June 10, 2013
Get your tickets now and take a “Walk on the Dark Side” with best-selling author, Dennis Lehane.
Enjoy an evening with Dennis Lehane as he talks about his writing experiences and offers insights into the creation of his books. Plus a Question and Answer period will allow you to ask questions of your own . Since his first novel, A Drink Before the War, won the Shamus Award, he has published nine more novels with William Morrow & Co. that have been translated into more than 30 languages and become international bestsellers: Darkness, Take My Hand; Sacred; Gone, Baby, Gone; Prayers for Rain; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; Moonlight Mile, and Live By Night. Morrow also published Coronado, a collection of five stories and the play, “Coronado,” which has received stage productions in New York City; Chicago; San Francisco; and Genoa, Italy. Three of his novels –Mystic River, Gone, Baby, Gone, and Shutter Island– have been adapted into award-winning films. “Live By Night” his latest novel, got him a consulting job on the hit HBO show Boardwalk Empire for season 4. Don’t miss a night with this true Bostonian.
For tickets: www.mirvish.com
Location: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street
Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art will explore how the city’s burgeoning economy of the time fostered a unique demand for artworks both religious and civic, as well as the collaborative nature of artistic production, a closer look at the workshops of artists, the stories behind the works and their subjects and insight into conservation research. Visitors will interact with the exhibition at numerous hands-on stations, offering the opportunity to explore inside the Renaissance artist’s studio, discover the pigments and tools used, hear music from a book whose pages will be reunited for the first time in over a century, view footage of Florence and see aspects of the works through the microscopes of conservators.
For more information: www.ago.net/RevealingTheEarlyRenaissance
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
The new year brings a celebration of art and culture of the Inuit people of Cape Dorset (Kinngait) through three distinct exhibitions that bring into light this rich artistic community in the northern territory of Nunavut and its prolific contribution to the documentation of Inuit life and traditions that span over half a century.
These three unique exhibitions that form Exploring Cape Dorset Art are accompanied by many exhibition-related events and programs and are on display at the McMichael beginning in January and February, 2013 until June 16, 2013.
For more information: www.mcmichael.com
Location: The McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario
NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) announces the second wave of programming for the 19th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 10-16, 2013. Tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com/tickets.
NXNE Music has confirmed that rock ‘n’ roll legends Social Distortion and Outkast rapper Big Boi will headline free shows at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS). The NXNE Music line-up also includes performances at YDS and in the clubs by Toronto hardcore darlings F***ed Up, Montreal-based chanteuse Coeur De Pirate, hip hop duo Smif N’ Wessun, genre-crossing experimentalists WHY?, San Francisco post-punkers The Soft Moon, British guitar band Peace, melodic punks White Lung, chillwave quartet DIANA, noise rock trio Nü Sensae, heavy psych group Destruction Unit, synth pop artists Majical Cloudz, pop shoegazers Still Corners, Copenhagen punk band Lower, electro-rockers Moon King, jazz-rock fusionists Lean Left featuring Andy Moor, Terrie Ex, Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love, and indie rockers Blinker the Star performing for the first time in ten years. For the current list of confirmed NXNE Music programming visit www.nxne.com/artists.
NXNEi (NXNE Interactive) will present over 80 inspiring presentations and panels including Habits of Highly Effective YouTubers by Ipsa Desai of Google. Desai will highlight the most effective methods and techniques to build an audience on YouTube. Previously announced NXNEi presentations include How to Start and Grow a Unique Idea/Passion/Biz with Little to No Startup Money by Johnny Cupcakes and CineCoup: the trials and tribulations of launching a disruptive film start-up by J. Joly. Learn more at www.nxne.com/interactive.
From May 27 – June 17 and September 16 – October 7, YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!, a series of free singer/songwriter lunchtime concerts from 12:30-1:30pm every Monday. Canada’s most critically acclaimed jazz, folk and roots artists will appear including trendsetter Elizabeth Shepherd, Chic Gamine with their the wall of sound harmonies, and Toronto’s own The Wilderness of Manitoba.
For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets
Parents, the next time you hear “There’s nothing to do!” bring your children aged 5 to 12 over to the museum for some shoe-themed family fun! Every Saturday and Sunday the Bata Shoe Museum offers fun activities meant especially for the little ones in the family!
Join us at the BSM where every weekend is all about the sneaker! Do ISpy in the galleries, try on funky sneaker footwear and make special sneaker craft!
The shoe-themed craft weekends in June: Tie Dye Shoelaces for your Favourite Sneakers!
Every Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-4:00 pm on Saturdays; 12:00-4:00pm on Sundays; drop-in.
Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799 or www.batashoemuseum.ca
Master watercolourist Warren Hoyano presents his contemporary version of this historic medium by revealing the underworld of shadows, stains, marks, and abstract traces from the quotidian. The artist’s inventive technique is a substractive process in which pigment is applied and then water is used to
mimic the natural processes of erosion and aging. Deliberate and accidental effects are exposed in a similar refrain of the patterns of daily life.
The result is delicate wash-like passages that rest beside dark, opaque areas. The feeling of time and process are evident in the work as light
and dark seem to float, while scale and illusion shapeshift in a Rorschach inkblot guessing game.
For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com
Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
Toronto/Krakow based Mark Filipiuk interconnects imagery with digital, brush and collage techniques. The photograhic
based works attempts to locate a typology of human personalities. On steel panels are multiple composites of adolescent
youth in the institutional setting of a high school as the literary subject matter. The portraits are created with in-camera
editing and post production digital techniques. The haunting and sparse images on metal plates are imbued with a psychological
charge informed by Filipiuk’s 25 year career as an educator and observer of what Nirvana, singer and songwriter Kurt Cobain
titled “Teen Spirit.” At first the works appear as a mimicry of paint, but the work rooted in photography — seeks to reflect
a merge of drawing, painting and digital based collage.
For more details: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com
Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive