Tasha Rozez spins at the Honey Jam funder for the YWCA.
JAMMIN' FOR THE YWCA
The YWCA, T.O.'s near-iconic institution committed to improving the lives of women and girls, gets an infusion of fun and funds via the Honey Jam event at Mod Club (711 College) August 16. Honey Jam's always offered a cool night of entertainment, and this edition's no different, featuring DJs Mel Boogie, dancehall DJ star Tasha Rozez and much more. Excellent value, too. $25, adv $20. ticketweb.ca.
NO MORE HIROSHIMAS
Stunning as it sounds, some politicians in Japan are actually considering ending the nuke weapons ban in their country. It's a reminder of the persistent threat of these terrible weapons. Join the Hiroshima Day Coalition in a commemorative action featuring Yakudo traditional Japanese drummers, survivor Joe Ohori, author Joy Kogawa, MP Peggy Nash, flutist Ron Korb and more. Today (Thursday, August 9), 6:15 pm. Free. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. hiroshimadaycoalition.ca.
TREES FOR THE PSYCHE
Now we know - neighbourhood trees are creativity boosters and anti-stressors. So how exactly do beautiful landscapes shape our experiences? The urban forest boosters at LEAF host International Influences: Inspiring Ideas For Trees In Public Spaces, a talk by Brendan Stewart, a landscape architect and urban designer with ERA Architects. Explore the aesthetic traditions of tree-planting from around the globe. Thursday, August 16, 7 pm. Free. Metro Hall, 55 John, room 308-9. yourleaf.org.