Volunteer Opportunity at Harbourfront

Thursday, April 24, 2008

If you like kids and/or Harbourfront, there’s a great opportunity to get some volunteer hours in this year. A friend of mine is working for the Kids programming department and they’re looking for volunteers to help out during HarbourKIDS! this year. Here’s the info:

HarbourKIDS!
May 17 – 19, 2008

The big idea for HarbourKIDS this May is Fearless! This action-packed festival celebrates and encourages bravery, pluckiness and courage in kids by showing them that anything is possible once they set their minds to it! There are plenty of exciting volunteer opportunities from May 13 – 19 including:

  • Preparing décor and craft materials
  • Working with our designer to assemble our FUNHOUSE
  • Assisting facilitators with the Powerful Poetry and Fearless Funk Styles Dance Workshops
  • Helping the kids with their own artistic creations including masks, costumes, noise makers and juggling balls
  • Front of House and Usher positions for the amazing performances and presentations including Creepy Critters:Bugmania and the Kids’ Open Mic Poetry Jam
  • And much more!

If you would like to be a part of this action-packed festival, please attend a recruitment session

on:    Monday, April 28, 2008
at:    6:30 pm
in:    Miss Lou’s Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

Please email to volunteers@harbourfrontcentre or call 416-952-3625 to register for the recruitment session.

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The coolest garage sale this season!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A note from a friend of mine:

Looking for some new clothes? A computer? Lamp? Toys? Stereo? Record player? Good book to read? Christmas shopping early? Or just out for a stroll and need to support the upcoming Lab Cab Festival? Then come on down to the Lab Cab Garage Sale!!!!

1550 Queen St. West (next to Mitzi’s Sister @ Dowling)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
10am-4pm

We will not be undersold!! You will not be disappointed!! Spread the word!! Exclamation!!!

The third annual Lab Cab Festival
May 31st & June 1st, 2008
12pm-6pm
Factory Theatre
FREE!!!


Photo of Yorkville!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I just got an e.mail from Schmap!! Canada saying they had decided to use a photo I had taken of the ROM and posted on Flickr for their website to describe Yorkville. Fun! You can see the site here.


Party for Arts Administrators!

Monday, March 24, 2008

If you work in the arts and wish you could get out there and connect with more people in different disciplines in a relaxed atmosphere with some tunes and drinks … then here is your answer:

The Emerging Arts Professional Network (EAP) is hosting its first ever EAP Connects event which aims to bring those who are in a senior position within the arts and those who are just starting out. This event will be happening on the last Tuesday of every month, so if you miss out this time, there’s always next month, but it should be a blast! I’ll be there (I’m on the EAP Committee) so drop by and say hi …

EAP Connects flyer


Text Refashion is looking for YOU!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A good friend of mine is putting together the second installment of “Text Refashion” which launched quite successfully last year at The Gladstone Hotel. It was a fantastic evening of art installations on the second floor of the hotel. More is explained in the details below. I know the deadline is today – but I’m sure you could probably slip in a submission.

(Hope Mike doesn’t kill me for saying that) 😉

Even if you don’t submit, this is definitely something worth checking out when the next installment takes place!

Call for submissions

Skinny Jo Productions is seeking artists of all disciplines to submit for a chance to be part of the collective of SJP’s 2nd TEXT refashion.  In April 2007, SJP held TEXT refashion: Project 1 at the Gladstone Hotel with major success, and now we are ready to hit the 2nd project with full force.

TEXT is a conceptual art/media project that encourages artists’ off every medium to find inspiration through words and art as a whole.  The concept is simple and unique:  Through 1 chosen piece of text, 10 artists’ will express the text’s message through their art medium and will be given 2 weeks each (in sequence) to create the text and the art that preceded them as they see fit.

We are seeking visual and performance artists, writers, designers, and beyond. Beyond can be chefs, carpenters, fashionistas etc?

Your deadline to submit your interest is MARCH 20, 2008

We are also seeking those interested in marketing, producing and funding.

Please contact:
Michael Soulard
textrefashion@mac.com
or
416-455-5753

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Where does stuff come from … and go?

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

So this isn’t so Toronto specific, but more of a global post. Have you ever wondered where all that stuff we collect – you know, the kind that really has no use in our every day life and eventually gets packed away and forgotten about – ever wonder where it comes from, and where it goes?

If your answer is yes (even if it’s not, you should check this out), may I suggest this website: the Story of Stuff.

Remember, you can start your spring cleaning now!


I’m a published author!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Who would’a thunk it, but I’m a published author now!

It was over a year and a half ago – almost two years now – that Sky Gilbert called me asking for a few samples of my writing as he was putting together an anthology of gay playwrights … so I sent him a few things I had written, didn’t hear anything for a few months, gave up, and then got the call that he was going to be using a few of my monologues and scenes in the anthology! Colour me surprise …

So the book has finally been published and there’s a launch party on Tuesday at the Gladstone. If you’ve got nothing else to do that night, c’mon out and enjoy some gay dramatic fun!

Playwright’s Canada Press announces the arrival of
Gay Monologues and Scenes: An Anthology
Edited by Sky Gilbert

Join PCP as we celebrate the publication of Gay Monologues and Scenes, an anthology edited by Sky Gilbert.
This exciting collection of contemporary gay Canadian theatre will be launched at the Gladstone Hotel Art Bar on Tuesday, October 16th, at 8pm.

rief readings from Gay Monologues and Scenes will be performed by Edward Roy, Peter Lynch, David Bateman, Salvatore Antonio, Tony Berto, Jefferson Guzman and Sean Reycraft. The ever-genial RM Vaughan will host the evening, and the even more genial Sky Gilbert will be in attendance, along with the authors, to sign books.

Gay Monologues and Scenes: An Anthology features work by
Salvatore Antonio
David Bateman
Tony Berto
Ken Brand
Gavin Crawford
Julian Doucet
Paul Dunn
Blair Francey
Jefferson Guzman
Peter Lynch
Michael Lewis MacLennan
Jordan Patterson
Sean Reycraft
David Roche
Edward Roy
Colin Thomas
RM Vaughan

For further information, please contact Annie Gibson at 416-703-0013 or at editor@playwrightscanada.com