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June 13, 2013

Men of the Match Gala

Rugby Canada invites you to join them for the “Men of the Match Gala” sponsored by The Globe and Mail on Thursday, June 13 at the beautiful Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto.

This unique opportunity will feature both the Canadian and Irish national teams coming together for an enjoyable evening which will see the Canadian and Irish business and rugby communities coming together as well. Guests will enjoy cocktails and conversation with team members and their coaching staff and then sit down for dinner and the evening program.

Tickets for the dinner are $250 per person or purchase a table of eight for $1800. If you purchase a table you can have two members of either the Canadian or Irish National Team members at your table! For more information, visit http://events.rugbycanada.ca/events_details.php?e=85.

Location: Arcadian Court — 401 Bay Street

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Live Jazz

6:30pm: ERIC ST. LAURENT TRIO with Jordan O’Connor-Bass & Michael Desquevedo-Percussion.
9:45pm: DAVID BRAID & PERIPHERAL VISION: David Braid-Piano, Trevor Hogg-Sax, Michael Davidson-Vibes,
Don Scott-Guitar, Michael Herring-Bass, & Nick Fraser-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Authors at Harbourfront Centre

Two seasoned pros take the stage in a one-of-a-kind interview. Author of 12 previous novels, Carl Hiaasen sits down with fellow bestselling author Andrew Pyper, to answer questions about his latest work, Bad Monkey, a novel where the greedy, the corrupt and the degraders of what’s left of pristine Florida—now, of the Bahamas as well—get their comeuppance in true diabolically entertaining fashion.

Events take place at 7:30pm in the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West), unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $10 to the general public, FREE for supporters, students and youth 25 and under with ID unless otherwise noted. Box Office/Information: 416-973-4000 or readings.org.

 
Date: June 13, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Contemporary Culture Film Series – Exit Through the Gift Shop (2012)

The inside story of Street Art – a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. The film follows an eccentric shopkeeper turned amateur filmmaker as he attemps to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.

Thursday, June 13th, 2013; 6:00 pm.

COST: Included in pay-what-you-want Thursday.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799 or www.batashoemuseum.ca

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Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art

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

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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

NXNE

The most anticipated summer event in music, film and comedy in Canada, the 19th annual NXNE (North-by-
Northeast) festival will bring some of the world’s most exciting and innovative artists to Toronto. The best in
new music, film and interactive media, NXNE presents over 900 artists and 40 films over seven days
throughout Toronto, and will be hand-selecting this year’s Harbourfront Centre showcase.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
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Exploring Cape Dorset Art

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

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Start: February 2, 2013
End: June 16, 2013
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Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE)

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.

 
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YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!

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

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Weekend Family Fun at the Bata Shoe Museum

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

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