Welcome to my not-for-profit website highlighting some local (and not-so-local) upcoming events - from
theatre & arts to wine & food. It's a compilation of things that are worth doing.
As a long-time weekly columnist at the National Post (8 years of weekly columns), Globe & Mail, etc.
I am pleased to share with you my views on some of my meanderings.
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Friday July 6 after tasting 120+ releases in the LCBO lab ... See the program schedule here
The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is open to the public and free of charge.
This is Canada’s largest, longest running juried contemporary outdoor art fair. Founded in 1961, it was established to put contemporary visual artists and makers at the front and centre of their works, in direct contact with the public, to nurture artistic excellence and artists’ entrepreneurial spirit. This free public event showcases works by over 340 contemporary visual artists and makers, ranging in medium from painting, photography, and mixed media to jewellery and ceramics and attracts 115,000 visitors each year to Nathan Phillips Square. I have been a long tiime FAN & did a brief Friday July 6 visit. It seems to be getting lighter every year but is still worth a detour. Parked at the
P lot under City Hall ($3 per half hour).
Here is one of my favouriteToronto-based artists - Peter Barelkowski
I love his eclectic paintings * * * *
Saturday Night 10:15 pm at the Toronto Fringe continuing for five more performances Billed as a musical, this is a gripping real life account by Kieth Alessi who was born in 1954 and despite all odds became a very successful biz exec. He recently overcame a serious life-threatening form of cancer (only a 15% survival rate) thanks to a combination of his natural perserverance, great medical attention and his lifetime passion for banjos. While Kieth is not an actor, nor an award-winning singer, his story and the music from his three banjos (part of his massive collection of more than 70) is definitely worth experiencing. It's a touching 60-minute show and I am very happy that he made the amazing effort to share it with us just a short three years after his diagnosis.
I sincerely hope
that his love of banjo music has vanquished the killer tomatoes! Bravo for his opening night
performance - try and catch one of the upcoming 5 shows this week
Stratford Survivor's Guide Plan you theatrical foray to Stratford - check out the 2018 programme. There are 2-FOR-1 TICKETS on Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays. I have stayed at Mercer Hall Innwith its ultra comfortable beds. And also survived the Startford bacon trail is now bigger than ever! In addition to the 2018 theatrical line-up, discover Ontario’s latest culinary hot spot with innovative chefs creating elegant menus with local greens, meats and cheeses from less than 100 miles away. Home to the acclaimed Stratford Chefs School as well as set within one of North America’s richest farming regions. Go to www.visitstratford.ca