July 24, 2014
“Everyday it’s a-gettin’ closer/ Goin’ faster than a rollercoaster/ Love like yours will surely come my way…” Those immortal words (made initially famous by Buddy Holly) were given an incomparable twist by James Taylor, one of music’s all-time velvet voiced crooners. With his gracious style and reserved panache, Mr. Taylor can soothe with his awesome lyrics and gifted guitar playing. His signature tune “Fire and Rain” is simply songwriting genius. A true classic. He truly is one of America’s musical treasures.
For tickets: www.LiveNation.com
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West
ScienceROCKS! will transform the Ontario Science Centre into a music playground, where adults 19+ can rock out to live performances, engage in innovative presentations, explore the new exhibition The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll and enjoy ROLLING STONES AT THE MAX on the IMAX® screen. Each evening event rocks a different theme, and all are accompanied by great food, cocktails and rock-it science!
7 pm to midnight
Ages 19+ only. Valid Photo ID required at the door.
TICKETS: $15 in advance; $18 at the door; and $15 Members (anytime).
Ontario Science Centre — 770 Don Mills Road
Discovery Zone Courtyard, 10:00am to 4:00pm
The event will offer rare insight to the unique roles the Zoo Keeper plays within your zoo. Come on out and catch a Meet-the-Keeper Talk, join us at our educational booth in the Discovery Zone to see the tools of the trade, learn about keeper conservation initiatives and participate in children’s activities.
Join us in the Waterside Theatre, daily, at 12:00 noon where you will be able to participate in a special game that mimics Zoo Keeper work. Then watch as Zoo staff compete through demonstrations and in challenges to show you what it really takes to be a keeper. Show our Zoo Keepers how much you appreciate and support them by bringing a special card to say thank you for everything they do! When you bring in a card your name will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a family pack of passes to the Zoo!
PLUS, join us in the Discovery Zone Courtyard for Special Animal Visitors at 11:00am and 2:00pm, daily.
Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
July 18 to July 27.
The Festival began in 1989, when top jazz artists were booked to perform at the Kew Beach Bandshell. Now celebrating its 24th anniversary, the festival has blossomed into a 10-day event that attracts millions of fans and makes a major contribution to promoting Canadian jazz excellence in Toronto and on the world stage.
Since her inception in 1989, this Great DIVA of Jazz Festivals has delivered her goods – for 25 un-interrupted years – under the creative eye of Bill King, the Festival’s long standing Artistic Director and the Festival’s tireless producer, Lido Chilelli.
For more details: www.beachesjazz.com
Location: The Beach Neighbourhood
Exhibition Dates: July 10thth – July 27th, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: June 10th, 6:00 – 9:00pm – Artist in attendance
Thompson Landry Gallery, Stone Distillery Gallery — 32 Distillery Lane
Pieces can be viewed at www.thompsonlandry.com/artists/a_bocaert.html
For further information, or to schedule an interview with the artist, please contact us by email: Joanne Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 416-364-4955
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm, or by appointment.
The Thompson Landry Gallery is excited to welcome Virginie Bocaert, for her third solo exhibition in Toronto. Body and Soul is comprised of works from her eagerly anticipated new series which exudes deep emotions through her beautifully expressive style. Bocaert’s work encapsulates feminine sensuality exploring, the intimate link between our physical body and the spiritual nature of the soul.
Virginie Bocaert’s emotionally inspired paintings are like breathlessly diving into the figures that emerge from the depths of her backgrounds. In her latest series, each work exudes a raw passion. Bocaert’s style has evolved by her use of both photography and paint on her canvases with the figures are becoming much more developed, and taking on a strong personality of their own.
July 24 – July 27, 2014. The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival Arrives in Toronto.
Taste Extraordinary! Featuring Toronto’s most celebrated chefs and rising stars, foodie entertainment and a boutique food & drink market, Taste of Toronto invites you to the 1st annual celebration of everything we love about food.
Taste of Toronto will bring the global excitement of the “world’s greatest restaurant festival” to North America for the first time ever. The event will take place over four days inside the historic walls of Fort York. Comprised of six half-day sessions, featuring some of the city’s latest, greatest and most unique restaurants, top local and international chefs, over 50 local artisan exhibitors, and a range of interactive culinary features, this is foodie heaven!
Fort York National Historic Site, 100 Garrison Rd.
On December 21, come visit the AGO for the opening of The Kids’ Gallery, a space created especially for children and you. Together you can experience art first-hand, learn and have fun.
In this first exhibition of paintings and sculptures, you’ll encounter children from faraway times and places. Some are outside and some are at home, spending time with their family, friends and pets. Has life really changed that much over the years?
Check out the works of art. Make a portrait. Explore the books. Relax and stay a while.
Exhibition-inspired costumes and props are available for visitors to design, dress up and pose for their own portraits. Families are encouraged to post their photographs on Instagram with the #AGOkidsgallery hashtag to see their portrait appear on a screen in the space. The Kids’ Gallery activity centre also includes art books and a drawing station for budding artists inspired by the exhibited works.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
For more details: www.ago.net
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West