Friday, 4 May 2007

Sunday Night Jazz
Jazz at the Cobourg (533 Parliament Street). Beautiful music - don't miss it.
This week it's National Jazz Award winner Mike Murley with Neil Swainson and Rob Piltch. 9:00 pm. No cover charge.

Contact Toronto comes to Cabbagetown
In Cabbagetown, two locations are taking part in the 11th annual Contact Toronto, a city-wide festival of modern photography – the House on Parliament (at 456 Parliament Street) and Gingers (at 252 Carlton Street).
Shawna King’s pictures, shown at the House on Parliament, feature the patrons of this “popular eatery located in the eclectic community of Cabbagetown.” At Gingers, you can see Owen Wong’s pictures of his trip to China.

Cowboys and Rodeos come here too …
For the second year, prominent photo-journalist Norm Betts is showing his stunning pictures of small town rodeos at Jet Fuel (519 Parliament Street).

And at the Ben Wicks/Left Door (424 Parliament Street), Ryan Dineen’s water colours of famous sports personalities are on display.

Terry Michelin Is Remembered
The late Terry Michelin was a much-loved figure along Parliament Street. His business, St Jamestown Steak & Chops (516 Parliament Street), is now flourishing under the guidance of his son, Mark. Terry’s friends have been actively raising funds for a lasting memorial and their efforts are at last being rewarded.
On Sunday, May 6 at 11:00 am, during the annual Forsythia Festival at Wellesley Park (at the end of Wellesley Street near Sumach), the City of Toronto will unveil “Terry’s Gate” in the park’s playground.

Forsythia Festival, May 6, 10:00 am
This weekend is the date for Cabbagetown’s official start to Spring, our Forsythia Festival. Events start at Riverdale Park (Winchester and Sumach Streets) at 10:00 am, followed by the parade to Wellesley Park. This year’s highlights include the unveiling of Terry’s Gate, planting a fresh forsythia bush, games, picnics and entertainment.

Advance Notice …
If you’re a dance fan, you won’t want to miss Centre Shift by the Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre. Works by Deborah Lundmark, Robert Glumbek and Sasha Ivanochko are featured on this year’s program. Centre Shift is the CCDT’s end-of-season production showcasing the company’s young dancers. May 31 to June 2. Tickets are $15 and $25, reservations at 416-924-5657. Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street.