August 24, 2014
Canada will be playing their first two matches in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 right here at Toronto’s National Soccer Stadium (BMO Field)! The competition serves as the preeminent international showcase for the future stars of women’s soccer world-wide. Visit the website below for ticket information, match schedules, volunteer registration, photos, videos and more. The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is the greatest stage for the world’s future stars of international soccer. It is a celebration that unites all nations and we look forward to celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with you.
For tickets: www.FIFA.com/Canada2014
Venue: National Soccer Stadium (BMO Field), Exhibition Place
At a live multi-media press conference from MILK Studios in Los Angeles, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK and Jared Leto of THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS announced they will join forces this summer for The Carnivores Tour, with special guest AFI.
Fans were able to watch and participate in the hi-tech conference in real-time, through VyRT, an interactive social media theater that enables live events to be broadcast in high quality worldwide.
The Carnivores Tour, sponsored in-part by Infinity and promoted by Live Nation, will kick-off on Friday, August 8 in West Palm Beach at the Cruzan Amphitheatre and will hit 25 cities in every part of the country and will include three shows in Canada. The three multi-platinum bands will bring an unforgettable night of music featuring some of the biggest rock & alternative radio hits from the past decade.
In explaining the unusual name of the tour, co-lead singer of LINKIN PARK Mike Shinoda says, “Carnivores is a metaphor that is meant to convey an appetite for something visceral and substantive, and I feel that’s exactly the hunger this tour will feed.” Jared Leto of THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS adds, ”We are so excited to join our friends on this epic journey. It’s going to be the adventure of a lifetime.”
For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca
Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced that Steely Dan will hit the road again in 2014, taking their “Jamalot Ever After” Tour across the U.S. and Canada. At “Jamalot Ever After,” concertgoers can expect an evening of the same high-level of musical excellence.
Onstage, Donald and Walter will be joined by those same eight “brilliant” supporting musicians: Keith Carlock on drums, Freddie Washington on bass, Jim Beard on keyboards, Jon Herington on guitar, Michael Leonhart on trumpet and keys, Jim Pugh on trombone, Roger Rosenberg on baritone saxophone and Walt Weiskopf on saxophone, along with three “superb,” soulful songbirds: La Tanya Hall, Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery and Cindy Mizelle. Together, they will treat audiences to selections from The Dan’s extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics, punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles.
For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front St. East
Taiwan is a country built on the legacy of global traditions and cultures that have marked its shores. Join us for a weekend wander down the path of music, dance, art and food that invigorates the island nation.
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
15th AnnualScotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto.
Announces New and Returning Acts from around the Globe!
AUGUST 21-24, 2014 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood.
Epilepsy Toronto is pleased to present their signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. In partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, they are proud to announce an outstanding roster of international and Canadian acts, both new and returning, for the 15th edition of Toronto’s international street performers festival. Scotiabank BuskerFest runs Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood, from Queen to College Streets and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park and Yonge-Dundas Square).
An estimated one-and-a-half million spectators attended the festival last year – an astounding success for its first year along the downtown Yonge Street corridor. Organizers are anticipating at least as many this year, as more buskers than ever before – over 120 of the best street performers in over 50 acts from across the country and around the globe – bring their world-class talents to Canada’s most populous city.
Buskers retain proceeds from “the hat” passed after their performances except for shows on the Scotiabank Stage in Yonge-Dundas Square: for the first time ever, each performing act will be doing one performance on this stage over the course of the weekend, and all proceeds will go to Epilepsy Toronto!
<p>Sunday, August 24, 3pm – Trinity Square
What if you were having a jam session and you’d invited Bessie Smith, Jimmie Rodgers, Ola Belle Reed, Hank Williams and maybe Cliff Edwards and Ray Charles were gonna come over a little later, and you needed a band? Well, Kristine Schmitt and her Special Powers would be happy to help out!
Kristine’s songwriting somehow manages to sound both vintage and immediate. Brand-new tunes with an old-time urgency, you’re never quite sure if what you’re hearing was written last week or whether it’s a tune that’s been around the block a few times.
And the band? Her Special Powers (Jay Danley, Sam Petite and Burke Carroll) take Kristine’s powerful, pure delivery and add crackerjack swing guitar and bass and a gorgeous layer of lonesome steel guitar. Fold in some rare and unusual old tunes and that session is gonna have to go all night long!
The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street
Conservation Connection Centre, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Did you know? The Toronto Zoo isn’t just the only Zoo in Canada to have Giant pandas but we also have Sumatran orangutans! Check out our special orangutan enrichment interpretive station, artifacts, and artwork painted by one of our talented orangutans. Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered with the wild population experiencing habitat loss of 80% half of that in the last 20 years caused by palm oil cultivation, logging and mining. Join us in the Indo-Malaya Pavilion for a special Orangutan Keeper Talk at 1:00 pm daily and find out how YOU can commit to conservation efforts to help the extremely endangered Sumatran orangutans at home and abroad.
*Please note all events subject to change without notice.
Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue
Registration 8:30 am – 11:00 am.
Event Activities run until 3:00 pm.
Now in its fourth year, Walk for the Children is a great day for families to spend time together and help raise significant funds for children in need of life-saving surgeries. Participants enjoy a day at the Toronto Zoo, trekking along a scenic 5K route. Stations are set up along the way where children can have their “explorer passport” stamped adding to the sense of adventure. The walk concludes at the Savanna picnic site with a BBQ lunch and children’s entertainment, games and activities. All proceeds from this event go to the Herbie Fund. The Herbie Fund’s mission is to bring children from around the world to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) for life-saving or life-altering surgeries – surgeries that are not available to them in their home countries because of high costs and lack of medical expertise. Since its inception in 1979, Herbie Fund has changed the lives of more than 700 children from over 100 countries around the world. To register and begin fundraising, or for more information, visit www.herbiefund.com/wftc.asp.
Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue
The Second City Touring Company comes home to Toronto for an unforgettable night of classic and original sketch comedy and trademark improvisation. Featuring the next generation of talent, The Best of The Second City delivers some of our funniest material from the past fifty years, as well as wild unpredictable laughs inspired by the audience’s suggestions.
Located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, The Second City’s intimate cabaret-style theatre offers table service of an affordable food and bar menu throughout the performance.
Featuring The Second City’s National Touring Company:
Leigh Cameron, Devon Hyland, Hayley Kellett, Etan Muskat, Kirsten Rasmussen & Kevin Whalen.
Director: Paul Bates
Musical Director: Lee Cohen
Stage Manager: Meg Maguire
PERFORMANCES: MONDAYS at 8:00pm • $14.00
Find out more about our Dinner & Show packages. Student and Group Discounts available.
Box Office: 416-343-0011
The Second City — 51 Mercer Street, Toronto