NOW Magazine Thu, 25 Feb 2021 21:51:11 +0000 Thu, 25 Feb 2021 21:51:11 +0000 en-US Enzo DiMatteo The Conservative party has a China problem A second Cold War with China is upon us and Canada is caught in the middle of a geo-political chess match, but the Cons think Trudeau is being naive

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Writers Talking TV: TallBoyz The Writers Guild of Canada is pleased to announce that our next virtual Writers Talking TV features a discussion with the four creators/lead performers of CBC sketch comedy TallBoyz, Guled Abdi, Vance Banzo, Tim Blair and Franco Nguyen, hosted by Anthony Q. Farrell (The Parker Andersons, The Office, Little Mosque on the Prairie). When TallBoyz

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NOW Staff What to watch on Netflix Canada in March 2021 NOW critics pick the best movies and TV shows coming to the streaming platform

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NOW Staff COVID-19 updates: Summer in Ontario could be more open, officials say; Ontario reports 1,138 new cases, 23 deaths The latest coronavirus news in Ontario for February 25. This post will be updated regularly

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Walter Isaacson on The Future of Genetics – Hot Docs at Home The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns to discuss The Code Breaker, a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna launched a revolution with the invention of CRISPR, the ground-breaking gene-editing tool which has been used to create “designer babies”, cure sickle cell anemia, and, most recently, to help

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Wishing Well: A Virtual Wellness Series Rising Stars benefit events to raise awareness and funds for the Make-A-Wish Canada for children living with critical illnesses. Cooking Class March 13, Embroidery March 27 and Yoga April 10. Cost: $45 per class and $100 for the series. March 13th – Cooking with Mark Gamasan, Executive Sous Chef of the Royal Canadian Yacht

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Revolution Her International Women’s Day 2021 Virtual event with guest speaker Meena Harris (Founder & CEO of Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign). and Maria Locker (Founder and CEO of RevolutionHER) for an intimate and impactful conversation about family, justice, women’s rights, making history and challenging norms, a nod to this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #ChooseToChallenge. Women from across North America

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In Conversation: Roni Horn with Benjamin Moser The Power Plant and the Toronto International Festival of Authors present the American visual artist who lives and works in New York and Reykjavik. Incorporating words into her visual art, her series of 10 books titled To Place focus on Iceland and Horn’s relationship to it. Discussion with writer Benjamin Moser on Horn’s newest book,

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Julia Hoecke Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu Livestream performance of Renegade Breakdown. March 11 at 8 pm. 72 hour rebroadcast.

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Julia Hoecke Our Song D’Hiver Tapestry Opera and Alliance Française livestreamed concert performed by Mireille Asselin with pianist Frédéric Lacroix and others. March 6 at 8 pm.

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Julia Hoecke Toronto Fringe Digital Festival Annual smorgasbord of grassroots theatre goes digital with pre-recorded video, audio, and written pieces for audiences to enjoy as part the Fringe On-Demand series. Audiences will access content on with the purchase of an affordable and accessible membership pass. An additional Fringe Primetime series will offer audiences a chance to experience the thrill of a live and interactive Fringe show online. Details

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Bloor-Yorkville Icefest Follow a self-guided, socially distanced ice sculpture trail around Bloor-Yorkville and escape to some of the world’s most iconic destinations. You can explore the trail in-person or virtually on Instagram @BloorYorkville and on YouTube at Bloor‑Yorkville BIA. Over 50 glistening ice sculptures will be on display, inspiring us all as we look forward to brighter

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Ladies Get Paid: The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Barriers, Owning Your Worth, and Taking Command of Your Career One hour livestream featuring Claire Wasserman, Founder, Chief Brand Officer and Director of Programming, Ladies Get Paid; Author, in conversation with Beatrix Dart, Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business, Professor, Strategy, Rotman School of Management, on her new book. May 19 from 4-5pm. $40.00 + HST per person (includes the link to the livestream

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Julia Hoecke Vanessa Brown Patel Brown presents the online exhibition Slumber. To March 27.

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Julia Hoecke Joe Digidance and Harbourfront present the contemporary dance piece by the late Jean-Pierre Perreault on screen. Driven by the percussive sound of heavy work boots pounding the floor, 32 dancers – identically garbed in overcoats and fedoras – move in a compact mass from which individuals occasionally attempt to free themselves to escape a foreordained destiny. March

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Julia Hoecke Michael Smith Nicholas Metivier Gallery presents the exhibition Underland. March 4-27. Online and in the gallery.

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Julia Hoecke Robert Jones Jr Online discussion of the novel The Prophets tells the story of the forbidden love between two enslaved men on a plantation in the deep south. The novel is a love story that evokes the voice of slave and slaver alike, to cast a complex and profound story about the reckoning of inheritance and the inherent

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Julia Hoecke Black History Month: Canada’s Music Landscape – The Fire This Time, The Future Is Now During Black History Month, four veteran players in the Canadian music industry discuss what they think really needs to happen to support Black music practitioners, creators and industry workers. Is executing overnight, knee-jerk, token Black hires enough? How do we measure success and expedite equality when it comes to fully eradicating anti-Black racism in the

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Julia Mastroianni It’s time to care about Ontario’s caregivers Personal support workers say caring for the elderly is a privilege, but Ontario’s workforce is low paid, short staffed and burnt out

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Julia Mastroianni Jobs in demand: The pros and cons of becoming midwife In Ontario, midwives still face barriers despite high interest in their services

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Julia Mastroianni Jobs in demand: The pros and cons of becoming a nurse in Ontario Many nurses consider the profession a calling, but the country is facing a job shortage

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Rob Brezsny Freewill Astrology: Weekly horoscope for February 25, 2021 You’re entering a potentially heroic phase of your astrological cycle, Gemini

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Saturday Night Jukebox Dance Party with DJ Blush Dance the night away to the best Rock & roll, pop and soul from the 50’s 60’s & 70’s. March 13 at 9 pm. http://MIXCLOUD.COM/LIVE/DJBLUSHTO

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Empowerography Live Women’s Empowerment Conference Online conference featuring 24 powerhouse inspirational women with an empowering message. 10 am-6 pm. $20.

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PI Day Brunch w/ Kyne From Canada’s Drag Race March 14th is pi day because it’s 3/14 & the infamous digits of pi are none other than 3.14. This one hour workshop is packed with fun facts and magical tales of how pi and circles came to be in the first place. Learn why pi is so important and special, how it even got

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NOW Staff What to watch on Disney+ Canada in March 2021 The best movies and TV shows hitting Disney Plus, including The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and the Mighty Ducks reboot, Game Changers

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David Suzuki David Suzuki: Faulty economic thinking makes destroying nature profitable GDP measures production but does not account for damage to or loss of essential natural services, writes David Suzuki

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Katarina Ristic 2021 IWD Toronto Virtual Rally Rising Above the Pandemic – Fighting for a Just Future for All This year’s International Women’s Day event takes place online. March 6 at 1 pm on Facebook Live. Free; you don’t need a Facebook account to watch.

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Toronto cancels Pride Parade and Canada Day events; Ontario offers free tuition to PSW students A roundup of coronavirus news in Ontario for February 24

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Norman Wilner Solar Opposites is finally available to stream in Canada Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone and Justin Roiland talk about playing an alien family in the animated series hitting Disney+

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