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    MARK WIGMORE'S TOP 3 – WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 22nd

    It’s Friday and that means Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore shares his top picks for your arts and entertainment weekend ahead.

    VISUAL ART: QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL & DON RIVER VALLEY PARK ART PROGRAM

     

    It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend, so we will start with art and the great outdoors. Queen West goes beyond hipster this weekend, welcoming everyone to the 15th annual Art Crawl.
     
    The Queen West Art Crawl celebrates and promotes the art, culture and diversity of Queen Street West in Toronto. The hub for this beloved event is Trinity Bellwoods park. The Art and Culture Festival features a juried selection of artists and artisans, a Kids Zone, a Performance Zone, and food vendors. There’s also a beer garden with music presented by the Toronto Blues Society. 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

    http://queenwestartcrawl.com/



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    And what’s not to love at the Evergreen Brickworks? Now with extra art! Beginning Saturday it’s the Don River Valley Park: Art Program. The gallery, so to speak, is the massive 200-hectare greenspace in the Don Valley; an area spanning from Evergreen Brick Works to the mouth of Lake Ontario. The Program features new temporary sculptural installations, murals, billboards and performance, including dance and music, all along the Don River. The artists featured will either be local or Canadian. For more information on the project its www.donrivervalleypark.ca or www.evergreen.ca



     

     

    MUSIC: COLTRANE AT 91 & MORE

    On Saturday, it’s a night to celebrate John Coltrane. Caliban Arts Theatre is presenting Coltrane at 91. This show is Saturday night at 1305 Dundas Street West. The venue is Remix. That’s near Dovercourt. The lineup looks great!


    Michael Arthurs (saxophones)

    Dave Restivo (piano)

    Terry Clark (drums)

    Brian Chaley (bass)


    http://www.calibanartstheatre.com
    – showtime is 8:30pm.

     



     

    And an interesting night of classical/jazz fusion is lined up on Sunday. Pianists Christina Petrowska Quilico and Hye Won Cecilia Lee will perform jazz inspired Canadian compositions at the Canadian Music Centre, that’s 20 St. Joseph Street. Showtime is 3:30pm. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    www.musiccentre.ca – and a note that Christina will perform with the TSO on October 21st and 22nd.




     

    AGA KHAN MUSEUM: ARTS OF THE EAST


    Saturday sees the opening of a world exclusive for the Aga Khan Museum, and exhibit that is leaving Italy for the very first time. Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection takes visitors from Spain to China, Egypt and Iran to the Caucasus. Expect rare treasures like carpets, textiles, ceramics, manuscript paintings, and metalwork artistry that spans the 13th to the 17th centuries. It’s an exhibit that profiles Islamic artisans while tracing how these objects transcend geographic borders. This exclusive show runs through January 21st. www.agakhanmuseum.org for more info.
     



     

    BONUS EVENTS:

     

    DOORS OPEN ONTARIO

    Doors Open Ontario continues this weekend. Jazz FM91 was part of Doors Open Toronto earlier this summer, opening our Liberty village doors to hundreds of visitors. Over the next few weeks, locations all over Southern Ontario will join in as Doors Open Ontario continues. Saturday, its Doors Open Grimsby, King Township, Mississauga, Oxford Norwich and Wellington North. Check out architecture all over Ontario, and what a weekend for it! More info at www.doorsopenontario.on.ca





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