Category Archives: Gala Scene

September 28

Hendrick’s Gin L.E.V.I.T.A.T.R.E Takes Flight at the 13th Annual Nuit Blanche

Soaring into the night sky at Nuit Blanche, the 65 foot L.E.V.I.TA.T.R.E. gave golden ticket a souvenir picture and a birds eye view of the city at 44.25 cucumbers high. Guests were also invited to the Air Departure Lounge filled with Victorian decors, magicians and a special energy readings by Terry-Lynn Decker. Guests were also […]

September 27

Chie Yoshii Exhibit “Dreams” @ Corey Helford Gallery: Sat. Oct 20 – Nov. 24, 2018

On Saturday, October 20, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery will proudly present the debut solo exhibition from mythological surrealist painter Chie Yoshii, entitled 夢 (DREAMS), in Gallery 3. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 7pm – 11pm, and the show will be on view until November 24. This Los Angeles-based, Japanese-born artist creates beautiful oil paintings that explore timeless psychological themes […]

September 25

Honoring Megan Follows @The Yorkville Four Seasons – Mon., Sept. 24th, 2018

The Stratford Festival honoured one of Canada’s leading stage and screen actors – Megan Follows. The Yorkville Four Seasons Hotel was filled with 2 floors of fans, families and friends of Megan. The ceremony  featured tributes by writer Margaret Atwood, Antoni Cimolino, veteran festival actor Sara Farb, singer/songwriter Dayna Manning, Barry Avrich, Wendy Pitblado and the host […]

September 18

Luke Chueh’s “Anthropomorphucked” Gallery Premiere @ the Corey Helford gallery (Sat. Sep 8, 2018)

On Saturday, September 8, artist Luke Chueh will return to Corey Helford Gallery after a three-year hiatus to premiere ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED. In over 20 new acrylic paintings, Chueh will render anthropomorphic characters both new and familiar to explore what it means to be “anthropomorphucked.” The opening reception for ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED will be held September 8 from 7pm – 11pm, and the show will be on view until October 13. “This […]

September 16

Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation’s 13th Annual Gala – ‘Jamrock’@The Donalda Club-Friday September 14, 2018

Photography By A.J.Lam On Friday September 14th, The Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation’s 13th Annual Gala, ‘Jamrock’ was held at the prestigious Donalda Club. Guest were treated to Jamaican cuisine, culture, music and vibes when everyone came together with like-minded philanthropic individuals to support HHJF providing the gift of life-changing education to under resourced children in […]

September 15

Hollywood North @ TIFF (Mon. Sep. 10, 2018)

by A.J. Lam Mode Events newly-conceived Hollywood North Style Lounge provided the TIFF movie, television, music, art and athletic community with the finest unique Canadian styles for their TIFF experience. VIPs and trendsetters were ushered into a lush wonderland of the best in style accompanied by intimate performances and top-level libations in a relaxed atmosphere. […]

September 12

THE 6th ANNUAL BIRKS DIAMOND TRIBUTE TO THE YEAR’S WOMEN IN FILM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEFILM CANADA@RICARDA’S-Mon.,Sept.10th,2018

This was The 6th annual Telefilm Canada + Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film that honours outstanding Canadian women for their contributions to film and TV. The 2018 honourees were: director Nettie Wild (Koneline: Our Land Beautiful), actresses Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves) and Pascale Bussières (When Night is Falling), screenwriter Susan […]

September 10

HOUSE OF AURORA’ TAKES OVER HISTORIC BANK TO HOST PREMIERE EVENTS FOR THE 2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-Fri.,Sept.7th-9th,2018

Canadian company Aurora Cannabis hosted a private 3 day & night red carpet premiere events in a historic former bank located at 320 Bay Street over the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opening weekend. ‘House of Aurora’, was the destination to go and it hosted 3 exclusive premiere parties, industry networking events, press junkets and […]

July 25

Stars Crowd Red Carpet, Party for West Coast Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics’ THE WIFE Hosted by Rakuten Kobo, Ahmad Tea, and Bartenura Wines.

All photos credit Michael Simon, Startraks photo Stars Crowd Red Carpet, Party for West Coast Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics’ THE WIFE Hosted by Rakuten Kobo, Ahmad Tea, and Bartenura Wines In a harbinger of early awards buzz for director Björn Runge’s film for Sony Pictures Classics, THE WIFE, A-list celebrities turned out in force […]

June 25

Italian Contemporary Film Festival&The Moda Fashion Event(ICFF)-Thurs.,June 14th-Fri.,June 22nd,2018

By Kimberly Samnang & Photography By A.J.Lam Inaugurated as a grassroots non-profit film festival in 2012, the Italian Contemporary Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest Italian film festivals outside of Italy. Each year, the ICFF is proud to present an inspiring lineup – the best from newly released Italian and international […]

June 24

SMASH:WE ARE MORE@GARDINER MUSEUM-Thurs.,June 21st,2018

By A.J. Lam & BK on the SCENE SMASH is the annual art party, and it has the reputation for the past two years as the one of the  most exciting events of the summer. It was a sold out event with guest enjoying the sights and sounds of SMASH for 2018. SMASH :We Are More, highlighted […]

June 23

THE 2018 CURVE BALL GALA @ROGERS CENTRE – Mon., JUNE 18th, 2018

It was the 2018 edition of The Curve Ball Gala, and the Blue Jays with their dedicated fans took to the field at the Rogers Centre in support of the Jays Care Foundation.   On Monday, the entire TORONTO BLUE JAYS roster, along with those lucky fans and more than 1300 VIP guests and media, […]

June 22

Sinai Soiree@The Globe And Mail Centre-Thurs.,June 21st,2018

By Nicholas Chan & BK on the SCENE It was a night where young professionals and  young philanthropists gathered at The Globe and Mail Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto for a Summer Solstice themed fundraiser, and Future Sinai welcomed all the guests with open arms. It  really was a night of hot beats, gourmet eats, […]

June 18

The ALL-STAR GALA IN SUPPORT OF SICK KIDS @TORONTO ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – Fri., June 15th, 2018

This year the Gala took place at the CNE Toronto Events Centre on Friday, June 15th, once again bringing together an assortment of professional athletes and personalities from hockey and other sports, including emcee Jay Onrait from TSN. The highlight was Brett Connolly from the Washington Capitals as the Caps recently won the 2018 Stanley […]

June 17

Sinai Soiree @ Mount Sinai Hospital (Thu, Jun. 21, 2018)

Support Mount Sinai Hospital at Toronto’s hottest party, The Sinai Soiree Join young philanthropists and celebrate the longest day of the year On June 21, Toronto’s young philanthropists will come together to celebrate the start of summer and support Mount Sinai Hospital at The Sinai Soiree. This year’s theme is summer solstice and invites guests […]