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Kids in the Hall kicking off new tour in Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 5, 2015

kids in the hall torontoAs the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival gets up and running, there's more laughter headed our way in spring: Kids in the Hall have announced they'll begin their newest tour with not one, not two, not three, but four live gigs in Toronto.

New and classic sketches will be performed at the Danforth Music Hall April 23-26 by Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. There's no note in the press release advising your to dress as your favourite old school character from the CBC show... but there's no warning not to.

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RuPaul brings her Drag Race circus to the Danforth

Posted by Guest Contributor / March 2, 2015

Rupaul TorontoOn Friday night at the Danforth Music Hall, a different kind of circus came to town. A glimmering gaggle of glorious "girls" were led into battle under the banner of the original Glamazon - RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons. If you haven't seen the show yet, best to crawl out from beneath that very large rhinestone you've been living under (not unlike those we saw on stage).

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The top 5 artists to check out at The Artist Project 2015

Posted by Staff / February 21, 2015

artist project torontoThis weekend brings the return of The Artist Project, a contemporary art fair that allows artists to sell their work directly to visitors without a gallery or agent middlemen. While in theory the idea seems great for individual artists, be aware that the size of the fair means that there's plenty of forgettable work alongside the gems on display.

A notable exception to this is the Untapped Emerging Artists section, which is a smaller juried competition that features some of the fair's best work. The massive fair can make you feel like you're lost in an Ikea marketplace, but if you wade through the high heeled traffic, there's lots to engage with here.

These are my picks for 5 artists not to miss at this year's Artist Project.

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Toronto opera company to host blow-out costume sale

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 20, 2015

Tapestry Opera Co saleToronto's Tapestry Opera Co just celebrated their 35th Anniversary (with bagel donuts!), and over that third of a century or so, the opera co have found they've hoarded more dramatic memories than their costume trunks have room for. Haven't we all.

This means Toronto admirers and collectors of artful stage costumes and theatre production knick knacks are in luck: this Sunday, February 22, the Distillery District will be a hot spot to pick up 35 years worth of costumes, wigs, props, furnishings, and books - plus sheet music, for the musically inclined.

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Toronto studio teaches you how to take a better selfie

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 19, 2015

selfie school torontoIf you're unpopular on Instagram and Facebook and unlucky on OkCupid and Tinder, maybe you've considered going outside or developing new skills and interests - or maybe you've dreamed of selfie school.

Toronto, it's not a dream. Richmond Hill photo studio Selfies is offering to "teach people how to take professional pictures on their own with a high quality DSLR camera, costumes, backgrounds and a variety of props." Just show up with your pals/extras and a USB stub - Selfies will take care of the rest.

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Wild art goose chase to take over Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 19, 2015

art goose chase torontoToronto artist Alex Millington is never short of ideas, and starting March 7th, he'll reveal the first clue to his newest brainchild, The Urban Goose Chase: a hunt around the city for a piece of artwork, namely a golden goose crafted by Millington himself.

While there's no household in Toronto that couldn't use more locally crafted, gleaming winged bric-a-brac, the fun here is obviously in the hunt itself. Millington's previously treasure hunts have taken place at York University, once in the book store (The winner found $100 cash and a golden ticket in a copy of Catcher in the Rye) and once featuring sculptures around campus.

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