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Toronto Hitlist: Arts Events, May 12-15th

May 8-15th
Salut Wine + Food Festival
Cocktails, wine, appetizers, gourmet delights. Celebrate the tastes of Toronto at this festival. http://www.salutwinefestival.com/index.aspx

May 13-15th
Danceworks Presents Isolated Incidents@ Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, 231 Queen’s Quay W. A smart, sexy and engaging full-length solo work by Nova Bhattacharya. $28, Students $18. danceworks.ca

May 14-16th
Bathurst Annex Art Tour
Artists and artisans will show their work at this multi-location tour. Along with the artists, area eateries and cafes will be highlighted. Check the website for listings: http://sites.google.com/site/bathurstannexarttour/

May 14-16th
RUFF: The Ryerson University Film Festival@ The Royal Cinema, 608 College St.
Come check out the new Canadian talent everyone will be buzzing about in years to come.

May 15-16th
Grooming Weekend@ PawsWay, 245 Queen’s Quay. Bring your dog and your own brushes (your own dog, too, weirdo) and meet Master Groomer Nancy Bryson and her grooming experts. Get tips particular to your dog, free lessons on grooming, and ask any problem solving questions you might have! Saturday 12-5, Sunday 11-3.

WEDNESDAY
6 pm The 1000th Tower @ Toronto City Hall First Floor Rotunda, 100 Queen St. W. Six Toronto residents document their vertical lives against the backdrop of the city’s Tower Renewal Effort. David Miller will help present the photos and storytelling, the launch of the web documentary, and the panel discussion. RSVP to highrise@nfb.ca

6 pm Girl Guide Photography Exhibit @ AGO Walker’s Court. Girls aged 5-17 use photography to express their voices.

7 pm Dream Guardians: The Blockhead Universe @ 52 McCaul Art Hub, 52 McCaul St. A solo art exhibition by Danilo McDowell-McCallum, colourful ink and oil on wood paintings exploring the journey to reaching our dreams and desires.

7:30 pm Zoom Student Film Festival @ Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. Celebrate the freedom granted to young artists as they find their filmmaking legs. $10.

7:30 pm Authors At Harbourfront Centre @ Harbourfront Centre Brigantine Room, 235 Queen’s Quay W. John Boyne and Miguel Syjuco read from new works and take part in a Q&A moderated by Bert Archer.

8 pm Matthew Barber and The Wilderness of Manitoba @ The Mod Club. Get wooed by Matthew Barber’s romantic tuneskies. $16.

8:30 pm Kelp Records Sixteenth Anniversary @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 368 Queen St. W. With Bill Fox, Andrew Vincent, Chris Page, Leif Vollebekk.

8:30 pm Once. @ The Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. Contemporary dance, performance installations, silent auction, door prizes, complimentary wine and nibbles, art raffle. $75. For tickets:
416.504.6429 ext.43

THURSDAY
6 pm Some Kind of Divine @ Ryerson Gallery, 80 Spadina Ave. Ruth Kaplan’s photos examine religious faith and skepticism.

6:30 pm Camp Awakening’s Big Night Out @ The Second City, 51 Mercer St. An evening of improv and sketch comedy to support the outdoor rec program for youth ages 9-18 with disabilities. Camptinis will be served, and there will be a silent auction. Tickets, $35: 416-487-8400.

8 pm Platform No. 1 @ CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave. Screening four new short films. Drinks, music, fun. Second screening at 11 pm.

8 pm The Raisin Gang present 1-2-3 Laughter! @ The Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W. An original sketch comedy show! $7

FRIDAY
5 pm Girls Night In in Support of the Canadian Cancer Society @ Lift Beauty Boutique, 114 Cumberland St. Mini makeup and hair styling sessions, refreshments, cupcakes, prizes. 100% of the donations, and 15% of all product sales, will go to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. RSVP to reserve your spot. $25. girlsnightinatlift@gmail.com

SATURDAY
9 am 3rd Annual Roncesvalles Area Yard Sale @ Roncesvalles. Participants are asked to donate 10% of their sales to the West End Food Co Op. Buy trinkets for a good cause! http://roncesvalles-area-yard-sale.blogspot.com/

10 am Brockton Triangle Yard Sale @ Landsdowne to Dufferin, Dundas south to the tracks. A day of neighbourly socializing, recycling, decluttering, cookie and lemonade stands, music and fun. Rain date Sunday. Great sell-offs by local artists who live in the hood.

11 am The Danforth Spring Chef’s Farmers Market @ The Danforth between Jackman & Hampton. Chefs from Auldspot Pub, Globe Bistro, The Big Carrot, and Dough Bakeshop will be highlighting local varieties of cheese, meats, aparagus, breads and rols. Chef Lynn Crawford from the Food Network’s Pitchin’ In will join the celebration. Local growers from Mazak Farms, Cumbrae Farms, and Cheese of Canada will be there, and Niagara on the Lake gardener Gary Meyers will present a garden market. Until 2 pm.

12 pm The 6th Annual Leslieville Tree Festival @ Leslie Grove Park (Queen St. E & Jones). A native plant sale, tree dancers, live performances.

2 pm Gearing Up For Summer @ Gladaman’s Den, 502A Yonge St. Fundraiser for participants in the People With AIDS Foundation Friends For Life Bike Rally. Boylesque, DJs, live music, bbq, silent auction and more!

7 pm VIVACITY Part 1 @ Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. A free fashion show and play production by St. James Town’s talented youth. RSVP yourself and your guest to thepeople@u4change.ca to enter the draw!

8 pm The Incongruous Quarterly: Spring Readings/Party @ Double Double Land, 209 Augusta Ave. Canada’s leading publisher of unpublishable literature presents a night of misfit behaviour, well-dressed partygoers, definite fun and possibly Scrabble.

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