Toronto Light Festival illuminates the dark

  We found hope and light at the opening of Toronto Light Festival  When the world faces change, the global community often looks to art for inspiration; From the Reagan-inspired era of 80’s punk-rock to recent outpourings of vows to join the Star Wars Rebel Alliance, finding the spark for creative inspiration in times of may…

Artist of the Month: Oksana Berda

Each month, we feature an artist who caught our attention. They could be in theatre, film, music or visual art. The point is we think they’re kick ass and you should know who they are. Oksana Berda is an emerging artist working primarily on paper. Berda is a collector: with the discipline of a mapmaker she…

Artist of the Month: Anique Jordan

Photo credit: Karimah Gheddai Each month, we feature an artist who caught our attention. They could be in theatre, film, music or visual art. The point is we think they’re kick ass and you should know who they are. Whipper Snapper Gallery recently named Anique Jordan, the Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist, writer, scholar and award-winning social…

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What to catch at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015

The 10th edition of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto is this weekend, with more than 45 public art projects by local, national and international artists. While the crowds and chilly October weather can be daunting, here are five installations worth cramming into midnight TTC buses.   Sphinx – Luis Jacob Allan Gardens, 19 Horticulture Avenue Peruvian-born…

Gail Harvey

#powerwives – Gail Harvey

#Powerwives is a monthly column where we feature women who inspire us. Marital status is completely irrelevant. The title is inspired by our founders November 2013 Toronto Life cover story. This month’s #powerwife is Gail Harvey. Gail Harvey is an award-winning photographer and film director who has studied under Norman Jewison, Wim Wenders and Arthur…

Arts imitates life as Carlos Celdran’s Livin’ La Vida Imelda opens the 10th annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival

Arts imitates life as Carlos Celdran’s Livin’ La Vida Imelda opens the 10th annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival “Celdran’s charm and showmanship turn [the performance] into genuine theatre” – New York Times June 25, 2015 TORONTO – Carlos Celdran, notable Filipino performance artist will open the 10th annual KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival on August 5…

Museum Week 2015

Yesterday marked the first international Museum Week around the world and Twitter was abuzz, with over 800 participating museums spanning 50 countries including Canada and all over Europe. The week long (March 23-29) global event aims to celebrate museums, galleries and cultural institutions that make valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, history and culture around the world.  …

Get Out – March 20-26

It’s the first week of Spring so there’s even more reason to get out and explore what’s on this week. Friday March 20 Hip Hop Karaoke  Fancy yourself the next Drake or Shad? It’s time to step up to the mic and prove it! Where: REVIVAL BAR – 783 College Street at Shaw When: 10pm Price: $10…

Get Out – March 13-19

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, local vendors and live music while you Get Out this week in Toronto… Friday, March 13 Find out about Fashawn Hip-hop prodigy Fashawn is being heralded as one of hip-hop’s freshest new voices. Check him out in Toronto tonight. Where: Drake Underground When: 7:00 p.m. Price: $15 Saturday, March…

Get Out – March 6-12

Dance parties, art parties, porn stars, and celebrating kick ass women… just another week of things to do in Toronto. Friday, March 6 Escape the cold with a Summer Fling Get sweaty on the dance floor with the Summer Fling DJs as they play the best songs from every era. Where: The Steady Café &…