The second day of NXNE has dawned, and here are the latest things happening around the city for the festival, which runs until Sunday, June 16. This is a short-but-sweet list today, but stay tuned as tomorrow is really the first major day for the music portion of the festival, which features 1000 bands and musicians across the city of Toronto.
Toronto’s North By Northeast festival–better known as NXNE–starts today with music, movies, comedians, and art, not to mention parties, and an industry conference. It’s a big festival, and this year the event celebrates 19 years, not to mention 1000 bands, 30 films, 65 conference sessions, 200 comedians, and 35 artists.
The SummerWorks Performance Festival has announced the selection of their 2013 artists in residence: Sook-Yin Lee, Benjamin Kamino and Adam Litovitz. Led by broadcaster, filmmaker, musician and actor Sook-Yin Lee, the trio will spend their three-week residency working on their performance piece How Can I Forget? The work was originally made as part of a partnership with the 2013 Rhubarb Festival.
The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) was created to showcase films by women from around the world. The festival has decided to host a two-day line-up focusing specifically on films by aboriginal women in honour of National Aboriginal Appreciation Month as part of its 2013 festival.
What happens when you have a conference full of travel bloggers, PR people, and travel companies? You get a whole lot of people talking, meeting, and connecting, and that’s probably what I love most about #TBEX.
Morgan Freeman was in Toronto on Monday, May 6 to accept the Key of Knowledge Award from the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which helped raise $2 million toward medical research thanks to the special gala event.
The GATE and Collective Concerts are giving away a pair of tickets to see Young Galaxy perform on Friday, May 31 at Lee’s Palace in Toronto!
Spring has definitely sprung in Toronto, and that means it’s time to start getting back out on the patios, and trying some fresh, new seasonal-themed food and drinks. In that spirit, the Bier Markt has launched their Biers of Spring menu, which pairs some of the best food and beer together to help inspire your taste buds.
Samsung Canada celebrated the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 with three parties tonight in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, with viral sensations Walk off the Earth performing at the event at the Kool Haus.
- Contests & Giveaways
Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman will be in Toronto on Monday, May 6, and The GATE is giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner to attend the special event by the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which will honour the actor with The Key of Knowledge Award at the Celebration of Excellence Gala.