The annual arts and culture festival, Sistahfest, will showcase female artists and educators through workshops, theatre, spoken word, dance and music. This year, the two-day festival kicks off with a cultural fashion show; a book reading by Leta H. Montague from her book, God’s Grace: A Long Night Journey into Day; a performance of Tricia Stephenson’s thought-provoking play, Lord Send Me a Man, produced and directed by Tut Brown; and a discussion on gender violence with Dr. Rai Reece and Friends in Trouble.
These events will take place at the Upfront Studio Theatre, 1290 Finch Avenue West, Unit 17 (inside Keele Plaza), on Friday, March 30, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $10.
Day two will commence with a free cross-cultural artists’ workshop at the Yorkwoods Public Library, 1785 Finch Avenue West, on Saturday, March 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., featuring Sun and Iniffa from Jamaica. The festivities will return to the Upfront Studio Theatre for the annual Sistahfest gala concert, featuring performances by Iniffa, Toronto’s own Donna Makeda, Avetha, Queen Pettreen and Selectress Levi, and New York’s Rebel Dawtas, beginning at 8 p.m. Admission is $10.
For more information, visit www.sistahfest.com and www.upfrontt.com or call (647) 341-9031.