Multi-media artist Joan E. Keegan will be having an exhibition of her paintings at The Beacher Café, 2162 Queen St. E., from July 26 through Aug. 31. This collection of paintings and multi-media works ranges from her early abstract and intuitive pieces where she depicts the literal, spiritual and philosophical effects of urban development on […]

The Cherry Orchard blooms for the Guild Festival premiere

There’s still time to catch the Guild Festival Theatre’s performance of  Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.  The open-air production is staged  at the Greek amphitheatre in the Guild Gardens in Scarborough. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the gate or ordered from  416-392-1421, or Final performances are on July 26, 27, 28, […]

Entertainment: Beaches Jazz Festival and more

The 23rd annual Beaches International Jazz Festival will be offering great music at a number of different venues this summer, including Woodbine Park, Kew Gardens Bandshell, stages set up along the Boardwalk, as well as the popular street venues when Queen Street is closed to car traffic and transformed into one long jumping entertainment mall. […]

Art Scene

Zilberschmuck Gallery, 910 Kingston Rd., will be departing somewhat from its traditional metalwork to present You Can Keep Your Hat On, a display of ‘fascinators’ by Robert Pauly, July 2 through Aug. 27. If you were one of the millions who tuned in to the Royal Wedding of Kate and Wills, you will already be […]

Entertainment Beat

There is to be a special memorial concert in honour of Angus Mackay, June 25, at 8 p.m., at the Toronto Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. in Yorkville. Those of us in the Beach knew Mackay as the Sales Manager of Scarborough Music for many years. Those in the Canadian music industry knew Mackay as […]

Arts Scene

Beach artist Jennifer Cline has just completed a painting commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Community Centre 55 building which will be hung in the centre. The idea for this came from Nathalie Vachon and the artists at The Beach Studio Tour. Every year they partner with a charity as a means of giving back […]

New theatre company premiering at the Guild

Two years ago I was invited to join a group planning to stage classical theatre on the grounds of the Guildwood Park using the Greek stage as a backdrop. We call ourselves the Guild Festival Theatre, and hope to make this an annual event. I had no idea how much work was involved in any […]

Book review: The next generation fights on

We all remember the courageous antics of Greenpeace, those original eco-warriors who sailed out into nuclear test sites, sailed into the midst of Japanese whaling fleets and sealing expeditions, and whose ship, the Rainbow Warrior I, was sunk in Auckland Harbour on orders of the French government (a Dutch journalist was killed). One of the […]