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Recommended Events for the week of May 5 – 12, 2017

1. Jane’s Walk

Friday – Sunday, May 5 – 7

An annual festival of free, community-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. Explore Toronto, share stories about your community and connect with your neighbours on any of the hundreds of Jane’s Walks taking place across the GTA. The three days encourage people to get together to explore, talk about and celebrate the Toronto neighbourhoods they reside in.

Some of the exciting walk include:

Toronto Islands Sunset Walk

Davisville Village Walk

Toronto’s PATH – Network Tour, History and Public Art/Architecture

Condo Development in the Beach

For more information click HERE.

2. The Halal Guys

Friday, May 5, 11am – 11pm

The Halal Guys originated in New York City in 1990, and quickly developed a cult-like following. Their food carts became famous for their generous servings of Middle Eastern dishes and are recognized around the world for their white and hot sauces.

The Halal Guys will be opening their first highly anticipated Ontario location in Toronto and the first 500 customers will have the opportunity to spin a wheel for a chance to win The Halal Guys merchandise, including t-shirts, sunglasses, and discount vouchers. Additionally, those who sign up for The Halal Guys loyalty program will be entered to win one of five 1-month-free food vouchers to the new location.

For more information click HERE.

The Halal Guys, 563 Yonge Street, Toronto

3. Jane Bordeaux Band

Saturday, May 6, 9pm (Doors open at 8:30pm)

Israel@69 concert. One of Israel’s freshest musical groups makes an appearance at Schwartz/Reisman Centre in celebration of 69 years since the establishment of Israel.

They have been described as “The best Musical Success of the Past year” by Itay Shtern of Ha’aretz newspaper; and as “the sweetest candy in the Israeli music industry, you must catch them performing live as soon as possible” by Gal Ohovsky of “Mako”.

Tickets: $31 plus tax. For tickets click HERE. (No tickets will be sold at the event).

Schwartz/Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan

4. Yom Ha’azmaut Maccabiah Groove

Sunday, May 7, 10am-2pm

Before they depart to represent us in the 20th Maccabia Games in Israel, Maccabi Canada athletes and coaches will join our fitness trainers to offer you a special celebration for the 69th Israeli Independence Day! There will also be singing, dancing with Groove School of Dance, drumming with Mystics Drums, Israeli folk dancing, face painting and more! Light snacks will be provided. This event if free and open to all.

Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto

5. The Trump Transformation: Patterns, Prospects and Pitfalls

Monday, May 8, 7:30 – 9pm

A Blanche & Harry Posen Memorial lecture with Professor Gabi Ben Dor, Director in the National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa

How the Trump Administration can teach us about the deep seated cultural trends in American society, and specifically, how it can affect the Middle East. Professor Ben Dor shows how the practical implication of Trump’s administration is full of traps and obstacles, yet is considered by most regional actors a welcome change from the policies of the previous administration.

Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto

6. The Boy in the Moon

May 8 – 27, 2017

Based on journalist Ian Brown’s candid and moving memoir of raising his son Walker, The Boy in the Moon captures the journey of a couple raising a child with profound disabilities caused by a rare genetic disorder. The text of the play draws from Brown’s book along with original interviews with Ian, Johanna Schneller, and their daughter Hayley.

Written by Emil Sher based on a book by Ian Brown, directed by Chris Abraham.

For tickets click HERE.

Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave., Toronto

7. Pirate Life Children’s Theatre

May 6 – October 9, 2017 Various times from 10:30am-5 pm

An interactive theatrical show that takes place on a boat cruise. Kids dress up as pirates, get face paint tattoos and help discover the mystery of the treasure map. Open weekends only until Jun 25, daily from June 26-Sep 4, weekends to Oct 9. $25.

Island Rogue, 333 Lake Shore Blvd. East, Toronto

8. The Science of Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 10, 7- 8pm

Writer Dan Falk will explore Shakespeare’s interest in the scientific discoveries of his time, looking at what Shakespeare knew, when he knew it and how that knowledge is reflected in his work. Free.

Beaches Library 2161 Queen Street East, Toronto

9. LinkedIn Workshop

Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Learn to create an effective LinkedIn profile and how to navigate the networking tool to maximize your career growth. $45. Preregister HERE.

BrainStation HQ, 460 King Street West, Toronto

10. SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival

May 11 – 28, 2017

Various events and shows in celebration of a cappella music from around the world. See website for schedule and details (click HERE).

The Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Toronto

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