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August 22, 2013

Russell Brand

Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce that British actor and comedian Russell Brand will be hitting select Canadian cities this summer! Don’t miss Russell with his brand new live show in Toronto on Thursday, August 22 at The Sony Centre at 8pm.

Since exploding to US stardom in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, British actor and stand-up comedian Russell Brand has established himself as one of the comedy world’s true heavyweights. However, before hitting the big screen, Russell toured throughout the UK, Australia and the US, and released three stand-up specials: Shame (2006), Russell Brand: Only Joking (2007), and Russell Brand: Scandalous (2009). Russell has also hosted both the MTV Movie Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards (twice).

The star of such box office hits as Get Him To The Greek, Rock Of Ages, Arthur, Hop, Bedtime Stories, Despicable Me and The Tempest, Brand can currently be seen hosting his wildly popular unscripted late-night series, Brand X on FX Network, which was recently renewed for a second season. Brand has also written two books, the New York Times bestseller My Booky Wook: A Memoir Of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up, as well the follow up, My Booky Wook 2: This Time, It’s Personal.

He is currently in pre-production for Paramount Pictures’ The Hauntrepreneur produced by Michael Bay, and is slated to star in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut later this year, which though untitled, probably won’t be Juno 2. But don’t quote us on that.

For tickets: www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10004ABBA60B6006?brand=sony&camefrom=cfc_sony_centre_sonyweb_russell_brand

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

Date: August 22, 2013
Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Live Jazz

Chris Gale-Sax, Adrean Farrugia-Piano, Drew Birston-
Bass & Tim Shia-Drums.
9:30pm: Aubrey Dayle’s MY ID:
Rich Underhill-Sax,
Robi Botos-Keys,
Rich Brown-Bass, and
Aubrey Dayle-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

Date: August 22, 2013

Surf, Turf & Sail…Foodies on Foot 1 Year Anniversary Party

August 22, 6:00 PM, Surf, Turf & Sail…Foodies on Foot 1 Year Anniversary Party.

In the last year, we have given you the best food experiences in restaurants, on foot, buses, and streetcars throughout the city. For our one year anniversary, we are taking to the water.
Join us for a sailing adventure and foodie feast. The adventure begins with a sailing lesson from the awesome team at Gone Sailing Adventures. This is your chance to learn to sail, or, if you prefer, to just sit back and go for the ride. You can do as much, or as little, as you like. After we learn to sail, we will anchor in the harbour and dine on a delicious feast featuring the products from some of our favourite restaurants and food shops in Toronto. Dine on surf and turf sandwiches, delicious deserts, drinks, and the tastiest treats that Toronto has to offer. No birthday would be complete without some prizes and giveaways.
Join us as we look back and celebrate our first year in business, with the most beautiful view of the great city that we devour every day. Happy Anniversary and cheers to a tasty year ahead!

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/surf-turf-sail-foodies-on-foot-1-year-anniversary-party/

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

Start: July 16, 2013
End: August 25, 2013
Location: Mirvish Productions

Scotiabank Buskerfest

There is much to celebrate at the 2013 Scotiabank Buskerfest and that celebration will be taking place in our new home on Downtown Yonge Street.
The longest and most vibrant street in the world will become the venue for the largest Epilepsy event in the world and North America’s largest
Street Performer Festival!

The largest festival in the Toronto summer entertainment season, the festival is spontaneous, colourful, and bursting with the unexpected.
There is something for everyone; silent comedy and slapstick, daredevils and musicians, high skill circus acts and a wide variety of music, clowns,
contortionists, acrobats, aerialists, puppets, fire and a few things we have no words to describe.

Website: www.torontobuskerfest.com

Location: Yonge Street (between Queen and College Streets)

Start: August 22, 2013
End: August 25, 2013
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The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream

Produced and directed by rock legend Steven Van Zandt and lighting/projection wizard Marc Brickman, The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream is a hybrid of a Rock concert and a Broadway show, Rock N’ Soul dance party meets the Jersey Boys. A bioconcert that is completely original in its concept, Once Upon A Dream was a sold-out hit on Broadway, thrilling audiences and critics alike. More than just a concert experience, the audience is taken through the history of The Rascals, and the history of the 1960s through their music, which includes such smash hits as “Good Lovin’”,”Lonely Too Long”, “It’s a Beautiful Morning”, “How Can I Be Sure” and “Groovin’.” Their story is told through a combination of live narrative and performance, film reenactments of pivotal moments in history for the band, and archival performance and news footage.

The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream has audiences dancing in the aisles every night. A feel-good experience for everyone who loves music, and a wildly entertaining story of one of America’s most influential rock bands. Don’t miss it!

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Royal Alexandra Theatre — 260 King Street West

Start: August 13, 2013
End: August 25, 2013
Location: Mirvish Productions

YDS presents City Cinema: CULT CLASSICS

From June 25 – August 27, YDS presents City Cinema: CULT CLASSICS, free outdoor screenings of classic cult films, at sunset, every Tuesday. Films include the hilarious “Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” the beyond-quirky “Napoleon Dynamite,” and all time cult classic, “The Godfather.”

For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets

YDS-City Cinema
Start: June 25, 2013
End: August 27, 2013
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Brampton Thursday Night Concert Series

The series offers a free concert in Gage Park in downtown Brampton, held Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m, June to September. See the website for more information.

For more details: www.bramptondowntown.com

Location: Gage Park — Brampton, Ontario