August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013 – Action packed from start to finish JAMBANA™ is a one of a kind festival that is fun for the whole family demonstrating the rhythms, tastes and flavours of Canadians of African, Jamaican and Caribbean heritage. The food, craft, entertainment, children’s rides, domino tournament, health villages, travel and trade provide something for everyone.
For more details: www.jambana.com
July 13 – August 5, 2013. The IRIE Music Festival (IRIEFEST) is a multi-day, music and arts festival that will celebrate its 11th anniversary in 2013. IRIEFEST will take place in two of Ontario’s largest cities: Toronto and Mississauga and will present artists in the areas of music, dance, spoken word and visual arts. The festival will also include an awards event, a greening initiative and an historic component. IRIEFEST Toronto will take place Nathan Phillips Square, August 2 to 5. IRIEFEST Mississauga will take place on July 13th and 14th at Mississauga Celebration Square.
For more details: www.iriemusicfestival.com
Multi-Platinum selling, Grammy® Award winning recording artist Drake, announced today that the 4th annual hip hop summer festival OVO FEST will for the first time span two days and take place August 4th and 5th at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Tickets to OVO FEST go on sale May 24th at 10:00AM and will be available as a two day festival pass, with a limited number of lawn seats available as single day passes. Night one of OVO FEST will feature a headlining performance by rising star Frank Ocean with special guests including James Blake. Night two will be headlined by Drake as well as other artists to be announced. OVO FEST, which last year sold out in seven minutes, will once again see Drake bring hip hop’s most buzzed about artists to his hometown in advance of his upcoming album NOTHING WAS THE SAME.
For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Front Entrance Courtyard Stage.
Teletoon Retro is coming to Toronto Zoo to challenge your classic cartoon knowledge with some Toon Feud trivia questions and giving you the chance to win some awesome prizes. You can also meet two of your favourite cartoon characters, Bugs Bunny and Tweety! Visit teletoonretro.com to find out more about our programming and schedule, and visit toonfeud.com to play our interactive family game!
For more information: www.TorontoZoo.com
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
featuring Tara Davidson-Sax,
led by Ernesto Cervini-Drums.
McNINCH-PAZZANO: Mary-Catherine-Vocals, Jason DeRoche-Guitar, Paul Stouffer-Piano, Mike Grace-Bass, Adam Bowman-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
10:00am to 3:00pm. Great Lakes, Great Water! Water – we share it with a wide range of aquatic creatures, Pacific giant octopus, American eel, Madagascar fishes, Lake Victoria fishes. Visit all these fishes and many others on exhibit at Toronto Zoo as we celebrate all things aquatic.
Visit our website: www.TorontoZoo.com
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
August 3 – August 11, 2013. Williams, Sharapova and Canada’s own Aleksandra Wozniak return to Toronto to compete in the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre, York University.
For more details: www.rogerscup.com
Location: The Rexall Centre — YOrk University
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