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Parkdale celebrates Fireside Culture Week from Feb. 22 through 28, 2010.
Some of the attractions are:
- Feb. 22: Opening Night performances at the Snowball Gallery
- Feb. 23-28: “Life with Mimi” photography exhibit, “viewable from the street” but inside Take Me Back (1692 Queen St. W).
- Feb. 23: “Life Drawing Classes” in the Diane McGrath Studios (1688 Queen St. W). Although called “classes”, there is no instruction, but you may pay $15 to draw costumed aerialists.
- Feb. 24-28: “Artists’ Survey – Greenbelt” at Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen St. W). 10 artists who live in the Greenbelt exhibit their works.
- Feb. 24: “Artstars at Wrongbar” (1279 Queen St. W) promises to unveil “Toronto’s only anonymous art critic”.
- Feb. 25-28: “My Girls” photography exhibit at gallery DK (1332 Queen St. W).
- Feb. 25-28: Street Art and Grafitti exhibit at the Snowball Gallery (1690 Queen St. W).
- Feb. 25: Comedy Night at the Snowball Gallery (1690 Queen St. W), proudly priced as “FREE”.
- Feb. 25: “Free Draw” at Poor John’s Cafe (1610 Queen St. W): You may freely sketch or be sketched.
- Feb. 25: “The Ethers” will perform at the Snowball Gallery (1690 Queen St. W), proudly priced as “free”.
- Feb. 26-28: Diane McGrath will display her “New Works in the Diane McGrath Studios (1688 Queen St. W).
- Feb. 27: David H. will spend an hour (2-3pm) as a human statue at Shoppers Drug Mart (1473 Queen St. W).
- Feb. 27: Poetry Readings at the Brown Sugar Cafe (1374 Queen St. W) from 2-3pm.
- Feb. 27: “Lady Luck Productions” will perform a burlesque show at Shop Girls (1342 Queen St. W) from 2:30 to 4:30pm.
- Feb. 27: Natalie Sullerton will give an “Aerialist Performance” in the Diane McGrath Studios (1688 Queen St. W) from 2:30 to 3:30pm.
- Feb. 27 & 28: “Vitalic” will perform at Wrongbar (1279 Queen St. W). Feb. 27 at 8pm; Feb. 28 at 12am.
- Feb. 27: “Brian Byrne and The Flaming Hoops with guests The Ethers” will perform at The Rhino (1249 Queen St. W).
- Feb. 27: Ania Soul will perform R&B at Parkdale Drink (1292 Queen St. W).
- Feb. 27: “Najjah’s World w/ Tory Lanez and Pole Dancing by Lady Luck Prod” at Blondies (1378 Queen St. W). The title says it all…or perhaps just begins to hint.
Please check Toronto’s Parkdale Village BIA (Business Improvement Area) site, http://parkdalevillagebia.com/fireside/index.htm, for further details. I did not list all of the start/end times, and you may want to contact the venues regarding cover charges.
[This post was last updated 2010-02-23.]