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July 6, 2013

Category: Multicultural Attractions

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival from June 26th- July 6th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Over 50 film screenings Canadian and World premieres. Exclusive VIP galas with guest stars from Italy and around the world. Tickets on sale now. Single Film ticket $12.00, movie voucher of 8 films $60.00. Opening Reception June 26th at the Ritz Carlton $75.00 and $ 85.00 including Film. Visit our website www.icff.ca for details. The Ritz Carlton is offering special room rates for festival $285.00 including breakfast and Film tickets for 2 please reserve directly with Ritz Carlton. To reserve your Film tickets call TIFF Bell Lightbox 416 599 8433 or ICFF website.

Start: June 26, 2013
End: July 6, 2013
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Ritmo Y Color

Now in its ninth edition, Ritmo y Color showcases the cultural tapestry and vibrancy of today’s diverse Latin American communities.

For more information: www.HarbourfrontCentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: July 5, 2013
End: July 7, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

TD Festival of South Asia

July 6 – July 7, 2013. The TD Festival of South Asia embraces the music and foods from all the countries in South Asia. Tastes cost $1-$5. Live music emanates from the stage all weekend. A beautiful Fashion Show takes place Saturday night. Admission is FREE. Gerrard Street East from Coxwell to Greenwood.

For more details: www.festivalofsouthasia.com

African Arts and Culture Festival

African Savanna, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
Back by popular demand, the Toronto Zoo is proud to offer our visitors an experience of African Culture in our own African Savanna. Visit one of the many artist booths and taken home and article of authenticity, including handcrafted wooden masks, soapstone and ebony carvings, hand-woven textiles, painted candles, traditional African musical instruments and more! FREE with admission!

For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: June 29, 2013
End: September 2, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

Mesopotamia

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosts Mesopotamia in its premiere North American engagement from June 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014. The internationally touring exhibition of the ancient civilization is presented in Toronto by the British Museum in collaboration with the ROM.

More than 3,000 years of accomplishments by the civilization are explored in the exhibition. Widely credited with the invention or development of writing, long-distance communication, law, trade networks, and the first empires, Mesopotamian society also launched and advanced literature and sophisticated art, concurrently with great intellectual, spiritual, and scientific advances. These achievements still influence us today.

Mesopotamia showcases more than 170 priceless objects from the eminent collections of the British Museum. These artifacts, most never before seen in Canada, are augmented by those from the ROM’s own renowned collections and other leading institutions, including the University of Chicago Oriental Institute Museum, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum, Philadelphia), and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Presented in a series of well-defined themes, the exhibition features an outstanding selection of artifacts: stunning jewellery, dramatic stone sculptures, and impressive wall reliefs.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/mesopotamia

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

No.143 Ishtar Gate
Start: June 22, 2013
End: January 5, 2014
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911)

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