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September 5, 2013

Live Jazz

6:30pm:
KEVIN QUAIN:
Kevin Quain-Vocals/Solo Piano.
9:30pm: Brooklyn’s
SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS:
Call for Details, Full Gig Posting
via Website (www.therex.ca)
Twitter (@RexHotelToronto) &
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as of Wednesday, Sept. 4th.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: September 5, 2013
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Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS

From June 28 – September 6, Virgin Mobile presents INDIE FRIDAYS, free concerts every Friday night from 8-10pm. Toronto’s biggest patio will be the hot spot to cool down with performances by in demand cover-band Dwayne Gretzky, indie darlings Plants and Animals, and Toronto hip hop sensation Cadence Weapon.

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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Start: June 28, 2013
End: September 6, 2013
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Location: Yonge-Dundas Square

Arcadia

You know that the name Stoppard means you’re in for an intellectually dazzling ride. In this case you’re also in for a tale of secrecy and intrigue that’s been hailed by critics as a masterpiece. Set in both 1809 and the present day, it’s a mystery wrapped up in a love story, wrapped up in a scandal. In its unraveling, Stoppard playfully zigs and zags through many realms, including mathematics, poetry, sex and gardening. A roller-coaster ride that is also one of Stoppard’s most moving plays.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Studio Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: July 14, 2013
End: September 7, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

011+91 | 011+92

011+91 | 011+92 is a curatorial research project that aims to initiate a critical discourse and presentation by exploring locational identity by artists, some of whom are first and second generation Canadians, who hail from South Asia. What part does a geographical divide play in notions of home, place and being?

Mississauga represents the diaspora of many cultures – an estimated 58% of citizens speak Hindi, Urdu, or Punjabi as a first language. The artists in this exhibition respond to the act of communicating to, from or about home, framing contemporary artists at the forefront of a social conversation where identity may or not be central to the work, whereas life experience and humanistic values are at the forefront. In an age of when we are everywhere at once, how can being and displacement create a homing instinct? In the Canada of tomorrow, home to an ever-increasing global diaspora and to heterogeneous, urban immigrant communities, can the hierarchical, colonial past be erased with emergent identities giving a new face to our nation? With the interface between ethnicity and the arts in Canada in the future being unpredictable, only one reality seems certain: a growing number and variety of artistic expressions of multiple and cross-cultural ethnicities comprise a strong future where a sense of home in conjunction with a connection to the new form a richer construct of self.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: July 18, 2013
End: September 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

Past | Present

Past | Present is the first retrospective exhibition of acclaimed Canadian artist Panchal Mansaram and includes examples from all facets of his career. Tracing Mansaram’s considerable artistic output, the exhibition features more than 20 preparatory drawings, sketches, collage studies and panels relating to his early work from the 1960’s through to 2013. Mansaram was born in Mount Abu, in Rajasthan India. He studied at the Sir J.J. School of Art in Mumbai from 1954 – 1959, and from 1963-64, he attended the State Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands on a Dutch Government Fellowship. Mansaram first came into contact with the Toronto art world in the late 1970s, when he also met Marshall McLuhan, and the two formed a life-long friendship built upon ideas, art and dialogue.

The exhibition features several early pieces, among the first of Mansaram’s exhibited works, which offer a glimpse into the artist’s struggle to channel cultural commentary into layered, subversive observations of Canadian life. The exhibition also includes a selection of Mansaram’s collaborations with McLuhan. Drawing on the artist’s interest in the image, palimpsest and colour, the exhibition presents a range of artistic styles and strategies and explores how Mansaram developed dynamic new ideas within the field of digital, painting and collage.

A significant portion of the exhibition is devoted to collages, a medium that in its myriad forms has consumed the artist throughout his career. Produced between 1978 and 2011, this body of work highlights the commitment and vision of a senior artist. The exhibition also includes research material, preliminary sketches, photographs and storyboards related to the evolution of Mansaram with images, pages and publications that reveal the artist’s legacy.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: July 18, 2013
End: September 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

XIT-RM | Alice Wang: The fallacy of misplaced concreteness

The video considers the artist’s family history in China, from her grandfather’s secret operative work for the Chinese government during WWII, with a masquerade of wealth as his cover in Hong Kong, to the violent reforms of the 1960s, and the perception of this privilege that lead to his family’s torment. Memory and history come in and out of focus, across generations. The backdrop of a Cultural Revolution set in Zhenbeibao Western Film Studio, a site of artifice, allows an interrogation of how we see history. A tour of a lens factory furthers this line of questioning, the mechanical construction of sight laid bare before us.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: July 18, 2013
End: September 7, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga

Cabbagetown Festival

Held 2nd weekend of September. There are so many events going on in Toronto over the summer that it can be hard to pick out which ones to carve out time for. If you’re looking for a warm family feel and a whole lot of culture then the Cabbagetown Festival just might be the perfect fit. It’s held annually on the second weekend of September and has events going from Thursday to Sunday.

For more details: www.cabbagetownpa.ca

Location: Cabbagetown — Parliament Street (near Carlton Street)

 
Start: September 5, 2013
End: September 8, 2013
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The 8th Annual Caribbeantales Toronto Film Showcase

Celebrate an explosion of films from the Caribbean diaspora, with screenings and networking sessions.

For more information: www.HarbourfrontCentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: September 4, 2013
End: September 14, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Toronto International Film Festival

September 5 – September 15, 2013. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the world’s largest public film festival, screening more than 300 films from around the world in venues across the city. Visit our new home at TIFF Bell Lightbox to get into the Festival spirit year-round.

For more details: www.tiff.net

Location: Various Venues

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Start: September 5, 2013
End: September 15, 2013
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Christian Louboutin

Curated by The Design Museum London in conjunction with Christian Louboutin, this exhibition presents iconic French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, celebrating a career that has pushed the boundaries of high fashion shoe design. This exhibition celebrates Louboutin’s twenty years of designs and inspiration, revealing the artistry and theatricality of his shoe design from stilettos to lace-up boots, studded sneakers and bejeweled pumps. It is a magical journey of style, glamour, power, femininity and elegance.

For tickets: www.microspec.com/tix123/etic.cfm?code=DXCL2013

Venue: Design Exchange — 234 Bay Street

 
Start: June 21, 2013
End: September 15, 2013
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Location: Design Exchange