714. January 5-9 Affordable Events in Multicultural Toronto – 2017.

A series of participatory folk dancing and free films are among the many events available in our multicultural city this week.

France. Balfolk. Folk music and dance from various regions in France. 7:30 pm. Jan 9, 16, 23, and 30. PWYC. Suggested $5-$15. La Revolución, 2848 Dundas Street West. “All welcome. No experience or partner necessary.” Video and more information: balfolktoronto.com.

Group dancing to Breton music played by Balfolk Toronto. Image Copyright ©2017 Ruth Lor Malloy

 

France. Film: Laurence Anyways. January 5. 7:30pm. Free. “A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual’s relationship with her lover.” Directed by Xavier Dolan (2012). Actors: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz, Suzanne Clément. Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road. http://alliance-francaise.ca. Contact: 416-922-2014 #37. culturel@alliance-francaise.ca. https://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/culture/movies/laurence-anyways-en

Saudi Arabia. Wadjda. January 9. 2-3:45pm. Free. 3rd floor, Hinton Learning Theatre, Reference Library, 789 Yonge. “TRL Arts Film Series presents the first feature film to be shot in Saudi Arabia and made by a Saudi female filmmaker.”

This is one of a series of Monday films about familial relationships set in foreign countries. January 9 to March 6. They include Ethiopia, Italy and Brazil. http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT274471&R=EVT274471. Please mark your calendar. Some of these films are also available from the Toronto Public Library.

Scotland. Scottish Country Dance Lessons. Beginner class starts January 5 and continues Thursdays to March 16. 7:30-9:30pm. (No class on March 9). $100 plus annual membership (adult $68, youth $43). Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth. http://www.dancescottish.ca.

Please tell us about other free or almost-free interesting events that reflect our multicultural city. Helpful would be a poster.   Email: ruthlormalloy@gmail.com. Your comments and corrections are also welcome.

 

 

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