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Art/Theatre Art Gallery Of Hamilton Great Master Series: Vincent van Gogh to Sep 23, Sublime Embrace: Experiencing Consciousness In Contemporary Art to Sep 4, Visions Of Nature: European Landscapes From The Collection Jun 24-Mar 4/07, Michel Lambeth (Re)producing Identity photo exhibit Jun 24-Feb 18/07, The Moving Figure: Canadian And European Sculpture Jun 30-Feb 18/07, Tom Bochsler: Industrial Images Jul 8-Aug 27. Tue-Wed noon-7 pm, Thu-Fri noon-9 pm, Sat-Sun noon-5 pm. Banner exhibits $12, stu/srs $10, under 17 $5, under 5 free, all other exhibits free. Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King W, Hamilton. 905-527-6610, www.artgalleryofhamilton. com.
Artists' Alley Diverse array of artists and artisans every Sat during the farmers market. Jul 1-Oct 7, 7 am-1 pm. Free. Main between Queen and John, Brampton. 905-874-2919.
Brampton Lyrical Opera Father's Day concert. Jun 10, 7:30 pm; Jun 17, 8 pm. $25, stu/srs $20. St Paul's Church, 20 Main, Brampton. 905-874-2800.
The Breathing Project Respond to this community-involved work by Marguerite Larmand through poetry, myth and drawing. Jun 1-Jul 9. Free (don). Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby. 905-945-3246.
Creative Endeavours Full-day and half-day workshops in watercolour, photography, clay sculpture, music, garden design and more w/ King artists. Jul 17-20. $35-$65. Seneca College, King Campus, 13990 Dufferin, King City and other King Township venues. Pre-register 905-833-5321, www.artssocietyking. ca.
Don Harron And Friends Charlie Farquharson teams up with other comedians. Jun 2-3, 8 pm. $26. Red Barn Theatre, 991 Lake Drive E, Jackson's Point. 905-722-3249.
Kipling Gallery Paintings by Andy Donato. Reception Jun 1, 5:30 pm. Jun 1-17. Free. Kipling Gallery, 7938 Kipling, Vaughan. 905-265-2160, www.kiplinggallery.com.
Kiss Me Kate Musical comedy by Cole Porter runs Jun 2-3, 8-10 at 8 pm and Jun 4 at 2 pm. $24. Orangeville Town Opera House, 87 Broadview. 519-942-3423, www.orangevillemusictheatre.com.
Resurgence Theatre Company A Midsummer Night's Dream Jun 21-Jul 16, Talley's Folly Jul 20-30. Tue, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm (Jun 21- Jul 8), Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm (Jul 9-30). $25. srs/stu $20. Fairy Lake Park, Newmarket. 905-830-4414, www.resurgence. on.ca.
Visual Arts Centre Of Clarington The Japanese Paper Place exhibition Jun 4-Jul 2, Things Unseen: Todd Tremeer Jul 16-Aug 13. Mon-Fri 10 am-5 pm, Sat noon-4 pm, Sun 1-4 pm. Free (don). Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. 905-623-5831, www.vac.ca.
Wall To Wall Warhol Tons of Warhol from the private collection of Salah J Bachir, gala and auction, Jun 16, 7 pm, $150. Exhibition Jun 22-Aug 27, in conjunction with photo exhibit by Isabelle Hayeur. Oakville Galleries, Centennial, 120 Navy; Gairloch, 1306 Lakeshore E, Oakville. 905-844-4402.
Events/Festivals Adult Comedy Nights Yuk-Yuk's fun for adults. Jun 25 and Aug 6, 8 pm. $20. Red Barn Theatre, 991 Lake Drive E, Jackson's Point. 905-722-3249, www.redbarntheatre.ca.
Arts Festival King Mayor's Cultural Soirée w/ King artists, musicians and chefs. Jul 16, 4-9 pm. $75. Seneca College, King Campus, 13990 Dufferin, King City. Pre-register 905-533-5321, www.artssocietyking.ca.
Community Arts Matters Forum Discussion on artists continued poverty, legacy of colonialism, tools of activism and more. Fri concert w/ the Hamilton Youth Orchestra. Jun 9-10. $10-$75. Workers Art and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart, Hamilton. 1-800-806-2302, http://www. wahc-museum.ca.
Drumoff 2006 Marvin McQuitty and Teddy Campbell are the special guests at this drumming skills competition. Jun 16, 7 pm. $15. Heritage Theatre, 86 Main N, Brampton. 416-885-9557.
Giant Schnauzer Fun Day (Giant Schnauzer Assistance Canada) Benefit to raise money for expensive surgeries for Rescue Giants and family companions. Dog demos (agility and Schutzhund), races, auction, games and draw. Jun 10, noon-4 pm. By don. Hornby Park, Milton. 905-571-7980, http://giantschnauzerfunday.tripod.com.
Italianfest Italian superstars Marco Masini, Anna Tatangelo, Riccardo Fogli, Pasquale and Rosina Parmiggiano. Home-style foods, comedy, foosball and soccer tourneys. Jun 3, 10 am. $27-$34, child/srs $27-$31, incl grounds adm. Paramount Canada's Wonderland, 9580 Jane, Vaughan. 905-832-7400.
Merlin's Hollow Tour organic garden w/ over 2,000 different perennials. Jun 10, Jul 1 and Jul 9, 10 am-5 pm. Free. Merlin's Hollow, 181 Centre Cres, Aurora. 905-727-8979.
Nights Of Opera And Film Three evenings of lectures, discussion, film screenings and audio recordings. Maria Callas Jul 17, producing documentary films Jul 18, history of silent film Jul 19, 7-9 pm. $10, three evenings $20. YMCA's Cedar Glen, 13300 11th Concession, Nobleton. Pre-register 905-833-5321, www.artssocietyking.ca.
Oakville Waterfront Festival Concerts including Bedouin Soundclash and the Philosopher Kings (8 pm), fireworks (10:15 pm), crafts, kids' village and more. Jun 23, 5-11 pm; Jun 24, 9 am-11 pm; Jun 25, 9 am-5 pm. $13-$15. Coronation Park, Lakeshore W, E of Third Line. 905-847-1216, www.oakvillefestival.com.
Polo For Heart (Children's Heart Disease) Top-ranked players compete, plus games, skydiving, performing dogs, a silent auction and more. Jun 23-25, 10:30 am-4 pm. $10, 12 and under free. Gormley Polo Centre, 13401 Leslie, Richmond Hill. 416-432-9735, www.poloforheart.org.
Rooftop Gardening Workshop includes structural issues, plant selection, cost and a tour of Everdale's new green roof. Jun 10, 10 am-5 pm. $55. Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre, 6th Line, Hillsburgh. 519-855-4859 ext 101, www.everdale.org.
Slow Food Harvest Feast Share in the harvest and preparation of a gourmet organic meal. Aug 13, 1-6 pm. $tba. Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre, 6th Line, Hillsburgh. 519-855-4859 ext 101, www.everdale.org.
Tour Of Champions (Tuberous Sclerosis Canada) Celebrity golf event w/ Dave Foley. Jun 3, 9 am. $200, spectating free. Deer Creek Golf, 2700 Audley, Ajax. www.tstourney.com.
24 Hours Of Summer Solstice 24-hour mountain bike race on 17-18K arduous terrain course. Jun 24-25, noon-noon. Solo and team entry costs vary. Albion Hills Conservation Area, Hwy 50, Bolton. 905-852-0381, 905-880-4855, www.chicoracing.com.
Vintage Guitar Show Rare guitars from the Roots of Rock Collection, Les Paul tribute and more. Jun 3-4, 11 am-6 pm. $10. Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview, Thornhill. 905-837-6666, www.tundramusic.com.
Concerts/Music Festivals Acoustic Afternoons Musical performances in the Sharon Temple 2-4 pm. Jul 9 Adam Kennedy, Jul 30 Silvia Etchevery, Aug 13 Garry Jackson, Aug 27 Marianne Girard, Sep 17 Glenn Marais. $5, under 16 free. Sharon Temple Historic Site and Museum, 18974 Leslie, Sharon. 905-478-2389.
Brampton Folk Festival Tanglefoot, the Allison Lupton Band, Hey Stella, Ron Nigrini, Fiddlestep, Tony Gouveia, the Anthony Amaro Trio and others. Jun 15-16, 7-9 pm; Jun 17, noon-11 pm. Free. Gage Park, Gage Park, Main S and Wellington W, Brampton. 647-233-3655, www3.sympatico.ca/bramptonfolk.
Burlington Jazz And Blues Festival Bernie Senensky, Brownman Nick Ali, Vasyl Popaduik, Mel Brown, Laila Biali, Bruce Cassidy and Hotfoot Orchestra and many others at this fest on the waterfront. Jul 21 -22, noon-11 pm; Jul 23, 10 am-8:30 pm. Free, VIP tickets $63-$199. Waterfront at Burlington. 905-314-3535, www.burlingtonjazzbluesfestival.com.
Butterfly Concert Evening concert at the butterfly gazebo. Time tba. Jun 24, Jul 1. Free. Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, Ontario, foot of Bronte. 905-825-2245, Bronte Harbour, s of Lakeshore on Bronte.
Hamilton Philharmonic And Michael Burgess Gala concert w/ the Doug Riley Trio Jun 17, 8 pm. $49-$125. Hamilton Place, 50 Main W, Hamilton. 416-870-8000, www.hpo.org.
King Swings Music Festival Jeff Healey and the Jazz Wizards, Danny Marks and Russell De Carle. Jul 20-22, 8 pm. $30-$35. Daniel's of Nobleton, 12926 Hwy 27, S of King Rd, Nobleton. 905-859-0060.
Lose Yer Shoes Yellow Butterfly, Shady Tree and Barefootin' perform. Jun 17. $2. Neary's Restaurant, 245 Main S, Newmarket. 905-895-1035.
Pop Goes The Music The Rondeau Brass Quintet. Jun 17, 7:30 pm. $20. Waterford's Old Town Hall, 76 Main, Waterford. 519-443-8085, www.oldtownhall.org.
Savannah Festival Of Rhythms John Finley and Checkmates, R&B diva Mae Cromwell, Loco Zydeco, Articulo Viente, spicy Southern food and more. Jul 15, doors noon, show 2-10 pm. $25, kids $5. Chinguacousy Park, Bramalea/Queen, Brampton. 416-461-5255, 905-793-4600, www.savannahrhythms.com.
Summer Celebration Concert w/ Mercy Me, Jeremy Camp, Kutless, Thousand Foot Krutch and Pillar. Times tba. Jun 17. $50, child $35. Paramount Canada's Wonderland, Kingswood Amphitheatre. 905-832-8131, 416-870-8000.
Waterfront Concerts Pickering Community Concert Band Jul 13, the Benders Jul 20 and Brian Rose Little Big Band Jul 27. Bring a lawn chair. 7-9 pm. Free. Millennium Square Park, foot of Liverpool Rd, Pickering. 905-420-4660 ext 2064.
Tours King Township Photography Tour Shutter bugs capture the natural environment and heritage buildings. Rain or shine. Jul 16 and Aug 20, 9:30 am. $25. Meet at Park & Go at S/W corner of hwy 400 and King Rd. Pre-register 905-859-3727, www.springhill-photography.com.
King Bus Tour Visit heritage sites, lunch at the King Museum. Jul 15, 10 am-2 pm. $22 incl lunch. Meet at Cenotaph by the Schomberg Arena, Western Ave, Schomberg. Pre-register 905-833-5321, www.artssocietyking.ca.
King Township Garden Tour Self-directed tour of south King Township. Learn about the history of King and lunch at the King Townships Museum (2920 King Road). Jun 25, 10 am-4 pm. $10, tickets at Black Forest Garden Ctr, 15455 Keele, King City. 905-833-2146.
Merlin's Hollow Tour Garden tour as a fundraiser for Hillary House. Jun 21, 11 am-7 pm. $5. Merlin's Hollow, 181 Centre Cres, Aurora. 905-727-8979.
Oakville Organic Gardening Tour Tour seven beautiful organic gardens in Oakville. Jun 10, 10 am-3 pm. Raindate Jun 11. $10. Oakville. 905-257-0250.
Sharon Heritage Site Tour the Temple of Peace and seven other historic buildings and exhibits. Jun 1-Sep 30, Thu-Sun 10 am-4:30 pm. $5, under 16 free. Sharon Temple Historic Site and Museum, 18974 Leslie, Sharon. 905-478-2389.
Vintage Dundurn Celebration of historic food and fine wine plus tour of Dundurn Castle. Jun 2, 6 pm. $60 incl dinner. Dundurn National Historic Site, Dundurn Park, 610 York Blvd, Hamilton. Pre-register 905-546-2872, email@example.com.
Art/Theatre Gryphon Theatre Ladies of Broadway Jul 17-22, Heartstrings Jul 31-Aug 5, The Nylons Jul 14, Here On The Flight Path Jul 3-8. 8 pm, some mats Wed 2 pm. $24-$34, mat $26. Georgian College, 1 Georgian Dr, Barrie. 705-728-4613, ww.gryphontheatre.com.
King's Wharf Theatre Nunsense Jun 6-24, The Foursome Jun 28-Jul 15, Not Now, Darling Jul 19-Aug 5, Anne Of Green Gables Aug 9-Sep 2. 8 pm, some mats 2 pm. $29-$36, stu $20. 97 Jury, Penetanguishene. 705-549-5555, 1-888-449-4463, www.kingswharftheatre.com.
Orillia Museum Of Art And History All-Ontario open juried show to Jun 24, Regarding The Lake: Paintings, Graphics And Selected Works By Charles Pachter Jun 29-Sep 4. Mon-Sat 10 am to 4 pm. $5.35, under 17 $4. 30 Peter S, Orillia. 705-326-2159, www.orilliamuseum.org.
Orillia Opera House Darkest Side Of The Moon Jun 3, Rita MacNeil Jun 10,the cast of Beatlemania Jul 5-7, Memories Of The Summer Of Love Jul 11-22, Billy Bishop Goes To War Aug 1-12. 7 or 8 pm, mats 2 pm. $27.50, srs/stu $23, Rita MacNeil $43.50. West/Mississauga, Orillia. 705-325-2153.
Theatre By The Bay Much Ado About Nothing Aug 10-Sep 2 , Snow White's Summer Adventure Aug 13-Sep 2. 8 pm, some mats 2 pm. Much Ado $15-22, Snow White $8. MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster, Barrie. 705-721-9696, www.theatrebythebay.com.
Theatre Collingwood Entertainment Jackpot Jul 5-Sep 2, Mini-Putt Jul 5-15, Wingfield's Folly Jul 18-Aug 5, They're Playing Our Song Aug 9-Sep 2, Ed's Garage Aug 23-Sep 2. 8 pm, some mats 2 pm. $30, youth $15. Gayety Theatre, 161 Hurontario, Collingwood. 1-888-382-2200, 705-445-2200, www.theatrecollingwood.ca.
Xavier Fernandes Acrylic exhibition runs to Jun 6. Free. Zephyr Art Gallery, 11 Peter S, Orillia. 705-326-0480.
Events/Festivals Collingwood Elvis Festival At The Village At Blue Concerts, King impersonators, street dance and marriage renewal (Sat at 11 am and 3 pm). Jul 29-30. Free, some ticketed concerts. Village Stage and Mill Pond Docks, the Village at Blue. www.villageatblue.com.
Downhill Mountain Biking Ride the open-air gondola with your bike, then take the challenging ride down. Till Jun 23: Fri-Sun 10 am-5 pm; after daily 10 am-7 pm. Bike rentals, clinics and workshops. Single ride $12, day pass $33. Blue Mountain Resort, Village at Blue. www.bluemountain.ca.
Leacock Summer Festival Wordsmiths' festival w/ Elizabeth Ruth, Barry Callaghan, Tomson Highway, Wayson Choy, Katherine Govier, Mark Kingwell and many others. Readings Jul 20-24 (check website for times ) . $10, festival three-pack $25. Austin Clarke reads and prepares authentic Sunday Dinner In Barbados Jul 24 at 4 pm. $39. Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Dr, Orillia. 705-329-1908, www.leacockmuseum. ca.
Mountain Bike 101 One-day clinic covers riding skills, bike fit and pedalling techniques. Jun 17 and Aug 13, women's clinic Jul 2 and Sep 2. $80. Hardwood Hills, 402 W Old Barrie, Oro Station. 705-487-3775, www.hardwoodhills.ca.
Not So Pro Beach Volleyball Tour Spikers and setters play in the sand. Jul 7-9. Spectating free, $450 per team. Wasaga Beach. 416-694-6244.
Women's Mountain Bike Camp Two-day camp for female riders of all abilities. Seminara on general riding techniques, obstacles, climbing, descending, bike mechanics, yoga and nutrition. Jun 10-11. $250. Hardwood Hills, 402 W Old Barrie, Oro Station. 1-800-387-3775, www.hardwoodhills.ca.
Concerts/Music Festivals Barra Macneils (Georgian Theatre Festival and Collingwood Music Festival) Fundraising concert Jun 24 at 7 pm. $25, w/ reception $45. New Life Brethren Church, Hurontario And Tracey Lane, Collingwood. 519-538-3569, 519-599-5461, www.geotheatre.org.
Casino Rama Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band Jun 14-15, Juice Newton Jun 30, Sheryl Crow Jul 4, Donna Summer Jul 7-8, REO Speedwagon Jul 20, Heart Aug 10, Carrie Underwood Aug 22, James Taylor Aug 28-29 and others. $20-$150. 5899 Rama Rd off hwy 12, Rama. 416-870-8000, www.casinorama.com.
Jazz At Blue James McKenty and the Spades, Liam Titcomb, Spiral Beach, Easily Amused and Dala. Jun 10-11, noon-8 pm. Free. Village Square, Village at Blue Mountain. www.villageatblue.com.
Mariposa Folk Festival Feist, Natalie McMaster, Ron Sexsmith, Colin James, Ron Hynes, Roxanne Potvin and many others play this outdoor fest celebrating its 46th anniversary. Workshops, children's area, artisans' village and more. Jul 7-9. $32-$36, wknd pass $60, under 24 wknd pass $24. Tudhope Park, Orillia. 705-329-2333, www.mariposafolk.com.
Sunday Evening Band Concert Bands play throughout the summer at this waterfront bandshell. Rain location Orillia Community Centre (25 Brant W). Jun 25- Aug 27, 7 pm. Free. Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park, Canice St, Orillia. 705-329-7250, www.orillia.com.
Swing Into Summer Big band music and swing dance lessons w/ Lori Cullen, Charlie Bell Quartet, Stardust Big Band, Dione Taylor and Autorickshaw. Jun 3-4, noon-8 pm. The Village at Blue Mountain, 1-877-445-0231, www.villageatblue.com.
Tours Art Studio Tour Self-guided tour w/ over 40 artists in Collingwood, Craigleith, Clarksburg, Castle Glen,Thornbury and in between. Each artist has a piece at the Arts Centre. Jun 2-4, 10 am-5 pm. Free. Maps at website or Arts Centre, 163 Hurontario, Collingwood. 705-445-3430, www.bmfa.on.ca.
Caution Jam Cowadelic Cruise Sunset cruise. Jun 3, 7 pm. $20. Pentanguishene Town Dock, County Rd 93. 705-549-7795, 1-800-363-7447, www.georgianbaycruises.com.
Rockin' Blues Cruise Sunset cruise w/ Jack de Keyzer. Jun 30, 8 pm. $30. Pentanguishene Town Dock, County Rd 93. 705-549-7795, 1-800-363-7447, www.georgianbaycruises.com. Cambridge • Elora • Fergus • Kitchener • London • Stratford
Art/Theatre Art Gallery Of Stratford Photographs by Fred Ubelacker and Bright Particular Stars, theatre portraits by Grant MacDonald to Sep 3. Thu-Sun 10 am to 5 pm. $5, srs/stu $4 . 54 Romeo, Stratford. 519-271-5271, www.gallerystratford.on.ca.
Blyth Festival The Ballad Of Stompin' Tom Jun 27-Aug 12, Lost Heir Jul 5- Aug 12, Season's Harvest Aug 2-Sep 2, Schoolhouse Aug 9-Sep 2. 8 pm, some mats 2 pm. $23-$26, previews $18-$22, youth $15. 423 Queen. 1-877-862-5984, www.blythfestival.com.
Drayton Festival Theatre Anne Of Green Gables to Jun 10, Not Now, Darling Jun 13-Jul 15, Sorry... I'm Canadian Aug 1-Sep 2. 8 pm, some mats 2 pm. $29-$36, stu $20. Spring Street, Drayton. 519-638-5555, 1-888-449-4463, www.draytonfestivaltheatre.com.
The Great Storm Experience the Nov 9, 1913, freshwater disaster that changed the lives and the port of Goderich forever in this historical music drama. Runs Jul 13-15, 21-23, 27-29, Aug 3-5, 18-20 and 24-26 at 8:30 pm, Jul 23 and Aug 20 at 2 pm. $20, srs $18, stu $15. Livery, 35 South St, Goderich. 519-524-7228, www.thelivery.ca.
Harlem Duet Day Trip Bus trip, pre-show talk, performance and post-show discussion, Jul 16 (2 pm) and Aug 26 (8 pm). Bus pickup Eglinton West subway (1300 Eglinton W) 10 am Jul 16, 3 pm Aug 26. $45 (does not include performance ticket). Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre. 1-800-567-1600, www.stratfordfestival.ca.
Huron County Playhouse And Playhouse II Oklahoma! to Jun 17, Cotton Patch Gospel Jun 20-Jul 1, Corpse! Jul 5-Jul 22, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story Jul 26-Aug 12, The Mikado Aug 16-Sep 2, The Foursome Jul 19-Aug 20. 8 pm, some mats 2 pm. $29-$36, stu $20. Grand Bend. 519-238-6000, 1-888-449-4463, www.huroncountryplayhouse.com.
Light Up The Gallery (Minarovich Gallery) Fundraising auction of one-of-a-kind lanterns by artists from Elora and Fergus. Jun 3, 7:30 pm. $30, adv $25. Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville. 519-846-9698.
Much Ado About Nothing Gairbraid Theatre Company mounts Shakespeare's comedy. Jun 29-30, Jul 1, 6-8, 16, 20-22, 28, 30, Aug 4, 17, 19 and 24. 8:30 pm. $20, srs $18, stu $15. Livery, 35 South St, Goderich. 519-524-7228, www.thelivery.ca.
Off The Wall Studio Summer Workshops Intro to drawing Jul 7-9, life drawing Jul 14-16, carving for stage, film, garden or foundry Jul 20-23, royal costume design Aug 17-20, painting on lycra Aug 25-27, youth theatrical mask making Aug 28-31, theatrical mask making Sep 1-3. $252-$300. Off the Wall Studios, 163 King, Stratford. 519-275-2554.
Port Stanley Festival Theatre Vegas Knights to Jun 10, Caught In The Net Jun 15-Jul 1, Separate Beds Jul 6-22, Sophie Tucker: The Last Of The Red Hot Mamas Jul 27-Aug 12, The Love List Aug 17-Sep 2. Tue-Sat 8 pm, mats Wed and Sat 2 pm. $25, mats $23. 6-302 Bridge, Port Stanley. 519-782-4353, www.psft.on.ca.
St Jacobs Country Playhouse Cats Jun 20-Aug 5 at 8 pm, some mats 2 pm. $29-$36, stu $20. St Jacobs. 519-747-7788, 1-888-449-4463, www.draytonentertainment.com.
Stratford Festival Theatre Coriolanus, Oliver, Much Ado About Nothing, London Assurance, South Pacific, Henry IV, The Duchess Of Malfi and Ghosts run in rep. Harlem Duet Jun 20-Sep 22, The Blonde, The Brunette And The Vengeful Redhead Jun 27-Sep 24, Fanny Kemble Jul 18-Sep 23, Twelfth Night Jul 30-Oct 28, The Liar Aug 9-Sep 23, Don Juan Aug 11-Oct 14. $39.10-$117.30, srs $28.75-$57.50, child $39.10, under 30 program plays $20. Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre (55 Queen), Avon Theatre (99 Downie), Tom Patterson Theatre (11 Lakeside), Studio Theatre (George/Wterloo). 1-800-567-1600, www.stratfordfestival.ca.
Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site I'll Use My Freedom Well, a new exhibit on Josiah Henson and the Dawn Settlement runs till the end of summer. Tue-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Sun noon-4 pm, holiday Mon 10 am-4 pm. $6.25, srs/stu $5.25, child $4.50. Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site, 29251 Uncle Tom's Road, Dresden. 519-683-2978.
Events/Festivals Arboretum At University Of Guelph Watercolour course Jun 7 (9:30 am-noon), sketching nature Jun 14 (10 am-noon), about trees Jun 22 (7-9 pm), connect to nature through journaling Aug 15 (9 am-noon), nature journaling Aug 17 (9 am-4 pm). $25-$50. JC Taylor Nature Centre and Arboretum Centre, Guelph. Pre-register 519-824-4120 ext 52356, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beach Volleyball Wkend tournament for the Not So Pro tour. Jul 21-23. Spectating free, team $450 . Grand Bend. 416-694-6244.
Canterbury Folk Festival Five stages, workshops, artisans' alley, children's events and more. Jul 7-9. Free. Memorial Park and downtown Ingersoll. 519-485-6337, www.canterburyfolkfestival.on.ca.
Celebrated Writers Readings and talks for lovers of literature. Michael Ignatieff Jun 18 at 10 am, Douglas Coupland (Tom Patterson Theatre) Jul 30 at 7:30 pm, Margaret MacMillan Aug 6 at 10 am, George Elliott Clarke Aug 20 at 10 am, Peter Robinson Aug 27 at 10 am. $15. Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre (George/Waterloo), Tom Patterson Theatre (111 Lakeside). 1-800-567-1600, www.stratfordfestival.ca.
Celtic College Wkend festival includes Celtic instruments, Irish language, culture, dance and art workshops. Aug 7-10. $335, adv $295. Goderich District High School, 260 South, Goderich. www.celticfestival.ca.
Family Canoe, Hike And Beach Day Mosaic Jewish Outdoor Club outing. Jul 9, 8:30 am. Free. Rockwood, near Guelph. www.mosaictoronto.org.
Living Cuisine Hands-on wkend workshop on the art and science of live foods w/ classe and demos on food prep and sprouting techniques. Jun 9-11. $225. Spirit of the Earth, the Living Centre, 5871 Bells, London. 519-652-0230, 519-652-9109, www.thelivingcentre. com.
Pride London Comedy Night Jul 3 (9 pm), Literary Night Jul 4 (7 pm), Pride Sun picnic Jul 3 (noon), film night Jul 5 (6:30 pm), Pride art show Jul 6 (7 pm), Naughty Gras Ball Jul 7 (10 pm), Mr and Miss Pride London Festival Revue Jul 8 (9 pm), fashion show Jul 8 (9 pm), Pride parade Jul 9 (1:30 pm) and outdoor stages w/ Kelly and the Kellygirls, Marco D'Amico, Dr Draw and more. Jul 3-15. $5-$10, VIP ticket $50, some free events. Gibbon's Park, Arts Project (203 Dundas), Rainbow Cinemas (355 Wellington), Music Hall (176 Dundas) and various venues in downtown London. 519-873-0702, www.pridelondon.ca.
Stratford Workshops South Pacific vocal performance workshop Jun 24 and Jul 29, Twelfth Night dress rehearsal Aug 12, Coriolanus disussion Jul 8, stage combat and play history workshop Jul 8, 10 am. For adults and youth 15-18. $35-$75 incl lunch. Stratford Festival. 1-800-567-1600, www.stratfordfestival. ca.
Summer Solstice Celebration Solstice ceremony and vegetarian potluck dinner. Jun 21, 6:30 pm. $5-$10 don. Spirit of the Earth, the Living Centre, 5871 Bells, London. 519-652-0230, 519-652-9109, www.thelivingcentre. com.
Sunfest World music, dance and jazz ensembles, eclectic food and craft vendors. Konono No 1( Democratic Republic of Congo), Aurelio Martinez (Belize), Valle Son, Musafir (India), Los De Abajo (Mexico), Sara Tavares (Cape Verde) and many others. Jul 6-7, 6-11 pm; Jul 8-9 noon-11 pm. Free. Victoria Park, London. 519-672-1522, www.sunfest.on.ca.
Concerts/Music Festivals All American Rejects Rejects introduce new album Move Along w/ guests Mobile. Jul 13, 7 pm. $21.50. Cowboy's Ranch, 60 Whamcliffe N at Riverside, London. 519-488-1012, www.ticketmaster.ca.
Dashboard Confessional Alt rockers accompanied by City and Colour, Say Anything and John Ralston. All-ages. Jul 1, 6 pm. $34.25. John Labatt Centre, 99 Dundas, London. 1-866-455-2849, www.johnlabattcentre.com.
Grand River Baroque Festival Handel's Water Music and Music For The Royal Fireworks Jun 16, 8 pm. Mozart's 250th birthday concert, Exultate Jubilate and Symphony No. 40 Jun 17, 8 pm. $35-$40, stu $18-$22. Buehlow Barn, Ayr. 519-578-1570, 1-800-265-8977, www.grbf.ca.
Hillside Festival Non-commercial fest w/ workshops, world-class performers (Feist, Sarah Harmer, the Stills, Kathleen Edwards, Matt Mayes and El Torpedo, Republic of Safety, the Hidden Cameras and many others), spoken word stage, hand-drumming area, healing arts, women's tent and more in a beautiful island setting. Jul 28-30. $42-$52, wknd pass $90. Guelph Lake Island, Guelph Lake Conservation Area. 519-763-6396, www.hillside.on. ca. (Camping www.grandriver.ca.)
kanenhstaton benefit concert Keith Secola, Willie Dunn, Shane Anthony Band, Pappy Johns Band, Digging Roots, Howard Lyons, Joseph Fire Crow are among the musicians and entertainers playing this benefit in support of Six Nations Reclamation Efforts, Jun 16 from noon. Cash donations. Chiefswood Park, Ohsweken, Chiefswood Road and Brant Hwy 54. 519-445-1794, email@example.com.
Mill Race Festival Traditional folk music, Celtic music, Morris dancers, sword dancers and more at outdoor fest downtown and at a stone mill overlooking the Grand River. Aug 4-6. Free. Cambridge. 519-621-7135, www.millracefolksociety.com.
Night Music Informal concerts: A Garden Of Choral Delights Jun 26, The Guitar Family Album Jul 3, Bassoon Bonanza Jul 10, Shaggy Haggis Jul 17, Songs Of The Reel Jul 24, An Evening Of Broadway Aug 7, Show Jazz Aug 14, Festival City Big Band Aug 21, Affairs Of The Heart Aug 28. 7:30 pm. $20, nine concerts $175. Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre, 55 Queen. 1-800-567-1600, www.stratfordfestival.ca.
Sarnia Bayfest Keith Urban Jul 13 (gates 6 pm), Gretchen Wilson Jul 15 (gates 6 pm) and Brooks and Dunn Jul 16 (gates 2 pm). $30-$34, three shows $80, VIP tickets $125-$270. Centennial Park, Front St, Sarnia. 519-337-4474, 1-888-637-4474, www.sarniabayfest.com.
The Tragically Hip, The Weakerthans And Buck 65 The Hillside Festival organizers present an outdoor concert on Guelph Lake Island. Jun 18, 4 pm. $49.50. Guelph Lake Conservation Area, Guelph. 416-870-8000, www.hillside.on.ca.
Tours Elora Walking Tours Experience Elora's colourful characters on this historical walking tour. Jun 4-Oct 1, Sun 1 and 2 pm. Elora Welcome Ctr/BIA Office. $5, under 12 free, fam $10. 5 Mill E, Elora. 519-846-2563, 519-846-9841, www.elora.info.
Art/Theatre Crystal Beach Art Festival Outdoor art exhibit followed by a concert by Swing Kids at 7 pm. Jun 25, 11 am-5 pm. Free. Waterfront Park, Ridgeway Rd, Crystal Beach. 905-894-2826, www.focb.net.
Oh Canada Eh? Dinner theatre performances at 7 pm (dinner 6:15 pm) and mats at 3:30 pm (dinner 3 pm). Jun 1 to Aug 31. $26-$50. 8585 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls. 905-374-1995, 1-800-467-2071, www.ohcanadaeh.com.
Red Barn Theatre The Long Weekend runs Jun 14-Jul 1, Heaven's Little Honky Tonk Jul 6-22 and Lend Me A Tenor Jul 27-Aug 12. Tue-Sat 8 pm, Wed,Thu and Sat mat 2 pm, $26, previews/mat/Tue $22, stu/srs $22, under 12 $15. Red Barn Theatre, 991 Lake Drive E, Jackson's Point. 905-722-3249, www.redbarntheatre.ca.
Rodman Hall Arts Centre Installation by Vancouver artists Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky including Thirty Foot Canoe Yawl (Collapsible) to Jul 2, Mon-Thu noon-9 pm, Fri-Sun noon-5 pm. As of Jul 1, Mon-Sun noon-5 pm. Free. Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Brock University, 109 St Paul Cres, St. Catharines. 905-684-2925, www.brocku.ca/rodmanhall.
Shaw Festival Arms And The Man runs to Oct 29, High Society to Nov 19, The Crucible Jun 3-Oct 14, Too True To Be Good to Oct 7, The Magic Fire Jun 11 to Oct 8, Rosmersholm Jul 5-Oct 7, Love Among The Russians Jun 10-Sep 24, The Heiress to Oct 7, The Invisible Man to Oct 29, Design For Living Jun 15-Nov 18. Wkdays $52-$76, previews $45-$58, wkends and openings $65-$86, Sun evg $45, special mats srs $35, stu $22. Royal George (85 Queen), Court House Theatre (26 Queen) and Festival Theatre (10 Queen's Parade), Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429, www.shawfest.com.
Showboat Festival Theatre Ivanka Returns Jun 1-10, Hockey Mom Hockey Dad Jul 5-22, Storm Warning Jun 15-Jul 1, Come Fly With Me -- A Tribute To Frank Sinatra Jul 26-Aug 12 and Heaven's Little Honky Tonk Aug 16-Sep 2. $20-$25. Roselawn Theatre, Port Colborne. 905-834-7572, 1-888-870-8181, www.roselawn.ca.
Niagara Indie Film Fest Artist-run competition to showcase short films and videos, Jun 22-24. $5. Various venues in St Catharines. 905-685-8336, www.niagaraindiefilmfest.org.
Concerts/Music Festivals S.c.e.n.e. Music Festival Eleventh annual St Catharines fest for new music is an all-day, all-ages event featuring 121 bands on 16 stages at 13 venues, Jul 9. Bands tba. $23. Various venues in St Catharines. www.scenemusicfestival.com.
Montebello Concerts Jazz, classical, brass, Dixieland and more outdoors at Montebello Park on Sun, Tue evenings. Call for time. Free. Montebello Park, downtown St Catharines. 905-688-5601 ext 1927, www.st.catharines. com.
Niagara International Chamber Music Festival Over 50 concerts celebrating the anniversaries of Mozart and Shostakovich along with Arensky, Taneyev, Haydn and Schumann. Concerts at churches, wineries and historical venues in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara region, Jul 24-Aug 16. $15-$25, stu $5, pkg of six concerts $125. Niagara on-the-Lake and Niagara region. 1-800-511-7429, www.niagaramusicfest.com.
Sunday Afternoon Concerts Dixieland bands, big bands and symphony orchestras. Jun 4-Aug 27, 2 pm. Free. Queenston Heights Park, Queenston. www.niagaraparks.com.
Twilight In The Vineyard Jackson-Triggs amphitheatre hosts Jesse Cook Jul 1, Natalie MacMaster Jul 15, Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra Jul 22, Louise Pitre Jul 29, Jim Cuddy Band Aug 5, Shaye Aug 26 and the Philosopher Kings Sep 2. 8 pm. $49-$59. Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery, 2145 Niagara Stone (Regional Road 55), Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-866-589-4637, www.jacksontriggswinery.com.
Tours Ghost Tours Candelit guided walking tour through haunted Fort George, Niagara on-the-Lake. Jun 1-Sep 9, 8:30 pm. $10, under 13 $5. Pre-register 905-468-6621, www.niagara. ontarioghosts.org.
Art/Theatre Bluewater Summer Playhouse Memories Of The Summer Of Love Jun 15-Jul 1, Mary's Wedding Jul 6-22, My Way: Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra Jul 27-Aug 19 and The Love List Aug 22-Sep 2. Evening performances at 8 or 9 pm, mats 2 pm. $22, mat $20. Bluewater Summer Playhouse, 707 Queen, Kincardine. 1-877-396-5722, www.bluewatersp.on.ca.
Kincardine Scottish Festival And Highland Games Pipers and highland dancers compete, British car show, ceilidh and concerts w/ the Glengarry Bhoys and Hunting McLeod, Jun 30-Jul 2. Parade of the Clans Sat 11:30 am, Scottish Pipe Band Parade 8 pm. Fri from 8 pm, Sat 7 am-midnight, Sun 10:30 am-6 pm.$20, under 19 $10, under 12 free, Fri/Sat evg concerts $5, Sat pass $15, Sun concert $5. Victoria Park, Kincardine. 519-396-9300, www.kincardine-scottishfestival.ca.
Tom Thomson Days Festival of art, music, literature, history and remembrance, Jul 27-Aug 7. Country Market (Jul 30, 11 am-7 pm), Highland Concert and Ceilidh (Jul 30, 7 pm), Madawaska String Quartet (Aug 5), Perspectives On Thomson lecture (Jul 27, 7 pm) and art show (Aug 1, noon-6 pm).Lecture $10, market free, Highland Concert by donation, Madawaska String Quartet $20, art show free. Leith Church (Leith), Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery (840 First Ave W, Owen Sound). 519-376-1932, www.tomthomson.org.
The West Wind Screening of the film and a display of Tom Thomson artifacts from the museum's collection at 11 am and 2 pm each day during Tom Thomson Days, Jul 27-Aug 7. Screening free, sugg $5 donation to gallery. Tom Thomson Gallery, 840 First Ave W, Owen Sound. 519-376-1932, www.tomthomson.org.
Southampton Summer Music Concerts Festival Winds play at this outdoor concert. Jul 27, 6:30 pm. Free. Fairy Lake, Southampton. 519-797-3387, www.saugeenshores.ca.
Summer Concerts Classical and contemporary favourites at Corbetton Church on the grounds of the Dufferin County Museum. Jul 9, Jul 23 and Aug 13, 7 pm. $8, adv $5. Dufferin County Museum, Hwy 89 and Airport Rd, Caledon. 877-941-7787.
Summerfolk Music And Crafts Festival Prairie Oyster, Ruthie Foster, Jane Bunnett's Guantanamo Blues, African Guitar Summit, Prairie Oyster, Eliana Cuevas, Sepeto Varie-dades, Anne Lindsay, Fig for a Kiss and many more. Aug 18 to 20. $25-$45, stu $30, child $5, wknd pass $68-$80, srs/stu wknd pass $70, youth pass $50, child's pass $10. Kelso Beach Park and Down by the Bay, Owen Sound. 519-371-2995, 1-866-528-8225, www.summerfolk.org.
Tours Art Town Studio Tour Pick up a map for this self-guided tour of artists' studios in and around Owen Sound. Aug 6, 10 am-5 pm. Free. Tom Thomson Gallery, 840 First Ave W, Owen Sound. 519-376-1932, www.tomthomson.org.
Blue Mountain Studio Tour Tour focuses on Collingwood, Craigleith, Thornbury, Clarksburg and Meaford artist studios. Jun 2-4, 10 am-5 pm. Free. Arts Centre, 163 Hurontario, Collingwood. 705-445-3430, www.bmfa.on.ca.
Meaford Museum Walking Tour Renaissance Meaford tours with a guide of historical-ly significant buildings. Morning and afternoon, Jul 8-9. $5. Meaford Museum, Bayfield/Collingwood, Meaford. www.renaissance-meaford.com. Huntsville • Muskoka • Parry Sound
Art/Theatre Algonquin Theatre Dorothy And The Land Of Oz plays Jun 10 (1:30 and 6:30 pm), The Art Of Dance Jun 11 (3 and 7 pm), It's A Guy Thing Jun 17 (8 pm), The Road To Mecca Jun 21-24 (8 pm), As Bees In Honey Drown Jul 26-Aug 4 ( 8 pm, some 2 pm mats), The Melville Boys Aug 8-18 (8 pm, some 2 pm mats), Piaf Aug 29-Sep 2 (8 pm, some 2 pm mats). $12-$27, srs/stu $24.50. Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main E, Huntsville. 705-789-4975, 1-888-696-4255, www.algonquintheatre.ca.
Between The Sun And The Loon Photography exhibit by Eleanor Kee Wellman runs Jul 22-Aug 12, Tue-Sat 10 am-1 pm and 2-5 pm. Free. Chapel Gallery, 15 King, Bracebridge. 705-645-5501, www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com.
Karen Robinson Gallery Joe Healing, works by Mendelson Joe on view to Sep 3, Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm in Jun, Tue-Sat 11 am-5 pm Jul-Aug. Free. 5 Duncan E, Huntsville. 705-787-1664, www.karenrobinsongallery.com.
Theatre Muskoka Tom, Dick And Harry runs Jun 27-Jul 8, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Wed and Sat mats 2 pm. $27, srs/stu $24.50. Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay, Parry Sound. 1-877-746-4466, www.theatre-muskoka. ca.
Events/Festivals Aboriginal Day By The Bay Summer solstice celebration w/ music, spoken word, stories, photo exhibit and more. Jun 24, 3 pm. $10 or pwyc. Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay, Parry Sound. 1-877-746-4466.
Festival Of The Sound James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton gala opening concert Jul 21, Strings Attache