Category Archives: Life & Culture

September 25

Teen Mental Health Thursday, September 29  5:00 PM – 6:15 PM PT On Line Presentation

Thursday, September 29 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM PTRegistration is required for this free live private Zoom event.Please join UCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mindprogram Just Like You about teen mental health.We are losing too many of our children, friends and family living […]

September 23

Day#10 Of TIFF-Sat.,Sept.17th,2022

It was the second last of TIFF and we had 2 screeners to view for day#10 After Tanya Tucker disappeared from the spotlight for decades, music star Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) took it upon herself to write an entire album for their hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, starting a […]

September 21

imagineNATIVE Announces Programming for 23rd Film + Media Arts Festival

  imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalAnnounces Programming for 23rd Annual FestivalOctober 18-30, 2022Presenting Partner: Canada Media Fund 147 Works Representing 55 Indigenous Languages Opening Gala: Stellar by Darlene NaponseClosing Gala: ROSIE by Gail Maurice    Click image above for the 2022 imagineNATIVE Festival Trailer(Vivienne Johnson pictured)   The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous […]

September 19

Salt in My Soul – An Unfinished Life-Streaming On Thursday, Sept.22nd,2022-5pm-6pm

Thursday, September 22 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT Registration is required for this free live private Zoom event.Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program, Salt in My Soul – An Unfinished Life with Diane ShaderSmith, writer, publicist, and […]

September 06

The Canadian National Exhibition Aug.19th-Sept. 5th, 2022

By A.J.Lam, Wayne Baggs & BKONTHESCENE The last CNE experience was in August 2019, and we couldn’t wait for the 18 days of fun and we really enjoyed the traditional “end of summer “ fair !A picket line of strikers, some inclement weather and heavy traffic jams didn’t hamper the 141st  edition of the CNE, from Aug.19th-Sept. 5th, […]

August 31

Local Toronto Newspaper West End Phoenix Announces Benefit Featuring Ron Sexsmith, Damian Abraham, Charlotte Cornfeld And More

Ron Sexsmith, Barenaked Ladies’ Tyler Stewart, Tom Wilson, and Andrew & Sameer Cash are among the artists joining host Dave Bidini with The Mercenaries House Band on Sept. 17, for the West End Phoenix 6th Annual Fundraiser to support independent journalism.  The show, dubbed Saturday Night Phoever, will be held in the Planet Storage courtyard […]

August 18

Hip Hop Icon Maestro Fresh Wes Takes Scarborough Back To School!

Maestro Fresh Wes (Wes Williams) The Godfather of Canadian Hip Hop, is coming home. Thursday, August 25th inside Scarborough Town Centre (beside Maestro’s Star on the Walk Of Fame & starting at 11am.) Maestro Fresh Wes will bring home a special inspirational event.  Giving back has always been a part of the iconic artist’s DNA, never forgetting where he came from.   Maestro hopes to encourage young […]

July 31

UCLA Friends of Semel Upcoming Open Mind Programs

The Fall 2022 schedule of virtualized and free Open Mind programs. An invitation to join the unique presentations that bring together thought leaders in science and culture for meaningful and relevant discussions about mental health issues.  Mark your calendars and make your reservations now so that you don’t miss any of our upcoming programs.  Wednesday, September 14, 5-6 PM PTTopic: […]

July 26

Toronto’s Festival of Beer@ BET99 Bandshell at Exhibition Place June 24th-26th, 2022

By Wayne Baggs Toronto’s Festival of Beer presented by The Beer Store is proud to be back and celebrating 25+ years of the festival. With more than 400brews, bubbles and more for patrons to slake their thirst while they soak in the summer sun, the #TOBeerFest runs July 22nd – 24th at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, Toronto. This year’s entertainment line-up includes Grammy-award winner hip hop headliner, NAS live on the BET99 Bandshell Stage on Friday July 22nd, followed […]

July 26

Luxury Experience & Co Celebrates Sports and honors cancer survivors with the V Foundation at the The Petersen Automotive Museum

LOS ANGELES , CA, US, Luxury Experience & Co presented an exclusive gifting lounge in Los Angeles during the week that celebrities and athletes flocked to celebrate the achievements made by athletes in the past year. With the sunny hills of Los Angeles as our background, and the gleam of classic cars lighting our way, […]

July 05

Bob Marley One Love Experience- Thurs.,June 30, 2022

By Sally W.  It’s here!  With its North American debut in Toronto, we can finally see the long-awaited Bob Marley One Love Experience!  And it’s well worth the wait! Celebrating the life, the music and the legend of reggae musician Bob Marley. The official opening on June 30th included special guest Cedella Marley, Bob’s daughter. […]

July 03


Filmmakers Yung Chang, Diane Quon, Peter Luo, and Donna Gigliotti explore the early days of Covid-19 in Wuhan, China Debuts on PBS Television Nationwide and Streaming on Watch Trailer • Download Press Photos New York, N.Y. –The 35thanniversary season of POV, America’s longest running documentary series, opens with the heart rendering observational film Wuhan Wuhan, about the first […]

June 25

COLLISION Conference – June 20-23, 2022 – Enercare Centre, Toronto  

Toronto welcome back The Collision conference with open arms. The main events were held in the Enercare Centre during the daytime and it’s patrons filling different areas of the cities for the ”After Hours” events at night. It was impossible to go anywhere without seeing a Collision wristband for a few days and for good […]

June 25

“Shout Out”Gala. The 25th Silver Anniversary For Sheena’s Place@One King West-Wed.,June 22nd,2022

By Jody&Katherine Glaser June 22nd was a special date this year for staff and sponsors of Sheena’s Place to once again hold their signature fundraising event “Shout Out” for Sheena’s Place after two years of the pandemic and the 25th Silver Anniversary. One King West was an exciting new destination for guests to discover in […]

June 12

She Said Yes – Bridal Social and Wedding Event in Thornhill 

Newly engaged couples, bridal parties and others attended the She Said Yes – Bridal Social and Wedding Event in Thornhill where they were greeted by a host of curated vendors.   Held on Saturday, June 4 at the exclusive M World Club (venue sponsor), the event showcased an extravaganza of services including Bridal and Wedding Couture, […]