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July 28, 2014

Queen + Adam Lambert

Due to overwhelming demand, a second show in Toronto, ON has been added to the Queen + Adam Lambert summer tour. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will now wrap their 24-date tour at Air Canada Centre on Monday, July 28. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: July 28, 2014
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The Kids’ Gallery — Just Like Me: Explore, Imagine, Create

On December 21, come visit the AGO for the opening of The Kids’ Gallery, a space created especially for children and you. Together you can experience art first-hand, learn and have fun.

In this first exhibition of paintings and sculptures, you’ll encounter children from faraway times and places. Some are outside and some are at home, spending time with their family, friends and pets. Has life really changed that much over the years?

Check out the works of art. Make a portrait. Explore the books. Relax and stay a while.

Exhibition-inspired costumes and props are available for visitors to design, dress up and pose for their own portraits. Families are encouraged to post their photographs on Instagram with the #AGOkidsgallery hashtag to see their portrait appear on a screen in the space. The Kids’ Gallery activity centre also includes art books and a drawing station for budding artists inspired by the exhibited works.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: December 21, 2013
End: August 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

July 8 – August 3, 2014. Come take part in North America’s biggest Caribbean-styled Carnival now in its 47th year! See a spectacular parade of more than 20 masquerade bands in the most competitive Carnival competition outside of the Caribbean! The Grand parade is August 2, 2014 at CNE and the Lakeshore.

 
Start: July 8, 2014
End: August 3, 2014
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Sleuth

7:30PM – July 25-26, 29-31, August 1-2, 5-9.

2:00PM – July 26, August 2, 9.

Single Tickets: $32 Subscribe from $87.

An eccentric mystery writer lures his wife’s new lover into a tangled web of deceit, jealousy, drama and intrigue. This exciting, edge-of-your-seat thriller is a puzzle filled with cunning plot twists that not only beg the question “Whodunit?” but “Whodunwhat?”
Directed by Robert Woodcock.

For tickets: www.rosetheatre.ca

Rose Theatre, Brampton — 1 Theatre Lane

 
Start: July 25, 2014
End: August 9, 2014
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Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs

Exhibition features more than 25 large-scale photographs of rural and urban landscapes by internationally acclaimed artist, including scenes of downtown Toronto.

Scott McFarland’s carefully constructed photographs captivate viewers with their subtle impossibilities. Running at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) from May 14 to Aug. 10, 2014, the exhibition Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs brings together more than 40 works by the internationally acclaimed photographer.

Born in 1975 and educated at the University of British Columbia, McFarland now lives and works in Toronto. His works are held in the collections several renowned institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Renowned for his images of West Coast gardens and rustic cabins, McFarland has turned his lens towards Ontario since his relocation to the province in 2009. Scott McFarland: Shacks, Snow, Streets, Shrubs features a variety of familiar Ontario landscapes including the series Caledon, Sugar Shack and Concrete Cottage. Curated by Kitty Scott, the AGO’s curator of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition also includes numerous large-format street photographs, depicting New Orleans, Southampton and downtown Toronto.

For more information: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas St. West

 
Start: May 14, 2014
End: August 10, 2014
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Toronto, Ontario

Sixteen Scandals

The Second City is thrilled to present our Spring 2014 Mainstage Revue, Sixteen Scandals — a daring new collection of satirical sketches, songs and improvisations from Toronto’s premier comedy troupe.

The Second City invites you to take break from obsessively updating your news-feed, and join us for an evening of laughter with a room full of real live humans. Together, we’ll as strip away all pretenses, and unmask the true motivations behind our unhealthy fascination with political train wrecks, media fiascoes, and red-carpet meltdowns.

Our fully-licensed theatre offers a full bar and food menu, with table service available throughout the performance.

Created & Performed by: Ashley Botting, Craig Brown, Sarah Hillier, Allison Price, Connor Thompson & Kevin Vidal.

Directed by: Chris Earle • Assistant to Director: Dale Boyer

Musical Director: Matthew Reid • Stage Manager: Christina Cicko

PERFORMANCES:

Tues- Thurs: 8:00 pm — $25

Friday: 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm — $29

Saturday: 7:30 pm & 10:00 pm — $29

Sunday: 7:30 pm — $25

Dinner & Show packages available, as well as Student and Group Discounts.

The Second City – 51 Mercer Street, Toronto

Box Office: 416-343-0011

Website: www.secondcity.com

 
Start: May 1, 2014
End: August 10, 2014
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Tuesday Night Races

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Join the Gone Sailing Adventures Race Teams on Tuesday nights as we have fun, lighthearted races with all of our boats.

Each evening starts with a race briefing by the Skippers and we head out to the Humber Bay Race Course.

Participants play and active role on the race team steering the boat, trimming sails, tacking, gybing and calling penalties against other teams and being “rail meat.”

The evening end rafting the boats together with a BBQ & Swim Blue Flagged beach at Hanlan’s Point to enjoy the fresh clear waters of Lake Ontario.

Includes dinner and refreshments.

Limited Space to 30.

For more information and reservations: www.gonesailingadventures.com/#!special-sails/cgwf

 
Start: June 8, 2014
End: August 12, 2014
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CNE Announes The Return of HorseCapades

Fun and interactive horse show is FREE to enjoy before the CNE officially opens its gates.

The fun of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) gallops into Toronto early with HorseCapades, a delightful and interactive program that introduces fans of all ages to the wonder of horses. In its 10th consecutive year, HorseCapades returns to the CNE beginning July 27, 2014, at the Horse Place, Exhibition Place. It offers visitors the chance to pet and feed horses, learn about grooming and shoeing, guess a horse’s weight, meet a mare and foal, as well as enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride.

NEW this year, HorseCapades is expanding to include a spectacular trick-riding show, HorsePower Live!, debuting on July 27. Set to original music, HorsePower Live! showcases the pageantry, power, and precision of riders and horses performing remarkable feats such as barrel racing, trick riding, roping, and hip hop dressage in the Horse Palace Ring.

“HorseCapades and HorsePower Live! bring the enchantment of horses to the heart of the city,” says David Bednar, CNE General Manager. “Families don’t have to travel far to enjoy a taste of the rural life and get up close with one of nature’s most intelligent animals. It’s fun, educational, and a great way to spend the day indoors – not to mention it’s free for everyone!”

HorseCapades is truly a fun and affordable outing for the entire family, individuals and groups to escape the city life. Groups of 10 or more people are asked to make reservations by emailing horsecapades@theex.com, or go to www.TheEX.com for more information.

HorseCapades Interactive Program Schedule: July 27 – August 14 *.

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm, daily.

HorsePower Live! Shows twice daily at 11:30am & 1:00pm.

Price: Free!

Location: CNE Horse Palace

* There will be no HorseCapades program or HorsePower Live! shows on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

 
Start: July 27, 2014
End: August 14, 2014
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Church Street Caper

Friday July 18th and Friday August 15th, 7:00-9:30 pm

Walk in the footsteps of scandalous public officials, pioneers of the 1790s and the 1970s, artists, dancers, gambling kingpins, hockey legends, and of course queens, fairies and riot grrls. Find hidden places, secret stories, and maybe even a ghost or two on this exciting scavenger hunt through old Molly Wood’s Bush.

On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don’t collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humorous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com/church-street-caper/.

 
Start: July 18, 2014
End: August 15, 2014
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Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity

From the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex, June 22, 2014 – August 17, 2014 (Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM).

FREE ADMISSION courtesy of the RBC Foundation.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art — 952 Queen Street West

MOCCA presents “Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity”, in partnership with WorldPride 2014, an exhibition acknowledging many of the familiar archetypes associated with queer culture – sexuality, camp, celebrity, rainbows. The exhibition looks beyond these to examine reciprocal ways that gay and mainstream representation have influenced each other, and in doing so have contributed to shaping aspects of our culture and identities over the last several decades. Artworks from “Over the Rainbow” are drawn from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex.

Featured artists include Stephen Andrews, Attila Richard Lukacs, Public Studio, Justine Kurland, Betty Goodwin, General Idea, Andy Fabo, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Annie Leibowitz, Herb Ritts and many more.

Website: www.mocca.ca

 
Start: June 22, 2014
End: August 17, 2014
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