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August 16, 2013

Live Jazz

4:00pm: HOGTOWN SYNCOPATORS. 6:30pm: SARA DELL: Sara Dell-Vocals/Solo Piano.
9:45pm: 2013 Markham Jazz Festival Concert Series – From New York: LIONEL LOUKE TRIO:
Lionel Louke-Guitar/Vocals, Michael Olatuja-Bass and Nate Smith-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: August 16, 2013
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Mosaic – South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga

August 16-17, 2013. 8th annual Mosaic – South Asian Heritage Festival of Mississauga. Traditional and contemporary art, culture and cuisine from South Asia at Mississauga’s City Centre. Free admission and parking.

For more information: www.mosaicfest.com

Sail-In Cinema

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!

 
Start: August 15, 2013
End: August 17, 2013
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Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

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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The Otesha Project’s Pedal to Plate Food & Cycling Tour

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

 
Start: August 10, 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