DAILY LIST­INGS

Hun­dreds of events through Labour Day

NOW Magazine - Hot Summer Guide - - CONTENTS - Com­piled by LESLEY McAL­LIS­TER

Thurs­day, June 9

Benefits

BACK AL­LEY BREAK­FAST BAKE SALE (Bike­Share) Cy­cling break­fast. 8-10 am. Com­mu­nity Bi­cy­cle Net­work, 761 Queen W. 416-504-2918.

CANADIAN COM­EDY AT THE CEN­TRE (Cen­tre for the Arts) Co­me­di­ans Ste­wart Sil­ver, Frank Spadone, Ron Sparks and oth­ers. 8:30 pm. $10. 263 Ade­laide W. 647-436-2787

THE NIGHT OF THE UNBORING (On­tario Col­lege of Art& De­sign) Video in­stal­la­tions, per­for­mance art, cock­tails and live auc­tion. 7 pm. $150, 9 pm af­ter party only $35. 100 McCaul. 416-977-6000 ext 1234.

VERNISSAGE (Schools with­out Bor­ders) Art, mu­sic and a si­lent auc­tion. 7 pm. $25. Artweave Gallery, 146 Dupont. 416-939-3521.

UR­BAN WOMYN’S COM­EDY FES­TI­VAL (Da Kink in My Hair) Fes­ti­val launch party. 8 pm. $55$100. Opal Lounge, 472 Queen W. 416-3667723.

ZOO DO ICE (Toronto Zoo) Frosty cock­tails at the po­lar bear ex­hibit, en­ter­tain­ment, auc­tions and more. 6:30 pm. $200. Toronto Zoo, Mead­ow­vale and Shep­pard. 416-392-9113.

Events

THE AD­VEN­TURES OF JOSEPH AN­DREWS Stu­dio

268 re­mounts the Ken­neth Brown play open­ing to­day. $15-$20. Tar­ragon Ex­tra Space, 30 Bridg­man. 416-531-1827.

AL­MOST YOUNG Ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings by Ni­cholas and Sheile Pye. To Jul 2. An­gell Gallery, 890 Queen W. 416-530-0444.

ARTIST GAR­DENS Twenty-three gar­dens de­signed by vis­ual artists in­clud­ing San­dra Rechico, Ted Ret­tig, Libby Hague and Michael Davey on dis­play through the sum­mer. Free. Har­bourfront Cen­tre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000.

BIKE RE­PAIR WORK­SHOP Learn sim­ple tips on how to fix your bi­cy­cle. 7-9 pm. Free. Moun­tain Equip­ment Co-op, 400 King W. 416-340-2667.

THE CHAM­BER Group art ex­hi­bi­tion on the theme of the bed­room, cu­rated by Kelly McCray. To Jun 19. Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen W. 416-536-6778, www.g1313.org. CYBERSPACES OF THEIR OWN: FE­MALE FAN­DOMS ON­LINE Launch of a book by Rhi­an­non Bury. 6 pm. Free. Toronto Women’s Book­store, 73 Har­bord. 416-922-8744. DEMONS STOLE MY SOUL – ROCK ’N ROLL

DRUMS IN CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART Ex­hi­bi­tion of works by Han Ben­nink, Flo Mounier, Mirko Sa­ba­tini and oth­ers. To Jul 3. Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Canadian Art, 952 Queen W. 416395-7430.

EN­VI­RON­MENT DAY Com­post­ing info and sup-

plies, a haz­ardous waste drop-off and free leaf com­post. 4-8 pm. Wabash from So­rau­ren to MacDon­nell. www.toronto.ca/en­vi­ron­ment_ days.

FARM­ERS MAR­KETS On­tario-grown fruits and veg­eta­bles, baked goods and more. East York Civic Cen­tre, Eto­bi­coke Civic Cen­tre, Mel Last­man Square, Nathan Phillips Square, Scarborough Civic Cen­tre and Lawrence & We­ston. De­tails www.city.toronto.on.ca.

FAS­SETT! Ex­hi­bi­tion of patch­work quilts by Kaffe Fas­sett. To Oct 16. Tex­tile Mu­seum of Canada, 55 Cen­tre. 416-599-5321. FAVOURITES: YOUR CHOICES FROM OUR COL­LEC­TION Ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings and sculp­tures from the gallery’s per­ma­nent col­lec­tion. To Jan, 2006. Art Gallery of On­tario, 317 Dun­das W. www.ago.net.

FUR­NI­TURE FOR THE BAUHAUS Art ex­hi­bi­tion cu­rated by artist/art writer Gary Michael Dault. To Jun 19, open­ing re­cep­tion Jun 11, 2-5 pm. Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen W. 416-5366778, www.g1313.org.

FU­TURE SPECIES: HY­BRIDS Ex­hi­bi­tion of works by Karma Clarke-Davis, Ist­van Kan­tor, Flo­ria Sigis­mondi and oth­ers. To Jul 3. Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Canadian Art, 952 Queen W. 416-395-7430.

DAVID McCLYMENT An ex­hi­bi­tion of paint­ings runs to Jun 25. 64 Steps Con­tem­po­rary Art, 1164 Queen W. 416-535-7837.

ISAACS SEEN: TWO ON THE SCENE Ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­to­graphs by Michel Lam­beth and Tess Ta­co­nis. To Sep 25. Art Gallery of On­tario, 317 Dun­das W. www.ago.net.

rJUNEFEST Deaf-Blind Aware­ness Month cel­e­bra­tion. 1-10 pm. Free. Mel Last­man Square, 5100 Yonge. www.city.toronto.on.ca.

LIFEBEAT Mu­si­cal va­ri­ety show fea­tur­ing lo­cal health care pro­fes­sion­als. $23-$30. Pre­miere Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W. 416-9734000, www.har­bourfront­cen­tre.com.

LIS­MER AND BE­YOND Ex­hi­bi­tion of 75 years of art ed­u­ca­tion at the gallery. Art Gallery of On­tario, 317 Dun­das W. www.ago.net.

MU­SIC GAR­DEN TOURS Guided tours hap­pen Thurs­days 5:30 pm, Wed­nes­days 11 am. Free. Queens Quay and Spad­ina. www.har­bourfront­cen­tre.com.

NXNE FILM CONFERENCEWork­shops, mas­ter­classes and pan­els for mu­si­cians and film­mak­ers. To Jun 11, kick­off party tonight 9 pm (Beba Lounge, 614 Col­lege). $99 w/ film del­e­gate pass. www.nxne.com.

ROZ HER­MANT Photography ex­hi­bi­tion. To Jul 4. Steamwhis­tle Gallery, 255 Bremner. 416922-4459.

NEIGH­BOUR­HOODS OF DAV­ISVILLE Leisurely 20 K bike ride through the streets and parks north of Dav­isville. 6:30 pm. Free. Dav­isville Park ten­nis courts. www.tbn.ca.

POND LIFE Dis­cover the di­ver­sity of pond life in an ur­ban park. 7-9 pm. Free. Don Val­ley Brick Works, Bayview S of Pot­tery. 416-661-6600 ext 5660.

THE SHAPE OF COLOUR Ex­hi­bi­tion of Colour Field art, fea­tur­ing Clyf­ford Still, Mark Rothko and oth­ers. To Aug 7. Art Gallery of On­tario, 317 Dun­das W. 416-979-6660.

TOM SIM­MONS Stand-up com­edy. To Jun 12. $2-$17. Yuk Yuk’s Down­town, 224 Rich­mond W. 416-967-6425.

SUC­CESS WITH ROSES Gar­den­ing pre­sen­ta­tion. 7:30 pm. Free. Trace Manes Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 110 Rum­sey. www.leaside­gar­denso­ci­ety.org.

LARRY TOW­ELL Pho­tog­ra­pher Tow­ell’s ex­hi­bi­tion No Man’s Land runs to Jun 25. Steven Bul­ger Gallery, 1026 Queen W. 416-504-0575.

Fri­day, June 10

Benefits

DAY AT THE RACES (Ire­land Fund of Canada) Buf­fet lunch, auc­tions, cos­tume prizes and horse rac­ing. Noon-4:30 pm. $100. Wood­bine Race­track, 555 Rex­dale. 416-367-8311.

Events

BLOODY WORDS VIMys­tery lovers con­fer­ence with pan­els, read­ings and work­shops with Mau­reen Jen­nings, Lyn­wood Bar­clay and oth­ers. To Jun 12. $175. Mar­riott Toronto Eaton Cen­tre. 416-597-9938, www.blood­y­words. com.

FAME 2005 Health, physique, fit­ness and model expo. To­day 6-11 pm; to­mor­row 9 am-9 pm; Jun 12, 10 am-8 pm. $25. Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, 255 FrontW. 416-858-3263.

FRI­DAY NIGHT RIDE Bike ride to L’Amore­aux Park and back. 7-9 pm. Free. Les­lie and Shep­pard. 416-897-1035.

IR­ISH CEILI Ba­sics les­son and tra­di­tional Ir­ish group danc­ing. 7:30 pm. $8, stu $5. Rus­sian Or­tho­dox Church, 823 Man­ning. 905-270-1130.

LAP DANCE WITH CONFIDENCEWomen learn the ins and outs of lap danc­ing. 7-9:30 pm. $35. Good for Her, 175 Har­bord. 416-588-0900,

Ca­role Pope head­lines the Same Sex Wed­ding Show on June 23.

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