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Icon of the event Discover Japan: Kimono Demonstration and Hands on Calligraphy
Tue May 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

The Kimono is a traditional Japanese costume, now worn only for special occasions such as weddings, tea ceremonies, formal parties, and festivals. Join us to learn about the history of the Kimono as well as a hands-on demonst...

Icon of the event Toronto Kenjutsu Classical Japanese Swordsmanship
Sat May 12, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Eatonville

Toronto Kenjutsu practices an ancient form of Japanese swordsmanship known as Katori Shinto Ryu. This art was the first martial art ever designated an Intangible Cultural Asset by the Japanese government.

Icon of the event Annual Outdoor Book Sale
Sat May 12, 2018 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Gerrard/Ashdale

On this day we will be selling used books and other library materials at a reduced rate. More details to be announced on the day of the event.

Icon of the event Chinese Calligraphy
Sat May 05, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Woodside Square

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month! Learn basic styles of the traditional art of fine writing, commonly referred to as "calligraphy". Space is limited to 12 participants. Register in person or by phone, 416-396-8979. Registra...

Icon of the event Swallowing Clouds Creative Arts Workshop
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Open to children ages 9-12, this free workshop offers an introduction into the enriching world of art and creativity. Working with professional dancers, musicians and authors, workshop participants will be guided through an i...

Upcoming Dates:
Sat May 05
Sat May 12
Sat May 19
Sat May 26
Icon of the event Film: 6ix Rising - Toronto's Rap Ascendence
Thu May 03, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Presented by Noisey, '6ix Rising' is a comprehensive portrait of the competitive and growing world of Toronto rap after the rise of Drake and the Weeknd. Featuring Pressa, CMDWN, Big Lean, and many more. In celebration of You...

Icon of the event Film Screening:
Thu May 03, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month by watching Japanese film, "After the Storm- Umi yori mo mada fukaku". This film is about a struggling novelist, now working as a private detective. Under the pretense of doing research, he atte...

Icon of the event Stress Relief Thru Meditation
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Evelyn Gregory

Some easy, stress-relieving stretches, followed by deep breathing and a relaxing and rejuvenating meditation session. No yoga mats required. All ages and experience levels welcome.

Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 21
Sat May 19
Sat Jun 16
Icon of the event Canada Film Day: Maudie
Wed Apr 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Based on a true story, the unlikely romance between Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis and reclusive fishmonger Everett Lewis. In celebration of Canada Film Day.

Icon of the event Daily Poetics:  How to Make Poetry Into A Way of Life with Samuel Guest
Thu Apr 05, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Dufferin/St.Clair

Poet and blogger Samuel Guest will delve into what it means to add poetry into your daily life. He will explain how personal experience is a key part of poetry, and how writing and reading poetry can bring a better understan...