Matsutani Takesada's Relation Costa Rica (image courtesy of the Toronto Art Expo)
APRIL 14 TO 17 Join thousands of art lovers to examine the latest works by some of the world’s leading painters, sculptors, printmakers and more at the Toronto Art Expo. Now in its ninth year, the event fills the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with all manner of contemporary images and media—including installations by showcased Japanese artist Matsutani Takesada—for both new and seasoned collectors. The art, however, won’t be the only thing to catch your eye: expected performances by Korean dance and drum ensemble Jeng Yi and jazz singer Jane Bunnett make the show even more attractive.
Jane Bunnett performs July 25 at the Beaches International Jazz Festival
JULY 16 TO 25 Sway to jazz or swing your hips in rhythm with Latin music at the annual Beaches International Jazz Festival. The 10-day event draws more than 50 acts performing big band, Dixieland, Afro-Cuban, funk, soul and R&B tunes along Queen Street East, while main stages at Woodbine Park and Kew Gardens host larger shows. Jay Douglas & The All-Stars hit the Woodbine Park stage on July 16 at 9 p.m., while soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett—along with Johnny Sansone and Madagascar Slim—bring Afro-Cuban and blues sounds to Kew Gardens on July 25 at 5 p.m. Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Beech avenues, free; call 416-698-2152 or visit here for a complete schedule.