August 29, 2013
Poster girl and winner of the inaugural season of American Idol, Kelly Clarkson proves with each release she has staying power in the music business and on the charts. Her vocals are powerful at times and soothing at others. She can deliver a tune with much aplomb and self-assurance. Some of the hits she’s provided over the years are “Since You’ve Been Gone,” “A Moment Like This,” “Miss Independent,” and more recently the uber-hit “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”. Only she can turn a Nietzsche phrase into a massive hit!
Maroon 5, fronted by Adam Levine, release hit after hit. Their singles “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved” earned them a place as one of the best contemporary bands. They have sold 10 million albums in the United States alone. Their song “Moves Like Jagger,” which references the lead vocalist from The Rolling Stones, has become ingrained in our consciousness with its catchy hook and lyrics.
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
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
6:30pm: WORST POP BAND EVER:
Chris Gale-Sax, Adrean Farrugia-Piano, Drew Birston-
Bass & Tim Shia-Drums.
PARC-X TRIO: Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier-Piano,
Alex Lefaivre-Bass, and
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
Every Friday night, Harbourfront Centre brings you the hottest DJs in town spinning on the Redpath Stage,
with a side of your favorite fried gourmet cuisine. Visit the World Café for your weekly deep fried food treat.
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
Friday nights just got a whole lot tastier! Deep-fried goodness and sizzling tunes take over Toronto’s waterfront with Harbourfront Centre’s newest summer-long experience – DJ Deep Fried Fridays, from June 28 through to August 30 at 7 p.m.
Gather friends, pack up the kids and head down to Harbourfront Centre for an outdoor showcase that explores the tastes and sounds that reflect distant lands and local terrains.
DJ Deep Fried Fridays kicks off with Canada Day Weekend Celebrations, June 28. Tasty potato swirls are available for purchase at World Café while listening to the amazing sounds of Dr. Jay de Soca Prince on the Redpath Stage. Throughout the summer, an array of music genres will be paired with tasty exotic treats such as Latin music with chifles (fried plantain chips), electronic beats with beavertails, reggae with festivals (a popular Jamaican fried dough), Korean pop music with samosas, and so much more.
At every DJ Deep Fried Friday, come experience the combination of food and music that reflect Harbourfront Centre’s cultural discourse every weekend throughout the summer season.
For additional information and event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay revitalization, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere.
During your visit, take a break and enjoy a lovely picnic on the enchanted grounds of Casa Loma. We’ll do the work; you just pick up your basket, spread out the blanket, and relax in the sunshine.
Picnic Basket for Two: $25.50 (taxes included). Available Wednesday to Sunday.
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Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace
It’s not always fun being the smallest. Unless you are the world’s smallest ninja!
This summer, The Second City is pleased to bring you a hilarious new adventure for all ages, Princess Polly and the World’s Smallest Ninja. Come along as Princess Polly sets out to save the kingdom, with the help of a tiny ninja, whose skills will baffle your eyes!
Complete with wonderful original songs, a heart-warming tale, and plenty of surprises, Princess Polly is a production that will delight kids and parents alike!
Recommended for ages 5 – 102. Performances: July 4 to September 1.
Thursdays & Sundays at 1:00pm. (Doors open at 12:30pm).
Tickets: Individual Tickets $14. Family 4-Packs $45.
For groups of 10 or more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: The Second City – 51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way)
This summer, see Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy Macbeth and early comedy The Taming of the Shrew under the stars. Both works will be playing outdoors throughout the summer on alternate nights, a rare repertoire summer at Shakespeare in High Park. This pay-what-you-can event is one of Toronto’s favourite traditions.
Please note: When you make a contribution, our ticketing system will assign you a random seat number for each ticket. Because all reservations are general admission, please disregard any seat number that appears in your shopping cart and confirmation receipt.
Location: High Park
The world’s largest celebration of video games making its first Canadian appearance, Game On 2.0 features game design, development, and production including multiplayer games, handheld devices, original concept and character art, and the history’s most influential arcade machines. From Pong to Guitar Hero; the Ontario Science Centre will host Game On 2.0 which offers a hands-on exploration of video game history and culture. Visitors will experience more than 60 years of gaming entertainment and technology; from the very first commercial coin-operated game to the latest in virtual reality and 3D gaming.
Game On 2.0 tracks the development of video games from the earliest computer games to arcade-era hits and the very latest from today’s multi-billion dollar industry with more than 150 playable games from across the history of the medium – including pinball games – as well as rarely-seen consoles, controllers and collectables.
Location: Ontario Science Centre – 770 Don Mills Road
Visit the Ontario Science Centre website for more information.
Game On 2.0 is an exhibition organized and toured by the Barbican Centre which is owned and funded by the City of London Corporation. Game On 2.0 is presented by triOS College. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. Media Partner: The Toronto Star