August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014

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Weekly Toronto Flick Picks : Seoul at TIFF, Hidden Film Festival, VIP Multiplex at Don Mills and more

Weekly Toronto Flick Picks : Seoul at TIFF, Hidden Film Festival, VIP Multiplex at Don Mills and more Early each week, we take a look at interesting screenings and events that Toronto cinema culture has coming, take a look at some local film events and check out what's shooting right now in the city.

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August 18, 2014

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The AGO celebrates the work of Alex Colville with a new exhibition, starting this weekend

The AGO celebrates the work of Alex Colville with a new exhibition, starting this weekend Some of the best cultural events happen when summer draws to a close. This weekend, the AGO introduces an exhibition of more than one hundred works by Alex Colville.

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August 15, 2014

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The Week in Toronto in 10 Clicks: Union Station development, love stories at the George Street Diner, quicksand and more

The Week in Toronto in 10 Clicks: Union Station development, love stories at the George Street Diner, quicksand and more From drama between the chief of police and one of the Brothers Ford to Union Station development, we've got the week that was in ten clicks.

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August 15, 2014

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SummerWorks Roundup: Our selections for the last weekend of Toronto’s maverick theatre festival

SummerWorks Roundup: Our selections for the last weekend of Toronto’s maverick theatre festival The 2014 Summerworks Festival is just a few short days from wrapping up, but there's still plenty of exciting performance art, theatre, and music to be seen—some of it being presented this weekend only.

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August 14, 2014

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Weekend Warrior: Gay Day at Wonderland, the CNE returns, bacon at Ashbridges Bay and herbal remedies

Weekend Warrior: Gay Day at Wonderland, the CNE returns, bacon at Ashbridges Bay and herbal remedies Your weekly guide to the weekend's must-sees and must-dos in Toronto.

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August 14, 2014

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La Carnita lays the beat with TRES

La Carnita lays the beat with TRES The third instalment of La Carnita's popular event returns Saturday, August 23rd, from 2 pm until 10:30 pm. We have a sneaking suspicion you won't want to miss this one.

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August 13, 2014

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On Stage: Maneli Jamal wins 2014 SoundClash Award

On Stage: Maneli Jamal wins 2014 SoundClash Award When played well, guitar sometimes doesn't even sound like the guitar. Into that description steps the music of Maneli Jamal.

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August 12, 2014

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Weekly Toronto Flick Picks : Woodstock, lots of Pacino and Steve Woloshen, and movies on the water

Weekly Toronto Flick Picks : Woodstock, lots of Pacino and Steve Woloshen, and movies on the water This week, we peek in on some of the more interesting screenings and events that Toronto cinema culture has coming this week, take a look at some local film events and check out what's shooting right now in the city.

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August 11, 2014

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Eton of Sweden in the hot seat for unbelievable advertising gaffe

Eton of Sweden in the hot seat for unbelievable advertising gaffe Here’s a Monday afternoon question for you: when you look at this picture, what do you see? Or more to the point, what are your initial reactions?

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August 11, 2014

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Buskerfest with Bendy Em

Buskerfest with Bendy Em Toronto’s Buskerfest returns to the downtown Yonge neighbourhood, August 21 to 24. One performer, dubbed Bendy Em, has traveled from Sydney, Australia, to take part.

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Hogtown Humour

First Draught: A wheat beer with pineapple from the land of hops

First Draught: A wheat beer with pineapple from the land of hops

The case of legislative intoxication that struck North America in the early 20th century—otherwise known as Prohibition—may have been less severe in Canada than the US, but we are still dealing...

Briane Nasimok: A familiar face at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival

Briane Nasimok: A familiar face at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival

You’ve heard his stories and shtick for decades, now meet Torontonian Briane Nasimok, one of the many performers at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival.

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Theatre

Hawksley Workman takes to the Tarragon Theatre stage in The God That Comes

Hawksley Workman takes to the Tarragon Theatre stage in The God That Comes

Local rock musicians have dabbled in the Toronto theatre scene with mixed results over the years. It’s a natural fit. Rock is all about emotion, playing with swagger and acting a role. And when...

Theatre Review: 50 Shades! The Musical offers sex jokes aplenty

Theatre Review: 50 Shades! The Musical offers sex jokes aplenty

You’ll have to wait until next year for Fifty Shades of Grey the movie to come out, but from now until April 13 you can see 50 Shades! The Musical at the Bluma Appel Theatre. This bawdy touring...

Megan Follows, making directorial debut, pushes the boundaries

Megan Follows, making directorial debut, pushes the boundaries

From little Anne Shirley to murderous nobles.

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Music & Concerts

Concert Review: Buzz band Ought power through short but sweet Monday night set

Concert Review: Buzz band Ought power through short but sweet Monday night set

Montreal band Ought took the stage at the Drake Underground and immediately launched into their breakout hit “Today More Than Any Other Day,” setting the tone for a fast-paced set that pleased...

Running for cover: Andrew Bird in town for the Toronto Urban Roots Festival

Running for cover: Andrew Bird in town for the Toronto Urban Roots Festival

For years, Andrew Bird would add a cover song to his set from one of his favourite bands, and good friends, the Handsome Family. It seemed only a matter of time before the songs made it onto an...

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Books

Bold new novel from University of Toronto grad Tom Rachman

Bold new novel from University of Toronto grad Tom Rachman

Tom Rachman did fairly well with his debut novel, The Imperfectionists — an international bestseller translated into 25 languages. You know, the usual. The University of Toronto grad is back with...

Toronto writer David Sax launches new book The Tastemakers

Toronto writer David Sax launches new book The Tastemakers

Why do some food trends have legs while others fizzle? David Sax’s latest book tries to uncover why ‘local’ food and other trends explode or fall short.

Easy, breezy alfresco reads: hot spring books from Toronto writers

Easy, breezy alfresco reads: hot spring books from Toronto writers

There are three easy reasons to find that perfect book this time of year: front porch, beach and cottage. As some flock to outdoor patios as soon as the snow melts, others just want to sit outside...

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