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The Artist's Life Through Song: Paint Me a Song

Paint Me a Song with Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano, Christopher Enns, tenor and Steven Philcox, piano

An evening of song including Ben Moore’s Dear Theo, inspired by the letter correspondence between Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo, Four Short Songs by John Beckwith, and the premiere of this year's Canadian Art Song Project commission Miss Carr in Seven Scenes by Jeffrey Ryan, based on the journal writings of Emily Carr.

Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park

Curious Minds Weekend

Presented by Hot Docs and The Globe and Mail, Curious Minds Weekend invites you to explore the most urgent and exciting issues of our time with the innovative thinkers who shape them. Speakers for the second edition include The Washington Post’s Marty Baron, legendary Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown, bestselling author Reza Aslan, The Daily Show’s John Hodgman, and many more. Join us for three days of thought-provoking discussions and dynamic panel conversations – all moderated by journalists from The Globe and Mail.

A Recorder Romp

Explode your preconceptions of the recorder with this concert of delightful and daring concertos.

If you thought the recorder was just an instrument for school concerts, think again. Virtuoso performer Alison Melville joins a select chamber group of Tafelmusik musicians to present the baroque recorder. Radiant, whimsical, melancholic, fun, bright—this is the nerdy recorder of your youth, but restored to its original glory.

Free Screening: STEP

Going to school and accessing a quality education isn't easy or isn't even an option for some students. Step documents the senior year of a girl's high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success amidst social unrest in their troubled city. 

A post-screening discussion and a live pitch by Toronto teachers to support their classroom projects will follow.

Building a Community: Estonian Architects in Post-War Toronto

VEMU has been working in collaboration with the Museum of Estonian Architecture in Tallinn since 2015 to prepare an exhibit about architects in Toronto with Estonian backgrounds. The exhibit will celebrate both Canada's 150th and Estonia's 100th birthdays. The exhibit will be on display in Tallinn at the Museum of Estonian Architecture Museum in 2018.

Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, during events, and upon request.
Tartu College, 310 Bloor St. W. (entrance on Madison Ave.)

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