February 28, 2012
Leap Day is tomorrow and within 24 hours of writing this I will be out the door for the first ever 12 hour Arts Marathon, sponsored by me.
The weather is scheduled to be gross, then again it’s supposed to be raining right now and it’s sunny, so we’ll see what happens.
Parkdale Public Library – literature – and it means I can get a book to read in between times.
MOCCA – visual art – I’m not going to see a specific exhibition, rather I am going to see MOCCA. It is a fifteen minute walk from my house and I have never been there. This is the point of living downtown.
Canadian Stage – dance – ticket booked for Dark Matters – Innovative and award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite’s work integrates original music, text, rich visual design, and a keen sense of wit and invention.
Bell Lightbox – film – ticket booked for Monsieur Lazhar – one of the most acclaimed Québécois films of the last decade and Canada’s submission for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film
Factory Theatre – theatre – ticket booked for Theatre Ad Infinitum’s The Big Smoke – In a courageous physical performance with a completely original text and score sung a cappella, Amy Nostbakken tells the story of a brilliant young artist from Toronto given the opportunity of a lifetime: solo exhibit at London’s Tate Modern Art Gallery.
The Cameron House – Nichol Robertson is scheduled to play the front room at 10 pm.
There you have it – clearly no blog post tomorrow, but you can check in with me on Twitter and I’ll be using #12hAM.
In case people are wondering how much all this costs, numbers will be posted tomorrow. I think this can be done for less than $100.
February 26, 2012
Sunday is here! A great week – what went on, and what’s coming up?
To Do, To Don’t, To Done, ToDay – to do list vs not to do list – what do you think?
Some of My Best Friends are Equity Members, Vol. 2 – important CAEA meeting coming up tomorrow at the Gladstone.
Today I’m off to Totsapalooza with Small Print Toronto at Revival – I can’t wait. If you’ve got smalls you should completely stop by.
The 12 hour Art Marathon is coming along nicely – an absolutely stroke of luck has slotted in Crystal Pite (dance) at 1:30 pm at the Bluma, and Monsieur Lahzar (film) at 4:30. I’m especially excited about Crystal Pite – I was worried I wouldn’t be able to find dance within the boundaries of the marathon – I was going to see Pina and combine film and dance but I’m glad it’s getting it’s own time slot. I’m booking theatre and music next, and Wednesday will be here soon!
Something for the playwrights I know: Call for Submissions: New Canadian Plays, Embassy of Canada in collaboration with Heritage Canada – NEW CANADIAN PLAYS is a bi-annual project which aims to introduce and to promote new anglophone and francophone Canadian plays on the German-speaking theatre scene. A jury consisting of German theatre experts reads, evaluates and selects the best plays.
We’ve all known this for a long time, and here’s an article about it – Tapping music’s power to heal the brain