June 21, 2013
Category: Multicultural Attractions
Inspired by Italian Heritage Month, join us at the Bata Shoe Museum for an evening of wine from the region of Tuscany. Sample wines with food pairings and learn about the distinctive taste and history of wines from this inspiring region of the world.
Friday, June 21, 2013; 6 – 8 pm.
COST: $ 15 per person; $ 25 per couple.
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 or www.batashoemuseum.ca
June 21-23, 2013. Franco-Fête is a free event celebrating Canada’s diverse francophone heritage. As the biggest event of its kind in southwestern Ontario, Franco-Fête offers activities in French for all ages, from kids’ events and family-friendly shows to top-billed artists for evening concerts.
For more details: www.franco-fete.ca
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
The tradition of hosting highly visual exhibitions in the Herman Herzog Levy Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) continues with Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911). On display at the ROM from May 18, 2013 to February 23, 2014, Faces to Remember features Chinese portraits created during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and comes from the renowned collections of the Museum’s Far Eastern section.
Showcasing a culturally important, but often-overlooked aspect of Chinese art and culture, the exhibition’s portraits are astonishing in their detail and embedded symbolism. The visual appeal of the exhibition’s 25 works – some remarkably large – is enhanced by a number of sartorial and personal accessories, objects carefully selected for their resemblance to those seen in the paintings.
Dr. Ka Bo Tsang, ROM Assistant Curator, Chinese Pictorial Arts, is the exhibition’s curator. She explains, “Portraits are a way to commemorate people, whether known or unknown to us. The portraits displayed in the exhibition, as well as the personal accessories, provide us with a better understanding of the Chinese people of the past, their aspirations and moral values.”
For more details: www.rom.on.ca
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park