Radar: Leslieville Summerlust, Don Tapscott: New Solutions for a Connected Planet, Soiree Quebec 2012, Stay Stranger CD Release, 56 Wines, 1 Summer Solstice
NEIGHBOURHOOD | Leslieville Summerlust
The businesses of Leslieville are opening their doors for the summer solstice tonight so that everyone and their neighbour can explore the area. Sales will be happening at popular retailers like Nathalie Roze & Co., Guff and Baby on the Hip as musical performances and prizes are given out to showcase the Leslieville hospitality that Queen East is known for. Gather 'round Queen East, between Logan and Vancouver, at 6PM to take part in the games and activities that will run until 10PM. Eat, drink and be summery!
Leslieville (Queen Street East from Logan Avenue to Vancouver Avenue) 6PM Free
BOOKS & LIT | Don Tapscott: New Solutions for a Connected Planet
Toronto executive and author Don Tapscott knows economics and has co-written his 14th book, Macrowikinomics: New Solutions for a Connected Planet, on the subject. Examining the connection between networked intelligence and evolving communities, Tapscott explains how economics can work for and with the individual to revolutionize the way we work, live and play. The discussion will be led by Accenture's CIO Wayne Ingram, followed by an author reading and book signing.
MaRS Discovery District (101 College Street) 5:30PM $20
CULTURE | Soirée Québec 2012
A party in true Québecois form, Soirée Québec sets out to celebrate National Day, a day to honour St. Jean Baptiste, with performances, music and food at Roy Thomson Hall this evening. Twenty exhibitors seeking to promote culture and tourism in Québec will offer culinary specialties from the bilingual province like smoked meats, duck products and fine chocolates while Vague de Cirque's circus artists will perform for audiences. The third annual soiree promises good food, good performers and all at an affordable entry fee.
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street) 7PM $6
MUSIC | Stay Stranger CD Release
Indie folk rockers Bury The Hatchet bring their locally grown music to The Boat in Kensington tonight for the release of their latest album Stay Stranger. Playing the full album penned by Mike Legere from beginning to end, the seven-member band will be joined by fellow music makers Union Duke, Benefit of the Free Man and The Formalists. Doors open at 9PM but the party lasts all night!
The Boat (158 Augusta Avenue) 9PM Free
LIQUOR | 56 Wines, 1 Summer Solstice
Winos be worried because 56 Wines, 1 Summer Solstice has set a challenge like no other. The wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake make their way to Liberty Village for this one-night-only event that will offer tastes of over 50 wines from 28 Ontario wineries. Ringing in the summer season the right way, ticket costs include food and wine samplings at this iYellow Wine Club presented event. Neighbourhood shops will keep their doors open late for the enjoyment of those who want to drink their way through Niagara without leaving Liberty Village.
Liberty Market Building Galleria (171 East Liberty Street) 6PM $49
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