Voice Event Listings

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with the word “events” in the subject line.

Come for Coffee!
Meeting of the Ottawa Coffee Group
Sunday, March 28, 2004
1:00 pm
The Royal Oak
221 Echo Drive – on the canal @ Hawthorne
See you there.

Contact tneuman@ausu.org or tneuman@rogers.com for more information

Slave Lake, Manning, Grande Prairie
Night of Artists – http://www.nightofartists.com/

Night of Artists is a passion project from the heart of the arts community that brings art and music to the people in an exciting, comfortable, fun, and unintimidating way. Night of Artists is an amazing group of artists and musicians who have come together throughout western Canada and soon to be all of North America to promote and support each other while helping others in the process. Flow through this site and experience the sights and sounds of visual and musical artists that are changing the world we live in for the better and opening eyes and ears everywhere they go. This is a series of events taking place in various spots in the Canadian west, so you should check the website for full event listings, times, dates, costs, and locations.

March 27th Saturday
Grande Prairie Inn – Grande Prairie – 6 p.m.

CBC presents Night of Artists in support of The M.S. Simonette Valley Horse Trail Ride – Tickets $30

The itinerary for the event includes cocktails, an art show, dinner, and live art creation, and features the artwork of: Holly Crichton, Vi Isaac, Donna Kaut, Camille Torbey, Cheryl Bozarth, Geri Hives, Dianne Gaboury, Lewis Lavoie, Phil Alain

Marching to a Different Beat – a musical experience

A celebration of artistic expressions from the heart featuring Japanese Koto & Ikebana, Men’s Chorus, Peter & the Wolf, traditional Chinese orchestra and modern dance. This is a gala event in support of the Suzuki Piano Pedagogy Program. The event takes place at the Leacock Theatre in Calgary, on Saturday, March 27th, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49 per person, and you can call 403-440-7770 for purchase information. Contact the Conservatory Office at 403-440-6821 for more information.

Re-reading the 80s: Feminisms as Process

A curatorial project by Jessie Caryl, sponsored by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, that looks at the practices of a number of artists engaged with diverse feminisms in Vancouver through book works, printed matter, and art journal interventions produced in the 1980s. There are several dates throughout February and March. Check the website for details. The location of this free event is the Belkin Satellite (555 Hamilton St; btwn Pender St and Dunsmuir St.). You can contact Monika Sczewczyk at belkin2@interchange.ubc.ca or 604-822-2759. Multiple dates.
Manufacturing Mod: Metal Tunics to Paper Dresses
Sponsored by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, curator Jamila Dunn examines the use of non-traditional materials such as paper, plastic, and metal, and other experimental forms that challenged the limits of sartorial possibility. Innovative garments by Paco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin, Andre Courreges and others will be featured along with related media images that suggest broader social and historical contexts for situating the clothing. The free exhibition dates are: April 3 – 15, 2004. Satellite Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. Opening: Friday, April 2, 2004, 8 – 10 pm. Belkin Satellite is located at 555 Hamilton St. (downtown Vancouver, btwn Pender St. and Dunsmuir St.) You can contact Monika Sczewczyk at belkin2@interchange.ubc.ca or 604-822-2759.
TGIF Seminar Series, an ongoing event
The seminars, sponsored by the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, are held on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. in the Chan Auditorium (950 W. 28th.) They will feature invited external scientists and representatives from each lab. Refreshments will be available after the seminar. You can contact Dora Surname Pak at dora@cmmt.ubc.ca or (604) 875-3841 for more information on this free event. Check the website for future dates.

Mission Nutrition Show

International Centre
6900 Airport Rd. Mississauga, ON
9:00 am Friday, May 14, 2004
9:00 am Saturday, May 15, 2004
9:00 am Sunday, May 16, 2004
$10 – For more information call (905) 761-0580

Mission Nutrition Show focuses on the importance of healthy lifestyle initiatives in a unique, fun, festive, interactive and sophisticated environment. This Nutrition-Health Show breaks the conventional wave by introducing a show that appeals to people of all ages and walks of life! So far the list of keynote speakers includes: Dr. Earl Mindell, Dini Petty, Body Break, Dr. David Hill, MC Flipside, Caroline Dupont, Erika Wolff and many more to be confirmed.
Sportscard and Memorabilia Expo
International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
April 30: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
May 1: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
May 2: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$10 adults; $3 children (6-12)
For more information contact

Buy, sell or swap your old cards at one of North America’s largest sports card events. Autograph sessions with hockey legends are scheduled for each day. Then there’s the 900 tables of memorabilia, including signed equipment and rare cards.

Shaw Festival

Begins April 2004

This year’s season includes productions of:

Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw)
Ah, Wilderness! (Eugene O’Neill)
Man and Superman (George Bernard Shaw)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)
Rutherfor and Son (Githa Sowerby)
Nothing Sacred (George F. Walker)
Three Men on a Horse (John Cecil Holm and George Abbott)
Waiting for the Parade (John Murrell)
Harlequinade (Terence Rattigan)
Pal Joey (Music by Richard Rogers, Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, Book by John O’Hara)
The Tinker’s Wedding (J. M. Synge)
Floyd Collins (Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, Book by Tina Landau)

Health and Wellness Fair

12 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2004
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
1255 Sheppard Av. E., North York, Ontario
Admission is free – info call 416-498-1255 ext. 263

Take Charge of your Health! Learn about diet and lifestyle changes that may significantly improve your health. Highlights: free personalised naturophathic health overviews using traditional Chinese medicine and nutritional analysis; tours of the on-site Robert Schad Naturophathic Clinic; academic information for prospective students; refreshments and door prizes.

Information Sessions:
12: 30 p.m.: Multivitamins: Who needs them? Why multivitamins should be your staple supplement.
2 p.m.: Trans Fat: Hiding out in your food Root out this hidden health hazard!

3:30 p.m.: Nutrition: A Traditional Chinese Perspective Not just take-out with chopsticks.

International School for Interdisciplinary Studies
5-7 p.m. – ISIS-Canada studio
66 Gerrard St. E., 3rd Floor, at the NW corner of Church St. and Gerrard St. E. in Toronto.
Admission is Free
Tel: (416) 539-9728
Fax: (416) 531-8236
Email: admin@isis-canada.org

Information session for prospective students: April 18th, 2004
Harbourfront Reading Series
For a full events listing, including locations and fees: http://www.readings.org/

The Harbourfront Reading Series is one of the oldest and most admired public reading programmes in the world. Since its inception, over 3,500 of the world’s most distinguished authors have read at Harbourfront Centre, including a dozen Nobel laureates. The Series is designed to introduce the Canadian public to the finest international novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and biographers, while simultaneously providing Canadian writers with an internationally recognized forum in which to present their work.

Upcoming reading events include:

“¢ Robert Hough, Mark Sinnett – Mar 10
“¢ Guy Gavriel Kay in conversation with Mark Askwith – Mar 17
“¢ George Pelecanos, Peter Robinson – Mar24
“¢ Marilyn Bowering, Edwidge Danticat, Genichiro Takahashi – Mar31
“¢ David Helwig, Souvankham Thammavongsa, David Yezzi – Apr7
“¢ Heather Birrell, Annabel Lyon, Lisa Moore – Apr14
“¢ Natalee Caple, Russell Smith, Michael Turner – Apr 21
“¢ Susan Goyette, Steven Heighton, Michael Holmes,
“¢ August Kleinzahler – Apr28
Family Sundays at the AGO
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
317 Dundas St. W. Toronto, ON
Open year-round, 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sundays
General Public: Included with general AGO admission
Families: $25 (2 adults and up to 5 children)
Adults: $12
Youth (6 to 15 years of age): $6
Children under 6: free
(416) 979-6660

Children and adults can once again explore art together with a new season of Family Sundays at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Designed for children of all ages, Family Sundays brings children and families closer to the visual arts by engaging their imaginations and their creativity. Spend quality family time in a creative environment.

The Family Studio: In the AGO’s renowned studio space, adults and children can draw, paint and sculpt to create their own take-home masterpieces. Materials and activities change monthly and are often inspired by the special exhibitions at the Gallery.

Degas Sculptures: Every Sunday in November, in conjunction with the Degas exhibition, families can sculpt bodies in motion with wire and tulle, sketch like Degas with chalks and pastels, dress up like ballerinas and trace life-size dance silhouettes.

Off the Wall: A permanent space within the AGO, dedicated to self-directed, hands-on learning in the visual arts. A series of 10 activity stations invite both adults and children to engage in activities which allow them to explore art and creativity in a meaningful, yet playful way.

– Create living portraits using costumes, props and backdrops
– Build enormous sculptures with wood, plastic tubing and wires
– Draw your art onto walls
– Take an imaginary sketching trip in the Group of Seven inspired landscape
– Design multi-coloured puzzles
– Become queen or king for a day in our castle
Signatures Spring Craft Show
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St. W. (North Bldg.)
222 Bremner Blvd. (South Bldg.)
Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2004 – Sunday, Apr. 11, 2004

Discover some of Canada’s most talented artisans, artists and designers. The show welcomes the arrival of spring with unique gifts for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, weddings or for those shopping for themselves. The spring event is ripe with handmade offerings in wood, glass, clay, leather, metal and fine art with a focus on fashions for the season with the latest designs in jewellery and clothing for the entire family.
The Clothing Show
Automotive Building – Exhibition Place
11:00 am – 7 pm Saturday, May 15, 2004
11:00 am – 6 pm Sunday, May 16, 2004
$8. For more information call (416) 516-9859
To see a list of who is exhibiting please check out http://www.theclothingshow.com

The Clothing Show is a bi-annual shopping extravaganza held at the Automotive Building at the CNE. Featuring the best from independent Toronto clothing and jewellery designers, clothing stores and wholesalers with savings up to 80 per cent off retail. The show also hosts the best selection of vintage and retro clothing, along with accessories from across Ontario. More than 200 vendors will participate in the show.
The National Job Fair
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St. W. (North Bldg.)
222 Bremner Blvd. (South Bldg.)
10:00 am – 8 pm Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2004
10:00 am – 8 pm Thursday, Apr. 15, 2004
$3.50 – For more info call (450) 448-5375

The National Job Fair might have just what you are searching for. Between 50 and 100 exhibitors are expected to attend the Fair. Companies will be looking to fill a variety of positions, as well as answer all your questions. Approximately 15,000 to 20,000 job seekers are expected to attend. The job fair includes: a multitude of private and public companies looking for professional and/or technical personnel and students, employment agencies, public organizations and government services, professional and specialized training centres and colleges.
Toronto Inside Art Expo
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St. W. (North Bldg.)
222 Bremner Blvd. (South Bldg.)
Thursday 5 – 10 p.m. (Opening reception & cultural performances)
10:00 am – 10 pm Friday, Mar. 19, 2004
10:00 am – 8 pm Saturday, Mar. 20, 2004
10:00 am – 7 pm Sunday, Mar. 21, 2004
March 18-24: $8, under 16 free – (416) 265-698
The first of its kind, the Toronto Inside Art Expo is based solely around fine art. The event showcases hundreds of fine artists under one roof, providing sales opportunities and professional contacts for artists. Artists involved in the show also participate in the New York Art Expo and Art Miami, as well as frequently exhibiting in Canada’s top galleries, and other countries such as the U.S., France, Germany and Israel. A large section in the show is dedicated to promoting the OCAD Scholarship Fund and SEVA Sight Canada, a group of eye surgeons who perform free cataract operations in the third world.
Relax Your Body, Relax Your Mind… Experience Healing and Mediation
The Yoga Studio – 40 Eglinton Av E Toronto, ON
10:00 am Saturday, Mar. 27, 2004
$25 for healing session, $5 for meditation
Relax and heal with Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, Reiki, and Thai Yoga Massage. Book a 1/2 Hour session for $25. Appointments will be available throughout the day. Drop-in or call Adrienne Ball, Reiki Master at (416)938-0979 to pre-book your session, or for more information. Participate in an Open Heart Guided Meditation and Meet the Healers from 12:00 to 1:00pm. Experience the healing effects of working with the energy of your heart center through meditation. The meditation is $5 or free when you book a session.
Kodak Lectures
The Kodak Lectures is an ongoing international lecture series programmed by the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto. Since 1975, a veritable who’s who from the world of image making has graced the stage at Ryerson, including Dutch photographer and video artist Rineke Dijkstra, Canadian “cyborg” Steven Mann, German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Oscar-nominated Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan. You may contact Robert Burley at (416) 979-5167 for more information. A list of the presenters can be found via their website.

“Protection and Repatriation of First Nation Cultural Heritage: Issues in Canadian Law Reform”
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rex Schneider Auditorium, Luther College. Presented by Prof. Catherine Bell, Luther College alumna (high school 1979; university 1982) Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. The law of property or the law of Aboriginal rights? Prof. Catherine Bell will discuss the fundamental challenges Canadians face in creating inter-culturally legitimate and constitutionally valid laws concerning Aboriginal cultural heritage. For more information contact Ericka Barrett Greenham at 585-5144 or communications@luthercollege.edu
SUNTEP Proudly Presents “WALKING ART”, Fashion Show & Reception
Clothing from Jeff Chief will be available to purchase. This will be a fun filled evening on April 2, 2004 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Multipurpose Room, Riddell Centre, University of Regina. Admission is $3.00. Tickets can be purchased at College West, room 227 or at the door. For further information contact Cathy Wheaton at 585-5627.

In2Words: Numbers & Words
June 10-July 18 and July 24-August 22
DEADLINES for both exhibitions: FRIDAY, APRIL 2.
$25 for slides of up to 3 works.
Call 703.838.4565 x 4
Email: targetgallery@torpedofactory.org
Send SASE to:
In2Words, 105 N Union St, Alexandria VA, 22314

An exhibition in two parts exploring the use of numbers and words in art. Part One:Numbers, juried by Sarah Tanguy, Independent Curator, Washington, DC, exhibit dates: June 10-July 18. Part Two:Words, juried by Krystyna Wasserman, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, exhibit dates: July 24-August 22. All artists/all media. Broad interepretations encouraged. Artists can apply to either or both exhibits. Awards up to $650.
The Unconventional Convention on Starting and Operating a Visual Art Center

May 21-22, 2004
Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
Registration fee by March 1: $300, $350 thereafter. Organizations may pay registration for 2 attendees and send up to 5 representatives.
Contact AACVAC at: conference@torpedofactory.org
Call 703-838-4565 x 6.

A convention focusing on how to start and operate visual arts centers for the benefit of both artists and the public. The exciting program will feature five panel sessions with experts and representatives from the following fields: Cultural Tourism; Visual Art Center Prototypes; Architectural Renovations and Occupational Health Considerations; Community Outreach and Support; and Self-Governance. One of the main goals of the conference is to examine the economic and cultural advantages of public visual art centers. The panels will allow groups planning such centers to learn from established organizations and will provide existing centers an opportunity to compare experiences. The two-day program will include a closing night celebration that coincides with the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s 30th Anniversary. The Torpedo Factory is one of the oldest and most successful public visual art centers in the United States. Sponsored by The Alliance for the Advancement of Community Art Centers. Associate sponsors include Partners for Livable Communities, Americans for the Arts, National League of Cities, the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and Home & Design Magazine.

To list events in your area, e-mail voice@ausu.org with “events” in the subject line.