August 17, 2013
Comedy for Kids!
It’s playtime! The Second City’s performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show! It’s an hour of interactive, family-friendly games and laughs. Young audience members are encouraged to shout out ideas and even join the fun on stage!
Perfect for ages 13 and under. Snacks and beverages available within our comfortable theatre.
Approx running time: 60 minutes
The Second City — 51 Mercer St., Toronto (2 blocks north of the CN Tower)
Saturdays at 1:00pm
Until November 12.
Individual Tickets: $12 plus tax
Family 4-Packs: $40 plus tax (available at box office or by phone 416-343-0011 or 1-800-263-4485)
Visit The Second City website for more information.
Fresh off their acclaimed 25th Anniversary Tour, Blue Rodeo return to play their annual summer show at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre August 17th!
This past winter saw the band play to more the seventy thousand fans across 25 Canadian cities. From Whitehorse to Hamilton, from St. John’s to Victoria and everywhere in between they were met with sold out crowds and critical acclaim.
For packages: www.reservations.seetorontonow.com/LN.asp?
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
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
Saturday, August 17 at 12 pm.
Join Chef and Cityline personality Jason Parsons in celebrating the bounty of summer in wine country with a wine and food pairing experience like no other. Begin your afternoon with a tour of the estate vegetable garden and learn how Chef Parsons works with local farmers to create award-winning cuisine. Following the tour, relax in our Wine Garden as Chef Parsons and his culinary team create a garden-inspired 4 course menu. While pairing each course with some of our favourite summer wines, enjoy one of the best vineyard views in Niagara.
Cost: $95 per guest, $89 for wine club members.
Book by calling 1.888.673.5537 ext. 2 or visiting www.peller.com
Peller Estates Winery — 290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Saturday, August 17; 6:30 pm Reception; 7:00 pm Dinner.
Many of our growers celebrate the dog-days of summer by dining in the same vineyards and orchards they care for every day. Here at Trius Winery at Hillebrand, we take this communal dining tradition and ‘super-size’ it. Join us for a dining experience next to our vines at the longest table we have at our winery with Winemaker Craig McDonald, his harvest team and our growers. Indulge in four courses of casually served Wine Country cuisine paired with some of Craig’s favourite wines.
Cost: $140 per person, plus taxes and gratuities.
Call 1-800-582-8412 ext. 2 or visit www.triuswines.com
Location: Trius Winery at Hillebrand — 1249 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
The 501 Queen Streetcar route is the longest surface route in North America AND one of the longest in the world! This line runs approximately 24.8 kilometres (15.4 miles) traversing Toronto from the east-west. You will go through countless distinct Toronto neighbourhoods and experience the many faces of Toronto. Our tour will visit 6 neighbourhoods & 6 stops! Ding ding….time to hop aboard!
Approximately 4.5 hours in length.
Tickets are $65-76 plus HST and include your guided tour and all tastings.
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!
12 Noon Matinee: DANNY MARKS & FRIENDS. 3:30pm: MISSISSAUGA BIG BAND led by Rob Boniface.
7:00pm: Montreal’s ANDRE LEROUX. 9:45pm: 2013 Markham Jazz Festival Concert Series – From New York:
DAVE DOUGLAS QUINTET: Dave Douglas-Trumpet, Jon Iragabon-Sax, Matt Mitchell-Piano, Linda
Oh-Bass & Rudy Royston-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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