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Wednesday June 14

Nuit Rose Opening Reception – ARTS & CULTURE

NUIT ROSE is a free annual festival of queer-focused art and performance event that takes place during Toronto Pride. It showcases provocative, cutting edge work by diverse local and international artists, and engages LGBTQ communities, art lovers, residents and visitors to Toronto in unique experiences with art across the city. Nuit Rose returns for its fourth year this Saturday and Sunday.

Nuit Rose takes off for the stars in 2017 with the theme, What Lies Between Venus & Mars? This year, Nuit Rose honours Regent Park with a major group exhibition of painting, drawing, photography, video and sculpture. Musical and DJ performances will activate the night. Come for the art, stay for the party and, catch all the Nuit Rose events. Check out the website (www.nuitrose.ca) for full artist listings and event details. Nuit Rose launches with Nuit Rose Opening Reception & Group Exhibition hosted by Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas East) from 7PM – 10PM. The Exhibition is on from June 14th to July 4th!

 

Father’s Day Market – SHOPPING

Father’s day is on its way! Wait… Don’t tell me you forgot about it – it’s this Sunday!! Well, Yonge + St. Clair has you covered with their first ever Father’s Day Market. With great success for their Mother’s Day Market – Yonge + St Clair decided to do it even bigger and better for their Father’s Day Market. Happening in the lobby of 55 St Clair W from 10:30AM-6PM, you have the chance to explore the stalls of many local artists and designers to find that special gift for day – or anyone else important in your life! This unique market typically host many artists selling a mixture of art and photography, revamped clothing and jewelry, comical t-shirts and postcards, retro and antique finds, bath and beauty products, belts and wallets, upcycled books, greeting cards, and handmade goods. Some of the confirmed vendors include Whiff Love, Corktown Soap, Celebrity Skulls, Dark Side Jewellery, and more! See you there!

 

Blue Jays Game – SPORTS

The Toronto Blue Jays take on the Tampa Bay Rays again tonight at the Rogers Centre (1 Blue Jays Way) and they’re looking to come back from the hard 8-1 loss yesterday. Help cheer the boys on tonight starting at 7:07PM. Tickets available online for as low as $12.60 on Ticketmaster https://goo.gl/mPr5NZ

 

Luminato – FESTIVAL

Luminato Festival opening evening pays homage and respect to Indigenous creativity, presence, and voice in a large-scale celebratory experience. Paying tribute to the resilience of Indigenous women and the power of land and water, Luminato opens its second decade with Tributaries on June 14 from 6PM-11PM in David Pecaut Square (215 King Street West). This is a FREE and open event featuring Over 60 Indigenous artists including Lila Downs, Tomson Highway, Northern Cree and many more! Free from 7 pm onwards, David Pecaut Square comes alive as Tributaries moves outdoors with a diversity of performances in a four-part program: Roots, Resurgence, Reclamation, and Emancipation. Luminato is Toronto’s global multi-arts festival dedicated to performance, visual art, music, theatre, dance, and magic. The festival has commissioned close to 100 new works of art, with over 3,000 performances featuring more than 13,000 artists. On from June 14 – 25. See 5 shows in The Famous Spiegeltent and save! Limited time offer – get a Tent Pass for only $75. For more information visit luminatofestival.com/2017/Events

 

Rodrigo y Gabriela: Tenth Anniversary Tour – CONCERT

Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela in Toronto will be taking the stage of The Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Ave) tonight! Come on down and listen to their spanish flavour with an influence of nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal. Doors at 7PM. Tickets online at Ticketmaster for as low as $39: https://goo.gl/kqDWPP 

 

BONUS:

Ryan G Hinds: On Parade – SOCIAL

As part of their Queer Pride Programming, Cabaret star Ryan G. Hinds returns to the Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander St) stage for a night of music, humour and political commentary. Guests can expect songs ranging from Wham! to vintage Disney to Weimar-era German Kabarett. Show starts at 8PM! Get your tickets online for only $20: https://goo.gl/G4X6iB

 

JENNA – CONCERT

Catch Canadian R&B/Pop songstress JENNA take on Toronto’s Burdock(1184 Bloor St. W.) tonight at 9PM! Come by early for the mouthwatering food and drinks and be entertained all evening. Get your tickets online here:https://goo.gl/Oquz77 for $12 at or at the door for $15