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August 25, 2013

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

TELUS TAIWANfest

Featuring tantalizing cooking demonstrations and musical performances by some of the top acts in Taiwan and much more. This year’s theme is “Children of the Ocean.”

For more information: www.HarbourfrontCentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: August 23, 2013
End: August 25, 2013
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Location: Harbourfront Centre

Aloha Toronto – A Festival for Autism

Aloha Toronto is the annual Hawaiian-themed weekend festival celebrating the Toronto beaches, and supporting Autism awareness and research.

Aloha Toronto is the annual Hawaiian-themed weekend festival celebrating the Toronto beaches, and supporting Autism awareness and research. Along with top professional surfers from Hawaii and California, Aloha Toronto offers food, drink, vendors, live music, local celebrities, and evening parties to rival any in the city. The event also boasts Surfers Healing’s only Canadian date, and includes their free, world-renowned surf camp for children with autism. The proceeds from Aloha Toronto go to Surfers Healing and Autism Ontario to continue their great work. Come out, have a great time, and support a great cause. Visit alohatoronto.com for details and to register a child with autism for the free Surfers Healing Camp.

Map: goo.gl/maps/Q7zVW

Website: alohatoronto.com

Location: Cherry Beach

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Start: August 24, 2013
End: August 25, 2013
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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
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Location: Mirvish Productions

Live Jazz

12 Noon Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: FREEWAY DIXIELAND
led by Len Gosling-Vocals/Cornet.
7:00pm: BUD POWELL TRIBUTE
featuring Jon Meyer-Bass.
9:30pm: JO BOWDEN Experience:
Pat LaBarbera & Luis Deniz-Sax, Alexis Baro-Trumpet, Robi Botos-Piano, Louis Botos-Bass & Jo Bowden-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

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Date: August 25, 2013
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Orangutan Awareness Weekend

Did you know? The Toronto Zoo is the only Zoo in Canada with Sumatran orangutans! Check out an orangutan enrichment interpretive station, artifacts, and artwork painted by one of our talented orangutans. Take part in the sealed-bid auction for your chance to win a number of prizes, including a one-year Membership to the Toronto Zoo, orangutan art and more! Join us for a special Orangutan Keeper Talk at 1:00pm daily and find out how YOU can commit to conservation efforts to help the extremely endangered Sumatran orangutans.

For more information please visit: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: August 24, 2013
End: August 25, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

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

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Start: June 25, 2013
End: August 27, 2013
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Location: Yonge-Dundas Square

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

Tasty Thursdays

The Tasty Thursdays series at Nathan Phillips Square starts July 11 and will run weekly to August 29 – from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can buy delectable international dishes served by participating restaurants for $7 or less while enjoying free noon-hour concerts featuring world music acts based in Toronto. The complete performance schedule and vendor list is available at www.toronto.ca/special_events/thursdays.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen Street West

 
Start: July 11, 2013
End: August 29, 2013
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