NOW Magazine Thu, 13 May 2021 23:51:17 +0000 Thu, 13 May 2021 23:51:17 +0000 en-US Richard Trapunski The Tragically Hip to play with Feist at the 2021 Juno Awards The quintessential CanRock band will receive the 2021 humanitarian award at this year’s award ceremony

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NOW Staff The best things to do in Toronto this weekend: May 13-16 Including ActiveTO on Lake Shore West, a Digable Planets livestream, Soulpepper’s The Seagull and more

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Stay-at-home order extended to June 2; Ontario surpasses half a million total cases The province also reported 31 deaths, including six people between the ages of 40 and 59

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Julia Hoecke From Weeds We Grow: Birch Bark Basket Workshop Led by First Nations artist Lindsey Lickers, this workshop in partnership with STEPS Public Art is a reflective exercise that not only allows participation through creation, but to dive deeper into their current relationship with the land base they reside on & the environment at large. This workshop will also explore how this relationship with

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Chris Glover Bill would ban most e-bikes in Ontario The Moving Ontarians More Safely Act would restrict e-bikes to 50 kilograms and make illegal the vast majority already on the road, critics say

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Julia Hoecke Share The Love: Greg Keelor Livestream concert from Gore’s Landing Community Hall. May 15 at 8 pm.

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Richard Trapunski Who’s behind Toronto’s cute pink delivery robots? You might have seen Tiny Mile’s Geoffrey robots out delivering food with Uber Eats – but what do they mean for gig workers?

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Kelsey Adams, Kevin Ritchie and Richard Trapunski Toronto’s best new restaurants 2021 Despite hardship, restaurants are continuing to open with creative (and tasty) offerings attuned to the takeout era

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Rob Brezsny Freewill Astrology: Weekly horoscope for May 13, 2021 I suggest that you pointedly exclude those who have too many negatives mixed in with their positives, Leo

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COVID-19 Vaccine Development Strategies and Possibility of Establishing a Herd Immunity Against SARS-CoV-2 Korean Consulate in Toronto open seminar in collaboration with the Korean Canadian University Professors Forum to promote cooperation in various fields in the post-corona era with Chil-Yong Kang, virologist and Professor of Virology in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. June

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NOW Staff COVID-19: Ontario to offer Pfizer and Moderna at more pharmacies; ActiveTO to return to Lake Shore West Ontario is reporting the lowest positivity rate and active case count in over a month

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Katarina Ristic The Stories We Share Book Launch MUSE Arts Presents: The Stories We Share Zine, Volume 2 Join us in celebrating the launch of our new zine. Part of our HAPPENING Multicultural Festival, this event will be a virtual lounge, recognizing the accomplishments of the amazing newcomer, immigrant and refugee women who participated in our virtual creative writing sessions this year, and

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Katarina Ristic SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival Canada’s premier a cappella festival (singing without instruments). Every year, SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival presents 10 days of outstanding concerts featuring the human voice. We bring together thousands of professional singers (Canadian and international), students, teachers, divas and in-the-shower belters. The festival also features talks and workshops. Formed in 2011 on a shoestring

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Julia Mastroianni How to host outdoor movie nights in your backyard The Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is launching a COVID-safe program called the Toronto Backyard Picture Show

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Katarina Ristic The Lucas Haneman Express Fridays At The Fourth online concert series presented by National Arts Centre. Livestream funk/blues concert featuring Lucas Haneman (guitar/vocals), Megan Laurence (vocals), Martin Newman (bass) and Val Nehovora (drums). June 4 at 8 pm ET. Free.

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Julia Hoecke July Talk Canadian Music Week and The Indies virtual concert. May 27 at 7 pm. Tickets from $15.

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Julia Hoecke Tapestry Opera Box Concerts Compact travelling “box stage” for singers and instrumentalists to perform from. Box Concerts brings free curbside concerts to communities, care homes, and frontline workers, and paid tickets for neighbourhood performances. Torontonians who are missing the thrill of live music can book a performance to enjoy from their own porches, or donate a performance to a

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Radheyan Simonpillai DOC Vanguard award recipient Lisa Jackson celebrates her community In an emotional acceptance speech, Lisa Jackson honoured the Indigenous film community and advocated for more support and empathy for emerging BIPOC voices

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Julia Hoecke Porchside Songs Musical Stage Company live outdoor concerts on your front lawn including A Crack in the Wall, Just My Re-Imagination, Fam Jam and Sad Lady Songs. Jul 3-25. Various times and dates. $395.50. Porchside Songs can be booked for Toronto residents only within the “M” postal code. PORCHSIDE SONGS will move forward once Toronto enters

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Julia Hoecke Craig Cardiff Hugh’s Room Live presents a livestream concert. May 15 at 8 pm. $31.

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QueerCab: Imagined Futures Presented by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. How do we build the world we want to exist in? Imagined Futures showcases a rich patchwork of possibilities, spanning a breadth of genres and perceptions. This work speaks to the beauty, complexity, fun and wisdom that goes into creating the multiplicitous visions of what queer futures can be.

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Gregory Charles – Hello Spring Francophonie en Fête virtual interactive musical performance using cutting-edge technology that will allow the artist to interact directly with his audience. May 29 at 8 pm. $26. Valid for live viewing on Saturday, May 29 at 8 pm, and delayed on Sunday, May 30 at 8 pm.

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24th Brooklyn Film Festival Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) is an international, competitive festival. The 24th Brooklyn Film Festival will run from June 4-13, 2021 at multiple Brooklyn venues and online. 147 features and shorts will be shown, including 12 Canadian films. Details

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Julia Hoecke Collage 2021 John B. Aird Gallery online art show and art book featuring contemporary collage-based works.

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Julia Hoecke Michael Wolfe Bau-xi Gallery presents the online exhibition Street View. May 1-31.

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Julia Hoecke Mel Gausden Bau-xi Gallery presents the online Campfire Stories exhibition of oil paintings. May 15-29. Upper Gallery.

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Julia Hoecke Osees and Mr Elevator Concert. Sept 20. Doors 7 pm. $20-$38. Rescheduled from Sept 14. Original tickets honoured.

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Julia Hoecke Tanya Tucker with Walker County Concert. Aug 12. Doors 7 pm. All ages. $50-$75.

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Julia Hoecke Jonathan Antoine Concert. Dec 12 at 8 pm. $33.75-$100. Rescheduled. All tickets previously purchased on Eventbrite will be honored at the door.

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Julia Hoecke Jake Miller Concert with support Fly By Midnight & Just Seconds Apart. Oct 9. Doors 6 pm, show 7 pm. $25-$31.25.

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