As if it’s not bad enough that thieves think nothing of stealing a working musician’s instrument or other equipment from a gig location, their vehicle or even their home, some total scumbags in the Cabbagetown area have done the same to inner-city kids living in the neighbourhood.
Last night the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre, which offers music and other types of arts lessons to children from low-income families in the area and beyond, had all of its guitars, violins and several items of musical sound equipment stolen during a break-in at its offices at 422 Parliament Street.
The news was announced earlier this morning by horrified centre director Sarah Patrick, posting on social media.
The centre, a 40-year-old registered charity, offers instruction on instruments such as Bass, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Violin and Keyboard and has of course maintained a supply of those instruments in order to do so.
We reached Glen Loucks, assistant director of the centre, who advises a crowd-funding campaign has just been set up to help replace the stolen items. Located on the centre’s pre-existing GOFUNDME.com page, the campaign seeks to raise $20,000, of which, at 3:10 p.m., so far only $160 has been donated.
Some of Ms. Patrick’s musical friends have also indicated they would be willing to donate instruments and other equipment. If you want to reach out to the centre directly their email address is [email protected] and the phone number 416-925-7222.
Stay tuned for any info about how the campaign is going or any benefit show organized to raise additional funds.
SHOW LISTINGS for Wednesday, July 24, 2021
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ON AIR / ONLINE
3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & www.elemntfm.ca ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon
*6-8pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeat show from previous Friday)
416 – TORONTO CENTRAL-Broadview/Bayview to Ossington
5-7> Digging Roots @ Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St. ~Blues/Roots; $0
5-6> Philip Chiu @ Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave. ~Classical pianist; $0
5:30> moe; Blues Traveler; G.Love @ Rebel, 11 Polson St. ~contemporary original; $
6> Bee Sting Ghost Roll Into The Ocean Duo featuringDavid Macmichaelwith Chelsea Reed @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~original Rock/Pop; $0
6-9> Moskitto Bar; Sergio Hocolate; more for Yura Rafaliuk fundraiser @ Drom Taberna, 458 Queen St. W. ~Worldbeat
6:30> benefit for “For The Love of Literacy” with The Honeyrunners and Chelsey Bennett @ Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave.
6:30> Allison Au Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
6:30> Serge Nikol & Erik Lyons @ Casa Fuego, 230 Adelaide St. W. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock
7-9:30> Peter Liu and the Pollcats @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc
*7> Jim Heineman Trio @ Nawlins, 299 King St. W. ~Jazz
7> Comhaltas Irish Slow Session @ Tranzac Club (Tiki Room), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~folk dancing
7> Khemmis & Cloak @ Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St. W. ~contemporary original; $
*7-10> Country open mic & karaoke with Matthew Runaway @ Rockin’ Horse Saloon, 250 Adelaide St. W.
*7-10> Blues jam with Son Roberts @ Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St.
7> Candice Sand @ Reign (Fairmont Royal York Hotel), 100 Front St. W. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock
7> The Aristocrats; Travis Larson Band @ Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. ~contemporary original; $
7:30> Special Interest Group @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave. ~Jazz
7:30> L’Acapella with Chelsea Russel, Charmie, Liz Lokre, more @ Revival, 783 College St. ~Blues/R&B/Soul
7:30> Collectif @ Walter Hall in Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park Crescent ~Classical; $
7:30> Gold Cure Society; more @ Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W.
7:30> open mic @ Station Café, 855 Bloor St. W.
8> open mic jam @ Lola, 40 Kensington Ave.
8-1> open mic @ The Boat in Kensington, 158 Augusta Ave.
*8-11> open Jazz jam @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St.
8> SongStudio open mic @ C’est What, 67 Front St. E.
8> Father Christmas for Open Roof Festival @ Castlepoint Numa, 158 Sterling Road ~Punk/Thrash; $
8:30> The Flakes; Rikashay; Mr Man; Basketball Knees @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. ~indie; $
8:30> Bloody Five; Sunlust; Hot Apollo @ Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. ~Metal/Grunge/Hard-core; $
9> The Digs @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E. ~Funk/Jazz/neo-Soul; $
*9> open mic with Graham McI @ Watson’s, 388 Richmond St. W.
*9-12> Great Canadian Dueling Pianos @ Gatsby’s Speakeasy, 82-1/2 Bathurst St. ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock
9> Jordan John Trio @ Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave. ~Blues/R&B; $10
*9-2> What’s Poppin’ indie jam @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
9:30> Vaughan Misener Quartet @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W. ~Jazz; $
10-12> Lucas DiPasquale @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St. ~Reggae/Pop; $10-20/pwyc
10> Dreamboats @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W. ~retro Rock ‘n’ Roll/Pop
10> Andrew Furlong and Kurt Newman @ Tranzac Club (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave.
10-2> Jay Sussman @ The Hideout, 423 College St. ~contemporary Rock
10-2> Action Sound Band with Leo Valvassori & Eric Schenkman @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave. ~Blues-Rock; $0
*10:30> The LMT Connection @ Orbit Room, 580 College St. ~Funk/R&B; $10
416 – TORONTO EAST -Broadview/Bayview to Victoria Park
6-9> Michelle Rumball Band @ East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave. ~Roots-Rock; $0
*7-10:30> The BTBs @ Relish, 511 Danforth Ave. ~Jazz; 0$
7-9> acoustic open mic @ Broadview Hotel, , 108 Broadview Ave.
8-10> acoustic open mic/jam with hosts Marion & John @ The Salty Dog, 1980 Queen St. E.
*8:30> jam with Copy Machine @ Frog and the Crown, 1871 O’Connor Drive
*9> live band open mic night @ Class Resto Lounge, 111 Barmac Dr.
*9:30> open stage with Nicola Vaughan @ Black Swan Tavern (downstairs), 154 Danforth Ave.
9:30> eclectic open mic with host Matt @ Wayla Bar, 996 Queen St. E.
416 – TORONTO ETOBICOKE
6-10> The Paul Morgan Project @ The Irish Shebeen, 5555 Eglinton Ave. ~Country/Blues/Roots-Rock
6> Betraying the Martyrs; Entheos; Within Destruction; Sentinels @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W. ~Metal/Punk/Hard-core; $
7-11> Alessia Cohle @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line ~Country
*9-1> open mic with Daniel Gagnon @ The Old Sod, 2936 Bloor St. W.
416 – TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
7-9> open mic jam night @ Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.
416 – TORONTO WEST -Ossington to Etobicoke
6-8> Mike Field @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W. ~original Jazz; $
7-11> Hump Night Blues with Julian Fauth solo 7-8; set with Julian Fauth & guests 8-9; set with Julian Fauth & Krewe de Bleu featuring George Baumann & John Huntley plus guest Mike Sedgewick 9-11 @ La Rev, 2848 Dundas St. W. ~Blues/R&B; $0
7> Freddie Future; Kayobe @ Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W.
7:30> Pilcrow; The Blue Lights; Cat Pacheeno @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave. ~eclectic indie; $
10-12> Queen Kong @ Alchemy, 890 College St. ~Jazz; $0
8> Royal Bowie; more @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W. ~indie; $?
*8-11> Fraser/Daley @ Inter Steer, 357 Roncesvalles Ave. ~original Rootsy Blues
8:30> Eilen Jewell @ Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W. ~songwriter; $30
9> Peter Boyd & Noah Zacharin @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St. ~songwriter; pwyc
9> Concordia (recording release for single “Blind”); Jojo Worthington @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W.
*9-1> open mic with backline @ 420 Lounge, 1530 Queen St. W.
9> The Hit Pickers @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave.
*9:30> Burke Carroll’s The Hulagoons @ Skyline Restaurant, 1426 Queen St. W. ~faux-Hawaiian with steel guitar; pwyc
10> open mic with host Ed Robinson @ T.O. Lounge, 1384 Queen St. W.
*10:30> Luke Vajsar @ Motel Bar, 1235 Queen St. W. ~Jazz
519 EAST-Guelph/K-W & vicinity
6> John Zadro @ Manhattan’s Guelph, 951 Gordon St., Guelph ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock
*6-9> Dano & Jaye @ Ray’s Bistro, 1475 Queen St. W., Alton ~smooth Pop/Jazz
8> jam night with Ian Taylor @ Pops & Ruby’s Tap & Grill, 200 Preston Pkwy., Cambridge
8-11> John Lee & The Hookers host Blues jam with guest Spencer Mackenzie @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar, 179 King St. W., Kitchener
8> Matt Weidinger Band @ Lancaster Smokehouse, 574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener
8> Fin de Fiesta Flamenco presents: Sempiterno @ Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener; $25
8:30-11:30> Dave Huber @ Royal Electric Bar, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph ~acoustic Pop covers & originals; $0
9> Fate’s Got A Driver @ Onyx, 12 Wyndham St., Guelph ~contemporary original; $15
*10> Mike Todd @ The Duke, 33 Erb St., Waterloo
*5-9> Barry McMullen @ Chemong Lodge dining room, 764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth ~smooth Rock/Pop
5-8> Ragged Company @ Daisy’s Dockside Patio at Bonnie View Inn, 2713 Kashagawigamog Lake Rd., Haliburton ~Roots-Rock
6-9> Tyler Wilson @ Boathouse Café, 7100 County Road 18, Roseneath
6-8> Memphis Jones Band @ The Museum/Station, 45 St. Paul St., Collingwood ~Blues/Jazz
*7> open mic with hosts Jazz Collective @ Coffee Culture Café, 36 Young St., Alliston
7-10> open mic with Jamie Drake @ Flying Monkeys, 107 Dunlop St. E., Barrie
*7-11> open jam with The Freakin’ Band featuring Virgil Scott & Dave Breckels @ The Beacon, 146 45th St., Wasaga Beach ~ Blues, Jazz; $5
7-10> Kerry Jayne @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough
*7:30> open jam with host Aaron Casey @ Foxx Lounge, 16 Dunlop Street East, Barrie
8> Bonds of Mara & special guests @ Red Dog, 189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
*8-10> open mic with Drew McIvor @ Bruce Wine Bar, 8 Bruce St., Thornbury
9> Kevin Foster @ McThirsty’s Pint, 166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
9> Mars On The Water, Black Night Satellite, Puppet @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough ~indie; $?
905 EAST-Pickering to Cobourg
*8-11> open mic @ Frank’s Pasta, 426 King St. E., Cobourg
*8> open mic @ Arthur’s Pub, 930 Burnham St., Cobourg
*8-10:30> open mic jam with Rob Foreman & Clayton Yates @ Ganaraska Hotel, 30 Ontario St., Port Hope
*9:30-1:30> open mic with Will Surphlis @ Stag’s Head Pub, 22 Bond St. E., Oshawa
*10> Two For The Show @ Tartan Tavern, 555 Rossland Rd. E., Oshawa ~Pop Rock
*10> Emerson Ireland hosts open mic jam @ The Gryphon Pub, 114 Dundas St. E., Whitby
905 NORTH-EAST -East of Hwy #400
6-9> jam with Jayme Lynn Reed at Baileys Homestead, 90 Wexford Dr., Keswick
*8> acoustic open mic with hosts Steffi Postol Goodfield and Matt Groopie @ London Pub, 9724 Yonge St., Richmond Hill
*8-11> open mic with Erin Blackstock @ The Lloyd House, 69 Main St., East Gwillimbury
8:30-11:30> open mic & acoustic jam with Don Fleming & Laurence Walters @ Father’s Moustache Grill, Aurora, 15570 Yonge St.
905 NORTH-WEST -West of Hwy #400
6-9> open mic with David Grossman @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W., Concord-Vaughan
7:30-10:30> acoustic jam with host Erik @ Little London Café, 20 Polonia Ave., Brampton
*8:45> open mic jam @ Magnums, 21 McMurchy Ave. N., Brampton
*10:30-2> jam night with hosts Carlos, Ry and Jay Leroux @ Maguires, 284 Queen St. E., Brampton
905 SOUTH -Hamilton & vicinity
Noon-1> Bruce Tournay, Loralee & Jeff Giles @ Gore Park, James St. South at King St. East, Hamilton ~tribute to 60s Pop; $0
6:30> Matt Weidinger @ Mississippi Queen Foods, 635 King St. E., Hamilton ~original Blues; $45 (includes dinner)
7> “Tiny Bill Cody Sees The Devil” @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton ~musical theatre; $25
7:30-11> open mic jam with Dave Gould and Alison Novak @ Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton
*8> open mic with host Anthony Vaughn of Fiction @ Augusta House, 17 Augusta St., Hamilton
8> TV Pole Shine; James Wyatt Crosby; Man Hade Hill @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie; $10
9> Singalong with Judy Marsales @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40
9> The Sanjays @ Lazy Flamingo, 19 Hess. St. S., Hamilton ~Rock/Top 40 covers
*10> Jazz jam @ Cat N Fiddle Hamilton, 174 John St., S., Hamilton
905 WEST–south Peel, Halton
*5> Adam Cooke @ SB Prime, 380 Brant St., Burlington
6:30-9> Kristen Violet May @ Hendrie Park in Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington ~smooth Pop/Jazz/Rock; $13.50 (includes admission to grounds)
7> Chris Smith & Marco Luciani @ The Port House, 138 Lakeshore Rd. E, Port Credit-Mississauga ~songwriters; $0r., Mississauga
*8:30> The Carson Freeman Diversion @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Pop Jazz
*9-1> Kevin Reid and the Dedbeats @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit-Mississauga ~Rock/Pop; $
9-1> Shari Ulrich @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St., Oakville ~songwriter; $20
*9> open mic with Michael Zane @ Shakers Oakville, 589 Kerr St., Oakville
Listings preceded by an asterisk (*) are repeating weekly events. (Double asterisk indicates repeating event with different hosts/guest/etc.). Events preceded by question mark (?) usually take place but have not been confirmed. Admission prices followed by a slash and minus (/-) after the amount indicates door charge with availability of cheaper rates for some purchasers (eg., seniors, members, children, etc.). /+ indicates stated price is minimum.
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