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Winter Blues Festival returns

It may be freezing outside, but the Winter Blues Festival is set to heat things up at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Organized by Arts & Events Programming, the second annual festival combines art, music and poetry performances with gallery talks and student showcases across campus.

This year’s events take place from January 31 to February 4. The festival is free and open to the public as well as staff, faculty and students.

 Monday, January 31

•    12-1 pm: Take in a lunchtime performance by the String Ensemble in the Meeting Place

•    2 pm: UTSC Music Ambassador’s Program (UMAP) Songwriter’s Circle in DMG.

Tuesday, February 1

•    12-1 pm: The Jazz Orchestra showcases jazz and blues in the Meeting Place

•    1-2 pm: TAPS (Theatre and Performance Studies) student showcase in the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre (LLBT)

•    5-7 pm: Gallery 1265 hosts the opening reception for For Now We See Through a Glass, Darkly

 Wednesday, February 2

•    12-1 pm: A special curator’s talk at the Doris McCarthy Gallery (DMG) with director Ann McDonald

•    1-2 pm: TAPS Student Showcase in the LLBT

•    5-8 pm: Concert Choir Open Rehearsal in AA303

Thursday February 3

•    2 pm: Aspiring lyricists can compete in UTSC’s Poetry Idol, hosted by Daniel Scott Tysdal in the DMG

•    5-7 pm: Concert Band Open Rehearsal in AA303

Friday, February 4

•    7:30 pm: World Rhythms: starring Earthtones and Crowns for Convoy in the LLBT

All week

•    An installation by the Visual and Performing Arts department on the third floor of the Arts and Administration Building

•    10 am-4 pm daily:  the exhibit inbetween in the DMG

•    Gallery 1265 exhibit For Now We See Through a Glass, Darkly

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