Wednesday, 29 June 2016



The view from my imaginary cottage. Source.

Welcome to the July edition of What's Happening Wednesday! I hope y'all have been enjoying summer and that some of you have had a chance to vacation, perhaps at a cottage with a view.
Enjoy the following collection of events, and luckily most of them are indoors, so you'll be safe from the humidity!

 1. Anarchist Workshop for the Maker Community

This satellite event of the Toronto Maker Festival is an interactive evening at Colborne Lodge in High Park. Colborne Lodge's original owner, John George Howard, was a 19th century Toronto architect, surveyor, city builder, early adopter and all around tinkerer.

Colborne Lodge will have all its doors open to welcome the maker (and museum) community. So come explore and decide if you think John Howard really was Toronto's original maker! Light refreshments will be served.
  • Where: Colborne Lodge, High Park, Toronto
  • When: Wednesday, July 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Cost: $10 + HST / person. Tickets here.
The Toronto Maker Festival is on until July 17 at various locations! Source.
2. ROM Daytime: Chihuly, Art in Context 

The ROM is running several interesting events in the coming weeks, so it was difficult to choose just one! (check out the events I didn’t choose here and here).

Happening June 30th, this ROM Daytime event will put Dale Chihuly’s magical glass art into context. Diane Charbonneau, Guest Curator of the ROM's Chihuly exhibition and Curator at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, will discuss the work of this celebrated and boundary-breaking artist. Following the lecture, refreshments will be served before participants are invited to visit the exhibition.

The event is included with admission, but RSVP here.
  • Where: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario
  • When: Thursday June 30, 11:00 am to 1:15 pm
  • Cost: included in ROM admission (so free for OMA members!). RSVP recommended
3. AGO Curator’s Talk: Andrew Hunter on Lawren Harris and The Ward

Join Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s Curator of Canadian Art, as he explores the Toronto of Lawren Harris. Toronto, in the 1910s as today, was a city of great diversity and dense urban growth. Harris painted often in St. John’s Ward, a downtown neighbourhood full of peoples of a variety of cultures.

Like the ROM, the AGO has several other exciting events coming up. Check them out here, here, and here.
  • Where: Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall
  • When: Friday July 15, at 6 pm
  • Cost: Members $12, Public $15, Students $10
Yoga in the Galleria Italia! Another great AGO event. Source.
4. Honourable Mentions from our MMSt Interns:
  1. Downton Downtown in downtown Hamilton (via Claudia Palermo, intern at Hamilton's  Tourism and Culture Division)
  2. Ottawa Storytellers at the Bytown Museum (via yours truly, intern at the Bytown Museum) 
Well that's all for this month, folks. Remember to leave me a comment with a new event happening near you, or reach out to me on Twitter! Have a wonderful week, and happy Canada Day!

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