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Icon of the event LGBTQ Film: Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Fri Jun 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Join us as we celebrate World Pride 2014 with a screening of the film Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) starring Hugo Weaving and Terence Stamp.

Icon of the event Fashioning LGBTQ Identity: Visibility, Representation and Community
Tue Jun 24, 2014 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Assistant Professor Joseph Medaglia explores the limits and possibilities of fashion, dress, and appearance in the construction and expression of LGBTQ individuals and communities. Referencing examples from popular culture, a...

Icon of the event The Forbidden City
Tue Jun 24, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of the China's Emperors. Dr. Chen Shen, the ROM?s Vice President, Senior Curator (Bishop White Chair of East Asian Archaeology) will present a talk on the multiple perspectives and deeper ...

Icon of the event First Nations Drumming and Dancing
Fri Jun 20, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Celebrate Aboriginal History Month by joining us for traditional First Nations drumming and dancing.

Icon of the event imagineNATIVE's indigiFLIX Presents: Festival Award Winning Shorts
Fri Jun 13, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloor/Gladstone

Celebrate Aboriginal History Month by joining us for a screening of imagineNATIVE's festival award winning shorts. Enjoy a handpicked selection of award winning drama, comedy and documentary works on themes of survival, stren...

Icon of the event Chinese Cooking with Shirley Lum
Sat May 31, 2014 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Join Shirley Lum for a Chinese Cooking demonstration and participate in some hands-on cooking yourself. Prepare traditional and contemporary zongzi, a.k.a. sticky rice dumplings, for the Dragon Boat Festival. Tastings to fol...

Icon of the event Chinese Folktales with Diana Tso
Sat May 31, 2014 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lillian H. Smith

Enjoy ancient Chinese Folktales about dragons, the transformative power of art and the magic of love to bring light in dark times, all told by Diana Tso....

Icon of the event Peak Learning.  Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray with  Kathleen O'Connell.
Tue May 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Deer Park

Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. To celebrate this, join Kathleen O'Connell, South Asia Studies U of T, as she discusses Tagore and Satyajit Ray, the filmaker and director. his lecture...

Icon of the event Day of Puppetry
Sat May 24, 2014 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lillian H. Smith

The Ontario Puppetry Association joins the staff of the Lillian H. Smith branch for a Day of Puppetry celebrating all kinds of puppets and puppeteers.

Icon of the event Forensics and Fiction with Margaret Cannon and Summer Mysteries
Thu May 22, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deer Park

Just in time for summer reading, noted Globe and Mail crime fiction reviewer, Margaret Cannon, will introduce you to the latest published crime fiction.