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Virtual Open Mic

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - August 15 @ 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

SING IN YOUR HOMES! Join Virtual Open Mic for a variety of free performances on Zoom (performers welcome to join as well). 8 p.m. EDT every Saturday. Visit the website for more information.

The Bentway launches public art initiative #ItsAllRightNow

June 12 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 11:59 pm

It’s All Right Now is a public art project and a collective movement that confronts and captures our varied perspectives, experiences and understandings of life in COVID-19.   Twenty Toronto-based artists were commissioned to respond to a simple inquiry on…

Museums at Home

June 26 @ 12:00 am - August 31 @ 12:00 am

Enjoy the digital offerings of Canada's museums while you practice social distancing. Below are a list of online resources from Canada’s museums.   The list is curated by Canadian Museums Association and includes many notable museums: Aga Khan Museum Art…

Big Band Exchange by North York Arts

July 1 @ 12:00 am - August 31 @ 12:00 am

Hosted by North York Arts This summer, for the first time in over 25 years, we won’t gather on Mel Lastman Square to dance to the sound of the best Big Bands of Toronto and beyond. The safety of our…

Luke Parnell – Indigenous History in Colour by MKG127

July 2 @ 12:00 am - August 22 @ 12:00 am

MKG127 is pleased to present Indigenous History in Colour, an exhibition of works by Luke Parnell. Each painting is paired with a surrealist poem created by Parnell that appropriates the original exhibitions' texts and critical writing about the exhibitions. The…

Summer Camp Painting and Drawing – All Ages (Online)

July 2 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 11:30 am

Artfully You with Julie Wurtele   Every Tuesday and Thursday until August 25 from 10-11am   This summer join Julie Wurtele for a comprehensive 8-week program as she takes you on a creative journey exploring colour, drawing, painting, shadows, perspective…

Ask An Elder (with Elder Duke Redbird) by Myseum of Toronto

July 7 @ 12:00 am - August 27 @ 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

Every Tuesday and Thursday until August 27 This summer Myseum of Toronto and Elder Duke Redbird are bringing back Wigwam Chi-Chemung, this time to an online and physically distanced format. Throughout the summer Elder Duke Redbird will be hosting, "Ask…

Rastafest – Virtual Reggae Festival

August 13 @ 11:00 am - August 16 @ 11:00 pm

Rastafest is Canada’s largest celebration of Rastafarian heritage and culture. The festival is a multi-disciplined, family fun event highlighting different aspects of the Rastafari culture. The festival draws from the rich and diverse Rastafarian lifestyle, culture, and history.   Rastafest…

Distance Dances: Breath, Breathe, & Breathing/Limits of Intimacy by Artscape

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Distance Dances is a series of site-specific interventions created by Toronto-based dancers, performance and multimedia artists, organized around themes of resilience, renewal, and emergence. In the last of the series, enjoy performances by artists Grace Channer, Kim Ninkuru, Attiphah Moulton,…

Sweet Grassroots Collective – Cultural Teachings for Indigenous People

August 16 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday, repeating until September 13, 2020

Weekly Every Sunday Until September 13   SweetGrassRoots Collective invites the Indigenous community, and our family, friends and allies to join us for a virtual, interactive earth-work project at Black Creek Community Farm.   We will be creating virtual and…

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