August 15, 2013
Kenny Chesney has announced 28 new dates for his 2013 ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour, making it one of the year’s biggest tours. The winner of 2012′s Billboard Touring ‘Top Package’ Award – for the year’s top-grossing tour – and “Road Warrior” Award – celebrating uncommon work ethic, professionalism and artistic integrity – Chesney is on his way to his 11th consecutive tour with more than one million tickets sold. The 46-date ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour began March 16 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
For packages: www.reservations.seetorontonow.com/LN.asp?
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
6:30pm: WORST POP BAND EVER: Chris Gale-Sax, Adrean Farrugia-Piano, Drew Birston-Bass,
& Tim Shia-Drums. 9:30pm: Boston’s SHARONI QUARTET: Benny Sharoni-Sax, Adrean Farrugia-Piano,
Jon Maharaj-Bass, Steve Langone-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
Back by popular demand Epic Cruises and The Yoga Sanctuary is holding its second yoga event aboard the River Gambler! Join us on August 15, 2013 to get Zen while cruising along the Harbourfront. This class will be taught by instructors Cynthia Funk and Orlando Batista from The Yoga Sanctuary.
$25.00 per ticket.
Boarding: 6:30pm, Sail: 7:00pm and Return: 9:30pm.
Pier 31- 333 Lakeshore Blvd East Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1B6
Bring your own mat. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Toronto Port Authority (TPA) is bringing back its highly anticipated free movie festival, Sail-In Cinema™, to the city’s waterfront. For three nights in August, Sugar Beach will be transformed into Toronto’s largest outdoor theatre where lovers of film and the outdoors alike can watch movies on a two-sided screen anchored to a barge on Lake Ontario.
From August 15 to 17 Torontonians, their families and friends, will be able to enjoy movies from land or boat, starting at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) on each of the three nights. The two-sided screen 700-pound screen is four stories tall and will sit on a 60 x 90 foot floating barge.
“Now in its third year, Sail-In Cinema™ has become a fixture on the city’s summer calendar,” says Geoffrey Wilson, TPA President and CEO. “We expect this year’s festival to be even bigger and better and are proud to be one of the unique reasons Torontonians can enjoy and rediscover the waterfront.”
Visit www.sailincinema.com for more information!
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
The Otesha Project is looking for dedicated and adventuresome people to go on a beginner-friendly bike tour from August 10-18, pedalling 250km across the GTA to learn about local + global food issues. Savour local flavours, stay overnight at farms and meet food movement activists. Each tour member fundraises $975 with the help of Otesha’s fundraising resources. Apply at www.otesha.ca
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
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