Friday, March 25, 2011

I can never find a ripe avocado.

I can't find a cute, single, straight Jewish boy to save my life!

Why can I never find the matching sock?

Winter SUCKS!!!!

Alright, so I can find ripe avocados (my corner store grocer always has a stash at the front), I’m already in a relationship with a cute, (not single), straight, Jewish boy, and I try and buy socks that all look the same so I don’t have to worry about matching them, but I definitely agree that winter sucks!

Though I could come up with a slew of my own, these aren’t my complaints. They are the complaints of over 1000 Torontonians who submitted their grievances to the Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage for use by Toronto’s first Complaints Choir. The company, which started in Europe, has found a brilliant way to make complaining a whole lotta fun.

After Toronto’s complaints were all gathered up, Toronto’s resident composer and lyricist, Bryce Kulak set the best grumbles to music. The volunteer choir has learned the new music and are now ready to share it with Toronto. Their first gig was Tuesday, (click for a photo), and there will still be one more chance to hear Toronto’s gripes this week.

Sat, March 26, 3:30pm - Harbourfront
Admission is free!

For a preview of Toronto’s newest composition, click here.

Casandra Campbell

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ariel Schrag performs at the Gladstone Hotel!

Come on down to the Gladstone Hotel this Sunday, March 27 at 2 PM - Graphic Details artist/writer Ariel Schrag will be perform her comics about growing up, crushes, band obsessions, new friendships, coming out as bi, coming out as gay, falling in love, her parents’ divorce, and the personal and social complications of writing about life while living it.

Check out excerpts from her book Potential on You Tube:

Potential Episode 1
Potential Episode 2
Potential Episode 3
Potential Episode 4

See you Sunday!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring Courses at the Koffler

As a time of renewal and rebirth, Spring is an excellent season to start new creative projects.

Starting the first week of April, Koffler is offering a new session of visual art courses for children and adults.

New students to the Koffler will receive 10% off course registration fees!

The courses that are currently being offered:

Painting in Acrylics Fundamentals
Expressive Figure Painting and Independent Project
Contemporary Watercolour
Painting/Drawing for Beginners

Figure Painting
Acrylic Painting
Digital Photography
Writing the Short Story

Painting for Young Artists

Life Drawing
Mixed Media Experimental Painting - Beginner and Intermediate
Pottery for Kids

Imagination if Action (4-8yrs)
Family Pottery (all ages)
Art Explorers (8-13 yrs)
Sunday Fun with Clay (5-15yrs)

In addition, we have ongoing music lessons in piano, guitar, drums, violin, Suzuki violin, viola, cello, clarinet and flute.

Feel free to contact: Alexandra 416.638.1881 x.4269 or for more information.

Alexandra Sipos-Kocsis