Art Briefs

Children’s Drawing Competition

The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto is hosting a World Heart Day drawing competition. The junior division, ages 11 and under, will compete under the theme “I Love Smoke-Free City.” The senior division, ages 12-17, will submit “Protect Your Heart” themed artwork. Submission deadline is Oct. 2. The finalists will compete on Oct. 12, from 1 – 5 p.m. See

Art Side Out Event

The University of Toronto Scarborough hosts Art Side Out, its annual outside celebration of arts, on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. Spectators are asked to meet outside the Student Centre in the front courtyard. E-mail [email protected] or visit for more information.

Celebrate Music with Josie

Studio Six productions present Celebrate Music with Josie. The concert will be held at the PC Ho Theatre in the Chinese Cultural Centre, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., featuring the acclaimed Filipino-Canadian singer who will perform alongside an array of guests, including Canadian Idol season one finalist Mikey Bustos. $30 to $50. Call 905-785-7538 to order. Visit

Jake’s Women playing in Scarborough

The Scarborough Village Theatre will be performing Jake’s Women, written by Neil Simon, from Oct. 2-18. It will be a humorous look into modern relationships through the eyes of a novelist. 300 Kingston Rd. $14 to $17. 416-396-4049.

Stingrays at the Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is hosting Stingray Bay, an interactive exhibit with 25 live Cownose and Southern stingrays. Visitors will also get the opportunity to help with feedings. This event is on until Oct. 13. Children under three get in free. All others pay $3. It’s happening daily in the Zoo’s Group Events Tent, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. See for details.