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December 2017

Winter Soul(stice) Coffeehouse

December 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Artscape Youngplace ON M6K 2N7 Canada + Google Map
Free

The Lucky Penny would like to invite you for the night to visit our baby sister, the Two Penny cafe located on the first floor of Artscape Youngplace! As the weather cools down, let's keep our souls warm with some music, poetry, coffee and booze! If you are interested in performing, please email the Lucky Penny at luckypenny189@gmail.com. Please note: we would like to keep the evening fairly acoustic, so sadly we cannot accept heavy metal drummers, professional yodelers or…

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January 2018

TwoPenny Open Mic Night

January 25 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, 2nd Floor Hallway
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Free

Join us for our second TwoPenny Open Mic night on January 25th at 7pm. As the frigid cold moves in, let's keep our souls warm with some music, poetry, coffee and booze! If you are interested in performing (stand up comedy, acoustic ballads, your latest poem...) please email the Lucky Penny at luckypenny189@gmail.com. Please note: we would like to keep the evening fairly acoustic, so sadly we cannot accept heavy metal drummers, professional yodelers or bagpipes. Please let us know…

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February 2018

Re: NETCO, Talk and Performance

February 3 @ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J2W5 Canada
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Free

Presented by YYZ. RE: TOWARDS A MINOR HISTORY OF EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCE A collection of textual and visual essays based on the exhibition Celebration of the Body organized by Ingrid and Iain Baxter (N.E. Thing Co.) in 1976 in Kingston, Canada, and its reactivation in 2012 in three acts: in Lyon, Saint-Fons and London, by Fabien Pinaroli et al. Launch of the English-language edition published by the Paris-based it: éditions. The book presents a wide range of responses from artists,…

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Film Screening: Taskafa, Stories of the Street

February 25 @ 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J2W5 Canada
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As part of "We Look At Animals Because," Critical Distance and South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC) presents a film screening by filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman. Structured around readings by renowned critic and essayist John Berger, "Taskafa" (2013, 66 mins) offers a brilliantly incisive meditation on urban space and city life by investigating the complex history of Istanbul’s street dogs. Despite several major attempts by Istanbul’s rulers, politicians and planners over the last 400 years to erase them, the city’s…

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Don’t Look Down

February 28 @ 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until March 2, 2018

Flex Studio 109, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, ON
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$25.00

An Evening of Storytelling and Magic Scott Hammell explores his motivations, inspirations and many MANY setbacks performing some of the most dangerous stunts in the world. Hanging upside down from a hot air balloon while locked in a straitjacket, performing a card trick while skydiving, skydiving while blindfolded and handcuffed, juggling live explosives and the bullet catch. So where does one go from there? How about an intimate theatrical experience with never before told stories and brand new magic! PLEASE…

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March 2018

An Evening with Tamar Ilana & Ventanas

March 1 @ 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J2W5 Canada
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$20 - $25

Come enjoy a warm evening of world music with Tamar Ilana & Ventanas at the Small World Music Centre for the first time! Fresh home from a BC tour, they hit the stage once more before heading into the studio to record a new album. Tamar Ilana has a history as dynamic and international as the musical tapestry she weaves with Ventanas. The band skips effortlessly from heart-wrenching flamenco arrangements to mournful Sephardic love songs and playful Balkan party tunes…

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SKETCH Open Studio

March 9 @ 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
SKETCH, lower level, 180 Shaw, Lower Level
Toronto, ON m6j 2w5 Canada
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Free

We celebrate the end of our Winter Season with our first Open Studio event for 2018! Featuring performances, music, exhibitions, food and more! Join us Friday, March 9 from 5:30-8:30PM.

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April 2018

The Create Festival 2018

April 21 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, 2nd Floor Hallway
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$15 - $25

The 19th Annual Create Festival 2018 (formerly Fireside) Fundraising Event is a labour of love building community through the arts. This year's theme is Celebrating our Earth. There will be live Music, Dance, and Performance, a Silent Auction, Raffle, It Takes a Community Group Art Exhibition and Sale, A Community Resource Board, Arts and Crafts Vendors, Food, Plants and much more... All proceeds from this fundraising event will go to the Jennifer Sjenta Dancer Haberman Bursary Fund - a $900…

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How to tear down a wall

April 29 @ 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until April 29, 2018

Artscape Youngplace, Studio 103, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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$18 - $25

"How to tear down a wall", a new full-length dance by choreographer Tracey Norman, aims to interrogate supportive structures, investigating the walls we put up and take down in our society, smaller communities, and intimate relationships. Collaborating with exciting interpreters Justine Comfort, Sarah Dowhun, Miles Gosse, Niko Markakis and Denise Solleza (members of the collective Half Second Echo), and lighting designer Gabriel Cropley, How to tear down a wall is a site-specific work for a magnificent space housed in Artscape…

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May 2018

Howard Ross – A One Day Show of Paintings

May 6 @ 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A One Day Show of Paintings - I am a Toronto, Canada born painter. I have been a professional artist since 1985. I love to paint. I love the physical activity of painting. I love the process of starting with a white panel, and then, after much mental anguish and hours of smelling turpentine, something exists that did not exist before. Howard currently lives in Spain but will be present throughout the day. This exhibition is open to the public.

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Getting to Know Your Fruit

May 13 @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until May 13, 2018

Artscape Youngplace, Studio 103, 180 Shaw St
Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5 Canada
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$20 - $50

After the roaring success of her memoir-based show Sara does a Solo - in New York City, San Francisco and a coast to coast Canadian tour – Porter is back onstage with the premiere of Getting to Know Your Fruit. Exploding the theatrical moment into movement and monologue that reveals the heart of a woman in conversation with herself about finding the truest ways to self-expression, Porter examines the fruits of her 30-year career in performing and writing, puts poetry…

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Near East – CD & Vinyl Release

May 19 @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario M6J2W5 Canada
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$20 - $25

Near East - Ravi Naimpally, Ernie Tollar and Demetri Petsalakis - releases their debut recording on CD and vinyl. The concert will feature special guests, Syrian clarinetist Majd Sekkar and Turkish qanun virtuoso Tamer Pinarbasi. Near East invents their own world-music convention, by bringing together several world music traditions. The Inception of Near East's Music begins in, Maqam and Iqa' of the Middle East and Greece, gives way to the raga and tala concepts of North and South India ultimately…

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