Film still of Frank Sinatra and Martha Hyer in Vincente Minnelli’s 1958 classic, Some Came Running. Image is courtesy of Photofest.
TORONTO: SHOW TIME
Status: Now screening
What: A blonde (Martha Hyer) and redhead (Shirley MacLaine) vying for the attention of ol’ blue eyes Mr. Frank Sinatra in Vincente Minnelli’s Some Came Running, part of TIFF/Cinematheque’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Blonde in Fifties Cinema summer series.
When: Some Came Running screens Sunday July 22 at 1PM; series runs until Aug. 26, go to tiff.net for complete film schedule.
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W.
Buzzworthy notes: Four times the blond glamour with the ultimate golden Hollywood star: Marilyn Monroe in How to Marry A Millionaire, River of No Return, Some Like it Hot, and, of course, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which already screen this summer. Other blond stars of 1950s American cinema to be featured in the film series include Kim Novak, Lana Turner, Doris Day, Jayne Mansfield and Judy Holliday.
VANCOUVER: LANEWAY SHOPPING
Status: One night only
What: The vendors and artists are moving to the back alley for Blim Market at Path to Plazas: Laneway markets in Mount Pleasant.
When: July 21 5 to 10 PM.
Where: The alley running parallel to Main Street between Broadway and 8th.
Buzzworthy notes: An initiative co-ordinated by Livable Laneways and supported by the City of Vancouver, Blim Market brings together 50 local artists, artisans and designers to showcase in a local laneway of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. Partnering with Studio Keiko, Blim will also to present a fashion show this year with designs by Rukus New Edge and Blim (entry by donation).
Read on for more fashionable events, including live theatre and a fashion-themed art show!
HALIFAX: SEASIDE SHOW
Status: Here all summer
What: Outdoor Canadian theatre, down by the bay, for this year’s Shakespeare by the Sea.
When: Shows all summer until Sept. 2.
Where: The Cambridge Battery in Point Pleasant Park.
Buzzworthy notes: Grab a blanket and make a picnic-and-a-show night of it with a production of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor or Titus Andronicus; or if you prefer falling down the rabbit hole, catch a seaside show of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
TORONTO: ART AND FASHION
Status: Back by popular demand
What: The eclectic display of African-inspired fashion and art for the two-week SUPAFRIK pop-up shop and gallery.
When: Launch party Saturday July 21, 8PM to midnight; runs until Aug. 4.
Where: 627 Queen Street West, Toronto.
Buzzworthy notes: Launched last year by Toronto-based fashion designer Chinedu Ukabam of Chinedesign, SUPAFRIK’s theme this year is urban contemporary Africana and will showcase designs from UK-based label Chichia London, Maasai-inspired artwork by visual artist Gabrielle Lasporte, and books on African art and culture supplied by Toronto’s A Different Bookstore.
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