Events Guide: Outdoor movie, jazz festival, art show, and more…

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WHAT: Movies Under the Stars – Transformers
WHEN: July 25, 9 pm – 11 pm
WHERE: Parc Downsview Park (35 Carl Hall Rd.)

Downsview Park is pleased to present free movies under the stars Friday nights throughout July and August, sponsored by 97.3 EZ Rock and Toronto Community News. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs with your family, friends and neighbours and enjoy a free family-friendly movie under the stars as the sun sets at Downsview Park. Free popcorn and additional concessions available on site.

Visit www.downsviewpark.ca for more information.
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WHAT: Beaches International Jazz Festival
WHEN: On until July 27
WHERE: Queen Street E. from Woodbine Ave. to Beech Ave

Join the jazz enthusiasts lakeside at Woodbine Park for the kick off to the Festivals 20th year celebration. This festival is voted Toronto’s #1 Music Event. It offers multiple outdoor stages featuring free concerts. The “New Generations Stage” will celebrate young upcoming musicians that are begining to make an impact. The Main Stage will present both local and international Jazz performances.

Visit www.beachesjazz.com for more information.

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WHAT: 4 in 1 Art Show
WHEN: On until July 31, 12 pm – 10 pm
WHERE: Rainbow Market Square Gallery (80 Front St. East between Church & Jarvis)

The Rainbow Market Square Gallery, whose mission is to bring works of art to workplaces and public spaces, present the following artists during July:
Senay Johnson – Photographer is showing her ‘memories of Japan’ with aunique look at architecture and life in Japan
Patricia Whittingham – Abstract Artist and Art Teacher – is showing her soft tone turneresque style abstract paintings
Gil Boudreau – Painter is showing his primitive style flower paintings in bright colours, he is very enthusiastic about art despite his challenges with polio
Jackie Ramo – Sculptor is showing her bright and exciting Art Tiles with bright colours and stimulating themes.

Visit www.artforallcanada.org for more information.
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WHAT:Bloor-Yorkville hosts free concerts in July
WHEN: Saturday and Sundays from 2 pm – 5pm throughout the month of July
WHERE: Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St.and Bellair St.)

The sound of music is in the air in the Village of Yorkville Park during the month of July, as a series of musical acts perform songs for shoppers and strollers in the Bloor-Yorkville area.

Performers to look forward to this week:
July 26th — SILHOUETTES STEEL DRUMS
July 27th — KENNY V

Visit www.bloor-yorkville.com for more information.

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WHAT: ROMwalks: The Annex
WHEN: July 27, 2 pm
WHERE: Meet at Lowther Rd. & Avenue Rd.,look for the blue umbrella.

Discover Toronto’s unique architecture and rich history through ROMwalks, a series of free, guided walking tours of the city. The Annex highlights include: Medical Arts Building, First Church of Christ Scientist, York Club, plus two residential styles of architecture unique to Toronto.

Visit www.rom.on.ca for more information.

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WHAT: ICC at the ROM presents a panel discussion – SHANGHAI: City of the Future?
WHEN:July 29, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre at the ROM (100 Queen’s Park)

The Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) presents a special panel discussion on large-scale urban development in China’s largest city, titled SHANGHAI: City of the Future? Featuring expert guest speakers Brian Andrew, Mark Kingwell and Jay Pridmore, and moderated by Christopher Hume. The presentation focuses on Shanghai, which in recent decades has experienced a building boom on a scale that is unprecedented in world history and has completely changed its residents’ lifestyle. This program complements the ICC’s current exhibition, Shanghai Kaleidoscope, presented by Manulife Financial, on display until November 2, 2008.  Tickets will be on sale at the ROM’s Loblaws south entrance door from 6:00 pm on July 29th. Prices are: General Public $10; ROM Members $8;Friends of the ICC $6.

Visit www.rom.on.ca for more information.

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WHAT: Romantic Reels
WHEN: July 29, 9 pm – 11 pm
WHERE: Yonge-Dundas Square

Nine movies, thirty Oscars and a box full of tissue. Join YD Square as they count down the most romantic movies of all time, as selected by you. This week’s film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Minds

Visit www.ydsquare.ca for more information.

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WHAT: ROMwalks: Cabbagetown
WHEN: July 30, 6 pm
WHERE: Meet at corner of Yonge St. & Front St., look for the blue umbrella.

Discover Toronto’s unique architecture and rich history through ROMwalks, a series of free, guided walking tours of the city. The Citadels of Wealth highlights include: Hockey Hall of Fame, early skyscraper banks, Canadian Bank of Commerce, the Big Five modern banks, BCE Place.

Visit www.rom.on.ca for more information.

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WHAT: Movies Under the Stars – Bee Movie
WHEN: August 1, 9 pm – 11 pm
WHERE: Parc Downsview Park (35 Carl Hall Rd.)

Downsview Park is pleased to present free movies under the stars Friday nights throughout July and August, sponsored by 97.3 EZ Rock and Toronto Community News. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs with your family, friends and neighbours and enjoy a free family-friendly movie under the stars as the sun sets at Downsview Park. Free popcorn and additional concessions available on site.

Visit www.downsviewpark.ca for more information.

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WHAT: FRINGE BENEFITS – Cosmopolitan Dynamics of a Multicultural City
WHEN: On until September 23rd, 2008
WHERE: Design Exchange (234 Bay St.)

Fringe Benefits: Cosmopolitan Dynamics of a Multicultural City is an exhibition curated by Ian Chodikoff, urban designer, architect and editor of Canadian Architect magazine. The exhibition explores questions and ideas that will alter the future identity of our suburbs—a geography constantly evolving into something much more dynamic than big-box retail outlets and cookie-cutter housing subdivisions.  Visitors to the exhibition will appreciate how the design of new schools, religious buildings, community centres and sports facilities are adapting to the needs of their ethnically diverse communities while remaining inclusive to all Canadians.For many years,car-dominant strip-mall landscape of the suburb was derided by architects and urban designers as a wasteland devoid of culture and replete with tacky buildings. Hardly an environment for thoughtful and innovative urban design, until now. Through photography, video, maps and art, Fringe Benefits explores the surprising ways in which diverse contemporary multiculturalism is making the cities of the GTA increasingly cosmopolitan.

Visit www.dx.org for more information.

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Photo by Aubrey.

One comment

  1. Gil’s work is definitely worth checking out if you have a passion for flower artwork!!!

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