July 14, 2013
Grammy Award-winning band Train is announcing their MERMAIDS OF ALCATRAZ 2013 summer tour. The tour will make its way to Toronto on July 14, when Train will perform at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Scheduled to open for Train are Michael Franti & Spearhead, along with Gavin DeGraw.
Train’s gold release CALIFORNIA 37 came out in April 2012 and features the platinum hits “Drive By” and “50 Ways To Say Goodbye.” Train’s new single “Mermaid” is rocketing up the Pop/Hot AC chart, while “Bruises (feat. Ashley Monroe)” is making its way on the Country chart.
California 37 is Train’s fifth studio album, and features the double-platinum hit “Drive By” and platinum hit “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” and new singles “Mermaid” and “Bruises.” The multi-platinum selling band made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and chart-topping singles like “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels,” earning its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash “Hey, Soul Sister” from Save Me, San Francisco. The top-selling single of 2010, “Hey, Soul Sister” hit #1 at radio in the US and in 15 countries abroad. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks.
For packages: www.reservations.seetorontonow.com/LN.asp?
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
July 13-14, 2013. Festival of India is an annual South-Asian spiritual festival, that kicks off with an upbeat and colourful parade down Yonge Street, in the heart of downtown Toronto, and continues with two days of celebration at Centre Island. Expected to draw close to 40,000 people!
For more details: www.festivalofindia.ca
Locations: Yonge Street and Centre Island
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 Honda Indy Toronto, Ontario’s largest annual sporting event, takes place July 12-14 on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto. For the first time in event history, the 2013 Honda Indy Toronto will feature two IZOD IndyCar Series races in one weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, for full points and prize money on both days. In addition to world-class racing, the event is a festival of festivals featuring craft beer, food trucks, BMX stunt shows, interactive games and activities, live entertainment, charity events and celebrity appearances.
Tikcets: Prices range from $35 – $165. To buy tickets visit, HondaIndy.com/Tickets or call 1-877-503-6869.
Location: Exhibition Place
The TORONTO TANGO EXPERIENCE (TTX) is an exceptional 4-day Argentine Tango experience of all-day & all-night tango dancing, with famous DJs from around the world, plus live tango orchestra with top musicians & tango performances and a 4-day intensive tango workshops with HORACIO GODOY, one of the best Argentine Tango dancer & teacher in the world. And intensive tango workshops for ALL LEVELs (including absolute beginners) by BULENT KARABAGLI & LINA CHAN if you want a boost of your level of tango and join the main dance hall!
For more details: www.torontotangoexperience.com
Location: Polish Combatant’s Hall (SPK) — 206 Beverley Street
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: The Second City – 51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way)
12 Noon Matinee: EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ. 3:30pm: RED HOT RAMBLE featuring Alison
Young-Sax. 7:00pm: PETER HILL QUINTET featuring Chris Gale-Sax. 9:45pm: Montreal’s JOHN
RONEY TRIO featuring DAMIEN SCHMITT: John Roney-Piano, Remi Jean LeBlanc-Bass, & France’s
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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