Thursday, July 26, 2012

Georgian Polyphonic Choir Darbazi @ Gardens of Song Music Series: August 2

Toronto Botanical Garden 2012 Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song, poster
Poster: The Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song
Thursday Evenings 7 to 8:30 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Laurence Avenue East at Leslie Street

The Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song

Experience music from across the artistic spectrum set within the beautiful gardens of the Toronto Botanical Garden. Hosts for the evenings include Murray Foster, of Moxy Früvous and Great Big Sea, and Errol Nazareth, a regular on CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning and a columnist for The Toronto Sun.

Thursdays starting at 7 p.m. during July and August. Rain or Shine. (concert will be held in doors if it rains)

FREE Admission

Bring your own chair or borrow a stool from our visitors booth. General seating.

Programmed by Jim Shedden

July 5 – Master drummer Trichy Sankaran
July 12 – Songstress Emma-Lee
July 19 – Belle Starr singing group
July 26 – Folk singer Jayme Stone
August 2 – Darbazi Georgian choir
August 9 – Singer Laura Hubert
August 16 – Erhu musician George Gao
August 23 – Sarv Ensemble

Please note: Artists and programs subject to change without notice

Come early to enjoy the Organic Farmers Market
Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. | May 24 until October 4, 2012
A free tour of the gardens
Thursdays at 6 p.m.| May through September 2012
or a light dinner at Garden Cafe
Open May through October, 2012
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (until 7 p.m. on Thursday Concert evenings in July and August)

Generously sponsored by the Edwards Charitable Foundation.

More info: Enjoy ‘TERRIFIC THURSDAYS’ at the TBG All Summer Long!
By Toronto Botanical Garden | Press Room

Make it a night out!

Darbazi - Toronto-based ensemble that focuses exclusively on performing traditional music from the Caucasus Georgia, photo
Photo: Darbazi is a Toronto-based ensemble that focuses exclusively
on performing traditional music from the Caucasus Georgia.
Darbazi performs at The Edwards Summer
Music Series: Gardens of Song on August 2, 2012

links: Darbazi performs at the Toronto Botanical Garden
Darbazi performs at 7 pm on Thursday, August 2 at the beautiful Toronto Botanical Garden (formerly known as Edwards Gardens, at Leslie and Lawrence). We will be performing repertoire intended for our trip to Georgia later this year.
by Darbazi Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song with Darbazi
Toronto-based ensemble that focuses exclusively on performing traditional music from the Caucasus Georgia, a mountainous country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.
Public Event: Thursday, August 2, 2012 7:00pm
By Toronto Botanical Garden Georgian Music: Darbazi & Friends, "Music From Beyond the Black Sea"
Great Musical Instruments & the best in roots music from around the world. Georgian Music: Darbazi 1997 tour of Georgia
"During the summer of 1997, 12 or so of my friends and choirmates in Darbazi and I decided to take a tour of Georgia. While there we were joined by the trio Kavkasia, an American trio who also sings the music of the Republic of Georgia. Our plan was to sing at concerts, learn songs and to absorb Georgian culture." >>>
by Mike Whitla

artjunction/blog: Georgian Polyphonic Choir Darbazi in a Concert Entitled "Gideli" Celebrating the Grape Harvest

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Junction Outdoor Movies: Free Summer Screenings

Outdoor Movie Nights in The Junction 2012, sponsored by Junction BIA, poster
Poster: Outdoor Cinema in The Junction
Come enjoy movies under the stars!
Fridays July 27, August 10, August 24, 2012
2803 Dundas St W Toronto M6P 2J3 @ Indian Grove
Screenings at 9:00 pm
Poster design by Andy Ratz
Credit: The Junction BIA: Junction Movie Nights

Once again, the Junction Business Improvement Area (BIA) will host free movies under the stars this summer.


Come enjoy free movies under the stars!

When: Fridays July 27, August 10, and August 24, 2012
Screening: 9:00 pm
Where: The Junction Flee Market location
Address: 2803 Dundas Street West @ Indian Grove
Toronto ON M6P 2J3
Map to this event

Public Transit:
One block East of Dundas St. West and Keele.
TTC Trip Planner

July 27th - The Island President

10th17th- Fantastic Mr. Fox
(Oops! "#JunctionTO Movie Night has been postponed to next Friday due to weather. Same movie, same place, same time- Next Friday. See you there! "

August 24th - The Whale
*Screening at 9 PM – Vine Parkette – on Vine Avenue

Sponsored by the Junction BIA

BlogTO - Junction Movie Nights

On Friday, July 27, the BIA presents ‘The Island President’ at Dundas Street West and Indian Grove, starting at 9 p.m.

The documentary film by Jon Shenk tells the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced – the literal survival of his country and everyone in it.

Having brought democracy to the Maldives after three decades of despotic rule, Nasheed must now overcome an even greater challenge: one of the lowest lying countries in the world, its 1,200 islands are at risk of being submerged should sea level rise as little as three feet. The film captures Nasheed’s first year in office and follows him to the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009.

More movies under the stars will follow on Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. Films are to be announced.

August 10th - Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox - animated adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book Fantastic Mr. Fox by director by Wes Anderson. Rated PG.

Watch the trailer

August 24th - The Whale (2012)
a documentary narrated by Ryan Raynolds

The Whale tells a true story of an orca nicknamed Luna, who makes friends with people after he gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As rambunctious and surprising as a visitor from another planet, Luna endears himself to humans with his determination to make contact, which leads to laughter, conflict and unexpected consequences. Rated G.

*Screening at 9 PM – Vine Parkette – on Vine Avenue

Watch the trailer


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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Toronto Life: The List - Sophie Milman

A cute little Hedgehog toy, made in USSR,
Vintage Russian toy: A cute little Hedgehog, made in USSR
"My childhood toy — ...I call it a hedgehog,
but who knows what it actually is." Sophie Milman

Image credit: The List Ten things
jazz singer Sophie Milman can’t live without

Almost everyone knows Sophie Milman now, so she doesn't need an introduction. She is an internationally acclaimed, Toronto-based, Juno Award winning jazz singer.

Do you know 10 things she can not live without? Here is Sophie’s list of favourite things published in the July 2012 Toronto Life magazine's issue. The List: 10 things Juno-winning jazz singer Sophie Milman can’t live without

Oh, and meet Sophie's Miniature Schnauzer dog, Will: Sophie Milman and Will
by Sarah Hosick

Listen to CBC Radio 2 recorded concert Sophie Milman live at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, Ottawa, October 29, 2011

Credit: @sophiemilman