There is a lot happening this weekend so take notes and make a plan.
1. DECA Bikes 2nd tune-up workshop is happening this Saturday, May 1st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Danforth Mennonite Church at 2174 Danforth. (north side, 1 block east of Woodbine). Bring your bike and pay what you can. (Note – there will also be tune-ups at this year’s farmers’ market).
2. Jane’s Walks are walking tours of neighbourhoods and this year there are plenty to choose from. Look here for a map of walks. Stephen Wickens, a DECA member, is leading a few of the walks around here. Stephen also provided a lot of the historical background for Real and Barbara Eguchi, the artists behind the Pigeon Paradigm Project for the Art of the Danforth. This is the series of corrugated plastic cut outs from the ‘Roxy’ Theatre at Greeenwood to the ‘Glue’ and ‘Garden’ at Coxwell and the ‘Power’ at Woodbine – along with all the pigeons you see throughout the art walk.
3. Art of the Danforth wraps up with weekend with a ton of activities, performances and studio tours:
Saturday, May 1st.
All day: Free Comics Day at Comics & More, 1325 Danforth
10 am – 6 pm @ East Lynn Park
The longest free-standing sculpture in the world, with Jerry Silverberg (family-friendly interactive activity) & Mark Sepic’s Junkestra
12 noon @ Coxwell Public Library – Ghosts of the Danforth (Charlotte Mundy & Patrick Power)
1 & 3 pm @ Coxwell Public Library – The Box Company (David Carbert & Simon Madore)
12 noon – 5 pm @ 1275 Danforth: Graffiti art demonstration by Yannick Bihan – 1275 Danforth
12 – 6 pm: Studio Tours: Anthony Jim @ 177 Wolverleigh Blvd (Historical Buildings in Pencil), Mark Sepic @ 159 Chisholm Avenue (Backyard Junkestra)
1 – 4 pm: IFA by Gomo George (roaming)
2 pm – Dance demonstrations by the SPACE , 1324 Danforth
3 pm @ 10 Feet Tall, 1381 Danforth – Feeling Good by SOL EXPRESS L’Arche Toronto (dance)
3:30 pm @ Cafe Tangiers, 1385 Danforth – Tales from 1001 Arabian Nights – Family storytelling
in traditional dress by Youssef Bouiahadj and Ismail Fatty
Sunday, May 2nd
12 noon – 6 pm: The Junkestra at East Lynn Park
12 noon – 5pm @ Coxwell Public Library (alternating): The Box Company (David Carbert & Simon Madore) & Ghosts of the Danforth (Charlotte Mundy & Patrick Power)
12 noon & 2 pm: Live painting performance by Annie Si-Wing Tung @ 1275 Danforth
12 – 5pm: Studio Tours: Heather Bell Denison @ 48 Woodington Ave (Silverworks); Anthony Jim @ 177 Wolverleigh Blvd; Mark Sepic @ 159 Chisholm Avenue
1-4 pm: IFA by Gomo George (roaming)
1 pm – Graffiti art demonstration by Yannick Bihan, 1275 Danforth
2 pm – Dance demonstrations by the SPACE, 1324 Danforth
6-9 pm: Closing night party for artists & friends, LucSculpture Studio 663 Greenwood