August 9, 2013
Pat Benatar is primed to hit audiences with her best shot when she and longtime guitarist (and husband) Neil “Spyder” Giraldo get to town. An ’80s icon whose star shines unabated, the “Love is a Battlefield” singer has burnished her rock ’n’ roll sound with the invaluable help of Giraldo, a producer, arranger, songwriter and scorching guitar player.
For tickets: www.MasseyHall.com
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
On Friday, August 9, YDS will hold the biggest birthday party any ten-year-old has ever seen and everyone is invited! First, spectacular buskers will entertain the crowds while activities abound. The beer garden opens at 4pm, and beginning at 7pm, a line-up of Canadian musical superstars will entertain into the evening, including Divine Brown, Royal Wood and Spirit of the West!
For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets
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.
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
August 9 – 11, 2013 – Greektown Taste of the Danforth sponsored by Pilaros is one of Toronto’s signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer – from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children’s games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination. Greektown Taste of The Danforth sponsored by Pilaros Kicks off it’s 20th Year!
For more infomation: www.tasteofthedanforth.com
Location: Danforth Avenue (east of Broadview)
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