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Free Times Laughé

Free Times Laughé

Tonight at 8pm (Thursday, January 18th, 2018)

Featuring: Morgan George, Vance Banzo, Guled Abdi, Chili Davidson, Ariel Kagan, Rachel Mclatchie, Ben Beauchemin.

Hosted by Isaac Towell and Sam Burns


Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

Saturday Afternoon at 1pm (Saturday, January 20th, 2018)

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.


More Info

More About Brian Gladstone


Harpin' Norm Lucien & Friends

Harpin' Norm Lucien & Friends

Saturday Night at 8pm (Saturday, January 20th, 2018)

Harpin' Norm Lucien (voice/guitar)



More About Harpin' Norm Lucien


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Freileche Klezmer Band

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Freileche Klezmer Band

Sunday Morning at 11am/1:15pm (Sunday, January 21st, 2018)

$22.95

Freileche Klezmer Band


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.

Freileche Klezmer Band
This ensemble is a quintet of musicians gathered together by their love of Klezmer to share their talent and music with the world.


 

TBA

Sunday Night at 8pm (Sunday, January 21st, 2018)


Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays

Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays

Next Week: Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:30pm

Linda Saslove (voice/guitar)


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.


More About Linda Saslove


Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

Next Week: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 8pm

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.


Blythwood Strikes Back: A Darth Vader Holiday

Blythwood Strikes Back: A Darth Vader Holiday

Next Week: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 8pm

Blythwood Winds, Tim Crouch (flute), Elizabeth Eccleston (oboe), Anthony Thompson (clarinet), Michael Macaulay (bassoon), Curtis Vander Hyden (french horn)


Blythwood Winds
Toronto-based wind quintet premiering new works and dedicated to educational performances.


Facebook Event

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Toronto Java Users Group

Toronto Java Users Group

Next Thursday at 6pm (Thursday, January 25th, 2018)

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!


More Info


Robbie Burns Nite

Robbie Burns Nite

Next Thursday at 9:30pm (Thursday, January 25th, 2018)

Free


Haggis, Tatters and Naps


 

Big Grumpy Comedy Night

Next Week: Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 8:30pm

Free


Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

Next Week: Saturday, January 27th, 2018 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.


More Info

More About Brian Gladstone


Max Woolaver Birthday Party

Max Woolaver Birthday Party

Next Week: Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at 8pm

Max Woolaver (voice/guitar)


Max Woolaver
Born in the Maritimes, Max began his career in England and after a return to the Maritimes, now makes the Toronto area his home. Max has been featured on all the major roots radio stations in Toronto, including CBC Toronto & Ottawa . You can find Max at his monthly gig at the Free Times Cafe or at the Moonshine Cafe in Oakville .  He has also performed at The Winterfolk Festival, the Tranzac , The Music Gallery , as part of the Wavelength series and at the Cameron House .
Max is a recipient of a FACTOR New Talent award. His 6th album of original songs, Nazca Hummingbird, will be released in June 2013.


More About Max Woolaver


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Tamar Ilana

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Tamar Ilana

Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 11am/1:15pm

$22.95

Tamar Ilana (voice)


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.

Tamar Ilana
Tamar Ilana grew up traveling and performing with her mother, ethnomusicologist Dr. Judith R. Cohen. At five she began singing Sephardic, Balkan and Medieval music, and at eight, she began studying Flamenco dance with Esmeralda Enrique in Toronto. In 2007, while living in Barcelona, she put singing and flamenco together, and studied cante with Montse Cortés. She has since spent a year at the renowned Cristina Heeren Flamenco Arts Foundation in Seville, Spain, and studied with such masters as Arcángel, Rocío Márquez, Calixto Sánchez, Pilar Ogalla, Andrés Peña, Rubio de Pruna and Rocío Molina, to name a few. Tamar regularly lives and studies in Spain and performs across Canada with various companies including the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company, Flamenguitos del Norte, the Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble, Los Amigos de Pilar, and the Fedora Upside-Down collective. Tamar's musical life comes together in Ventanas.


More About Tamar Ilana


 

TBA

Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 8pm


Love Songs to Nature: A Tu B'Shevat Concert

Love Songs to Nature: A Tu B'Shevat Concert

Monday, January 29th, 2018 at 8pm

Aviva Chernick (voice), Evan Malach (guitar/voice), Mark Weinstock (voice/guitar), Eldan Cohen, Miriam Margles (voice/guitar), Annie Matan (voice/guitar)


Join Shoresh and some of our favourite local Jewish musicians as we gather to sing and celebrate Tu B'Shevat at the Free Times Cafe. Drawing from a broad repertoire of diverse Jewish songs, Aviva Chernik, Evan Malach, Mark Weinstock, Eldan Cohen, Miriam Margles, Annie Matan and others will guide us as we ring in the new year of the trees.

We have a limited number of discounted tickets. Please email sabrina@shoresh.ca if you need a subsidy for the concert.

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In addition, we're partnering with curator Evelyn Tauben for a pre-concert (6:30 PM), super-speedy sidewalk talk and tour about the nature connections in the current FENTSTER window gallery exhibition, "Nothing and All" by artist Bernice Eisenstein.


Tickets

Facebook Event


Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 8pm

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.


SAC Toronto Regional Songwriters Group + Open Mic

SAC Toronto Regional Songwriters Group + Open Mic

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 7pm

Free

Rosita Stone (voice/guitar), Roger Beckett (voice/guitar)


For those of you who are new to the RWG Open Stage, bring your song and a lyric sheet and think about what kind of feedback you would like to hear for your song. If you're a songwriter, but not a performer, please feel free to bring in a recording. If you play the keys, a piano will be available for you to play. Since we have a shortened timeline, we will jump right into the open stage part of the evening.

Songwriters Association of Canada
The S.A.C. is a friendly community of songwriters here to support each other in the creative journey. We also advocate on behalf of songwriters to protect the value of our work. Being a member has many privileges including opportunities to network, get your music heard, as well as honing the craft. Why not join today and start connecting with others through our on-line community. You can also protect your work through the Canadian Song Vault, or have your music assessed through the Song Assessment Service. We look forward to hearing your songs, and meeting you in person at one of our many upcoming events!

SAC Toronto Regional Songwriters Group
Hosted by local singer/songwriters, Regional Writers Groups are a great way to connect more intimately with other S.A.C. members in your community. The time is usually spent working on songwriting skills together and sometimes sharing a song or two. The S.A.C. Regional Writers Group Program is designed to provide members who live in all areas of the country a network of fellow songwriters, lyricists and composers, offer songwriting lessons and performance opportunities. The program is also designed to keep members informed about issues and changes in the music industry, while establishing unity among songwriters everywhere.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Jan 14 Jewish Brunch Buffet with Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky Jewish Brunch Buffet with Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky Gordon's Acoustic Living Room Gordon's Acoustic Living Room 15 Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays 16 Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage 17 60's Folk Revival: Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone 60's Folk Revival: Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone 18 Free Times Laughé Free Times Laughé 19 20 Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show Harpin' Norm Lucien & Friends Harpin' Norm Lucien & Friends
Jan 21 Jewish Brunch Buffet with Freileche Klezmer Band Jewish Brunch Buffet with Freileche Klezmer Band TBA 22 Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays 23 Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage 24 Blythwood Strikes Back: A Darth Vader Holiday Blythwood Strikes Back: A Darth Vader Holiday 25 Toronto Java Users Group Toronto Java Users Group Robbie Burns Nite Robbie Burns Nite 26 Big Grumpy Comedy Night 27 Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show Max Woolaver Birthday Party Max Woolaver Birthday Party
Jan 28 Jewish Brunch Buffet with Tamar Ilana Jewish Brunch Buffet with Tamar Ilana TBA 29 Love Songs to Nature: A Tu B'Shevat Concert Love Songs to Nature: A Tu B'Shevat Concert 30 Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage 31 SAC Toronto Regional Songwriters Group + Open Mic SAC Toronto Regional Songwriters Group + Open Mic Feb 1 2 3
60's Folk Revival: Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone

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

about 23 hours ago (Wednesday, January 17th, 2018)

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

Links: More Info


Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

Art Bar: Poetry + Open Stage

2 days ago (Tuesday, January 16th, 2018)


Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays

Wayne Neon hosts Open Stage Mondays

3 days ago (Monday, January 15th, 2018)

Wayne Neon (saxophone/flute)

Links: More About Wayne Neon


Gordon's Acoustic Living Room

Gordon's Acoustic Living Room

4 days ago (Sunday, January 14th, 2018)

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 Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Gloria Valentine & Nina Shapilsky

4 days ago (Sunday, January 14th, 2018)

Gloria Valentine (voice), Nina Shapilsky (piano)


Scott Cushnie, Mitch Lewis, Chris Whiteley

Scott Cushnie, Mitch Lewis, Chris Whiteley

5 days ago (Saturday, January 13th, 2018)

Scott Cushnie (voice/guitar), Mitch Lewis (guitar), Chris Whiteley (voice/guitar)


Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

Dr. B's Acoustic Medicine Show

5 days ago (Saturday, January 13th, 2018)

Brian Gladstone (voice/guitar)

Links: More Info, More About Brian Gladstone


Square Bear Improv

Square Bear Improv

6 days ago (Friday, January 12th, 2018)


Glen Hornblast hosts Open Stage Mondays

Glen Hornblast hosts Open Stage Mondays

10 days ago (Monday, January 8th, 2018)

Glen Hornblast (voice/guitar)

Links: More About Glen Hornblast


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Isaac Musika

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Isaac Musika

11 days ago (Sunday, January 7th, 2018)

Isaac Musika (voice/guitar)


Aidan Funston

Aidan Funston

12 days ago (Saturday, January 6th, 2018)

Aidan Funston (guitar)

Links: More About Aidan Funston


Yiddish Vinkl: Howard Moscoe

Yiddish Vinkl: Howard Moscoe

14 days ago (Thursday, January 4th, 2018)


WordSpell Spoken Word Showcase

WordSpell Spoken Word Showcase

15 days ago (Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018)


Party Like it's 1965 – New Years Eve 60's Folk Revival

Party Like it's 1965 – New Years Eve 60's Folk Revival

18 days ago (Sunday, December 31st, 2017)

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

Links: More Info


Old Words Story Telling

Old Words Story Telling

19 days ago (Saturday, December 30th, 2017)

Links: Presenter Page


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Thaller Family Klezmer Band

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Thaller Family Klezmer Band

25 days ago (Sunday, December 24th, 2017)

Thaller Family Klezmer Band

Links: More About Thaller Family Klezmer Band


Connor Gross & Friends

Connor Gross & Friends

26 days ago (Saturday, December 23rd, 2017)

Connor Gross (voice/guitar)

Jeff Halperin (voice/guitar), Mark Abesdris (voice/guitar)

Gideon (voice/guitar)


Tobias Russ with Nela Gojevic, Marsha Jacklin, and Lennox C.B.

Tobias Russ with Nela Gojevic, Marsha Jacklin, and Lennox C.B.

27 days ago (Friday, December 22nd, 2017)

Tobias Russ (voice/guitar), Nela Gojevic (voice/guitar), Marsha Jacklin (voice/guitar), Lennox C.B. (voice/guitar)

Links: Facebook Event, More About Tobias Russ


Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays

Lovely Linda Saslove hosts Open Stage Mondays

about 1 month ago (Monday, December 18th, 2017)

Linda Saslove (voice/guitar)

Links: More About Linda Saslove


Open Mic Comedy Show: Graveyard Shift

Open Mic Comedy Show: Graveyard Shift

about 1 month ago (Monday, December 18th, 2017)


Jewish Brunch Buffet with Jewstice League

Jewish Brunch Buffet with Jewstice League

about 1 month ago (Sunday, December 17th, 2017)

Jewstice League

Links: More About Jewstice League


Russell Leon Student Concert

Russell Leon Student Concert

about 1 month ago (Saturday, December 16th, 2017)

Russell Leon (guitar/voice)

Links: More About Russell Leon