NOW Magazine Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:32:01 +0000 Thu, 21 Jan 2021 15:32:01 +0000 en-US Julia Hoecke What don’t we know about COVID-19 in Canada’s cities? Candid Conversations with the Canadian Urban Institute event. 300 days into the pandemic there is still much we don’t know about how COVID-19 is affecting Canada’s cities, how specific communities are faring, and what the on-the-ground response needs to look like in our hardest-hit neighbourhoods. This kick off event for the2021 CityTalk program with a candid

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Julia Hoecke Pilot Episodes – Angela Schubot and Rodney Diverlus After collaborating with Toronto Dance Company dancers for a week,Angela and Rodney will reflect on their Pilot Episodes journeys, discussing the different ideas they have unearthed and experimented with during their rehearsals with the company. The TDT ensemble and Pilot Episodes’ co-facilitators Tedd Robinson and Andrew Tay will host the conversation which will be followed

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Julia Hoecke Earthless Live In The Mojave Desert: Vol 1 livestream concert film series. Jan 23 at 3 pm.

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Julia Hoecke Sunday Dinner – The Black Liberation Edition The Black Daddies Club co-presentation of Sunday Dinners virtual discussions (The Black Liberation edition), online forum which will focus on Blackness, gender and race. This special session will be open to the general public and not only to Black men, which the Sunday Dinner online gatherings are usually known for. This special edition of Sunday

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Facial Recognition: A pathway or threat to our future CFE Virtual Forum Series. Millions use facial recognition technology daily to unlock smartphones and tag friends in photos. But the same technology is viewed by many as a threat to human rights and civil liberties. IBM has gotten out of the facial recognition business altogether, and Amazon and Microsoft have refused to make their facial

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You Are A Star Canadian singer/songwriter Jay Gordon Wright has launched a new online concert series in support of the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC). You Are A Star is a series of seven monthly episodes, each featuring his own original songs performed entirely by Wright. Across the episodes, 25 songs will be featured and performed “live”

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Julia Hoecke Wavelength Winter Festival with The OBGMs and Kali Horse Wavelength Presents…in partnership with Harbourfront Centre, as part of Kuumba. Wavelength Winter Festival livestream with The OBGMs (buzzy Black-fronted punk rockers) at 9 pm, and Kali Horse (psychedelic rock duo) at 8 pm. All ages. Free.

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Julia Hoecke @jazzintoronto Concerts Livestream jazz concerts. Feb 12 – Melissa Lauren (vocals) and Nathan Hiltz (guitar), at 7 pm. Feb 13 – Love Songs for Valentines with Laura Anglade (vocals) and Jonathan Chapman (bass), at 8 pm. Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day Requests & Dedications with Ori Dagan (vocals/piano), at 4 pm. Tips welcome with all proceeds

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Julia Hoecke @jazzintoronto Concerts Livestream jazz concerts. Tips welcomed with all proceeds going to the artists.  Feb 5 – Sophia Perlman (vocals); Adrean Farrugia (piano), at 7 pm. Feb 6 – Queen Pepper (vocals and piano), at 8 pm. Feb 7 – Mike Kerr (guitar), at 4 pm.

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Julia Hoecke @jazzintoronto Concerts Livestream jazz series. Tips welcomed with all proceeds going to the artists.  Fri Jan 29 – Sam Dickinson (solo guitar), at 8 pm. Sat Jan 30 – Robert Ball (vocals); Eric Lundgren (guitar), at 8 pm. Sun Jan 31– Ted Warren (drums, piano, harmonica), at 4 pm.

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Julia Hoecke @jazzintoronto Concerts Livestream jazz music series.  Tips welcome with all proceeds going to the artists.  Fri Jan 22 – Suzi Wesson (vocals) & Doug Balfour (piano/vocals), at 8 pm. Sat Jan 23 – Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet/accordion/vocals) & Michael Herring (bass/vocals), at 8 pm. Sun Jan 24 – Patrick Smith (tenor saxophone) & Ewen Farncombe (piano), at 4

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Julia Hoecke Slay At Home Fest Metal fest with Tombs, Gorgatron, Salem’s Bend, Perdition Sect, War Curse, Andy Gillion, Del Judas, Covid Bastards, Lost Symphony and others. Jan 22 at 3 pm. Free. RSVP, This event will benefit the National Independent Venue Association’s emergency relief fund which is providing financial aid for stages across the nation while waiting for

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Julia Hoecke Winterfolk XIX Blues and Roots Festival Virtually streamed performances by Julian Taylor, Laura Fernandez, Mandy Goodhandy, Jack de Keyzer, Ken Whiteley, Melanie Peterson, Suzie Vinnick and many others. Feb 19 & 20 from 7-10 pm. Free. Optional donations will be collected in support of the Daily Bread Foodbank.

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Dino Drive Ever wondered what it would be like roaming the earth with the dinosaurs? Dino Drive is a unique socially distanced, fully contactless drive-thru experience at Exhibition Place. The event puts you and your family right into the Mesozoic Era exploring the wondrous dinosaurs that once roamed our earth. It is an immersive experience like none

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True Stories (Told Live) Toronto Online Storytellers Ali Hassan, Lamia Gibson, Susan Kendall-Urbach, Sunita Kosaraju, and musical guest from Sante Fe, New Mexico: David Berkeley (This American Life). Hosted by Marsha from Jan 26 at 7:30 pm. Pwyc. As always, a donation will be made to Anduhyaun, a shelter and housing project for Indigenous women and children.

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Black History Month Kick-Off  The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the heritage sector, including the OBHS. Additionally, the Black community has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. With these unprecedented events happening simultaneously with the global reckoning of anti-Black racism sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s even more important to know history. This history continues, from the past

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Basic Income: An Artists’ Commission Can you imagine what your life as an artist would be like if your basic economic needs were met? How would it change your art practice? How would it change the way that you care for people in your community? How would it change your priorities in life? We asked 20 artists across artistic disciplines

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Julia Hoecke Hamilton Winterfest 2021 More than 50 virtual events from the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Fringe Festival, to the Hamilton Public Library, Soupfest and Factory Media Arts Centre – Winterfest gives Hamiltonians a reason to stay home. Events include the Winterfest 360 Tour, Inspired by Icebergs public art installation, Drift- animated installation, Signature Concerts, Frost Bites –

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Julia Hoecke Greg Hardy Nicholas Metivier Gallery present the exhibition of new paintings Northern Cathedral. Feb 4-27.

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TSO On Demand: Beethoven Septet Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s most crowd-pleasing contribution to the chamber music repertoire—his Septet—right inside your home as a part of this TSO On Demand concert. The only complete movement from the String Trio in B‑flat Major, D. 471, by Schubert, a devoted disciple of Beethoven’s, and a Ludwig-inspired reorchestration for

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IT@CA 2021 – Made in Italy Back to the future The Embassy of Italy to Canada, Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, Italian Trade Agency, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Italian National Tourist Board and Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario Canada (ICCO Canada) present the second edition of IT@CA, a free online event featuring four acclaimed and globally renowned guests in conversation with journalist Anna

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Julia Hoecke Hot Docs 2021 Annual international documentary film festival presents a hybrid festival, offering audiences online streaming as well as live screenings and special events in accordance with public health guidelines. The full lineup of films will be announced on March 23. Apr 29-May 9. Unlimited festival pass ($259) and ticket packages available (5-pack $55, 12-pack $125), singles ticket

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Julia Hoecke Sultans of String Best of the Sultans interactive virtual livestream concert. Jan 23 at 8 pm. Admission by donation.

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Julia Hoecke brent ii Livestream Experience Livestream concert with Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler performing from their new EP and previous collaborations. Feb 10 at 9 pm. $21.

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Julia Hoecke The Besnard Lakes Livestream Series concerts. Feb 5, March 6 and April 3 at 7 pm. $13-$30. All ages.

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Julia Hoecke C-O-N-T-A-C-T Immersive theatre experience C-O-N-T-A-C-T is performed entirely outdoors where the audience follows the cast along downtown streets. The performers do not speak – audio is synced with the action and played through a mobile app, enabling the audience to feel like they are reading minds, hearing the actors’ inner thoughts as the story unfolds. The story:  In

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QE Trivia 040: Blockbuster Movie Trivia Night Virtual pub quiz. How’s your movie IQ? Join the trivia night jam packed with awesomely random Q&A from all the best movie soundtracks, characters, credits and more. Hosted by Arianne Tong. PWYC for individuals, teams can join starting at $20. Sign up at

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Julia Hoecke Toronto Black Film Festival The ninth edition of the TBFF is going global, making its 2021 program available to stream anywhere in the world and offers 154 titles from 25 countries, among them Youssef Delara’s opening-night drama Foster Boy and Mia Donovan’s closing-night documentary Dope Is Death. The fest also hosts its annual Black Market series of free panel

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Julia Hoecke PlayMe Podcast Expect Theatre and CBC Podcasts present the podcast series that turns the hottest Canadian plays into audio fiction with a lineup of plays that speak to these uncertain times, exploring themes such as privilege, connection, urban / rural divide and mental health. Each play will be released as three episodes, followed by an in-depth interview with the

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Julia Hoecke Multisensory Museum: Japjot Singh How can artists and designers create more multisensory experiences? OCADU Graduate Students in response to an Inclusive Design Multisensory Museum Course share their co-creative process of translating artworks in the AGO collection into multisensory objects. Students explore a wide variety of techniques to create an inclusive gallery experience in a series of Multisensory MuseumMoments. In

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