June 20, 2013
8pm. An icon in American popular culture and one of the greatest treasures in music, Willie Nelson is a living legend whose career has spanned over six decades. With 2,500 songs in his nearly 300-album discography and multiple Grammy’s, American Music Awards, and Country Music Awards under his belt, Nelson’s credentials are formidable.
The prolific artist has sold more than 40 million records in the United States and is well known as an activist for his contributions to social causes. In 2004, his hit “On the Road Again” was ranked among the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone. In 1961, he wrote “Crazy,” which became a career-changing song for Patsy Cline. Nelson is also known for perhaps the most memorable version of “Always On My Mind” ever recorded.
lson’s critical success in country music is largely due to his unique country sound, which fuses jazz, blues, pop, rock, and folk. To celebrate his 80th birthday this year, Let’s Face The Music and Dance, a collaboration by Willie Nelson and Family, will be released on April 16.
For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.masseyhall.com
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
8:00pm. Hillary Rodham Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 until 2013, after nearly four decades in public service. Her “smart power” approach to foreign policy repositioned American diplomacy and development for the 21st century. Clinton played a central role in restoring America’s standing in the world, reasserting the United States as a Pacific power, imposing crippling sanctions on Iran and North Korea, responding to the Arab Awakening and negotiating a ceasefire in the Middle East. Earlier, as First Lady and Senator from New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls. Clinton also worked to provide health care to millions of children, create jobs and opportunity, and support first responders who risked their lives at Ground Zero. In her historic campaign for President, Clinton won 18 million votes.
For tickets: uniquelives.com/hillary-clinton
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building, Halls A & B) — 255 Front Street West
5:00pm: DAVID FRENCH’S BLOOMSDAY featuring Ethan Ardelli + Fabio Ragnelli-Drums.
8:00pm: PAT LaBARBERA with Brian Dickson, Neil Swainson & Bob McLaren.
11:00pm: New York’s VICTOR LEWIS with RYAN OLIVER: Ryan Oliver-Sax, Gary Williamson-Paino,
Alex Coleman-Bass, & Victor Lewis-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
Industry professionals unite at Harbourfront Centre for Book Summit 2013 to celebrate the exciting changes in the literary world through a day-long conference featuring various workshops and panel discussions. Shake, Rattle & Roll, kicks off with a keynote address by author and New York Times Magazine’s ethicist Chuck Klosterman, followed by an interview and Q&A. For a full schedule visit booksummit.ca. Tickets are $166.25, $92.75 for students and seniors.
Events take place at 7:30pm in the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West), unless otherwise noted. Box Office/Information: 416-973-4000 or readings.org.
Trend forecaster Jason Burke will discuss the evolution of sneaker culture, the urban athlete & new media.
A short tour of Out of the Box will follow the talk.
Thursday, June 20th, 2013; 6:00 pm.
COST: $ 10 in advance; $ 14 at the door; Free for BSM members.
To purchase tickets through Pay Pal, please visit www.batashoemuseum.ca; call 416.979.7799 x240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799
June 14 – 23, 2013. Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, is an annual celebration of the arts infusing Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, and design.
For more information: www.luminato.com
Location: Various Venues
Turn up the jazz and explore the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it plays nonstop for 10 days. Uniting half a
million fans at more than 60 locations across the city, our site being one of them, the festival is the ultimate
destination for music lovers. Make the festival your meeting place this summer and take in a breath of fresh
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
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