August 11, 2013
Ontario Craft Brewers have teamed up to host a downtown Toronto beer festival in Roundhouse Park where long-time beer fans and those newly discovering the craft beer movement can sample & savour offerings from local producers. From 12noon to 6pm the weekend of August 10th-11th, attendees will be able to pair spicy ales, crisp lagers, seasonal and experimental beers with fare from gourmet food trucks, all within a park setting – picnic blankets encouraged.
Tim McLaughlin, Steam Whistle Partnerships Manager and festival organizer explains, “Our desire for the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival is to create a relaxed atmosphere of beer exploration and education for Torontonians. Only Ontario Craft Breweries are participating, ensuring premium quality, interesting and locally-made beers will be sampled. The festival setup will provide room to linger and learn from the brewers about their craft. And, pairing our beers with an exciting Food Trucks menu means a great taste experience awaits!”
The Ontario Craft Brewers have a passion to re-kindle and keep alive the spirit of traditional brewing. Independent ownership, smaller batches, artisanal styles, quality ingredients, all-natural and undiluted beers are hallmarks of their Brewing Philosophy & Standards. www.ontariocraftbrewers.com
GIGANTOUR–the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine—returns in 2013 with an incredible new line-up for the tour. In addition to headliner MEGADETH, the multi-artist bill features metal heavyweights BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, HELLYEAH, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION, all personally picked by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine.
For tickets: www.LiveNation.com
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
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
12 Noon Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: RED HOT RAMBLE
featuring Alison Young-Sax.
7:00pm: BUD POWELL TRIBUTE
featuring Lee Wallace-Guitar.
James Hill-Piano, &
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
8:30am to 2:00pm. Walk for the Children puts a unique spin on your typical fundraising walk. Spend the day with your family, perusing one of Canada’s top tourist destinations that includes the highly anticipated Giant Panda Experience! More than just a day at the Zoo – kids get a special “explorer passport” and collect stamps along the route, adding to their sense of adventure. The walk ends at the Savanna site with a picnic lunch, live children’s entertainment, games, free gifts and great prizes.
For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
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