845. October 13-25 Affordable Events in Multicultural Toronto- 2018

Something for everyone in our diverse city: the future of Asia-Canada, a book on feisty Black women, and a Canada-India-based play centered on cricket. A Jamaican literary evening. A pay-what-you-can Irish play. Artistic Japanese calligraphy. Opening night at our gallery of contemporary art.  An Islamic heritage event at one of our largest mosques. A lecture on the Ukrainian genocide.

Asia. Canada. Panel on Asian-Canadian Futures. Thursday, October 25. 4-6pm. Free. Reception to follow. Sponsors: Asian Institute, Richard Charles Lee Canada – Hong Kong Library; Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies.

The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place (Devonshire Pl. & Hoskin Ave.) “This panel reflects on the influences of Asian-Canadian dynamics in transforming the speakers’ fields of expertise, including business and media, immigration politics, historical memory, curatorial and archival work, and university education.” https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/events/Black History. Book Launch. “Black Women Who Dared” by Naomi M. Moyer. Saturday, October 20. 2-5pm. Inspiring and indomitable Black women whose stories need to be told. A Different Book List, 770 Bathurst Street (at Bloor).

“Artist, Naomi M. Moyer, presents powerful biographical portraits of ten Black women and women’s collectives from Canadian and American history, ranging from 1793 to the present. Included are leaders and ground-breakers who were anti-slavery activists, business women, organizers who promoted healthcare, and educators who taught literacy and scholarship in Black neighborhoods.” https://www.adifferentbooklist.com/?q=h.calevents

India. Canada. The Men in White by Anosh Irani. Directed by Philip Akin.   Oct. 13-17. $20.  Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street. https://www.factorytheatre.ca/2018-19-season/the-men-in-white. Ireland. Toronto Irish Players Fall Production of Dancing at Lughnasa. October 18. 8pm. Pay What You Can Night. $12 minimum. Play runs from October 18 to November 3 at higher prices. The Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street. www.torontoirishplayers.comJamaica. A Literary Evening with Authors G. Barton-Sinkia, Jermel Shim and Esther Tyson. October 18. 6pm. The Consulate General of Jamaica, 303 Eglinton Avenue East.Japan. Foundations: Calligraphy Exhibition Noriko Maeda. October 16 – January 11, 2019. Free. Japan Foundation, 2 Bloor Street East, Third floor.

…For years, Noriko Maeda’s exhibitions and classes have introduced Canadian audiences to the heartbeat of calligraphy. Her speeches and works have nurtured a vocabulary for expounding the essence of her art. Noriko Maeda Foundations is the culmination of a three-year project to capture the mature form of this vocabulary in the pages of a single book.

This exhibition displays the collection of original works prepared for the publication and explores the broad spectrum of expressive powers harnessed by the calligrapher. In an odyssey through sight, language, and time, the exhibition mirrors the structure of the book, reveals the inner workings of Noriko’s art, and frames a calligrapher’s view on the foundations of Japanese calligraphy.”


Calligraphy from Japan Foundation Website

Multicultural.  Power Plant Opening Party. October 19. 8-11pm. Free. Cash bar available all evening. 231 Queen’s Quay West.

Join us to celebrate the launch of The Power Plant’s Fall 2018 Exhibition Season! Be among the first to experience exhibitions by artists Karla Black, Beth Stuart and Vivian Suter with Elisabeth Wild, as well as the continuation of Abbas Akhavan’s variations on a landscape.

“In addition to a new Exhibition Season, Fall 2018 at The Power Plant also presents an entirely new season of unique programming including film screenings, artist talks, performances, and much more.” http://www.thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Events/Opening-Party/Fall-2018-Opening-Party.aspx

Karla Black, 2017. Installation view: L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan and Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London. Photo: Simon Vogel. Image from http://thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2018/Fall-2018/Untitled.aspx

Muslim. ISNA Canada Open Doors – Celebrate Islamic Heritage Month. October 21. 12:30-4:30pm. Free but please RSVP. Islamic Centre of Canada, 2200 South Sheridan Way, Mississauga. Exhibitions, calligraphy, children’s activities, entertainment, refreshments and more! http://www.torontomuslims.com/event/isna-canada-open-doors-celebrate-islamic-heritage-month.

Ukraine. 2018 Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture – “Genocide in Ukraine: The Holodomor and its Lessons for the Future”. October 20. 6:30-7:30pm. Liudmyla Hrynevych is the Director of the Holodomor Research and Education Centre in Kyiv (HREC in Ukraine), and Senior Scholar at the Institute of the History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-toronto-annual-ukrainian-famine-lecture-genocide-in-ukraine-the-holodomor-and-its-lessons-for-tickets-50404952570?aff=ebapi#listing-organizer

Also: Unveiling of Holodomor Memorial at Princes’ Gate, Exhibition Place.  October 21. 2pm. 

The unveiling is free. Tickets for the Reception are $25 and available at:

https://holomodormemorial.eventbrite.ca; Buduchnist Credit Union, 2280 Bloor St. W.; Ukrainian Credit Union, 2397 Bloor St. W., Office of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto Branch, 145 Evans Ave., Suite 208 (tel. 416-323-4772).

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