How to Rock a Bowtie.

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Tie it like a Pro!

Stop tying yourself in knots and follow this simple guide to tying a bow tie and you will soon be looking dapper.  Tying a bow tie is surprisingly simple.  Bow ties use the same knot as your shoelaces.  We have enlisted the expertise of Terry Collins of Holt Renfrew (menswear and neckwear specialist at Bloor Street flagship) to show you the simplicity and beauty of tying this menswear staple.

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**The Luminato Experience** Day7: Free Events

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Luminato Day-7

Gentlemen it is officially Day7, leaving only 3 days to enjoy this great cultural experience known as Luminato. This is a great opportunity to take your family, friends, girlfriends and mother out without spending a cent. All the Link below are to events that are TOTALLY FREE! Heck take this opportunity to try and see something new.

For those of you that don’t know what Luminato is here is a quick summary.

Luminato is an annual ten-day celebration of the arts where Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces are infused with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, and design.

Luminato embraces three key programming principles: collaboration, accessibility, and diversity.

Luminato is designed to showcase Toronto’s bustling downtown core and the cultural renaissance transforming the city’s renowned concert halls, galleries, museum collections, and performing arts companies.

DAY7: FREE EVENTS

Shadow Notes
Shadow Notes
Communication | Environment
Communication | Environment
Six String Nation Portraits
Six String Nation Portraits
Tony Oursler: Public Art Installation
Tony Oursler: Public Art Installation
Six String Nation Portraits - Festival Artists
Six String Nation Portraits - Festival Artists
Illuminations - Lunchtime Conversations
Illuminations - Lunchtime Conversations
Raphael Mazzucco: Mixed Media Installation
Raphael Mazzucco: Mixed Media Installation
Tales of the Uncanny
Tales of the Uncanny
The Luminato Artist Lounge
The Luminato Artist Lounge
The Luminato Artist Lounge
The Luminato Artist Lounge

**The Luminato Experience** Day6: Free Events

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Good afternoon Toronto! Here is you Day6 update to the Free Luminato Events being held in the city. Only 4 more days remain, so I encourage all of you to get out enjoy the weather and experience one of Toronto’s largest cultural festivals.

DAY6: FREE EVENTS

Shadow Notes
Shadow Notes
Communication | Environment
Communication | Environment
Six String Nation Portraits
Six String Nation Portraits
RedBall Project Toronto
RedBall Project Toronto
Raphael Mazzucco
Raphael Mazzucco
Tony Oursler: Public Art Installation
Tony Oursler: Public Art Installation
Six String Nation Portraits - Festival Artists
Six String Nation Portraits - Festival Artists
Illuminations - Lunchtime Conversations
Illuminations - Lunchtime Conversations
Light on Your Feet
Light on Your Feet
Gothic Toronto: Writing the City Macabre
Gothic Toronto: Writing the City Macabre
The Luminato Artist Lounge
The Luminato Artist Lounge

**The Luminato Experience** Day5: Free Events

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Can we say gloom and doom?! But don’t let that stop you from experience one of the most diverse exhibitions of art, music, culture here in Toronto. This is your Day5 report..Much like all our previous posts regarding Luminato, bellow are a list of FREE events being hosted today in the Downtown core. Come out, better yet share your experience of Luminato with us. We welcome any pics of vids you may have of your experiences.

DAY5: FREE EVENTS

Shadow NotesDanny Clinch | Ralph Gibson | Andy Summers
Shadow NotesDanny Clinch | Ralph Gibson | Andy Summers
Communication | Environment
Communication | Environment
Six String Nation Portraits
Six String Nation Portraits
Tony Oursler: Public Art Installation
Tony Oursler: Public Art Installation
RedBall Project Toronto
RedBall Project Toronto
Raphael Mazzucco: Mixed Media Installation
Raphael Mazzucco: Mixed Media Installation
Six String Nation Portraits - Festival Artists
Six String Nation Portraits - Festival Artists
Illuminations - Lunchtime Conversations
Illuminations - Lunchtime Conversations
Children's Books and Illustrations
Children's Books and Illustrations
Light on Your Feet
Light on Your Feet
Illuminations - Jowi Taylor Book Launch: Six String Nation
Illuminations - Jowi Taylor Book Launch: Six String Nation
The Luminato Artist Lounge
The Luminato Artist Lounge

The REMIX Project

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“The Remix Project is an arts, cultural and life skills incubator serving young people across the GTA but located right in the heart of Toronto. Remix works to help some of the most gifted but vulnerable young people in the city to realize their own creative and business-minded potential while working to strengthen Toronto, Canada’s burgeoning creative industry.”

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**The Luminato Experience** Day 4: Free Events

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Good morning Toronto! Here is your Day 4 update for Luminato. For those of you joining us now here is a quick summary on what this event is all about. Luminato is an annual 10 day celebration of the arts where Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces are infused with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, and design. Think of it as the Nuit Blanche of the summer.

Much like many events there is a price tag to many of the events showcased in this celebration. Not to worry, because I know that nothing bring people together especially men than hearing the words FREE! So for all people who believe in $Free.99 here is a list of events being held today that are total free to the public.

As mentioned in previous posts, there are many events that I have listed in earlier posts that are permanent exhibitions and can be viewed everyday during the remaining 7 days.


**The Luminato Experience**Day 1: Free Events

**The Luminato Experience**Day 2: Free Events

**The Luminato Experience** Day 3: Free Events

As a result, in this particular article I am only indicating new events that were not mentioned in previous posts. Enjoy!

JUNE 8th: FREE EVENTS

The genius of Lenny Breau
The genius of Lenny Breau
The Luminato Artist Lounge
The Luminato Artist Lounge

The Day The Sneaker World Stood Still

Line up at Livestock morning of June 6 2009

June 6 2009 was marked on many sneakerheads’ (and re sellers alike) calendars as this was the day the 3rd and final Yeezy’s dropped.  As expected, there were massive crowds in the city as people were making a last-ditch effort to secure themselves a pair.  Such was the scene at Livestock Saturday morning as over 100 people were lined up for raffle tickets.  There was actually a line up started by 2 heads from Buffalo on Tuesday, but due to complaints by locals, Livestock had to change their game plan and shut down the lineup.  Instead, they issued raffle tickets Saturday morning and held a raffle for the under 20 pairs of Yeezy’s they had received from Nike.

Elsewhere in the city, Stolen Riches had a lineup started Wednesday from the group that had to relocate after Livestock changed their tactic.  Footlocker on Yonge/Dundas was choatic; and even all the way north of the city, at The Vault in Vaughan, a massive turn out Saturday morning.  As one poster put it on NikeTalk:

“Didn’t get my pair womp…..
LS (Livestock) was a madhouse.
FL (Footlocker) raffle was packed.
Nike on Queen got 8 Pairs.”

Line up Saturday morning Raffle tickets

Just to give you a sense of what June 6 was like outside of Toronto: Livestock Calgary had their grand opening and people were lining up in winter (yes WINTER: snow!) weather, while in balmy Vancouver, they utilized our Top 10 things to have at an ultra-hyped up sneaker drop. post and waited for the launch.

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FINAL NOTE

And finally, at the end of the whole Yeezy saga, Bryan Espiritu (founder of Legends League/Ideall) unleashed his Fully Wholly: Air Yeezy Collection characters.  And in case you were like us and asked, “what’s a fully wholly?”:

“A ‘Wholly’ is a stylized character who is composed of a base or shell that generally has 4 holes in it. Those 4 holes provide me with endless possibilities to solving graphic problems. I use the base or shell as a canvas to create the character, and the holes to act as ports to extensions of the character.  For the Yeezy Wholly’s I used the shutter shade texture inside the bear ears, and used the feet to display each shoe.” Bryan Espiritu

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For more: http://www.thelegendsleague.com/blog/2009/06/05/fully-wholly-air-yeezy-collection/

Where are you Yeezy?

Top 10 things to have at an ultra-hyped up sneaker drop.

**The Luminato Experience** Day 3: Free Events

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Luminato: Day4

Keeping in the spirit of my earlier posts, here is an update to all the FREE events happening downtown. Luminato is a great cultural experience and I strongly encourage all of you get out there and experience something new that Toronto has to offer. Please click on the links below to get more information. This is Day 3 in a series of 10. Please note that many of the events listed in our earlier posts are permanent exhibitions and can be viewed during the remaining 8 days. As a result, in this post I am only indicating new events that were not in our previous posts.

JUNE 7TH- FREE EVENTS

Tono: From Seed To Stage
Tono: From Seed To Stage
The World of Slide Guitar
The World of Slide Guitar
Urban Playgound double Feature Roadsworth and RedBall Project
Urban Playgound double Feature Roadsworth and RedBall Project
R. Murray Schafer’s Music for Wilderness Lake
R. Murray Schafer’s Music for Wilderness Lake
Nederlands Dans Theater Celebrates Jiři Kylián
Nederlands Dans Theater Celebrates Jiři Kylián
Communication | Environment
Communication | Environment