July 8, 2013
Cody Simpson comes to Massey Hall as part of his upcoming North American headline tour. Simpson has spent much of the past year on the road, with highlights including his first-ever European headline tour as well as dates on Justin Bieber’s world-conquering Believe Tour. Simpson’s much anticipated second album (as-yet-untitled) is set to release this summer, following last year’s debut, Paradise. Special Guest Ryan Beatty and opener Before You Exit will also perform.
For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
“BOOM FOR RENT”:
Chris Gale-Sax, Reg Schwager-Guitar, Brendan Davis-Bass, &
9:30pm: KEN McDONALD QUARTET:
Paul Metcalfe-Sax, Demitri Petsalakis-Guitar, Ken McDonald-Bass, & Lowell Whittey-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
July 3 – July 14, 2013. Summer: Toronto’s largest theatre festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Unjuried. Unexpected. Unforgettable. Over 155 stage productions from Canada and around the world in downtown Toronto. Dramas, musicals, comedy, improv and more, plus special programming for families at FringeKids! During the festival, patrons enjoy free entertainment, talks and prizes at the centrally located Fringe Club. Sign-up for their newsletter to receive all Fringe news & updates. A Toronto event that’s not to be missed.
For more details: www.fringetoronto.com
Location: Various Venues
The Second City presents Slap Shot Live! – a hilarious new theatrical adaptation of the classic movie, following the final-hard fought season of the Charleston Chiefs minor league hockey team.
Ranked #1 on Maxim’s list of “Best Guy Movies of All Time!”
“The best sports film of the past 50 years!” – GQ
Featured on Esquire’s “Movies Every Man Should See!”
The new stage production combines the original films beloved story and iconic characters, with hilarious live-action sequences, as well as nostalgic satire of the 1970′s. Part homage, part satire and part gloves-off, bench-clearing brawl, Slap Shot – Live is a journey back to the golden (and uncensored) era of Old-Time Hockey.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! July 2 – July 14, 2013. Tickets $29 – $34, plus tax. Box Office: 416-343-0011.
Bring the whole team! Group packages available for parties of 15 or more. Contact email@example.com.
Location: The Second City – 51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way)
The premier social event Torontonians have been waiting for all winter is back – the third season of ROM Friday Night Live returns Friday, May 3, 2013. The city’s original and ultimate cultural social party for young adults is back and better than ever with more live
entertainment and in-gallery experiences, more food and drink options, and more Museum spaces open
to enjoy in unconventional ways every Friday night from May 3 to June 21, 2013.
For more information please visit: www.rom.on.ca
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
Discover the finest dishes in the city at one of Toronto’s favourite culinary celebrations. Enjoy delicious three-course prix fixe menus at 196 of the city’s top restaurants, all at fantastic price points.
Restaurants will accept reservations beginning June 20, 2013. Review the menus and start planning your Summerlicious!
For more information: www.toronto.ca/special_events/summerlicious/2013/index.htm
Locations: Various Restaurants
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
A JOURNEY TO OZ LIKE NO OTHER
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted Toronto audiences of all ages with the revival of The Sound of Music.
Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
NOW ON STAGE!
AT THE ED MIRVISH THEATRE
244 Victoria Street, Toronto
Act One – 1 hour 5 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes
Act Two – 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Visit Mirvish.com for more information.
The multimedia artworks of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller emphasize aural and visual experiences that transport the viewer to other realms of consciousness. Their work is highly scripted, meticulously detailed and often cinematic in scope, breaking down distinctions between fiction and everyday reality. Through various levels of engagement, the viewer becomes a participant, either witnessing a phenomenon or becoming immersed in a scenario and vitally activating it.
Janet Cardiff began collaborating with fellow Canadian artist and partner George Bures Miller in 1995. When Cardiff and Miller represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale with Paradise Institute (2001), they won both La Biennale di Venezia Special Award and the Benesse Prize, which recognizes artists who “break new artistic ground with an experimental and pioneering spirit.” They are now among the foremost artists of their generation, and their work has been shown around the world.
For more detais: www.ago.net/lost-in-the-memory-palace
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
Every Sunday beginning July 7 and running to August 18 – from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – you can dance under the stars at Mel Lastman Square in the Sunday Serenades free outdoor concert series. Sunday Serenades features the best of swing, jazz and big-band music. The performance lineup is available at www.toronto.ca/special_events/serenades.
Location: Mel Lastman Square — 5100 Yonge Street
Celebrating hockey fans one team at a time. On 30 selected days this summer, the Hockey Hall of Fame will spotlight a different NHL team. The first 1,000 guests with paid admission on these days will receive a free Hockey Hall of Fame “Game-Worn Jersey” trading card of the featured team’s captain. Show up wearing the apparel of the scheduled team and receive half price admission and a chance to win prizes including a trip to the 2014 NHL Winter Classic.
Schedule and details at HHOF.com
Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — 30 Yonge Street, Brookfield Place