Category Archives: Life & Culture

February 08

Liminal DanceWorks@Franco Boni Theatre The Theatre Centre February 1-4, 2023

By A.J.Lam A whimsical revolving intricate dance performance involving a threesome of dancers robing and disrobing while negotiating a rotating darkened but dramatically-lit stage. “We at DanceWorks are thrilled to present the premiere of Liminal, featuring the exceptionalartists of Throwdown Collective. From conception to realization, the artists have invested enormous energy and dedication to achieve […]

January 29

Fête Chinoise @The Shangri-La, Sat., Jan. 28th, 2023

Fête Chinoise returns with its 8th annual edition of its beautiful award-winning magazine and its signature luxurious gala, in support of the Scarborough Health Network (SHN), to celebrate contemporary Chinese culture and arts with a wonderland full of the best in fabulous festive foods, drinks, fashion, design and entertainment with the help of celebrity chefs […]

January 23

Design TO ROM After Dark-Friday, January 20, 2023 @ ROM

By A.J. Lam DesignTO ROM After Dark-dine, drink and dance among dinosaurs. A night in the museum where the young vibrant beautiful party-goers come alive, roaming the ROM, and when the Dawn of Life becomes the enjoyable Evening of fashionable Life with outstanding musical performances, abundant libations and delicious delicacies. This special edition of ROM […]

January 23

Dragon Ball 2023 In Support Of The Yee Hong Foundation@M.T.C.C.

By A.J.Lam “Dragon Ball is the signature annual benefit gala for Yee Hong Foundation. It is one of Toronto’s premier gala events and the largest fundraising gala in North America celebrating Chinese New Year. Every year, you’ll find a who’s who of the Greater Toronto Area’s top business, political and community leaders in attendance. […]

January 15

Interior Design Show-January 19 – 22, 2023@Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building

Menu Tickets Moving Parts: Design for a Complex World Experience the most compelling trends, people and products of today and tomorrow Learn More Keynotes. Hear from leading voices on the Caesarstone and Gray stages on the show floor. Free with your pass. Keynote Schedule. Seminars. A curated program of accredited seminars and keynote talks. View […]

January 12

ROM After Dark: DesignTO Fri., Jan.20th,2023

An after-hours celebration of Canadian craft, design, and ingenuity. ROM After Dark is the popular monthly adult (19+)event series that features curated music, visual arts, performances, and distinctive food and drink. Join us on January 20 for ROM After Dark (RAD): DesignTO, where we’re celebrating DesignTO, a festival that brings people together to design a better future, […]

January 11

Low Budget Rock Star Pay Tribute To Passing Of Drummer In “More Than Ever”

“More Than Ever” YouTube and Spotify Instagram The new single by Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Manitoba’s Low Budget Rock Star, “More Than Ever,” sounds like it’s about a lover: “I need you more than ever / baby don’t you ever go.” But that chorus was written about drummer Richie Cudmore, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2022. It was […]

January 10

New Year, New You: Unleash ‘The Power of a Playlist’ in 2023

Award-Winning Canadian Music Therapist, Author & Speaker Jennifer Buchanan Shares ‘The Power of a Playlist’ Through Book and Brand-New Lecture Series Wellness, Wellplayed – The Power Of A Playlist YouTube Videos Bio  Amazon  Website  Twitter Facebook  Instagram Music is powerful and transformative. It can mend a broken heart, find the right words paired exactly with the right […]

January 09

How The Science Of Attachment Can Help YouMake-And Keep–Friends

Tuesday, January 175:00 PM – 6:00 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 a virtual Open Mind program on the psychology and importance of Friendship.  Marisa G. Franco, Ph.D., author of Platonic: How the Science of […]

January 05

Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation Media Launch For The 34th Dragon Ball -Thursday, January 5th @ The Tridel Head Office 

By A.J.Lam & BKONTHESCENE Combining philanthropy with the celebration of Lunar New Year, Dragon Ball has maintained its position as one of Toronto’s most anticipated events and the largest Lunar New Year celebration of its kind in North America for the last three decades. Dragon Ball 2023 will mark the 34th anniversary of Yee Hong’s flagship fundraising gala in the […]

December 31

UCLA Friends Open Mind Program Anxious Nation-Sat.,Jan.14th,2023

Saturday, January 14 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM PTAdmission is free but registration is required.Anxious Nation explores and captures the many faces and facets of anxiety. This feature-length documentary takes a deep dive into the crisis of anxiety and mental health in America, especially its impact on kids (ages 10-26) and families. Academy Award® winning documentary […]

December 29

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Mind and Brain

grateful and proud of what we’ve accomplished together to support ground-breaking research to improve the lives of people living with mental illness.    Our Friends of Semel Scholars represent the next generation of UCLA neuroscientists who are doing groundbreaking translational research to better understand the mind and brain. These early career scientists are at the forefront […]

December 23

JUNO Award Winner / Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee Shirley Eikhard Passes Away At Age 67

Shirley Eikhard, writer of the Grammy-Award winning “Something To Talk About” as well as a two-time JUNO and multi-BMI Award winner and inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame, had died. She passed away at the Orangeville Hospital surrounded by wonderfully caring staff and dear friends at age 67. Born in Sackville, New Brunswick, […]

December 07

A War Child Gala@ The ROM-Mon.,Dec.5th,2022

By A.J.Lam THE WORLD THAT’S POSSIBLEOn December 5th THE WORLD THAT’S POSSIBLE, an exclusive gala evening to celebrate humanity’s vast potential, stir the imagination, and inspire us to create the world that’s possible. Proceeds from this unforgettable night of gourmet international cuisine, prepared by Chef Mark McEwan and inspired by the regions where War Child […]

December 02

Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF) 3 Days Of Festival Events & 21 Award Categories-November 28th to 30th, 2022

By Steph C. & Alex Lam THE DiRECTORS PARTY TIFF for the fashionistas? Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF) showcased the very best submissions from the international fashion films community for three days from November 28th to 30th in Toronto. An intimate and exclusive Directors’ Party kicked off the event at the majestic Eglinton Grand […]