Wednesday, 28 January 2015

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAYS

BY: JENNIFER MAXWELL

Hello everyone, and welcome to Wednesday!  I have listed some very informative and delicious happenings in the museum and cultural sectors this week in Toronto, so make sure to take plenty of notes and foodie samples.  Have yourself a very wonderful rest of the week!

I. DEFINING CONSERVATION PHOTOGRAPHY @ THE ROM
Date: Thursday, January 29th
When: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum (Meet in Gloria Chen Court, Main Enterance)
What: A contemporary account of the emerging genre of conservation photography is explored through the voices and imagery of some of the best environmental communications working today.  Hear notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, among many others, share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its values as an effective conservation tool.  This visual presentation is accompanied by case studies and narrative from Toronto-based conservation photographer Neil Ever Osborne.  Check out this link for more information on Contexts: Lectures at the ROM.

Promo poster for Contexts: Lectures at the ROM
Contexts is a fascinating series of monthly lectures that are included with museum admission!
II. WINTERLICIOUS 2015
Date: Friday, January 30th to Monday, February 12th
Where: Toronto-wide
What: Toronto's winter culinary celebration is the perfect opportunity to discover diverse cuisine in a variety of local restaurants and take part in unique culinary events.  About 200 participating restaurants will offer three-course prix fixe lunch menus (priced at $18, $23, or $28) and dinner menus (priced at $25, $35, or $45).  Reservations are strongly advised, and can be made directly with each restaurant.  Take a peak at the website to find a participating restaurant near you!  

A group of people in a restaurant.
Enjoy mouth-watering foodie experiences across Toronto!  Source.
III.  THE TORONTO TEA FESTIVAL
Date: Saturday, January 31st and Sunday, February 1st
When: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St.)
What: Immerse yourself in the domain of tea from the traditional to the modern, at the 3rd annual Toronto Tea Festival!  The Festival has gathered world-renowned tea sommeliers, internationally published authors, historical fashion experts, musicians and vendors who are keen to steep the inquiring, novice and aficionado in tea lore and culture.  See the official website for more information.

Image of a tea ceremony
For the love of tea!  Source.

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