August 10, 2014
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.
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
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
Motley Crue burst on the scene with the electrifying “Live Wire” and never looked back. They can rev up a concert like a Harley and speed down the highway unmolested. Some of their innumerable great albums are Dr. Feelgood, Girls, Girls, Girls, and Red, White & Crue. Never shy about rocking out a stage Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars have the wherewithal to really shake up an audience.
For tickets: www.LiveNation.com
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West
Sunday August 10th at 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Uncover history, folklore, graffiti and street foods of the world in this scavenger hunt through Toronto’s most multicultural corner. Explore early Toronto architecture, haunted locales, teahouses, vintage shops and ethnic markets – all while answering our tricky questions.
Rescue your tastebuds from blandness! Try exotic eats from the four corners of the globe. This is a two-in-one adventure: answer the tricky questions found on other Urban Capers scavenger hunts while noshing on nibbles to score maximum points. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com/kensington_culinary_adventure/.
August 10, 3pm – Trinity Square
Folk songwriter Claire Morrison was born where two rivers meet, and makes music because she must. Spurred by a fierce devotion to beauty and tempered by sharp realism, hers are songs characterized by both light and dark, sweetness and melancholy. Breaking onto the scene in 2010 with Winnipeg-based duo Fire & Smoke, the 22-year-old poet delivers haunting solo numbers with fearless intimacy. Her rich, resonant voice can take you away and bring you home, her words can cut you deep and lift you up. Whatever the case may be, this Manitoban songstress offers up spare, stormy folk with a lot of heart.
For more information: clairemorrison.bandcamp.com
The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street
Steam Whistle Brewing for the third year hosts the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival in their own backyard for what Toronto Life Magazine named as one of the top 5 beer festivals to attend in Toronto. The independent craft brewer will transform Roundhouse Park into a great outdoor festival where long-time beer fans and those newly discovering the craft beer movement can sample & savour offerings from local producers. From 12noon to 7pm the weekend of August 9th-10th, attendees will be able to pair flavourful ales, crisp lagers, seasonal and experimental beers with fare from gourmet food trucks, all within a park setting while local indie bands entertain.
“We’ve been overwhelmed with such positive feedback about the Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival that we’ve made it bigger and better to showcase even more local craft beer talent without losing the original vibe of the festival,” explains Tim McLaughlin, Steam Whistle Brand Manager and festival organizer. “Our goal is to create a relaxed atmosphere for beer exploration and education. It’s just such a great event combining good people, good eats and great beer.”
The festival, which continues to grow in popularity, expands this year both in space and in attractions. This year patrons can expect more beer varieties with 20 different craft brewers, showcasing the re-emergence of craft beer and a greater diversity of crowd pleasing food trucks. New editions to the craft beer roaster include Railway City Brewing, Highlander Brew Co. and Side Launch Brewing to name a few. The festival setup provides plenty of room to linger and learn from Ontario Craft Brewers.
Roundhouse Craft Beer Fest website: www.craftbeerfest.ca
Twitter hash tag: #RHCBF
The festival showcases beers from the association of Ontario Craft Brewers, who have a passion to re-kindle and keep alive the spirit of traditional brewing. Independent ownership, smaller batches, artisanal styles, quality ingredients, all-natural and undiluted beers are hallmarks of their Brewing Philosophy & Standards. www.ontariocraftbrewers.com
The Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival will benefit the Toronto Rail Heritage Museum in the adjacent Roundhouse Park, just outside the doors of host, Steam Whistle Brewing – 255 Bremner Blvd. Toronto. Phone (416) 362-2337 ext 246.
Sampling glasses can be purchased in advance for $20 at www.craftbeerfest.ca or for $25 at the door. Beer will only be served in the official glasses with beer sampling tickets costing $1 (glasses can be re-used on the 2nd day of the festival). Food can be purchased with cash. This is an Age of Majority event.