Monday June 8
A conversation on unity w/Tyler Simmonds & Verena Rizg
Simmonds, an award-winning filmmaker and public speaker from North Preston, hosts this chat with singer-poet Verena Rizing at 5:30pm via Instagram Live.
Made In Bangladesh screeningSince we still can't go to Carbon Arc and see an indie flick IRL, the small theatre is bringing the experience to you, screening this drama about a 23-year-old woman who decides to start a union at the Bangladeshi clothing factory where she works. It's $10 to rent the movie, which is available until June 18. More info here.
Jazz CodringtonThe performer—who'll be taking over EVERYSEEKER Festival's Instagram Live at 8:30pm—bills their sound as "the shape of jazz to come" and tbh we can't think of a better way to put it. Tune in here.
Tuesday June 9
Understanding Black StoriesCineplex has compiled a list of 41 free films centering Black stories on its website. From the biopic of Malcolm X to Jordan Peele's haute-horror offerings Us and Get Out, see 'em here.
Wednesday June 1o
Emerging Lens Film Fest: Day OneAn opening performance by certified triple-threat Zamani Folade kicks off the cultural film fest's 10th year, before showing the 2019 flick Our Dance Revolution, which tells the history of Toronto's Black queer community. It all kicks off at 6:30pm and you can watch along here.
Thursday June 11
Emerging Lens Film Fest: Day TwoDay two of the cultural film fest begins with a performance by Charity Stairs before a screening of a collection of local short films. Tune in at 6:30pm here.
Music as Healing: A panel feat. Kwento, NAT Chantel, Lindsay Dobbin, Rebecca Fairless and Bianca PalmerEVERYSEEKER Festival hosts this panel discussion at 7pm via zoom, featuring the neo-soul/R&B artist Kwento and celebrated performance artists NAT Chantel and Lindsay Dobbin. Register to attend here.
Zoe Toliver w/Harvi MillarThe African Nova Scotian Music Association's weekly bop-sesh returns, this time with Zoe Toliver taking the virtual stage at 7pm before Harvi Millar's set at 8pm. Groove along via Facebook Live.
Terra SpencerThe singer-songwriter's weekly show from a blanket fort never fails to bring a smile. Tune in via Facebook Live at 8pm.
Taggart & Torrens at Dine Alone RecordsCelebrating the drop of a new album that's steeped in the comedic tradition of Bob and Doug McKenzie, this laugh-bringing duo is performing at 8pm via side door.
David Myles w/Reeny Smith
Myles's new, not-so-late-night talk show sees the easy-listening king chat with R&B royalty Reeny Smith. Tune in at 8pm via Youtube.