August 8, 2014
Friday, August 8th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Retro Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)
Join us August 8th aboard Mariposa Cruises’ Showboat for the Retro Dinner Cruise! Your throwback evening includes a three hour cruise through Toronto’s spectacular Harbourfront and a delicious buffet-style dinner prepared fresh by our chef. Dance the night away while our DJ spins retro tracks and enjoy a cocktail from our fully licensed cash bar.
Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of seven distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.
Tori Amos returns to Massey Hall on a worldwide tour in support of Unrepentant Geraldines, her brand new studio album, to be released May 13th in the North America.
Multiple Grammy nominations, Tori Amos is one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. A pioneer across multiple platforms, she was the first major label artist to offer a single for download, has had her songs turned into graphic novels, and has produced groundbreaking videos throughout her career. She is renowned for her passionate and broad fan-base, her critically and commercially successful tours, and her ever evolving live show.
Tickets: www.masseyhall.com or 416-872-4255
Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
You’re invited to join thousands of people around the world for the largest meditation gathering in history.
Join Deepak Chopra, Gabrielle Bernstein, and Grammy-award winning artist India Arie online for this historic event. Together, we’ll break the Guinness World Record for the largest group meditation in history on August 8 at 12pm EST.
Deepak Chopra and Gabrielle Bernstein will lead the live meditation and set the collective intention for inner peace; India Arie be performing live as you slip into stillness.
Help us break the world record. Register for this free event at globalmeditation.chopra.com or join us live at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. For more information on how to buy tickets click here: events.brightstarevents.net/featured/a-global-meditation-for-world-peace
Westin Harbour Castle — 1 Harbour Square
John Legend is a superlative R’nB singer. Since his debut album he has been on an upward trajectory. His career seems to know no bounds. This summer he is riding the crest of a wave with his mega-hit “All Of Me,” one of the best songs to hit the airwaves in a while. It might be contender for “Song of the Summer.” His is also an actor and has won an impressive nine Grammy Awards. His velvet voice can also be heard on tracks by Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, and Britney Spears.
For tickets: www.LiveNation.com
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Friday August 8th at 8:00-10:30 pm
Tales of intrigue, betrayal, and revenge abound on this scavenger hunt after dark through Toronto’s most haunted places… Bring a flashlight and a steady nerve as you uncover some of prim Toronto’s grisly past.
On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don’t collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com/haunted-toronto/.
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
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
August 8 – 10, 2014. Greektown Taste of the Danforth sponsored by Krinos is one of Toronto’s signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer – from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children’s games! Come enjoy the culture that makes the Danforth a year round destination. Greektown Taste of The Danforth sponsored by Krinos Kicks off its 20th Year!
Location: Danforth Avenue (East of Broadview Avenue)
August 2-10, 2014. Williams, Sharapova and Canada’s own Aleksandra Wozniak return to Toronto to compete in the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre, York University.
Visit www.rogerscup.com or call for details.