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  • 4 Nov 2011 - 00:00
    Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival
    TIFF Bell Lightbox 350 King St. West Toronto, ON

    Workman Arts Presents The 19th Annual Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival

    Workman Arts (WA) is a not-for-profit multidisciplinary arts organization that supports individuals who receive mental health and addictions services in their artistic pursuits and promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through various artistic media.

    The Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival explores cinematic representations of mental health and addiction. Film and video programs are followed by post-screening panel discussions with people who receive mental health and addiction services, as well as writers, directors, actors, health care professionals and academics.

    Saturday, November 5, 1 p.m.

    TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 330 King St. West. $10 or pay what you can at the door (suggested minimum of $2)

    Feature: Yelling to the Sky
    Victoria Mahoney, USA, 2011, 95 min, Canadian Premiere, English

    Seventeen year-old Sweetness O’Hara has very little to lose. Her family life is a mess; she can’t walk the streets of her neighbourhood without the threat of brutality; her high school’s hallways aren’t any safer, nor is her home, leaving her increasingly isolated and looking for escape.

    Director Victoria Mahoney brought Yelling to the Sky to the Directors and Screenwriters Sundance Institute Labs and was named an Auerbach Fellow, Maryland Fellow, Annenberg Fellow, Cinereach Fellow and IFP Narrative Lab fellow

    Actress Zoe Kravitz, plays Sweetness. Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) co-stars.

    Short: Collect Call
    Christopher Mills, Canada, 2010, 5 min, English

    A moody, multi-dimensional animation, Collect Call is a meditative short film that follows a young woman as she faces mortality, death, and her ultimate renewal.~ Part “goodbye lullaby,” part steampunk hallucination and part music video (Metric), director Christopher Mills pushes the aesthetic boundaries of the medium without sacrificing access to the underlying story.


    Online: www.rendezvouswithmadness.com
    By phone: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. 416-599-TIFF (8433) / Toll free: 1-888-599-8433
    In person: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square 350 King St. West. Tickets may be purchased at the venue one hour before each screening, if available.

  • 12 Nov 2011 - 00:00
    d'bi.young anitafrika’s The Sanfoka Trilogy
    Tarragon Theatre 30 BRIDGMAN AVENUE Toronto, ON

    Tarragon Theatre is proud to present the premiere of the complete sankofa trilogy, written and performed by d’bi.young anitafrika, an award-winning afrikan-jamaican-canadian playwright and actor.  the sankofa trilogy features word!sound!powah! in repertory with blood.claat and benu in Tarragon’s Extra Spaceword!sound!powah!

    opens November 4 and runs to December 4, 2011. Tickets range from $20-45 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling the box office at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com

    the sankofa trilogy features three extraordinary stories of three powerful women—mugdu sankofa, her daughter sekesu and her granddaughter benu—and their resolute belief in blood and truth. At the heart of this trilogy—and much of d’bi.young’s work—are the spirit of sankofa (“return and get it”), and the mythical sankofa bird of the Ashanti, with its head turned backwards, holding an egg (the future) in its beak.

  • 12 Nov 2011 - 11:00
    Southern Africa Embrace Foundation 1st Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Brunch
    Professor’s Lake Recreation Centre 1660 North Park Drive Brampton, ON

    Southern Africa Embrace Foundation invites you to a fundraising brunch to support marginalized women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.

    Cost:                       $10.00

    Southern Africa Embrace (SAE) Foundation is a new international development, not-for-profit organisation. SAE aspires to advocate and support the well-being of marginalised women and children/orphans (0-16) who reside in the Southern African countries of Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

    Visit www.sae-foundation.org

  • 12 Nov 2011 - 13:00
    OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network Swab Event
    Toronto East Seventh Day Adventist Church 170 Westwood Avenue Toronto, ON

    To mark Bone Marrow Awareness Month this November, OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network and the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Toronto are embracing Canada’s diversity and urging all Canadians of African heritage to celebrate their unique culture through stem cell donation.

    OneMatch is currently searching for a match for 39 patients identifying themselves as Black; 27 of these patients are from Ontario.

    The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Toronto is holding a swab event on November 12 to register potential donors to the OneMatch Network:

    Location: Toronto East Seventh Day Adventist Church, 170 Westwood Avenue

    Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm


    • toronto: what to do, what to do? | yoyomama said:

      [...] JerkFest 2010 Saturday, August 7th – Sunday, August 8th, Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke A celebration of delicious jerk cuisine, there’s also music, entertainment, and other fun activities for the whole family to enjoy: http://www.jerkfest.ca [...]

    • Melanie said:

      Tickets are $20 (advance) & $25 (door).

      They can be purchased online at http://www.triple7movement.com/I-dentity.html or at http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com and also through the Harbourfront Centre Box Office (235 Queen’s Quay West) or by calling 416-973-4000.

      Visit http://www.triple7movement.com for more info!

      It’s going to be a great event!

    • reallybigparty said:

      According to Share Newspaper, Toronto can’t seem to get enough of Devon Haughton’s MI GET MI LANDED.

      Which is why Lolita Entertainment is bringing this hilarious and thought-provoking Jamaican comedy back to the Rozz Entertainment Complex October 16, 2010 and to Sir John A MacDonald Secondary School October 17,2010.

      With a stellar class that includes Terri Salmon, Oraldeen Brown, David Smith, John Phillips, Sharon Campbell and Damian Brown, Mi Get Mi Landed has received tremendous praise and respect from patrons, journalists, investors and movie makers alike. Visit http://www.lolitaevents.com to get advance tickets.

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    • Ryan said:

      This Show has been off the Chains. If you haven’t seen it yet then check it out. And the dinner menu of scrumptious too…so come fill you souls and your tummies too..

    • Shop and Send Toys to Haiti for Christmas | Sway Magazine said:

      [...] The Networking Diva has put together A Christmas Shopping Spree taking place November 20th at CG’s Hideaway from 2pm to 9pm.  The day will include great shopping, as well as limbo dancers, a fashion show [...]

    • johnny smash said:

      Love it , Love it ! Wish I could say more but the food too good to talk. They seeing is believing come see for yourself.

    • Asania said:


      (this is an upscale affair / 25 and older event)
      To launch African-descendant history month (Feb.), to introduce our organization to the community, to raise funds
      JCA (Jamaican Canadian Association) 995 Arrow Rd. (Arrow Rd. and the 400) / Event will be held in the Member Lounge (room at back of the building)

      Saturday, January, 29th, 2011 / Time: 8pm (SHARP) to 1am
      While there:
      Enjoy; Live musical performance by “the fabulous and talented” MelRose (http://www.myspace.com/melroseonline / http://www.facebook.com/#!/melroseonline?v=info)

      a Jamaican play (skit)

      …..great Caribbean food, and ole school “conscious” reggae, R&B, slow jams, and a few African songs to finish off the night (so lots of fun and dancing involved!)
      *meals, additional beverages and alcoholic beverages not included in ticket price (may be purchased at event)
      Regular ticket price is: $20 in advance /$25 at the door….VIP tickets: (includes: line-bypass/sit at VIP reserved table/champagne service/limited number of VIP tickets) VIP ticket price is: $40 in advanced / $45 at the door
      Tekno Printing, 2622 Eglinton Ave. W.
      (416) 658 – 1833
      JCA (Jamaican Canadian Association) 995 Arrow Rd.
      (416) 746 – 5772
      Call: 416.781.8301


      Semi-formal attire only (men must wear a suite or African Garb, but no tie or bow tie please/Ladies may wear African Garb as well)

    • Junior said:

      TODAY ONLY (SUNDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2011, 6PM to 1AM)

      …delicious Caribbean food only $7.00…..

      WHERE: TROPICAL GROOVE RESTAURANT / 5780 Sheppard Ave East, (one light east of Markham Rd.)

      PHONE: 289.200.6559 / 289.892.2651

    • Royal Fam said:







      Show Time: 11:00 Sharp
      After Party: 1PM

      DJ’s: Ryder & DJ Quincy

    • Barrie Caribfest said:

      Barrie Caribfest

      Annual Caribbean CRUISE

      Featuring Curtis B

      Caribbean Snack Served

      Aboard the Serendipity Princess
      Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie

      Sat. July 9, 2011

      Boarding at 8:30 PM Sailing at 9:00 PM

      Non Stop Dancing to the Hottest Zouk, Salsa, Kompa, Reggae, Soca, and Dance Hall

      Music by Fresh Cut De Mayor

      Featuring Curtis B

      First thirty tickets $20 Each (Online at http://www.caribfest.ca)
      Advance Groups of six $20 each
      Advance Single Tickets $25
      Door $30

      For Info: Tel: 705-790-4878
      Email: [email protected]

    • Arlice Clarke said:

      Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts.

      Learn more about the carnival at http://www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. Join the Facebook group at http://facebook.caribbeanmovement.com.

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