Seniors, and a 2-part Personal Finance workshop.

Check out your local library!