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1. Steven Davey, 1950-2014 We feel the outpouring of love from restaurateurs, food lovers and NOW readers after our food editor’s untimely death. 2. Provincial pick Publisher/editor Michael Hollett argues that Andrea Horwath’s fearless challenge to NDP elites earns her the premier spot. 3. Pro-Wynne win Publisher/CEO Alice Klein disagrees with Hollett and says Kathleen Wynne can balance the interests of our diverse province. 4. Men’s rights’ wrongs Ben Spurr’s conversation with the Canadian Association for Equality took an odd turn when he challenged their values. 5. Mapping the election Which provincial candidate’s dad is CEO of Porter? Who once ran against Ed the Sock? We give you the goods on your local candidates through interactive maps.

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your franchise on election day. In some parts of the world ­voting is just a fantasy. WeMakeVotingEasy.ca. The NOtwist German indie rockers bring their Close To The Glass album to Lee’s Palace. Doors 8:30 pm. $21.50. HS, RT, SS, TF. shelter Juliet Palmer and Julie Salverson’s new opera about life in the atomic age opens at Berkeley Street Theatre. 7:30 pm. To Jun 15. $55-$75. 416368-3110, tapestryopera.com.

jason collett’s basement ­revue BSS singer/songwriter

brings his annual series with mystery lineups and unexpected collabs to Lumi­nato Late Night. To Jun 15 at Edward Day Gallery. 11 pm. $20. ­luminatofestival.com.

+HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 It’s opening day for the delightful sequel about a Viking teen (voiced by Canada’s Jay Baruchel) and his sleek, silent pet.

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James Adomian Yuks it up, Jun 26

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meets-disco-meets-R&Bmeets-Bee-Gees-vocals at Lee’s Palace. Doors 8 pm. $18.50. HS, RT, SS.

play and hang out. Free. Noon3:30 pm at Trinity Bellwoods Park. ­luminatofestival.com.

Philadelphia indie rockers bring their new album, Only Run, to the Horseshoe. Doors 8:30 pm. $20. HS, RT, SS, TF. HILLARY CLINTON Former U.S. Secretary of State signs her book Hard Choices at Indigo Manulife. 2 pm. Free. chapters. indigo.ca.

­ awksley Workman and H ­Christian Barry’s music-filled retelling of a Greek tragedy continues at the Tarragon until Jun 29. 8 pm. $40. 416-531-1827. twelve angry men A new production of the classic courtroom drama opens at Soulpepper’s Young Centre. To Jul 19. 8 pm. $29-$74. 416-866-8666. real food for a change Talk on the problems facing our food industry and potential solutions by professor Rod MacRea. 1 pm. Free. Reference Library. torontopubliclibrary.ca.

ings by 25 authors mark the partnership between IFOA and Word On The Street. 7:30 pm. Free-$10. Brigantine Room. ifoa.org. Thus Owls Montreal husbandwife team help kick off NXNE at the Garrison. 11 pm. Festival wristband $149. nxne.com. Fair wages now Rally and community delegation for a $14 minimum wage. Noon. Free. raisetheminimumwage.ca.

lines one of NXNE’s strongest lineups (Future Islands, Omar Souleyman, Le1f, the Posterz) on Toronto Island’s brand new Vice Island: House of Vans. 11 pm. Festival wristband $149. nxne.com. +sleigh bells Brooklyn noisepop duo play at the first of four massive free NXNE YongeDundas Square shows. 9:10 pm. nxne.com.

Brown, le1f, Cities Aviv and Alvvays take over Virgin Mobile Mod Club. Doors 8 pm. Wristband $149. nxne.com. bring back our girls Performances by Waleed Abdulhamid, Naomi Abiola and others plus speakers raise awareness about the female students kidnapped in Nigeria. 6:30 pm. Free. City Hall council chambers. facebook.com/ african­womenacting.

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studded production of the Stephen Sondheim musical about a single man’s commitmentphobia opens at Berkeley Street, to Jul 13. 8 pm. $30-$89. 416-368-3110. laugh out proud The hilarious James Adomian headlines a night of queer comedy, hosted by Robert Keller. 8 pm. To Jan 28 at Yuk Yuk’s. $25. 416967-6425.

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director talks about his flicks and his queer identity, part of TIFF’s Bent Lens series. 2 pm. $18.25-$22.75. tiff.net. +Y-D square finale Rap closes down NXNE, with Juicy J, Run the Jewels, Ratking and others. 2-10 pm. Wristband $149. nxne.com.

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how to make change ­happen: Making our voices hearD at city hall and queen’s park Learn about

­ ffective civic engagement at e this CultureLink and Cycle ­Toronto event with lawyer Patrick Brown. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. Lillian H. Smith Library. bikemonth.ca.

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star John Cameron Mitchell and guests join the audience for this interactive screening of the queer classic. 9:30 pm. TIFF Bell Lightbox. Sold out. 416599-TIFF. FORBIDDEN CITY Spectacular show of treasures from the Chinese palace is on view at the ROM to Sep 1. $24.50-$27. rom.on.ca.

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World Naked Bike Ride Cycle bare as you dare to protest oil dependency and car obscenity. Noon. Free. Coronation Park. ­worldnakedbikeride.org. ziggy marley Bob and Rita’s oldest son plays Luminato: Rock Steady Reggae with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars at David Pecaut Square. 8 pm. $35. TM, luminatofestival.com. 22 jump street Opening weekend for comedy sequel starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill.

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time with the author of Funny Boy, Cinnamon Gardens and The Hungry Ghosts. 2 pm. Free. St. James Town Library. torontopubliclibrary.ca. Lauryn Hill Anything can happen when the former Fugee comes to Sound Academy. Doors 8 pm. $60. PDR, RT, SS, TM.

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This attempt to squeeze the socalled “elites” out of the NDP to create another more conservative party is really getting tiresome. The elites, who are really the au­ thors of the rather scathing letter to NDP leader Andrea Horwath, are actually attempting to preserve some measure of working-class politics in the NDP instead of this current pan­ der­ing to the so called “middle,” a group that is rapidly shrinking. Larry Mutter From nowtoronto.com

Pro-social Wynne is hungry like the wolf Did Alice Klein watch the same Ontario leaders’ debate I did (NOW, June 5-11)? How can she claim Kathleen Wynne is pro-social when the Liberal leader shamelessly bragged about keeping Ontario spending at the lowest per capita in all Canadian provinces? How is it pro-social to back a party that allows impoverished individuals to struggle to get by on $626 a month on social assis­tance? Sure, PC leader Tim Hu­dak is Mike Harris all over again, but what is Wynne (and Andrea Horwath, for that matter, who has been silent on ending poverty)

other than a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Matthew Behrens Perth

How to get politicians to behave like adults

I agree with Alice Klein that we need to get past the left-versus-right poli­ tical model and instead judge our pol­ i­ticians on a pro-social versus antisocial scale. But as long as we remain locked into an undemocratic, firstpast-the-post voting system, we will continue to have politicians who make cynical calculations about what percentage of voters are firmly in their corner and how many more they need to form a majority government.

Michael Watier

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Greens making a push

From left, Liberal Kathleen Wynne, PCs’ Tim Hudak and NDP’s Andrea Horwath

In more advanced democracies, where proportional representation is recognized as the vastly superior system, majority governments are pret­ ty much extinct. The result is that pol­ i­ticians from different parties have no choice but to grow up and behave like adults. In such a system, Tim Hudak’s crazy-ass “million jobs” bullshit would never get off the ground be-

cause he’d never get support from the other parties once they saw that neither Hudak nor his advisers know how to count. Steve Soloman Toronto

“Elites” are actually ­trying to save NDP

Re Michael Hollett’s I’m For The Pop­ ulist Unafraid Of Taking On NDP Elites (NOW, June 5-11).

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How is it that all NOW can say about PC leader Tim Hudak is negative (NOW, May 29-June 4)? The PCs will not only rein in the ab­ surd spending of the Liberals but put this province back in the black. Hard decisions have to be made. Andrea Horwath, although a nice lady, doesn’t have the balls to cut spend­ing and social programs. The NDP are worse then Liberals on this. It’s time for people to stop whining and realize that the luxuries of tax dollars for the fine things in life for us in Ontario have to be halted. We deserve better than to have a PTA mom run this province. Sheila Barron Toronto

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Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario in collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. This exhibition was made possible through the generosity of The Henry Moore Foundation and The Estate of Francis Bacon. Image: Installation views of Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Shown in image: Henry Moore, Working Model for UNESCO Reclining Figure , 1957. Plaster. AGO, Gift of Henry Moore, 1973. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation. Francis Bacon, Lying Figure in a Mirror, 1971. Oil on canvas. Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao. ©Estate of Francis Bacon/SODRAC 2014.

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I was interested to see NOW promoting on its cover an “Ontario election special” and read with interest the paper’s co-founders debating the mer­its of Kathleen Wynne and Andrea Horwath. But I was surprised to discover the “election guide” highlighted with a pop-up tab was really an advertisement paid for by the NDP. Only upon very close reading did it become clear that the blatantly one-sided centre spread was a paid advertisement. I consider myself a discerning read­ er, but that subtle trickery drives me further from the NDP, a party I have often supported in the past, and leaves me angry. John King Toronto

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Kudos to Alice Klein for acknowledging the Green party as an option for voters. Brickbats to Michael Hollett for ignoring the Greens in his editorial endorsing NDP leader Andrea Horwath. Watch out, NDP. The Green bicycle in your mirror is closer than it appears. A.A. Sayeed Green Party of Ontario

It may be true, as Adam Giambrone writes, that “waiting any longer for an election risked swinging more sup­ port to the PCs” (NOW, May 29-June 4). But Giambrone is wrong about nearly everything else in his opinion piece. He doesn’t explain how NDP leader Andrea Horwath got the NDP into its present fix. By supporting the spring 2013 budget, the NDP became a


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When NOW talked to John Cameron Mitchell about the indie flick Hedwig And The Angry Inch – which he wrote, directed and starred in – he’d just copped the audience and directing awards at Sundance (July 26, 2001, issue). The Broadway stage version took four Tonys last week, including best musical revival and best leading performer (Neil Patrick Harris). Mitchell was positively giddy durSUSAN G. COLE ing the festivities. prop for Liberal corruption. And by advancing a right-wing populist, soft austerity agenda, Horwath is now standing by a platform that would make Tommy Douglas retch. Over the past decade and longer, socialist caucus militants and other concerned New Democrats spoke repeatedly at party gatherings against leadership policies that favoured corporate bailouts, tax incentives to business, state funding of Catholic separate schools, the estrangement of the labour movement and the abandonment of public auto insurance and Ontario Hydro. Gerry Caplan is right to complain that the platform has “no coherent theme, no memorable policies, nothing to deal with the great concerns of New Democrats everywhere.” Still the only option for working people is to vote NDP on June 12. And get ready for a leadership race that is likely to commence soon after election day. Barry Weisleder Chair, NDP Socialist Caucus

This low-income senior is not voting

I am a low-income senior citizen looking for affordable housing, dental care, physiotherapy and a cheaper Metropass. None of the candidates offers me anything. NDP? Let’s not kid ourselves. They do not help in my riding, so I do not vote. Sam Butera Toronto NOW welcomes reader mail. Address letters to: NOW, Letters to the Editor, 189 Church, Toronto, ON M5B 1Y7. Send e-mail to letters@nowtoronto.com and faxes to 416-364-1166. All correspondence must include your name, address and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for length.

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Homeless women and their advocates marched to Reclaim The Streets and end violence against women on Friday, June 6. The annual event, which began in response to the murder of Carolyn Connolly in 2008 in an alleyway at Sherbourne and Shuter, was particularly topical this year. The demo came a few days after new prostitution laws were introduced and a few days before council voted to create the first 24-hour women’s drop-in. Photo essay at nowtoronto.com.


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police coup by press release OPP’s gas plant court order a week before Ontario vote recalls RCMP income trust intervention that brought down Martin’s Libs in 2005.  By ­GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE

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ntarians may opt on Thursday (June 12) to defeat enough Liberal party candidates to deny Premier Kathleen Wynne the seats to maintain her hold on power. Or they may not. But such a choice should not be influenced by the Ontario Provincial Police. The force announced last week that it is seeking documents from On­tario Legislative Assembly staff to resolve allegations of possible misdeeds on the part of former premier Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff as it re­lat­es to the ongoing gas plant cancellations controversy. Although the OPP investigation into those costly 2011/12 cancellations – and the possible wiping clean of computer hard drives associated with that decision – has been ongoing for a year, the tim­ing of last week’s revelation is mis­chievous. Perhaps the OPP reminder of its continuing investigation was intended to offset the PC party’s complaints over the Ontario Provincial Police Association’s election advertising, which is damning of the Tory pledge to cut 100,000 pub­lic sector jobs. It’s one thing for the OPPA, which represents rank-and-file OPP officers, to take a position on public policy. But it’s quite another for a police force to hint at criminal wrongdoing without laying charges during an elec­tion campaign. Indeed, the timing of the OPP’s delivery of the court order at Queen’s Park is rem­i­nis­cent of the RCMP’s infamously ill-timed intervention in the 2005-06 federal election campaign, which likely helped Stephen Harper’s Con­servatives achieve a minority government. In the middle of that campaign, then RCMP head Giuliano Zaccardelli announced a criminal investigation of the governing Liberals and a number of top ministers for allegedly leaking to Bay Street players plans for the taxation of income trusts. Liberal support plunged overnight, and Paul Martin’s minority government lost the election less than a month later.

Former BC premier and attorneygeneral Ujjal Dosanjh, minister of health in Martin’s cabinet at the time, described the RCMP announcement as “political interference.” Dosanjh himself may have experienced a sense of déjà vu. His own pre­ miership was the indirect result of the resignation of BC premier Glen Clark in August 1999 over his alleg­ed granting of a casino licence in exchange for “free” (they weren’t) renovations to his property. As with the probe of the Liberal income trust “scandal” (one bu r e au c r at was eventually charged w i t h c r i m i ­n a l breach of trust), the police investigation of Clark generated more heat than light; though Clark was charged with breach of trust, he was later acquitted. The RCMP suggestion of criminality and scandal inflicted not just immediate political wounds, but to the principle that police must not use their powers of investigation as political weapons against those with whom they may disagree. Moreover, these police actions may have served to deprive the people of a relatively decent premier and relatively decent prime minister. If so, these police interventions were tantamount to a kind of quiet, very Canadian, very polite coup – by press release. Indeed, the Clark and Martin government investigations, conducted with such malicious publicity, shredded the vital democratic principle of police neutrality. Surely, the image of such objectivity was lost when newly minted Prime Minister Harper shared his first photo op with Zaccardelli. So, to return to Thursday’s vote in Ontario. I’m no fan of any of the three main parties. A pox on all their houses. But if the Liberals are to lose votes, it should be due to definite sins committed (take your pick), not unproven allegations subject to an incomplete police probe. 3 George Elliott Clarke is the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Harvard University, 2013-14. news@nowtoronto.com | @nowtoronto

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 3819 Bloor St. W. (just west of Kipling) Subway: Bloor/Danforth Line to Kipling Background The City is developing a Long Term Waste Management Strategy for Toronto that will provide a framework for solid waste management policy decisions over the next 30 to 50 years. How should we manage our remaining garbage even after reuse, recycling, and composting? Our goal is to find solutions that are cost-effective, socially acceptable, and environmentally sustainable. We want to receive your input on current programs and any other ideas on how to improve waste management in Toronto. Residents of all ages are welcome. To receive updates, get on the electronic mailing list: www.is.gd/wastestrategy (click 'Send') Visit us online at www.toronto.ca/wastestrategy / Follow us at #TOwastestrategy If you have further questions about this strategy or want to be added to the mailing list, please contact: Kate Kusiak, Public Consultation Unit 55 John Street, Metro Hall, 19th Floor wastestrategy@toronto.ca 416-392-3760 Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. NOW June 12-18 2014

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body politics

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Kicking the can on near prostitution ban

Libs say Tories intentionally created laws that will not withstand court challenge to better position themselves for election By Cynthia McQueen



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hen the federal government released new prostitution laws last week, it introduced what sex workers and legal experts say are not only unconstitutional but harmful regulations. The government says the purpose of Bill C-36, the Protection Of Communities And Exploited Persons Act, is to protect sex workers, but by crim­ i­nalizing the purchase of and prohib­ it­ing advertising for sexual services, it does the opposite by exposing them to more dangerous situations. The act also prohibits selling sexual services anywhere a child could reasonably be present. Brenda Cossman, a law professor at University College, U of T, says the new law’s ban on advertising in print or online is in violation of the right to freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.

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“They’ve enacted laws that are different than the laws that were struck down,” she says. “But the harms they cause are likely going to be the same. It’s not illegal to sell sex, but it’s ille­ gal to buy sex. It’s criminalizing one side of an unusable coin.” The new act also makes conducting business nearly impossible by crimi­ nal­izing communicating for the purpose of selling sexual services in “public places where a child could rea­ sonably be expected to be pre­sent.” “That’s basically anywhere,” says Jean McDonald, executive director of Maggie’s Toronto Sex Work Action Project, a group for sex workers run by sex workers. “What we are going to see with this legislation are more murdered and missing women.” McDonald says sex workers will be pushed into unsafe areas. Without the ability to advertise either online or in print, they’ll be unable to screen clients, and many will make quicker, potentially unsafe decisions. With ad­vertising, you can speak to and email clients and negotiate a rate, discuss safer sex practices and sometimes get references. “Often clients will even give you work information, but they will not do that if they’re worried about being arrested.” If sex work can’t take place in public or online,” McDonald says, “they’re criminalizing the industry.” Jeff Kingsley, who has been a sex worker for five years, sees the law as supporting stereotypes and overlooking many sex workers. “This leg­ is­lation seems highly focused on

protecting women, and it’s perpetuat­ ing the idea that prostitutes are only women,” he says. “It’s regressive from a sexual politics perspective and highly moralistically informed.” A Canadian study published in the British Medical Journal on June 2 says that criminalizing clients reproduces the harms of criminalizing sex work. It leaves sex workers exposed to violence and potentially forced into unprotected sex. The study was conducted in Vancouver, BC after the police department there adopted a new enforcement policy in January 2013 that targets clients while ensuring sex workers’ safety. The new federal legislation also ex­plicitly says, “Prostitution is an inherently dangerous activity.” For Vanessa D’Alessio, who’s been in the business for five years, that’s contributing to the stigma that puts sex workers at risk, allowing “for things like Robert Pickton to happen.” Pickton is the BC man convicted of killing six women in 2007 and charged with killing a total of 23, many of them known prostitutes. Conducting business on the internet “really is the safest way across the board for people to work in this industry,” she says. “Not only is this act lim­iting our tactical safety mech­ an­isms; it’s con­tri­but­ing to a culture that says sex workers experience violence and that it’s okay.” The bill also seeks to increase penalties for child trafficking and child

What’s prohibited in the new act 3 Purchase of sexual services and communicating in any place for that purpose

3 Profiting from the prostitution of others

3 Advertising the sale of sexual services online or in print

3 Communicating for the purpose of selling of sexual ­services in public places where a child could reasonably be expected to be present prostitution. While the number of chil­dren involved in prostitution is un­known, according to Statistics Ca­ nada there were no recorded cases of trafficking in persons under 18 between 2008 and 2012. For that same time period, the num­ ber of people charged with trafficking in all of Canada increased to just under 50, less than half of whom were convicted. Bear in mind that trafficking is under-reported because people often fear for their lives, and that these numbers don’t reflect whether people were trafficked for sex work or slavery, because Statistics Canada does not track that information.

When Minister of Justice Peter Mac­Kay introduced the act in Parliament on June 4, he cited studies showing that human trafficking increases when prostitution is legalized or decriminalized. Of the two studies provided to NOW by the Ministry of Justice, a Swedish study from 2010 does not mention Canada at all. The other, published by Elsevier in 2012, looked at 150 countries including Ca­nada and says countries with legalized prostitution reported a higher incidence of human trafficking. However, of the three countries cho­sen as case studies where sex work was legalized or decriminalized, the Elsevier study obtained sufficient information from only one country, Germany. This hardly makes a representative sample, and the majority of researchers involved were based in German universities and institutes. Bill C-36 is a response to the Supreme Court’s December 2013 ruling in favour of three sex workers, TerriJean Bedford, Amy Lebovitch and Valerie Scott, who argued that Cana­ da’s prostitution laws were unconstitutional because they drove the legal act of prostitution underground and put sex workers, mostly women, in harm’s way, violating their rights of security. The overturned laws involved keeping a common bawdy house, living off the avails of prostitution and communicating for a sexual transaction in public. NDP justice critic Françoise Boivin calls the new legislation a sad response to the Bedford decision. She says it gives the impression that the Harper government has no regard for the Supreme Court. After a cursory discussion with various provincial ministers, she says, “They won’t apply the whole law. We’re going to have a country that applies laws differently from one end to the other.” C-36 also doesn’t take into account the resources necessary to apply the various new offences. Although the bill earmarks $20 million to help grassroots organizations and those who want to exit sex work, Boivin says, “We know prostitution is sometimes based on addiction and poverty, so $20 million is just a drop in the bucket.” Ultimately, Boivin feels this act will lead to more legal challenges like the Bedford case, and she has many questions about its constitutionality. In her opinion, the feds should refer the act directly to the Supreme Court now. Liberal justice critic Sean Casey sees the Conservatives’ move as a deliberate one. “They are knowingly in­ troducing an uncon­sti­tutional piece of legislation to kick the can down the road.” He says he would be surprised if someone had not told them this act is unconstitutional. Because of the length of time the bill will take to wind its way through the courts, anywhere from two to five years, “it rids them of the immediate problem of responding to the Bedford decision, and it rids them of the problem until the next election.” 3 cynthiam@nowtoronto.com | @cynthiajmcqueen


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mayoral race

is rob ford ­finally FINISHED?

Mayor’s tanking numbers show that separating his personal and political problems is no longer possible for Ford Nationalists By ENZO Di MATTEO



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f Rob Ford were honest with himself, he’d know that a political comeback – at least one that involves his being re-elected mayor – is no longer in the cards. But honesty has never been his strong suit. We can expect Ford’s second coming sometime around the Canada Day long weekend, according to his campaign manager brother Doug, after the provincial election on Thursday, June 12, and when all eyes will once again be trained on the ­municipal race. It’s crazy, of course. Ford’s electability numbers have never been worse, hovering around 22 per cent among likely voters, according to a Forum Research poll released this week. Forum, which has historically over­stated Ford’s appeal, couldn’t be more definitive about its latest findings: Ford “is no longer a contender in any of the tested mayoral matchups,” the company says. Even PC voters who supported Ford in 2010 have apparently come to their senses. Half of them say they

won’t vote for RoFo this time. The race for mayor is now between Olivia Chow and John Tory. It seems every day Ford has spent in rehab up north has helped Toronto forget about him, which explains why Doug wants him back in town pronto lest he fall off the radar altogether. But what Ford plans to sell voters upon his return is difficult to fathom. What’s left? His biggest problem will be the mounting evidence that he used his office for personal gain – or at least to advance the interests of the family company, Deco Labels and Tags. You read that right. The guy who threw the word “corruption” around when he was making his bid for office back in 2010 has reportedly been up to plenty of monkey business himself. The latest chapter involves Chicago-based outfit RR Donnelley and Sons, which, according to the Globe and Mail, the brothers Ford were help­ing get the inside track on the city’s lucrative printing contract. According to the Globe, there were

meetings involving the company, the Fords and senior city staff, at which the message was implied, if not given directly, that the boys from Chi-town would be a good fit for Toronto. But it seems senior city ’crats didn’t play ball. What the mayor or his brother failed to mention in those meetings is that Deco stood to gain. Turns out the Fords were in their own talks with RR Donnelley about that company referring some of its business to Deco. How con­venient. This isn’t the first time the Fords have sought favours for their business buds that might end up being advantageous to the family fortune. Back in 2011, as reported again by the Globe, the Fords helped Apollo Health and Beauty Care, another company with contracts with Deco, obtain a $2.5 million property tax grant from the city. Corruption? Toronto’s auditor general has expressed the opinion that the Fords’ lobbying efforts should be referred to the integrity commissioner for review.

Even PC ­voters who supported Ford in 2010 have come to their senses – half of them say they won’t support him this time.

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But what makes the RR Donnelley story more compelling is the guy who blew the whistle – and more importantly, why he did it. Leonard Rud­ner, Deco’s former VP of sales and marketing, came forward to detail the story because, he says, as a Jewish man he was offended by the ra­cist remarks the mayor made in March before he entered rehab. On the wild night after Ford’s Jimmy Kimmel appearance, the may­ or, apparently hammered and driving his SUV, went on a rant about how he’s the only one who “sticks up for every fucking kike, nigger, fucking wop, dago, whatever the race.” Then there was this: “I’m the most racist guy around. I’m the mayor of Toronto.” The Fords have yet to address those remarks, though the City Hall press corps asked Doug about them several times. Arguably, it was the racial remarks, not news of the second video of Ford smoking crack that came out at the same time in May, that drove the mayor into rehab, where he could pre­ sumably not only get help for his substance abuse but also wait out the storm. Ford’s racism, too obvious to some of us, has long been viewed as benign, not rooted in any particular mal­ice but a consequence of ignorance. Who calls Italians “dagos” any more? I’ll hazard Robbie learned that from his old man, who was known for his racially tinged remarks when he was a Harris-era MPP. Or maybe from the KKK types who reportedly inhab­ited big sister Kathy’s world for a time. Truth is, there have always been fringe elements in Ford’s orbit. His brand of populism is bound to attract a few. It’s no coincidence that a former member of a white supremacist rock band committed to racial holy war showed up at his levee once wearing the uniform of Latvian fascists. Nor was it happenstance when he remarked during the 2010 campaign that there were too many people in Toronto to accept more immigrants. In the past, the mayor has explained away his vitriol as being fuelled by drugs and booze. Now he’s not just disparaging “fags,” his other fave target, but whole populations of To­rontonians who, like Rudner, might once have voted for him. The list of racial transgressions is too long to chalk up to Ford’s cluelessness. How much his tanking support is linked to the public’s distaste for those views is difficult to quantify. The most recent Forum survey did not ask a specific question on the issue. What is clear is that separating the personal from the political with Ford is no longer possible, even among Ford Nationalists. Fewer folks than ever are willing to hold their nose and vote for the guy. It’s difficult to miss, for example, the massive drop in Ford’s backing in multi-ethnic Scarborough. One number that hasn’t changed in the Forum data: two-thirds still think he should resign. 3 enzom@nowtoronto | @enzodimatteo


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vice media co-founder brings insights to nxnEi Suroosh Alvi’s succeeded at keeping VICE cool even as the media outfit’s become one of the biggest on the planet By ­MICHAEL HOLLETT 

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – VICE Magazine’s sleek, sprawling offices in a series of reclaimed buildings are as massive and seemingly meandering as the ambition of the world-​beating, Canadian-​born multimedia business itself. The company has channelled outrage and being outrageous into a business that’s yo-​yoed from highs to lows but is very much on a high right now, with 34 offices worldwide,

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an Emmy-​winning HBO TV series, an insanely popular website, a successful record label and, most of all, a brand that other brands are desperate to consort with. The punk magazine that started it all in 1994 is still cooler than cool and packed with ads. The Canadian success story little told in this country started on a back-​ to-​work grant for people on welfare. And it’s coming home in a big way, talking to Canadian networks about potential TV shows. VICE will have a big presence at NXNE next Thursday, June 19, when it takes over a chunk of the Toronto Islands to populate VICE Island with characteristically cool acts like Pusha T and Future Islands. Toronto-​born, Mc­ Gill-​educated VICE co-​founder ­Su­roosh Alvi will also speak at ­NXNE’s Interactive conference on Friday, June 20. “We’re excited to come back to Ca­ nada,” says hardcore Habs fan Alvi in a boardroom steps from a stuffed grizzly bear shot by a trapper when it almost killed a VICE reporter in Alaska during a video shoot. “For so long we’ve been focused on the rest of the world,” he says, retracing the trail that took the upstart magazine from Montreal to NYC, only to suffer an almost catastrophic crash during the dot-​com boom and bust. As NYC had its heart broken by 9/11, the company stumbled and then scrambled to its new perch in Brooklyn, and from there it’s borne witness to the transformation of the city that never sleeps from uptight, money-​ chasing town back to a cultural capital of the world. “Everything went insane in this city. It got very decadent, and then there was a cultural renaissance. We were all in our late 20s, early 30s, the perfect time to be here for us.” As a 20-​year-​old enterprise, VICE has been remarkably successful at staying cool, even as it’s grown as big as media companies the founders scorned. The magazine consorts intimately with corporate brands in a way that could smash the cred of less savvy operators, getting big brands to under­ write VICE stories. “The model we love most is the 1950s TV model ‘Brought to you by Mutual of Omaha’ or news ‘made pos­sible by Gillette.’ We’re trying to bring that back. “The audience is so smart and so sophisticated. They’ve been advertised to for their entire lives, and they’ll get it if you explain this is how it has to happen for this content to exist,” says Alvi. Video has been at the heart of VICE’s content since 2006, when Alvi filmed a


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feature report about gun markets in Pakistan. A subsequent film, Heavy Metal In Baghdad, screened at TIFF and generated millions of views on VICE’s YouTube channel. Now big corporations will come up with the cash to send VICE reporters to cover stories around the world, including, most famously, a controversial trip to North Korea with cross-​dressing former NBA star Dennis Rodman. The video side of the operation generates most of the company’s revenue, but Alvi’s heart is still in print journalism, though admittedly a new model. “I’m happy the magazine is still go­ ing and is profitable. That’s really important to us, because we are print guys; ultimately that’s where we come from. But after printing the maga­zine for so many years, we were ready for something new and to tell stories in a different way. You can’t interview rappers forever.” And then there was the controversial decision to sell 5 per cent of the company to Rupert Murdoch’s notor­ious News Corp, owner of Fox News. “We’re kind of in the centre of the conversation as far as big media goes, and everyone is either being threatened by us or wanting to partner with us.”

“Everyone is either threatened by us or wants to partner with us.” Alvi claims the News Corp deal came with no strings attached. “We made a deal that gave them zero control and zero say for a tiny stake, but we got money to do news our way.” It was pretty simple for self-​taught businessman Alvi. “We wanted to expand into India, and they [News Corp] own Sky there. Going into India is a tricky thing. [News Corp is] also incredibly strong in Latin America. People define it by Fox News, but it’s a global media com­pany. They’ve really attended to our needs but not tried to boss us around.” VICE was recently raked by Rob Ford’s favourite website, Gawker, for exploiting staff while its principals thrive. “We knew something was coming. They talked with people who worked here five or six years ago – a time when we didn’t have the resources to pay people a lot of money.” Alvi says staff now enjoy stock options and health benefits. “As Canadians, we believe people should have health care, especially our employees, and it is above and be­yond what most places have. Today morale is very high around here.” The energized staffers huddled over laptops and rushing into editing suites would seem to agree. 3 michaelh@nowtoronto.com | @m_hollett

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world cup 2014

is soccer the new hockey?

In the T-dot, city of immigrants, World Cup fever strikes expats and homegrown soccer nuts alike By PETER BIESTERFELD The soccer faithful have counted down the days to the inaugural kick-​ off of World Cup Brazil 2014. From here on in, it’s 32 days of the best against the best stroking the ball on impeccable lawns of shiny new stadia from Manaus in the heart of the Amazon rainforest to Rio, the samba capital, in the quadrennial fix of foot­ball magic. In the T-​dot, city of immigrants, national hopes will rise and fall with every match result. There will be spontaneous motorcades with outbursts of honking and proud flagwaving on the Danforth and Corso Italia. And, most importantly for armchair followers, sustenance will come over a brew and a daily diet of the media’s merciless examinations of the stars, the strategies and the fallen. Microscopic scrutiny of the world game is a tradition for most of the planet, but in the Great White North this wasn’t always so. Take it from an ancient soccer immigrant who came to these shores during the time of the great Canadian soccer waste­land, long before soccer moms and house leagues. You couldn’t find soccer and Canada in the same sentence, let alone on TV. Fuggedabout­it. The beautiful game was definitely not a sporting option for a football-​ starved kid just off the boat from Ger­many. The military had shipped my Canadian stepfather to Petawawa, so my mother and I followed into our new life in, unbeknownst to me, a world without my all-​consuming obsession. In the sandlot behind our place it was baseball 24/7 with the neighbourhood army brats. The language

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of sport and play transcended whatever barriers were wedged between me, illiterate import soccer freak, and them, mischievous, teasing fast-​ talkers of gibberish. When I finally got through to somebody with my whin­ing about no “fooossball,” somebody produced what I thought was a joke, an egg-​shaped pigskin atrocity with no sense of direction whether you threw it or kicked it. After about three weeks in the soccer desert, I recognized familiar baseball voices playing beach volleyball without a net. Finally, a sporting implement that bounced. In the sandy quad framed by row housing and parking lots, I could persuade the unwashed that we could do other things with that spherical, off-​white object. I marked off two goals at opposite ends of the quad with shirts and jackets. The rest seemed self-​explanatory. What more is there to say about the world game? Immediately, a freakish ping-​pong match broke out. The instinct on both sides was to punt the ball as high and far as possible and pin the other guys behind their own goal at least two cars deep in the parking lot. Later in September, my gut fluttered when I found out there was intramural soccer after school. We played right until the permafrost set in. And I learned where the misguided got their schooling in the beautiful game. Teachers had the pack restart games the same way as in Amer­i­can football: after a goal everybody lined up at centre field and the biggest galoot toe-​kicked the ball away to the other team. Then two excited mobs raced from one end of the tundra to the other trying desperate­

ly to keep the ball from touching the ground, ever. I survived the Dark Ages. When the World Cup finally seeped into the sports pages, I flinched at the illustrated soccer-​for-​dummies layouts explaining offsides and the no-​hands rule. I quietly endured skeptical sport editors’ whining about the paucity of goals. “Like watching paint dry,” they complained. But all this cynical yammering became meaningless when soccer on Ca­nadian TV went to a raging torrent in 1982 with CBC’s first-ever World Cup broadcast, which breathed new life into parched soccer souls from the Rock to Lotus Land. I was in a darkened TV room in Ottawa packed with sports bureaucrats on the afternoon Steve Armitage and Graham Leggat called the most exciting game of España 82: Germany’s 4-​ 3 nail-​biting comeback win against France in the semi-​final. My associates were mostly from soccer-speaking nations, a rare breed at the time, who traded easily in old-​ country football gossip. Like the one about Bill Shankly, the legendary Liverpool manager who blustered this famous comeback to a reporter: “No, football is not a matter of life and death. It’s much more important than that.” From wilderness to oasis. Today, soccer is the number-one participation sport in the land. The latest num­ bers show 850,000 registered play­ers, from mini-kickers to fifth divi­sion take-​no-​prisoners beer leaguers. That’s almost a quarter-million more than registered for hockey. And who would’ve thought that one day you could stroll by almost any sports pub in the nation and that inside, in front of a gazillion TV screens, it’s not just expatriates, but colonial soccer nuts of all stripes and vintages hoisting a cold one or two.   3 news@nowtoronto.com | @nowtoronto

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cycling advocacy

Andrew Reeves

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

Cycling advocates recently moved Carla Warrilow’s ghost bike after the city scheduled it for removal.

ghost bikes move us all By Andrew Reeves

Many of the cycling activists who in­ stalled a ghost bike memorial at Spa­ dina south of Dundas last fall didn’t know Carla Warrilow. She was struck and dragged under a truck while cyc­ ling on October 16, 2013. It took fire­ fighters 15 minutes to free her, and she died a week later from her injuries. Ghost bikes are seen by family members as sad tributes to lost loved ones, and by cycling advocates as re­ minders to bike safe. The fate of the bikes has become an issue for the Public Works Committee since City Hall started receiving inquiries from cyclists and families opposed to their removal last year. In May, seven months after Warri­ low’s death, a small group of cycling activists and friends met near her ghost bike to discuss the future of these important markers. They are presently classed as temporary me­ morials and are typically given a 30-​ day lifespan before the city considers them abandoned and schedules their remo­val, but they often remain in place longer because of weather or other factors. Nate Robertson, Warrilow’s former roommate, says ghost bikes’ impor­ tance extends beyond victims and their families. “Seeing a ghost bike at this intersection reminds us to share the road,” says Robertson. Ghost bikes were introduced in To­ ronto in the mid-​2000s after a 2003 bike crash in St. Louis, Missouri, in­ spired a witness to install a white-​ painted bike as a sombre reminder of the safety challenges for cyclists. To­ ronto’s versions are crafted by Geof­ frey Berca­rich, a volunteer with Bike Pirates. “They make people understand that this intersection is danger­ous,” he says. Bercarich would like to see them protected and honoured as perma­ nent landmarks, because “they’re a powerful tool for advocacy,” he says.

“That’s why I keep build­ing them.” Mike Layton also thinks they should remain. The Ward 19 council­ lor brought forward a motion last Oc­ tober asking staff to study changing existing bylaws to recognize ghost bikes as “art and memorials” rather than rusting eyesores. “Some families want them taken down because they don’t want to be reminded of a tragic incident,” but others want a reminder that “it’s dan­ gerous out there.” Layton’s hoping to find a solution that addresses every­ one’s needs. Advocacy group Cycle Toronto sup­ports Layton’s motion. Executive director Jared Kolb says that while white bikes represent “the darker side of cycling,” they should be main­ tained as part of the streetscape. Roads are getting safer for cyclists, Kolb says. Bike infrastructure is ex­ panding slowly but surely, more peo­ ple are cycling, and as a result the collision rate is declining. But bureaucratic confusion over who’s taking the lead in writing Lay­ ton’s bylaw report has slowed the change of status for ghost bikes. Transportation Services is now set to study the issue. There are two more Public Works Committee meetings before this council term is up, and Layton is optimistic that a report can be approved before the mayoral elec­ tion in October. “We don’t have to be heartless in how we treat these types of memor­ ials,” Layton says. “I think what we’re looking for is a little bit of flexibility [because] ghost bikes serve a genuine purpose.” For now, Warrilow’s friends have removed the plaque bearing her name and shifted the bike 10 feet to a standard bike ring. It’s not the perma­ nent marker many were hoping for, but a stopgap to buy time as Layton’s bylaw amendments snake through the City Hall bureaucracy. “Maybe we can pare [her memor­ ial] down and turn it into something that exists within the streetscape, that doesn’t impose in such a way,” says Robertson. But the city must change its cur­ rent notion of ghost bikes as derelict; they’re no more abandoned than a tombstone. “For us, for Carla’s friends, it’s been a place where we can come and pay our respects,” he says.  3

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Female Eye Film Festival Provocative and controversial shorts, documentaries and feature films as seen through the eyes of women directors. $10, stu/srs $8, pass $50. Royal Cinema, 608 College. femaleeyefilmfestival.com. Jun 18 to 22

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Shorts, documentaries, political dramas and comedies celebrating Italian culture and lifestyle. $10-$30, closing gala $85, passes $60-$80. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. icff.ca. Jun 12 to 20 bands including Calum Graham, St. Vincent and Juicy J at venues across the city, plus comedy shows, a film festival, interactive and music biz conferences. Various prices, wristbands/passes; some free events. nxne.com. Jun 13 to 22 Pink Latino Diversity Film Festival Latin cinema dedicated to sexual diversity and gender. $10, Jun 19 pwyc. Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton. ­pinklatino.com. Jun 18 to 20 Taste Of Little Italy Al fresco dining, food sampling, Italian and indie musicians, DJs, films, sports and more. Free. College btwn Bathurst and Shaw. tasteoflittleitaly.ca. Jun 13 to 15

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Thursday, June 12

Benefits animation arts from Canada and around the world plus master classes, kids’ workshops, filmmaker Q&As and more. $15, kids $5, opening night $25, festival pass $199. Corus Quay (25 Dockside), George Brown Waterfront (51 Dockside). taafi.com. Jun 13 to 16 Toronto Japanese Film Festival Screenings of the finest in Japanese cinema. $12, passes $45-$90. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond. jccc.on.ca/­torontojff. Jun 12 to 27 Toronto Tango Festival Celebration of Argentine tango with parties, performances, workshops and more. $10-$30 (work-

shops extra). Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor W. ­torontotangofestival.com. Jun 12 to 15

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Doc Now Film, photography and new media by graduating students from Ryerson’s MFA program. ­docnow.ca. To Jun 28 Luminato Theatre, music, films, dance, visual art, cabaret, literary readings, installations, lectures, kids’ entertainment and more. ­Various prices, many events free. ­luminatofestival.com. To Jun 15

Events

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ProudFM fundraising prom party. 8pm. Pwyc, suggested donation $20. Mill St Brew Pub, 21 Tank House Lane. proudfm.com/­ latetotheprom.

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic 20th Anniversary Tribute & Award (Bar-

LCopycat Talks: Following The Blind Man Talk by Kendell Geers. 8 pm. $25. The-

atre Centre, 1115 Queen W. luminatofestival.com. Health & Beauty Day Demos and exhibits on meditation, fitness, natural cosmetics, naturopathic medicine and more. 10 am-3 pm. Free admission. Central Eglinton Community Centre, 160 Eglinton E. ­centraleglinton.com. Holistic Dentistry Seminar. 7 pm. Free. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129. Looking For My Roots Sol Hermolin talks about his recent trip to Poland. Noon. $18 (includes buffet lunch). Free Times Café, 320 College. ­yiddishvinkl.com. Market 707 Farmers Market Local produce, veggies, meats, cheese and more. Thursdays 3-7 pm. Free. Scadding Court, 707 Dundas W. ­scaddingcourt.org/farmers_ market.

Scottish Country Dancing In The Park

Dancing to live music by Scotch Mist. 7 pmdusk. Free. Edwards Gardens, SW corner Lawrence and Leslie. ­rscdstoronto.org. P35 Years & Counting Buddies celebrates its 35th anniversary with a party, performances and more. 10 pm. Free. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555. Why Me Playwright Robert Mulolo, the cast of his play Why Me and singer Joseph Neale perform. 7 pm. $15, adv $10. Magic Oven, 347 Keele. bit.ly/10x20ca.

bra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic) Tribute gala, awards presentation and live auction. 6:30 pm. $60. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E. schliferclinic.com.

Friday, June 13

Cervical Cancer Screening And Prevention Learn how to reduce your risk. 2 pm.

(Dyke March) Evening of queer art, music and performances. 9 pm-2 am. $10-$20. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. 416-5314635, ­dykemarchtoronto.wordpress.com.

Free. Downsview Library, 2793 Keele. ­torontopubliclibrary.ca.

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Events

LCopycat Talks: Hijacking As Proactive Strategy Talk by Märten Spängberg. 8 pm.

$25. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen W. ­luminatofestival.com. Craft Beer Festival Sampling of craft beers from 30 breweries plus music and food. Today and tomorrow. Free admission. Yonge-­Dundas Square. sessiontoronto.com.

Dancing Dreams: Teenagers Perform ­Kontakhof Film screening and talk by Pina

Bausch expert Anne Linsel and Toronto Dance Theatre artistic director Christopher House. 4 pm. Free. Goethe-Institut, 100 University. goethe.de/toronto. Friday Night Live @ ROM Live music, DJs, popup food, tours of the galleries and more with an Indigenous Now theme. 7-11 pm. $12, stu $10. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca/fnl. Giving Great Head Workshop. 7 pm. $33. Good for Her, 175 Harbord. Pre-register 416588-0900, ­goodforher.com.

Higher Learning: Krzysztof Zanussi On European East Of West Talk by the Polish

filmmaker. Noon. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. tiff.net. In The Footsteps Of Charles Dickens Literary detective walk. 3-5:30 pm. $25, stu/srs $20, child $15. St Lawrence Market middle door, 93 Front E. Pre-register 416-923-6813.

Mr Harper, Keep Your Promise: Where Are The 1,300 Syrian Refugees? Forum to call

upon the government to keep its promise to allow access to Syrian refugees. 7 pm. $3 or pwyc. Trinity St Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor W. 416-922-8435.

Saturday, June 14

Benefits

Barbados Ball (Barbados Ball Canada Aid)

Fundraising party and awards ceremony to support scholarships and health care in Barbados and Canada. 5:30 pm. $225, adv 200. Pearson Convention Centre, 2638 Steeles E (Brampton). ­barbadosballcanada.com. Community Book Fair (Yonge Street Mission) Popular fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, dictionaries and more. To Jun 19. $2. 306 Gerrard E. 416-929-9614, ysm.ca. HOPE Volleyball Tournament (Kids, Cops & Computers/Alzhimer Soc of Toronto) Hundreds of teams play on 40+ courts. Various prices, spectating free. Olympic Island, Toronto Islands. ­hopevolleyball.com.

Events

After The Election: The NDP And The Crisis Of Social Democracy Panel discussion with activists Judy Rebick, Nora Loreto, David Bush and others. 1 pm. Free. MultiFaith Centre­, 569 Spadina. ­socialist.ca.

Along The Boardwalk Of Humber Bay Heritage To-

ronto walk. 1:30 pm. Free/ pwyc. Small park on E side of Palais Royale, 1601 Lake Shore W. h ­ eritagetoronto. org. Along The Front Guided ROM walk of the old town of York. 2 pm. Front and Jarvis. rom.on.ca.

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Games Track and field, swimming, soccer,

basketball, volleyball, cricket, golf and more. To Jun 22. Tait McKenzie Centre, York U, 4700 Keele. ­acgames.ca. rBaby Point Summer Fest Performances by Lemon Bucket Orchestra, a stolling banjoplaying clown and magician, sidewalk sale and more. 10 am-6 pm. Free. Jane from Lessard to Montye, and Annette from Jane to Windermere. ­babypointgates.ca. Beaches Arts & Crafts Show Visual arts, jewellery, fashions, ceramics and more. Today and tomorrow. Free. Kew Gardens, Queen E at Lee. beachesartsand­craftsshow.ca.

Before Toronto: An Archaeological Bus Tour Of Our City’s First 13,000 Years Heritage Toronto all-day bus and walking tour. 10 am. $80. Location given on registration. Preregister ­heritagetoronto.org.

PBoard Games Night: World Pride Edition Games include Have You Ever Jenga and

Tsuro. 7 pm-midnight. $6. Glad Day Bookshop, 598A Yonge. ­torontogaymers.ca. Camp Tech: WordPress For Beginners Learn how to build a website. 10 am-4 pm. $149 (inlcudes lunch). Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina. Pre-register at ­camptech.ca.

Canada’s National Ballet School Creative Challenge Outdoor performances by young

dancers. 3-6 pm. Free. Distillery District, Trinity Square, 55 Mill. ­thedistillerydistrict.com. rFather’s Day Chocolate Tour Stroll the Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood and sample chocolatey treats. 2 pm. $35, kids $22. 443 King W. tastytourstoronto.com. Gluten Free Market Samples and gluten-free food to buy. 9 am-5 pm. $14, adv $12, srs $11, child free. International Centre, 6900 Airport. ­canadasglutenfreemarket.com. Humber River Family Adventure Day Guided tour of the Humber River and a river dip to explore life beneath the surface. 1-3 pm. $6.50, srs $5. Humber Arboretum, 205 Humber College. Pre-register 416-675-5009, ­arboretum@humber.ca. Meditation Introductory class. 1 pm. Free. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth. ­meditationtoronto.com. PMeet The Artists Of Fluid Talks by photographers from FLUID, celebrating bisexual expression. 2-4 pm. Free. Project Gallery, 1109 Queen E. fluid2014.wordpress.com. Mortgage 101 Learn about mortgage basics, approvals and what banks don’t tell you. 2 pm. Free. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. Preregister 416-393-7746.

North York Centre Then And Now Heritage Toronto

walk. 10:30 am. Free/ pwyc. Gibson Park, NW corner Yonge and Park Home. ­heritagetoronto.org. Repair Café Bring in a broken household item and get help fixing it. 10 am-2 pm. Free. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416-3955653, ­repaircafetoronto.ca. rRoncy Rocks! Celebration of local art, music and culture with live bands, kids’ activites, art shows and more. 11 am-8 pm. Free. Roncesvalles from Howard Park to Pearson. ­roncyrocks.com.

rSolar Observing

Observe the sun with specially filtered telescopes and spot sunspots, spicules and

prominences. 10 am-noon (weather permitting). Free w/ admission. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills. 416-696-1000. Swansea & LM Montgomery Lit Walk Literary detective walk that traces places and folks Montgomery met in Toronto. 3-5:30 pm. $25, child $18 (includes snacks). Runnymede subway. Pre-register 416-923-6813.

Mackenzie (Kleinburg). 905-832-2289, ­kortright.org. Toronto Salsa Practice No lesson, beginners to pros, no partner required. 3:30 & 5:30 pm. $5. Trinity-St Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. ­torontosalsapractice.com.

Whistling Gardens & Whitehern Historic Home & Garden Bus trip. 8:45 am. $74. Swan-

games, kids’ activities, free food and more. Noon-5 pm. Free. Little Avenue Memorial Park, 22 Little. zakiya@youngfathers.org. Yorkville Guided ROM walk. 2 pm. Free. Yorkville Library, 22 Yorkville. rom.on.ca.

sea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia. Pre-register 416767-2574. BWorld Naked Bike Ride Cycle bare as you dare to protest oil dependency and car obscenity. Noon. Free. Coronation Park, Lake Shore W of Bathurst. worldnakedbikeride.org.

Youth Employment And Volunteer Fair

Local agancies provide info on opportunities for teens. 2-4 pm. Free. Richview Library, 1806 Islington. 416-394-5120.

Sunday, June 15

Benefits

Yorkville Exotic Car Show (Prostate Cancer

Canada) View vehicles including cars from Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Bentley along car-free Bloor. Noon-5 pm. Free (donations appreciated). Bloor between Bay and Avenue Road. bloor-yorkville.com.

Events

American Immigration To Toronto: Builders Of A City; American Horse Soldiers Trail Centenary (1914) Urban heritage walk.

6:30 pm. Free. Summerhill subway. 416-5932656. rBattle Of Black Creek Revolutionary War re-enactment with a rubber-band shooting gallery, barbecue and more. Today and tomorrow 11 am-5 pm. Free w/ admission. Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross. 416736-1733. Caribbean Father’s Day Brunch Council of Caribbean Assocs of Canada celebrates its fifth anniversary with performances by comedian Marc Trinidad and DJ Dale, and a brunch. 1-5 pm. $40, child $20. Toronto Plaza Hotel, 1677 Wilson. 647-692-2724. rChessfest Games and programs on the history of chess for all ages and levels. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. ­harbourfrontcentre.com. Creative Initiatives For Success Seminars, workshops and panels to inspire and motivate women in the entertainment industry. 4:30 pm. $40-$50. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. creativeinitiatives2014.wordpress.com.

rWeston Father’s Day Community Festival Live performances, storytelling, family

Monday, June 16

Benefits

Wrecking Ball 16: #YesAllWomen (Actors’ Fund of Canada) The issues-focused theatre company explores misogyny and women’s rights through comedy, spoken word, theatre and more. 8 pm. Pwyc. Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen W. ­thewreckingball.ca.

rFather’s Day At Toronto’s Oldest House

Toast the birthday of King George III with cider, period songs by Hannah Shira Naiman, spinning demos and War of 1812 re-enactors. 11 am-2 pm. Scadding Cabin, Exhibition Place. ­yorkpioneers.org. rFather’s Day barbecue Live entertainment, self-guided tours, family activities and food. 11 am-5 pm. $40, srs/yth $35, child $30, under 3 free. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. 416-9231171, casaloma.org. rFather’s Day Brunch Cruise Cruise the harbour and enjoy a buffet brunch. 11:30 am2:30 pm. $59. Queens Quay Terminal (foot of York). tickets.mariposacruises.com. P#Hustlehard Literary Works Creative types discuss the freelance work/life balance, swap stories and maybe meet their next collaborator or mentor. 7 pm. Free. Drake ­Hotel, 1150 Queen W. facebook.com/ events/262888093913594.

David Byrne does an onstage interview at Luminato on June 15.

The Future Of The Dupont Employment Lands Panel discussion with senior planner

Sarah Phipps, MakeWorks founder Mike Stern and others. 6 pm. Free. Urbanspace Gallery, 401 Richmond W. ­cityecology.net. PGet Bent! Opening party for Bent Lens: Pride On Screen, with performances, art installations, cocktails and more. 7 pm. $70. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W. tiff.net/­ getbent. Nature All Around Us Join a team of experts

Bloomsday Hooley Celebration of James

Joyce’s Ulysses with readings, music and song. 8 pm. Pwyc. Performing Arts Lodge, 110 the Esplanade. 416-365-7877.

Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids CBC radio show launch party. 8 pm. $10. Garrison, 1197 Dundas W. 416-519-9439.

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Panel discussion with Rufus Wainwright and guests. 11 am. $25. MaRS Discovery District, 101 College. l­uminatofestival.com. The Mansions Of Jarvis Street Heritage Toronto walk. 11 am. Free/pwyc. SE corner Jarvis and Isabella. h ­ eritagetoronto.org. rSurvival Skills Learn what can keep you alive in the forest if you get lost. 11:30 am & 1 pm. Kortright Centre, Pine Valley and Major

Tuesday, June 17

Events

Creative Science Sundays: Music & Technology Youth 14 and up learn the basics of scratching and create electronic musical compositions. 1 & 3 pm. Free w/ admission. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills. 416-6961000. LDavid Byrne The musician is interviewed by The New York Times media reporter Ben Sisario. 6 pm. $25. MaRS Discovery District, 101 College. ­luminatofestival.com. Distillery Sunday Market Juried art market. Every Sun rain or shine. Free. Distillery District, 55 Mill. thedistillerydistrict.com. Earth Art Workshop on creating works of art that convert humankind back into kinship with nature. 9:30 am-2:30 pm. Free. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. Pre-register ­mcgill. ca/iplai/thinking-art.

philosophy and practice. 6:30 pm. Free. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. 416-654-3211. Meditation Introductory class. 7 pm. Free. College/Shaw Library, 766 College. 416-5390234, meditationtoronto.com. Plays For Parents Reading of Well-Born by Celeste Percy-Beauregard in a casual, babyfriendly setting. 1:30 pm. $10 per adult. Bebo Mia, 1 Munro. omuse.ca. PSex, Rights And The Law In Ontario Panel discussion on the right of people with disabilities to make their own choices about relationships, sexuality in long-term care facilities and HIV/AIDS disclosure issues. 2-5 pm. Free. 519 Church Community Centre. Pre-register scibert@lao.on.ca. PStilettos On The Move Fashion show featuring drag performers. 7 pm. Free (RSVP). North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. ­pridetpl.eventbrite.ca.

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to piece together the historical flora and fauna of dynastic China. 7 pm. $21, stu $18. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Pre-register 416-586-5797. Real Food For A Change Talk on the problems facing our food industry and potential solutions by professor Rod MacRae. 1 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. ­torontopubliclibrary.ca. Tai Chi Outdoor classes. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. ­harbourfrontcentre.com. PToy Time With Tynan Edible massage oil, readings from queer writer Christine Malec and more at a pre-Pride party launch. 7 pm. Free. Anarres Apothecary, 749 Dovercourt. tynan@anarreshealth.ca.

PUnapologetic Burlesque: The Ground From Which We Grow Evening of queer, consensual, anti-racist, not-your-average burlesque. Today and tomorrow 7 pm. Pwyc ($5$25). Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635. PZanele Muholi: Faces And Phases Artist talk on the exhibit. 7:30 pm. Free. Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould. ryerson.ca/ric.

Wednesday, June 18

Benefits

Music Heals (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital) Rock bands including SoSumi, Marc Reed, the Sauce and the Gavelheads, dancing, an auction, food and more. 7 pm. $75. Hard Rock Café, 279 Yonge. m ­ usicheals. hollandbloorviewfoundtion­.ca.

Events

Blue And White Chinese Porcelain: Social Currency Past And Present Lecture by

Sotheby’s Cynthia Volk. 6:30 pm. $20. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080.

Camp Tech: Photoshop For Beginners

Workshop. 6-9 pm. $65. Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina. Pre-register at ­camptech.ca.

Fair Wages Now! Ministry Of Labour Rally Rally and community delegation for a $14

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The Syrian refugee crisis – 9 million people displaced since the uprising began – is the largest in modern ­history. The feds promised to help by settling 1,300 Syrians here, but progress has been slow. The Syrian Canadian Foundation for Humanity

and the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture host a discussion titled Mr. Harper, Keep Your Promise: Where Are The 1,300 Syrian Refugees? urging the government to act now. Friday (June 13), 7 pm, at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor West. $3 or pwyc. 416-922-8435.

minimum wage. Noon. Free. 400 University. raisetheminimumwage.ca. Global Extraterrestrial Disclousre Lecture by Victor Viggiani on the worldwide movement to end government secrecy about UFOs. 6:30 pm. Free. Brentood Library, 35 Brentwood N. 416-394-5240, ­torontopubliclibrary.ca. rJuneFest Deaf-Blind Awareness Month celebration with music, a barbecue, silent auc-

tion and more. Noon-4 pm. Free. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. ­junefest.ca. Rouge Park Guided walk. 9:30 am. Free. Various locations in Rouge Park. Info at r­ ougepark. com/hike. Ryerson’s Farmers Market Fresh local produce, foods trucks and music. Every Wed 11 am-3 pm. Free admission. Gould E of Yonge. food.ryerson.ca. The Struggle To Juggle Presentation on mul-

tiple life roles, brain health and the sandwich generation. 7 pm. Free. Beaches Library, 2161 Queen E. ­torontopubliclibrary.ca. PTales Of... Pride Scott Dago­stino, Jeremy Feist, Dorianne Emmerton and host Robert Keller present their true stories. 8 pm. Pwyc. The Ossington, 61 Ossington. ­facebook.com/ events/773117252709256. Then And Now Guided ROM walk around the museum to celebrate its centennial. 6 pm.

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A panel discussion organized by ARCH Disability Law Centre and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario ­addresses the rights of people with disabilities to make their own choices about relationships, sexuality in long-term care facilities and HIV/ AIDS disclosure. Legal ­and sexual health experts, including lawyer Jane Meadus from Advocacy Centre for the Elderly answer your questions on Sex, Rights And The Law In Ontario on Monday (June 16), 2 to 5 pm, at the 519 Church Community Centre. Free. Pre-register via scibert@lao. on.ca.

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Free. In front of the ROM, 100 Queen’s Park. rom.on.ca. Under The Stars Outdoor film screening at dusk. Free. Outside Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas E) or in the adjacent park. ­regentparkfilmfestival.com.

The Yorkville Music Scene Of The 1960s

Heritage Toronto boutique walking tour. 6:30 pm. $20. Location provided on registration. Pre-register ­heritagetoronto.org.

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Thursday, June 19

Benefits

40th Anniversary Gala (Downsview Svs for

Seniors) Party celebrating 40 years of community service. 5 pm. $90. Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross. ­downsviewservices.com/gala. PA Chorus Queen (Toronto People With AIDS Fdn) Benefit performance of the drag musical. To Jun 28. $35-$45. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House. uofttix.ca/acq. Summer Solstice (St Joseph’s Health Centre Just for Kids Clinic) Party celebrating the beginning of summer. 7 pm. $125, adv $99. Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place. solstice.­ frontstreetcapital.com. Teal Project (Ovarian Cancer Canada) Fundraising gala with music by Danny Fernandes and DJ Feel Good Small. 6 pm. Donate what you can at the door. Everleigh, 580 King W. ­tealproject.ca.

Events

Argonauts Football Argos season opener

against the Hamilton Tiger Cats. 7 pm. Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way. argonauts.ca.

Book Summit 2014: In Bed With The Reader

Industry event for publishing professionals with labs on marketing, social media and more. 8:45 am. $166, stu/srs $93. Harbourfront Centre Brigantine Rm, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, ifoa.org. Is Failure Really An F-Word? Seminar on performing at your personal best. 7 pm. Free. Big Carrot, 348 Danforth. 416-466-2129. Laughter Yoga Discover the physical, emotional and social benefits of laughter exercises and yoga breathing. 12:10-12:50 pm. Free (bring your lunch). North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. 416-395-5653. 3


In Memoriam

Steven Davey 1950-2014 Musician, Queen West icon, NOW food editor By SUSAN G. COLE Punk musician and Coronation Street junkie, Cher aficionado (he loved the dresses) and Jersey Shore fan, NOW food editor Steven Davey was a true original, especially when it came to writing about food. He died suddenly last week at his home on Queen West. I remember his application for NOW’s food writing position. His resumé was thick with music credits; I loved the fact that he was in a band called the Dishes. He was clearly a voracious pop culture vulture and a central player in the Queen West punk scenes in the 70s and the 80s. But the dealmaker was his knockout politically sophisticated food story pitch. He wanted to try the David Tsubouchi diet. Tsubouchi, then minister of community and social services in Mike Harris’s cabinet, was set to slash welfare payments by 21 per cent, blithely counselling those facing destitution to haggle over the price of dented cans of tuna and adopt his soul-crushing sample menu of what he called ­affordable food. Steven couldn’t wait to dig in, but we wanted a food review, so he wound up launching his NOW career with a piece on the eatery Amadeu’s (January 9, 1997, page 43, if you want to check the archives). It wound up being emblematic of everything that mattered to him. First, there was the quality of his writing, evident in his first line about how the place was half diva, half dive. Then there was its Kensington Market location. He much preferred writing about affordable joints in funky neighbourhoods to blabbing about high-end snooty spots. In that inaugural review, he devoted 60 words to the soup. Price of the menu item? $1.75. He was fiercely ethical, determined to protect his identity lest a chef give him special treatment. He always paid cash so no one could trace his name or association through a credit card, and he often went to restaurants in hilarious disguises. On one review date with me he dressed as a priest. Before coming to NOW, he contri­ buted to the Toronto Star, Xtra and Maclean’s as well as General Idea’s FILE magazine, and was a key player in the nascent Queen West music

scene. His two collectible 7-inch vinyl EPs with the Dishes – Fashion Plates (1977) and Hot Property (1978) – have since been re-issued on CD as Kitschenette: The Best Of The Dishes (Bullseye, 2002).

He then formed the Everglades to perform I’m In A Coma and Rock ’N’ Roll Cliché on the legen­ dary Last Pogo LP (Bomb, 1978). He wrote the song Rebel Unorthodox, the B-side of the first Viletones

single, Screaming Fist (Vile, 1977). Thirty years later, he produced Drink To Me (Bullseye, 2007), a CD of demos he recorded in the early 90s with Keith Whittaker

(myspace.com/keithwhittakermusic) of the Demics. But even with those stellar cre­ dits, we’ll remember him as the guy who introduced us to Banh Mi Boys, Pam’s Caribbean Kitchen, Rebozos Mexican Restaurant and other holes in the wall with delectable food at bargain-basement prices. He wrote about restaurants for everybody, not just those who could afford to drop $300 on multi-course tasting menus. Not that he avoided those special places; he never forgot to find spots for that big night out. Of course, now everyone’s a food expert. When foodie culture started to explode and Twitter feeds from random resto freaks had tables at new eateries instantly filled, most restaurant critics were sitting around waiting for a press release. Not our guy. He’d hop on his bike every morning and go for a spin just to see what was new, closed down or under construction – all over town. He was insanely proud of being more on top of T.O.’s food scene than anybody else. Few things got him more chuffed than being first to discover an eatery. I can’t count the number of times he sent me a link to a competitor’s review with the note, “Didn’t we do this five weeks ago?” It is astonishing that even the most rabid food fan couldn’t keep up with him. He was almost always first out of the gate. And, boy, could he talk. There was no such thing as a short phone conversation with Steven. He’d always start by saying, “I know you’re busy [true] but I won’t keep you long [false].” He’d provide much more detail than necessary about, well, everything. I could always tell when somebody in the office was on the phone with him. They’d be saying almost nothing except maybe, “Okay,” “Uhhuh,” “Yeah.” When they finally got off the phone, I’d say, “Steven, right?” Always. I can’t believe I’ve said “I’m hanging up the phone now, Steven” for the last time. 3 susanc@nowtoronto.com | @susangcole

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food&drink Bar snack shack Peoples Eatery specializes in tasty bite-sized eats By Steven Davey

Try a tongue sandwich with a Singapore sling (left), chopped liver or watermelon salad.

PEOPLES EATERY (307 Spadina, at Dundas West, 416-792-1784, peopleseatery.com, @peopleseatery) Complete dinners for $35 per person, including tax, tip and a 20-ounce pint of Sour Krautlager. Open daily 5 pm to 2 am. No reservations. Licensed. Access: two steps at door, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN

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Fine dining is over. How else to explain the popularity of restaurants that don’t take reservations, where the music’s so loud you can’t hear yourself think let alone what anyone says, and the menu consists of bite-sized nibbles that wouldn’t be out of place on some cocktail-party canapé tray? Not so quietly launched in Chinatown five weeks ago by the team behind the permanently slammed 416 Snack Bar, Peoples Eatery checks all those boxes. Like his original menu at the 416, co-owner/chef Peoples Eatery chef Dustin Gallagher (left) yuks it up with owners David Stewart and Adrian Ravinsky.

Dustin Gallagher’s card is a mashup of multiculti comfort food in bite-size form, in this case a collision of Cantonese and deli to reflect the ever-changing nabe. Didn’t Ginsberg and Wong do something similar back in the 80s? And so we get mini-medallions of cold chicken dressed à la Chinois with ginger-scallion relish ($6 for two), and a knish stuffed with caramelized cabbage, a traditional dollop of sour cream to finish ($5). Crostini-like bagel toasts come cautiously heaped with cured sablefish, sturgeon and tobiko flying-fish roe infused with green wasabi ($6 for two),

while the compressed watermelon popsicles gilded with puréed avocado, crumbled feta and slivered Thai bird chilies – confusingly labelled “salad ($5 for three)” – have the makings of a signature dish. A pair of meaty Katama Bay oysters show up deliciously steamed in yuzu ($6). A teensy fried tongue sandwich on a house-baked pretzel buns arrives garnished with pickles and hot dog mustard ($7), and four deep-fried cubes of tofu get drizzled General Tso-style with hoisin, lime and Sriracha ($4). It’s hard to say no to chopped liver on toast, especially when it’s augmented with seared foie gras ($9). And isn’t that NOW drinks columnist Sarah Parniak behind the bar? Diminutive squares of coconut chiffon cake layered with sweet mango pudding, and poppy-seed tarts topped with Chantilly cream (both $4, all tax-inclusive and rarely more than two bites tops) would be less of a mess if management had bothered to give us forks. But then, like fine dining and yesterday’s daily paper, cutlery is so passé. 3

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Ghazale

661 College, at Beatrice, 416-534-7441, ­ghazale.ca Insanely inexpensive Middle Eastern salads and wraps, most of them vegetarian. Best falafel in town? Thursday to to Saturday 9 am to 4 am, Sunday 10 am to 4 am. No reservations. Unlicensed. Access: one step at door, no washrooms. Rating­: NNNz

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589 King W, at Portland, 647-3473294, l­ oudawgs.com, @­loudawgs Subterranean roadhouse known for its tournament-quality racks of St. Louis-style side ribs and pulled pork sandwiches sided with jalapeño cornbread muffins, oldschool potato salad ’n’ coleslaw. Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 4 am, Sunday 11 to 11 pm. No reservations. Average main $12. Licensed. Access: seven steps at door, washrooms on same floor. Rating­: NNNNz

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Chow down on brunch and listen to a bluegrass band like the Foggy Hogtown Boys at the Dakota Tavern.

Rockin’ food joints We know you’re lovin’ the music – but you gotta eat Compiled by Steven Davey Banh Mi Boys

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399 Yonge, at Gerrard, 416-977-0303, ­ anhmiboys.com, @­BanhMiBoys b There’s a very good reason there’s a perpetual lineup at this Saigon sub shop with a twist. These banh mi, steamed bao and paratha-wrapped tacos come stuffed with the multiculti likes of duck confit, fivespiced pork belly and southern-fried chicken. Say yes to the sweet potato fries dressed with pulled pork, kimchee and Kewpie-esque mayo. Thursday and Friday 11 am to 10 pm, Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, Sunday noon to 7 pm. No reservations. Average main $5. Unlicensed. Access: barrier-free. Rating­: NNNNN

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355½ Yonge, at Elm, 416-694-3278, ­gingercuisine.ca Family-run chain with an inexpensive carte of Vietnamese pho and Thai-style stir-fries. Best bang for the buck: stellar banh mi with grilled beef, pork, chicken or tofu, all dressed with sweetly pickled veggies and optional hot sauce, a steal at $3.75 a pop. Daily 11 am to 11 pm. No reservations. Average main $6. Licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms on same floor. Rating­: NNNN

Paramount

253 Yonge, at Dundas Sq, 416-366-3600, paramountfinefoods.com, @ParamountFoods Hectic Middle Eastern franchise in a historic setting across from the Eaton Centre checks all the expected boxes – all-halal kebabs, falafel ’n’ salad combos and pitas baked in-house the size of soccer balls. Upstairs is nicer, but service is considerably slower. Thursday 8 am to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 8 am to 11 pm, Sunday 8 am to 10 pm. No reservations. Average main $12. Unlicensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. Rating­: NNN

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35 Elm, at Yonge, 647-347-2712, ­queenandbeaverpub.ca, @­QB_Kitchen Soccer-mad UK-style gastro-pub with two patios, one street-side, the other upstairs. Don’t miss chef Andrew Carter’s house burger, 6 hand-chopped and grilled-toorder ounces of marbleized Canadian beef laced with bone marrow and topped with Stilton and double-smoked bacon. Thursday and Friday 11:30 am to 11 pm, Saturday 9 am to 11 pm, Sunday 9 am to 10 pm. Bar nightly to close. Reservations accepted. Average main $20. Licensed. Access: five steps at door, washrooms on second floor. Rating­: NNNz

Thursday to Friday 9:30 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 7 pm. No reservations. Average main $10. Unlicensed. Access: barrier-free. Rating­: NNN

Late night eats Barton Snacks

1120 Queen W, at Lisgar, 647-351-5444, @­BartonSnacks Offbeat take-away with minimal seating and a snackable carte of low-nitrate haute dogs, trendy tacos and retro mac ’n’ cheese served in french fry boxes. Daily 4 pm to 4 am. No reservations. Average main $5. Unlicensed. Cash only. Access: two steps at door, no washrooms. Rating­: NNN

Santouka

91 Dundas E, at Church, 647-748-1717, ­santouka.co.jp/en Beautifully reimagined greasy spoon now features what some say is the best Hokkaido-style ramen in town. That would explain the constant queue. Don’t do sodium? They’ll lower the salt! Daily 11 am to 11 pm. No reservations. Average main $12. Licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement, communal seating. Rating­: NNN

Big Fat Burrito

529 Bloor W, at Albany, 416-792-4244, ­bigfatburrito.ca, @­theReal_BigFat Mission-style wraps stuffed with grilled steak, pulled pork or mashed yams to go at Lee’s Palace, where the Red Hot Chili Peppers (86) and Nirvana (91) made their local debuts. Thursday 11 am to midnight, Friday 11 am to 3:30 am, Saturday noon to 3:30 am,

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1112 Queen W, at Beaconsfield, 647-342-3732, p ­ outini.com, @­POUTINI Perfectly crisp Yukon Gold fries – don’t call ’em frites – finished with house-made roast beef or vegan gravy and super-fresh cheese curds. With a name like this, you were expecting tacos? Thursday noon to 3 am, Friday and Saturday noon to 3:30 am, Sunday noon to 9 pm. No reservations. Average main $8. Unlicensed. Cash only. Access: one step at door, no washrooms. Rating­: NNNN

Taste of China

338 Spadina, at St Andrew, 416-348-8828, ­tasteofchinarestaurant.ca Seafood’s the star at this throwback Cantonese cantina. Stick to the somewhat pricier specials on the wall. Thursday 11:30 am to 4 am, Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 5 am, Sunday 11:30 am to 4 am. No reservations. Average main $12. Licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. Rating­: NNN

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75 Portland, at King W, 416-5992822, ­barbuca.com, @­barbucatoronto A spinoff of the far more luxe Buca across the street, chef Rob Gentile’s all-day-tilllate Italian café is easily one of the best new restos of the season. Order the migliaccio pork-blood crepe sided with

170 Baldwin, at Kensington, 416-506-6699 Don’t let this fearlessly grungy Kensington Market watering hole’s decor scare you away from one of the most accomplished Sunday brunches around. Besides, where else can you rub shoulders with hungover headbangers scarfing down steak ’n’ eggs poutine to the sound of classic Venom? Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. No reservations. Licensed. Access: one step at door, small washrooms on same floor. Rating­: NNNNN

Caplansky’s

356 College, at Brunswick, 416-500-3852, ­caplansky.com, @­caplansky Although he’s known as the artisanal smoked meat king of Hogtown, Zane Caplansky also continues the tradition of big Spadina all-day breakfasts à la Switzer’s and the Bagel. Show up early or join the hungover lined up after noon. Thursday and Friday 11 am to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 10 pm. Average main $14. Licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. Rating­: NNNz

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478 Queen W, at Denison, 416-5045127, ­grasslands.to, @­grasslandsto The team behind Urban Herbivore reinvents its long-running Fressen as a stylish downtown lounge with culinary scope far beyond that of most vegan restaurants. Skeptical carnivores will appreciate the Monster Burger, a beefy baked blackbean patty finished with a veritable avalanche of avocado, lettuce, tomato and house-made ketchup. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. Reservations accepted. Licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. ­Rating: NNNN

Live Bluegrass Brunch @ The Dakota Tavern

249 Ossington, at Dundas W, 416-8504579, ­thedakotatavern.com, @­thedakotatavern All the scrambled eggs, sausages and flapjacks with apple compote sided with home fries and fruit salad you can wash down with strong coffee or tea for all of $18 (rugrats $7) to the sounds of a live bluegrass combo. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm. Reservations accepted Saturday only for groups of six or more. Licensed. Access: 15 steps at door, washrooms on same floor. Rating­: NNN 328 Wellington W, at Peter, 416935-0400, ­luckeerestaurant.com, @­LuckeeTO Not content with Bent and Lee, superstar chef Susur Lee turns his visionary hand to dim sum with spectacular results. A gorgeous room and attentive servers pushing carts (!) make the long drive to Markham a thing of the past. Mandatory order: ­cheung fun rice rolls stuffed with alternating layers of poached chicken, caramelized onion and crunchy deep-fried rice paper. Weekend dim sum 11 am to 3 pm. Reservations accepted. Licensed. Access: barrierfree. Rating­: NNNNN

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Urban Herbivore

220 Yonge, at Dundas, 416-847-1007, ­herbivore.to, @­UHerbivore Kensington Market café brings healthconscious vegan sandwiches and salads to the Eaton Centre’s north food court. Don’t leave without a muffin – they’re a meal in themselves!

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249 Victoria, at Yonge-Dundas Square, 416-364-7517, ­thesenator.com, @­thesenatorto Gorgeous art deco diner complete with original naugahyde-upholstered booths, all-day breakfasts and upscale comfortfood carte. A zoo come weekend brunch. Thursday and Friday 7:30 am to midnight, Saturday 8 am to midnight, Sunday 8 am to 2:30 pm. No reservations. Average main $22 dinner/$13 lunch. Licensed. Access: barrier-free, booth seating, washrooms in basement. Rating­: NNN

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410 Spadina, at Nassau, 416-595-1881, ­newhoking.ca Relocated mainstream Cantonese spot in the heart of Chinatown. We unequivocally recommend the Szechuan green beans with minced pork. Thursday 11:30 am to 4 am, Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 5 am, Sunday 11:30 am to 4 am. No reservations. Average main $12. Licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. Rating­: NNN

boozy poached figs in chocolate sauce and buffalo-milk crème anglaise at brunch and see for yourself. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. No reservations. Average main $14. Licensed. Access: barrier-free. Rating­: NNNN

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525 Dundas W, at Spadina, 416-351-7188 A bare-bones Chinatown beanery with some of the best Vietnamese soups around. Our pick: #06 Pho Tai Nam, a meal-in-one bowl of aromatic broth brimming with rice noodles, rare beef, fatty brisket and Asian herbs. 24/7. Average main $8. Unlicensed. Cash only. Access: steep ramp at door, washrooms on same floor. Rating­: NNNN 3

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Alec Silva (left), Warlley de Freitas and Juninho Costa prep for World Cup madness by taking in a friendly football match between Brazil and Serbia at Novo Horizonte.

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It’s common practice for those without an allegiance in the World Cup to hop on the Brazilian bandwagon – and with good reason: they have a rhythmic style of play and the swagger of rock stars. There’s no shortage of excitement in this year’s host nation about its team, even though it’s a youthful and untested squad. And there are lots of spots to grab a glass of Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha, featuring cachaça, distilled sugar cane liquor. NOVO HORIZONTE, 1430 Dundas West, 416-534-5355. No reservations. This sports bar has a boisterous, soccer-mad vibe and unique, imported brands of cachaça (Caiprinha cocktail $6). The party spills out onto the patio, where there is another TV. If Neymar, Brazil’s shining star, starts potting goal after goal, the celebration may spill out onto the street. BRAZILIAN STAR, 1242 Dundas West, 416-588-2967, facebook.com/brazilianstarrestaurant. ­Reservations. If you’re looking for something a ­little more intimate but no less enthusiastic, try the Star. It’s got a larger food menu featuring Brazilian classics like feijoada ($25) and a comfortable back patio adorned in flags of competing nations. The barbecue’s fired up during game time.


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BANU IRANIAN KABOB AND ­VODKA BAR, 777 Queen West, 416-777-2268, banu.ca. Reservations. The Iranians – Team Melli, as they are affectionately known – may only be participating in their fourth World Cup, but they’re the top-ranked squad in Asia. Their June 21 match against heavyweight Argentina will be a heated battle, and this is the place to celebrate with Iranians. Banu features a classic, clean ­interior with tiled tables and more than enough shisha to go around. Their house-blend vodka ($12/glass), not for sale at the LCBO, is the star amongst dozens of other cocktails, so you’ll have no trouble either drowning your sorrows or sweetening the thrill of victory.

NIGERIA

THE SUYA SPOT, 10-12 Bradstock, 416-742-7892, thesuyaspot.ca. Reservations. The Nigerians first qualified for the World Cup in 1994 and have been mainstays at the tournament ever since, favouring a dramatic and ­relentless style of play. In light of recent political events, the eyes of the world will be on the Green Eagles. Nigerians in Toronto head to Suya Spot, which features a convivial atmosphere, authentic Nigerian food and a well-stocked bar.

SOUTH KOREA

PALDO GANGSAN, 694 Bloor West, 416-536-7517. Reservations. Renowned for their speed, the Red Devils might not get the respect they always deserve, even though a fourth-place finish in 2002 did show the soccer world this team’s strengths. Likewise, South Korean drinking culture deserves a fair shake. Cram into the tiny, sectioned-off booths at Paldo Gangsan, buy a few bottles of soju ($14.99/bottle) for the table and watch in awe on the TV above the bar. It’s an authentic slice of South Korea, and with any luck you’ll be shouting “Gun bae!” in no time.

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OUZERI, 500A Danforth, COCINA DE DOÑA JULIA, 416-778-0500, ouzeri.com. 1545 ­Dupont, 416-536-4577. Reservations. No reservations. Many remember the party on the Ecuador may be another relative Danforth 10 years ago after newcomer on the World Cup Greece pulled off one of the stage, but the nation’s passion for greatest upsets in soccer history soccer is deeply entrenched. Join by winning the Euro 2004 tourToronto’s Ecuadorian community nament. No one is giving the Pirat this pretention-free restaurant. atiko much of a chance this year, Take a seat at one of the rustic but the atmosphere on the Dantables, grab a perfectly fried emforth will still be electric. Don’t panada and wash it down with a get distracted by Ouzeri’s funky cheap bottle of beer. Don’t get decor or wall of wine. It’s got too comfortable, though: the some of the best imported ouzo June 20 match against Honduras on the strip ($7.25/glass of Ouzo B:3.833” will be intense. 12) and promises a new TV in the T:3.833” sight lines of everyone in the resto. S:3.833”

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AHENFIE PALACE BANQUET HALL, 4120 Steeles West, 416-709-8416, palacebanquet.com. No reservations. In the Group of Death with Germany, Portugal and the United States, Ghana is in tough to advance past the group stage. That won’t dampen the spirit here. The hall serves traditional Ghanaian food and has a standard stocked bar, and many patrons wear traditional dress. The Black Stars came within one penalty kick of qualifying for the semi-finals in 2010 so, as is always the case in the World Cup, you never know what can happen.

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THE MUSKET, 40 Advance, 416-231-6488, musketrestaurant.com. No reservations. The German team is a model of ­efficiency and always a reliable title contender. The youthful squad that finished third in 2010 is primed for another deep run. There’s no more reliable bet for a jovial watching experience than the Musket, with its long, wooden tables and warm, cottage-like interior. German fans swig steins of imported German beer ($7/pint of Warsteiner or Dunkel) and keep an eye on talented players like goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and defender Philipp Lahm – if they play. Both are injured. NOW June 12-18 2014

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Kwong invites curious guests to There’s nothing like getting lost in a browse the shop and interact with its gift shop full of quirky finds that somefascinating assortment of products how perfectly match all the weird and the people who work there. If you characters in your life. I Have a Crush happen to buy something, that’s just a on You is a new 700-square-foot space cherry on top. in Liberty Village that stocks crushI Have a Crush on You picks Not that worthy products from niche brands there’s much danger of anyone forgetand indie designers. The store’s philting Rob Ford any time soon, but osophy is that odd is good. Kwong points out the shop’s limitedOh, your friend with the bizarre Bill edition Rob Ford commemorative Murray fixation is having a birthday? plates ($65). She also suggests There’s a Thrill Murray colouring book Phonekerchiefs ($28), signal-blocking ($24) with artwork from 24 illustrators. hankies that can be wrapped around Looking for an out-of-the-box way your phone to “give your date your unto tell your partner you’re expecting? divided attention.” Pick up a helium balloon that proudly Look for A free cheeky balloon until announces “The condom broke.” June 18. Serial nappers should consider I Have a Crush on You is the newest the Ostrich Pillow ($130), a cocoon-like project of Toronto-based design studio soft helmet that allows you to snooze Smitten Kitten, known for their ethicwhenever, wherever. ally and locally produced paper goods Hours Monday through Friday 11 am and gifts. Owner Amy Kwong operates B:3.833” to 6 pm, Saturday noon to 6 pm. her studio in the back of the new space 3 while the shop occupies the front. T:3.833” S:3.833”

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stylenotes The week’s news, views and sales WE LOVE OUR FLEAS

The Leslieville Flea is back with summer markets at two great locations – two fleas a month! Find it at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) on the first Sunday of each month and at Ashbridge Estate (1444 Queen East) on the third Sunday of each month. The next market is at Ashbridge on Sunday (June 15) from 10 am to 5 pm, so get out, enjoy the sun and dig up some fab vintage, antique and collectible finds. leslievilleflea.com.

THIRTY YEARS OF RAD CRAFTS

The Beaches Arts & Crafts Show (beachesartsandcraftsshow.ca) celebrates its 30th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday (June 14 and 15) from 10 am to 6 pm at Kew Gardens (2075 Queen East), with over 150 of Canada’s best artists and designers. The show’s come a long way since 1984, when it started out with just 25 creatives. This year’s event boasts 50 new makers.

FLOWER POWER Stock up on bright blooms at the wildly popular Toronto Flower Market (torontoflowermarket.ca) on Saturday (June 14) from 10 am to 3 pm at 1056 Queen West. Offerings from the city’s best growers and florists will make you swear off grocery store bouquets forever. 3

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INTERACTIVE We’re talking big ideas with bright, innovative thinkers. NXNE Interactive panels, presentations, and keynote addresses open the doors of discourse on technology, music, and cultural trendsetting. This is your opportunity to hear from the best in the business about relevant topics and gain valuable insight on their experiences developing and progressing these ideas

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MICK EBELING

CEO – Not Impossible Project Daniel: Technology for the Sake of Humanity Wednesday, June 18 10:30-11:30 Not Impossible is the junction of innovation, inspiration, and compelling people to action. By matching the right people with the right technology, Not Impossible promotes change in the places needed most - relying on a community of likeminded makers, designers, motivators, and hackers who’ll ensure the world is made just a little bit better. Each project aims to promote change; and Not Impossible hopes that by helping one, they can help many. notimpossiblelabs.com @ mickteg

MARCMARON Author, Comic, Writer, Podcaster

Wednesday, June 18 4:00-5:00 Marc Maron started his podcast WTF out of pure desperation. He was a floundering comic at the end of his rope. When he and his partner committed to doing two episodes a week, they had no idea what would happen. Fast-forward: WTF is now one of the world’s most popular podcasts, setting standards for production, interaction, and downloads. In his keynote, Marc Maron will discuss the show’s inception and growth, its business model, and how all of it is rooted in two people having an authentic conversation that the world can eavesdrop on. wtfpod.com @marcmaron

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International Business and Brand Innovator Thursday, June 19 4:00-5:00 From her place atop the advertising world, BBH New York founder Cindy Gallop could see clearly what needed to change in her industry. The future, she realized, was in making money by doing good together with consumers (“co-action”). So the respected thinker and provocateur gave up everything to found IfWeRanTheWorld, a web platform that unites brands and consumers in local level, socially beneficial micro-actions. Speaking of “co-action,” she also created MakeLoveNotPorn, a site dedicated to celebrating sex the way it really happens between real people. Cindy’s world, her all-black apartment included, is not for the fainthearted. cindygallop.com @cindygallop

CHRIS KASKIE

President – Pitchfork Digital Disruption: The Undercurrent of Media Friday, June 20 | 1:00-1:45 If you listen to music (…uh, you do, right?) and follow industry news & reviews, you know the brand Chris Kaskie has helped to build. As president of Pitchfork – a site that receives more than 500,000 visits a day and was called “one of the world’s 50 best websites” by Time – Kaskie has overseen the company’s day-today operations and development since 2004. Pitchfork’s expansion into music festivals in Chicago and Paris, Pitchfork.tv, “The Pitchfork Review,” and the Pitchfork-inspired film site The Dissolve are just a few examples of Kaskie’s success. pitchfork.com @chriskaskie

SUROOSH ALVI Co-Founder – VICE Media Inc. The New News Friday, June 20 TIME: 2:00-2:45 VICE Media was co-founded by Suroosh Alvi as a punk magazine in 1994 - but has since spread its tentacles into online video, TV, book publishing, and record production, tackling the amusingly mundane to the globally important, covering news, music, travel, and fashion. Born in Toronto, educated at McGill, and now based in New York, Suroosh Alvi is also an executive film producer and acclaimed journalist who has covered stories in Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Gaza Strip, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He established VICE Music in 2002, working with acts such as Action Bronson, DFA 1979, and Snoop Lion. vice.com @surooshalvi

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Friday, June 20 TIME: 4:00-5:00

Saturday, June 21 TIME: 3:00-4:00

Interviewed by Elliott Wilson

Interviewed by Gavin Sheppard

Eminem fans know who Paul Rosenberg is: since 1997, Rosenberg’s been popping up on the Detroit rapper’s records and has been with Marshall Mathers every step of the way, helping Eminem move from the Detroit underground to become the global star he is today.

Drake’s meteoric career has taken him around the world and back, and has seen the development of the October’s Very Own brand expanded on a global scale. Behind Drake is a team keeping everything in motion - and chief among them is Oliver El-Khatib, his comanager and the founder and creative director of OVO. For NXNE, the elusive brand leader will share insight on the gigantic undertaking that is OVO and its hip hop reign. With a vested interest in mentoring kids and growing Toronto’s image on a global scale, ElKhatib is set to deliver one of the most memorable keynote addresses NXNE has ever hosted. octobersveryown.com

President & CEO – Goliath Artists Management The New Album Campaign

Seeing early talent in Eminem, Rosenberg offered to represent Slim Shady and the two went on to cofound Shady Records in 1999. Rosenberg is also the CEO of Goliath Artists Management and a partner at Deckstar. He has represented Blink-182, Xzibit, Cypress Hill, Action Bronson, and Danny Brown. paulrosenblog.com @rosenberg

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When you’re addicted to the planet By ADRIA VASIL

HOT UNDER THE COLLAR: the summer shirt guide A lot of tears, sweat and pesticides go into making your typical shirt. It’s time to up the ethical ante and try conscious consumerism on for size. Get Dad involved, too. It’s Father’s Day Sunday (June 15), after all.

GAP A classic destination. It’s just a shame that Gap (which owns Banana Republic and Old Navy) still refuses to join the Bangladesh Fire Safety Accord (though a hoax statement was released last month in Gap’s name claiming the company had finally agreed to compensate the families of workers killed in the Aswad Composite Mills fire in Bangladesh). Gap was also fingered by Greenpeace in 2013 for being linked to pollution scandals at the factory level and refusing to agree to Greenpeace Detox commitments the way H&M and 18 other global brands have. Time for Gap to #detoxnow. $49.95. SCORE: N

NAKED & FAMOUS/ 18 WAITS Are you and your dad locavores who love all things made in Canada? Some kickass quality fashions are being stitched here these days. Admittedly, it’s bloody hard to find a selection of men’s clothing that’s both made here and organic, but brands like 18 Waits, Klaxon Howl, United, Wordsmiths United, Philip Sparks and Naked & Famous are all putting out well-constructed, Canadian-made men’s garments that will last the dudes in your life year after year. That makes them inherently greener than the flimsy sweatshop mall shit. $115/$90. SCORE: NNN

nature notes IS YOUR DONUT DRIVING SUMATRAN TIGERS TO THE BRINK? We mostly have Tim Hortons to thank for the fact Canada is the reigning donut capital of the world. But according to Deforestation Doughnuts, a report released by Sum of Us and Forest Heroes on National Donut Day, June 6, donut chains like Tim’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme are baking up rainforest destruction with every bite. The report says the chains are frying with palm oil, an ingredient frequently grown by cutting down rainforests. The orgs note that deforestation is not only destroying habitat of endangered animals like the Sumatran tiger, but forcing indigenous people off

HORNY TOAD Plaid’s the perfect way to sneak a little eco content into a man’s life. Horny Toad’s got a selection of plaid buttondowns made of 100 per cent organic cotton, which means no chemicals pesticides were sprayed on the crop, protecting wildlife, waterways and workers from toxic exposure. They’re mostly made in India. They have a rep for being made fairly, though they’re not quite as transparent as Patagonia. These guys are in a ton of shops, including eco boutiques Chartreuse Style, Logan & Finley, as well as Mountain Equipment Co-op. You can peruse the store locator at hornytoad.com. $60. SCORE: NNN

their land. Palm oil companies are also accused of using migrant slave and child labour on the plantations. “By adopting a ‘no questions asked’ approach to palm oil sourcing, the world’s biggest doughnut companies are getting their raw materials from some of the least responsible companies in the world,” the report says. Tim’s admits to using palm oil in its shortening but says it then fries its donuts up in “vegetable oil” – the thing is, the majority of the world’s vegetable oil is in fact palm oil. Tim’s says it’s working on a policy

PATAGONIA Hawaiian shirts are suddenly cool again, although Patagonia makes plenty of plain and plaid shirts as well. This one’s made of 100 per cent organic cotton (hemp and recycled fibres are on offer, too). Yes, it’s made overseas in Vietnam, but Patagonia’s a super-conscientious B Corp that’s more careful than most about its labour rights and environmental record. Plus, the buttons are made of coconut, which is fun. You can score these at Patagonia itself or Mountain Equipment Co-op. $119. SCORE: NNNN

that will commit the chain to “deforestation-free, peat-free, traceable palm oil,” though it won’t say when such a policy will be released. The Sum of Us report says it’s expected in April 2015. Meanwhile, the U.S. arm of the campaign is cranking up the heat on Krispy Kreme in particular. You can sign the petition asking KK to stop putting critically endangered Sumatran tigers at risk at forestheroes.org/ krispy_kreme.

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TWO BIRDS/MEEMOZA Searching out a shirt that’s locally made with planetfriendly fibres feels a bit like an expedition to spot a threatened red-headed woodpecker. You likely won’t find one in your ’hood. However, you can hop online and, presto, order a cool organic cotton/hemp golf shirt from Toronto-made Two Birds Apparel ($60) or a plaid shortsleeve linen/organic cotton button-down from Montreal’s Meemoza ($99). SCORE: NNNNN

HOUSE OF MARLEY HEADPHONES Conscious audiophiles will dig these eco-friendly headphones developed by Bob Marley’s son Rohan. Made with a combination of canvas, bamboo, reclaimed hemp, organic cotton and recycled plastic, they provide topquality sound. This Rise Up model is $189 at thehouseofmarley.ca, though you can score other models, including earbuds, at Future Shop and Terra20.com starting at $25.

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cultivating genetically modified crops is on the decline, according to a recent report by Friends of the Earth International. Poland, Egypt, Kenya and Mexico have all moved to suspend certain GM crops. And just when it looked like Russia was going to start allowing genetically modified crops this summer, the country pulled a 180. PM Dmitry Medvedev now says Russia is not just banning cultivation on Russian soil, but will bar the import of genetically engineered products altogether.

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No doubt the about-face was, at least in part, a not so subtle FU to the U.S., the world’s biggest exporter of GMOs. Medvedev even remarked, “If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then.” Word is China – one of the world’s top GMO-growing countries – is expected to institute a ban on GM imports in the next two years. In the meantime, as of last month, the Chinese army outlawed genetically modified foods from the military’s food supply. ecoholic@nowtoronto.com | @ecoholicnation

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any other intelligences that make themselves available to you. I’m not saying you should ignore the revelations offered by people. But your emphasis should be on gathering in wisdom from life forces that don’t communicate with words.

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by Rob Brezsny

Aries Mar 21 | Apr 19 In its quest for nec-

tar, a hummingbird sips from a thousand flowers every day. As it flaps its wings 70 times a second, zipping from meal to meal, it can fly sideways, backward or forward. If it so desires, it can also hover or glide upside-down. It remembers every flower it visits, and knows how long it will take before each flower will produce a new batch of nectar. To some Spanish speakers, hummingbirds are known as joyas voladoras, or “flying jewels.” Now take everything I’ve just said, Aries, and use it as a metaphor for who you can be in the coming week.

Taurus Apr 20 | May 20 In 1947, the impossibly wealthy Duke of Windsor went shopping in Paris to buy a gift for his wife, the Duchess. She already had everything she wanted, so he decided to get creative. He commissioned the luxury-goods manufacturer Hermès to build her a highfashion black leather wheelbarrow. I am not urging you to acquire something like that for yourself, Taurus. But I do like it as a symbol for what you need in your life right now: a blend of elegance and usefulness, of playful beauty and practical value, of artistry and hard work. Gemini May 21 | Jun 20 Your brain absorbs about 11 million pieces of information every second but is consciously aware of less than .001 per cent of all that richness. Or at least that’s usually the case. Having analyzed your astrological omens, I suspect that you might soon jack that figure up as high as .01 per cent – a

10-fold increase! Do you think you can handle that much raw input? Are you amenable to being so acutely perceptive? How will you respond if the world is 10 times more vivid than usual? I’m pretty confident. I suspect you won’t become a bug-eyed maniac freaking out on the intensity, but rather will be a soulful, ­wonder-filled explorer in love with the intensity.

ahead of him to gain an even bigger advantage. Yet he ultimately won the race, rowing with such vigour after the duck incident that he finished well ahead of his challenger. I foresee a comparable sequence in your life, Leo. Being thoughtful and expressing compassion may seem to slow you down, but in the end that won’t hinder you from achieving your goal – and may even help.

Cancer Jun 21 | Jul 22 You have a strong, intricate understanding of where you have come from. The old days and old ways continue to feed you with their mysterious poignancy. You don’t love every one of your past experiences, but you love ruminating about them and feeling the way they changed you. Until the day you die many years from now, your history will keep evolving, providing an endless stream of new teachings. And yet at this particular moment in your destiny, Cancerian, I think your most important task is to focus on where you are going to. That’s why I urge you to temporarily forget everything you think you know about your past and instead concentrate on ­getting excited about the future.

Virgo Aug 23 | Sep 22 In one of her

Leo Jul 23 | Aug 22 In 1928, Bobby Pearce

won a gold medal in rowing at the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. An unforeseen event almost sabotaged his victory. As he rowed his boat along the Sloten Canal, a family of ducks swam leisurely from shore to shore directly across his path. He stopped to let them pass, allowing an opponent who was already

Twenty-One Love Poems, Adrienne Rich talks about her old self in the third person. “The woman who cherished / her suffering is dead. I am her descendant. / I love the scar tissue she handed on to me, / but I want to go from here with you / fighting the temptation to make a career of pain.” With your approval, Virgo, I’d like to make that passage one of your keynotes in the coming months. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will have an excellent opportunity to declare your independence from an affliction you’ve been addicted to. Are you willing to say goodbye to one of your signature forms of suffering?

Libra Sep 23 | Oct 22 “You should be interviewing roses, not people,” says a character in Anne Carson’s book The Autobiography Of Red. That’s sound poetic advice for you in the coming days, Libra. More than you can imagine, you will benefit from being receptive to and learning from non-human sources: roses, cats, dogs, spiders, horses, songbirds, butterflies, trees, rivers, the wind, the moon and

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Scorpio Oct 23 | Nov 21 William Shockley was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who co-invented the transistor. He also helped launch the revolution in information technology and has been called “the man who brought silicon to Silicon Valley.” Time magazine named him one of the hundred most influential people of the 20th century. On the other hand, Shockley became a controversial advocate of eugenics, which damaged his reputation, led many to consider him a racist and played a role in his estrangement from his friends and family. I suspect that you will have to deal with at least one Shockley-type phenomenon in the coming weeks, Scorpio. Will you o ­ verlook the bad stuff in order to take ­advantage of the good? Should you? Sagittarius Nov 22 | Dec 21 Novelist

Herman Melville wrote that in order to create art, “unlike things must meet and mate.” Like what? “Sad patience” and “joyous energies,” for example; both of them are necessary, he said. “Instinct and study” are crucial ingredients, as well as humility and pride, audacity and reverence, and “a flame to melt” and a “wind to freeze.” Based on my interpretation of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, I ­believe you will soon need to meld opposites like these as you shape that supreme work of art – your life.

Capricorn Dec 22 | Jan 19 Haggis is a Scottish pudding. According to gourmet food encyclopedia Larousse Gastronomique, it has “an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour.” And yet, to

be honest, its ingredients don’t sound promising. To make it, you gather the lungs, liver, small intestine and heart of a sheep, put all of that stuff inside the stomach of the sheep along with oatmeal, onions, salt and suet, and then simmer the whole mess for three hours. I’m guessing that your work in the coming week may have a certain metaphorical resemblance to making haggis, Capricorn. The process could a bit icky, but the result should be pretty tasty.

Aquarius Jan 20 | Feb 18 Almost a hun-

dred years ago, world-famous comedian Charlie Chaplin decided to take part in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest in San Francisco. He did his best to imitate himself, but it wasn’t good enough. He didn’t come close to winning. But I think you would have a different fate if you entered a comparable competition in the coming weeks. There’s no question in my mind that you would be crowned as the person who most resembles you. Maybe more than ever before, you are completely yourself. You look like your true self, you feel like your true self and you are acting like your true self. Congratulations! It’s hard work to be so authentic.

Pisces Feb 19| Mar 20 “The art of medi-

cine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease,” said French philosopher François-Marie Voltaire. That principle will be useful for you to invoke in the coming weeks. You definitely need to be cured, although the “disease” you are suffering from is primarily psychospiritual rather than strictly physical. Your task will be to flood yourself with fun adventures, engaging stories and playtime diversions so that nature can heal you without the interference of your worries and kibitzing.

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FEAST IN THE EAST 38 at the Jam Factory, Thursday, June 5. Rating: NNNN

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The 38th edition of Feast In The East had a strong bill complemented by delicious raw vegan tacos, the Jam Factory’s industrial beauty and a video installation that counted how many vehicles passed by on the southbound DVP over a stretch of four hours. In guitar wiz Thom Gill’s newest project, Love Thy Will Be Done, his predilection for R&B has morphed into an improvised form of gospel. Guelphites Michael Mucci & Ben Grossman’s set saw Mucci playing arpeggiated 12-string guitar while Grossman coaxed deep, droney sounds out of his hurdy-gurdy and hardware. Toronto’s two-drummer calypso jazz jammers Eucalyptus brought some buoyancy to the evening with songs like 54321 Calypso – which should have seen the mellow crowd up and dancing. But the audience was more inclined to lie back on the floor and chill out, like they did for Jennifer Castle’s songs, as if they were on the grass under stars instead of a stone’s throw from a SARAH GREENE major highway.

Rating: NNNN At David Pecaut Square, the original live hip-hop band, the Roots, mixed old favourites like In The Music, The Seed (2.0) and You Got Me with cover songs in a steady two hours of music, stopping only for a handful of choreographed pauses. Woven throughout were Motownevoking coordinated dance moves, a drum-off between Questlove and percussionist Frank Knuckles, epic guitar solos by “Captain” Kirk Douglas (the intro riff to Sweet Child O’ Mine got big claps) and emcee Black Thought doing a helluva James Brown. Then there was Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson on sousaphone. Solos aside, the sheer physicality of dancing with that thing – at one point he ran laps around the stage – was impressive. Once in a while the band inched toward party trick territory. But that’s okay for a festival like Luminato, which draws an audience with diverse tastes as well as diehard Roots fans. One annoying problem: superstar

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Rating: NNNN Field Trip returned for a second year, bringing 25 acts to two stages at Fort York Garrison Common, plus food trucks galore, hula hoops, bouncy castles and a kids’ stage. (They really upped the family-friendly factor this year.) The Arts & Crafts-founded fest branched out beyond the label – adding artists like Shad and Interpol – but remained firmly grounded in its own brand. Broken Social Scene alumni Kevin Drew and Feist were everywhere, and the original BSS supergroup closed down the party on Sunday. Day two had a distinctly different feel than the blazing-hot, flowerchild vibe of day one: it rained, for one thing, but the lineup was more exciting, especially in terms of local talent. Hydra – Feist’s collab with AroarA’s Ariel Engle and Snowblink’s Daniela Gesundheit – provided beautiful three-part harmonies; singer Lauren Mayberry’s voice rang clear over rain and wind for Scottish band Chvrches’ electro-pop set; and Fucked Up actually brought the sunshine as well as a rabid mosh pit. But the Constantines reunion caused the most excitement. The Guelph indie rockers’ huge sound proved worthy of the gigantic stage (other bands seemed puny up there), and old faves like Shine A Light and Young Offenders got the crowd freaking out. JL drummer Questlove was set up with two mics. The one to his left started working about halfway through, but the one on his right was silent the entire time, a huge technical flub that was especially frustrating when he was bantering with Black Thought. JULIA LeCONTE

THOMAS GOLUBIC as part of Luminato at David Pecaut Square, Sunday, June 8.

Rating: NN Some Luminato projects are a lot more interesting on paper. When it was first announced, Synchronize was supposed

to be a live soundtrack to Jim Jarmusch’s Down By Law created by musicians including saxophonist Colin Stetson and Los Angeles music supervisor and DJ Thomas Golubic. But by the time the fest actually rolled around, it had turned into an audio/visual DJ performance by Golubic alone, which still seemed intriguing, especially considering the work he’s done selecting music for TV shows like Breaking Bad and Six Feet Under. The technologies behind live video manipulations and digital DJing have come a long way in recent years. Unfortunately, Synchronize didn’t take advantage of them. The video was a homemade compilation of clips from seemingly random films and television shows, which were paired with equally amateurish DJing that lurched between indie rock, classic rock and retro hip-hop without making much of an attempt at mixing or beatmatching. Golubic selected some decent tunes, but audiences expect more from tech-driven performances in 2014. BENJAMIN BOLES NOW JUNE 12-18 2014

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SIDESTEPPER, THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA David Pecaut Square (55 John), Thursday (June 12) Colombian electro cumbia. TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, YUJA WANG Roy Thomson (60 Simcoe), Thursday (June 12) Jaw-dropping classical pianist. BUCK 65, BIBLICAL, THE GOLDEN DOGS, MICHAEL RAULT, ALMIGHTY DREEM EGG & OTHERS 159 Manning, Friday (June 13) Pre-NXNE all-day BBQ.

TV ON THE RADIO, SAIDAH BABA TALIBAH David Pecaut Square (55 John), Friday (June 13) Black Rock Coalition Redux. JASON COLLETT’S BASEMENT REVUE Edward Day Gallery (952 Queen West), Friday (June 13) Collett plus surprise guests. JUSTIN RUTLEDGE Rivoli (332 Queen West), Friday (June 13) Alt-country album release.

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BISON Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen West), Saturday (June 14) Throat-scraping sludge metal. ZIGGY MARLEY, SIERRA LEONE’S REFUGEE ALL STARS David Pecaut Square (55 John), Saturday (June 14) Rock steady reggae. ELVIS COSTELLO Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (June 14) Punk/new wave/jazz/pop singer. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, DAVID BYRNE , BOY GEORGE, EZRA KOENIG, JOSH GROBAN AND OTHERS Sony Centre (1 Front East), Saturday (June 14) Superstar love duets.

RICK ROSS Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East), Sunday (June 15) Southern rapper. JUNGLE Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (June 15) Alternative dance rock. CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH, STAGNANT POOLS Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday (June 16) Philly indie rock. MERCHANDISE, THE UKIAH DRAG, S.H.I.T. & BLACK BARON S.H.I.B.G.B’S (225 Geary), Tuesday (June 17) Krautrock-inspired post-punk.

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Quest for Fire fans will be all over Andrew Moszynski and Chad Ross’s (also formerly of the Deadly Snakes and Cursed) heavy new project, Comet Control. The band – rounded out by bassist Nicole Howell, drummer Jay Anderson and keyboardist Christopher Sandes – ups the sunny factor with dreamy vocals and melodic hooks on their debut self-titled full-length, which came out in May on Tee Pee. But the heaviosity remains. Sheets of spacious guitar and keyboard psychedelics hit with gale force throughout the album’s eight songs, a couple of which were in the works during QFD’s last days. It’s a guitar record, to be sure. Riffs are the foundation, and solos sprawl and tangle. Their opening set for Fuzz last October proved they can put on a solid live show, which they’ll do with Mimico and DJ Scott Cudmore at this album release show as part of the all-ages music series Construction. Friday (June 13) at Smiling Buddha (961 College), doors 10 pm, all ages. $5-$10. smilingbuddha.ca.

Just Announced MADEON, MARK OLIVER, MANZONE & STRONG Guvernment 10 pm, $30. INK. June 21. OS TROPIES Open Roof Festival: Outdoor concert & film screening series 99 Sudbury doors 7:30 pm, $15. openrooffestival.com. June 25.

LIGHT FIRES, FRITZ HELDER, NIGHTBOX DJS, BOYLESQUE T.O. AND OTHERS Canada Day Ex-

travaganza – Late Night Queer Cabaret Harbourfront Centre Brigantine Room 10:30 pm to 2 am, $10. June 28. PHOENIX PAGLIACCI Open Roof Festival: Outdoor concert & film screening series 99 Sudbury doors 7:30 pm, $15. openrooffestival. com. July 3. WEAVES Open Roof Festival: Outdoor concert & film screening series 99 Sudbury doors 7:30 pm, $15. openrooffestival.com. July 10.

ANCIIENTS, CASTLE, BLACK COBRA, BLACK WIZARD Hard Luck Bar 8 pm, $16. TF. July 11. CATL Open Roof Festival: Outdoor concert &

film screening series 99 Sudbury doors 7:30 pm, $15. openrooffestival.com. July 17. WEATHERBOX The Cave doors 8 pm, $10.50. HS, RT, SS, TF. July 23.

OUGHT, FREELOVE FENNER, BLONDE ELVIS, WISH Silver Dollar 9 pm, $8.50. RT, SS, TF. July 25.

CROCODILES, JAILL The Garrison doors 8 pm, $12.50. RT, SS, TF. July 27.

MODEST MOUSE, MIMICKING BIRDS Echo

Beach at Molson Amphitheatre doors 7 pm, all ages, $40. RT, SS, TM. August 1. COUSINS Silver Dollar doors 9 pm, $12. RT, SS. August 8. MISERY SIGNALS Of Malice And The Magnum Heart 10-Year Anniversary Opera House doors 7 pm, all ages, $25.50. RT, SS, TF. August 23.

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CODY SIMPSON, SABRINA CARPENTER, MEGAN NICOLE, CRYSTALYNE, CALUM WORTHY Family

Channel Big Ticket Summer Concert Molson Amphitheatre 5 pm, $17.50-$67.50. TM. August 23. THE BLASTERS Horseshoe doors 9 pm, $24.50. HS, RT, SS, TF. September 6. ROBYN HITCHCOCK, EMMA SWIFT Drake Hotel doors 8 pm, $22.50. RT, SS, TF. September 11-13. LORDE, MAJICAL CLOUDZ Echo Beach at Molson Amphitheatre doors 7 pm, all ages, $46-$60. LN, TM. September 12. TIK Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival Bloor West at Jane St 9 pm, free. ukrainianfestival.com. September 13. TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 8 pm, $22.50. RT, SS, TF. September 16. LALA BROOKS W/ THE BIG SOUND Silver Dollar 9 pm, $17.50. RT, SS, TF. September 27. PORTER ROBINSON, LEMAITRE Worlds North American Tour Kool Haus 9 pm, all ages, $35. INK. October 3. WHITE FENCE The Garrison doors 8 pm, $12.50. RT, SS, TF. October 16. THE 1975 Kool Haus doors 7 pm, all ages, $30. LN, RT, SS. November 2 and 3. ALT-J Kool Haus doors 8 pm, all ages, $39.50. LN. November 11. CHLOE CHARLES & KAE SUN Hugh’s Room $20, adv $18. November 20. DONNY & MARIE OSMOND Donny & Marie Christmas In Toronto Princess of Wales Theatre $59-$130. December 9-21.

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this week How to find a listing

Music listings appear by day, then by genre, then alphabetically by venue. Event names are in italics. See Venue Index, online at nowtoronto.com, for venue address and phone number. = Critics’ pick (highly recommended) ñ 5= Queer night

L = Luminato event P = Pride-related event

How to place a listing

All listings are free. Send to: music@nowtoronto.com, fax to 416-364-1168 or mail to Music, NOW Magazine, 189 Church, Toronto M5B 1Y7. Include artist(s), genre of music, event name (if any), venue name and address, time, ticket price and phone number or website. Deadline is the Thursday before publication at 5 pm. Weekly events must confirm their listing once a month.

Thursday, June 12 POP/ROCK/HIP-HOP/SOUL

ALLEYCATZ Danyka Nadeau. ALUMNAE THEATRE Live Cover Bands Adam &

Toby Orr, Angus Barlow, Garret Thomson, Peter Chapman, Stuart Constable, Carianne Hathaway 7:30 pm. BALTIC AVENUE Cabin Fever Tour Relic, Ghettosocks, Da $ilva Dolla & Ca$hmere, Johnny Active, Korry Deez doors 10 pm. BIER MARKT ESPLANADE The Marc Joseph Band (pop/rock) 10 pm. THE CENTRAL Finnegan’s Wake, the Skirt Chasers, Mr Jr 9 pm.

LDAVID PECAUT SQUARE LUMINATO LOUNGE

Luminato: Slaight Music Series Jill Godin 6 pm. DRAKE HOTEL Young & Sick doors 9 pm. ESTRELLA TAQUERIA Saul Torres Band (rock Latino acustico) 9 pm. THE FIFTH PUB HOUSE Chatty Cathy 9 pm. HARD LUCK BAR Skynet, Honour Crest, Cardinals Pride 6 pm. IZAKAYA SUSHI HOUSE We Were Heads, Geyser, Sensei, Walk North, Marriage 9 pm. KENSINGTON LODGE Jam Derek Mok 7 pm. LEE’S PALACE The Notwist, Jel doors 8:30 pm. LINSMORE TAVERN Single Malt Soul (funk) 9 pm. ORBIT ROOM David Krystal (acoustic) 10 pm. THE PISTON The Last True Gentlemen, Blake Preston 10 pm. RIVOLI Craig Stickland, Trouble & Daughter, the Posts doors 9 pm. S.H.I.B.G.B’S Pharmakon, Ell V Gore, SINS 9 pm, all ages. THE SISTER Dick Duck & the Doinks. SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY’S Skip Tracer 9:30 pm.

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ASPETTA CAFFE Open Mic El Faron 8 pm. BAR RADIO Soozi Schlanger (roots) 9 pm. BELLJAR CAFE CD release Ian Foster 8 pm. CAMERON HOUSE Corin Raymond 6 pm. CAMERON HOUSE BACK ROOM Sweet Alibi (roots/folk).

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Colombian Cumbia Dub Club Sidestepper, the Souljazz Orchestra 8 pm.

LDAVID PECAUT SQUARE LUMINATO LOUNGE Luminato: Slaight Music Series Quique Escamilla (Latin American/reggae/rock) 7 pm. FREE TIMES CAFE Songwriters’ Circle Of Jerks 20 9 pm. GROSSMAN’S The Responsible 10 pm. HABITS GASTROPUB WonderFest Music Series Iman Wain, Noah Solomon, Delrose 9 pm.

THE HOLE IN THE WALL Kristine Schmitt & her Special Powers (honky-tonk swing). HOLY OAK CAFE Max Kelly 10 pm, the Living Daylight Stringband (old time) 7:30 pm. HUGH’S ROOM CD release Mike Celia (R&B/ pop/folk) 8:30 pm. INNIS TOWN HALL Davy The Punk memoir launch Bob Bossin (folk singer) 8 pm. THE LOCAL GEST Open Mic With Porter 9 pm. THE LOCAL Mississippi Bends (alt Americana ) 9 pm. LULA LOUNGE SummerWorks show fundraiser Baque de Bamba & Las Batuqueras (Brazilian) 9 pm. MONARCHS PUB Blues Thursdays The Dan McKinnon Blues Band 8 pm. THE PAINTED LADY Field Test 11 pm, Debut release party Bron Halpin 10 pm, Tradition 9 pm. RANDOLPH THEATRE Andy McKee & Don Ross, Calum Graham (finger-style guitar) 8 pm. RELISH BAR & GRILL Sean Bourke (folk) 7 pm. RINO NOTO Salone Di Cultura Espresso Manifesto 7 to 11 pm. TRANZAC SOUTHERN CROSS Bluegrass Thursday Houndstooth (bluegrass/old-time) 7:30 pm, Songs We Write, Covers We Love 10 pm. UNICORN PUB Honky Tonk Thursdays 10 pm.

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ARRAY SPACE Audiopollination 19.2 Jim Sex-

ton, Bruce Cassidy, Lina Allemano, Michael Lynn, Tom Richards, Glen Hall, Bob Vespaziani, Chris Cawthray, Roman Stolyar, John Gzowski (avant/improvised) 8 pm. BY THE WAY CAFE Patio Jazz Chris Adriaanse & Liam Stanley Duo (jazz duo) 8 to 10 pm. DE SOTOS Jam Anthony Abbatangeli (jazz/blues) 8 pm.

EMMET RAY BAR Bossa Tres

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Luminato: Slaight Music Series Lemon Bucket Orkestra (party punk Balkan-klezmer ) 7 pm.

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BASSLINE MUSIC BAR Grenzfall (German tech/ electro/dubstep) 10 pm. THE CAVE Different Class (dance/rock/new wave/Brit Pop). CLINTON’S Throwback Thursdays (90s hip-hop & pop) doors 10 pm. CLUB 120 T-Girl Party DJ Todd Klinck.5 THE 460 Dance Macabre DJ zTigmata & DJ Strychnine (gothic rock/post punk/deathrock/darkwave) 10:30 pm. THE JAZZ BISTRO CELLAR ROOFTOP PATIO DJ Leo Love, Peter B 7 to 11 pm. RIVOLI POOL LOUNGE DJ Bunitall (R&B/hip-hop) 9 pm. UNIUN Citizen DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJs Tom Wrecks & DJ Wikked. WAYLA BAR Random Play DJ Dwayne Minard (70s/80 disco/yacht rock/new wave/bizarro) 10 pm.

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Friday, June 13 POP/ROCK/HIP-HOP/SOUL 159 MANNING BBQ 2014 Buck 65,

Bizzarh, Biblical, the Golden Dogs,

FOLK/BLUES/COUNTRY/WORLD CAMERON HOUSE BACK ROOM Josh Taerk, Hopeland, Robb Hill, Emily Reid 8:30 pm. CAMERON HOUSE Fraser Melvin Blues Band (blues) 10 pm, David Celia 6 pm. DOMINION ON QUEEN Don River Blues Band (Chicago blues) 9 pm. ENWAVE THEATRE Nagata Shachu & Jeng Yi (Japanese & Korean drum and dance) 8 pm. FREE TIMES CAFE Lodan 8:30 pm.

GROSSMAN’S James Doolin & the Jaguars 10 pm.

HOLY OAK CAFE Friday The 13th The Julee Cruise Ships & the Sandy Pockets 10 pm. HUGH’S ROOM Dark Angel: The Music And Life Of Roy Orbison Patrick Brealey (folk rock/roots) 8:30 pm. INNIS TOWN HALL Davy The Punk memoir launch Bob Bossin (folk singer) 8 pm. THE LOCAL Treeline (country roots) 9 pm. LULA LOUNGE Son Ache (salsa) 10:30 pm. RIVOLI Record release Justin Rutledge (alt country) doors 9 pm. SUNNYBROOK PARK Relay For Life Cancer Fundraiser Jenny James Band, Robb Hill, Iman Thabit & Adam Ward, Augusta Campoli, Stacey Renee, Teresor 5 pm to 1 am. TRANZAC SOUTHERN CROSS CD Onofrio & Rod Standish 10 pm, the Foolish Things (folk) 5 pm.

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top 40) 10 pm. TATTOO CD release party Simple Damned Device, Elissa Barclay WaRRioRGRRL, Mandy Mayhem, Nik Beat 10 pm. 3030 DUNDAS WEST Silver Creek, Ilvekyo 10 pm. UNICORN PUB Riff Raff 10 pm. WRONGBAR Big Ticket The AutoPilots, Erick FlowChild, Just John, Mic Boogie, Jae Ari, WarrZone, DJ Law (hip-hop) 10 pm.

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(bossa nova/ samba/jazz/ latin) 9:30 pm. GATE 403 Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flamenco Trio 9 pm, Mark Ucci Jazz Duo 5 to 8 pm. KAMA Thursdays At Five Canadian Jazz Quartet & John MacMurchy (saxophone) 5 to 8 pm.

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Almighty Dreem Egg, BB Guns, Michael Rault, Choir!Choir!Choir! and others noon-11 pm. ADELAIDE HALL The Great Lioness: Female & Female-Identified Musicians Showcase Nikki Fierce, the Bill Jones Project, Pins & Needles, Escapade Parade, Hatley Edmonds 7:30 pm. ALLEYCATZ Arsenals (ska/reggae). ALUMNAE THEATRE Live Cover Bands Adam & Toby Orr, Angus Barlow, Garret Thomson, Peter Chapman, Stuart Constable, Carianne Hathaway 7:30 pm. BALTIC AVENUE Oneiroi. BASSLINE MUSIC BAR Subtle Blend Josh Grant, Stillmonk, Anzola, 2nd Son, the Kount (beats and instrumental hip-hop) 10 pm. BLUE GOOSE TAVERN The Swingin’ Blackjacks (rockabilly/blues) 9 pm. BUNDA LOUNGE Lucky Friday Showcase Maccie Paquette, Mark Brathwaite, Renée Ashanta Henry, Charmaine Deller, Jessica Cho 9 pm. CAVERN BAR Lederhosen Lucil (quirky pop) doors 8 pm. LDAVID PECAUT SQUARE Luminato: Black Rock Coalition Redux TV on the Radio, Saidah Baba Talibah 8 pm.

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Schwende 9 pm. THE GARRISON EP release Ginger Ale & the Monowhales, Fat as Fuck, the Lifts doors 8 pm. THE GREAT HALL Tribute To PHISH The Lizards (psychedelic jam rock) doors 9 pm. HARLEM WEST Mboya Nicholson (soul) 7:30 to 11 pm.

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Hey Ocean!, Highs doors 9 pm. Murder by Death, Canadian Shield, Old Salts doors 9 pm. LINSMORE TAVERN David Baxter & the Regulars (roots rock) 9 pm. MONARCHS PUB Classic Rock Friday The Kristen Anzlec Band 9 pm. ORBIT ROOM Soul Stew (R&B/soul) 10 pm. PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE Jackyl, Heavens Fire, A Rebel Few, Second Pass doors 7 pm. RELISH BAR & GRILL The Danger Bees 9 pm. REVIVAL Electroswing To Gypsy Cabaret Dr Freedom Danish, A Little Rambunctious, DJ Medicineman (20s, 30s, 40s, vintage/gypsy/ cabaret party) doors 9 pm. ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM Friday Night Live: Indigenous Now Derek Miller, Digging Roots, DJ Big Fawn Canoe, Splattermonkey 7-11 pm. SEVEN44 Coda (Led Zeppelin tribute) 9:30 pm. THE SISTER Miracle Whip. SMILING BUDDHA Construction Summer All-Ages Music Series – LP release show Comet Control, Mimico, DJ Scott Cudrome (psych rock) doors 10 pm, all ages. SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY’S Freedom Train (rock/

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Tranzac Tiki Room West Trio, Tranz Defonce, Jeremy Strachan, Jack Vorvis, Simeon Abbott 9 pm. Village of Yorkville Park Summer Music In The Park Jorge & Yurit Lopez (Latin jazz/salsa) 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Jazz/Classical/Experimental Benares Historic House On The Verandah Summer Concerts 7:30 pm.

Gallery 345 The Art Of The Piano: Rachmaninov Meets Radiohead Alejandro Vela (piano) 8 pm. Gate 403 Denielle Bassels Jazz Band 9 pm, Doc Barrister Jazz Band 5 to 8 pm. Habits Gastropub Landen Vieira Jazz Trio 9 pm. Harlem Mike Field Jazz Quintet (jazz trumpet) 7:30 pm. Imperial Pub Jazz Fridays Jazz Generation (big band classics) 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Lula Lounge Alexis Baro Quartet (Latin jazz) 8 pm. Musideum Conrad Gayle, Laura Burns, Susie McLean (jazz/gospel) 8 pm. Old Mill Inn Home Smith Bar Robi Botos Trio 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Poetry Jazz Cafe Patrick Hewan Trio 9:30 pm. Reposado The Reposadists (Gypsy-bop jazz) 10 pm. The Rex Jeff King’s Catalyst 9:45 pm, the Jivebombers 6:30 pm, Hogtown Syncopators 4 pm.

Dance Music/DJ/Lounge The Cave Bif Bang Pow DJ Trevor (60s mod Brit pop) 10 pm.

Church Street Garage Pheromone Friday.5 Clinton’s Fuck It Bangs & Blush (guilty pleasures from 90s & 00s) doors 10 pm. CODA George Fitzgerald, DJ Three doors 10 pm. Drake Hotel Lounge DJ Your Boy Brian doors 10 pm. PGladstone Hotel Ballroom Beer Craft: Dyke March Fundraiser 7 pm. Guvernment Projek: Datsik Datsik, ­Hydee, Lush. The Hoxton Kygo doors 10 pm. Maison Mercer Roger Sanchez. Mill Street Brew Pub DJ Humble Mike (soul/ funk/classic hip-hop) 8 pm. The Painted Lady Soul Sonic DJ NV 10 pm. The Piston Synthsexer (indie electronic) 10 pm. Rivoli Pool Lounge DJ Stu (rock & roll). The Savoy Frkn Wknd DJ Caff (R&B/hip-hop/ dancehall) 10 pm. Supermarket Curses, Mr Charlton 10 pm. WAYLA Bar 80s Horror Fundraiser 10 pm.

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BLOOD ORANGE W/ TOPS

AIRBOURNE

JUL 30 :: DANFORTH MUSIC HALL

OCT 9 :: DANFORTH MUSIC HALL

UPCOMING JUN 20

BOY & BEAR

Saturday, June 14

OCT 18 :: QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE

Pop/Rock/Hip-Hop/Soul

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JUN 14

D.FI PRESENTS: JULIAN JORDAN

JUN 18

WRONGBAR

NXNE: JACQUES GREENE W/ JIM-E STAK & TOMMY KRUISE

Alleycatz Parkside Drive (rock). Bovine Sex Club

JUN 26

TEEN

JUL 04

KITTEN

JUL 05

NOISECONTROLLERS

THE MOD CLUB

JUN 19 NXNE: MADE IN HEIGHTS/ W SUPREME CUTS

JUL 13

MINIATURE TIGERS W/

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JUN 20 NXNE: ARAABMUZIK, DJ SLIINK & VINDATA

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THE GRISWOLDS

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FELIX CARTAL & KRYDER

JUN 27

CASHMERE CAT & HARRISON

JUL 04

RL GRIME

JUL 17

BASEMENT JAXX W/ HOLLOH

JUL 18

TIME FESTIVAL PRE-PARTY W/ ALICE GLASS (DJ SET), HEALTH (DJ SET) CHROME SPARKS & THE RANGE

NOV 11 PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT

JUL 19

MIKE HAWKINS

CODA

JUL 25

HUDSON MOHAWKE

DANFORTH MUSIC HALL JUL 5

RICKIE LEE JONES

JUL 6

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

JUL 19

SCOTT WEILAND

SEP 13

CHET FAKER

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GEORGE FITZGERALD & THREE

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MERCER

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DAMIAN LAZARUS

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KOZE

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COM TRUISE

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KILL PARIS

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Bison (rock) 9 pm. The Red Boy 1 pm, ­Hormoans midnight, the Dank 11 pm, BinjeNinja 10 pm. Luminato: Rock Steady Reggae Ziggy Marley, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (reggae) 8 pm.

LDavid Pecaut Square Luminato Lounge Luminato: Slaight Music Series The Arsenals (ska/rocksteady/reggae) 7 pm. Drake Hotel The Features doors 8 pm. Grossman’s Chloe Watkinson & Park Eddy (rock/soul) 10 pm. Harbour Parklands NXNE Shawn William Clarke 3 to 4 pm. The Hoxton Julian Jordan doors 10 pm. King’s Belly Gary 17s Acoustic Showcase & Open Stage Paul Cross (roots) 8 pm. Kool Haus Lindsey Stirling (dancing dubstep violinist) doors 7 pm, all ages. Lee’s Palace The Jezabels, Gold & Youth doors 8:30 pm. Linsmore Tavern Mark T Band (Jerry Garcia

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pm, all ages. Reel Big Fish, Survey Says, This Magnificent doors 8 pm. Orbit Room Ride the Tiger (60s & 70s soul/ Motown/stax/R&B) 10 pm. Press Club BMBSHL. Relish Bar & Grill Bill Wood & Woodies (folk/rock) 9:30 pm. Roncesvalles Village Roncy Rocks! Treble Charger 7 pm, NQ Arbuckle 6 pm, Sahra Featherstone 5 pm, Peter Elkas Band 3 pm, Michael O’Grady 2 pm, the Monkey Bunch noon. Silver Dollar Jon McKiel, Bad River, the Holy Gasp, Construction & Destruction 9 pm. Silver Dollar Downstairs Tonstartssbandht, Wyrd Visions, Jimmy Whispers, Wild Highways 9 pm. The Sister Ghost Daze, Sister Hyde, Creep Creep Beach. Southside Johnny’s 22nd Street (pop rock) 10 pm, The Bear Band (rock/blues) 4 to 8 pm. Tattoo Cyhi the Prynce, Dillan Ponders, Jerzee Tha Icon, SeT (hip-hop) doors 9 pm, all ages. Unicorn Pub Riff Raff 10 pm.

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Folk/Blues/Country/World Boots & Bourbon Saloon Mike Butler (new country ) 10 pm.

Cameron House Big Tobacco & the Pickers (country) 6 pm.

Cameron House Back Room Sam Ferrara Celebration.

Dakota Tavern The Rizdales (country) 10 pm. Emmet Ray Bar Don’t Worry Darlin w/ Shannon Hoff (country/folk) 7 pm. Free Times Cafe Julia Rohan w/ Meg Tennant, Douglas Cameron 8 pm. Full of Beans Coffee Rebas Open Mic Saturdays Michelle Christine 1 to 4 pm. Gate 403 Sweet Derrick Blues Band 9 pm, Bill Heffernan (folk/country/blues) 5 to 8 pm.

Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Kristin Lindell, Rory Taillon & the Old Souls (folk/blues) 9 pm.

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Glendale One, the Dixie Cup Water Tower of Power Horns 8:30 pm.

Grossman’s The Happy Pals (trad jazz) 4:30 to 8 pm.

Musideum Diane Roblin, Heather Segger, Mark Segger, Howard Spring (experimental) 8 pm.

Nawlins Jazz Bar The N’Awlins All Star Band w/ Brooke & Duane Blackburn (jazz/blues) 9 pm, Sam Heineman (piano) 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Old Mill Inn Home Smith Bar David Buchbinder Trio (jazz) 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Paintbox Bistro Junior Jazz Jam Thompson Egbo-Egbo (piano) 10 am. Placebo Space EP Release Party And Performance Cat Bernardi, Devin Patten, Thomas Francis, Jeff Halischuk doors 8 pm. Poetry Jazz Cafe Will Fisher Group 9:30 pm. Reposado Bradley & the Bouncers (swing). The Rex Raoul & Bigger Time 9:45 pm, Nick Teehan Group 7 pm, Chris Kettlewell Gypsy Jazz noon. LRoy Thomson Hall Luminato: TSO Goes Late Night Toronto Symphony Orchestra 10 pm. Roy Thomson Hall Parking Lot Tailgate Party Toronto Symphony Orchestra 7:30 pm. Royal Conservatory of Music Duke Ellington’s 115th Birthday Celebration Anna Romain & the Steve Koven Trio 8 pm.

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Luminato: If I Loved You – Gentlemen Prefer Broadway Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne, Boy George, Josh Groban, Brennan Hall, Glen Hansard, Ezra Koenig, Steven Page, Brent Carver (love duets) 7:30 pm.5 Toni Bulloni Jazz Night Christopher Plock Duo 9 pm.

Young Centre for the Performing Arts Soulpepper Cabaret Series: Streets 8:30 pm.

Dance Music/DJ/Lounge Andy Poolhall Break To The Future DJs Marty McFly, Justin Tyce, Flyboy, Nokturnal, James St Bass (funk retro/funky breaks/funky house/90s dance) 10 pm. The Cave Full On DJ Pat (alternative) 10 pm. Clinton’s Shake, Rattle, Roll Bangs & Blush (60s rock/pop/soul) doors 10 pm. Club 120 Glow Party DJ Nefsky 10 pm.5 CODA Cocodrills doors 10 pm.

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Jazz/Classical/Experimental Artscape Youngplace Studio 202 Birds, Beats & Rustic Revelry! Rezonance Baroque Ensemble 8 pm. Birchcliff Bluffs United Church Songs That Touch The Heart Musical Fundraiser 7 pm. Chalkers Pub Nancy Walker & Kirk MacDonald Duo 6 to 9 pm. LDavid Pecaut Square Luminato: New O ­ rleans Funky Brass The Soul Rebels, the Heavyweights Brass Band 1 pm. Dewi Sant Welsh United Church Spring Concert Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir (choral/classical) 7:30 pm. The Flying Beaver Pubaret Brenda Lewis & Margaret Stowe (jazz) 7 pm.

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Drake One Fifty

Flex Saturdays DJ Cozmic Cat (funk/ love) 9 pm.

Echo Beach at Molson Amphitheatre

Humble Beginnings Songbird (folk) 12:20 to 2:30 pm. Innis Town Hall Davy The Punk memoir launch Bob Bossin (folk singer) 8 pm. Lazy Daisy’s Cafe Woodshed Open Mic Paul Irvine doors 8 pm. The Local Sheesham & Lotus 9 pm, Arthur Renwick (blues) 5 pm. Lula Lounge Ricky Franco (salsa) 10:30 pm. The Rex Jerome Godboo 3:30 pm. Rivoli Record release Justin Rutledge (alt country) doors 9 pm. Tranzac JamZac (folk) 3 pm. Tranzac Southern Cross Joe Hall 6:30 pm. Village of Yorkville Park Summer Music In The Park Christopher Platt Trio 1:30-4:30 pm.

Drake Hotel Lounge DJ Dou-

­Digifest YouTube Music Festival Fifth Harmony, Cimorelli, Midnight Red, Before You Exit, JennXPenn, Rebecca Black, Ricky Dillon and others doors 3 pm, all ages. The Garrison Videos curated by the Prism Prize. Chronologic (dance tracks from 1894 to 2014) 10 pm. Holy Oak Cafe Radioactive Dreams (new wave/soul pop) 10 pm. Mill Street Brew Pub DJ Humble Mike (soul/ funk/classic hip-hop) 8 pm. Muzik Muzik Pool Bar Opening noon to 8 pm. The Painted Lady Music by Salazar 10 pm. Pioneer Princess Cruise Line Father’s Day Sunset Cruise DJ Unstoppable & DJ Unstoppable Jr boarding 6 pm. The Piston Beam Me Up (disco dance party) 10 pm. Rivoli Pool Lounge DJ Plan B (hip-hop/rap/club). Rivoli Loft Bump N’ Hustle Paul E Lopes, Mike Tull (soul/house/Latin/hip-hop) doors 10 pm. The Savoy Mad City (R&B/hip-hop/dancehall) 10 pm. Sneaky Dee’s Shake-A-Tail. WAYLA Bar NYC 90s DJ Relentless (90s) 10 pm.

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Aspetta Caffe Luke Vajsar (solo bass) 4 pm. Cameron House Pedal Steely Dan 10 pm. LDavid Pecaut Square Luminato Lounge


T.O. MUSIC NOTES

LOST SONGS

Luminato’s upcoming Lost Songs Of Toronto on Sunday (June 15) at 6 pm sees Soulpepper resident artists Waleed Abdulhamid, John Millard, Patricia O’Callaghan, Mike Ross and Suba Sankaran performing songs they’ve written about our city in the hopes of establishing Toronto’s story in song for generations to come. The premise of the event is that unlike places like New York, San Francisco and London, Toronto has had no songs written about it – at least according to Toronto’s first poet laureate, Dennis Lee, who failed to find any when he went looking in 2012. But we think the hip-hop genre was overlooked. What about Drake’s 5AM In Toronto? Or Kardinal Offishall’s The Anthem? Maestro Fresh Wes’s 416/905? That said, we can always use more. Head to Edward Day Gallery (952 Queen West) to see what Luminato’s come up with. $25, standing room $18. luminatofestival.com.

GET YOUR VOTE ON If you love and support Canadian songwriters, be sure to cast your vote for SOCAN’s Songwriting Prize by July 3. Two of the five nominees are Toronto musicians, including punk purveyors PUP for the high-energy single Reservoir and blues-punk duo July Talk for Having You Around. The other short-listers are trilingual Montreal singer/songwriter Alejandra Ribera for her smokily sung I Want, Vancouver’s Louise Burns for the icy synth-pop Emeralds Shatter, and folk-pop Wake Owl’s Gold. The winner gets $5k and an arsenal of gear. Vote at socansongwritingprize.ca.

AND WHILE YOU’RE AT IT... ... might as well vote online for SoundClashToronto, too. Another five unsigned acts are up for this live music contest, including indie rock five-piece Canvas, modern Filipino tribal music crew DATU, classic hip-hop rapper Keita Juma, world music acoustic guitarist Maneli and minimal synth duo Pale Eyes. Ten grand is divided up between the top three finalists, and all play a set for voters during Harbourfront Centre’s Canada Day Extravaganza on June 28 and 29. Voting is open till July 4, and the winner is announced in August. harbourfrontcentre.com/soundclash.

ALEJANDRA RIBERA Luminato: Slaight Music Series Stacey Kay (pop) 5:30 pm. EL MOCAMBO Raise Your Voice: A Benefit Concert For Griffin Centre 7 pm. HARBOUR PARKLANDS NXNE Shawn William Clarke noon to 1 pm. HOLY OAK CAFE Geordie Gordon & Bird City (pop) 9 pm. KOOL HAUS The Mastermind Tour Rick Ross (hip-hop) doors 8 pm.

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Jungle (R&B) doors 8 pm. Pat Perez & John Dickie Band (R&B) 3 to 7 pm. ORBIT ROOM Horshack (classic rock) 10 pm. RIVOLI Big Frasier, A Fellow Ship, Riley Szulc Band, Fleece doors 8 pm. SMILING BUDDHA TV Freaks, Needles// Pins, Low Culture, Nervosas. SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY’S Open Jam Rebecca Matiesen & Phoenix 9:30 pm, Pat Perez & John Dickie Band (R&B) 3 to 7 pm.

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FOLK/BLUES/COUNTRY/WORLD THE CAGE 292 CRIMSON LOUNGE Jam Phil Hood & Jon Macan 10 pm. FREE TIMES CAFE Gordon’s Acoustic Living

Room 8 pm, Father’s Day Brunch Gloria Valentine, Nina Shapilsky 10:45 am. FULL OF BEANS COFFEE Rebas Full Of Beans Sundays Julia Rohan & Meg Tennant 2 to 4 pm. GATE 403 The Kilts (Celtic blues) 9 pm, Karl Silverira Jazz Trio 5 to 8 pm. GLADSTONE HOTEL MELODY BAR Acoustic Family Bluegrass Brunch 10 am to 1 pm. GROSSMAN’S Open Blues Jam Brian Cober (double slide guitar) 10 pm. HUGH’S ROOM CD release Linda McRae 8:30 pm. INNIS TOWN HALL Davy The Punk memoir launch Bob Bossin (folk singer) 8 pm. THE LOCAL Los Caballeros del Son (Cuban son) 9 pm, Chris Coole (old-time/country) 5 pm. LULA LOUNGE Sunday Salsa Brunch Jorge Maza Group (salsa) 11 am. OPERA BOB’S The Ole Fashion (country) 9 pm. THE PAINTED LADY Beth Moore (Americana/ folk) 9 pm. RELISH BAR & GRILL Cadre (folk) 5 pm. TRANZAC Quebecois Jam 1 pm. TRANZAC SOUTHERN CROSS Makeshift Island 10 pm, Monk’s Music 5 pm, Alaniaris 3 pm. continued on page 40 œ

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DRAKE HOTEL LOUNGE The St Royals (soul/ Motown/R&B) doors 10 pm. HORSESHOE Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Stagnant Pools doors 8:30 pm. KITCH Hypnotic Lounge Series Luke Vajsar (solo bass). LEE’S PALACE Peter Murphy (goth) doors 8 pm. ORBIT ROOM Jordan John (soul/R&B/blues/ funk) 10 pm. THE PISTON Tribute Nights The Colour Of Music 9 pm. RELISH BAR & GRILL Massey Harris (rock) 8 pm. SAUCE ON THE DANFORTH The Out of Towners (soul/jazz/funk) 9 pm. YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE Lunchtime Live! Jane’s Party (Canadian roots) 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

GATE 403 Danny Marks & Alec Fraser Duo (pop) 9 pm. GROSSMAN’S Nicola Vaughan (pop) 9:30 pm. HORSESHOE The Ukiah Drag, Merchandise. MUSIDEUM Zack Werner Idol School Showcase 8 pm. OPERA HOUSE Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Negative Approach doors 8 pm. ORBIT ROOM The Sattalites (reggae) 10 pm. THE PISTON Mineta, Fat as Fuck, Pastel Supernova, DJ Freedom Danish 9 pm. S.H.I.B.G.B’S Merchandise, the Ukiah Drag, S.H.I.T. & Black Baron 8:30 pm.

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Choir (roots/Americana) 10 pm, the Seasons 6 pm. CAVERN BAR EP release Emma, Enuma 9 pm.

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UNICORN PUB Acoustic Night Six Foot Five 9 pm.

JAZZ/CLASSICAL/EXPERIMENTAL LDAVID PECAUT SQUARE Luminato: Salute To The Americas Toronto Symphony Orchestra 7 pm, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (harp, kora) 4 pm. EMMET RAY BAR Circles Quartet Alex Samaras, Mackenzie Longpre, Chris Pruden, Tom Fleming, Matt Roberts 8 pm. GROSSMAN’S New Orleans Connection All Star Jazz Band 4:30 to 9 pm. LULA LOUNGE Jazz FM Youth Band (jazz) 7 pm. MORGANS ON THE DANFORTH Jazzy Sundays Steve Koven (solo piano) 2 to 5 pm. MUSIDEUM Ross MacIntyre, Mark Kieswetter, Ros Kindler, Ian McGillivray (jazz) 8 pm. PARADISE BAR & BILLIARDS Jazz Jam The Unit 4 to 8 pm. POETRY JAZZ CAFE Patrick Hewan Trio 2:30 to 5:30 pm. RELISH BAR & GRILL Liane Fainsinger (jazz) 11 am. THE REX Mike Field Quintet 9:30 pm, Bud Powell Tribute 7 pm, Club Django 3:30 pm, Excelsior Dixieland Jazz noon. TRANZAC Diane Roblin 7:30 pm.

DANCE MUSIC/DJ/LOUNGE CUBE Hot Stepper Sundays DJs Mike Tull & Paul E Lopes doors 4 pm. MUZIK Muzik Pool Bar Opening noon to 8 pm. REPOSADO Spy Vs Sly Vs Spy (live guitar soundtracks) 9:30 pm. SOUND ACADEMY CABANA POOLBAR Grand Opening Weekend Blowout Party DJ Pete Tong.

Monday, June 16 POP/ROCK/HIP-HOP/SOUL THE CAGE 292 Denday (reggae) 8 & 10 pm. DRAKE HOTEL Robert Francis & the Night Tide doors 8:30 pm.

CAMERON HOUSE Joe Nolan 10 pm, Julian Fauth Quartet 6 pm.

DORA KEOGH Open Stage Julian Taylor, Gabe Salem 8 pm.

FREE TIMES CAFE Open Stage Mondays Alex Zdravkovic 8:30 pm, Russell Leon Student Concert 6:15 pm. GATE 403 Danny B & Brian Gauci Blues Duo 5 to 8 pm. GROSSMAN’S Jam No Band Required 9 pm. THE LOCAL Hamstring String Band (bluegrass/ traditional country) 9 pm. MUSIDEUM Lift Off George Koller, Andrea Menard, Robert Walsh (folk) 8 pm. THE PAINTED LADY Open Mic Mondays 10 pm. TRANZAC Open Mic Mondays 10 pm.

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tough, but with a sensitive artsy side rubbing up against the post-industrial gloom. You initially notice the jagged math rock rhythms and post-hardcore dissonance, but there’s a subtle pop undercurrent to many of the songs on their new EP. Even as the pounding drums and angular guitar riffs pummel you, a dreamy haze counters the anxiety, resulting in an intriguing crossover of shoegaze and punk. It’s Not A Cross, It’s A Curse is a good introduction to the up-and-coming fourpiece, but five songs aren’t enough for a complete picture. On the other hand, there’s not a lot of variety in their approach, so this bite gives a sense of what they’re capable of without testing the listener’s patience. Plus, it does a great job of capturing the raw intensity of their live show. Top track: Tiger WTCHS play the Boat Thursday (June 19), and the Drake Saturday (June 21) as part of NXNE. BENJAMIN BOLES

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Of Teeth (independent) Rating: NNNN Tasmania-bred artist Jill Krasnicki (aka Animalia) has released two EPs since she moved to Toronto. Both used subtle electronica and vocal layering to add interest to her guitar-plucked songs. Despite those flourishes, though, they were still very much rooted in folk. But on her debut album, Krasnicki has done away with the guitar altogether in favour of dark electronica: throbbing beats, heavy synths and spooky reverb. Where her EPs were pretty (eerie, moving pretty, not cutesy, one-dimensional pretty), the album is fearless and edgy, both lyrically and sonically. Krasnicki completely goes for it vocally. She sounds a lot like Dolores O’Riordan but is unafraid of experimentation or sounding raw. She’s primal on Stifling, low and husky on Agitated, she wails and then breathlessly chants on Space Penetration 2000 and is totally serene and languid on Firebug (a song that calls Sigur Rós to mind). The standout, Cosmic Swaying, palpitates with tribal drums and supernatural whispers. Top track: Cosmic Swaying Animalia plays Handlebar June 28. JULIA LeCONTE

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If Anything (Buzz) Rating: Start your album with a track called Guy Picciotto and you’re bound to get Fugazi and Rites of Spring comparisons. Toronto’s Greys do offer up a hard-charging, clearvisioned slab of post-hardcore with hooky anthemic vocals on their debut album, but they complement it with grunge sludge, progressive songwriting and churning noise. They make your average punk band sound incredibly lazy. Alienation, disappointment, anger and rejection are the order of the day. Brief musical bridges, transitions and time changes add wicked surprises. Flip Yr Lid and Adderall bring Nirvana to mind (In Utero is a noted influence, according to the four-piece), while Pretty Grim’s coils of disorienting guitar noise spiral upward as singer/guitarist Shehzaad Jiwani rails, “No one loves you like they say they do!” Riveting, memorable, substantial stuff that’ll make you sit up and listen, and possibly wear you out by the 11th song. Top track: Pretty Grim Greys play Wednesday (June 18) at Smiling Buddha, Friday (June 20) at the Horseshoe and Sunday (June 22) at the Edward Day Gallery as part of NXNE. CARLA GILLIS

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versal) Rating: NN From the outside, British singer Sam Smith is living a charmed life. The 21-year-old broke through as the impassioned vocalist on house-pop duo Disclosure’s single Latch, and landed a major label deal of his own. Cue the whirlwind of incredulous tweets, Instagram posts and high-profile festival appearances. Of course, his private life is much less glamorous. In interviews, Smith has said he really wanted to make an album about love. The hitch: he’s never been in love, so In The Lonely Hour’s 10 ballads grapple with loneliness and unrequited affection. Smith certainly has the R&B chops to deliver full-throttle anthems of the Adele variety, but his youthful inexperience is made more apparent by his cautious approach to the material. Save for standout singles Stay With Me and Money On My Mind, In The Lonely Hour is largely devoid of the grit and heat that made Latch so enthralling. Its formulaic songwriting and middling, lite-pop arrangements seem more concerned with top 40 appeal than with maximizing the richness and openness of his voice. Top track: Money On My Mind KEVIN RITCHIE

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For John (Prairie Shag) Rating: Only 30 seconds into For John, it’s hard to believe this is the same band that just a few years ago sang “Party like it’s 2012” as if they were hopped up on candy. EP opener Some Mezcal Morning is all foreboding, bluesy guitar riffs, with lead singer Carl Johnson crooning as if the Regina indie poppers have seen the cruel, unforgiving side of the world in the years since their 2008 debut. In reality, they merely wanted to update their aesthetic before it turned stale. And in this case, change is good. The seven-song EP finds the group dropping their glossy pop sound for lo-fi fuzz. There’s equal parts surf-rock and ambient drone, plus classic rock and roll courtesy of John Farrell Buffalo, an ode to the 1970s New York state DJ and friend of the band who passed away last year. The EP taps into multiple genres without wearing thin, suggesting that whichever direction Library Voices want to explore on a fulllength will be promising. Top track: Some Mezcal Morning Library Voices play the Horseshoe August 28. SAMANTHA EDWARDS

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Columbia) Rating: NNN Once one of the most innovative artists in garage rock, Jack White is now focusing most of his creativity on vinyl distribution gimmicks and deluxe packaging for his tunes. Unfortunately, his actual music sounds more and more like typical retro blues rock. Considering how worried he is about the Black Keys ripping him off, it’s odd that he doesn’t mind how much he’s starting to sound like the Black Crowes. Still, overall quality remains high, making this a more solid listen than some White Stripes albums. He spent a lot more time recording Lazaretto than any of his previous efforts, and the densely layered sonic detail keeps things interesting. Touches of country fiddle and pedal steel gently offset the roaring arena rock riffs in a similar way to peak Rolling Stones. It’s weird seeing him slowly turn into the kind of dad rocker he used to be the opposite of, but maybe this was his plan all along.

Capitol) Rating: NN On the opening cut from Animal Ambition, 50 Cent is invigorated and fresh, rapping over funk-infused Frank Dukes production that sounds like the laid-back score to a blaxploitation movie. But that fire doesn’t last long. Limp tracks like Twisted and Trey Songz-assisted Smoke – the album’s two most craven attempts at radio play – would have sounded outdated five years ago. On Every Time I Come Around, 50’s outshined by crew member Kidd Kidd. The album has a few bright spots: on Irregular Heartbeat, the emcee snarls the stone-faced threats that made him an irresistible menace in the early aughts. But it’s not enough to save an album that’s bogged down by a rapper – and production – stuck in the middle of the last decade. Top track: Hold On JORDAN SOWUNMI

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North By Northeast turns 20 this year. That’s 20 years from Friday (June 13) to June 22. NXNE Music runs of bringing world-class bands to our city, 20 years of June 18-22, NXNE Comoutdoor concerts, tens of thousands of performances edy June 17-22, NXNE Art June 16-22, NXNE Interand millions of attendees. Everyone’s got a favourite active June 18-21. NXNE Film June 12-15 and June memory, whether it was Iggy 22. For ticket and wristand the Stooges’ wild Yongeband info, see nxne.com/ tickets. Dundas Square show in 2010, or the Flaming Lips or Raekwon and Ghostface Killah tearing up the same space in 2012. This year, the fest is poised to make a slew of brand new ones. We’ve come a long way since 1995; here are 20 reasons to attend the biggest 20th birthday bash of the season.

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For sheer spectacle and spontaneity, you can’t beat Yonge-Dundas Square during NXNE. Tens of thousands of music fans spread out like a sea across a closed-down Yonge Street and beyond, watching Iggy Pop pump his leathery fists in 2010 and Wayne Coyne crowd-surf inside a giant see-through bubble in 2012. This year, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark will deliver the freak-show goods when she brings her astounding, self-titled new avant-pop album to the masses. Expect her shock of purple-white hair, alluringly robotic moves and fret board pyrotechnics at 9 pm on Friday (June 20), following what’s sure to be a massive eardrum blast from New York City post-punks Swans. Also on the bill: Omar Souleyman’s electronic take on Middle Eastern music and the melodic punk of Leeds’s Eagulls. Closing-night YDS shows have become synonymous with rap over the last few years, and 2014 is no different. Juicy J headlines the Sunday (June 22) closer at 9 pm, preceded by the El-P/Killer Mike collab Run the Jewels, hip-hop hardcore punks RatKing, 14-year-old Astro (from X Factor), Toronto’s own electro-hip-hoppers Ain’t No Love, plus Krazy Drayz, Mibbs and Flex the Antihero. Saturday night (June 21) is heavy on indie rock, with minimalist soul-rock band Spoon, breezy weirdo Mac DeMarco and fuzz-poppers Alvvays. Hip-hop fans have another reason to rejoice when Detroit alt rapper Danny Brown takes the stage Thursday, June 19, right before noise punks Sleigh Bells and after hometown industrial-shoegazers Odonis Odonis. Good news for cyclists: there’ll be a bike valet on the premises, operated by Cycle Toronto. Like the shows, it’s free. And brand-new this year: a primely positioned, elevated VIP section for wristCARLA GILLIS band- and badge-holders. NOW JUNE 12-18 2014

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There’s no shortage of live venues downtown. Still, when hundreds of artists descend upon the city over five nights of music, we’re bursting at the seams. So, not only do you get big acts playing small venues (A$AP Ferg and Future Islands at Tattoo!), but parking lots suddenly become party spaces and stages go up in alleyways. Yes, it’s cool that Berczy Park (the green space between Front, Scott, Wellington and Church) will have a couple of shows (Baked Goods, Kalle Matheson), plus St. James Park Gazebo, the College Park Parkette and Trinity Square Park will host bands. And there’s the annual boat party Bruise Cruise (featuring PS I Love You, Calvin Love and more). But the most innovative idea so far? MiO (the flavouring you add to water) is turning one Queen streetcar into a legit venue for three nights (Wednesday to Saturday, June 18-21), transferring a max of 100 people between Dufferin and McCaul, and looping down to MiO House (aka the Hoxton). Very clever marketing. But also a cool way to see Reggie Watts, the Pizza Underground and many, many more. 

It’s about time NXNE commandeered Toronto Island. And it seems that mega media company VICE has a “go big or go home” mentality: House of Vans at VICE Island (Thursday, June 19) is one of NXNE’s most stellar lineups. The party rocks from 3 till after 11 pm at Artscape Gibraltar Point (on Hanlan’s Point), with 10 acts that include local stars and impressive international talent. New York soul turntablist DJ Jonathan Toubin and Toronto experimental hardcore four-​piece Cellphone kick things off early, while electro alt-rapper Le1f and local funky future-​R&B singer Brendan Philip take over the early evening. From 7:15 pm on, three wildly different but equally amazing artists headline: Arabic-​singing electro world artist Omar Souleyman, ­deservedly hyped synth-​pop band Future Islands and GOOD Music hip-​hop star Pusha T. NXNE wristband holders are considered RSVP’d. If you don’t have one, sign up at rsvp.vice.com/viceisland. But remember, wristbands get priority access and you must check in at Pier 31 (333 Lake Shore East) on Thursday. A chartered ferry accommodating 500 people leaves every hour from Pier 31 from 2:15 to 8:15 pm. The ride takes a curiously long 45 minutes; we’re guessing it’s cuz the boat is equipped with music, food, drink and a cash bar. It really would be the perfect day except for one thing: the entire lineup is dudes. Where my ladies at? Julia LeConte



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There’s a NOW showcase now NOW Magazine’s Friday night showcase (June 20) at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club features some of NXNE’s strongest rappers. But what’s really interesting is how it pairs those emcees with some of the festival’s most avant-garde, sunny, genre-blurring performers. Taking the 11 pm slot is New York City spitter Le1f, whose deft and raucous brand of electronic-infused alternative hip-

hop – and casual ability to switch styles in the course of a few bars – has made him an emerging underground favourite. On a similarly outré front, Memphis’s Cities Aviv makes innovative and soulful music that defies easy categorization. He’s equally adept at sampleheavy R&B jams, post-punk infused love songs and traditional, lyrically driven Southern rap

– all of which makes him an intriguing voice in rap’s increasingly experimental age. Aviv’s alternative jams pair well with the sundrenched tunes of Toronto outfit A ­ lvvays’s alternately fun and sombre garage pop – the quintet excels at heartfelt love songs that convey longing. The night’s headliner, 33-year-old Detroit rapper Danny Brown, is fresh off the release of riveting and at times disturbingly dark album Old. The emcee’s been touring non-stop for the last three years, and those who attended his show at the Danforth Music Hall last October know that it’s turned him into a performer who’s as animated and reckless live as on record. Finally, the Toronto-bred, L.A.-based, turntablist DJ Romeo (sporting a permasmile and exuding a constant flow of positivity) keeps the party going until 2 am.  JORDAN SOWUNMI

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NXNE goes live at massey hall NXNE is tough on the feet, with all that racing between shows and standing on your stems for hours. Venues typically don’t include much in the way of seating, so it’s welcome news that for the first time, Massey Hall (178 Victoria) – with its cushioned chairs, elegant balconies and stellar acoustics – is not only part of the festivities, but will be filled with NXNE wristband- and badge-holders for three consecutive nights. Any leftover seats will go on sale to the public, but we doubt there will be much room. Why? The programming is nothing short of inspired. Take night one (Thursday, June 19), which sees Merrill Garbus’s experimental-folk-Afropop project tUnE-yArDs paired with local sludge-pop four-piece Weaves, commandeered by ­Jasmyn Burke. It’s sure to be a rhythmically intense night of fierce female voices soaring through those hallowed halls. Pennsylvania psych electronic musician Tobacco rounds out the bill. And how about Spiritualized and the Barr Brothers on Friday (June 20)? The Montreal harp-enhanced blues-folk of the latter will be a fine complement to the English icons’ sprawling space rock. The Barr Brothers do their fair share of improvised jams – bows on cymbals! Sticks on bicycle wheels! Guitar-versus-harp battles! – while the former Spacemen 3 musicians go in for noisy, crescendoing, 10-minute guitar drones. Rhye and Kelela’s show will be just the breather we need by Saturday (June 21). Both acts are based in Los Angeles and play soft, dark-edged R&B. Toronto born Mike Milosh of Rhye has a voice like Sade set against sensual but melancholy songwriting, while Kelela’s Little Dragonesque vocals and melodies play against stark, progressive beats. All you CARLA GILLIS have to do is take a load off and listen.

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As always, lots of bands are playing NXNE for the first time. Most of the international headliners are new to the fest but not necessarily new to Toronto. If you’ve never seen Spiritualized, Juicy J, Swans, tUnEyArDs, St. Vincent, Danny Brown or Spoon, NXNE is a great chance to catch them in a single week for the

price of a wristband. Many of the biggest names play for free at Yonge-Dundas Square, so even if you’re completely broke you can still find out what all the hype is about. But the point is really to take some chances on newer bands, many of which might not hit town

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Aside from the obvious (free shows at YongeDundas Square Thursday to Sunday), a massive fest like NXNE o ­ ffers plenty of free stuff – musical and otherwise. The waterfront’s Harbour Parklands (Queens Quay at Ferry Terminal) gets a head start on the official music program with shows on Saturday and Sunday (June 14 and 15) afternoons; Market Lane (Front and Jarvis) hosts noon-hour concerts on Tuesday (June 17) and Thursday (June 19); and Trinity Square Park (Eaton Centre Courtyard) is also doing the lunchtime thing, with the Shoe (featuring actor Jena Malone) on Monday (June 16), and folkie Briar Rabbit as well as singer/guitarist Toby Goodshank on Wednesday (June 18). Plus, some venues have freebie food, drinks and goodies. Check event sponsors for an idea of what might be on offer. This year, look out for products from MiO, Fruttare, Kind Snacks and Tito’s Vodka . Julia LeConte 


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names of who’s playing aren’t divulged until the day of – with the exception of Evian Christ at Tattoo (567 Queen West) at 1 am on Friday (June 20), which was announced May 28. Stayed tuned to the fest’s Twitter (@nxne) and Facebook acCARLA GILLIS counts for clues.

Secret shows make you feel cool. They happen in the wee hours of the morning and are word-of-mouth (or cryptic Tweet) affairs. They happen at “intimate” venues like the Horseshoe, Lee’s Palace, the Bovine Sex Club and Sneaky Dee’s, to name a few, usually featuring a hyped up-and-comer or a pretty popular band. Like Majical Cloudz last year at Sneaky Dee’s. Or Best Coast at Wrongbar in 2010. It won’t be long before NXNE’s online Schedulizer slots “special guests” into its time and venue slots, but the

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NXNE stays up late Toronto’s 2 am last call is no longer the sign that NXNE festivities are done for the night, thanks to the 4 am extension that many venues apply for. While some bars treat that as a chance to sell more drinks, there’s also a tradition of surprise, secret late-night sets. For example, we can’t tell you who’s playing the Horseshoe at 2 am on Friday (June 20), but if past years are any indication, it’s probably one of the festival’s bigger names. The after-hours sessions are also a good chance to catch DJs sets like NYC’s Jonathan Toubin playing dusty old 45s at the Garrison Thursday (June 19) or innovative rap shows like 2 Live Drew remixing classic hip-hop at the Rivoli Saturday (June 21). And if you’re hoping to just keep the rock ’n’ roll party going, the Silver Dollar has a strong lineup of bands playing every night into the Benjamin Boles wee hours.

Festivals like NXNE facilitate the discovery of new acts before they blow up, but that doesn’t mean that those musicians stop coming back once they’ve achieved wider recognition. ARMY GIRLS When they first played NXNE in 2012, there was already buzz behind the garage rock duo of guitarist/singer Carmen Elle (who currently keeps busy with DIANA) and drummer Andy Smith (also seen on stage with Doldrums). Army Girls play Lee’s Palace, Friday (June 20) at 9 pm. MAC DEMARCO He made an impression at 2011’s NXNE with his former band, Makeout Videotape, but it was his 2012 appearance that solidified his reputation as an entertainingly unpredictable performer. Mac DeMarco plays the Opera House on Friday (June 20) at 11 pm, and Yonge-Dundas Square on Saturday (June 21) at 7:30 pm. ZEUS Toronto classic pop fanatics Zeus have rocked many NXNEs by now. They made a lot of new fans in 2009 at the Arts & Crafts showcase, almost a year before their debut album, Say Us, hit the streets. Zeus play the Cameron House Kind Snacks Stage on Saturday (June 21) at 9 pm. METZ They’ve got a Sub Pop record deal and tour the world now, but back in 2009 METZ were still a secret of the local underground scene, and shredding eardrums at an intimate show at the Silver Dollar. METZ play Lee’s Palace on Saturday (June 21) at midnight. Benjamin Boles



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NXNE is a great time for labels to show off what they’ve got: new signings, stacked rosters, licensed patios and important birthdays. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that you can plan your entire festival week around label celebrations, starting with local DIY label Buzz Records’ Wednesday (June 18) showcase at Smiling Buddha, featuring Greys, Mexican Slang, Beta Frontiers and a slew of others. On Saturday (June 21), the Great Hall will also be a-Buzz for the label’s Day Party, featuring Perfect Pussy, HSY, Weaves, Anamai and more. On Friday (June 20), Hidden Pony fetes its fifth birthday early at the Horseshoe to accommodate a second show that night in its hometown of Hamilton. Vancouver alt rock veterans Odds are playing the afternoon event running from noon to 5, along with Rah Rah, new signees Royal Tusk and PEI indie rockers the Danks. Also on Friday, Toronto-loving UK label Tin Angel takes over the Drake, with sets by the incomparable Devon Sproule plus locals Bernice, John


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NXNE has steadily expanded the ­options for partying underneath the unforgiving summer sun, with boozy public shindigs popping up alongside schmoozy invite-only industry events. Here are some of the fest’s best – a wristband gets you into each one: After five years of unofficial-dom, the annual house party at 159 Manning has joined the official program as M For Manning. The BYOB ticketed event takes place over two Friday afternoons and evenings (June 13 and 20). Tim McCready and Justin Peroff have programmed stages in the basement, backyard and living room that include Buck 65, Bizzarh, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Light Fires and Xiu Xiu. A plate of barbecue sets you back $10, and limited advance tickets are $20 at Soundscapes and Rotate This. On Saturday (June 21), fest headliner Mac DeMarco hosts Panache and M For Montreal’s Bruise Cruise. PS I Love You, Calvin Love, Walter TV and the Posterz are on the bill, and the boat boards at noon from 207 Queens Quay West. Arrive early – there’s always an intimidating line. The Hoxton MiO House is the place to catch buzzy electronic producers/DJs Jacques Greene and araabMUZIK at night, but the “liquid water enhancer” brand will also take the party on the road during the day with the MiO Squirtcar, featuring Small Black, Shannon and the Clams, Yes Yes Y’all DJs, Army Girls and others doing sets on the Queen streetcar from Wednesday to Saturday (June 18-21). Kevin Ritchie 

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NXNE Art’s theme, Art And ­Urbanism, is inspired by our rapidly changing cityscape. Curator Jacquelyn West of Hermann & Audrey (a creative agency that works with arts, community and philanthropic orgs) mixes local and international street artists, architects and interventionists with cycling advocates, graphic designers and creators of trippy light installations. At the Art Lounge (363 King West), installations and videos by Mathew Borrett, David Spriggs, Partisan Projects/Norman Li and others contemplate scenarios of the future. Street artists – including Toronto’s Elicser, Spud1 and Jimmy Chiale and Brazil’s Alex Senna – transform O’Keefe Lane, Queen West’s Graffiti Alley and elsewhere for Urban Takeovers. En Masse, a collaborative drawing event by artists from Montreal, happens at a yet undisclosed location. You can purchase NXNE artists’ work and merchandise at the Art ­Outpost at Hermann & Audrey (1506 Dundas West). Steve Carty’s multi-site exhibit Life Cycles celebrates biking. Tour it with a map from Hermann & Audrey or join a Carty-led group ride on SatFRAN SCHECHTER urday (June 21).


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With so much to catch at NXNE – music, film, comedy, art, interactive – a pass is a great way to not miss out on any of the action. Sure, you’re free to pick and choose your shows, and pay each venue’s cover charge at the door. But if you plan on spending a considerable amount of time at the fest, a wristband is the most economical (and stressfree) way to go about it. A music wristband ($149) guarantees you no cover at any music shows. (Unlike other fests, there are no separately ticketed events with a wristband limit, so you’re good to go.) Bonus: you’ll get access to NXNE Comedy, too. Those under 19 can see 40 bands at four venues with the all-ages wristband ($40); the interactive badge ($399) gets you into all NXNEi sessions; see all the flicks with a film band ($50) or all the comedy shows with a comedy band ($50); and a special-access art badge ($100) gives you the edge on the program, plus admission to insider parties, events and shows. Want the whole damn thing and then some? For $599, a platinum pass gets you line-bypass at music venues, plus priority access to all five streams. Remember: no matter your pass, ­access is subject to capacity. Get there early, especially for hotly anticipated shows. For all the deets, Toronto Urban Roots Festival bundles and even more deals, visit nxne.com/tickets. Order online or pick up passes at NOW’s front counter (189 Church), on sale now, or at the Hyatt Regency Toronto (370 King West) during the festival.

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kid named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from first grade to his high-school graduation. Given Linklater’s deft hand with soundtracks, I’d be willing to bet Mason’s evolving musical taste becomes a key storytelling tool. Additional fictional features include Kestrin Pantera’s Let’s Ruin It With Babies (see review, this page),

starring Pantera and her real-life husband, Jonathan Grubb, as a 30-something couple pondering familyhood; William J. Stribling’s family drama Lies I Told My Little Sister, and Tony Hipwell and Miles Watts’s dark British comedy Whoops! (see review, this page), starring Elaine Glover as a woman with terrible luck and a mounting

body count. Maximón Monihan’s The Voice Of The Voiceless is a silent film – based on a true story – about a deaf teenager (Janeva Adena Calderon Zentz) lured into a human slavery ring in New York City. The lineup also has its share of musical themes. Riot On The Dance Floor celebrates New Jersey’s City Gardens mosh club and its impres-

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The spine of Regina Russell’s documentary about 80s hair metal heroes Quiet Riot is the relationship between drummer Frankie Banali and lead singer Kevin DuBrow, which ended abruptly when DuBrow died of an overdose in 2007. Banali is the principal focus of Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back, as he tries to rebuild the band and keep himself together in the process. The looming tragedy gives the documentary weight, even when the band looks like a gang of idiots straight out of This Is Spinal Tap. There’s a lot of fun to be had in sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, but there’s also a price to pay for all that excess. And Russell honours that truth by staying clear-eyed even when her subjects are at their bleariest. 

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enterprise – seems about to take off. The 30-something debate between living unencumbered and starting a family is nothing new, but Let’s Ruin It With Babies crafts an engaging, arti­culate argument – and unlike certain other indie filmmakers who make mov­ies about hipsters, Pantera understands that her characters might come off as obnoxious but lets them be who they are anyway. It makes all the difference in the world. 

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Tony Hipwell and Miles Watts – who previously collaborated on the charmingly deadpan web series Zomblogalypse – move up to features with this gruesome, self-aware comedy of errors. Rose Clements (Elaine Glover) is a London realtor with a terrible habit of accidentally killing people in spectacularly violent ways.



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Whether you plan to hunker down in one spot or spend the night venue-hopping, festival showcases are your best bets to catch the most music at NXNE. On Thursday (June 19), underground music series Wavelength curates the Great Hall. Victoria’s Crystal Dorval (aka White Poppy) will play from her deliriously dreamy self-titled album, followed by Toronto experimental composers Fresh Snow, whose set we can expect

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Edward Day Gallery (952 Queen West) has a pretty special honour this year: hosting NXNE’s 20th birthday bash on ­Wednesday (June 20). The parties don’t stop there, though. The venue, dubbed NXNE Festival Village, has shows on Thursday night and is the site of plenty of daytime all-ages fun for the duration of the festival – including a pizza party (with free pizza!) with Macaulay Culkin’s comedy rock band the Pizza Underground on Friday (June 20), 10:30 am to 1 pm. The real highlight comes on the last day of the fest. On Sunday (June 22), People Put Out Productions, Sonic Boom and NXNE present the open-air DIY Label And Art Fair (also all ages), featuring a barbecue, a record swap, art for sale and all-day performances (including one by local loud-rockers Greys).  Julia LeConte

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Midnight Malice

Budweiser Music House at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 370 Queen St W

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Beyond the Mountain

Painted Saints

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London, UK

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Walter Senko Windsor, ON

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Montreal, QC

Pittsburgh, PA

Vancouver, BC

Toronto, ON

Minneapolis, MN

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Brooklyn, NY

Toronto, ON

Montreal, QC Austin, TX

Windsor, ON

Duluth, MN

Oakland, CA

Halifax, NS

Toronto, ON

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

Caitlin Harnett

Her Harbour

The Drake Hotel Underground 1150 Queen St W

Monomyth

Glory Glory

Nicole Ariana

A A Wallace

The WAYO

Thoughts On Air

Maica Mia

Circuit Des Yeux

Thus Owls

Horse Lords

Guerilla Toss

Many Arms

Kirin J Callinan

Old and Weird

Monomyth

Each Other

Maica Mia

I HATE TODD

Go For The Eyes

The Mercy Now

Big Name Actors

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Criminal Hygiene

Scruffy & The Janitors

Pif Paf Hangover

Har Mar Superstar

Tommy Kruise

Jim-E Stack

Jacques Greene

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Dearly Beloved

The Cliks

Briar Rabbit

The GTs

George Leach

Mitch Belot

Bryce Clifford & Brother Superior

Dick Rodan

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City of Kawartha Lakes, ON

Royal Tusk

Toronto, ON

Halifax, NS

Hamilton, ON

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Huntington Beach, CA

Toronto, NS

Chicago, IL

Boston, MA Halifax, NS

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Toronto, ON

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Dave Norris & Local Ivan

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The Garrison 1197 Dundas St W

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The Paddock 178 Bathurst St

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Nick Ferrio & His Feelings

Brave Little Toaster

Stella Ella Ola

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Dirty Frigs

Teen Tits Wild Wives

Mexican Slang

Greys

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Ottawa, ON

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The Lifts

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Minneapolis, MN

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Toronto, ON

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Toronto, ON

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New York, NY

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The Kite String Tangle

Juan Wauters

Meatbodies

Saint Rich

Hunters

Calvin Love

Odonis Odonis

ZONES

Twist

White Poppy

Fresh Snow

Tim Hecker

Winnipeg, MB

Toronto, ON

ErinW/DaveK

New York/TO, ON

5

Montreal, QC

Rochester, NY, NY

New York, USA

Los Angeles, CA

6

8

Toronto, ON

June 12 & 19, 2014

Mrs Glass 2  -2:40 pm Aisha Burns 3-3:30 pm Leo Rondeau 4-4:40 pm Carson McHone 5-5:40 pm Jesse Moore 6  -6:40 pm Dana Falconberry 7-7:40 pm Lyric Dubee

Molly Thomason

Barrie, ON

House of Vans @ VICE Island Toronto Island

Toronto, ON

Houston, TX

Montreal, QC

Durham, NC

New Jersey, NJ Toronto, ON

Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg, MB

The Auras

Toronto, ON

Houston, TX

Montreal, QC

Vancouver, BC

After hours until 4 am

After hours until 4 am

Montreal, QC

Cleveland, OH

After hours until 4 am

Montreal, QC

After hours until 4 am

Brisbane, Australia

Brooklyn, NY Vancouver, BC

Edmonton, AB Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off w/ DJ Jonathan Toubin New York, NY

Montreal, QC

Kalle Mattson

Fine Times

Kill Matilda

The Demos

Falling Androids

The Split

Montreal, QC

Rochester, NY

Ottawa, ON

Toronto, ON

Richmond, BC

Michael Rault

Market Lane Front and Jarvis

9

The Pizza Underground Shannon and the Clams Bloodshot Bill Brooklyn, NY

New York City, NY

Samo Soundboy

Supreme Cuts

Made In Heights

New York, NY

After hours until 4 am

Montreal, QC

Chicago, IL

After hours until 4 am

Brooklyn, NY

The Pizza Underground 8:30-9 pm Shannon and the Clams 9:30-10 pm Bloodshot Bill 10:30-11 pm Frankie Cosmos 11:30 pm-12 am Kins 12:30-1 am Caddy whompus

Mod Club Theatre 722 College St

Speedy Ortiz

New Orleans, Northampton, MA LA

NXNE Festival Village at Edward Day Gallery 952 Queen St W. #200

PS I Love You Kingston, ON

Pissed Jeans Allentown, PA

Exclaim!TVtapings with: Monomyth 1-1:40 pm Gay nineties 3-3:40 pm The Wet Secrets 4-4:40 pm L.A. COPS 6  -6:40 pm DOOMSQUAD 7-7:40 pm Ancient Ocean 8-8:40 pm Maica Mia 9 -9:40 pm Lydia Ainsworth 10-10:40 pm Kontravoid 11-11:40 pm Veronica Vasicka 12-2 am

The Paddock 178 Bathurst St

Katie DuTemple Toronto, ON

Joseph King

Ghost Cousin

Stone Iris

Gruve

Mainland

Lux Deluxe

Indicator Indicator

Another City

The Wet Secrets

Gay Nineties

Brian Borcherdt DJ Set

You’ll Never Get To Heaven

Julie Fader

Juan Wauters

Viet Cong

Brooklyn, NY

Rancho Relaxo 300 College St

The Jessica Stuart Few

Jackson Nova

Toronto, ON

Colchester, United Kingdom

Rivoli 332 Queen St W

Fevers

Sidney York

Hannah Epperson

Weaves

Tobacco

tUnE-yArDs

11

Diamond Bones

Look Vibrant

Language Arts

12

Only Child

10

Ottawa, ON

Sennheiser House at Massey Hall 178 Victoria St

Toronto, ON

Montreal, QC

Toronto, ON, ON

Calgary, AB

Allegheny County, PA

Montreal, QC

Ryley Walker Chicago, IL

New York, NY Vancouver, ON

Edmonton, AB

Northampton, MA Edmonton, ON

Edmonton, AB Winnipeg, MB

Vancouver, BC

After hours until 4 am

Hamilton, ON

Slow Down Molasses

Yonder Peak

Seoul

B-17

Heat

Death Hymn Number 9

The Yips

Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs

Toronto, ON

Saskatoon, SK

Oakland, CA

Toronto, ON

Andre Ethier Toronto, ON

London, ON

New York, USA

Toronto, ON

Calgary, AB

Montreal, QC

Los Angeles, CA

Toronto, ON

Ottawa, ON

13

The Bass6 9  -10 pm Shome 10-10:15 pm Calez 10:20-10:35 pm Vader The Villin 10:40-10:55 pm Ryshon Jones 11-11:15 pm Dee-1 11:20-11:35 pm Denzil Porter 11:40-11:55 pm Doley Bernays 12-12:15 am ForteBowie 12:20-12:40 am The Bass6 12:40-2 am

Red bull SoundSelect @ Tattoo 567 Queen St W

14

Wrestlers

Mas Ysa

Laurent Bourque

Lorraine Segato

Houston, TX

Gunner & Smith

Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave

Saskatoon, SK

15

Canailles

Montreal, QC

Ottawa, ON

Mississauga, ON

Toronto, ON

Supermarket

zvvvv

Vancouver, BC

Briar Rabbit 12-1 pm

MiO Squirtcar

Yonge Dundas Square Yonge and Dundas

Elizabeth

Toronto, ON

Ottawa, ON

Toby Goodshank New York, NY

Woodstock, USA

HOLYCHILD

Los Angeles, CA

Tove Lo Sweden

Montreal, QC

Toronto, ON

Secret Show

Toronto, ON

SASSYBLACK 10-11 pm Akoko ft. Sir E.U 11-11:30 pm Loaf Muzik 11:30 pm-12 am NeverLand Gang 12-12:30 am Progress 12:30-1 am L.atasha Alcindor 1-1:30 am DJ Bambii 1:30-2:30 am TBA

Blaire Alise & The Bombshells Detroit, MI

The Kickstand Band Detroit, MI

MIO

Los Angeles, CA

Winnipeg, MB

Baked Goods

Vancouver, BC

Lau

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Vancouver, BC

Stac

Tartar Control

Jonathan Toubin 3-3:20 pm Cellphone 3:20-3:40 pm Mean Jeans 3:55-4:25 pm Mikey Dangerous 4:45-5:15 pm The Posterz 5:30-6 pm Le1f 6:15-6:45 pm Brendan Philips 6  :45-7:15 pm Omar Souleyman 7:15-8 pm Future Islands 8:30-9:30 pm Pusha T 10-11 pm

Lee’s Palace 529 Bloor St W

Wrongbar 1279 Queen St W

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Hideout 484 Queen St W

Weldon Park 569 College St

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Alejandro Escovedo

Winnipeg, MB

Toronto, ON

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New York, NY

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Brooklyn, NY

DanC

The Inflation Kills

Hull, QC 49 Spadina Avenue Hamilton, ON

2AM

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CLIENT London, United Kingdom

Hamilton (Stinson / Corktown), ON

Cuddy

Winnipeg, MB

Handlebar 159 Augusta Ave

Smiling Buddha 961 College Street

1AM

Fuck Buttons

Toronto, ON

Pepper, Lee Harvey Osmond

Toronto, ON

7

Silver Dollar Room

12aM

Sc Mira 12-1 pm

The Great Hall (Conversation Room) 1087 Queen St W

MiO House at The Hoxton 69 Bathurst St

Marble Lion

Boston, MA

Toronto, ON

Winnipeg, MB

The Drake Hotel Underground 1150 Queen St W The Garrison 1197 Dundas St W

HSY

NQ Arbuckle

Crawford 718 College St Dakota Tavern 249 Ossington Ave

11PM

Guerilla Toss

Drugs In Japan

Federal Lights

College Park (Parkette) On south end of College Park Shopping Mall

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Psycho Mad Sally Toronto, ON

Budweiser Music House at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 370 Queen St W

10PM

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Beach Day

Hollywood, FL

Dan Croll

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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North by Northeast Festival schedule

FridayJune20 8PM Adelaide Hall 250 Adelaide St W

9PM

1 Whitney Pea

Berczy Park 35 Wellington St E

Kalle Mattson 

St. Catharines, ON

2

The Drake Hotel Underground 1150 Queen St W

4

The Garrison 1197 Dundas St W

5

Ryan Hemsworth

Luka

Erik Lind & The Orchard

Tremor

Delta Will

Skydome Hotel

ARSON

Dearly Beloved

Hands & Teeth

Happy Fangs

Greys

Benjamin Booker

Viet Cong

Speedy Ortiz

Swearin’

The Bynars

The Black Fever

Animal Parts

Honey Wild

TBA

TBA

Special Guest

Edmonton, AB

Montreal, QC

Vancouver, BC

Woodstock, USA

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

3AM

Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

New Orleans, LA

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Calgary, AB

Northampton, MA

San Francisco, CA

Philadelphia, PA

Scott Helman

Donovan Woods

Jessica Mitchell

Bernice

John Southworth

Marker Starling

Trembling Bells

Quatro

Quatro

North America

Tiers

Weeknight

Beliefs

Crystal Stilts

DOOMSQUAD

Wish

Xiu Xiu

Thug Entrancer

Oneohtrix Point Never

Giant Hand

Culture Reject

My Darling Fury

Bad Channels

Idgy Dean

Ellie Herring

Gramercy Riffs

The Ugly Club

Camera

Bailiff

Sc Mira

Black Alley

Army Girls

Zorch

Golden Teacher

Goat

Pissed Jeans

Halifax, NS

Toronto, ON

Devon Sproule

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Chalk And Numbers Brooklyn, NY

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

New York, NY

Toronto, ON

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

The Pizza Underground 8  :15-8:40 pm Reggie Watts 8:40-9:30 pm

6

Hideout 484 Queen St W

Skinny Bitches

Los Angeles, CA

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

7

M for 159 Manning 159 Manning Ave

Toronto, ON

Dance Movie

TBA

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Brooklyn, NJ

Toronto, ON

Austin, TX

Boston, MA

Glasgow, UK

Toronto, ON Denver, CO

Richmond, VA

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Toronto/Montreal, ON

Syracuse, NY

After hours until 4 am

Brooklyn, NY

After hours until 4 am After hours until 4 am

Toronto, ON

Brooklyn, NY

After hours until 4 am

Toronto, ON

Brooklyn, USA Toronto, ON

Wrexham, United Kingdom Chicago, IL Glasgow, United Kingdom

Toronto, ON

Perfect Pussy

Gothenburg, Sweden

Brooklyn, NY Winnipeg, MB

After hours until 4 am

Lexington, KY

Washington, DC

After hours until 4 am

Allentown, PA

Bloodshot Bill 1-1:45 pm Beliefs 1:45-2:30 pm Twist 2:30-3:15 pm Soft Hell 3:15-4 pm a l l i e 4-4:45 pm Light Fires 4:45-5:30 pm Death Hymn Number 9 5:30-6:15 pm Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers 6:15-7 pm Xiu Xiu 7-7:45 pm Invasions 7:45-8:30 pm Canailles 8:30-9:15 pm Old Man Canyon 9:15-10 pm KC Accidental 10-10:45 pm

8

Vindata

DJ Sliink

araabMUZIK

White Mystery 

DJ Sammy Royale & Nino Brown 

Reggie Watts 

Le1f

Danny Brown

Los Angeles, CA

araabMUZIK 

Small Black 

MiO Squirtcar

8:30-9 pm

9

9:30-10 pm

10:30-11 pm

Alvvays

Cities Aviv

Toronto, ON

10

Memphis, TN

New York City, NY

11:30 pm-12 am New York, NJ

After hours until 4 am

Providence, RI 12:30-1 am

Detroit, MI

DJ ROMEO

Los Angeles, CA

The Pizza Underground 1  0:30 am-12:30 pm VIP Event 1:30-8 pm Laurel 8-8:40 pm Lux Deluxe 9 -9:40 pm Caddywhompus 10-10:40 pm Eagulls 11-11:40 pm Small Black 12-12:40 am Le1f 1-1:40 am

The Opera House 735 Queen St E

Meatbodies

Saint Rich

Calvin Love

Mac DeMarco

The Paddock 178 Bathurst St

Greg Ball

The Pernell Reichert Band

Levi Stephens

Joyce Island

Vulcans

The O’Pears

Rancho Relaxo 300 College St

Sunrise and Good People

Glory Glory

The Kickback

Hospital

Balancer

The Marvelous Beauhunks

Rivoli 332 Queen St W

2AM

Magnolia

Handlebar 159 Augusta Ave

NXNE Festival Village at Edward Day Gallery 952 Queen St W. #200

Mas Ysa

Toronto, ON

Niagara Falls, ON

Royal Tusk 1  2:30-1:10 pm The Danks 1  :30-2:10 pm Rah Rah 2  :30-3:30 pm Odds 3:50-4:30 pm

Halifax, NS

3

Mod Club Theatre 722 College St

Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars

Toronto, ON

Dakota Tavern 249 Ossington Ave

MiO House at The Hoxton 69 Bathurst St

1AM

Evy Jane

YOU HANDSOME DEVIL Drop Dead Pin-Ups

Cameron House 408 Queen St W

Lee’s Palace 529 Bloor St W

12aM

Tennyson

5-6 pm

Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen St W

The Great Hall 1087 Queen St W

11PM

Deebs

Toronto, ON

Baltic Avenue 875 Bloor St W

Budweiser Music House at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 370 Queen St. W

10PM

Los Angeles, CA

New Jersey, NJ

Kingston, ON

Vancouver, BC

Montreal, QC

11

Halifax, NS

Edmonton, AB Upper Marlboro, MD

Chicago, IL

Kate Kurdyak

Cai.ro

Vancouver, BC

Toronto, ON

Montreal, QC

Vancouver, BC

Moscow, Russia

Mechanicsburg, PA

Brooklyn, NY

Oshawa, ON

Chic Gamine

Sidney York

DJ Human Kebab

Winnipeg/ Montreal, MB

Calgary, AB

After hours until 4 am

Toronto, ON

CHAMPION LOVER

Royal Creatures

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Sennheiser House at Massey Hall 178 Victoria St

Ryley Walker

The Barr Brothers

Spiritualized

Silver Dollar Room

12

San Marina

The Effens

UKAE

Kins

Courtney Barnett

Fever City

Patti Cake

JPNSGRLS

13

Boyhood

Tess Parks

Dusted

Juan Wauters

Ketamines

Death Hymn Number 9

Nice Head

Pet Sun

The Revival

Thought Beneath Film

Scruffy & The Janitors

White Mystery

Redanda

Silent Movie Type

Smiling Buddha 961 College Street

Chicago, IL

Montreal, QC

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Ottawa, ON

Toronto, ON

Sneaky Dee’s 431 College St

Winnipeg, MB

Rugby, United Kingdom Toronto, ON Toronto, ON Hamilton, ON

Brighton, UK New York, USA

St. Joseph, MO

Melbourne, Australia Toronto, ON Chicago, IL

St. James Gazebo St. James Park (King St E between Church and Jarvis)

14

Studio Bar 824 Dundas Street. W

15

Supermarket 268 Augusta Ave

16

JPNSGRLS

Gay Nineties

Anami Vice

DiRTY RADiO

Red Bull sound select @ Tattoo 567 Queen St W

17

The Posterz

Shi Wisdom

100s

A$AP FERG

The Maladies of Adam Stokes

the unquiet dead

Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave Trinity Square Park Bay and Albert (Eaton Centre Courtyard)

Yonge Dundas Square Yonge and Dundas

Los Angeles, CA Hamilton, ON

West Toronto, ON Toronto, ON Windsor, ON

June 12-18 2014 NOW

Toronto, ON

After hours until 4 am

The Bass6 8  -9 pm Austin Millz 9 -10 pm Flex The Antihero 10-10:15 pm Soul Khan 10:20-10:35 pm Ro Spit 10:40-10:55 pm EarthGang 11-11:15 pm Dow Timo 11:20-11:35 pm Michael Christmas 11:40-11:55 pm Dutch ReBelle 12-12:15 am Kydd Jones 12:20-12:35 am Immerze 12:40-12:55 am Doughbeezy 1-1:15 am Conrad Clifton 1:20-2 am Vancouver, BC

Montreal, QC

Shivering Timbers Akron, OH

Ketch Harbour Wolves Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Vancouver, BC

Toronto, ON

Vancouver, BC

Berkeley, USA

Vancouver, BC

New York, NY

TBA

TBA

Evian Christ

Ellesmere Port, UK

Windsor, ON

Toby Goodshank  2-1 pm 1 Cory Kendrix 9  -9:30 pm Ikes  Calez 9:45-10:15 pm  10:30-11 pm Kiings

Milwaukee, WI

Tei Shi

Vancouver, BC

Until The Ribbon Breaks

Cardiff, United Kingdom

KAi Sky Walker  1:15-11:45 pm 1 Glasser

Boston, USA

Devin Miles 1  2-12:30 am ANTHM 12:45-1:15 am Third Mind 1:30-2 am Kelela

Los Angeles, CA

Eagulls 5:30-6:10 pm Omar Souleyman 6:30-7:10 pm Swans 7:40-8:40 pm

Ark Analog Toronto, ON

St. Vincent 9:10-10:40 pm

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60

Vancouver, BC

Jordan Lane Price 6  -6:40 pm SNOWMINE 7-7:40 pm

Weldon Park 569 College St Wrongbar 1279 Queen St W

Toronto, ON

TBA


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9PM

Adelaide Hall 250 Adelaide St W The Benefit of the Free Man

Bovine Sex Club 542 Queen St W

Toronto, ON

1

Bruise Cruise 207 Queens Quay W

2

Budweiser Music House at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 370 Queen St. W

3

Zords

Kira May

Idgy Dean

Baby Cages

Grime Kings

Craig Currie

Toronto, ON

Brad Fillatre

Lynn Jackson Band

Toronto, ON

Kitchener, ON, ON

Josh Geddis

Madisons

Bayfield, ON

Austin, TX

DJ Triple-X

4

Tom Robinson

Toronto, ON

London, UK

Berkeley, USA

CREATED

05/28/14

Whimm

Brooklyn, NY

Toronto, ON

CREATIVE

DanC

Boyhood

2.75" x 1.125"

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Halifax, NS

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Different Skeletons

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

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Special Costello Halifax, NS

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Atlanta/Brooklyn, NY

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White Poppy

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Montreal, QC

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Sydney, NS

Kitchen Party

After hours until 4 am

Toronto, ON

Waiting For Henry New York, NJ

Slow Down Molasses Saskatoon, SK

Sue Newberry & The Law

The Sharp Things

Toronto, ON

Brooklyn, NY

WTCHS

Urvah Khan

Diggy The DJ

Diggy The DJ

CTZNSHP

SNOWMINE

Craft Spells

Small Black

Hamilton, ON

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Pistol George Warren Greater Sudbury, ON

After hours until 4 am

After hours until 4 am

Toronto, ON

Joywave 2  -2:40 pm Beach Day 3-3:40 pm Craft Spells 4-4:40 pm Elizabeth

5

Vancouver, BC

Montreal, QC

Brooklyn, NY

San Francisco, NY

After hours until 4 am

Brooklyn, NY

Bambara 1  2-12:20 pm Mexican Slang 1-1:30 pm Weaves 2:10-2:40 pm HSY 3:20-3:50 pm Perfect Pussy 4:30-5 pm Frankie Cosmos 5:30-6:10 pm Mas Ysa 6:30-7:10 pm Steph Tolev 8-8:10 pm Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyonce Do) 8:10-9:30 pm TBA 9:45-9:55 pm Aaron Weingott 9  :55-10 pm Simon Amstell 10-11 pm

6

New Positions 12:30-12:50 pm Ancient Ocean 1:40-2 pm Stuka 2:50-3:10 pm / /HUREN/ / 4-4:20 pm Anamai 5-5:20 pm Ken Reaume 6:10-6:40 pm

Handlebar 159 Augusta Ave

Rhoneil

Sing Leaf

Hideout 484 Queen St W

Mandippal

Rosu Lup

Nice Head

Kimberley, BC

Toronto, ON

Cambridge, ON

Philadelphia, PA

7

Toronto, ON

Pet Sun

Army of Infants

Apeshit Simians

Jackson Nova

The Ascot Royals

The Cunninghams

Vonelle

Fresh Snow

Eagulls

METZ

Ratking

TBA

Toronto, ON

Colchester, UK Toronto, ON

Brantford, ON Leeds, NY

Jamestown, OH Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

Toronto, Canada Toronto, ON

After hours until 4 am Silvergun & Spleen Cantley, QC

After hours until 4 am

New York City, NY

Beat Academy & SOCAN Present: “In The Mix” 5  -7 pm DJ Law 6:55-7 pm Chedo 7-7:05 pm Téhu 7:10-7:20 pm Fresh Kils 7:20-7:30 pm Jake One 7:30-7:40 pm Symbolyc One 7:40-7:50 pm LOWKEY (Nile Ivey) 7  :05-7:10 pm The Legendary Young Guru 7:50-8 pm Chef Byer 8-8:05 pm Jay Glavany 8:10-8:15 pm J Reid 8:15-8:20 pm C-Sharp 8:20-8:25 pm TNB Beatz 8:25-8:30 pm Beat Busta 8:30-8:35 pm NeoMaestro 8:35-8:40 pm Mike F. The Hitman 8:40-8:45 pm Will Ridge 8:45-8:50 pm PiTT Tha KiD 8:05-8:10 pm Wild Blue 8:50-8:55 pm T-Lo 8:55-9 pm Luu Breeze 9 -9:05 pm TonydArk 9:10-9:15 pm Kush Skywalker 9  :15-9:20 pm King Henry IV 9:20-9:25 pm Trakk Sounds 9:25-9:30 pm Dual Output 9:30-9:35 pm King Dion 9:35-9:40 pm Brandon Banks 9:40-9:45 pm Point 1 9:45-9:50 pm Jameil Aossey 9:05-9:10 pm Phinestro 9:50-9:55 pm City of Dreams 9:55-9:57 pm Mozaic 9:57-10 pm

Mod Club Theatre 722 College St

The Paddock 178 Bathurst St

Tyler Ellis & The Eddy Line

Rancho Relaxo 300 College St

TBA

Poor Remy

Whiteboy Slim

Unwed Mothers

Lindsay Barr

Aircraft

VIOLENT MAE

Rulers of the Moon

Walrus

JANITORS

Dream Jefferson

Rachel Ries

Lindy

The Golden Dogs

The Human Orchestra

The Black Diamond Express

2 Live Drew

Invasions

Meanwood

Buffalo, NY

Camera

Wrexham, United Kingdom

Ryerson Victoria & Gould

Oxford Blue Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Rivoli 332 Queen St W

Freeman, SD

Ridgewood, NY Hartford, CT Toronto, ON

Moose Jaw, SK Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

Edmonton, AB Halifax, NS Hamilton, ON

After hours until 4 am

Peterborough, ON Toronto, ON

Edinburgh, UK

Toronto, ON

Formalists

Thornhill, ON

Toronto, ON

TBA 5  :30-6:10 pm TBA 6:30-7:10 pm Frankie Cosmos 7:30-8:10 pm

Sennheiser House at Massey Hall 178 Victoria St

Smiling Buddha 961 College Street

Ottawa, ON

MiO

The Double Cuts 2  -3:15 pm Whitney Rose 3:30-4:45 pm NQ Arbuckle 5-6:15 pm Ferraro 6:30-7:15 pm Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs 7:30-8:45 pm Zeus 9 -11 pm

The Great Hall 1087 Queen St W

Silver Dollar Room

Toronto, ON

Winnipeg, MB

ON M5V 2J1

GAP 375 Queen Street, West

Lee’s Palace 529 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON

12aM 100s CLIENT

4750pm Mo Kenney 8:30-9:10 pm The Wilderness of Manitoba 9:30-10:10 pm Bidiniband 10:30-11:10 pm T: 416 598 Calum Graham 6:45-7:15 pm Stephanie Cameron 7:30-8:10 : 416 Joel Plaskett Emergency 1  1:30 pm-1 am The Felice Brothers am 598 9754 F INFO Final file is1:20-2:50 PDFX1A

Dakota Tavern 249 Ossington Ave

The Great Hall (Conversation Room) 1087 Queen St W

The Lytics

Halifax, NS

Cameron House - Kind Snacks Stage 408 Queen St W

The Garrison 1197 Dundas St W

11PM

Ain’t No Love

Boarding 1  2-1 pm The Posterz 1:15-1:45 pm Walter TV 2-2:3049 pm Spadina Avenue Calvin Love 2  :45-3:15 pm PS I Love You 3:30-4 pm Suite 403, Toronto

Cameron House 408 Queen St W

The Drake Hotel Underground 1150 Queen St W

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Kobi Onyame

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Baltic Avenue 875 Bloor St W

10PM

YONGE - DUNDAS SQUARE, THURSDAY JUNE 19 AVAiLABLE iN THE APP STORE #MAKEiTORIGINAL

TBA

Rhye

Suitcase Sam & the Suits

Benjamin Booker

Los Angeles, CA

Elissa Mielke

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Kelela

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Montreal, QC

New Orleans, LA

Edmonton, AB

Courtney Barnett

Melbourne, Australia

Toronto, ON

After hours until 4 am

Toronto, ON

Unfinished Business 6  -6:40 pm Seoul 7-7:40 pm Beliefs 8-8:40 pm Michael Rault 9 -9:40 pm Swearin’ 10-10:40 pm Juan Wauters 11-11:40 pm Young Mother 12-12:40 am Death Hymn Number 9 1  -1:40 am Dead Leaf Echo 2-2:40 am P0ST3RB0Y 3-3:40 am

9

Sneaky Dee’s 431 College St

V For Escargot Montreal, QC

Radiola

Paisley, United Kingdom

St. James Gazebo St. James Park (King St E between Church and Jarvis)

10

Supermarket 268 Augusta Ave

11

Kate Kurdyak

Red Bull sound select @ Tattoo 567 Queen St W

12

Paradise Animals

Laurel

The Jerry Cans

Lakes of Canada

Mainland

New York, NY

Criminal Hygiene Los Angeles, CA

We Were Heads Toronto, ON

Cousin

After hours until 4 am

Toronto, ON

Elsa 1  -1:40 pm Atherton 2-2:40 pm Rhoneil 3-3:40 pm Michael Rault 4-4:40 pm Beach Day 5-5:40 pm Kalle Mattson 6 -6:40 pm Old Man Canyon 7-7:40 pm

Vancouver, BC

Toronto, ON

The Morals

Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave

Calvin Love

Barrie, ON

Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children Nuuk, Sermersooq

Iqaluit, NU

Old Man Canyon Vancouver, BC

London, UK

Kalle Mattson Ottawa, ON

Ark Analog Toronto, ON

RM & the Honest Heart Collective TBA Thunder Bay, ON

Future Islands Baltimore, MD

TBA

TBA

Secret Show

Montreal, QC

Weldon Park 569 College St

13

DJ Fusion (FuseBox Radio Broadcast) 9  -9:30 pm Ausar Ra Black Hawk (FuseBox Radio Broadcast) 9:30-10 pm Jovie 10-10:20 pm Will EQ 10:30-10:50 pm MeccaGodZilla 11-11:20 pm b.FUNK 11:30 pm-12 am Ark The God Given MC 1  2-12:30 am The Audible Doctor 12:30-1 am Soul Khan 1-1:30 am The Immortals Project Feat. El Da Sensei 1:30-2 am

Wrongbar 1279 Queen St W

14

TBA 9  -10 pm Shome 10-10:10 pm Calez 10:15-10:25 pm The Knobodies 10:30-10:40 pm Ryshon Jones 10:45-10:55 pm Vader The Villin 11-11:10 pm Rashid St James 11:15-11:25 pm SeT 11:30-11:40 pm Nue 1  1:45-11:55 pm Dee-1 12-12:10 am Doley Bernays 12:15-12:25 am Jimmy B 12:30-12:40 am ForteBowie 12:45-1 am The Antiheroes 1:25-1:55 am Dillan Ponders 1:05-1:20 am

Yonge Dundas Square Yonge and Dundas

Riverdale 1  2:30-1:10 pm Kai Exos 1:30-2:10 pm The Northern Empties 2:30-3:10 pm The Kickstand Band 3:30-4:10 pm TBA 4:30-5:10 pm Until The Ribbon Breaks 5  :30-6:10 pm Alvvays 6:30-7:10 pm Mac DeMarco 7:30-8:30 pm Spoon 9 -10:30 pm

1 C RAFT SINGLES 2 2 BRUISE CRUISE 3 PHEROMONE 4 W  ORLD PRIDE 5 Dose.ca 6 B UZZ RECORDS 7 JUST SHOWS 8 NeXT @NXNE 9 JUST SHOWS 10 M  USIC IN ST JAMES PARK 1 1 T HE AGENCY GROUP 1 2 R ED BULL SOUND SELECT 13 F USEBOX RADIO 14 SMASHMOUTH MENTALITY 

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North by Northeast Festival schedule

SundayJune22 8PM Baltic Avenue 875 Bloor St W Crawford 718 College Street

Toronto, ON

Nuuk, Sermersooq

Rancho Relaxo 300 College St

10PM

12aM

The Nursery

Convoys

CTZNSHP

Brat Kings

First Base

Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs 11:15-11:45 pm

J. Allen

Skye Wallace

The Royal Streets

Toronto, ON

9:45-10:15 pm

Nive Nielsen & The Deer Children

2

11PM

Twin Smith Toronto, ON

1

Handlebar 159 Augusta Ave NXNE Festival Village at Edward Day Gallery 952 Queen St W. #200

9PM

LadyFace

New York, NY

Vancouver, BC

Montreal, QC

2AM

3AM

The Effens Toronto, ON

Sonic Avenues 1  2-12:30 am King Creep 1  2:45-1:15 am Pet Sun 1:30-2 am

Waterloo, ON

DIY LABEL FAIR 1  1:00 am-8 pm Carl Didur 1-1:40 pm Wizard Of 2-2:40 pm Greys 3-3:40 pm Young Mother 4-4:40 pm Sonic Avenues 5-5:40 pm White Poppy 6 -6:40 pm Wish 7-7:40 pm Swaying Tuesdays Barrie, ON

Suns of Stone Ottawa, ON

Ryerson Victoria & Gould Silver Dollar Room

10:30-11 pm

Toronto, ON

1AM

Black Rhino Riot Hamilton, ON

Lethal Frequency Toronto, ON

Derek Williams & the Back Country Band Montreal, QC

Baby Please Toronto, ON

Soul Khan 2  :30-3:10 pm MCBC 3:30-4:10 pm The Lytics 4:30-5:10 pm Kobi Onyame 5:30-6:10 pm

3

Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave

The Auras

Loose Pistons

Courtney Barnett

WinnieBrave

Grand Lark

Hospital

Toronto, ON Orillia, ON

Yonge Dundas Square Yonge and Dundas

Montreal, QC Montreal, QC

Melbourne, Australia

Tess Parks Toronto, ON

Moscow, Russia

DJ Fusion & Ausar Ra Black Hawk (FuseBox Radio Broadcast) 1  2:30-3 pm Flex The Antihero 2-2:40 pm Mibbs (of Pac Div) 3-3:40 pm Krazy Drayz 4-4:40 pm Ain’t No Love 5-5:40 pm Astro 6  -6:40 pm Ratking 7-7:40 pm Run The Jewels 8-8:40 pm Juicy J 9 -10:30 pm 1 P EOPLE PUT OUT PRODUCTIONS 2 P EOPLE PUT OUT PRODUCTIONS, SONIC BOOM and NXNE DIY LABEL & ART FAIR 3 N  eXT @NXNE

Comedy

Slot-by-Slot schedule

WednesdayJune18 8PM Comedy Bar Cabaret Room 945 Bloor St W Comedy Bar Mainspace 945 Bloor St W

9PM

10PM

11PM

12aM

1AM

2AM

3AM

Brian DeMoy 1  1-11:10 pm Jared Freid 11:10-11:20 pm Richie Redding 11:10-11:30 pm Emma Willmann 11:30-11:40 pm Anthony Kapfer 11:40-11:50 pm Miguel Dalmau 11:50 pm-12 am TBA 12-12:10 am Nore Davis 12:10-12:30 am Rob Mailloux 1  1-11:10 pm Andrew Ivimey 11:10-11:20 pm Peter Anthony 11:20-11:30 pm Katharine Ferns 11:30-11:40 pm TBA 11:40-11:50 pm Tom O’Donnell 11:50 pm-12 am Ben Miner 12-12:10 am Tyler Morrison 12:10-12:30 am

1

Free Times Cafe 320 College St

Tim Nasiopoulos 8-8:10 pm Danny Polishchuk 8:10-8:20 pm Chris Robinson 8:20-8:30 pm Todd Graham 8:30-8:40 pm Steph Tolev 8:40-8:50 pm Fraser Young 8:50-9 pm Dave Merheje 9  -9:10 pm Arthur Simeon 9:10-9:30 pm Pilot Light 10-11 pm Melissa Lauren 11:00 pm-12 am Emma Frank 12-1 am TBA 1-2 am

Studio Bar 824 Dundas Street. W

Bryan Hatt 9  -9:10 pm Dion Arnold 9:10-9:20 pm Sam Burns 9:20-9:30 pm Julia Hladkowicz 9:30-9:40 pm Garrett Clark 9:40-9:50 pm Jordan Cohen 9:50-10 pm Kimrie Lewis-Davis 10-10:10 pm Ashley Moffatt 10:10-10:20 pm Matt O’Brien 10:20-10:40 pm

Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave

2

Steve Patrick Adams 9:40-9:50 pm Hannah Hogan 9:50-10 pm Eric Andrews 10-10:10 pm Mark DeBonis 10:10-10:20 pm Stephen Spinola 1  0:20-10:30 pm Peter Anthony 10:30-10:40 pm Scott Thompson 10:40-11 pm

Vapor Central 667 Yonge St,

3

The CK Potcast 7  -8:20 pm Bryan O’Gorman 9 -9:15 pm Garrett Jamieson 9:15-9:35 pm Barry Taylor 9:35-9:55 pm Steph Tolev 9:55-10:15 pm Nick Reynoldson 10:15-10:45 pm Glorious & Free Podcast (Bryan O’Gorman & Guests) 11:00 pm-12:30 am

Yuk Yuks 224 Richmond St W

Jon Steinberg 8-9:30 pm 1 C OTTAGE COUNTRY PRESENTS 2 CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS 3 WEEDY WEDNESDAY 

ThursdayJune19 8PM Bovine Sex Club (Rooftop) 542 Queen St W

1

Comedy Bar Cabaret Room 945 Bloor St W

9PM

10PM

11PM

12aM

1AM

2AM

3AM

Keith Pedro 9  -9:10 pm Patrick Hakeem 9:10-9:20 pm Dave Weasel 9:20-9:30 pm Dave Merheje 9  :30-9:40 pm Marito Lopez 9:40-9:50 pm Chris Robinson 9  :50-10 pm Barry Taylor 10-10:20 pm Nick Reynoldson 10:20-10:30 pm Dylan Gott 8  -8:10 pm Chris Roberts 8:10-8:20 pm Georgea Brooks 8:20-8:30 pm Pat MacDonald 8:30-8:40 pm Xerxes Cortez 8:40-8:50 pm Shane Murphy 8:50-9 pm Kimrie Lewis-Davis 9 -9:10 pm Graham Kay 9  :10-9:30 pm Sandra Battaglini 9:30-9:40 pm Phil Luzi 9:40-9:50 pm Patrick Hakeem 9:50-10 pm Precious Chong 1  0-10:10 pm Todd Graham 1  0:10-10:20 pm Dave Merheje 10:20-10:30 pm Dan Guiry 1  1-11:10 pm Robbie Stevenson 1  1:10-11:20 pm Jon Steinberg 1  1:20-11:30 pm TBA 1  1:30-11:40 pm Chris Locke 1  1:40-11:50 pm Sean Emeny 11:50 pm-12 am Sai Kit Lo 1  2-12:10 am Terrisio del Toro 12:10-12:30 am

Comedy Bar Mainspace 945 Bloor St W

DeAnne Smith (Presented By Empire Comedy) 7  -8:30 pm Fan Fiction The Show Presents: Sailor Moon 9 -10:30 pm The Epic Nerd Show 11:00 pm-12:30 am

Free Times Cafe 320 College St

2

Miguel Dalmau 8-8:10 pm Mike Cannon 8:10-8:20 pm Emma Willmann 8:20-8:30 pm Jared Freid 8:30-8:40 pm Anthony Kapfer 8  :40-8:50 pm Nore Davis 8:50-9 pm Brian DeMoy 9  -9:10 pm Richie Redding 9:10-9:30 pm Caitlin Harnett 10-11 pm David Bronson 11:00 pm-12 am The Good Graces 12-1 am Ian Fitzgerald 1-2 am

The Great Hall (Conversation Room) 1087 Queen St W

3

Dan Guiry 7  :30-7:40 pm Tim Gilbert 7  :40-7:50 pm Gemma Files 7:50-8 pm Kathleen Phillips 8-8:10 pm Fake Injury Party 8:10-8:20 pm David Dineen-Porter 8  :20-8:30 pm Adam Nayman 8:30-8:40 pm Terrisio del Toro 8:40-8:50 pm

Studio Bar 824 Dundas Street. W Vapor Central 667 Yonge St, Yuk Yuks 224 Richmond St W

Jean Paul 8  -8:10 pm Bryan Hatt 8  :10-8:20 pm Chris Locke 8:20-8:30 pm Christina Walkinshaw 8:30-8:40 pm Graham Kay 8:40-8:50 pm Alex Nussbaum 8:50-9:25 pm

4

The CK Potcast 7  -8:20 pm Hunter Collins 9 -9:10 pm Nick Beaton 9:10-9:25 pm Cal Post 9:25-9:40 pm Jeff Paul 9:40-9:55 pm Bryan O’Gorman 9:55-10:10 pm Scott Thompson 10:10-10:30 pm Hunter Collins 1  1-11:10 pm Adam Christie 11:10-11:25 pm Alex Pavone 1  1:25-11:40 pm K. Trevor Wilson 11:40-11:55 pm Darrin Rose 11:55 pm-12:10 am Jon Steinberg 8-9:30 pm 1 C OMEDY RECORDS & KEITH PEDRO ROOFTOP RUCKUS 2 COMEDY RECORDS 3 BROKEN PENCIL PRESENTS: SEX & DEATH - Music & Reading series 4 3RD KLASS THURSDAY

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9PM

10PM

11PM

12aM

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Comedy Bar Mainspace 945 Bloor St W

The Great Hall 1087 Queen St W

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1AM

2AM

3AM

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Comedy Bar Cabaret Room 945 Bloor St W

Free Times Cafe 320 College St

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Jon Steinberg 10:30 pm-12 am 1 C OMEDY RECORDS 2 BURN DOWN THE CAPITOL

SaturdayJune21 8PM Comedy Bar Cabaret Room 945 Bloor St W Comedy Bar Mainspace 945 Bloor St W Free Times Cafe 320 College St

9PM

10PM

11PM

12aM

1AM

2AM

3AM

Bad Dog Theatre Presents: Micetro 7  -7:45 pm Bad Dog Presents: Theatresports 8-8:45 pm Rob vs The World 12-1:30 am Georgea Brooks 2-2:10 am Matt Folliott 2:10-2:20 am Alex Tindal 2  :20-2:30 am Diana Love 2:30-2:40 am Dom Pare 2:40-2:50 am Evan Desmarais 2:50-3 am Chris Robinson 3-3:10 am Steph Tolev 3:10-3:30 am Empire Comedy Presents: Robert Kelly 7  :30-9 pm Empire Comedy Presents: Kurt Braunohler 8-9:30 pm Empire Comedy Presents: Robert Kelly 9:30-11 pm Empire Comedy Presents: Kurt Braunohler 1  0-11:30 pm Definition Of Knowledge 12-12:15 am Marc Hallworth (Host) 12-1:30 am The Templeton Philharmonic 12:15-12:30 am The Rocket Scientists 12:30-12:45 am A Shoddy Magician 12:45-1:05 am Tartar Control 1:05-1:30 am

1

Jeff Paul 8  -8:10 pm Zabrina Chevannes 8:10-8:20 pm Ryan Maglunob 8:20-8:30 pm Cal Post 8:30-8:40 pm Hunter Collins 8:40-8:50 pm Clara Bijl 8:50-9 pm Mark DeBonis 9 -9:10 pm Bryan O’Gorman 9:10-9:30 pm JoJo Worthington 10-11 pm Elise Epp 11:00 pm-12 am Mariana Bell 12-1 am Kyle Stephens 1-2 am

The Great Hall 1087 Queen St W

Steph Tolev 8  -8:10 pm Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyonce Do) 8:10-9:30 pm TBA 9:45-9:55 pm Aaron Weingott 9:55-10 pm Simon Amstell 10-11 pm

Studio Bar 824 Dundas Street. W

Bryan Hatt 7  :30-7:40 pm Clara Bijl 7:40-7:50 pm Christophe Davidson 7:50-8 pm Dave Martin 8-8:10 pm Ryan Schutt 8:10-8:20 pm Pat Burtscher 8:20-8:30 pm Christina Walkinshaw 8:30-8:40 pm Dave Weasel 8  :40-9 pm Dee-1 10-10:30 pm Camille Safiya 10:45-11:15 pm Kobi Onyame 11:30 pm-12 am Constant Deviants 12:15-12:45 am Philly Moves 1-1:30 am

Vapor Central 667 Yonge St,

Hunter Collins 9  -9:15 pm Cal Post 9:15-9:30 pm K. Trevor Wilson 9:30-9:45 pm TBA 9:45-10 pm Bryan O’Gorman 10-10:15 pm TBA 10:15-10:45 pm Hunter Collins 11-11:15 pm Ben Bankas 1  1:15-11:30 pm Garrett Jamieson 11:30-11:45 pm Sandra Battaglini 11:45 pm-12 am Rob Pue 12-12:15 am TBA 12:15-12:45 am

Yuk Yuks 224 Richmond St W

Jon Steinberg 8-9:30 pm Jon Steinberg 10:30 pm-12 am 1 COMEDY RECORDS 

SundayJune22 8PM The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema 506 Bloor St W

1

9PM

Comedy Bar Mainspace 945 Bloor St W Free Times Cafe 320 College St

Wrongbar 1279 Queen St W Yuk Yuks 224 Richmond St W

12aM

1AM

2AM

3AM

2

Garrett Jamieson 8-8:10 pm Ian Gordon 8:10-8:20 pm Camille Cote 8:20-8:30 pm Chris Allin 8:30-8:40 pm Paul Thompson 8:40-8:50 pm Clifford Myers 8:50-9 pm Tim Golden 9 -9:10 pm Monty Scott 9:10-9:30 pm

3

Adam Christie 9  -9:10 pm Tim Gilbert 9:10-9:20 pm Sara Hennessey 9:20-9:30 pm James Hartnett 9:30-9:40 pm Tom Henry 9:40-9:50 pm Stephanie Kaliner 9:50-10 pm Nick Flanagan 10-10:10 pm Kathleen Phillips 10:10-10:20 pm Chris Locke 10:20-10:40 pm

Steph Tolev 7-7:10 pm Luisa Omielan (What Would Beyonce Do) 7:10-8:30 pm TBA 9 -9:10 pm Aaron Weingott 9:10-9:20 pm Simon Amstell 9:20-10:30 pm

Studio Bar 824 Dundas Street. W Vapor Central 667 Yonge St,

11PM

I HEART JOKES Awards 1  2-1:30 am

The Great Hall 1087 Queen St W Rivoli 332 Queen St W

10PM

Laugh Sabbath Film Festival  :30-5:30 pm 3

Matt O’Brien 9  -9:10 pm Josh Elijah 9:10-9:20 pm Ed Hill 9:20-9:30 pm Dylan Gott 9:30-9:40 pm Nigel Grinstead 9:40-9:50 pm Keven Soldo 9:50-10 pm Alex Pavone 10-10:10 pm Jon Schabl 10:10-10:30 pm

4

Mike Rita 9  -9:10 pm Nigel Grinstead 9:10-9:25 pm Ben Bankas 9:25-9:40 pm Amanda Day 9:40-9:55 pm Ariel Kagan 9:55-10:10 pm Christina Walkinshaw 10:10-10:25 pm Kyle Hickey 10:25-10:40 pm Dave Weasel 1  0:40-10:55 pm Eric Andrews 10:55-11:10 pm JJ Liberman 11:10-11:25 pm Ashley Moffatt 11:25-11:40 pm Pat Burtscher 11:40-11:50 pm Jon Schabl 11:50 pm-12 am Paul Thompson 12-12:30 am Dylan Hennessy 12:30-12:50 am

5

Nolo 8-8:10 pm Ryan Hillis 8:10-8:20 pm Alex Dewitt 8:20-8:30 pm Little T & DJ Cross 8:30-8:40 pm Nitish Sakhuja 8:40-8:50 pm Matt Shury 8:50-9 pm Mitch Tones 9 -9:10 pm Adrian Sawyer 9:10-9:25 pm Kalyssa 9  :25-9:35 pm Keesha Brownie 9:35-9:50 pm TBA 9:50-10 pm DJ Mike Stoan 10-10:15 pm Swish Styles 10:15-10:25 pm Robbie G 10:25-10:35 pm Daniel Son & Saipher Soze 10:35-10:45 pm JDon & Brian Rudder 1  0:45-10:55 pm Stokes 10:55-11:10 pm StreetScape Team 11:10-11:20 pm PinKushn Kidz 11:20-11:30 pm Handel Anrew 11:30-11:40 pm Scott Jackson 11:40-11:50 pm Blaxxx Bossalini & GMurdah 1  1:50 pm-12 am Jai Jones 12-12:10 am Raz Fresco 12:10-12:20 am TBA 12:20-12:30 am JJones 12:30-12:40 am Dilemmanade 12:40-12:55 am Dre Barrs 12:55-1:10 am Gangis Khan aka Camoflauge 1:10-1:25 am DJ Mike Stoan 1:25-1:40 am Jon Steinberg 8-9:30 pm 1 L AUGH SABBTH FILM FEST 2 C OMEDY RECORDS 3 L AUGH SABBATH 4 S TONER SUNDAY 5 RAWDOG ENTERTAINMENT 

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Yonge-Dundas Square, Fri, June 20th

UNTIL THE RIBBON BREAKS Wrongbar, Fri, June 20

Yonge-Dundas Square, Sat, June 21

TOBACCO

Massey Hall, Thurs, June 19

SWANS

Yonge-Dundas Square, Fri, June 20th

KELELA

Wrongbar, ongbar, Fri, June 20 ongbar

PANACHE presents

EXCLAIM presents

RYLEY WALKER

GOAT

Massey Hall, Fri, June 20

Lee’s Palace, Fri, June 20

GOLDEN TEACHER

Yonge-Dundas Square, Thurs, June 19

FUCK BUTTONS

Adelaide Hall, Thurs, June 19

YONGE-DUNDAS SQ EXCLUSIVE LICENSED VIP A$AP FERG FUTURE ISLANDS

Red Bull Sound Select @ Tattoo, Sat, June 21

MAC DEMARCO

The Opera House, Fri, June 20

PERFECT PUSSY

All ages show @ The Great Hall, Sat, June 21

Red Bull Sound Select @ Tattoo, Fri, June 20

NOW MAGAZINE presents

PANACHE presents

DANNY BROWN

Mod Club, Fri, June 20

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The Garrison, Thurs, June 19

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BURN DOWN THE CAPITOL presents

ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER

The Great Hall, Fri, June 20

JUST SHOWS presents

JUAN WAUTERS

Smiling Buddha 3 nights! Thurs–Sat, June 19–21

JUST SHOWS presents

METZ

Lee’s Palace, Sat, June 21 SECRET SONGS presents

RYAN HEMSWORTH

Adelaide Hall, Fri, June 20

Sonic Boom 782 Bathurst St. | Soundscapes 572 College St. | Rotate This 801 Queen St. W Kops Records 229 Queen St. W | Play de Record 357 Yonge St. | NOW Magazine 189 Church St. Sunrise Records: 336 Yonge St.; 784 Yonge St T.O. Tix Yonge-Dundas Square Long & McQuade (8 GTA locations, including Bloor/Ossington)


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WEAVES Massey Hall, Thurs, June 19

MiO House @ The Hoxton Thurs, June 19

JUST SHOWS presents

JUICY J

Yonge-Dundas Square Sun, June 22

RATKING

Lee’s Palace, Sat, June 21

JUST SHOWS presents

RUN THE JEWELS

Adelaide Hall, Sat, June 21

ASTRO

Yonge-Dundas Square Sun, June 22

ARAABMUZIK

MiO House @ The Hoxton Fri, June 20

THE BARR BROTHERS

Massey Hall, Fri, June 20

LIZZO

Wrongbar, Wed, June 18

VIEWING AREA FOR NXNE WRISTBAND HOLDERS NEXT @NXNE presents

VERONICA VASICKA

NXNE Festival Village at Edward Day Gallery Thurs, June 19

OUTLAWS & GUNSLINGERS presents

WHITEHORSE

The Budweiser Music House, The Horseshoe, Thurs, June 19

COURTNEY BARNETT

Silver Dollar 3 nights! Fri-Sun, June 20-22

SESAC presents

KIESZA Wrongbar, Wed, June 18

EAGULLS NXNE Festival Village at Edward Day Gallery, Fri, June 20

JUST SHOWS presents

PISSED JEANS All ages show @ Mod Club Thurs, June 19

OMAR SOULEYMAN House of Vans @ VICE Island Thurs, June 19

EVIAN CHRIST Red Bull Sound Select @ Tattoo, Fri, June 20

SWEARIN’ All ages show @ Smiling Buddha, Sat, June 21

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Red Bull Sound Select @ Tattoo, Thurs, June 19

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PHEREMONE presents

THE FELICE BROTHERS

The Budweiser Music House, The Horseshoe, Sat, June 21 SESAC presents

LE1F NXNE Festival Village at Edward Day Gallery, Fri, June 20

SPEEDY ORTIZ

All Ages show @ Mod Club, Thur, June 19 Thur BY BURN DOWN THE CAPITOL presents

KIRIN J CALLINAN

The Great Hall, Wed, June 18

PHEROMONE presents

JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY

The Budweiser Music House, The Horseshoe, Sat, June 21 JUST SHOWS presents

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The Budweiser Music House, The Horseshoe, Wed, June 18 PANACHE AND M FOR MONTREAL presents

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YONGE -DUNDAS SQUARE

Exclusive licensed VIP viewing area for headlining sets from St. Vincent, Spoon, Juicy J, Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown, Mac DeMarco, Swans, Run the Jewels, and Omar Souleyman. First come, first served.

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MASSEY HALL

One historic venue, three nights, and 9 bands, including Spiritualized, tUnE-yArDs, and Rhye. Thousands of seats reserved exclusively for wristband holders.

VICE ISLAND

What happens on VICE Island stays on VICE Island. Featuring Pusha T and Future Islands. Your wristband will get you there.

BUDWEISER MUSIC HOUSE

Embrace the unexpected at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern.

MiO HOUSE AT THE HOXTON

The place to be for electronic music this summer.

VIET CONG

All ages show @Smiling Buddha, Thurs, June 19

CALVIN LOVE

Bruise Cruise, Sat, June 21

RED BULL SOUND SELECT

Red Bull Sound Select brings curated line-ups of emerging artists and late night surprises to TATTOO.

EDWARD DAY GALLERY

Schmooze with musicians, stuff yourself with BBQ, eavesdrop on interviews, and catch surprise sets in this artist lounge & creative space.

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MiO SQUIRTCAR

Step aboard. A queen West streetcar transformed into the festival’s most original venue.

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Micetro & Theatresports The Comedy Bar (Mainspace) Sat, June 20

Tranzac , Wed, June 18

Comedy Bar (Cabaret), Wed, June 18

Free Times Cafe , Wed–Sun

Comedy Bar (Mainspace), Wed, June 18

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Rivol, Sun, June 22

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more online nowtoronto.com/stage Reviews of PINA BAUSCH’S KONTAKTHOF AND OTHER LUMINATO SHOWS • Scenes on SUMMERWORKS LINEUP, AIRLINE ICARUS, #YESALLWOMEN WRECKING BALL • and more Fully searchable listings with venue maps nowtoronto.com/stage/listings

Stones In Her Mouth’s Lemi Ponifasio calls himself a communicator, not a choreographer.

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Renowned choreographer helps give voice to Maori women’s lives By GLENN SUMI STONES IN HER MOUTH choreography by Lemi Ponifasio. Presented by MAU and Luminato at the MacMillan Theatre (80 Queen’s Park). Opens Thursday (June 12) and runs to Saturday (June 14), 8 pm. $45$125. 416-368-4849, luminatofestival. com. When the 10 fierce Maori women in Stones In Her Mouth take to the stage to sing, chant and dance, there won’t be any surtitles to help out English-speaking audiences. Even the man who created the piece, Lemi Ponifasio, doesn’t know what they’re saying. “Language is a very poor form of communication,” explains the

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Samoan choreographer, on the phone from Auckland, on the eve of his troupe, MAU’s, first appearance in Toronto, part of Luminato. “The sounds the performers make are more important to me. This is why we create works for the stage: so we can arrive at a new dimension of knowing something.” Ponifasio, one of New Zealand’s leading choreographers, was inspired to create the piece by watching one of his company’s artists, a woman who regularly practises the traditional art form known as moteatea – which consists of oratory, songs and chants. “I asked her to find others – and she found the cream of crop. I

thought it’d be a wonderful way for these women to say what they want to say right now. And to go to other communities and carry out workshops, to help assist in recovering the language. It’s turned into this leadership project.” On the surface it seems like Ponifasio is helping to preserve culture and share it with the world. Another piece, Birds With Skymirrors, deals with climate change. Is he interested in social and political issues? “My work is about the people

around me,” he says. “Stones comes from one of my performers. With Birds, most of my company are from islands that are sinking, and I wondered, ‘What’s going to happen to these people when there is no more land? What will be the last songs and the last dance they give?’ “It sounds political,” he continues. “But I’m discussing the reality I live with. I don’t sit down and think about the hottest issues. I create out of what’s happened to me.” Ponifasio’s movement in Stones In Her Mouth (the title comes from a book of poems by his friend Roma Potiki) is simple and clear, he says. “I focus more on the space rather than the person onstage,” he says. “The main action of the performer is to indicate the tension in space. I want audiences to contemplate their own existence rather than have the people onstage tell them what to think. That’s also why I don’t translate. It’s too easy.” Ponifasio has an international reputation; Le Figaro says his work can “stand among the greatest.” Ironically, his company hasn’t performed in New Zealand in the last decade. “I can count on one hand how many times I’ve performed here,” he says. When I ask if it’s hard to maintain one’s cultural identity next to the much bigger Australia, he laughs. “I don’t think artists have anything to do with culture,” he says. “I go to Paris, Vienna, Toronto – anywhere there’s a chance for a conversation.” He doesn’t even like calling himself a choreographer. “My work communicates,” he says. “I don’t have much in common with other choreographers. I have different interests and aspirations. I’m not here to serve dance or theatre. “What I do enables me to have conversations with people and touch them, even those who disagree with me. “If people find a way to talk to me because of a performance, that’s good.” 3 glenns@nowtoronto.com | @glennsumi

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Theatre listings are comprehensive and appear alphabetically by title. Opening plays begin this week, Previewing shows preview this week, One-Nighters are one-offs, and Continuing shows have already opened. Reviews are by Glenn Sumi (GS) and Jon Kaplan (JK). The rating system is as follows: NNNNN Standing ovation NNNN Sustained applause NNN Recommended, memorable scenes NN Seriously flawed N Get out the hook L = Luminato event P = Pride-related event

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Opening LALL THE SEX I’VE EVER HAD: THE INTERNATIONAL EDITION by Mammalian Diving Re-

flex (Luminato Festival). Seniors tell stories of sexual adventures in this performance challenging attitudes towards elder sexuality. Jun 12-15, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 1:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $35. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles W. 416-368-4849, luminatofestival.com. ANGELS IN AMERICA: PARTS I & II by Tony Kushner (Soulpepper). Kushner’s ambitious, two-part epic follows the intertwined lives of seven people in 80s New York City who are forced to deal with the fallout of Reagan politics and AIDS. Looking at moral, spiritual, sexual and emotional realities that resonate beyond the play’s time period, Angels is both thought-provoking and very funny. It’s one of the most important plays of the past 50 years, and director Albert Schultz’s production, featuring a strong cast and filled with memorable moments, is a fine one. Opens Jun 12 and runs to Jul 12, see website for schedule. $29-$74, rush $5-$23. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666, soulpepper.ca. NNNN (JK) BIRTHDAY (The Theatre Relay). Members perform each other’s short original solo creations on the theme of birthdays. Jun 13-14, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $10, mat pwyc. The Box Studio, 89 Niagara. theatrerelay.com. THE BOOK OF JUDITH by Michael Rubenfeld and Sarah Garton Stanley (Selfconscious Theatre). This musical looks the story of quadriplegic artist/advocate Judith Snow. Jun 12-14, Thu-

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Stalled stories QUEER BATHROOM STORIES by Sheila Cavanagh (Libido Productions). At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander). Runs to June 15. $20-$25. 416-975-8555. See Continuing, page 71. Rating: NN

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As topical as this morning’s trending Buzzfeed article, Joel Kim Booster’s darkly funny Kate And Sam Are Not Breaking Up takes the teen fantasy movie phenom and our obsession with celebrity to their natural conclusions. Kate (Karen Knox) and Sam (AJ ­Vaage) are stratospherically famous because of a Twilight-like series they

both star in called Ghost Forest. Once a couple, they’ve broken up. But if superfans Bill (Tim Walker), a geeky loser, and control-freak high schooler Becky (Rebecca Liddiard) have their way, the two will soon get back together. The less revealed about the plot the better. Even the opening sequence, which arrives after we’ve heard a terrifically vapid and accurate TV entertainment show parody, contains surprises. Booster’s satiric targets are dead on, from the banalities that stars spout in interviews to the painfully earnest exercises used in psychotherapy. He also cleverly integrates a couple of scenes from the fictional Ghost Forest movies into the play, which Kate

Hawksley Workman wows with his ­musical dexterity in The God That Comes.

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Hawksley Workman kicks off his powerful solo rock opera retelling of Euripides’ Bacchae with a dramatic monologue summarizing the plot. This helps those unfamiliar with the myth – about a warrior king threatened by a new hedonistic cult – but it also quickly establishes that the Juno-winning singer/

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songwriter can act, a question always hanging over the heads of rockers making their theatri­cal debut. The show’s 12 songs, penned by Workman and Dora Award-winning director Christian Barry, incorporate elements of glam rock, folk and cabaret, and feature Workman accompanying himself on an array of instruments, switching between guitar, keys and a full drum kit. Besides this impressive agility, the songs also showcase Workman’s wide vocal range and raw ­energy. When slow-building opener You Know What It Is hits its climax, the massive sound would easily fill a venue twice the size. Workman plays three characters in the tragic tale – the city’s militaryminded ruler, the ruler’s mother and

the flamboyant new god in town – using a hat, a wig and a feather boa to indicate which he’s playing. (Three mannequin heads and one headless mannequin take on various supporting roles.) The set and costumes are minimal. Workman’s instruments dominate the stage; the songs are clearly the focus. But what is there gets used in clever and evocative ways, as in a very suggestive harmonica solo that generates roars of laughter. Workman and Barry supply the naughty humour expected of a show about the hedonistic god of wine and sex, but marshal the playful innuendo and punny oneliners toward deeper, darker themes. In the character of the city’s ruler, the relationship between sex and power is front and centre. The different political uses of sex during war and peace are explored, as well as the ruler’s complicated relationship with his mother, who’s begun participating in the nightly debauchery. Fans of Workman will feel right at home – the theatricality that always marked his music has just been dialed up here – while those discovering him for the first time will leave wowed by his musical dexterity and the sheer power of his larger-than-life presence. JORDAN BIMM 

A little goes a long way in Sheila Cavanagh’s well-meaning but monotonous show about queer comings and goings in bathrooms. Cavanagh is an associate professor at York University, and Queer Bathroom Stories is a verbatim show drawn from over 100 interviews with LGBTQ people for a book. The material is ­frequently fascinating, but Cavanagh hasn’t shaped it into anything resembling theatre. That’s not the fault of the three-person cast (Hallie Burt, Tyson James and the excellent Chy Ryan Spain), who quickly and energetically morph into various people across the gender and orientation spectrum to enact anecdotes or memories. There’s special emphasis on transgender people, who are frequentB:3.833” ly harassed and T:3.833” abused for walk-

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and Sam act out. These sequences, evocatively lit by Simon Rossiter, are sharply directed by Jill Harper, who’s got a solid hold on the play’s rhythms, although I’m not sure the thing warrants an intermission. Christine Groom’s set looks believably like it could be inhabited by a sci-fi geek. The performances are uneven. You could argue that Knox and Liddiard’s shoutiness is part of their characters’ heightened states, but some shading might help. Knox and Vaage make their faux movie dialogue funny without going over the top. And Walker ­infuses his lonely, alienated shlub with fear, empathy and sensitivity, even when he’s not part of the action. GLENN SUMI 

ing into the “wrong” bathroom. But neither Cavanagh nor director Megan Watson has structured the stories in a way that builds momentum or provides an arc. Clear subject divisions might have helped, as would telling one or two articulate interviewees’ stories over the course of the show, to be interspersed with shorter bits. Because the monologues are drawn from real life, we’re subjected to such clichéd phrases as “muster up courage” and “beady little eyes.” But occasionally a story stands out amidst the repetition. The brief monologue about an Islamic man sitting for hours in a stall looking for some sort of connection is powerful. And a scene about a trans woman auto worker’s ­experience is horrific. There’s humour in stories like a coworker’s misinterpretation of a queer colleague’s masturbation in a stall, or a gay guy’s experience with what he thinks is homophobic locker room talk. But the pace is slow and the tone dull, and despite the appearance of two toilets at the front of the playing area, the lack of props, costumes and drama fails to bring these stories off the page and onto the GLENN SUMI stage.


dance listings

Of... Pride (Erin Rodgers). Scott Dago­stino, Dorianne Emmerton, host ñ Robert Keller and others tell stories. Jun 18 at PTales

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8 pm. Pwyc. The Ossington, 61 Ossington. facebook.com/events/773117252709256. P35 Years & Counting (Queer Pride 2014). Buddies celebrates its 35th anniversary with a party, performances and more. Jun 12 at 10 pm. Free. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. ­buddiesinbadtimes.com. Well-Born by Celeste Percy-Beauregard (O Muse Plays for Parents Series). Reading of a play in a casual, baby-friendly setting. Jun 16 at 1:30 pm. $10 per adult. Bebo Mia, 1 Munro. omuse.ca.

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dance and contemporary circus workshop performance. Jun 15 at 5 pm. $10. Collective Space, 221 Sterling, unit 5. ­hollytreddenick@ gmail.com. Arabesque Spring Gala Arabesque Dance Company presents student and company belly dancers. Jun 14 at 8 pm. $15-$20. Estonian House, 958 Broadview. 416-920-5593, ­arabesquedance.ca.

Wrecking Ball 16: #YesAllWomen (The Wrecking Ball). Theatre, comedy ñ and spoken word performances exploring misogyny and women’s rights. Jun 16 at 8 pm. Pwyc (proceeds to the Actors’ Fund of Canada). Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen W. ­thewreckingball.ca.

NBS Creative Challenge Pop Up Dance Performance Canada’s National Ballet School

presents Bittersweet, created by choreographer Stella Leowinata. Jun 14 at 3, 4 and 5 pm. Free. ­Distillery District, 55 Mill, Mill Square. nbs-enb.ca. LSo Blue Luminato Festival presents Louise Lecavalier performing her debut choreographic work, first solo and then with Frédéric Tavernini. Jun 13-15, Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm. $35-$55. Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay W. 416-368-4849, ­luminatofestival.com. LStones In Her Mouth Luminato Festival presents Lemi Ponifasio’s MAU company t­ elling the story of Maori women and how their culture honours the feminine (see story, page 68). Jun 12-14, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $45-$125. Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park, MacMillan Theatre. 416-3684849, ­luminatofestival.com. Toronto Tango Festival presents a celebration of Argentine tango with parties, performances, workshops and more. Jun 12-15, see website for schedule. $10-$30, workshops/ classes extra. Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor W. ­torontotangofestival.com.

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Louise Lecavalier’s So Blue is one of the hottest tickets at Luminato. Jun 15, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $25-$244. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen W. 416-345-9595, ­national.ballet.ca. LKontakthof Luminato Festival ­presents the Tanz­theater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Dance Company in Bausch’s 1978 choreography about the eternal battle of the sexes. Runs to Jun 14, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm. $45-$125. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front E. 416-368-4849, ­luminatofestival.com. 10 PushPULL Dance presents non-professional dancers performing choreography from past shows and new creations to celebrate the company’s tenth anniversary. Runs to Jun 14, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20-$25. Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester. ­pushpulldance.com.  3

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James Alan: The Uncertainty Project

(Abracadabaret). Alan presents an experimental magic and illusion show. Opens Jun 18 and runs to Jun 21, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $24-$30. Wychwood Barns Theatre, 76 Wychwood. ­theuncertaintyproject.com. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (­16Endean Collective). An all-female cast performs the classic play. Opens Jun 12 and runs to Jun 22, Wed-Sat and Mon 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $15. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen E. ­redsandcastletheatre.com. Oxford Renaissance Festival (ORF). The legends of knights and maidens are brought to life through comedy, magic shows, jousting, music and more. Jun 13-15, see website for schedule. $16-$25, passes $26-$40. Woodstock Fairgrounds, 875 Nellis, Woodstock. ­oxfordrenfest.ca. The Sankofa Trilogy by d’bi.young.anitafrika (Anitafrika Dub Theatre). The stories of three generations of Jamaican women are told in the plays blood.claat (Mon), benu (Tue) and word! sound! powah! (Wed). Jun 16-18, MonWed 8 pm. $25/show, 2 for $45, all 3 for $65. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E, Aki Studio Theatre. 416-531-1402 ext 34, dbi333.com. Shelter by Juliet Palmer and Julie ­Salverson (Tapestry/Edmonton Opera). This darkly comic fable fuses classical and contemporary music to tell the story of a picturesque family with a secret. Jun 12-15, ThuSat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $55-$75. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley, Downstairs. ­tapestryopera.com. Shrine Circus (FestivalXpress). The annual event features high-wire acts, acrobats, clowns, animals and more under the big top. Opens Jun 13 and runs to Jun 22, see website for schedule. $30. Woodbine Centre Parking Lot, 500 Rexdale Blvd. shrine-circus.com. LTransgressive Magic: Bullet Catch by Rob Drummond (Magicana/Luminato Festival). This mind-reading, storytelling and levitation show is inspired by a trick that has claimed the life of many magicians. Jun 14-15, Sat 2 and 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $45. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley. ­luminatofestival.com.

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LTransgressive Magic: Card Table Artifice & Turn On The Dark (Magicana/Luminato

Festival). Magician David Ben, the Art of Time Ensemble and narrator RH Thomson present a show inspired by a 1902 book, plus a macabre illusion show by Rob Zabrecky. Jun 13-14, FriSat 8 pm. $45. Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front E. 416-368-4849, ­luminatofestival.com.

Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose (Soulpepper). Jurors argue over the case of a young man accused of killing his father in a capital murder case. Previews to Jun 16. Opens Jun 17 and runs to Jul 19, Tue-Sat 8 pm, see website for mats. $29-$74, rush $5-$23. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto. 416-866-8666, ­soulpepper.ca. PUnisex’d by Jay Whitehead and Daniel Judes (Theatre Outré/Queer Pride 2014). Two actors fight for the role of Lady Macbeth in 17th century England in this crude dramatic comedy. Jun 13-14 at 8 pm. $20. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-9758555, ­buddiesinbadtimes.com.

One-Nighters

Aluna Cafe: Adiós Ayacucho by Julio Ortega

(Aluna Theatre). The soul of a peasant who was tortured and killed by the military seeks eternal peace in this reading/performance experiment. Jun 12 at 7:30 pm. Free. 1 Wiltshire, unit 124. ­alunatheatre.ca. PBack End Burlesque (Red Herring Productions). Daytona Bitch hosts a showcase of burlesque, boylesque, drag, circus and more. Jun 18 at 9 pm. $10. Crews/Tango, 508 Church. aprofessionaldistraction.com. The Company We Keep (Theatre 20). Shawn Wright and others perform. Jun 15 at 7 pm. $25. Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge. theatre20.com. The Foolish Cabaret (Foo Productions). This bimonthly cabaret for physical theatre artists features bouffon, clown and mime. Jun 16 at 8 pm. $10. Unit 102 Theatre, 376 Dufferin. ­fooproductions.com. PFree Jane (The Cabaret Company/Queer Pride 2014). The annual show features a reading of a new play by Sonny Mills followed by an open mic. Jun 15 at 8 pm. Free. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-9758555, ­buddiesinbadtimes.com. PGenderplay: Fun With Dick (And Jane) by JP Larocque (The Cabaret Company/Queer Pride 2014). Reading of Larocque’s play about a man who found love in an unlikely place. Jun 15 at 2 pm. Pwyc. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. ­buddiesinbadtimes.com.

I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway by Rufus Wainwright & ñ ­Stephen Oremus (Luminato Festival). WainLPIf

wright performs duets with David Byrne, Boy George, Josh Groban, Brent Carver and others in this celebration of universal love. Jun 14 at 7:30 pm. $45-$150. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front E. 416-368-4849, ­luminatofestival.com. LemonTree Gala (lemonTree Creations). This funder for the co’s upcoming production of MSM features a three-course dinner. Jun 15 at 7:30 pm. $65. The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament. ­picatic.com/lemonTreegala.

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(Red Herring Burlesque). Beaver Gallore, Lilla Koi and others read and perform. Jun 15 at 8 pm. $20. Round Venue, 152A Augusta. ­ngrtoJune.eventbrite.ca. PPrideCab (Queer Pride 2014). This multidisciplinary cabaret features monologues and songs by members of Buddies’ Queer Youth Arts Program. Jun 18 at 8 pm. $10, free for youth 25 & under. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. b ­ uddiesinbadtimes.com. Puppet Allsorts Slam & Fundraiser (Toronto Puppetry Collective). The performance series ends the season with an adult show and party. Jun 16 at 7 pm. $15-$20. 3030 Dundas West, 3030 Dundas W. ­puppetallsorts.com. ReJoyce! Bloomsday Hooley (Anna Livia Productions). This celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses features readings and music. Jun 16 at 8 pm. Pwyc. Performing Arts Lodge, 110 the Esplanade. ­pathcom.com/~livia.

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Davy The Punk (Bob Bossin). Indie musician Bossin brings to life the seedy underbelly of 1930s-40s T.O. in a musical stage show based on the life of his outlaw father. Runs to Jun 15, Tue-Sun 8 pm. $18-$22. Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex, Deluxe Theatre. davythepunk.com. The Deliverance Of Juliet And Her Romeo

by Harrison Thomas, Ashleigh Kasaboski and Anne Van Leeuwen (Leroy Street Theatre/ Avant Bard Productions). The daughters of rival families try desperately to be together in this adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Runs to Jun 21, Tue-Sat 8 pm. $20-$25. Unit 102, 376 Dufferin. t­ otix.com. Factory Wired 14 (Factory Theatre). Staged readings of new works in progress by Morro & Jasp, Joseph Jomo Pierre, Jonathan Seinen, Karen Hines, Marjorie Chan and others. Runs to Jun 15, see website for schedule. Pwyc. 125 Bathurst. 416-504-9971, ­factorytheatre.ca. The Glorious Ones by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (The Civic Light-Opera Co). This musical looks at the lives, loves and troubles of a comedia dell’arte troupe in 17th century Italy. Runs to Jun 15, Wed 7 pm, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $28. Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch E. m ­ usictheatretoronto.com. The God That Comes by Hawksley Workman and Christian Barry (2b theatre company). The outcasts and outlaws of a city flee the oppressive king to worship the god of wine, sex and ecstasy in this rock and roll cabaret (see review, page 69). Runs to Jun 29, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $40. Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman. 416-531-1827, ­tarragontheatre.com. NNNN (Jordan Bimm) Kate And Sam Are Not Breaking Up by Joel Kim Booster (Cue6 Theatre Company). An obsessed fan plots to reunite two movie stars whose romance has ended (see review, page 69). Runs to Jun 21, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 3 pm. $20-$40. Fraser Studios, 76 Stafford. cue6.ca. NNNN (GS) The Lion King by Elton John, Tim Rice and Roger Allers (Mirvish). More than 15 years after its debut, Julie Taymor’s musical – based on the Disney animated film – continues to roar, thanks to its mix of jaw-dropping stagecraft, stirring music and archetypal story. The performers in this touring production are generally excellent – especially Brown Lindiwe Mkhize’s baboon Rafiki – but the real stars are the puppets and masks, which give this very modern show an old-school feel. There’s no CGI trickery here, just imagination and wonder. Runs to Jun 15, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 6:30 pm, mat Sun 1 pm, Sat 1:30 pm (see website for more dates/exceptions). $35-$155. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King W. 416872-1212, mirvish.com. NNNN (GS) Magic @ The Cage (Abracadabaret). Magicians, mind readers and mystery entertainers perform weekly magic and comedy. Runs to Jun 29, Sun and Tue 7 pm. $15-$20. The Cage 292, 292 College, Crimson Lounge. 416-9951736, abracadabaret.com/cage. Orange Is The New Burgundy by Mike ­Payne, Tim Evans and Paul Levia (Queen’s Players Toronto). Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy comes to Toronto and ends up in a co-ed jail in this comedy. Runs to Jun 14, Thu-Sat 8:30 pm. $20-$25. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. ­queensplayerstoronto.com. LParadisiacal Rites by Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell (Luminato Festival/Saint Genet). ­ Actors, dancers, musicians and other artists participate in a narrative exploration of American hysteria, nationalistic vanity and utopian fervour. Runs to Jun 14, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm. $35. MOCCA, 952 Queen W. 416-3684849, ­luminatofestival.com. Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann, Victoria Kann

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and John Gregor (Vital Theatre). A girl turns pink after eating too many cupcakes in this family musical. Runs to Jun 29, Sun 1 pm. $29.50-$39.50. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington. ­lowerossingtontheatre.com. PQueer Bathroom Stories by Sheila Cavanagh (Libido Productions/Queer Pride 2014). Based on hundreds of interviews of ­LGBTQ people, this play examines sex and gender politics in public washrooms (see review, page 69). Runs to Jun 15, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $20-$25. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, ­buddiesinbadtimes.com. NN (GS) Rumors by Neil Simon (Scarborough Players). Secrets and lies derail a couple’s 10th anniversary dinner party in this comedy. Runs to Jun 14, Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston. 416-2679292, ­theatrescarborough.com.

Singular Sensation: A Music Theatre Open Mic (Jennifer Walls). Sing showñ tunes with a band and see previews of upcom-

ing works at this weekly show. Mondays 10 pm. Free. Statler’s, 487 Church. 416-922-0487. Soulpepper Cabaret Series (Soulpepper). The company presents the songbook series, cabaret performers and more in this weekly show. Runs to Jul 26, Sat 8:30 pm. $20, stu $15. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666, soulpepper.ca. A Spirit’s Face by Jeff D’Hondt (Spiderbones Performing Arts). A social worker and an addictions counsellor fall in love and unmask each other’s demons (see review, this page). Runs to Jun 14, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $10-$20. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas E, Aki Studio Theatre. 416-531-1402, totix.ca. NN (JK)

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Out of Town Alice Through The Looking-Glass adapted by James Reaney (Stratford Festival/Canada’s National Arts Centre). Alice enters a world of wonders in this adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s book. Runs in rep to Oct 12. $50-$135, stu/srs $20-$67. Avon Theatre, 99 Downie, Stratford. 1-800-567-1600, stratfordfestival.ca. Arms And The Man by Bernard Shaw (Shaw Festival). A woman is caught between two men on opposite sides of the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War. Runs in rep to Oct 18. $35-$113, stu mats $24. Royal George Theatre, 85 Queen, Niagara-on-the-Lake. ­shawfest.com. Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb (Shaw Festival). An American writer falls for a nightclub singer in Nazi-era Berlin. Runs in rep to Oct 26. $35-$113, stu mats $24. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagaraon-the-Lake. 1-800-511-7429, ­shawfest.com. Mother Courage And Her Children by Bertolt Brecht (Stratford Festival). A woman and her children sell goods to soldiers across 17thcentury war-torn Europe. Runs in rep to Sep 21. $50-$135, stu/srs $20-$67. Tom Patterson Theatre, 111 Lakeside, Stratford. 1-800-5671600, ­stratfordfestival.ca. The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry (Shaw Festival). A wealthy socialite’s wedding plans are complicated by her ex-husband and a nosy reporter. Runs in rep to Oct 25. $35$113, stu mats $24. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake. 1-800511-7429, s­ hawfest.com.  3 Complete theatre listings available online at ­nowtoronto.com/stage/listings.

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Broken Spirit A SPIRIT’S FACE by Jeff D’Hondt (Spiderbones Performing Arts). At Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas East). To June 14. $10-$20. 416-531-1402. See ­Continuing, this page. Rating: NN Sometimes it’s easier to forgive others than to forgive ourselves. That’s the realization that Jake (Cole Alvis) and Hunter (Madison Walsh), former lovers, come to by the end of Jeff D’Hondt’s A Spirit’s Face. A look at loss, grief and reconciliation, the play has the best of intentions but doesn’t always deliver dramatically. The characters share a history, coming from the same reserve, though they don’t connect until they’re grown-ups. Both trained as social workers, Jake as an addictions counsellor and Hunter in palliative care. A year after their breakup, Jake, in ill health, asks Hunter to take him on as a client. The rest of the 80-minute play, directed by Ali Richardson, explores their past, both singly and together, as Jake tries, with Hunter’s help, to relive and hold onto his most positive memories. Jake, who suffers from panic attacks

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and sometimes blurts out the most inappropriate things, is the better defined of the two characters, especially in Alvis’s visceral, spontaneous and emotionally accessible performance. Hunter, used to subverting her desires, can communicate better through joking and playing board games than direct conversation. She’s strongly connected to her dead father, who’s made a spirit mask for his daughter so they will be linked even when he’s no longer around. But while Hunter clearly grows over the course of the play, many of her lines have the quality of suggestive poetry rather than real feelings. Walsh’s presentation often fails to give them the naturalness of dialogue. Still, there are some finely written scenes, notably on a lakeside that coincidentally is a shared favourite private spot; Hunter’s mythic tale about the Healer and his counterpart, the Creator, which explains the impor­tance of mask-making; and the pair’s final fight, full of believably high ­emotions. And the design elements – Andy Moro’s projections that present both the characters’ past and the current scenery, as well as Teodoro Dragonieri and Esther Dragonieri’s expressive mask – are simple but effective. JON KAPLAN 

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All Our Happy Days Are Stupid

Suburban Beast

Birth of Frankenstein

Litmus Theatre

Così fan tutte

Canadian Opera Company production

Desh

An Akram Khan Company production presented by Canadian Stage

Eunoia

Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage co-presented with Fujiwara Dance Inventions

Figaro’s Wedding

Against the Grain Theatre

Jabber le fa le do

Paper Song

Young Peoples Theatre presents Concrete Theatre

Persée Peter Grimes

Opera Atelier Canadian Opera Company presents the Opera Australia and Houston Grand Opera production

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Buddies in Bad Times

Ralph + Lina

Ahuri Theatre with the support of Why Not Theatre and Theatre Smith Gilmour

Roberto Devereux

Canadian Opera Company presents the Dallas Opera production

Young People’s Theatre presents Geordie Productions

Sultans of the Street

Young Peoples Theatre

Théâtre français de Toronto & Théâtre la Catapulte

The Barber of Seville

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Les Miserables

Cameron Mackintosh, Networks And David Mirvish

London Road

A Canadian Stage Production

Lungs

Tarragon Theatre

Malcolm

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

Of Human Bondage

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Old Man and the River Once On This Island

Theatre Direct Canada

Acting Up Stage Company, produced in association with Obsidian Theatre Company

The Double

Tarragon Theatre presents TheatreRUN

Trudeau And The FLQ Venus in Fur

Presented by VideoCabaret in association with Soulpepper Theatre Co. A Canadian Stage Production

Vitals

An Outside the March Production sponsored by Theatre Passe Muraille

What We Are Saying

Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage presents Ame Henderson/Public Recordings

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Roseneath Theatre Presents Green Thumb Theatre

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Thursday, June 12 ABSOLUTE COMEDY presents headliner Sam

Demaris, David Andrew Brent and host Matt Billon. To Jun 15, Thu 8:30 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:45 pm, Sun 8 pm. $10-$15. 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, absolutecomedy.ca. ACOUSTIC COMEDY: BALLS TO THE STAGE Imperial Pub presents funny songs in this all-male

edition of the show. 8 pm. $5. 54 Dundas E. ­hollywouldproductions@yahoo.com. LAUGH SABBATH Comedy Bar presents Peter Stevens, Michelle Shaughnessy, Steve Patrick Adams, Dawn Whitwell, host James Hartnett and others. 9:30 pm. $5. 945 Bloor W. ­laughsabbath.com. SIXTEEN SCANDALS Second City’s funniest revue in ages draws on our anxiety about the schizophrenic weather, our cracksmoking mayor and the urban/suburban split in surprising and inventive ways. Director Chris Earle has a great ear and sharp sense of drama and he knows how to get the best from his stellar cast, who shine – especially in two contrasting sketches about young dudes (played by the women) and middle-aged women (played by the men). Don’t miss it. To Aug 10, Tue-Thu 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7:30 & 10 pm, Sun 7:30 pm. $25-$29, stu $16-$18. 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011, ­secondcity.com. NNNNN (GS) SLIM BROTH Underground Cafe presents comedy w/ Terry Clement and Nick Flanagan. 9 pm. $15. 670 Queen E. ­puffmama.ca. YUK YUK’S presents Kenny Robinson. To Jun 15, Thu and Sun 8 pm, Fri 9 pm, Sat 8 & 10:30 pm. $13-$22. 224 Richmond W. 416967-6425, ­yukyuks.com.

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Beaver Pubaret presents inspirational comedy. 7 pm. Pwyc/$10 adv. 488 Parliament. 647-347-6567, ­pubaret.com. Absolute Comedy See Thu 12. CATCH 23 Comedy Bar presents a weekly improv pit fight. 8 pm. $10. 945 Bloor W. 416551-6540, comedybar.ca. CLOCK TOWER COMEDY FESTIVAL presents stand-up shows w/ Ryan Horwood, Cal Post, Nick Beaton, Steph Tolev, local talent, host Jeff Paul & others. To Jun 14, see website for schedule and venues. $10-$30. Niagara-onthe-Lake. ­facebook.com/ClockTowerComedy. DOUBLE DIGEST Sidecar Productions presents an improvised tribute to apple-pie comics w/ Devon Hyland, Ann Pornel, Eric Miinch and others. 10 pm. $5. Black Swan Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. 416-903-5388. EDDIE PEPITONE Comedy Bar presents the “Bitter Buddah” w/ Rob Mailloux. 8 pm. $20. 945 Bloor W. ­comedybar.ca. SAM TRIPOLI Underground Cafe presents the stand-up comic in a live show. To Jun 14, FriSat 9 pm. $20. 670 Queen E. ­ticketfly.com. Sixteen Scandals See Thu 12. TEXAS COMEDY MASSACRE 2 Fox & Fiddle presents stand-up w/ Fraser Young, DJ Demers, Pat Burtscher, Mark DeBonis, Keesha Brownie, host Xerxes Cortez and others. 8:30 pm. Pwyc. 27 Wellesley E. 416-580-4153, ­texascomedymassacre2.com.

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Saturday, June 14 Absolute Comedy See Thu 12. Clock Tower Comedy Festival See Fri 13. COMPLICATIONS IN CORKTOWN Ted Hallett

and Lisa Merchant present an improvised play inspired by the community. 8 pm. $10. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley. ­facebook. com/events/605434352882467. GEEKPROV The Social Capital presents an improv comedy show. 8 pm. $10. Black Swan, 154 Danforth, 2nd fl. b ­ lackswancomedy.com. RED ROCKET COMEDY presents a weekly show w/ host Joel West and guests. 8 pm. Free. Red Rocket Coffee, 1364 Danforth. 416-406-0880. Sam Tripoli See Fri 13. Sixteen Scandals See Thu 12. THE SUPERSTARS OF COMEDY Comedy Bar presents headliner Bryan O’Gorman, Pat MacDonald, Thomas Calnan and host Steph Tolev. 9:30 pm. $10. 945 Bloor W. 416551-6540, ­comedybar.ca. THEATRESPORTS Bad Dog Theatre presents the improv competition w/ Ashley Comeau, Carmine Lucarelli, Rob Baker, Alice Moran and others. To Jun 21, Saturdays 8 pm. $12, stu $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416551-6540, ­baddogtheatre.com. WORLD PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Second City Training Centre’s Conservatory Program presents sketches written and performed by Ian Fisher, Kelsey Goldberg, Cassie Moes, Miriam Maud and others. 3 pm. Pwyc. 51 Mercer. ­facebook.com/events/763877050298978. Yuk Yuk’s See Thu 12.

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Sunday, June 15 Absolute Comedy See Thu 12. COMEDY @ THE WELL presents Paul Thompson,

Garrett Jamieson, Brian Aylward, hosts Dred Lee & Jag Ghankas and others. 8 pm. Free. The Well, 121 Ossington. ­thewellbarcafe.ca. DROP & GIVE ME 20! Comedy Bar present upand-coming comics doing 20 minutes w/ Merv Hartlen, Brian Ward, Natalie Norman and host Marc Hallworth. 8 pm. Pwyc. 945 Bloor W. ­comedybar.ca. HAPPY HOUR COMEDY Ein-Stein presents the Father’s Day True Open Mic. 8 pm. Free. 229 College. ein-stein.ca. MAD LAUGHS AND A SONG Madison Avenue Pub presents a weekly open mic comedy show and karaoke contest. 8 pm. Free. 14 Madison. ­madisonavenuepub.com. SAY WHA?! Sara Bynoe Entertainment presents readings of some of the worst writing ever published w/ Amanda Brooke Perrin, Kyle Bottom, Teddy Kellogg & Erin Rodgers. 7 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. ­comedybar.ca. Sixteen Scandals See Thu 12. THE STAND-UP 101 GRAD SHOW Second City Training Centre presents fresh new comics. 12:30 & 3:30 pm. $5. Absolute Comedy, 2335 Yonge. 416-486-7700, ­absolutecomedy.ca. SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE The Sketchersons present a weekly sketch and live music show. 9 pm. $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. Yuk Yuk’s See Thu 12.

Monday, June 16 ALTDOT COMEDY LOUNGE Rivoli presents Jason Rouse, Alex Pavone, Graham Kay, ñ Rick Lett, Jon Steinberg, Monty Scott, Keven

Soldo, Matt Shury, Alex Nussbaum, MC Rebecca Kohler and others. 9 pm. $5. 332 Queen W. ­altdotcomedylounge.com. THE BEST OF THE SECOND CITY presents classic and original sketch and improvisation. 8 pm. $14. Second City, 51 Mercer. ­secondcity.com. BIG CITY CAGE MATCH Comedy Bar presents a no-holds-barred comedy competition. 8 pm. $10, stu $5. 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca. CHEAP LAUGHS MONDAY PJ O’Briens Irish Pub presents a weekly open mic w/ Russell Roy. 9:30 pm. Free. 39 Colborne. 416-815-7562. IMPERIAL COMEDY SHOW Imperial Pub presents a weekly show. 9:30 pm. Free. 54 Dundas E. 416-977-4667, imperialcomedy.com. NERDY TALK The Social Capital presents stories from the lives of nerds. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. Black Swan, 154 Danforth, 2nd floor. 416903-5388, ­blackswancomedy.com. OFFICE PUB COMEDY presents pros & amateurs each week w/ hosts Cassandra Sansosti and Blayne Smith. 8 pm. Free. The Office Pub, 117 John. 416-977-1900. 200% VODKA The Social Capital presents a weekly show by the Black Swan Comedy Rep Company. 8 pm. Pwyc. Black Swan, 154 Danforth, 2nd fl. blackswancomedy.com.

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Tuesday, June 17 COMEDY COVE Blair Streeter presents Sandra Battaglini and Precious Chong, ñ followed by Jeff E’s Olde Fashioned Open Mic.

9 pm. Pwyc. Maple Leaf House, 2749 Lake Shore W. c­ omedycove.ca. THE FIRESTARTER Fox & Fiddle presents weekly pros and random lotto spots w/ host Kyle Andrews. 8:30 pm. Free. 280 Bloor W. 416-966-4369. FLAT TIRE COMEDY Amsterdam Bicycle Club presents stand-up w/ host Chrissie Cunningham. 9:30 pm. Free. 54 the Esplanade. ­facebook.com/­FlatTireComedy. FOUNTAIN ABBEY The Fountain presents stand-up w/ Diana Love and Julia Hladkowicz. 8 pm. Free. 1261 Dundas W. ­juliacomedy.com. IMPROV DROP-IN The Social Capital presents a weekly class and show. 6 pm. $5. Black Swan, 154 Danforth, 2nd fl. blackswancomedy.com. NTHE MERNAHUANA ZONE NXNE presents a live taping of Matt Mernagh’s podcast show. 7:20 pm. $tba or NXNE pass. Vapor Central, 667 Yonge, 2nd fl. nxne.com. NQUIP TALK WITH NICKY Quip Magazine and NXNE present a comedy talk show w/ host Nicky Nasrallah & others. 9 pm. $tba or NXNE wristband. Rivoli, 332 Queen W. nxne.com. Sixteen Scandals See Thu 12. THE SKIN OF MY NUTS presents a weekly open mic w/ Vandad Kardar. 9:30 pm. Free. Sonic Cafe, 60 Cecil. facebook.com/skinofmynuts. NYUK YUK’S TUESDAYS presents Launching Pad for new stand-ups at 9:30 pm. $4 or NXNE pass. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond W. 416967-6425, yukyuks.com.

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Wednesday, June 18 P120 WEDNESDAYS OPEN MIC Club 120 presents stand-up, sketch and improv w/ trans comedian Mandy Goodhandy and others. 9 pm. Free. 120 Church. club120.ca. ABSOLUTE COMEDY presents Pro-Am Night w/ headliner Matt Billon, Allen Yiu, Adam David, Chris Roberts, Dina Jackson, Francis Brian Shaw, Vitamin Steve and host K Trevor Wilson. 8:30 pm. $6. 2335 Yonge. a ­ bsolutecomedy.ca. CADILLAC COMEDY Cadillac Lounge presents Joel Buxton, Troupe Name Pending, Bitches Leave, the Palcoholics, host Marc Hallworth and others. 8:30 pm. Pwyc. 1296 Queen W. ­cadillaclounge.com. HUNGRY AT 8 The Social Capital presents a comedy show. 9:30 pm. Pwyc. Black Swan, 154 Danforth, 2nd fl. b ­ lackswancomedy.com. THE JULIEN DIONNE COMEDY HOUR C’est What presents stand-up by Dionne and music by Garage Baby. 9 pm. $10. 67 Front E. 416-8679499, cestwhat.ticketfly.com. MAGIC OVEN COMEDY presents weekly standup. 8 pm. Free. Magic Oven, 347 Keele. 416604-0202, facebook.com/MagicOvenKeele. NNXNE @ Studio Bar presents Brian Hatt, Ashley Moffat, Julia Hladkowicz, Garrett Clark, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, Matt O’Brien and others. 9 pm. $tba or NXNE pass. Studio Bar, 824 Dundas W. nxne.com. NNXNE @ Tranzac presents Scott Thompson, Peter Anthony, Stephen ­Spinola, Mark Debonis, Hannah Hogan and others. 9 pm. $tba or NXNE pass. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. nxne.com.

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MUST-SEE SHOWS N = NXNE; L = Luminato; P = Pride PAKASHA ART PROJECTS Photos: Patrick Lightheart, to Jun 30, reception 7-9 pm Jun 12. 511 Church, 2nd fl. 647-348-0104. ANGELL Photos: Alex Kisilevich, Jun 14-Jul 5, reception 6-9 pm Jun 14. 12 Ossington. 416-530-0444. BIRCH CONTEMPORARY Painting: Cathy Daley, to Jul 5. 129 Tecumseth. 416-365-3003. LDAVID PECAUT SQUARE Installation: Los Carpinteros, to Jun 15. 55 John. DIAZ CONTEMPORARY Kelly Mark, Jun 12-Jul 19, reception 7-9 pm Jun 12. 100 Niagara. 416-361-2972. ESP Sculpture: Jen Aitken, to Jun 14. 1450 Dundas W. 647-345-6163. EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS No.9: Contempor-

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THIS WEEK IN THE MUSEUMS AGO P Fan The Flames: Queer Positions In Photography, Jun 18-Aug 24. L Matthew

Barney, to Sep 28. Brian Jungen and Duane Linklater, to Jun 15. Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, to Jul 20 ($25, srs $21.50, stu $16.50). Scott McFarland, to Aug 10. $19.50, srs $16, stu $11, free Wed 6-8:30 pm (special exhibits excluded). 317 Dundas W. 416-979-6648. ART GALLERY OF YORK U Camilla Singh, to Jun 16. 4700 Keele, Accolade E. 416-7365169. PBLACKWOOD GALLERY Incident Light, to Jul 27. 3359 Mississauga N. 905-828-3789. DESIGN EXCHANGE Tapas: Spanish Design For Food, Jun 12-Aug 10. $10, stu/srs $8. 234 Bay. 416-363-6121. GARDINER MUSEUM P Léopold Foulem, Paul

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Mathieu and Richard Milette, to Sep 14. $12, stu $6, srs $8; Fri 4-9 pm discounts. 111 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8080. JUSTINA M. BARNICKE Rebecca Belmore, to Aug 9. 7 Hart House. 416-978-8398. MCMICHAEL CANADIAN LTerence Koh, to Jun 13, 9:15-10 pm (bus from Metro Centre, 200 Wellington, 7 pm, $10). Free. 10365 Islington (Kleinburg). 905-893-1121. MOCCA L Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell, to Jun 14, performance 7:30-10:30 pm ($35). P Over The Rainbow: Seduction And Identity; Par Amour/Paramour, Jun 17-Aug 17. 952 Queen W. 416-395-0067. ROM The Forbidden City: Inside The Court Of China’s Emperors, to Sep 1 ($27, stu/srs $24.50). Michael Awad, to Sep 28. $16, stu/

breaking the spirit and compelling obedience in other restrictive societies. Kotátková’s only in her early 30s, but her work draws heavily on imagery from the period Miller evokes. In collages that have both a Dadaist and Kafkaesque absurdist feel, she applies white lines that seem to encage, bind or blindfold the figures in old black-and-white photographs or their cut-out body parts. Two sculptures feature children’s sweaters: one is punctured by metal tubes that hold tree branches, a violent yet graceful metaphor for growth; another is encased in a metal harness from which rods project holding children’s books at a just-out-of-reach distance, embodying the confusion of indoctrination. In a third sculpture Kotátková comments on the crippling effect of institutionalization and schooling by adding various cages, including one at head level, to a childsized wheelchair. At the centre of the space is a pyramidal assemblage of child- and adult-sized tables. On its own the sculpture would seem abstract, the forest of metal legs recalling the patterns of early Mondrian paintings. But in the context of Kotátková’s show it becomes a kind of 3D classroom or playground climber, a potent metaphor for the aspirations at work in the education system and children’s irrepressible urge to scramble to the top. Like the three women in Scrap Metal’s previous exhibit, Kotátková showed at the 2013 Venice Biennale. We have the gallery and curatorial group Art en Valise to thank for bringing this eloquent artist to Canada for the first time. 3 art@nowtoronto.com

16-22. S of Queen West from Niagara to Tecumseth. nxne.com. NNXNE AT O’KEEFE OVERPASS Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson, Jun 16-22. Dundas E and O’Keefe. nxne.com. NNXNE ON STAFFORD Alexa Senna, Jun 16-19. 76 Stafford. nxne.com. O’BORN CONTEMPORARY Drawing/painting: John Monteith, to Jul 26. 131 Ossington. 416-413-9555.

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The Sex Offensive group show, Jun 17-29. 984 Queen W. 416-504-7142. SUSAN HOBBS Magenta group show, to Aug 2. 137 Tecumseth. 416-504-3699. WHIPPERSNAPPER GALLERY Caitlin Gallupe and Elif Saydam, Jun 13-27, reception 6-9 pm Jun 13. 594B Dundas W. 647-856-2445. YYZ Sculpture: Michael A Robinson and Maura Doyle, to Jul 5. 401 Richmond W. 416-598-4546.

srs $14.50; Fri 4:30-8:30 pm $10, stu/srs $9. 100 Queen’s Park. 416-586-8000. PRYERSON IMAGE CENTRE What It Means To Be Seen: Photograph And Queer Visibility; Zanele Muholi, Muholi talk 7:30 pm Jun 17, Jun 18-Aug 24, reception 6 pm Jun 18. 33 Gould. 416-979-5164. TEXTILE MUSEUM Ying Gao, to Sep 1. The Eternity Code: Archaeology, Textiles And Preservation, to Sep 21. $15, srs $10, stu $6; pwyc Wed 5-8 pm. 55 Centre. 416-599-5321. U OF T ART CENTRE Through The Body: Contemporary Chinese Women Artists; Archiving Public Sex, to Jun 28. 15 King’s College Circle. 416-978-1838.

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Luminato sticks with it LUMINATO LITERARY PICNIC in Trinity Bellwoods Park (155 Crawford), rain location Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw), Sunday (June 15), noon to 3:30 pm. Picnic free, Literary Walks $25. luminatofestival.com.

You gotta hand it to Luminato. The fest’s decision to scrap its multiday literary component in favour of a single-day outdoor literary event proved Zoe disastrous last year. Whittall Hours of teeming rain repelled even the most devoted book lover. But the fest’s not giving up on the concept. Programmer Noah Richler is putting the fest’s literary eggs in one basket yet again at another day-long picnic slated for Sunday. Some things have changed. This time around, there’s a rain location at Artscape just in case Mother Nature again refuses to cooperate. And Richler’s got a theme going on. He’s asking his 45 scheduled writers to organize their talks and readings around the theme Unseen Toronto. That gives scribes like Korean-Canadian Ins Choi, edgy queer Zoe Whittall and Giller Prize winner Austin Clarke the chance to share new details about their experience and communities.

In a welcome development, Richler’s added Literary Walks that lets picnickers leave the site via shuttle buses to go on treks with writers specializing in particular neighbourhoods. You can tromp along T.O.’s ravines with Alissa York, whose novel Fauna brought to life the area’s animal rescuers and defenders of nature. Stellar thriller writer Andrew Pyper (The Demonologist) leads a walk through the Queen West haunts where he set his book The Killing Circle. No doubt he’ll be an entertaining host. And Cary Fagan Ins Choi hosts a stroll through Kensington Market, whose sights, smells and characters inspired his novel A Bird’s Eye, shortlisted for last year’s Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. I still miss aspects of the old Luminato literary package – especially proCary grams that focused on Fagan specific ideas – and the day could use some events where authors talk to each other instead of only to audiences. But this is Richler’s first year on the job. I’m betting he’ll expand the plan SUSAN G. COLE next year. susanc@nowtoronto.com | @susangcole

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Thursday, June 12 EVENING WITH QUEER WRITERS Vivek Shraya, Trevor Corkum, Maureen ñ Hynes, Dani Couture and Shawn Syms. 9 pm. PAN

Free. Steady Café, 1051 Bloor W. plenitudemagazine.ca. DEAN GARLICK 7 pm. Free. Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles. anotherstory.ca. NORA GOLD 5 pm. Free. OISE, rm 2-214, 252 Bloor W. oise.utoronto.ca/cwse. STEVEN MCCABE 7:30 pm. Free. Tango Palace Coffee House, 1156 Queen E. 416-465-8085.

Sunday, June 15 JEFF COTTRILL/KATE MARSHALL FLAHERTY/ SONJA GRECKOL/JIM JOHNSTONE/MARNI VAN DYK 6 pm. Free. Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor W. plasticinepoetry.com.

PELISHA LIM 2-5 pm. Free. Onsite @ OCAD U, 230 Richmond W. ocadu.ca/onsite.

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(bring lunch). Trinity Bellwoods Park, 155 Crawford (rain location: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw). luminatofestival.com. LLITERARY WALKS Walks led by authors Cary Fagan, Andrew Pyper and Alissa York. 2, 3 & 4 pm. $25. luminatofestival.com. LTHE LOST SONGS OF TORONTO Literary event. 6 pm. $18 & $25. Edward Day Gallery, 952 Queen W. luminatofestival.com. TORONTO POETRY SLAM Spoken word competition with guest poet V. 8 pm. $5. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen W. torontopoetryslam.com.

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Manulife, 55 Bloor W. chapters.indigo.ca. HUGH HOWEY 7 pm. Free. Lillian H Smith Library, 239 College. torontopubliclibrary.ca. TRILLIUM AWARD FINALISTS Barry Dempster, Helen Humphreys, Craig Davidson, Lorna Goodison, Hannah Moscovitch and Peter Unwin read. 7 pm. Free. Reference Library, 789 Yonge. Pre-register eventbrite.com.

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Tuesday, June 17 DESCANT LAUNCH: A SUMMER READER Readings by Assia Messaoudi, Heather Babcock, Mark Kingwell and others. 7 pm. Free. Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor W. descant.ca. NICK POWER/MAUREEN HYNES Poetry reading. 7 pm. Free. St Clair/Silverthorn Library, 1748 St Clair W. torontopubliclibrary.ca. PKEN SETTERINGTON The Branded By The Pink Triangle author discusses events in LGBTQ history. 7-8 pm. Free. Bendale Library, 1515 Danforth Rd. 416-396-8190. RICHARD SWIFT AND WAYNE ELWOOD

Authors discuss the alternative of economic degrowth. 6 pm. Free. Supermarket, 268 Augusta. 416-840-0501.

Wednesday, June 18 PKAMAL AL-SOLAYLEE 1 pm. Free. City Hall Library, 100 Queen W. 416-393-7650. PSKY GILBERT 7 pm. North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge. torontopubliclibrary.ca. THE 3 GREEK SISTERS Talking about their new cookbook. 6 pm. Free. Riverdale Library, 370 Broadview. torontopubliclibrary.ca. WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE Reading by 25 Canadian authors including Linwood Barclay, Lynn Crosbie, Andrew Pyper and Zoe Whitall. 7:30 pm. $10, stu/yth under 25 free. Harbourfont Centre Brigantine Rm, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, ifoa.org.

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(Yuzo Asahara). 121 minutes. Subtitled. Screens Thursday (June 12), 7:30 pm, as the opening gala of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival; and Sunday (June 15), 11:30 am. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (6 Garamond). 416-441-2345. jccc.on.ca/torontojff. See Indie & Rep Film, page 86. Rating: NNNN

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I only ever see Richard Ayoade at the Toronto Film Festival, and that’s a shame. He’s a thoughtful director and an endlessly interesting conversationalist. Talking to him for 10 minutes just makes me wish I’d had twice as much time or more. For example, we could have gone on a lot longer about the influence of eastern European filmmakers on his new movie, The Double. The grimy, bureaucratic hell through which Jesse Eisenberg’s nervous Simon moves is straight out of the bleak Polish films of the 60s. “Yeah, definitely,” he nods, seated at the noisy bar on the second floor of the Lightbox. “Most people have said Brazil, but it really

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wasn’t that much in my mind. But Polanski definitely was – you know, all of his stuff, like Repulsion and The Tenant and Rosemary’s Baby.” Those films share a common paranoia, which surfaces in Ayoade’s film when Simon meets his confident new co-worker James, who looks exactly like him, only cooler. “It feels like there are lots of people who could play one [character], but you don’t feel they’d be able to play the other,” Ayoade says. Eisenberg “has the things you want – he is incredibly precise but very emotionally engaged. He didn’t feel ‘outside-in’ ever, but he is able to do all the technical things that are required for film acting as well.” Those technical things were not inconsiderable, given how often Eisenberg appears with himself. “The majority of it is stuff that hasn’t really changed from old Bette Davis films,” Ayoade marvels. “You do a close-up of one ‘person,’ then another ‘person,’ and it looks like they’re looking at one another. It’s a completely constructed space. So, yeah, in a way it’s remarkable when someone can do both on the same day, but it’s also what all actors do: they play multiple characters. It’s just that this is part of the narrative here.”

THE DOUBLE (Richard Ayoade) Rating: NNNN Though it’s based on the Dostoevsky story about a meek office drone unhinged by the arrival of a successful, articulate man who looks exactly like him, Richard Ayoade’s follow-up to Submarine owes an equal debt to the collected works of Franz Kafka, Terry Gilliam and Roman Polanski. But The Double finds its own bizarre tone about 15 minutes in and never looks back. Arch, weird and very, very funny, it’s like watching an entire Bulgarian film festival in a single sitting. Jesse Eisenberg’s dual performance plays like a solo show of his breakout film Roger Dodger, and Mia Wasikowska is nicely spiky as a co-worker who becomes the object of both men’s affection. Clearly aware that this is his one shot to tell this sort of story, Ayoade fills The Double with tiny, perfect comic vignettes and terrific cameos by virtually everyone with whom he’s ever worked. Paddy Considine has never been NW better.

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For the various characters with whom both Eisenbergs interact, Ayoade reached out to actors he knows and admires, like Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine and Craig Roberts, who all starred in his first feature, Submarine. “You want someone good to play each part,” he says, “and that part isn’t trivial. And so you want the best person you could possibly call on to do it.” To play a brief role as an obnoxious nurse in a hospital emergency room, Ayoade could think of no one better than his IT Crowd co-star Chris O’Dowd. “The last person you’d want to meet in such a serious situation would be a sort of slightly gossipy nurse who would not feel that situation sensitively,” Ayoade laughs, “and I knew he’d be able to do that. But now he’s done Bridesmaids and he’s famous.” Speaking of breaking through in America, would Ayoade, who’s directed an episode of Community and starred in The Watch in the U.S., ever consider moving across the pond for more work? “I’m biased toward filming within a drive of my house, really,” he laughs. “I have this theory that Kubrick developed his fear of flying around the same time he had children. I can understand why you don’t want to be called upon to leave.” 3 normw@nowtoronto.com | @normwilner

The opening gala of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival is a handsome historical picture that’s served up with a pinch of melodrama, a smidgen of comedy and a healthy dollop of Jane Austen-style romance. In feudal Japan, samurai Yasunobu (Kengo Kora) is forced to follow his father, Dennai’s (Toshiyuki Nishida), footsteps as “kitchen samurai,” preparing food for his region’s clan. Yasunobu is more comfortable with a sword than a sushi knife, however, which is where Haru (Aya Ueto), a fiery maid with an extraordinary culinary gift, comes in. Dennai has discovered her and arranges a marriage between the two, although Yasunobu’s heart belongs to someone else. There’s enough plot for two features, and a narrative about rebellions doesn’t always blend well with the other ingredients. But the picture is beautiful-looking, and director Yuzo Asahara has assembled a terrific cast, starting with Ueto, whose expressive eyes, sly wit and flashes of impertinence feel believable. Kora’s transformation from stiff, proud warrior to humbled husband is terrific. And the film is almost stolen by the earthy Nishida and Kimiko Yo, who plays his savvy wife. The opening, catered by the renowned restaurant Kaiseki Yuzen Hashimoto, is sold out, but if you catch the encore screening Sunday, be sure to make reservations at another good place. I guarantee your stomach will be grumbling during the food scenes. GLENN SUMI

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BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA, JUNE 13�15 & 22.

Presented in partnership with Hot Docs, join us for four days of world premieres, feature-lengths, and shorts. Grab some popcorn and a seat with the NXNE Film Festival wristband, available at nxne.com/tickets. Single tickets ($11 regular price; $8 for Bloor members) can be purchased via the Bloor Cinema website at bloorcinema.com. LUCK’S HARD – RON HAWKINS AND THE DO GOOD ASSASSINS

WORLD PREMIERE | (Directors: Daniel Williams & David Brown) 10:00 pm – Feature Ron Hawkins (Lowest of The Low) goes not for a solo act with backup, but a real band so good he ends up recording a double album with them. This is an intimate look at the formation of a band and the recording of an album – complete with the trials and tribulations of a nearfatal illness and all the necessary angst that accompanies a tour. Directors Daniel Williams & David Brown and Ron Hawkins and the Do Good Assassins will be in attendance for a Q&A. This Film Should Be Played Loud event – arrive early for a DJ set at 9:30 pm.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15 FRIDAY, JUNE 13

LA VOZ DE LOS SILENCIADOS (THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE | (Director: Maximón Monihan) 6:00 pm – Feature La Voz De Los Silenciados takes us inside the mind and heartbreak of Olga, a deaf teenager brought from Latin America to New York City, under the false promise of attending a “Christian Sign Language School.” Upon arrival we enter a world of immigrant trafficking and life is turned upside-down as she’s enslaved by an international criminal ring. Based on a real case broken by the NYPD.

RIOT ON THE DANCE FLOOR

CANADIAN PREMIERE | (Director: Steve Tozzi) 9:30 pm – Feature The gritty story of one of New Jersey’s most fabled underground music clubs and its larger-than-life promoter Randy Now are revealed through in-depth interviews, archival footage, and iconic photography by Thrasher Magazine’s Ken Salerno. Riot on the Dance Floor is a journey of musical champions, underdogs, and the freedom and liberation of having complete creative control. Director Steve Tozzi will be in attendance for a Q&A. This Film Should Be Played Loud event – join us for a DJ set at 8:30 pm.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 WHOOPS!

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE (Director: Sam Robinson) 12:30 pm – Feature The Clements lead an ordinary life with one small snag. In a quiet cul-de-sac in leafy suburbia, loving mother and wife Rose Clements is quietly stacking up a body count of accidental murders... through no motivation other than her

own clumsiness. Through ingenious body disposal methods and cover-ups, Rose and her husband Dave attempt to maintain an air of normality in the home. Producers Sam & Jan Robinson will be in attendance for a Q&A. Preceded by

THE UNCLUDED – “ORGANS” CANADIAN PREMIERE | (Director: Rob Shaw) 12:30 pm – Short The painful process of grief and the grace of organ donation punctuate the latest music video “Organs” by rock duo The Uncluded.

BORN TO RUIN

WORLD PREMIERE | (Director: Brendan McCarney) 3:00 pm – Feature Born To Ruin follows Toronto-based band Wildlife as they record their sophomore album, On the Heart. The film is a candid and sincere look at life in the studio: writing, jamming, boredom, drinking, laughing, fighting, and celebrating. An incredibly honest view into the lives of five best friends, as they try to write and record an album to lift them beyond the Toronto indie-rock scene. Director Brendan McCarney and Wildlife will be in attendance for a Q&A. Preceded by

VANN “PIANO MAN” WALLS: THE SPIRIT OF R&B

CANADIAN PREMIERE | (Director: Steven Morris) 12:30 pm – Feature Vann “Piano Man” Walls was a rhythm and blues pioneer. We follow him and his peers as we wade through his adventure of musical history and performance. From New York City to Montreal, the viewer

heads into the studio with Vann, where he produces the final album of a career that spanned more than 65 years. Director Steven Morris will be in attendance for a Q&A. Preceded by

THE CORRESPONDENTS – “FEAR & DELIGHT”

(Director: Naren Wilks) 12:30 pm – Short This video pushes the boundaries of a new type of filmmaking. The process is known as “composited camera,” where multiple cameras act as one. The end result is the same action from different viewpoints – like looking through a kaleidoscope in director Naren Wilks’ combination of the footage.

LIES I TOLD MY LITTLE SISTER

CANADIAN PREMIERE | (Director: William J. Stribling) 3:00 pm – Feature After the death of her oldest sister, a globe-trotting nature photographer is guilted onto a family trip to Cape Cod, along with the younger sister she used to torment. Amid recriminations, revelations, a very strange shopkeeper, and an old romance, they square off against the patterns of childhood. Preceded by

SAD MONSTER

(Director: Kurt Dettbarn) 3:00 pm – Short A heartbreaking tale of a little girl and the monster she kicks out of her closet. Director Kurt Dettbarn will be in attendance.

CANADIAN PREMIERE | (Director: Kestrin Pantera) 6:30 pm – Feature The story focuses on a thirty-something named Channing whose invention of a karaoke bar on wheels points her firmly on the road to endless hipsterdom – just as her husband Chazz contracts the “domesticity” bug and the urge to procreate. Which primal urge will win? Director Kestrin Pantera will be in attendance for a Q&A. Preceded by

C.T.R.L.

CANADIAN PREMIERE | (Director: Mariana Conde) 6:30 pm – Short A young man’s attempt at a first contact with a love interest is hijacked in a most entertaining way. Director Mariana Conde will be in attendance.

WELL NOW YOU’RE HERE, THERE’S NO WAY BACK THE QUIET RIOT MOVIE

CANADIAN PREMIERE | (Director: Regina Russell) 9:45 pm – Feature The career of Frankie Banali, drummer of Quiet Riot, took a major sideswipe when his singer and best friend Kevin DuBrow died in 2007. In 2010 and at a cross roads in his life, Banali has to forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter. Director Regina Russell and Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali will be in attendance for a Q&A. This Film Should Be Played Loud event – arrive early for a DJ set at 9:00 pm. Preceded by

PANAMA

CANADIAN PREMIERE | (Director: Chris Connelly) 9:45 pm – Short Two backup dancers from the Van Halen video for “Panama” reunite 30 years later, only to find out that their lives have gone in two very different directions. Director Chris Connelly will be in attendance.

AT THE CORNER OF QUEEN AND BATHURST

(Director: Steve “Heretik” Bodner) 3:00 pm – Short The Big Bop was more than a concert venue – it was a home for punks, headbangers, and other societal rejects. At the end of January 2010 The Big Bop closed its doors to make way for a highend furniture store. At the Corner of Queen and Bathurst explores what The Big Bop meant as a landmark all-ages concert venue to its former employees and patrons. Director Steve “Heretik” Bodner will be in attendance.

LET’S RUIN IT WITH BABIES

BOYHOOD

CANADIAN PREMIERE | (Director: Richard Linklater) 6:00 pm – Feature Filmed from 2002 to 2013, Boyhood covers 12 years in the life of a family. Mason and his older sister Samantha learn to face the realities of growing up, while their divorced parents cope with the ongoing challenges of parenting in an ever-evolving landscape. Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22 LAUGH SABBATH FILM FESTIVAL

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Derek Jarman’s fleshy adaptation of Edward II screens at the Lightbox.

Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless enter the Dragon’s den again.

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world of the original by introducing a new villain and a new element of the hero’s backstory. And though we can occasionally see the gears grinding on HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 some of those elements – especially (Dean DeBlois). 102 minutes. Opens the shouty baddie, overplayed by DjiFriday (June 13). For venues and times, see mon Hounsou – they do what they’re Movies, page 79. Rating: NNNN supposed to do, extending the story and adding new problems rather than How To Train Your Dragon ended perrehashing the first movie’s conflicts. fectly, with misfit Viking teen Hiccup The insistence on a larger canvas (voiced by Jay Baruchel) finding his does nudge Dragon 2 away from its place in his little village and earning his greatest strength, which is the relafather’s respect by befriending the tionship between Baruchel’s Hiccup wounded monster he named Toothless and Toothless, the mute but amazingly and helping warriors and dragons expressive dragon, who’s got even understand each other. more of a personality here. That’s But a hit movie demands a sequel, where the pure, unfettered joy is, and and so DreamWorks Animation made the movie is at its best when it just another one. For a movie that doesn’t leans into that. need to exist, it’s pretty damn good. Even if Dragon 3 is two hours of B:3.833” Following the Kung Fu Panda 2 temToothless diving into snowdrifts, I’m in. plate, the second Dragon expands theT:3.833” NORMAN WILNER

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The image of Pride in Toronto tends to be one of sweat, sunblock and suffocating crowds, but this year TIFF has found a way for us to appreciate WorldPride as God surely intended: with air conditioning and popcorn. In partnership with Inside Out, TIFF is launching Bent Lens: Pride On Screen, a summer-long program of retrospectives, talks and individual screenings celebrating the queer eye on film. The series kicks off tonight with Queer Pagan Punk: The Films Of Derek Jarman, a retrospective of the late English filmmaker’s magnificent oeuvre. Perhaps best known here for Edward II and The Last Of England, which enjoyed long lives in Toronto rep cinemas and video stores in the 80s and 90s, Jarman perfected a lavish, artifice-heavy style that managed to be simultaneously theatrical and cinematic. His first feature, Sebastiane, riffs on Pasolini’s The Gospel According To St. Matthew in its blackand-white camerawork and open appreciation of its male stars. It’s a ballsy work for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it’s performed entirely in Latin. Jarman’s colour films are just as stunning – visual indulgences that pay as much attention to their costumes and the faces of frequent collaborators Tilda Swinton and Nigel Terry as they do to subverting their texts: fleshy interpretations of Shakespeare (The Tempest) and Marlowe (Edward II), althistory biographies of Caravaggio and Wittgenstein, a stunning adaptation of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. An HIV-positive gay man at a time when that

was a death sentence, Jarman worked with a fury that blazed onscreen. His essay films – The Last Of England, The Garden, the gorgeous, experimental Blue – are works of profound empathy for the present and deep concern for the future. They’re the testaments of a man who knows he doesn’t have a lot of time, so he might as well make an impression. He certainly did that. The Jarman retrospective opens Thursday (June 12) at 8:45 pm with a screening of Isaac Julien’s memorial documentary, Derek, introduced by its director. Additional Bent Lens offerings include a 10thanniversary screening of Jonathan Caouette’s Tarnation and a singalong screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig And The Angry Inch – both on June 24, with the filmmakers in attendance. There’ll be a salute to Inside Out’s short-film program, 10 Queers In 10 Years: A Decade Of Local Heroes (June 26), and a sidebar of LGBT rights documentaries presented at the Miles Nadal JCC in conjunction with the WorldPride Human Rights Conference. Oh, and then there’s Skin Flicks, a retrospective of Bruce LaBruce’s movies that runs from June 19 to July 3 and will feature the Toronto premiere of a new digital restoration of the director’s 1996 feature, Hustler White – words I never thought I’d type. I’m hugely conflicted about LaBruce. He’s a very smart artist and an invaluable force in the queer landscape, but he makes movies that have far more significance as cultural signposts than as cinema. I just can’t get past the amateurish acting and transgressive posturing. Oddly, I feel much the same way about Lee Daniels, who’s also part of the Bent Lens program in an In Conversation With… appearance on the afternoon of June 22. But, hey, art doesn’t have to speak to everyone, and I’m not exactly the target market here. 3 normw@nowtoronto.com | @normwilner

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Made in Italy Some al dente cinematic offerings from the ICFF Italian Contemporary Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King West) and Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor West) from Thursday (June 12) to June 20. For schedule, see Indie & Rep Film, page 86. icff.ca/toronto.

Rush job The Best Offer (Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy). 124 minutes. Tonight (June 12), 7 pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox; June 19, 9:15 pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Rating: NNN

A magnificent central performance by Geoffrey Rush single-handedly elevates Giuseppe Tornatore’s Englishlanguage drama from well-appointed Euro-trifle to worthwhile diversion. As a fussy, corrupt Italian auctioneer who becomes obsessed with a reclusive young woman (Danish TV star

­ ylvia Hoeks) when he’s asked to S ­appraise her family’s belongings, Rush is simply terrific, holding the camera with the slightest of looks or the smallest bit of physical business. It’s a complex and difficult character, and Rush inhabits the part fully, which goes a long way to compensate for Tornatore’s undercooked script, which strains to find worthy subplots for co-stars Donald Sutherland and Jim Sturgess. Ultimately, this is Rush’s movie, and everything else is a distraction. NORMAN WILNER 

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Meh Mona Mona Lisa Is Missing (Joe Medeiros, U.S./UK/Italy/France). 86 minutes. Saturday (June 14), 4 pm, TIFF Bell Lightbox. Rating: NN When he was just starting out, TV writer Joe Medeiros wrote a fictional script about the real theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911 by an Italian mason named Vincenzo Peruggia. Medeiros never got that movie made, but his self-described obsession with the case has led to this personal documentary.

Mona Lisa Is Missing explores ­ er­uggia’s background, talks to his surP viving relatives, visits the apartment where the painting was hidden for two years as the thief waited for the heat to die down, and even considers alternate theories about who stole the Mona Lisa and why. There are some intriguing historical nuggets here, but Medeiros buries them under hacky sound effects, cutout animation and far too much footage of himself and his crew chasing the story around Europe, as if he’s worried NW the audience might get bored.  normw@nowtoronto.com | @normwilner

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Uneven ­outing Silent Retreat (Tricia Lee). 95 minutes. For venues and times, see Movies, page 79. Rating: NN Tricia Lee’s Silent Retreat starts out really well, establishing an eerie mood in its opening scenes as troubled Janey (Chelsea Jenish) arrives at a remote ­juvenile rehabilitation centre somewhere in northern Ontario. Well, it’s more of a compound, really – just a few cabins and a dining hall where the residents can think about what’s brought them to this point in their lives in the complete absence of communication, verbal or otherwise. No talking, no singing, no listening to music, no writing, no reading. In that nicely unsettling first movement, Janey explores her surroundings, clashes with her authoritarian overseer (Robert Nolan) and starts wondering what’s in that one creepy cabin – and why the people who run the place are so freaked out about being outdoors once the sun goes down. But when we get the point where answers become necessary and Corey Brown’s script has to start explaining things, it slides into fairly conventional horror beats, shortchanging character development for shocks, gore and at least one plot point that should have been reconsidered during the development stage. There’s real talent here, both in front of the camera and behind it, but it doesn’t quite gel the way it needs to. NORMAN WILNER 

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Hairy mess WOLFCOP (Lowell Dean). 79 minutes. Opens Friday (June 13). For venues and times, see Movies page 79. Rating: NN Low-budget, 80s-style Canadian horror-comedy WolfCop announces its campy aspirations, and entire plot, in its title. Aiming for so-bad-it’s-good status, this derivative effort gets stuck in moderately bad. Instead of non-actors monotonously flubbing their lines, a very capable Leo Fafard slums it as Deputy Sheriff Lou, an alcoholic with a per­petual hangover who wakes up to a full moon after a satanic ritual turns him into the titular lycanthrope.

Now he’s fighting crime and cults with his ability to literally sniff out the bad guys. There’s a small-town conspiracy he nibbles away at, but that feels like unnecessary padding in a movie where the audience is meant to just show up drunk and relish watching faces being ripped off Hannibalstyle. All that sleuthing might send the audience out for a bathroom break or beer refill. The makeup department has fun with the transformation scenes, mimicking buckets of blood, torn flesh and swollen genitals that are put to good use when WolfCop makes time for some cross-species fornication. Such sight gags are good for a smirk in a film where the comedy orbits the ticklish concept without getting much RADHEYAN SIMONPILLAI mileage out of it.

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Burt’s Buzz feels like the most cynical corporate video ever made, taking an hour and a half to tell us what could be conveyed in a single sentence: Burt Shavitz, iconic co-​founder of the Burt’s Bees empire, is ambivalent about his success. Recognized around the world thanks to his image emblazoned on every Burt’s Bees product, the 76-​year-​old

would rather just live unbothered in his little Maine house, but he’s forever being dragged out for public appearances. Jody Shapiro’s cameras follow him and his minders as he prepares, somewhat grudgingly, for a trip to ­Taiwan. Insight into the man is promised but never arrives; he doesn’t like talking about himself, how his ex-​partner bought him out of the business or what arrangements were made to keep him as the public face of the operation. It’s an hour in – after various corporate appearances and multiple full-​screen close-​ups of Burt’s Bees products – that Shapiro even touches on that, and only superficially. Norman Wilner 

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No cheer ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE (Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson). 90 minutes. Opens Friday (June 6). For venues and times, see Movies, page 79. Rating: N All Cheerleaders Die is a bloody mess – and not in a good way. After a cheerleader acquaintance dies in an accident, outsider Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) seeks vengeance on the dead girl’s friends in the squad and football team. Maddy’s plans go awry, however, when her clingy Wiccan exgirlfriend (Sianoa Smit-McPhee) en-

ters the scene and begins – how to put it? – getting her rocks off. Directors Lucky McKee and Chris ­Siverston mix genres liberally and reference any number of campy high school flicks. But they have no idea how to construct a movie. Maddy’s ­intentions are never clear – we don’t even know if she liked her dead friend. And while the youn­g, nubile actors are attractive and up for anything, they’re completely interchangeable, which makes it hard to care as they get picked off. Some plot developments are simply incomprehensible. On the plus side, the blood looks GLENN SUMI pretty real.

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(D: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, 112 min) Odd couple Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum reunite after 2012’s 21 Jump Street, this time playing cops who infiltrate a college to solve some goofy crime. Expect big laughs from the directorial team of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the hilarious duo behind the recent Lego Movie. Opens Friday (June 13). Screened after press time – see review June 13 at ­nowtoronto.com/movies.

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Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy is a

high-def broadcast of the successful ­recent touring production of Uhry’s play about an elderly Southern Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur, ­starring Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones. 90 min. Jun 14, 12:30 pm, at Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Scarborough, Courtney Park 16, Queensway, SilverCity Yonge, Yonge & Dundas 24

All Cheerleaders Die (Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson) 90 min. See review, page 78. N (GS) Opens Jun 13 at Carlton Cinema The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Marc

Webb) delivers virtually everything its ­predecessor did, in more or less the same order. The non-super stuff between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is just as strong as ever, but the subplot about Peter’s dad and his super-secret research is entirely unnecessary, and the need to set up more projects starts to weigh the picture down by the end. 142 min. NNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Queensway, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Yorkdale

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(Ingrid Venin­ ger) feels like a transitional project for director Veninger – and I mean that in a good way. The reigning queen of lo-fi Canadian cinema has upped her game without abandoning any of her characteristic whimsy. Her tale of an acting teacher (Aaron Poole) who dresses his students in animal costumes and sends them out into Toronto to jump around and hug people has a narrative structure with solid story beats rather than the gentle drift of Only, Modra and i am a good person/i am a bad person. It also further distinguishes itself with a more formal visual style than she’s attempted before. Veninger’s still doing what she does best: finding moving moments of emotional connection between awkward, confused people. It’s just that this time one of them’s wearing a squirrel suit. 90 min. NNNN (NW) TIFF Bell Lightbox

Being Ginger (Scott P. Harris) chronicles director Harris’s search for why there’s a dating bias against gingers like him. It starts off like some icky, self-indulgent vanity project, but Harris has an appealing, unpretentious and friendly presence, and he seems up for anything – including asking out a woman who says she likes

redheads because of Harry Potter’s pal Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Damian Lewis from Homeland. The film gathers emotional weight when Harris opens up about being bullied. He doesn’t dig too deeply into the societal reasons for the prejudice or even offer a list of famous redheads. Those things could have provided a bit more context and increased the running time. 69 min. NNN (GS) Carlton Cinema, Kingsway Theatre

Belle (Amma Asante) spins the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, daughter of an 18th century British naval officer and an African slave, into a historical biopic that aspires to more complexity than its lavish costume-drama packaging will allow. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a strong lead as a young woman brought up among gentry while forever kept at a remove from them; Tom Wilkinson is nicely stuffy as the uncle who’s raised her, and Sarah Gadon is terrific as his more privileged daughter. But while Misan Sagay’s script is rife with intriguing subtext, the text itself is a little simplistic, with stilted dialogue and broader-than-necessary supporting performances by Miranda Richardson and Tom ­Felton as Dido’s social-climbing antagonists. Those elements work against Asante’s goal of an accessible, mass-audience drama that shows how the story’s real issues of race and gender are still (sadly) entirely relevant today. 104 min. NNN (NW) Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, Kingsway Theatre, Yonge & Dundas 24 Blended (Frank Coraci) is Adam Sandler’s

latest dump into theatres as star and producer. Sandler and his Wedding Singer costar Drew Barrymore play single parents who, after enduring a bad blind date, find themselves saddled together with their broods on a South African safari – a ridiculous scenario that requires the crappy screenplay to perform plot-machination backflips. Instead of building on Sandler’s knack for intimate comedy, the movie ­surrounds him with horny rhinos, wild ­ostrich rodeos and supporting players like Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Nealon, whose mere presence is supposed to signal comedy despite the absence of actual jokes. 117 min. N (RS) Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

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(Reuben Atlas) is a fascinating look at the jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop outfit Hypnotic Brass ­Ensemble, which consists of eight real-life brothers, all sons (from three different moms) of jazz trumpeter and African rights activist Phil Cohran. When the film begins, director Atlas finds the Chicagoborn kids trying to make it in the Big Apple, playing on street corners, hawking CDs and talking about how they don’t want to sell out to record companies. That suspicion of the Man comes from growing up with their dad, who played with the greats but was eventually shut out of the biz. Will the sons follow their father’s ­example or adapt not only to new kinds of music, but new ways of marketing themselves? The film is rich with themes, and Atlas expertly interweaves archival footage, present-day interviews and clips of jams with Mos Def and Prince. And there’s unexpected emotional resonance near the end when the boys ask their dad to collaborate on a track called, appropriately enough, Black Boy. 80 min. NNNN (GS)

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Burt’s Buzz (Jody Shapiro) 88 min. See review, page 78. NN (NW) Opens Jun 13 at TIFF Bell Lightbox

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(Jon Favreau) hangs its drama on a social-media premise that’s a little on the cutesy side. Writer/director/ star Favreau plays a celebrity chef who picks a Twitter fight with a restaurant critic (Oliver Platt) that ends up torching his career, forcing him to start over in a food truck with his son (Emjay Anthony) and best pal (John Leguizamo). It’s 20 minutes too long and a hair too manipulative, but Favreau is intent on delivering such a pleasurable little movie that it almost seems unfair to hold his excesses against him – and you wouldn’t want him to cut the cameos from his Marvel buddies. Bonus points for the exquisite food prep sequences, the most convincing I’ve seen in years; even vegans are likely to leave the theatre craving a Cuban sandwich. 115 min. NNNN (NW) Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Mississauga, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Queensway, SilverCity Yonge, Varsity, Yonge & Dundas 24

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Cyber-Seniors (Saffron Cassaday) c­ hronicles the efforts of some patient youngsters to teach internet skills to their elders, but there’s little to justify this as a feature-length release instead of a PSA. It never expands beyond comfortable boundaries of class or race; for a film made in Toronto, the absence of colour is startling. Touching as it is to see seniors connect with loved ones via Skype or social media, the impact of the digital-age generation gap is surely greater on seniors living with limited resources or other ­challenges. The internet project is laudable, and the elderly subjects are genuinely inspiring, but individual profiles are cursory. Director Cassaday largely settles for cute-oldster YouTube material and easy sentiment. 74 min. NN (José Teodoro) Carlton Cinema

Divergent (Neil Burger) is the latest attempt to launch the next Hunger Games, and the first to nakedly mimic that franchise with another post-apocalyptic tale of a young woman (Shailene Woodley) fighting to save her people from an elaborate political conspiracy. Problem is, it takes nearly two hours to get going, ­wasting all its time on dull-witted worldbuilding and endless training sequences. 140 min. NN (NW) Scotiabank Theatre The Double ñNNNN

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is a surprisingly playful mashup of Groundhog Day and Aliens, with Tom Cruise as a cowardly warrior who’s killed battling an ET invasion in France, only to find himself reliving the events leading up to his death over and over, often alongside a veteran of a previous battle (Emily Blunt) who’s oddly sympathetic to his plight. Using Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s graphic novel All You Need Is Kill as a springboard, Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and his screenwriters have devised an epic-ish SF actioner that’s also refreshingly self-aware, using its rewind-repeat narrative to layer in subtle character beats, ­clever plot twists and at least one brilliant running gag. Cruise is solid, Blunt is great, Brendan Gleeson turns up as a pissy general, and Bill Paxton is basically Ned Ryerson in military fatigues. What else do you want from a summer movie? 113 min. NNNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Carlton Cinema, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Humber Cinemas, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity

Woody Allen as Murray, who becomes part-time flower arranger Fioravante’s (director Turturro) pimp. It’s plainly an homage to Allen’s films, with its jazzbased soundtrack, offbeat Jewish humour – it’s set in Brooklyn close to an Orthodox Jewish enclave – and Allen as another ­endearing schlemiel. And what would a paean to the Woodster be without a bit of an ick factor? Turturro delivers with a borderline offensive set-up between working boy Fioravante and an Orthodox Jewish widow (Vanessa Paradis). The film also asks that you buy the idea that Sharon Stone and Sofía Vergara couldn’t get a threesome together without paying a male third party. You might go for Fading Gigolo if you do, but the rest of us know an elaborate male fantasy when we see it. 98 min. NN (SGC) Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Varsity

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(Josh Boone) is a faithful and heart-wrenching adaptation of John Green’s bestseller about the star-crossed romance between teen cancer survivors Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort). Writers Scott Neustadter and ­Michael H. Weber, who brought a quiet dignity to the young characters in The Spectacular Now, which also starred Woodley, capture the clear-eyed, bittersweet tone of the book, and even the voice-over narration isn’t over-used. ­Director Boone paces the film beautifully and gets inspired performances by his cast, which includes Laura Dern and Sam Trammell as Hazel’s parents, and Willem Dafoe as a crusty alcoholic author. The two young stars have a lovely chemistry. Elgort sells the idealized Gus with a magnetic charm and soulful vulnerability, and Woodley never tries to make Hazel lovable or even attractive, which of course makes her both. Bring kleenex. 125 min. NNNN (GS) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, ­Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Varsity, Yonge & Dundas 24


FED UP (Stephanie Soechtig) is so intent on selling its thesis – that sugar is terrible for you, and it’s in everything – that it becomes hectoring and exhausting. The fact that America’s heavily sugared processedfood diet has produced to an epidemic of morbidly obese children (prone to type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and other ills) is certainly important, but anyone who’s bought a ticket to this movie already knows processed foods are bad and fresh foods are better. Director Soechtig goes all in on simplistic messaging, cutesy animated graphs and repeated comparisons of today’s sugar industry to the tobacco conglomerates that pushed back against scientific reality for decades. I agree with everything Fed Up is saying, and I still wanted to walk out. 92 min. NN (NW) Canada Square FILTH (Jon S. Baird) stars James McAvoy,

who shines (or perhaps rots) as an exceptionally bad lieutenant who can’t be bothered to solve a murder because he’s having too much fun. With glazed, wild eyes and a sinister grin, McAvoy holds little back, daring us not to look away from his coked-out, depraved and deranged Scottish detective. He’s the magnetic centre in this latest adaptation of an Irvine Welsh novel, which arrives almost two decades after Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting. If this film feels dated, it’s because director Baird stays reverent to Boyle’s style, with all the visual flourishes and accelerated editing that seem mandatory when translating Welsh’s prose. The sick hijinks – including racism, homophobia and statutory rape – are periodically hysterical, if not morally nauseating, but also numbing, like the movie is beating on a dick that’s already cum five times. 98 min. NNN (RS) Carlton Cinema

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(Wes Anderson) finds director/co-writer Anderson building a magnificent playhouse, populating it with actors he knows and trusts – among them Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton,

Jeff Goldblum and Edward Norton – and running riot. And when moments of genuine emotion pierce that perfectly constructed artifice, they hit as powerfully as ever. 100 min. NNNN (NW) Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, Kingsway Theatre, Mt Pleasant, Yonge & Dundas 24

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (John Maloof, Charlie Siskel) sifts through some of the 100,000 photographs shot by nanny and compulsive hoarder Vivian Maier to construct a compelling portrait of an artist who refused to be seen. Unknown to the world until co-director Maloof happened to acquire her negatives at auction, Maier’s raw, poetic street photography portrays a distinctive view of the everyday. Here the photographs are not just art but bread crumbs leading to an enigmatic personality. In interviews, some who (barely) knew her describe Maier as Mary Poppins-like while others report a nastier side that includes physical abuse. Maybe the biggest mystery of all is why she took so many photos and then hid them from sight; since the negatives were never processed, even Maier never saw her own work. The consistently intriguing doc reveals facets of a woman who was eccentric, abrasive, soulful and mentally unhinged. Maier may still be an enigma, but the film does a remarkable job of developing those riddles into a fascinating picture. 83 min. NNNN (RS) Kingsway Theatre

scurrying by the advent of giant monsters in a world unaccustomed to them. Monsters director Edwards shifts between micro and macro views to let us revel in the spectacle of monster action – or teases us with the promise of same before pivoting away to another aspect of the story. This Godzilla builds on the framework of the best recent kaiju movies, The Host and Cloverfield, using their sense of scale and dread to craft an experience even larger and more powerful. While struggling to give their gargantuan hero agency and a personality, previous Godzilla movies failed to create characters in whom the audience could invest; this one does both. And it’s so damn satisfying, especially in IMAX 3D. 123 min. NNNNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

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(Lucía Puenzo) is an appropriately creepy what-if drama about an encounter between a 12-year-old girl (Florencia Bado) and fugitive Nazi Josef Mengele (Álex Brendemühl) in Patagonia circa 1960. It plays like a finely rendered short story, forgoing jolts for a long, unpleasant shiver of understanding. Subtitled. 90 min. NNNN (NW) Kingsway Theatre

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HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (Randall Wallace) is a terrible movie and a cynical attempt to fleece Christian moviegoers out of their money. No one involved seems to believe in this horrendously hokey tale of a preacher (Greg Kinnear) dealing with his son’s post-appendicitis tale of seeing heaven. From the script and performances to the direction and cinematography, it’s a rare example of a film that gets nothing right. 99 min. N (Andrew Parker) Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Queensway, Yonge & Dundas 24 TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ñHOWNNNN

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charming stage magician (Jeremy Renner) offers her a glimmer of hope. Gray strikes a measured, almost ascetic tone, letting Darius Khondji’s meticulous camera set the scene and the actors play it out perfectly. Cotillard conveys complex emotional shifts in the flicker of an eyelid, and Phoenix and Renner invest their stock characters with ambiguity and humanity. There’s much more here than a simple tale of good and evil. Some subtitles. 120 min. NNNN (NW) Varsity

ñJODOROWSKY’S DUNE

(Frank Pavich) examines surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s proposed mid-70s adaptation of Dune, which was too big to succeed. With a cast that included Orson Welles, Mick Jagger and a Salvador Dali robot and a run time between 12 and 20 hours, it was too out-there for any Hollywood studio to drop $15 million on. The hardest sell was the filmmaker himself. In this document of the conception and ultimate unravelling of Jodorowsky’s spiritual sci-fi epic, he describes his Dune as “the coming of a god.” He’s apparently very serious about this. And why shouldn’t he be? Pavich’s film is a testament to the power of motion pictures as metaphysical experience. Even if Jodorowsky’s movie never got made, his wide-eyed belief in the medium is refreshing in an age when cinema’s possibilities feel frustratingly limited. Even if we can’t see his Dune, we can still believe in it. 90 min. NNNN (John Semley) Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

(Pawel Pawlikowski) follows novitiate nun and orphan Anna (luminous Agata Trzebuchowska), whose aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza) informs her that her real name is Ida and she is Jewish. The pair set out to find the village where Wanda believes Ida’s parents were killed. Shot in crisp LE WEEK-END (Roger Michell) EXPANDED REVIEWS black-and-white, is being marketed as a frothy nowtoronto.com the film tackles middle-aged romance, but the complex issues it’s really a drama about an of faith, hypocrisy and wartime accountEnglish couple (Jim Broadbent, Lindsay ability with nuance – and it’s drop-dead Duncan) unhappily marking their 30th angorgeous. Subtitled. 80 min. NNNN (SGC) niversary in Paris. It feels like a stage play Kingsway Theatre, Regent Theatre, TIFF Bell that’s been awkwardly translated to the Lightbox screen and certainly can’t compete with

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ñTHE IMMIGRANT

(James Gray) revisits an earlier mode of cinema with a modern intelligence, unpacking the images and plots to reveal the underlying social and dramatic elements. Director/ co-writer Gray’s drama is set in the winter of 1921, as Polish refugee Ewa (Marion Cotillard) arrives at Ellis Island and is separated from her ailing sister. Ewa is taken in by a violent hustler (Joaquin Phoenix) who exploits her; a chance meeting with a

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ñLOCKE

(Steven Knight) is an intense character study unfolding more or less in real time about a construction foreman (Tom Hardy) who puts his personal and professional lives at risk to make an impromptu drive from Birmingham to London. With nothing but Hardy stuck

behind the wheel of a car talking to a speakerphone, writer-director Steven Knight has made a brooding consideration of the price of having a moral code. It’s amazing what a high-wire act that turns out to be. Co-stars like Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) and Ruth Wilson (Luther) make considerable impressions given that they’re heard only as disembodied voices. Knight’s carefully calibrated script provides rock-solid motivations for Hardy’s character; you could quibble that the method by which that exposition is delivered is a bit gimmicky, but it doesn’t diminish what Knight and Hardy have achieved. This is a remarkable cinematic experiment. 85 min. NNNN (NW) Carlton Cinema, Scotiabank Theatre

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Kaur) prepares home-cooked lunches for her neglectful husband, which are sent through Mumbai’s dabbawalla delivery system to the wrong recipient, Mr. Fernandes (Irrfan Khan), a standoffish accountant who’s ready to hide away in retirement. A sense of their personal lives is conveyed by suggestion, like the scents of the ingredients in a satisfying dish. There’s romance, comedy and melodrama, but Batra deploys them gently, building a moving, sincere film around his characters. It’s an assured, affecting picture of loneliness and longing amidst modern Mumbai’s hustle and bustle. 105 min. NNNN (RS) Carlton Cinema

ñMALEFICENT

(Robert Stromberg) stars Angelina Jolie as a happy sprite with extraordinary powers who defends her gorgeous land from venal humans. When she’s betrayed by the neighbouring prince (Sharlto Copley) – who later takes the throne – Maleficent lays a curse on the king’s daughter (Elle Fanning): she’ll fall into a deep sleep after pricking her finger, and can be woken only by a true love’s kiss. The story, originally about evil visiting an innocent kingdom, turns into a meditation on revenge and regret. Iconic star Jolie’s pointy-eared Maleficent, all sneers and hisses as she hatches her plan, is not a character children will be drawn to. Never mind. This movie is spectacular to look at – 3D’s not wasted here, and you can tell that first-time director Stromberg has 94 visual effects credits, including Life Of Pi. It also puts a glorious twist on the kiss that’s supposed to wake Princess Aurora. Breakneck pacing, too. Big fun, but definitely for grown-ups. 97 min. NNNN (SGC) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Humber Cinemas, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Varsity, Yonge & Dundas 24

ñMILLION DOLLAR ARM

(Craig Gillespie) is what happens when you put a Disney summer picture in the hands of genuinely talented craftspeople: it manages to tick every box in the sports-movie playbook while still feeling halfway intelligent and even surprising. Jon Hamm is

effortlessly winning as an L.A. sports agent who hits on a scheme to recruit baseball talent from India; Life Of Pi’s Suraj Sharma and Slumdog Millionaire’s Madhur Mittal are likeable and vulnerable as the young men he brings back to train as pitchers, and Lake Bell spikes her scenes as Hamm’s love interest with charm and unpredictable timing. But the real talent is behind the camera: screenwriter Tom McCarthy (Win Win) and director Gillespie (Lars And The Real Girl) go above and beyond the requirements of their true-life fantasy to deliver a proper movie experience. Some subtitles. 124 min. NNNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Canada Square, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Queensway, Rainbow Promenade, Yonge & Dundas 24

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(Seth MacFarlane) feels like it ought to be a charming retro western, thanks to Michael Barrett’s suitably sweeping cinematography and Joel McNeely’s rousing score, but in the hands of director/star/ producer/co-writer MacFarlane it’s nothing more than a half-assed goof. Too bad, because the film has some potentially terrific things rattling around inside it – subtle tweaks to the primitive morality of the Hollywood western, a charming Charlize Theron performance, fun work by Giovanni Ribisi and Sarah Silverman and a commentary on the unenlightened, selfjustifying cruelty underlying the concept of manifest destiny. And MacFarlane himself has decent comic timing. But the whole thing is so smug, self-satisfied and bloated – running two full hours when it has maybe half an hour of story – that it just proves wearying, especially once MacFarlane gets really perverse, casting Ewan McGregor and Ryan Reynolds in two-shot cameos and giving them absolutely nothing funny to do. 116 min. NN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, Carlton Cinema, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Humber Cinemas, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, Yonge & Dundas 24

ñMISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS

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about the National, but it’s really a study of brothers Matt (the band frontman) and Tom Berninger’s fractured relationship. It cleverly deconstructs their emotional ­dynamic, though you might have trouble believing director Tom did the deconstructing himself. 75 min. NNNN (NW) Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Rob Minkoff)

yanks the 2D, hand-drawn time-travelling cartoon from the 60s into the new era of 3D animation. The genius dog and his adopted son visit textbook figures like Marie Antoinette, King Tut and Leonardo Da Vinci while giving history a zany spin. The father-son story is a strained framework for their lighthearted, rib-tickling episodic adventures, which retain the cartoons’ fun and humour. 92 min. NNN (RS) Kingsway Theatre

National Theater Live: A Small Family Business is a high-def broadcast of a revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy about entrepreneurial greed. 175 min. Jun 12, 7 pm, at Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Scarborough, Courtney Park 16, Queensway, SilverCity Yonge, Yonge & Dundas 24

ñNeighbors

(Nicholas Stoller) stars Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne as new parents enmeshed in a prank war with the frat house that’s moved in next door. As he did in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek, director Stoller manages to interlace the escalating insanity with surprising emotional intelligence: Neighbors isn’t just about stolen airbags and über-keggers; it’s about the leads’ desperation to still identify as young and cool to Zac Efron’s alpha bro and his followers. Extra points for the amazing supporting cast, which includes such comedy MVPs as Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Hannibal Buress, Jason Mantzoukas and Lisa Kudrow. You never know where the next laugh will come from. 96 min. NNNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town Centre, Grande - Steeles, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, ­Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale

Night Train to Lisbon (Bille August) is a dreary Euro-pudding that wastes several very talented actors in two stories separated by four decades. Jeremy Irons has a few nice scenes with Martina Gedeck as an optometrist with whom his character becomes friendly, but that’s hardly a reason to endure the rest of it. 111 min. NN (NW) Kingsway Theatre 112 Weddings (Doug Block) is a documentary based on 20 years of wedding videos shot by filmmaker Block. Tracking down some of his former clients to see how their romances have fared, he shows what their lives are like now. The results aren’t surprising, and Block’s narration is dull, but he made a good decision to follow two pairs who are about to be married, which adds momentum and drama to a doc that occasionally feels episodic. 93 min. NNN (GS) Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Kingsway Theatre

The Other Woman (Nick Cassavetes) is a

strained, phony, overlong comedy about an unlikely alliance between a clumsy housewife (Leslie Mann), the slick lawyer her husband’s been romancing (Cameron Diaz) and a second mistress (Kate Upton). This ostensibly adorable threesome gradually exact their revenge on the ostensibly irresistible sociopath (Nikolaj Coster-­ Waldau) who seduced and deceived them. 109 min. N (José Teodoro) Colossus, Kingsway Theatre, Yonge & ­Dundas 24

Palo Alto (Gia Coppola) is for the most part a gentle, thoughtful study of California teenagers struggling to define themselves by figuring out what they will and won’t do, with the extra charge of watching famous actors’ children – Emma Roberts, daughter of Eric, and Jack Kilmer, son

of Val – as April and Teddy. Writer-director Coppola (granddaughter of Francis) is also descended from movie royalty, and she’s working from a book of short stories by James Franco, who turns up as a soccer coach. So, yeah, this could have been an all-star vanity deal, but it’s not. Coppola seems genuinely interested in digging into the heads of her protagonists and creating three-dimensional characters rather than sketching out a condemnation of kids today. Well, except for whatever Nat Wolff’s doing as Teddy’s best pal, the most obnoxious ticking-time-bomb of repressed sexuality and random violence imaginable. He’s such a caricature – and Wolff throws himself into the part with such enthusiasm – that every time he pops up, he turns Palo Alto into a very different and much less substantial movie. 100 min. NNN (NW) Carlton Cinema

The Railway Man (Jonathan Teplitzky)

tells the story of British Army officer Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), who was tortured by the Japanese during WWII. The film begins years later, when he meets the nurse (Nicole Kidman) who will become his wife and oversee his recovery. The fumblingly structured narrative alternates between flashbacks and Eric’s present-tense journey east to confront and befriend his chief torturer, a fascinating development barely explored. A stiflingly solemn, disappointing dramatization of an extraordinary story. 108 min. NN (José Teodoro) Canada Square

Rio 2 (Carlos Saldanha) looks like a trop-

ical fruit smoothie that won’t stop ­spinning in the blender. The 3D animated sequel about a pack of blue macaws dancing their way from Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon jungle presents a relentless rush of bright colours impeccably choreographed to samba, R&B and show tunes. But the busy plot and characters are lost amidst the flash. 101 min. NN (RS) Colossus, Queensway, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Woodbine, Yonge & ­Dundas 24

ñThe Sacrament

(Ti West) follows a trio of guys from Vice to an out-ofcountry commune where one of their ­sisters is living. They plan on documenting the trip video-travelogue-style. After ­being helicoptered to the compound (Georgia convincingly made to look tropical), they’re held back by machine-guntoting security guards: first red flag. Once inside, though, everything seems fine. The sister (Amy Seimetz) appears happy, strangers praise their leader, and they’re even granted an interview with the man – who’s called simply “Father” – that night. This public chat between on-camera guy Sam (AJ Bowen) and the messianic, Jim Jonesesque figure (Gene Jones) is the film’s centrepiece, and absolutely riveting, as Father twists the questions around to play to his followers. Look for a sly critique of America’s wars and the plight of its ­inner cities. The chaos that follows, effectively caught on hand-held shakycam, is full of tension and high-stakes situations. While there aren’t many surprises, the terror cuts deeper because the premise – as history has proven – is all too real. 99 min. NNNN (GS) Carlton Cinema

Silent Retreat (Tricia Lee) 95 min. See review, page 78. NN (NW) Opens Jun 13 at Carlton Cinema

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Mike Myers) is an entertaining

but one-note profile on one of Hollywood’s “nicest” behind-the-scenes players, covering superstar talent manager Gordon’s rise, influence and generosity as a human being. Familiar names like ­Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper and Emeril Lagasse echo director Myers’s warm sentiments. If Gordon has flaws (womanizer being the most evident), they’re shrugged off as endearing, while darker chapters are hinted at and then ignored, leaving massive gaps in the narrative. The doc is shapeless as a consequence, but there are recollections of

drug-fuelled parties with Jimi Hendrix, publicity stunts with Alice Cooper and joint custody of a cat with Cary Grant. 85 min. NNN (RS) Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

The Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme Encore is a high-def broadcast of Puc-

cini’s opera in the Met’s popular Franco Zeffirelli staging, with singers Vittorio Grigolo, Kristine Opolais and Susanna ­Phillips. 195 min. Jun 18, 6:30 pm, Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Queensway, Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Yonge

ñTom at the Farm

(Xavier Dolan) feels like a horror movie zapped into our universe from some other, more compassionate dimension. Tom (Dolan) heads into the beige-bleached Quebec countryside to attend the funeral of his lover, Guy, meeting up with his bereaved family. While Guy’s widowed mother (Lise Roy) seems oblivious to her son’s sexuality, her other son, Francis (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), is acutely aware, coercing Tom to maintain the fiction that Guy was arrow-straight. Mingling melodrama, rural horror and absurdist plotting (Tom’s inability to escape evokes Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel as much as John Carpenter’s In The Mouth Of Madness), Dolan takes turns satisfying and stymying the conventions of the genre. The film also offers an ­unforgettable monster in the prowling, deeply repressed, borderline incestuous Francis: a Frankenstein of sloppily stitched-together sexual energies.  Subtitled. 103 min. NNNN (John Semley) TIFF Bell Lightbox

Tracks (John Curran) stars Mia Wasikowska as real-life adventurer Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 walked 2,750 kilometres through the Australian desert with only three camels and her dog by her side. The actor is riveting as the anti-social traveller – a good thing, given that she’s in every frame. And as her intrepid photographer, who interrupts her trek several times ­during her journey, Adam Driver (Girls) is charming. But the script stays almost too true to reality and lacks conflict and tension until very near the end. Fortunately, you can just sit back and groove on the ­images. The film is gorgeous, thanks to cinematographer Mandy Walker’s expert eye. She’s right up there with Wasikowska as the star of this film. 112 min. NNN (SGC) Varsity

hammar) and Klara (Mira Grosin) are ready to launch their punk music careers. All they need to do is learn how to play their instruments and convert schoolmate Hedvig (Liv LeMoyne), a nerdy classical guitar player, from Christian to punk. Of course, no one at school appreciates their efforts, and neither does Hedvig’s mom, especially after the girls give their longtressed friend a very short haircut. The films is as much about preteen mentality – that paradoxical tendency to be hilariously overconfident and hopelessly insecure at the same time – as it is about creative aspirations. Director Moodysson has an unerring eye and ear for the early 80s – the adults, including some hippie parents, are as well rendered as the kids. It helps that he’s working with three charismatic young actors. Sly, fun and irresistible. Subtitled. 102 min. NNNN (SGC) TIFF Bell Lightbox

WolfCop (Lowell Dean) 79 min. See r­ eview, page 78. NN (RS) Opens Jun 13 at Scotiabank Theatre

ñX-Men: Days of Future Past

(Bryan Singer) finds producer/director Singer knitting together the splintered continuity of the Marvel movie franchise by sending Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine back to 1973 to rewrite history by pre-

venting an incident that will send humanmutant relations down an apocalyptic path. But really it’s an excuse to let the allstar casts of the original X-Men trilogy and 2011’s sprightly X-Men: First Class share the same feature while the effects crew comes up with nifty new gags and suitably spectacular set pieces. Michael ­Fassbender is once again an even more charismatic Magneto than Ian McKellen, Jennifer Lawrence rocks the blue bodysuit as Mystique, James McAvoy has a lot of fun with the notion of an angry, dissolute Charles Xavier and series newcomers Peter Dinklage and Evan Peters make vivid impressions as sinister scientist Bolivar Trask and wisecracking speedster Peter Maximoff, respectively. Co-stars Jackman, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page and Halle Berry don’t get quite as much to do, but that’s okay; this one isn’t really about them. Some subtitles. 131 min. NNNN (NW) 401 & Morningside, Beach Cinemas, ­Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Coliseum Mississauga, Coliseum Scarborough, Colossus, Courtney Park 16, Eglinton Town ­Centre, Grande - Steeles, Humber Cinemas, Queens­way, Rainbow Market Square, Rainbow Promenade, Rainbow Woodbine, ­Scotiabank Theatre, SilverCity Fairview, SilverCity Yonge, SilverCity Yorkdale, ­Varsity, Yonge & Dundas 24 3

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ñUnder the Skin

(Jonathan Glazer) will indeed get under your skin. It’ll also provoke lots of discussion and, likely, disagreements. Scarlett Johansson plays a beautiful alien who drives a white van around the grey, drab roads of Scotland to pick up single men and mysteriously dispense with them. While this sounds like some sci-fi thriller – Species 4! – it’s anything but. Loosely based on Michel Faber’s novel, it deals with big themes like alienation, charity and – hell, why not? – the human condition. One remarkable sequence manages to look at Glasgow’s citizens as if through the eyes of someone not quite human. The harsh, rugged landscape helps immensely, as does Johansson’s ­restrained performance and Mica Levi’s hypnotic, disturbing score, which will bore its way into your subconscious. This one will haunt you. 108 min. NNNNN (GS) Canada Square, Carlton Cinema, TIFF Bell Lightbox

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A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (14A) Thu 12:30, 3:30, 6:55, 9:20 NEIGHBORS (18A) Thu 2:35, 5:00 RIO 2 (G) Thu 12:15 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (PG) 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30

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22 JUMP STREET (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:50 Fri 12:00, 1:10, 1:50, 2:50, 3:50, 4:30, 5:30, 6:50, 7:25, 8:10, 9:35, 10:10, 10:50 Sat-Wed 12:00, 1:10, 1:50, 2:35, 3:50, 4:30, 5:15, 6:50, 7:25, 8:05, 9:30, 10:10, 10:50 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 3D (PG) Thu 7:30, 10:35 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (PG) Thu 1:00, 4:10 Fri-Wed 12:30, 4:00, 7:20, 10:30 DIVERGENT (PG) Thu 12:30, 3:30, 9:50 EDGE OF TOMORROW (PG) Thu 1:10, 4:00 Fri-Sun, TueWed 12:50, 3:40 EDGE OF TOMORROW 3D (PG) Thu 1:00, 1:40, 3:40, 4:30, 6:50, 7:20, 9:30, 10:00 Fri-Sun, Tue 1:40, 4:20, 6:20, 7:00, 9:05, 9:50 Mon 12:50, 1:40, 3:40, 4:20, 6:20, 7:00, 9:05, 9:50 Wed 1:40, 4:20, 6:20, 7:00, 9:05, 9:55 EDGE OF TOMORROW: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE (PG) Thu 2:15, 5:00, 7:50, 10:30 Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 5:00, 7:45, 10:30 LOCKE (14A) Thu 1:30, 3:50, 6:00, 8:10, 10:20 A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (14A) Thu 12:40, 2:40, 3:20, 5:20, 6:20, 8:00, 9:20, 10:40 Fri-Tue 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:20, 11:00 Wed 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:35, 10:40 NEIGHBORS (18A) Thu 1:50, 2:50, 4:10, 5:10, 6:30, 7:40, 9:10, 10:10 Fri-Wed 12:40, 2:10, 3:15, 4:50, 5:45, 7:35, 8:15, 10:00, 10:40 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA BOHEME ENCORE Wed 6:30 WOLFCOP Fri 1:50, 4:00, 6:10, 8:20, 10:30 Sat-Wed 1:50, 4:00, 6:10, 8:20, 10:40 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (PG) Thu 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 Fri, Sun-Wed 1:00, 4:10, 7:10, 10:20 Sat 1:00, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3D (PG) Thu 12:30, 1:20, 3:30, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10, 10:40 Fri-Tue 12:20, 1:30, 3:30, 4:40, 6:40, 7:55, 9:40, 10:50 Wed 12:20, 1:30, 3:20, 4:40, 7:55, 10:50

TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX (I) 350 KING ST W, 416-599-8433

THE ANIMAL PROJECT (14A) Thu 12:15, 2:30, 7:15, 9:30 Fri 3:00, 5:05, 9:35 Sat 1:50, 4:50, 9:35 Sun 5:00, 9:35 Mon 9:35 Tue 12:10, 3:00, 9:35 Wed 4:00, 9:35 BURT’S BUZZ (G) Fri, Tue 12:30, 2:40, 6:40, 9:00 Sat, Wed 2:40, 6:40, 9:00 Sun 12:30, 2:40, 7:15, 9:30 Mon 6:40, 9:00 THE DOUBLE (14A) Fri-Sun 12:10, 2:20, 7:00, 9:20 Mon 7:00, 9:20 Tue 12:10, 2:20, 4:45, 7:00, 9:20 Wed 12:15, 2:30, 7:00, 9:20 IDA (PG) Thu 12:10, 2:05, 5:00, 6:45, 9:00 Fri 12:15, 2:15, 4:45 Sat 12:30, 5:00 Sun 2:45, 4:45 Mon 6:10, 8:10 Tue 12:00, 2:00, 4:20 Wed 12:30, 4:40 PINA 3D (G) Sat 1:00 TOM AT THE FARM (14A) Thu 12:30, 2:45, 4:50 WE ARE THE BEST! (14A) Thu 12:00, 2:15, 7:05, 9:20

(CE) RAINBOW MARKET SQUARE (I) VARSITY 55 BLOOR ST W, 416-961-6304 MARKET SQUARE, 80 FRONT ST E, 416-494-9371

22 JUMP STREET (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:30 Fri, Sun-Mon, Wed 12:30, 3:30, 6:55, 9:25 Sat, Tue 12:30, 3:30, 6:55, 9:25, 11:15 EDGE OF TOMORROW (PG) 12:35, 3:35, 7:05, 9:40 Sat, Tue 11:35 late THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (PG) Thu 3:50, 7:00, 9:35 FriWed 12:50, 3:50, 7:00, 9:35 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (PG) 12:25, 2:40, 4:50, 7:10, 9:20 Sat, Tue 11:20 late MALEFICENT (PG) 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 6:50, 9:10

84

JUNE 12-18 2014 NOW

CHEF (14A) 1:45, 4:35, 7:30, 10:20 FADING GIGOLO (14A) Thu 12:20, 2:45, 5:15, 7:50, 10:30 Fri-Sun 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:35, 10:00 Mon, Wed 2:25, 4:50, 7:35, 10:00 Tue 2:25, 4:50, 10:00 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (PG) Thu 1:20 4:15 7:15 10:15 Fri-Wed 1:20, 4:15, 7:15, 10:10 THE GRAND SEDUCTION (PG) 1:40, 4:25, 7:10, 9:55 MonTue no 4:25 Mon only 1:00 3:45 9:55 THE IMMIGRANT (14A) 12:45, 3:35, 6:25, 9:15 Tue only 12:45 4:25 7:15 9:15

MALEFICENT (PG) 12:30 MALEFICENT 3D (PG) Thu 2:55 5:25 8:00 10:30 Fri-Wed 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:20 TRACKS Thu-Mon, Wed 1:15, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25 Tue 4:05, 6:45, 9:25 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (PG) Fri-Wed 12:40 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3D (PG) Thu 12:40, 3:40, 7:00, 10:10 Fri-Wed 3:40, 7:00, 10:05

VIP SCREENINGS

CHEF (14A) 1:25, 4:10, 6:50, 9:40 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (PG) 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 MALEFICENT (PG) Thu-Sun 12:15 Mon-Tue 2:20 MALEFICENT 3D (PG) Thu 7:35, 10:00 Fri-Sun 2:35, 5:00, 7:25, 9:50 Mon-Tue 4:45, 7:25, 9:50 Wed 2:20, 4:45, 7:25, 9:50 TRACKS 12:50, 3:30, 6:30, 9:10

YONGE & DUNDAS 24 (CE) 10 DUNDAS ST E, 416-335-5323

22 JUMP STREET (14A) Thu 7:00, 10:00 Fri, Tue 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 11:00 Sat 1:00, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 11:00 Sun 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 11:00 Mon, Wed 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:50, 10:45 ALFRED UHRY’S DRIVING MISS DAISY Sat 12:30 BELLE (PG) Thu 12:20, 2:45, 5:10, 7:45, 10:55 Fri-Sun 2:40, 5:30, 8:05, 10:55 Mon, Wed 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:30 Tue 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:55 BLENDED (PG) Thu 12:15, 5:20, 8:05, 10:45 Fri-Sun, Tue 2:25, 5:20, 8:05, 10:45 Mon, Wed 2:25, 5:20, 8:05, 10:40 BONNIE AND CLYDE Thu 12:30 CHEF (14A) Thu 12:00, 3:15, 3:30, 6:05, 6:30, 9:05, 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:40, 4:05, 7:05, 10:25 EDGE OF TOMORROW 3D (PG) Thu-Fri, Tue 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Sat-Sun 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30 Mon, Wed 4:30, 7:30, 10:20 THE FATAL ENCOUNTER Thu 7:35, 10:35 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (PG) Thu 12:10, 12:55, 1:40, 3:00, 3:45, 4:30, 5:50, 6:35, 7:20, 8:40, 9:25, 10:10 Fri, Mon-Tue 12:10, 12:55, 1:40, 3:00, 3:45, 4:35, 5:55, 6:35, 7:20, 8:45, 9:35, 10:15 Sat 12:10, 12:55, 1:40, 3:00, 3:45, 4:35, 5:55, 6:35, 7:20, 8:45, 9:30, 10:15 Sun 12:10, 12:55, 1:40, 3:00, 3:45, 4:35, 5:55, 6:35, 7:20, 9:35, 10:15 Wed 12:10, 12:55, 1:40, 3:00, 3:45, 4:35, 5:55, 7:20, 8:45, 10:15 GAME OF THRONES – LIVE FINALE Sun 9:00 GODZILLA (PG) Thu 3:20 Fri-Wed 12:10, 3:20 GODZILLA 3D (PG) Thu 1:10, 4:15, 6:15, 7:15, 9:25, 10:25 Fri-Wed 6:15, 9:45 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (14A) 1:55, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40 THE GRAND SEDUCTION (PG) Thu 12:05, 2:50, 5:30, 8:10, 10:50 Fri-Sun, Tue 12:15, 2:50, 5:30, 8:10, 10:50 Mon 2:00, 4:45, 7:25, 10:05 Wed 10:05 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (PG) Fri, Mon-Wed 12:20 Sat-Sun 11:55 HOLIDAY (14A) Thu 2:55 6:20 9:55 Fri-Wed 2:55, 6:25, 9:55 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (PG) Fri, Tue 12:00, 12:45, 3:15, 5:05, 5:50, 8:25, 10:55 Sat 12:45, 3:15, 5:50, 8:25, 10:55 Sun 12:00, 12:45, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 8:25, 10:10 Mon, Wed 12:00, 12:45, 2:30, 5:05, 5:50, 7:40, 10:10 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri, Tue 1:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6:55, 7:40, 9:25, 10:10 Sat 12:00, 1:45, 2:30, 4:15, 5:05, 6:55, 7:40, 9:25, 10:10 Sun 1:45, 3:15, 4:15, 5:50, 6:55, 9:25, 10:55 Mon 1:45, 3:15, 4:15, 6:55, 8:25, 9:25 Wed 1:45, 3:15, 4:15, 6:55, 8:25, 9:40 MALEFICENT (PG) Fri 12:45, 3:30, 4:25, 6:00, 7:15, 9:00, 10:00 Sat 12:30, 1:50, 3:25, 4:25, 6:00, 7:15, 9:00, 10:00 Sun 12:30, 1:50, 3:15, 4:25, 6:00, 7:15, 9:00, 10:00 Mon, Wed 1:50, 3:30, 4:25, 6:00, 7:15, 8:45, 10:00 Tue 1:50, 3:30, 4:25, 6:00, 7:15, 9:00, 10:00 MALEFICENT 3D (PG) Thu 1:45, 2:55, 4:45, 7:25, 10:30 MALEFICENT: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE (PG) Thu 12:45, 3:10, 5:55, 8:30, 11:00 Fri-Sun, Tue 12:05, 3:00, 5:30, 8:30, 11:00 Mon, Wed 12:05, 3:00, 5:30, 8:30, 10:45 MILLION DOLLAR ARM (PG) 12:25, 3:55, 6:50, 10:05 A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (14A) Thu 2:30, 5:30, 8:30 NATIONAL THEATER LIVE: A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS Thu 7:00 THE OTHER WOMAN Thu 12:05, 2:35, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 Fri, Tue 2:35, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 Sat-Sun 11:55, 2:35, 5:15, 7:50, 10:20 Mon, Wed 2:35, 5:15, 7:50, 10:35 RIO 2 (G) Thu 12:00, 2:40, 5:05 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (14A) Thu 3:15 Fri 3:30 Sat 7:00 Sun 12:30 Mon 8:30 Wed 6:00 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3D (PG) Thu 3:50, 7:00, 10:15 Fri, Mon-Wed 3:15, 6:20, 9:30 Sat-Sun 2:45, 6:20, 9:30

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Midtown CANADA SQUARE (CE) 2200 YONGE ST, 416-646-0444

BELLE (PG) Thu 3:30, 6:00 Fri 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 Sat-Sun 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 Mon-Wed 3:30, 6:10 FED UP (G) Thu 4:10, 6:30 Fri 4:40, 7:00, 9:25 Sat 2:00, 4:40, 7:00, 9:25 Sun 12:20, 2:40, 5:30, 7:50 Mon-Wed 4:40, 7:00 GODZILLA (PG) Fri 3:40 Sat 12:50, 3:40 Sun 12:10, 3:00 Mon-Wed 4:20 GODZILLA 3D (PG) Fri-Sat 6:30, 9:20 Sun 5:50, 8:40 MonWed 7:10 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (14A) Thu 3:50, 6:20 Fri 4:20, 6:40, 9:10 Sat 1:50, 4:20, 6:40, 9:10 Sun 1:30, 4:00, 6:20, 8:45 Mon-Wed 3:40, 6:20 THE GRAND SEDUCTION (PG) Thu 4:20, 7:00 Fri 3:50, 6:45, 9:30 Sat-Sun 12:40, 3:20, 6:10, 8:50 Mon-Wed 3:50, 6:30 MAYBE THIS TIME (PG) Thu 4:00, 6:40 Fri 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Sat 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:10 MonWed 4:10, 6:40 MILLION DOLLAR ARM (PG) Thu, Mon-Wed 4:00, 6:50 Fri 4:00, 6:55, 9:40 Sat 1:15, 4:00, 6:55, 9:40 Sun 12:00, 2:50, 5:40, 8:20 NEIGHBORS (18A) Fri 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 Sat 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 Sun 1:50, 4:10, 6:40, 9:00 Mon-Wed 4:30, 7:10 THE RAILWAY MAN (14A) Thu 4:30, 7:10 UNDER THE SKIN (14A) Thu 3:40, 6:10

Metro

West End HUMBER CINEMAS (I) 2442 BLOOR ST. WEST, 416-769-2442

22 JUMP STREET (14A) Fri-Wed 1:15, 3:50, 7:00, 9:30 EDGE OF TOMORROW (PG) Thu 1:15, 3:40, 7:00, 9:40 FriSun, Tue-Wed 1:30, 4:00, 6:40, 9:10 Mon 4:00, 6:40, 9:10 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (PG) Fri-Sun, Tue-Wed 12:45, 3:00, 5:20, 7:35, 9:00 Mon 12:45, 5:20, 7:35, 9:00 MALEFICENT (PG) Thu 1:45 4:10 6:50 9:15 Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:10, 6:30, 9:50 A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (14A) Thu 1:30, 4:00, 7:10, 9:50 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (PG) Thu 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30

KINGSWAY THEATRE (I) 3030 BLOOR ST W, 416-232-1939

IDA (PG) 7:00 Sat-Sun 4:30

AL WEI WEI Thu 10:05 Fri-Wed 10:15 BEING GINGER (PG) Thu 7:00 Fri-Wed 6:05 BELLE (PG) Fri, Mon-Wed 12:00, 1:40, 7:00 Sat-Sun 1:40, 7:00 FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (PG) Thu 5:25 Fri-Wed 3:05, 8:45 THE GERMAN DOCTOR (PG) Thu 8:35 Fri-Wed 4:35 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (14A) Thu 12:15, 3:10, 8:35 Fri-Wed 3:25, 8:45 IDA (PG) Thu 1:30, 7:00 Fri-Wed 7:15 LE WEEK-END (14A) Thu 2:15 Sat, Mon, Wed 11:45 MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN (G) Sat-Sun 12:00 NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON (14A) Thu 12:30 Fri, Sun, Tue 11:45 112 WEDDINGS (PG) Thu 3:50 Fri-Wed 1:30 THE OTHER WOMAN Thu 5:00, 10:15 Fri-Wed 5:05, 10:25

SILVERCITY YONGE (CE)

QUEENSWAY (CE)

MT PLEASANT (I)

675 MT PLEASANT RD, 416-489-8484 THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (14A) Thu, Wed 7:00 Fri 7:00, 9:05 Sat 4:30, 7:00, 9:15 Sun, Tue 4:30, 7:00

REGENT THEATRE (I) 551 MT PLEASANT RD, 416-480-9884

2300 YONGE ST, 416-544-1236

22 JUMP STREET (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:50 Fri-Sat 12:00, 2:35, 5:15, 8:10, 11:00 Sun 1:30, 4:20, 7:40, 10:30 Mon, Wed 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 10:00 Tue 12:00, 2:35, 5:15, 8:10, 10:50 ALFRED UHRY’S DRIVING MISS DAISY Sat 12:30 CHEF (14A) Thu 1:50, 4:40, 7:35, 10:15 Fri-Sun, Tue 1:00, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20 Mon 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20 Wed 12:50, 3:50, 6:40 EDGE OF TOMORROW (PG) Fri-Sat, Tue 1:30, 4:30 Sun 1:40, 4:30 Mon, Wed 1:40 EDGE OF TOMORROW 3D (PG) Thu 1:10, 4:10, 6:20, 9:10 Fri-Sun, Tue 7:20, 10:20 Mon, Wed 4:30, 7:30, 10:10 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (PG) Thu 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:25 Fri-Sun, Tue 12:30, 3:30, 7:00, 10:00 Mon 12:40, 3:40, 7:00, 9:50 Wed 4:05, 7:00, 9:50 GODZILLA (PG) Thu 1:00, 4:00 GODZILLA 3D (PG) Thu 9:30 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (PG) Fri, Sun, Tue 1:10, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 Sat 1:10, 3:30, 6:40, 9:30 Mon 12:30, 3:20, 6:00, 8:30 Wed 4:00, 6:00, 6:45, 8:30, 9:30 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00, 10:30 Fri-Sat 12:00, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Sun, Tue 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Mon 1:10, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30 Wed 12:30, 3:20 MALEFICENT (PG) Thu 1:30, 3:50, 6:30, 9:00 Fri-Sat, Tue 12:40, 4:00 Sun 12:10, 2:40 Mon 2:00, 4:40 Wed 12:40, 3:10, 7:40, 10:05 MALEFICENT 3D (PG) Thu 2:20, 4:50 Fri-Sat, Tue 6:50, 9:50 Sun 5:10, 8:00, 10:30 Mon 7:40, 10:05 A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (14A) Thu 1:00, 3:40, 6:50, 10:30 Fri, Tue 1:20, 4:20, 7:10, 10:30 Sat 4:20, 7:10, 10:30 Sun 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50 Mon 1:20, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10 Wed 1:20, 4:10, 10:10 NATIONAL THEATER LIVE: A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS Thu 7:00 NEIGHBORS (18A) Thu 1:05, 3:30 THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LA BOHEME ENCORE Wed 6:30 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (PG) Thu 1:20 Fri-Sat, Tue 1:40 Sun 12:20 Mon, Wed 12:30 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3D (PG) Thu 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 Fri-Sat, Tue 4:40, 7:50, 10:50 Sun 3:20, 6:50, 10:10 Mon, Wed 3:30, 6:30, 9:40

1025 THE QUEENSWAY, QEW & ISLINGTON, 416-503-0424 22 JUMP STREET (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:45, 10:10 Fri 11:50, 1:40, 2:40, 4:20, 5:00, 5:20, 7:20, 8:00, 8:10, 10:10, 10:55, 11:00 Sat 11:50, 1:45, 2:00, 2:30, 4:20, 5:00, 5:20, 7:20, 8:00, 8:10, 10:10, 10:55, 11:00 Sun 11:40, 1:10, 1:30, 2:20, 4:10, 4:30, 5:00, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 9:55, 10:30, 10:40 Mon 1:10, 2:20, 4:10, 4:30, 5:00, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 10:00, 10:30, 10:40 Tue 1:10, 2:20, 4:10, 4:30, 5:00, 7:10, 7:30, 7:40, 10:00, 10:20, 10:30 Wed 2:20, 4:10, 4:30, 5:00, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 10:00, 10:30, 10:40 ALFRED UHRY’S DRIVING MISS DAISY Sat 12:30 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 3D (PG) Thu 5:10, 8:30 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (PG) Thu 1:50 Fri-Sat 2:40, 6:00, 9:20 Sun-Wed 5:20, 8:40 BLENDED (PG) Thu 3:00, 6:10, 9:00 Fri, Mon-Wed 12:20 Sat 12:15 Sun 12:05 BONNIE AND CLYDE Mon 7:00 Wed 6:40 CHEF (14A) Thu 12:40, 3:15, 3:30, 6:20, 6:30, 9:20, 9:40 Fri 1:50, 4:50, 7:30, 10:20 Sat 11:10, 1:50, 4:50, 7:30, 10:20 Sun 12:40, 3:40, 7:20, 10:05 Mon 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:45 Tue 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30 Wed 12:40, 3:40, 9:30 EDGE OF TOMORROW (PG) Fri-Sat 12:10 Sun-Wed 2:30 EDGE OF TOMORROW 3D (PG) Thu 2:00, 4:30, 4:50, 7:30, 7:40, 10:25, 10:30 Fri 2:50, 4:30, 5:40, 7:30, 8:20, 10:40, 11:00 Sat 1:30, 2:50, 4:30, 5:40, 7:30, 8:20, 10:40, 11:00 Sun 1:00, 4:00, 5:10, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 10:40 Mon-Wed 4:00, 5:10, 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, 10:40 THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (PG) Thu 12:50, 3:15, 4:00, 6:30, 6:50, 9:40, 10:30 Fri 12:30, 1:00, 3:15, 4:00, 6:30, 7:10, 9:45, 10:05 Sat 12:00, 12:40, 3:15, 4:00, 6:30, 7:10, 9:45, 10:05 Sun 12:00, 12:50, 3:00, 3:50, 6:20, 7:00, 9:30, 10:00 Mon-Tue 12:50, 3:00, 3:50, 6:20, 7:00, 9:30, 10:00 Wed 12:20, 3:00, 3:15, 6:20, 7:00, 9:30, 10:15 GAME OF THRONES – LIVE FINALE Sun 9:00 GODZILLA (PG) Thu 1:30, 4:15 Fri 12:40, 3:40 Sat 3:40 Sun 12:20, 3:30 Mon-Wed 12:30, 3:30 GODZILLA 3D (PG) Thu 7:20, 10:15 Fri-Sat 6:40, 9:30 Sun 6:40, 9:40 Mon-Wed 6:30, 9:10 THE GRAND SEDUCTION (PG) Thu 1:40, 4:20, 7:10, 9:55 Fri-Sat 3:20, 6:30, 9:15 Sun 3:20, 6:30, 9:20 Mon 3:20, 9:40 Tue-Wed 3:20, 6:20, 9:40 HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE (PG) Sat 11:00 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (PG) Fri-Sat 12:00 Sun-Wed 2:40 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (PG) Fri 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:25 Sat 11:00, 1:30, 4:10, 6:50, 9:25 Sun 12:15, 1:20, 4:00, 6:50, 9:30 Mon-Wed 1:20, 4:00, 6:50, 9:20 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri 11:45, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:15 Sat 11:40, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:15 Sun-Mon 2:10, 4:50, 7:40, 10:10 Tue 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Wed 4:50, 7:40, 10:10 MALEFICENT (PG) Thu 2:40, 3:40, 5:20, 6:00, 7:50, 8:45, 10:20 Fri 2:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:00, 7:00, 9:00, 9:40 Sat 11:30, 12:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:00, 9:00, 9:40 Sun 12:30, 2:00, 3:30, 4:40, 6:20, 9:00 Mon-Tue 2:00, 3:30, 4:40, 6:20, 7:20, 9:00, 9:50 Wed 2:00, 3:30, 4:40, 6:20, 9:00, 9:55 MALEFICENT 3D (PG) Thu 12:45, 3:40 Fri 12:25, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 Sat 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 Sun 12:30, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10, 10:35 Mon 12:35, 3:15, 5:40, 8:10, 10:35 Tue-Wed 12:35, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10, 10:35 MILLION DOLLAR ARM (PG) Thu 2:30, 5:30

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A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 1:00, 2:10, 3:50, 5:00, 8:40, 9:50, 10:30 Fri-Sat 2:10, 5:10, 7:55, 10:45 Sun-Tue 1:30, 4:20, 7:25, 10:20 Wed 1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 National Theater Live: A Small Family Business Thu 7:00 Neighbors (18A) Thu 12:35, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10, 10:35 Fri 3:30, 5:50, 8:30, 10:55 Sat 12:50, 3:30, 5:50, 8:30, 10:55 Sun 1:40, 4:15 Mon-Wed 12:25, 3:00, 5:30, 8:20, 10:45 Rio 2 (G) Thu 12:30 The Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme Encore Wed 6:30 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Thu 12:25, 1:20, 3:20, 4:30, 7:30, 10:35 Fri 1:20, 3:45, 4:40, 7:00, 10:15 Sat 12:30, 1:20, 3:45, 4:40, 7:00, 10:15 Sun-Tue 1:00, 2:00, 4:30, 5:15, 8:30 Wed 1:10, 2:00, 4:30, 5:15, 8:30 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 2:45, 6:30, 9:40 Fri-Sat 7:50, 11:00 Sun-Wed 7:30, 10:30

Rainbow Woodbine (I)

Woodbine Centre, 500 Rexdale Blvd, 416-213-1998 22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:30 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:05, 7:05, 9:45 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG) Thu 3:45, 9:15 Blended (PG) Thu 1:15, 6:40 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Thu 1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:15, 4:10, 6:45, 9:45 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu 12:50 3:50 6:45 9:30 Fri-Wed 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 Godzilla (PG) Thu 3:40 Fri-Wed 1:05, 6:35 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri-Wed 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:25 Maleficent (PG) Thu 1:05, 4:05, 7:00, 9:20 Fri-Wed 1:20, 4:15, 6:55, 9:15 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:45 Fri-Wed 3:45, 9:20 Rio 2 (G) Thu 1:10 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) 12:55, 3:55, 6:50, 9:35

East End Beach Cinemas (AA) 1651 Queen St E, 416-699-1327

22 Jump Street (14A) 7:45, 10:30 Fri 4:45 Sat-Sun 1:30 mat, 4:30 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Sat-Sun 1:15 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu 7:30, 10:10 Fri 4:30, 7:15, 10:20 Sat-Sun 4:15, 7:15, 10:20 Mon-Wed 7:15, 10:20 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu 6:30, 9:20 Fri 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Mon-Wed 6:30, 9:30 Godzilla (PG) Thu 6:45, 9:30 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Sat-Sun 12:00 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Fri 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Sat-Sun 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:00 Mon-Wed 6:45, 9:15 Maleficent (PG) Sat-Sun 1:00 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 7:15, 9:45 Fri 3:45, 7:30, 9:50 Sat-Sun 3:45, 6:45, 9:15 Mon-Wed 7:30, 9:50 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 7:45, 10:20 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) 7:00, 10:10 Fri 4:00 mat Sat-Sun 12:45, 4:00 mat X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 7:00, 10:00

North York Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk (CE) 5095 Yonge St., 416-847-0087

22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 10:00 Fri 5:20, 8:00, 9:25, 9:50, 10:40 Sat 12:00, 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 9:25, 9:50, 10:40 Sun 2:15, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20 Mon, Wed 5:00, 7:40, 10:20 Tue 5:00, 7:40, 9:25, 9:50, 10:20 Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy Sat 12:30 Chef (14A) Thu 3:40, 6:40, 9:20 Fri, Tue 4:05, 6:45, 9:30 Sat 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:30 Sun 1:25, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25 Mon 4:05, 6:45, 9:25 Wed 4:05, 9:25 Edge of Tomorrow: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Thu 5:00, 7:40, 10:30 Fri, Tue 5:10, 7:50, 10:35 Sat 11:30, 2:20, 5:10, 7:50, 10:35 Sun 1:45, 4:35, 7:25, 10:10 Mon, Wed 4:35, 7:25, 10:10 Fading Gigolo (14A) Thu 4:50 Fri-Sat, Tue 4:30, 7:00 Sun 1:50, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 Mon 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 Wed 6:45 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu 4:25, 7:30, 10:25 Fri, Tue 4:10, 7:10, 10:05 Sat 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:05 Sun 1:10, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05 Mon, Wed 4:05, 7:05, 10:05 Godzilla (PG) Thu 4:20 Godzilla 3D (PG) Thu 7:20, 10:20 The Grand Seduction (PG) Thu 4:10, 6:30, 9:40 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri, Tue 3:50, 6:50 Sat 12:50, 3:50, 6:50 Sun 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:25 Mon, Wed 3:50, 6:50, 9:25 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Sat 12:00, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Sun 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 10:00 Mon-Wed 4:45, 7:30, 10:00 Maleficent (PG) Sat 11:00 Sun 1:30 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 Fri, Sun-Wed 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 Sat 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 4:40, 7:30, 10:10 Fri, Mon-Wed 4:50, 7:35 Sat-Sun 2:10, 4:50, 7:35 National Theater Live: A Small Family Business Thu 7:00 Neighbors (18A) Thu 3:30 Fri-Sat, Tue 10:25 Sun-Mon, Wed 10:15 The Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme Encore Wed 6:30 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Sat-Sun 12:20 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 3:50, 10:25 Fri-Wed 3:40, 6:40, 9:40

SilverCity Fairview (CE)

Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Ave E, 416-644-7746 22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:40 Fri-Sat 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 9:30, 10:30 Sun 12:00, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:30 Mon, Wed 2:10, 5:05, 7:45, 10:20 Tue 2:10, 5:05, 7:45, 9:30, 10:20 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu 1:50, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10 Fri 12:10, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00, 10:40 Sat 12:20, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00, 10:40 Sun 2:50, 5:25, 8:00, 10:40 Mon-Wed 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu-Tue 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Wed 4:00, 7:00, 10:00 Godzilla (PG) Thu 1:30, 4:25 Fri-Sun 2:00, 4:50 MonWed 1:05, 4:05 Godzilla 3D (PG) Thu 7:20, 10:20 Fri-Sun 7:40, 10:35 Mon-Wed 7:15, 10:10 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG) Sat 11:00 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri 1:40, 4:20, 6:50 Sat 11:10, 1:40, 4:20, 6:50 Sun 1:40, 4:20, 6:50, 9:30 Mon 1:50, 4:20, 6:50, 9:30 Tue 1:50, 4:20, 6:50 Wed 9:45, 4:20, 6:50, 9:30 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri-Sat 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 12:20, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:55 Mon-Wed 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:55 Maleficent (PG) Thu 1:20, 3:55 Fri 12:20, 2:35 Sat 11:50, 2:20 Sun 12:10, 2:35 Mon-Wed 2:20, 4:55 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 2:00, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50 Fri-Sun 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 Mon-Wed 7:20, 9:45 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 12:50, 1:40, 3:50, 6:50, 9:30 Fri, Sun 1:50, 4:40, 7:35 Sat 11:20, 1:50, 4:40, 7:35 Mon-Wed 2:00, 4:40, 7:35 Neighbors (18A) Thu 4:20, 6:45, 9:20 Fri-Sun 10:20 MonWed 10:15 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) 1:10, 4:10 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:45 Fri-Sun 7:10, 10:10 Mon-Wed 7:05, 10:05

SilverCity Yorkdale (CE) 3401 Dufferin St, 416-787-2052

22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:45 Fri-Sat 12:00, 2:35, 5:15, 8:05, 10:50 Sun-Wed 2:00, 4:50, 7:40, 10:30 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG) Thu 12:45, 6:55 Blended (PG) Thu 4:05, 10:15 Earth to Echo (PG) Sat 10:00 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu 1:55, 4:50, 7:40, 10:25 Fri-Sat 1:55, 4:45, 7:40, 10:35 Sun-Wed 1:40, 4:35, 7:30, 10:25 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu 1:10 4:10 7:30 10:30 Fri-Wed 1:00, 4:10, 7:15, 10:20 Godzilla (PG) 12:50, 3:50 Godzilla 3D (PG) 6:50 Thu 9:50 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG) Sat 11:00 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri, Sun 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:40 Sat 11:20, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:40 Mon-Wed 1:10, 4:00, 7:30, 10:10 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 FriSun 12:00, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Mon-Wed 12:30, 3:15, 6:45, 9:30 Maleficent (PG) Thu 2:00, 4:40 Fri-Sun 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00, 10:30 Mon-Wed 2:50, 5:25, 8:00, 10:30 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 1:00, 3:40, 7:20, 10:00 Fri 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00 Sat 11:20, 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, 10:00 SunWed 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:30 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 12:50, 1:50, 4:45, 7:35, 10:25 Fri-Sat 2:05, 5:00, 7:50, 10:40 SunWed 1:10, 4:00, 6:55, 9:50 Neighbors (18A) Thu 4:00, 7:00, 9:40 Fri-Wed 10:25 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Thu 12:45, 3:50, 6:50, 10:00 Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:55 Sun-Wed 12:45, 3:50 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 1:20, 4:20, 10:30 Fri-Sat 7:05, 10:25 Sun-Wed 6:55, 10:00

Scarborough 401 & Morningside (CE) 785 Milner Ave, Scarborough, 416-281-2226

22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 8:15 Fri, Tue 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Sat 11:10, 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25 Sun 12:05, 2:40, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10 Mon, Wed 5:40, 8:20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:10 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG) Thu 5:05 Fri, Tue 4:00, 7:00, 10:10 Sat 12:30, 3:40, 7:00, 10:10 Sun 12:10, 3:20, 6:30, 9:40 Mon, Wed 5:05, 8:10 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Thu 8:05 Sat-Sun 1:45 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu 5:30 Fri-Sat, Tue 4:30, 7:20, 10:00 Sun 4:30, 7:20, 9:50 Mon, Wed 5:30, 8:05 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu 5:05, 7:55 Fri, Tue 4:00, 6:45, 9:45 Sat 11:35, 1:00, 3:50, 6:45, 9:45 Sun 1:00, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30 Mon, Wed 5:10, 7:55 Godzilla (PG) Thu 5:40 Fri, Tue 4:40 Sat 11:15, 2:00, 4:40 Sun 1:40, 4:25 Mon, Wed 5:35 Godzilla 3D (PG) Thu, Mon, Wed 8:25 Fri-Sat, Tue 7:45, 10:30 Sun 7:10, 10:05 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG) Sat 11:00 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri, Tue 4:20, 6:50, 9:30 Sat 11:05, 1:30, 4:20, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 12:40, 1:30, 4:20, 6:50, 9:15 Mon, Wed 5:00, 7:30 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri, Tue 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sat 12:00, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05 Sun 12:00, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 10:00 Mon, Wed 5:50, 8:15 Maleficent (PG) Thu 5:10, 7:40 Fri, Tue 5:05 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:05 Mon, Wed 5:15 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 5:50, 8:15 Fri-Sat, Tue 7:40, 10:15 Sun 7:40, 9:55 Mon, Wed 7:45 Million Dollar Arm (PG) Thu 5:15 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu, Mon, Wed 5:20, 8:00 Fri, Tue 5:20, 8:00, 10:35 Sat 2:15, 5:20, 8:00, 10:35 Sun 2:15, 5:00, 7:35, 10:10 Neighbors (18A) Thu, Mon, Wed 6:00, 8:25 Fri, Tue

5:30, 8:10, 10:35 Sat 3:00, 5:30, 8:10, 10:35 Sun 3:00, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Thu 5:00 Fri, Tue 4:10 Sat-Sun 1:10, 4:05 Mon, Wed 5:25 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 5:25, 8:20 Fri-Sat, Tue 7:10, 10:20 Sun 7:00, 10:00 Mon, Wed 8:20

Coliseum Scarborough (CE) Scarborough Town Centre, 416-290-5217

22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:45 Fri, Sun-Tue 12:00, 1:55, 2:35, 4:40, 5:15, 7:30, 8:05, 10:20, 10:50 Sat 11:10, 12:00, 1:55, 2:35, 4:40, 5:15, 7:30, 8:05, 10:20, 10:50 Wed 1:55, 2:35, 4:40, 5:15, 7:30, 8:05, 10:20, 10:50 Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy Sat 12:30 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG) Thu 4:00, 10:35 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG) Thu 12:45 Fri-Wed 6:50, 10:10 Blended (PG) Thu 1:50, 4:40, 7:25, 10:10 Fri-Wed 1:10, 4:00 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) 2:10 Sat 11:20 mat Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu 1:15, 4:05, 7:55, 10:45 Fri-Wed 5:00, 7:50, 10:45 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu 1:20 4:20 7:20 10:30 Fri-Wed 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:25 Godzilla (PG) Thu 1:35 Fri-Wed 1:40 Godzilla 3D (PG) Thu 4:35, 7:35, 10:40 Fri, Sun-Wed 4:45, 7:40, 10:30 Sat 5:10, 8:05, 11:00 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG) Sat 11:00 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45 Sun 11:45 mat How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri, Sun-Tue 11:35, 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 Sat 11:05, 11:35, 2:15, 2:30, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 Wed 2:15, 4:55, 7:35, 10:15 Maleficent (PG) Thu 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:45 Fri, Mon-Tue 11:25, 2:00, 4:35 Sat-Sun, Wed 2:00, 4:35 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 2:25, 5:00 Fri-Wed 7:15, 9:50 Maybe This Time (PG) Thu 12:50, 3:45, 6:45, 9:40 Fri, Sun-Wed 12:55, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Sat 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 2:20, 5:10, 8:00, 10:50 Fri, Sun-Wed 2:25, 5:10, 7:55, 10:40 Sat 5:10, 7:55, 10:40 National Theater Live: A Small Family Business Thu 7:00 Neighbors (18A) Thu 2:00, 4:20, 7:50 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Thu 3:20 Fri-Wed 1:00 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 12:40, 3:50, 7:05, 10:20 Fri-Wed 4:10, 7:25, 10:35

Eglinton Town Centre (CE) 1901 Eglinton Ave E, 416-752-4494

22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:50 Fri-Sun 12:00, 1:30, 2:35, 4:15, 5:15, 7:20, 8:05, 10:05, 10:50 Mon-Wed 4:15, 5:15, 7:20, 8:05, 10:05, 10:50 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG) Thu 3:50, 7:05, 10:20 Blended (PG) Thu 4:15, 10:05 Bonnie and Clyde Mon 7:00 Chef (14A) Thu 4:30, 7:15, 10:00 Fri-Sun 1:15, 4:05, 6:55, 9:40 Mon-Wed 4:05, 6:55, 9:40 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Thu 2:30 Fri-Sun 1:45 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu 4:10, 4:50, 7:00, 7:40, 9:45, 10:25 Fri 11:55, 2:40, 4:35, 5:25, 7:30, 8:15, 10:20, 11:00 Sat 11:50, 2:40, 4:35, 5:25, 7:30, 8:15, 10:20, 11:00 Sun 11:45, 2:40, 4:35, 5:25, 7:30, 8:15, 10:20, 11:00 MonTue 4:20, 5:00, 7:10, 7:50, 10:00, 10:40 Wed 4:20, 5:00, 7:10, 7:55, 10:00, 10:40 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu 2:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:10 Fri-Sun 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 10:25 Mon-Wed 4:25, 7:25, 10:25 Game Of Thrones – Live Finale Sun 9:00 Godzilla (PG) Thu 3:55 Fri, Sun 2:00, 4:55 Sat 11:05, 2:00, 4:55 Mon-Wed 4:35 Godzilla 3D (PG) Thu 6:55, 9:55 Fri-Sun 7:55, 11:00 MonWed 7:30, 10:35 The Grand Seduction (PG) Thu 3:50, 6:40, 9:35 Fri-Sat, Tue-Wed 4:00, 6:45, 9:35 Sun 3:50, 6:45, 9:35 Mon 4:00, 9:45 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG) Sat 11:00 Heaven Is for Real (PG) Fri 1:30 Sat 11:00, 1:30 Sun 1:10 Holiday (14A) Thu 5:30, 9:00 Fri-Sun 12:10, 3:40, 7:10, 10:40 Mon-Wed 3:55, 7:20, 10:50 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:30 Sat 11:10, 11:30, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:30 Sun 11:45, 1:30, 4:05, 7:00, 9:30 Mon-Wed 4:25, 7:00, 9:30 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 FriSun 12:00, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Mon-Wed 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Maleficent (PG) Thu 2:15, 4:25, 6:55, 9:30 Fri-Sat 2:10, 4:45, 7:15, 9:50 Sun 1:55, 4:30 Mon-Wed 4:45, 7:15, 9:50 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 5:00, 10:30 Fri-Sun 12:15, 2:50, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 Mon-Wed 5:30, 8:00, 10:30 Million Dollar Arm (PG) Thu 7:05 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 4:00, 4:45, 6:50, 7:35, 9:40, 10:20 Fri-Sat 2:20, 5:20, 8:10, 10:55 Sun 11:50, 2:35, 5:20, 8:10, 10:55 Mon-Wed 4:50, 7:35, 10:20 Neighbors (18A) Thu 5:20, 7:45, 10:15 Fri-Sun 12:35, 3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 Mon-Wed 5:25, 7:50, 10:15 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Fri-Sun 1:35 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 3:45, 4:20, 7:30, 10:30 Fri-Wed 4:40, 7:45, 10:45

Woodside Cinemas (I) 1571 Sandhurst Circle, 416-299-3456

Holiday (14A) Thu 4:00, 6:00, 7:30, 9:30 Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (14A) Fri-Wed 3:00, 6:15, 9:30 Mundasupatti Fri-Sun 4:30, 10:30 Mon-Wed 4:00, 10:00 Naan Than Bala Fri, Sun 7:30, 10:30 Sat 7:30 Mon-Wed 7:30, 10:00 Un Samayal Arayil Thu 4:00, 7:15, 10:30 World Cup 2014 England V Italy Fri, Mon-Wed 1:00,

4:00, 6:00 Sat 1:00, 4:00, 6:00, 10:00 Sun 1:00, 4:00, 7:00

GTA Regions Mississauga

Coliseum Mississauga (CE) Square One, 309 Rathburn Rd W, 905-275-3456

22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 10:00 Fri-Tue 12:00, 1:30, 2:35, 4:10, 5:15, 7:10, 8:00, 10:00, 10:50 Wed 12:30, 1:30, 3:25, 4:30, 6:25, 7:20, 9:20, 10:20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG) Thu, Wed 12:20, 3:30, 6:50, 10:10 Fri, Sun-Tue 12:20, 3:30, 6:50, 10:05 Sat 12:15, 3:30, 6:50, 10:05 Bonnie and Clyde Mon 7:00 Chef (14A) Thu 12:45, 3:55, 7:10, 10:05 Fri, Sun, Tue 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:35 Sat 2:00, 4:40, 7:30, 10:35 Mon 1:25, 4:15, 10:35 Wed 12:45, 3:55, 7:10, 10:00 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Thu 12:15 Fri-Tue 1:00 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu 1:00, 4:00, 6:55, 9:45 Fri-Tue 4:00, 7:00, 9:50 Wed 4:00, 7:00, 9:45 Edge of Tomorrow: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Thu 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:30 Fri, Mon-Tue 2:30, 5:25, 8:10, 10:45 Sat 11:30, 2:20, 5:25, 8:10, 10:45 Sun 11:45, 2:30, 5:25, 8:10, 10:45 Wed 1:40, 4:40, 7:40, 10:25 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu, Wed 12:15, 1:20, 3:20, 4:20, 6:20, 7:25, 9:35, 10:30 Fri-Tue 12:25, 1:20, 3:30, 4:20, 6:30, 7:20, 9:40, 10:30 Godzilla (PG) Thu 12:25 Fri-Tue 12:40, 3:40 Wed 12:25, 3:40 Godzilla 3D (PG) Thu 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 Fri-Tue 6:40, 10:15 Wed 6:40, 9:40 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG) Sat 11:00 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 Maleficent (PG) Thu 1:15, 3:50, 6:30 Fri-Tue 1:10, 3:50, 6:30, 9:30 Wed 3:50, 6:30, 9:30 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 2:40, 5:15 Fri, Sun-Tue 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50, 10:20 Sat 11:15, 2:30, 5:10, 7:50, 10:20 Wed 2:10, 4:35, 7:30, 10:05 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 1:25, 4:05, 7:05, 9:30, 10:15 Fri, Mon-Tue 12:05, 2:45, 5:30, 8:20, 11:00 Sat 11:45, 2:45, 5:30, 8:20, 11:00 Sun 11:55, 2:45, 5:30, 8:20, 11:00 Wed 1:25, 4:05, 7:05, 10:15 Neighbors (18A) Thu 1:35, 4:30, 7:45, 10:20 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Thu, Wed 12:35, 3:35 Fri, Sun-Tue 12:50, 4:40 Sat 12:50, 4:30 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 1:05, 4:10, 7:15, 10:25 Fri-Tue 7:40, 10:55 Wed 6:45, 9:55

Courtney Park 16 (CE)

110 Courtney Park E at Hurontario, 416-335-5323 22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:15, 10:00 Fri-Sat 12:10, 2:15, 2:45, 4:50, 5:20, 7:25, 7:55, 10:15, 10:45 Sun 12:10, 2:15, 2:45, 4:50, 5:20, 7:25, 7:55, 10:00, 10:30 Mon-Tue 2:15, 2:45, 4:50, 5:20, 7:25, 7:55, 10:00, 10:30 Wed 2:15, 4:50, 5:20, 7:25, 7:55, 10:00, 10:30 47 to 84: Hun Main Kisnu Watan Kahunga (14A) Thu 3:35, 6:35, 9:35 Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy Sat 12:30 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG) Thu 1:00, 4:05 Blended (PG) Thu 1:35, 4:15, 7:00, 9:40 Fri-Sat 1:20, 3:55, 6:40, 9:45 Sun-Wed 1:20, 3:55, 6:40, 9:30 Chef (14A) Thu 1:20, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25 Fri-Sat 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:50 Sun-Wed 1:30, 4:10, 6:45, 9:35 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Fri-Wed 1:50 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu 1:45, 4:20, 6:55, 9:30 Fri-Sat 4:30, 7:10, 10:10 Sun-Wed 4:30, 7:10, 9:55 Edge of Tomorrow: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Thu 2:45, 5:20, 7:55, 10:30 Fri-Sat 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:35 SunWed 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu 1:30, 3:20, 4:20, 6:10, 7:30, 9:00, 10:20 Fri 1:15, 1:35, 4:05, 4:25, 7:00, 7:15, 10:05, 10:25 Sat 1:00, 1:35, 4:05, 4:25, 7:00, 7:15, 10:05, 10:25 Sun-Wed 1:15, 1:35, 4:05, 4:25, 7:00, 7:15, 9:50, 10:10 Game Of Thrones – Live Finale Sun 9:00 Godzilla (PG) Thu 1:55, 4:40 Fri, Mon-Wed 1:10, 4:00 Sat-Sun 11:55, 4:00 Godzilla 3D (PG) Thu 7:25, 10:10 Fri-Sat 6:55, 9:55 SunWed 6:55, 9:40 Heaven Is for Real (PG) Fri-Sun 12:35 Mon-Wed 3:05 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri-Sat 1:55, 4:20, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 12:00, 12:45, 3:10, 5:45, 7:50, 10:15 MonWed 1:55, 4:20, 6:50, 9:15 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri-Sat 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 10:00 Sun 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 Mon-Tue 2:30, 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 Wed 4:55, 7:20, 9:45 Maleficent (PG) Thu 1:10, 2:40, 5:05 Fri-Sat 2:10, 4:40, 7:05, 9:40 Sun 2:40, 5:10 Mon-Wed 2:10, 4:40, 7:05, 9:25 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 3:10, 5:35, 8:00, 10:25 Fri 12:15, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 10:20 Sat 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 10:20 Sun 12:15, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 10:05 Mon-Wed 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 10:05 Million Dollar Arm (PG) Thu 7:15, 10:05 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 1:50, 2:20, 4:30, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20, 10:25 Fri 1:00, 3:50, 6:35, 9:35 Sat 3:50, 6:35, 9:35 Sun 1:00, 3:50 Mon-Wed 1:00, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20 National Theater Live: A Small Family Business Thu 7:00 Neighbors (18A) Thu 1:00, 2:25, 4:45, 7:05, 9:20 Fri-Sat 3:00, 5:30, 7:50, 10:30 Sun 3:00, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15 MonWed 5:30, 7:50, 10:15 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Thu 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 10:15 Fri-Wed 1:40 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 1:00, 3:55 Fri-Sat 4:35, 7:30, 10:40 Sun-Wed 4:35, 7:30, 10:25

North Colossus (CE) Hwy 400 & 7, 905-851-1001

22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:45 Fri, Sun 12:00, 1:35, 2:35, 4:15, 5:15, 6:00, 7:25, 8:10, 10:05, 10:50 Sat 11:10, 12:00, 1:40, 2:35, 4:15, 5:15, 6:00, 7:25, 8:10, 10:05, 10:50 Mon-Wed 3:45, 4:45, 6:40, 7:30, 9:25, 10:15 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D (PG) Thu 6:50, 9:55 Fri-Sun 7:30, 10:35 Mon-Wed 7:00, 10:00 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG) Thu 3:35 Fri-Sun 12:50, 4:10 Mon-Wed 3:50 Blended (PG) Thu 3:45, 6:25, 9:10 Fri, Sun 1:40, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15 Sat 2:05, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15 Mon 5:45, 9:00 TueWed 4:55, 7:40, 10:20 Chef (14A) Thu 4:35, 7:15, 9:50 Fri, Sun 1:10, 4:05, 7:35, 10:25 Sat 1:10, 4:00, 7:35, 10:25 Mon-Wed 4:15, 7:15, 10:00 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Fri, Sun 12:10 Sat 12:05 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu 4:45, 7:25, 10:25 FriSun 2:40, 5:20, 8:00, 10:45 Mon-Wed 5:00, 7:45, 10:30 Edge of Tomorrow: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Thu 3:55, 6:35, 9:35 Fri, Sun 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55 Sat 11:20, 1:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:55 Mon-Wed 4:10, 6:55, 9:40 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu 3:30, 4:20, 6:40, 7:20, 9:25, 10:20 Fri-Sun 12:20, 1:20, 3:20, 4:20, 6:20, 7:20, 9:20, 10:20 Mon-Wed 3:40, 4:20, 6:30, 7:20, 9:20, 10:20 Game Of Thrones – Live Finale Sun 9:00 Godzilla (PG) Thu 4:10 Fri, Sun 1:45, 4:45 Sat 2:00, 4:45 Mon-Wed 4:30 Godzilla 3D (PG) Thu 7:10, 10:05 Fri-Sun 7:50, 10:55 Mon-Wed 7:15, 10:05 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (PG) Sat 11:00 Heaven Is for Real (PG) Thu 7:05, 9:40 Fri-Sun 1:00 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri, Sun 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:40 Sat 11:05, 11:35, 1:50, 4:25, 7:00, 9:40 MonWed 3:30, 6:05, 8:50 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00, 10:20 Fri-Sun 12:00, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Mon-Wed 4:00, 6:45, 9:30 Maleficent (PG) Thu 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Fri, Sun 2:00, 4:35, 7:15, 9:35 Sat 11:30, 2:10, 4:35, 7:15, 9:35 Mon-Wed 4:05, 6:50, 9:15 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Fri-Sun 12:15, 2:50, 5:25, 8:05, 10:30 Mon-Tue 4:50, 7:35, 10:10 Wed 10:10 Million Dollar Arm (PG) Thu 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 Fri-Sun 3:30, 6:45, 10:00 Mon-Wed 3:55, 7:05, 9:50 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 4:05, 4:50, 7:35, 10:10 Fri, Sun 12:05, 2:45, 5:30, 8:20, 11:00 Sat 11:50, 2:45, 5:30, 8:20, 11:00 Mon-Wed 4:35, 7:10, 9:55 Neighbors (18A) Thu 3:40, 5:55, 8:10, 10:30 Fri-Sun 12:30, 3:00, 8:45, 11:00 Mon-Wed 4:40, 7:00, 9:45 The Other Woman Thu 4:30 Rio 2 (G) Thu 4:25 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Thu 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 Fri-Sun 12:40, 3:50, 6:55, 9:50 Mon 3:35 Tue-Wed 3:35, 6:35, 9:35 X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 4:00, 4:30, 7:00, 7:30, 10:00, 10:30 Fri 1:30, 4:40, 7:45, 10:40 Sat 11:00, 2:00, 4:55, 7:45, 10:40 Sun 1:30, 4:40, 10:40 MonWed 4:25, 7:25, 10:25

Rainbow Promenade (I)

Promenade Mall, Hwy 7 & Bathurst, 416-494-9371 22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 9:40 Fri-Wed 1:05, 4:05, 7:00, 9:30 Blended (PG) Thu 1:10 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Thu 1:00 4:00 6:55 9:45 FriWed 1:00, 4:00, 7:05, 9:45 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) 12:55, 3:45, 6:50, 9:35 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri-Wed 1:10, 3:55, 6:55, 9:20 Maleficent (PG) Thu 1:15, 4:05, 7:05, 9:20 Fri-Sun, TueWed 1:15, 3:50, 7:10, 9:25 Mon 3:50, 7:10, 9:25 Million Dollar Arm (PG) Thu 3:50 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 1:05, 3:55, 6:45, 9:40 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) Thu 12:40 3:40 6:40 9:25 Fri-Wed 12:50, 3:40, 6:40, 9:25

West Grande - Steeles (CE) Hwy 410 & Steeles, 905-455-1590

22 Jump Street (14A) Thu 7:00, 10:00 Fri, Tue 5:00, 7:40, 9:35, 10:20 Sat 2:10, 5:00, 7:45, 9:35, 10:30 Sun 2:10, 5:00, 7:45, 10:30 Mon, Wed 7:45, 10:30 Blended (PG) Thu 7:05, 9:55 Sat-Sun 12:40 Edge of Tomorrow (PG) Sat-Sun 2:00 Edge of Tomorrow 3D (PG) Thu, Mon, Wed 7:30, 10:15 Fri-Sun, Tue 4:45, 7:30, 10:15 The Fault in Our Stars (PG) Thu, Mon, Wed 7:25, 10:20 Fri, Tue 4:20, 7:25, 10:20 Sat-Sun 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:20 Godzilla 3D (PG) Thu 7:10, 10:00 How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG) Fri, Tue 4:25, 7:00 Sat 1:40, 4:25, 7:00 Sun 1:40, 4:25, 7:00, 9:35 Mon, Wed 7:10, 9:45 How to Train Your Dragon 2 3D (PG) Thu 8:00 Fri, Tue 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12:00, 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10 Mon, Wed 7:40, 10:10 Maleficent (PG) Sat-Sun 1:00 Maleficent 3D (PG) Thu 7:40, 10:10 Fri-Sun, Tue 3:45, 7:20, 10:00 Mon, Wed 7:20, 10:00 Maybe This Time (PG) Fri, Tue 4:00, 6:45, 9:50 Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:30, 6:45, 9:50 Mon, Wed 7:00, 9:50 A Million Ways to Die in the West (14A) Thu 7:35, 10:20 Fri-Sun, Tue 3:55, 7:05, 9:55 Mon, Wed 7:05, 9:55 Neighbors (18A) Thu 7:25, 10:05 Fri, Tue 4:55, 7:35, 10:05 Sat-Sun 1:55, 4:55, 7:35, 10:05 Mon, Wed 7:35, 10:05 X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG) 4:05 Sat-Sun 12:55 mat X-Men: Days of Future Past 3D (PG) Thu 7:15 10:15 FriWed 7:15, 10:25 3

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repertory schedules

How to find a listing

Repertory cinema listings are comprehensive and appear alphabetically by venue, then by date. Other films are listed by date. = Critics’ pick (highly recommended) ñ N = NXNE event

P = WorldPride event

Yoyo And Nene (2013) D: Takayuki Hirao. 4:30 pm. The Eternal Zero (2013) D: Takashi Youazaki. 7 pm. mon 16 – The Apology King (2013) D: Nubuo Mizuta. 7 pm. tue 17 – Mourning Recipe (2013) D: Yuki Tanada. 7 pm. wed 18 – Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (2013) D: Sion Sono. 7 pm.

The unapologetically weird Jack And The Cuckoo Clock Heart screens at T.O. ­Animation Arts Fest.

How to place a listing

All listings are free. Send to: movies@nowtoronto.com, fax to 416-364-1168 or mail to Rep Cinemas, NOW Magazine, 189 Church, Toronto M5B 1Y7. Include film title, year of release, names of director(s), language and subtitle info, venue, address, time, cost and advance ticket sales if any, phone number for reservations/info or website address. Deadline is the Thursday before publication at 5 pm.

Cinemas big picture cinema gerrard 1035 gerrard e. b­ igpicturecinema.com

thu 12-wed 18 – Check website for schedule.

BLOOR hot docs Cinema

506 Bloor W. 416-637-3123. b­ loorcinema.com

festivals italian contemporary film ­festival

bloor hot docs cinema, 506 bloor w (HD), colossus vaughan, 3555 hwy 7, vaughan (CV); silver city richmond hill, 8725 Yonge (SC); tiff bell lightbox, reitman square, 350 king W (TIFF). icff.ca

thu 12-jun 20 – Festival of Italian contemporary cinema. $12, stu $10, Vaughan admission $30, 8-ticket pass $60, 10-ticket pass $80, opening or closing gala $85. icff.ca/tickets. thu 12 – The Best Offer (2013) D: Giuseppe Tornatore. 7 pm (TIFF). My Beautiful Italian Family (2013) D: Olaf Kreinsen. 9 pm (CV). fri 13 – 2047. Sights Of Death (2014) D: Alessandro Capone. 6:30 pm. Tutta Colpa Di Freud (2013) D: Paolo Genovese. 9:15 pm. Both screenings at TIFF. sat 14 – Artype: Italian Contemporary Video Art, and short The Four O’Clock Flower. 11:30 am. Mona Lisa Is Missing (2012) D: Joe Medeiros. 4 pm. Mad. A World Of Fashion (2012) D: Anna Di Francisca and Zoltan Horvat, and short The Divide. 6:45 pm. The Mafia Only Kills In Summer (2013) D: Pierfrancesco Diliberto aka Pif, and short Cold Feet. 9:30 pm. All screenings at TIFF. sun 15 – Italian Shorts Program including I Museo Chiude Quando L’Autore E’ Stanco (2013) D: Paolo Buatti, Ad Esempio (2013) D: Silvio Governi, La Mela Rossa (2014) D: Giovanni Princigalli, and others. 10:30 am. Zoran, My Nephew The Idiot (2013) D: Matteo Oleot­to. 1 pm. Francesco Da Buenos Aires (2014) D: Miguel Rodriguez Arias, and short As Though It Were Forever. 3:45 pm. The Big Fat Stone (2014) D: Frank D’Angelo. 7 pm. Italian Movies (2012) D: Matteo Pellegrini, and short Yet, The Best Universe Ever. 10 pm. All screenings at TIFF. mon 16 – First Snowfall (2013) D: Andrea Segre. 6:30 pm (TIFF). The Best Offer, and short Vino E Veneto. 6:30 pm (CV). A Boss In The Kitchen (2014) D: Luca Miniero. 9 pm (CV). I’ll Be Back (2013) D: Sergio Rubini, and short Hey Chink. 9:30 pm (TIFF). tue 17 – A Girlfriend’s Guide To Murder (2012) D: Giorgia Farina, and short Screwed. 6:30 pm (TIFF). ...And Counting! Letter Three (2013) D: Tony Nardi. 7 pm (TIFF). Those Happy Years (2013) D: Daniele Luchetti, and short Me...Woman. 9:15 pm (TIFF). Like The Wind (2013) D: Marco Puccioni, and short The Escape. 9:30 pm(HD). wed 18 – The Penguin Move (2014) D: Claudio Amendola. 6:30 pm (TIFF). A Girlfriend’s Guide to Murder. 7 pm (SC). Tutta Colpa Di Freud. 9 pm (SC). At Night (2013) D: Francesco Prisco. 9:15 pm (TIFF).

north by north EAST music, film and interactive ­festival bloor hot docs cinema, 506 bloor W. nxne.com

fri 13-jun 15 – Festival of music-themed

films. $11, NXNE film festival wristband ñ $50.

fri 13 – La Voz De Los Silenciados (2013) D: Maximón Monihan. 6 pm. Riot On The Dance Floor (2014) D: Steve Tozzi. Kick-off party with DJ Moe Berg at 8:30 pm, screening 9:30 pm. Q&A w/ director to follow.

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Time to get animated Toronto Animation Arts Festival International at various locations, Friday to Monday (June 13 to 17). taafi. com. See listings, this page.

Animation has come an awfully long way since Gertie the dinosaur. Settling in at Corus Quay and George Brown Waterfront Campus on Dockside for four days of screenings, workshops, panels and a weekend artists’ market, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival reaches back to the origins of the form and looks forward to what comes next. For the opening night gala at Harbourfront’s Studio Theatre, Pat Thornton presents Gertie The Dinosaur: 100 Years Later, a sat 14 – Whoops! (2013) D: Sam Robinson, and shot film Organs. 12:30 pm. Born To Ruin (2014) D: Brendan McCarney, and short film On The Corner Of Queen & Bathurst. Q&A w/ director and band Wildlife. 3 pm. Boyhood (2014) D: Richard Linklater. 6 pm. Luck’s Hard – Ron Hawkins & The Do Good Assassins (2014) D: Daniel Williams and David Brown. Kick-off party with DJ Moe Berg at 9:30 pm, screening at 10 pm. Q&A w/ director and band to follow. sun 15 – Vann “Piano Mann” Walls: The Spirit Of R&B (2013) D: Steven Morris, and short film Fear & Delight. 12:30 pm. Lies I Told My Little Sister (2013) D: William J Stribling, and short film Sad Monster. 3 pm. Let’s Ruin It With Babies (2013) D: Kestrin Pantera, and short film C.T.R.L. Q&A w/ director to follow. 6:30 pm. Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back – The Quiet Riot Movie (2014) D: Regina Russell, and short film Panama. Q&A w/ directors to follow. Kick-off party with DJ Moe Berg 9 pm, screening 9:45 pm.

pink latino film ­festival

carlton cinema, 20 carlton. ­pinklatino.com

Pwed 18-fri 20 – Festival of Latin cinematography dedicated to sexual diversity and gender. $10; Jun 19, 7 pm pwyc.

celebration of Winsor McCay’s seminal cartoon, followed by the Canadian premiere of Jack And The Cuckoo Clock Heart, an unapologetically weird Belgian-French CG musical directed by Stéphane Berla and musician/author Mathias Malzieu. Set in Scotland at the turn of the 20th century, it’s the tale of a young man (voiced by Orlando Seale) whose frozen heart was swapped out for a mechanical clock on the day he was born. Sheltered for most of his life, Jack must never lose his temper or fall in love, because it will throw off the clock’s timing – edicts that become awfully challenging when he meets a young woman (Samantha Barks) and sets out on a series of adventures. The plot doesn’t make a lick of

sense, and tonally it’s all over the place, but there’s a certain demented integrity in Malzieu’s obsession with surgical mutilation and the looming threat of dying young. So maybe leave the little ones at home. I’m intrigued by the Comedians In Animation panel (Saturday, 1:30 pm, Corus Atrium), where Thornton will discuss voice work with Séan Cullen, Laurie Elliott, Nick Flanagan, Terry McGurrin and Amanda Brooke Perrin, and the screening of Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password followed by a conversation with the animator Sunday at 6:30 pm in the Corus Atrium. But those are just two events in a very busy program. NORMAN WILNER

wed 18 – Madam Baterflai (2013) D: Carina

sun 15 – Erick Oh Retrospective. 10:30 am. Norman McLaren Retrospective including Begone Dull Care, Pas De Deux, A Chairy Tale, Neighbours and others. 1:30 pm. The Nut Job (2014) D: Peter Lepeniotis. 12:30 pm. Shorts 3: Hilariously Strange And Incredibly Dark. 7:45 pm. All screenings at GB.

Sama, and short The Flirt (2014) D: Hsu Chien. 7 pm. Shorts Session including Best Friend (2013) D: Allan Deberton, The CrossEyed (2013) D: Rene Guerra and Juliana Vicente, New Year For Laura (2007) D: Graciela de Luca, and Film For A Blind Poet (2012) D: Gustavo Vinagre. 9:30 pm.

TAAFI: toronto animation arts festival international

corus quay, 25 Dockside (CQ); george brown waterfront campus, 51 Dockside (GB); harbourfront ­centre studio theatre, 235 Queens Quay W (HC). taafi.com

fri 13-sun 15 – Festival of animation. $15, kids 3-13 $5, under 3 free, opening night $25, festival pass $199. fri 13 – Opening night: Jack And The Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2013) D: Stéphane Berla and Mathias Malzieu. 7 pm (HC). sat 14 – Saturday Morning Cartoons. 9:30 am. Kids Shorts program. 11:15 am. New Mickey Mouse Shorts. 1:30 pm. Shorts 1: Straight Up Toons. 1:45 pm. Shorts 2: The Reflecting Pool. 4:15 pm. Fangbone creators screening & chat. 4:30 pm. Cheatin’ (2013) D: Bill Plympton. 6:45 pm. Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2014) D: Michael Gondry. 9:15 pm. All screenings at GB.

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toronto japanese film ­festival

japanese canadian cultural centre, 6 garamond. jccc.on.ca

thu 12-jun 27 – Festival of Japanese film. $12,

five-film pass $45, 10-film pass $90. Tickets 416-441-2345 or ­ticketweb.ca. thu 12 – Opening night: A Tale Of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story (2013) D: Yuzo Ashahara. 7:30 pm. fri 13 – The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (2013) D: Takashi Miike. 7 pm. Love’s Whirlpool (2013) D Daisuke Miura. 9:30 pm. sat 14 – Pecoross’ Mother And Her Days (2013) D: Azuma Morisaki. 1 pm. Black Butler (2013) D: Kentaro Ohtani and Kei-ichi Sato. 3:30 pm. The Little House (2013) D: Yoji Yamada. 6 pm. sun 15 – A Tale Of Samurai Cooking –A True Love Story. 11:30 am. Girl In The Sunny Place (2013) D: Miki Takahiro. 2 pm. Magical Sisters

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Thu 12 – Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon (2013) D: Mike Myers. 4 & 8:45 pm. Brothers Hypnotic (2013) D: Rueben Atlas. 6:30 pm. fri 13 – Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon. 4 pm. NXNE Film Festival. See listings, this page. sat 14 -sun 15 – NXNE Film Festival. See listings, this page. mon 16 – Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013) D: Frank Pavich. 6:30 pm. Back To The Bloor: Dune (1984) D: David Lynch. 8:45 pm. tue 17 – 112 Weddings (2014) D: Doug Block. 4 pm. Films Changing The World: David & Me (2014) D: Ray Klonsky and Marc Lamy. 6:30 pm. Italian Contemporary Film Festival. See listings, this page. wed 18 – 112 Weddings. 4 pm. Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon. 6:30 pm. Mistaken For Strangers (2013) D: Tom Berninger. 8:45 pm.

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Camera Bar

1028 Queen W. 416-530-0011. ­camerabar.ca

sat 14 – The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) D: Robert Wise. 3 pm.

cinematheque tiff bell ­lightbox reitman square, 350 king w. 416-599-8433, tiff.net

thu 12-wed 18 – Italian Contemporary Film Festival. See listings this week.

PThu 12 – The Free Screen presents The

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Flight Of The Butterflies. Noon. The H ­ uman Body. 1 pm. Jerusalem. 2 pm. sat 14-sun 15 – Flight Of The Butterflies. 11 am. Great White Shark. 1 & 3 pm. Jerusalem. Noon & 4 pm. Under The Sea. 2 pm. mon 16-wed 18 – Great White Shark. 11 am. Flight Of The Butterflies. Noon. The H ­ uman Body. 1 pm. Jerusalem. 2 pm.

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The CN Tower presents Legends Of Flight 3D. Continuous screenings daily 10 am-9 pm. 301 Front W. c­ ntower.ca. Casa Loma presents The P­ ellatt Newsreel (2006) D: Barbra Cooper, a film and permanent exhibit on the history of Casa Loma and Henry Pellatt. Daily screenings 10 am-4:30 pm. Included w/ admission. 1 ­Austin Terrace. 416-923-1171, ­casaloma.org.

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Why not make that pass? I am currently a senior in high 

school, but come Saturday I will be a high school grad! (Fuck yeah!) The only thing I’m worried about besides my hopes and dreams, and making it in the real world? My sex life. I’m a virgin. When I go online, I see all my friends and peers having these crazy, awesome, smoking-hot sex lives. I am obsessed with this guy in my class. Like all teenage-girl crushes, I can’t get him out of my head. I could spot him on the other side of campus in all his tank-topwearing, soccer-playing glory. I’ve been sitting in class all day thinking about all the sex we will probably never have. I want to know if it would be weird for me to ask him to hook up at a postgraduation party? I don’t care if my first time is with someone “special,” I just feel like if I don’t say something to him now, I’ll never get a chance to have sex at all, with anyone, ever. I feel like I know what you’re going to say, Dan, but take it easy on me!  Does It Get Sexier? First, DIGS, some research shows a link between time spent on social media and depression. The issue seems to be people comparing what they know of their own lives – which are complicated, messy and sometimes painful – with the idealized portrait others create of their own lives on Facebook, Twitter, Insta­gram, etc. Remember: While your friends may appear to have crazy, awesome, fun-filled lives on Facebook, their actual lived reality likely includes as many sads and fails as your life does. Something else to bear in mind: Teenagers are waiting longer to have sex, according to the Guttmacher Institute, and nearly 40 per cent of 18-year-olds of both sexes are not yet sexually active. So you are not a freak, DIGS. All of your friends and peers may tell you they’re sexually active – or their Facebook and Instagram posts may imply that they’re sexually active – but the data tells us (and I’m telling you) that some of your friends are liars. Finally, DIGS, this boy is not the last boy on earth. You will have other chances to have sex, with other people, lots. But I think you should make a pass at this boy – if not for the sexual experience, then for the experience of making the pass itself. Make it an honest, straightforward, and explicit pass. (“I’ve had such a crush on you, and this is crazy, but fuck me maybe?”) If he’s interested, tell him you’re a virgin, tell him condoms are required, and tell him you’d rather do it sober or soberish. If he’s not interested, well, that’ll suck. You’ll have to wait a bit longer for your first sexual experience, DIGS, but you’ll have an opportunity to practise handling rejection with grace (“Well, I still think you’re a great guy, and I hope things won’t be awkward between us”) and you’ll see that rejection isn’t the end of the world – or the end of boys either. Good luck!

Little $$ selling boxers I was combing through some old 

columns/podcasts and came upon a few instances where you counselled women on selling their used underwear online. So I was wondering: Is this particular kink strictly limit­ed to straight guys looking for ladies’ panties? Or is there a market for used men’s underwear? Because I’m one guy who would

happily earn a few extra bucks selling my old boxer briefs.  Undie Noob Desiring  Interesting Extra Salary Duncan Black – the gay porn star and male escort (duncanblackxxx.com), not the liberal blogger (eschatonblog.com) – does a brisk business selling his used jocks and briefs online. No offense to anyone, but I don’t think Blog Duncan could move as many units of dirty underpants as Porn Duncan. It’s like this: The more people who want into your pants, and the more sexualized your public image, the more people will pay to get their hands on the consolation prize that is a pair of dirty underpants. So unless you’re conventionally hot and willing to put yourself out there (show your handsome face and hot body online), UNDIES, you aren’t going to move many units either. (I follow both Duncan Blacks on Twitter, and so should you: @iamduncanblack for porn, @atrios for politics.)

She’s just not into you I love my girlfriend, but here’s the

t hing: She might be a lesbian. I base that opinion on the fact that she’s dated women in the past, she hits on women when she’s drunk and she has made out with at least two of her female friends in the last year. She says this is normal for girls. Most troubling is that our sex life has dried up. Despite having many honest conversations, she just won’t/can’t be sexual with me. I know what you’re going to say: Be honest and tell her what

my needs are, and if she can’t meet them ask for an open relationship. But that conversation is harder to have than I think you realize, Dan. Although it’s hard to see her hit on women/make out with her girlfriends when we aren’t being sexual, I can live with it because I love her more than I can say. My questions: (1) Is it unfair of me to ask her to define her sexuality? (2) Am I over-thinking this? (3) Are the behaviours I’ve described normal?  Helping Evaluate Lesbian Preference 1. You know what’s unfair? Hitting on other people – men, women, whatever – in front of the boyfriend/girlfriend/ whateverfriend you can’t bring yourself to fuck. Your girlfriend is being unfair to you, HELP, and you have to stop making rationalizations for her shitty, inconsiderate and cruel behaviour. Your girlfriend could be a lesbian, she could be bi or she could be the kind of straight woman who has relationships with other women, hits on other women when she’s drunk and makes out with other women biannually (that kind of straight woman is called a “closeted lesbian”), but getting her to precisely define her sexuality isn’t going to change this simple fact: She has no interest in fucking you. Not into men, not into you – what difference does it make? That rumbling sound you heard a moment ago, HELP, was millions of Savage Love readers mumbling “DTMFA” under their breath as they read your letter. Take their advice. 2. Yes, HELP, you are over-thinking this. You’ve spent way too much time think-

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ing about how you could make this relationship work – and what you might be doing wrong – when what you should be thinking about is how to extricate yourself from this doomed relationship. 3. Are we talking about her behaviour or yours? If we’re talking about her behaviour, HELP, it is normal – for scared and closeted lesbians with security-blanket boyfriends they can’t let go of. If we’re talking about your behaviour, it isn’t normal – because very few people would swallow the shit she’s been feeding you. DTMFA.

Beard could tell all My fiancé came home, and his beard

s melled like pussy – the sweet, healthy kind. He denied having his face in someone else’s business. Is there anything else it could have been? Help!  Sick In Minneapolis I have no idea what pussy smells like, SIM, as I’ve never had my face in that business. So I can’t really tell you what else it could’ve been – Clamato? Caramel corn? Crème brûlée? – because I have no frame of reference. But I’m running your letter in the hopes that otherwise cute hipster boys will be inspired to shave off their ugly fucking beards to escape justified or unjustified accusations of infidelity.

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