Luminato 2010 – today’s events

Queen’s Park, Distillery District, theaters, public spaces, Luminato is everywhere.

We checked “1000 tastes of Toronto” yesterday in Queen’s Park, it’s fantastic!
We’ve noticed some of the famous chefs in the street, you know, the ones you see on TV.

And it’s only 5 bucks a dish.
Our 4-year old son had a great time playing with the inflatable characters around the park.

Here’s today program:

LUMINATO DAILY: SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010

For up-to-the-minute Luminato updates, please visit www.luminato.com.

*** NEW PHOTOS ADDED DAILY TO www.luminato.com/2010/mediagallery ***

MARK FAST: THE ASCENSION OF BEAUTY (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/127

Genre: Fashion

Location: Brookfield Place , 181 Bay Street

Time: All day

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Mark Fast transcends the boundary between art, fashion, and beauty by creating a knit installation exclusively for Luminato. Descending from its surroundings, a knit sculpture evokes the symbol of eternal femininity – the rose.The installation is fixed on site.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Tatiana Read at Knot PR: O: 416-532-9035, C: 416-220-1466, E: knot.pr@gmail.com.


FRIENDS WITH YOU MOBILES (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/130

Star Burst

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Bay Adelaide Centre lobby, 333 Bay Street

Time: All day

Secret Garden

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: 225 King Street West (lobby)

Time: All day

DESCRIPTION/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Miami-based artists FriendsWithYou have created two mobile installations exclusively for Luminato to brighten up Toronto ’s public spaces. Secret Garden invites viewers to immerse themselves in a surreal world of drooping shapes and shifting forms. In the lobby of the recently completed Bay Adelaide Centre, Star Burst provides a burst of colour reminiscent of the FriendsWithYou installations in Queen’s Park.

MEDIA CONTACT: To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345 E: npoirier@luminato.com.


WISH COME TRUE FESTIVAL (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/130

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Queen’s Park

Time: 11 AM – 6 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Miami ’s FriendsWithYou art collective transforms Queen’s Park with larger-than-life totems, bounce houses, and inflatable characters.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345 E: npoirier@luminato.com.


SOLAR BREATH (NORTHERN CARYATIDS)│LIGHT AIR (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/129

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Brookfield Place , 181 Bay Street ( Wellington Entrance)

Time: 11 AM – 7 PM

DESCRIPTION: This exhibition juxtaposes Michael Snow’s 2002 film Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids) with a work created in response to it by Mani Mazinani.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345 E: npoirier@luminato.com.


SHIP O’ FOOLS (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/131

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park , 790 Queen Street West

Time: 11 AM – 10 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Ship O’ Fools, a salvaged thirty-foot Chinese junk boat by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, is in Trinity Bellwoods and open to the public.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345 E: npoirier@luminato.com.


BOB SHEETS – roaming magician (FREE)

Genre: Magic

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park , 790 Queen Street West

Time: 11 – 11:30 AM

MEDIA CONTACT: Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345

E: npoirier@luminato.com.


NABAZ’MOB (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/198

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Location: Ernest Balmer Studio, Tapestry New Opera, 55 Mill St. , Building 58, The Cannery, Studio 315 (Distillery Historic District)

Time: 12 – 6 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Nabaz’mob is an operatic ensemble of 100 small, robotic rabbits that form a captivating installation mixing sound and light.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : Creators Jean-Jacques Birgé and Antoine Schmitt. To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345

E: npoirier@luminato.com.


SWEATSHOPPE (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/197

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Distillery Historic District

Time: 12 – 6 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: New York-based artistic duo SWEATSHOPPE (Bruno Levy and Blake Shaw) uses custom software and video mapping techniques to ‘paint’ the urban landscape.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345 E: npoirier@luminato.com.


BAMAKO IN TORONTO (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/118

Genre: Illuminations

Location: Gladstone Hotel (3rd and 4th Floor), 1214 Queen Street West

Time: 12 – 5 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: This collection of images from Africa ’s foremost contemporary photography festival testifies to the sophistication and range of a rising generation of photographers from across the continent.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345 E: npoirier@luminato.com.


PRESIDENT’S CHOICE® 1000 TASTES OF TORONTO™

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/155

Genre: Celebrations

Location: Queen’s Park North

Time: 12 – 6 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Leading Toronto chefs preparing food for Luminato festival-goers.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Damien Nelson: O: 416-533-7710 ext. 221, C: 416-831-7696, E: damien@flip-publicity.com.


WORLD MUSIC CELEBRATION (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/156

Genre: Celebrations

Location: Queen’s Park North

Time: 1 PM – 6 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:

1 PM Rahim Alhaj and Little Earth

2 PM Autorickshaw: Bollywood and Beyond

3 PM Mr. Something Something

4 PM Burkina Electric

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Damien Nelson: O: 416-533-7710 ext. 221, C: 416-716-8316, E: damien@flip-publicity.com.


THE AFRICA TRILOGY

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/120

Genre: Theatre

Location: Fleck Theatre, 207 Queen’s Quay West

Time: 1 – 4:30 PM

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Katie Saunoris : O: 416-368-3100 ext. 261, E: pr@luminato.com.


WAVES FESTIVAL (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/152

Genre: Celebrations

Location: Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill Street

Time: 1 – 6 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The Young Centre’s 12 Resident Artists program a vast array of new multidisciplinary work by hundreds of Toronto artists. With short performances of theatre, dance, and music to innovative mixed-media work that pushes boundaries and melds genres, the Waves Festival will surprise, challenge, and delight.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Sarah Mackie O: 416-203-6264 ext. 146, E: sarah@soulpepper.ca.


MASTERS OF MAGIC – Mac King

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/150

Genre: Magic

Location: Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street

Time: 1 – 3 PM

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345 E: npoirier@luminato.com.


CONVERSATION #4 BY TOM BENDTSEN (FREE)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/204

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

Time: 1:30 – 5 PM

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: This new visual arts installation, by Canadian artist Tom Bendtsen, consists of over 15,000 books.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345 E: npoirier@luminato.com.


MASTERS OF MAGIC – Juan Tamariz (in English)

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/150

Genre: Magic

Location: Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street

Time: 4 – 6 PM

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY : To arrange interviews, contact Nick Poirier at O: 416-368-3100 ext. 253 C: 416-807-5345 E: npoirier@luminato.com.


TELUS ECO-CABS (FREE)

Free transportation

http://www.luminato.com/2010/events/191

Main hub: Queen’s Park

Satellite hub: Brookfield Place , 181 Bay Street

Time: 12 – 6 PM

Luminato festival-goers can explore Toronto ’s bustling downtown core in an economically and environmentally-friendly mode of transportation – the TELUS Eco-Cab. A pedal-powered taxi fleet of 12, TELUS Eco-Cabs offer Luminato attendees transit to festival hot spots free of charge and carbon emissions. Made entirely of recycled plastic, the TELUS Eco-Cabs offer Festival participants a unique way to explore Luminato 2010.


BE A PART OF THE ART (FREE)

http://luminato.com/2010/page/telusgallery

Genre: Visual Arts

Location: Queen’s Park

Time: All day

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY/DESCRIPTION: During Luminato’s closing weekend at Queen’s Park, view a large-scale live art installation created by local professional artists and festival-goers using the mobile photos taken by patrons throughout the week. The resulting visual arts piece will be constructed using a variety of multi-media canvasses to create a collaborative and innovative celebration of festival-goers’ favourite moments.

MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Fielding at O: 416-894-0817, E: megan.fielding@telus.com.

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