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Old Words – Travel Stories

Old Words – Travel Stories

Tonight at 6pm (Saturday, September 23rd, 2017)


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Jennis

Jennis

Tonight at 8:30pm (Saturday, September 23rd, 2017)

$10

Jennis, Jen Gillmor (cello/voice), Dennis Gaumond (voice)


Jennis
When long-time Toronto indie-scene bassist Jen Gillmor picked up the cello and joined forces with the newest creative incarnation of award-winning blues musician Dennis Gaumond, Jennis was born. The duo tickles ears with an uncommon sonic blend of vocals, electric, acoustic and resophonic guitars, custom-tuned harmonicas, cello, didgeridoo, flutes, jawharp and percussion. The 12 songs on their debut album "The Current" celebrate the mysteries and poignancies of life, rooted in a faith in peace and love as the highest powers. Their unusual rootsy sound is at times bluesy, at times funky, jazzy or folky, with a hint of exotic ethnic influences.

Jen Gillmor
Jen is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed and recorded in projects ranging from funk to folk, rock to reggae, music influenced by traditions of African and Celtic cultures as well as experimental projects. She has created music for film, dance, theatre and multimedia projects. She has toured internationally, appeared in many music videos and on various local and national television shows.

Dennis Gaumond
Dennis Gaumond (Gomo) has been a professional musician for about thirty years, playing guitar, harp, and bass in various blues bands (Black Cat Bone, Shaky Ground, Gomo's Blues Band). He has opened for some notable acts (Eric Burden and the Animals, Humble Pie, The Ozark Mtn Daredevils) and shared the stage with many notable blues performers (James Cotton, A.C. Reed, Phil Guy, Wild Child Butler, Mel Brown). Two albums were released with Black Cat Bone: Take It On Further and Bye Bye Blues.

Dennis was given the Al Cromwell Award for folk/blues during the 10th Annual Great North Wind Porcupine Awards.

In 1996, he released his first CD, 'Hiding Out in Limbo', which was co-produced by Jeff Bird (Cowboy Junkies). This album was a collection of mostly unaccompanied acoustic songs recorded live and only hinting at the direction Gomo's music was to take with his next CD, Nipissing. Featuring a quirky song-writing style, it received substantial airplay and landed him some high profile gigs and festival appearances at Toronto Harbourfront, Barry Jazz-Blues Festival, Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, to name a few. A showcase at the OAC's Contact 98, and hosting a TV series called Applause, have also helped to open new opportunities.

Whether in an electric or acoustic context, Dennis' live performances sizzle with passion and vitality.


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Jewish Brunch Buffet with The Horables

Jewish Brunch Buffet with The Horables

Tomorrow Morning at 11am/1:15pm (Sunday, September 24th, 2017)

$22.95

Rachel Shenin (violin/voice), Conny Nowe (voice/guitar/percussion/mandolin), Rachel Melas (bass), The Horables


Live music as part of the "Bella did you eat" Sunday brunch.
1st seating - Reserve between 10:30 – 11am, music at 11:45
2nd seating - Reserve at 1:15pm Club (1:00 Bistro), music at 1:45

Buffet includes over 50 Homemade Items - Potato latkes, blintzes, lox eggs & onions, challah, french toast, sour cream, apple sauce, bagels, lox & cream cheese mix, salmon patties, gelfilte fish, cheese, salads galore, fresh fruit, cheeses, cakes, sweets, tea, coffee and much more! Children 12 and under 1/2 price, 3 and under free.

The Horables
The Horables play the celebratory dance music of Eastern European Jews, as well as Gypsy dance tunes and some Django style jazz. Rachel Sheinin (violin) Conny Nowe (mandolin) Rachel Melas (accordion and guitar) and Michael Kaler (upright bass) bring the music to life with thoughtful arrangements and a few tongue in cheek juxtapositions.The Horables have been playing Klezmer music together for about 5 years, at festivals, cafes, concerts and farmers markets. They released their CD "No Shirt No Shoes No Tsuris" in 2012.


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Best of the Open Stage with Tak & Alnand and Justin Ian

Best of the Open Stage with Tak & Alnand and Justin Ian

Tomorrow Night at 8pm (Sunday, September 24th, 2017)

$7

Tak & Alnand, Justin Ian (voice/guitar)


Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays

Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays

Monday Evening at 7:30pm (Monday, September 25th, 2017)

Wayne Neon (saxophone/flute)


Signup at 7pm.

Every Monday, all artists are welcomed to sign up and share their songs, poetry, prose or comedy act on Toronto's longest-running open stage; local artists, or those visiting Toronto are encouraged to attend. Here are some of the artists who started their careers at the Free Times open stage: Jason Fowler, Jory Nash, Kat Goldman, Ron Sexsmith, Emm Gryner, Laura Fernandez, Sarah Slean, Noah Zacharin, The Lemon Bucket Orkestra.


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Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

Next Week: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 8pm

Your Host: Rosa Arlotto

Brandon Pitts
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Ariel Balevi
Ariel Balevi is an oral storyteller whose repertoire derives from the Sufi, literary,and folklore traditions of Iran, Turkey, and Central Asia. Ariel performs these stories in English, using verse or proverb from the language of origin of the story. Ariel has performed both locally and internationally, sometimes with Western or traditional Persian musicians. In his performances Ariel strives to present the universality of these narratives, unfamiliar to some audiences, and in doing so bring about mutual respect and understanding among different cultural traditions.

David Stones
David Stones is a Toronto and Stratford based poet, performer and spoken word artist. He published his first collection of poetry, Infinite Sequels, in 2013, subsequently transforming the work into a one-man show of the same name. His second collection of poetry, Such A Frail Book Of Endings, will be released later this year, as well as a chapbook, On Turning Into Raymond Souster. David is a member of the Ontario Poetry Society and an Associate Member of the League Of Canadian Poets.

art bar
The Art Bar is recognized as Canada's longest running poetry-only, weekly reading series. Since 1991, it has featured both emerging and established poets from across Canada and occasionally from abroad. It has become a hub for the poetry community, and entry point for new voices, a place for people to enjoy one of the oldest arts.

While featuring no fewer than one hundred-twenty poets a year, The Art Bar provides another five hundred opportunities for people to present their poems on its open-stage. Twenty-five percent of its features are emerging poets (who have yet to see their first book published). The remaining seventy-five percent are mid- to advanced-career poets, many of whom have won local, national and international awards for their work.

The Art Bar enjoys an average weekly audience of approximately sixty-five people and is able to accommodate up to one hundred. It provides an inclusive venue for poetry and features poets from diverse backgrounds and from every province in Canada. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate by getting on stage, speaking to a poet, or simply applauding.


Kellie Loder (Newfoundland)

Kellie Loder (Newfoundland)

Next Week: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 6pm

Kellie Loder (voice/guitar)


Kellie Loder
Kellie Loder is a Juno Nominated singer / songwriter from Newfoundland & Labrador, and very much a part of the vibrant artistic community she grew up in. Loder has a voice, which the NL Telegram describes as "so powerful, yet serene and soulful". Loder is quickly becoming recognized as one of the province's most prolific songwriters bringing honest, dynamic feeling and lyrically driven content to each song. Her melodies never fail to get stuck in the heads of her audience, and are always accompanied by a powerful performance.


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Best of the Open Stage

Next Week: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 8:30pm

$7


Toronto Java Users Group

Toronto Java Users Group

Next Week: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 6pm

Toronto Java Users Group
The Toronto Java User Group provides presentations of exciting new technologies and socialization with your fellow developers in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us for dinner, drinks, and a talk on an interesting topic presented by one of your peers.

Our monthly agenda includes:
* group discussion of recent Java-related headlines
* lightning talks from anyone who has something to show and tell
* a robocode battle - bring your robot and compete in our arena for fun & prizes!
* a longer-format prepared talk (30-45 minutes max)
* time to relax and chat in the pub
* prizes and swag for participants (subject to availability)

We have no membership fee and no formal membership process. Just come out to a meeting!


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Big Grumpy Comedy Night

Next Week: Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 8:30pm

Free


 

Robert Haley

Next Friday at 8pm (Friday, September 29th, 2017)


 

Private Party

Next Saturday at 7pm (Saturday, September 30th, 2017)


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky

Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 11am/1:15pm

$22.95

Gloria Valentine (voice), Nina Shapilsky (piano)


Live music as part of the "Bella did you eat" Sunday brunch.
1st seating - Reserve between 10:30 – 11am, music at 11:45
2nd seating - Reserve at 1:15pm Club (1:00 Bistro), music at 1:45

Buffet includes over 50 Homemade Items - Potato latkes, blintzes, lox eggs & onions, challah, french toast, sour cream, apple sauce, bagels, lox & cream cheese mix, salmon patties, gelfilte fish, cheese, salads galore, fresh fruit, cheeses, cakes, sweets, tea, coffee and much more! Children 12 and under 1/2 price, 3 and under free.

Gloria Valentine
Gloria is a multi-faceted actress and singer specializing in Yiddish songs who has been entertaining audiences for many years. She has performed across Canada, in the US and in Israel, in concert, in clubs and in cabaret shows. Gloria has acted in TV, film and theatre. Selected credits include Kojak on television, The Children's Hour on stage and Tony and Tina's Wedding for six and a half years for The Second City. She performs her cabaret show, Bella Did Ya Eat, once a month at Free Times Café as well as other venues.

Nina Shapilsky
Nina Shapilsky is an award-winning concert pianist and composer. A talented and versatile musician and composer with improvisations from classical through folk to pop and jazz.


Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 1pm

Brian Gladstone (voice/guitar)


Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, every Saturday.

We want to create a place for artists, friends, and fans to hang out.

Players Wanted Sign Up starts at 1:00

Come Out to Hear The Great Music

Come out to Meet Your Friends

Come Out to Play Some Tunes

The Room: It's a good listening room filled with creative energy to enjoy some great music, and a place for artists to come out to meet their friends.

Who Can Sign Up to Play: All artists welcomed. Come in and put your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve your spot.

Brian Gladstone
Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, producer, festival director, and activist – thus brings experience and expertise from all sides of the stage. Growing up during the late 60’s roots revival helped to shape his morals and perspective on life.


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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 17 Jewish Brunch Buffet with Thaller Family Klezmer Band Jewish Brunch Buffet with Thaller Family Klezmer Band Gordon's Acoustic Living Room Gordon's Acoustic Living Room 18 Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays 19 Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage 20 60's Folk Revival: Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone 60's Folk Revival: Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone 21 Franc'open mic Franc'open mic 22 Linda Carone Linda Carone 23 Old Words – Travel Stories Old Words – Travel Stories Jennis Jennis
Sep 24 Jewish Brunch Buffet with The Horables Jewish Brunch Buffet with The Horables Best of the Open Stage with Tak & Alnand and Justin Ian Best of the Open Stage with Tak & Alnand and Justin Ian 25 Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays 26 Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage 27 Kellie Loder (Newfoundland) Kellie Loder (Newfoundland) Best of the Open Stage 28 Toronto Java Users Group Toronto Java Users Group Big Grumpy Comedy Night 29 Robert Haley 30 Private Party
Oct 1 Jewish Brunch Buffet with Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky Jewish Brunch Buffet with Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky 2 3 4 5 6 7 Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show
Jennis

Jennis

41 minutes ago (Saturday, September 23rd, 2017)

Jennis, Jen Gillmor (cello/voice), Dennis Gaumond (voice)

Links: More About Jennis


Old Words – Travel Stories

Old Words – Travel Stories

about 3 hours ago (Saturday, September 23rd, 2017)

Links: Facebook Event, Presenter Page


Linda Carone

Linda Carone

1 day ago (Friday, September 22nd, 2017)

Linda Carone (voice)

Links: More About Linda Carone


Franc'open mic

Franc'open mic

2 days ago (Thursday, September 21st, 2017)


60's Folk Revival: Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone

60's Folk Revival: Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone

3 days ago (Wednesday, September 20th, 2017)

Sue & Dwight, Michelle Rumball (guitar/voice), Tony Laviola (bass)

Links: More Info


Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

4 days ago (Tuesday, September 19th, 2017)


Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays

Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays

5 days ago (Monday, September 18th, 2017)

Linda Saslove (voice/guitar)

Links: More About Linda Saslove


Gordon's Acoustic Living Room

Gordon's Acoustic Living Room

6 days ago (Sunday, September 17th, 2017)

Gaye Zimmerman-Huycke (guitar/voice), Dean Cavill (guitar), Brian Morgan (violin), Bart Clarke (bass), Wayne Neon (saxophone/flute), Barry Pausey (guitar), Jonathan Rudin (mandolin), Rory Sinclair (bagpipes), Terry Campbell (percussion), Gordon's Acoustic Living Room

Links: More About Gordon's Acoustic Living Room


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Thaller Family Klezmer Band

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Thaller Family Klezmer Band

6 days ago (Sunday, September 17th, 2017)

Thaller Family Klezmer Band

Links: More About Thaller Family Klezmer Band


Joel Sheridan & Ross MacIntyre

Joel Sheridan & Ross MacIntyre

7 days ago (Saturday, September 16th, 2017)

Joel Sheridan (voice), Ross MacIntyre (bass)

Links: More About Joel Sheridan


Anton Priz

Anton Priz

8 days ago (Friday, September 15th, 2017)

Anton Priz (voice/guitar)


Operation Groundswell Storytelling Competition

Operation Groundswell Storytelling Competition

9 days ago (Thursday, September 14th, 2017)


Greg Rhyno Book Launch

Greg Rhyno Book Launch

10 days ago (Wednesday, September 13th, 2017)

Links: More Info


Brian Sasaki hosts Open Stage Mondays

Brian Sasaki hosts Open Stage Mondays

12 days ago (Monday, September 11th, 2017)

Brian Sasaki (voice/guitar)

Links: More About Brian Sasaki


Durham County Poets

Durham County Poets

13 days ago (Sunday, September 10th, 2017)

Durham County Poets

Links: More About Durham County Poets


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Freileche Klezmer Band

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Freileche Klezmer Band

13 days ago (Sunday, September 10th, 2017)

Freileche Klezmer Band


Kennedy Station

Kennedy Station

14 days ago (Saturday, September 9th, 2017)

Kennedy Station


Square Bear Improv

Square Bear Improv

15 days ago (Friday, September 8th, 2017)


Yiddish Vinkl: Kalman Weiser

Yiddish Vinkl: Kalman Weiser

16 days ago (Thursday, September 7th, 2017)


WordSpell Spoken Word Showcase

WordSpell Spoken Word Showcase

17 days ago (Wednesday, September 6th, 2017)


Glen Hornblast hosts Open Stage Mondays

Glen Hornblast hosts Open Stage Mondays

19 days ago (Monday, September 4th, 2017)

Glen Hornblast (voice/guitar)

Links: More About Glen Hornblast


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Eldan Cohen, Lorie Wolf, Rachel Melas

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Eldan Cohen, Lorie Wolf, Rachel Melas

20 days ago (Sunday, September 3rd, 2017)

Eldan Cohen, Lorie Adie Wolf (percussion), Rachel Melas (bass)


Leah Palway + Jairo Jimenez

Leah Palway + Jairo Jimenez

21 days ago (Saturday, September 2nd, 2017)

Leah Palway (voice/guitar), Jairo Jiménez (voice/guitar)

Links: More About Leah Palway, More About Jairo Jiménez


Toronto Java Users Group

Toronto Java Users Group

23 days ago (Thursday, August 31st, 2017)

Links: More Info


SongStudio Songwriter's Workshop

SongStudio Songwriter's Workshop

24 days ago (Wednesday, August 30th, 2017)


Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays

Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays

26 days ago (Monday, August 28th, 2017)

Wayne Neon (saxophone/flute)

Links: More About Wayne Neon


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Gypsy Jive Band

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Gypsy Jive Band

27 days ago (Sunday, August 27th, 2017)

Gypsy Jive Band

Links: More About Gypsy Jive Band