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August 8, 2013

Live Jazz

6:30pm: WORST POP BAND EVER: Chris Gale-Sax, Adrean Farrugia-Piano, Drew Birston-Bass,
Tim Shia-Drums. 9:45pm: ROBI BOTOS-SIDE ‘A’/ SIDE ‘B’ BANDS: SIDE ‘A’ BAND:
Robit Botos-Keyboards, Louis Botos-Electric Bass, & Larnell Lewis-Drums.
SIDE ‘B’ BAND: Pat LaBarbera-Sax, Brian Chahley-Trumpet, Dave Restivo-Piano,
Artie Roth-Bass & Robi Botos-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Date: August 8, 2013
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2013 JACK DONOHUE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC – CANADA vs. JAMAICA

The Canadian men’s national basketball team will compete on home soil in the 2013 edition of the Jack Donohue International Classic. This two-game exhibition series between Team Canada and Team Jamaica will take place in downtown Toronto at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on August 8 & 10 with tip-off at 7:00 p.m. on both nights.

For tickets, please visit www.ticketmaster.ca. More information available at www.basketball.ca.

 
Start: August 8, 2013
End: August 10, 2013
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Help The Toronto Zoo Celebrate Er Shun’s 6th “BEAR”thday! Presented by Coca-Cola

Er Shun, our female giant panda, is turning 6 years old and we want you to help us celebrate. After visiting her and Da Mao at the Giant Panda Experience, join us for panda birthday activities at the Africa Picnic Site. Visitors can participate in panda arts and crafts, interpretive stations, trivia, photo ops, face painting and more! Anyone who shares Er Shun’s August 10th birthday will receive complimentary admission that day.

For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: August 8, 2013
End: August 10, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

Tennis Canada, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank

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

Wizard of Oz

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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

RUNNING TIME

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.

Start: December 20, 2012
End: August 18, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions

Lost in the Memory Place: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

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

 
Start: April 6, 2013
End: August 18, 2013
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Sunday Serenades

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

 
Start: July 7, 2013
End: August 18, 2013
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NHL Team Fan Days

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

 
Start: July 8, 2013
End: August 23, 2013
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Location: Hockey Hall of Fame

The Great Ontario Salmon Derby

July 6 – August 24, 2013. Sponsored by the Toronto Sun, the 17th Annual Great Ontario Salmon Derby is North America’s largest freshwater fishing derby and takes place in the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario attracting participants from Florida, Arizona, Michigan and other US States. They also have participants from England, Germany & Italy on a regular basis. The Derby boasts an average participation of 21,000 people annually over a 50 day period. Fishermen/women compete for various weekly prizes including cash, tackle, rods, reels and for the heaviest salmon caught every week – a 2013 Toyota Matrix! The winner of the overall Derby wins an exciting Grand Prize package including a 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport, a fishing trip for two and a celebration dinner. The event is climaxed with a Fish-off for the 70 prize winners preceding the Awards Ceremony, September 14, 2013 allowing them to win a further $5,000 in cash prizes.

For more sportshows information, complete tournament rules and to order tickets online, visit www.sportshows.ca.

 
Start: July 6, 2013
End: August 24, 2013
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Location: The Great Ontario Salmon Derby

Anything Goes

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theatre history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to Toronto, starring critically-acclaimed actress Rachel York as Reno Sweeney and directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall. The New York Times calls it “MUSICAL-COMEDY JOY” and USA TODAY hails it as “GLORIOUS and EXHUBERANT!”

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

For tickets or information: www.mirvish.com

Location: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West

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Start: July 16, 2013
End: August 25, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions