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August 4, 2013

Category: Festivals and Events

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

July 9 – August 4, 2013. Come take part in North America’s biggest Caribbean-styled Carnival now in its 45th year! See a spectacular parade of more than 20 masquerade bands in the most competitive Carnival competition outside of the Caribbean! The Grand Parade will be August 3rd, 2013.

For more details: www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com

Location: Various Venues

Veld Music Festival

Toronto’s premier electronic music festival, the second annual VELD Music Festival will light up Downsview Park this August 3 and 4 with a star-studded lineup of EDM acts. Spanning across two days and featuring over 30 internationally acclaimed DJs spread across three stages, this year’s festival promises to be an electrifying showcase of some of the most revered names in electronic music, all performing “under the stars.”

WHO: Above & Beyond, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Dirty South, Krewella, Mat Zo, Candyland, Mark Oliver, Deadmau5,
Steve Angello, Dada Life, Madeon, Thomas Gold, Adventure Club, GTA, The Knocks, and Manzone & Strong.

All tickets are two day passes and include entry to both Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. There will be no one day passes offered for VELD 2013.

Both days 11am to 11pm.

All tickets are two day passes and include entry to both Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. There will be no one day passes offered for VELD 2013.

Taxes, service charge & venue facility fee are applicable.

For more information and tickets please visit: www.veldmusicfestival.com

Location: Downsview Park — 1-35 Carl Hall Road

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Start: August 3, 2013
End: August 4, 2013
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Foodies on Foot Favourites Tour

6:00pm. Fresh off of an international food journalist press tour, we are taking you on the tour that the food writers experienced…the Foodies on Foot Insider Favourites Food Tour. Everyone loves having an insider. A person that can take them to the hidden gems that only a local industry insider knows. Come with us as we take you to some of our favourite gourmet and specialty food stores and discover many of the distinct neighbourhoods we frequent daily. We will be taking you to 5-7 food merchants and have you discover a few neighbourhoods while having the chance to ride the TTC. This tour is constantly changing, as, we have several favourites in different neighbourhoods, so, no two tours are exactly alike. We will send you the meeting point a few days before the tour begins. This is the tour equivalent of a secret supper club, you never know what to expect!

Approximately 3 – 4 hours.

Tickets are $65-76 plus HST and include your guided tour and all tastings.

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/category/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto/

 
Date: August 4, 2013
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Location: Foodies on Foot

An Evening of Caribbean Jazz & Folk

AN EVENING OF CARIBBEAN JAZZ & FOLK: Featuring Etienne Charles, Live in Toronto Sunday, August 4th.

With Special Guests La Petite Musicale, the Eddie Bullen Trio @ Daniels Spectrum.

Etienne Charles, with Special Guests La Petite Musicale, and the Eddie Bullen Trio will be performing live at Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park, 585 Dundas St. East Toronto, ON M5A 2B7 Sunday August 4th, for an Evening of Caribbean Jazz & Folk. Tickets are $40 in Advance available through Ticketweb.ca

As part of his 2013 World Tour Trinidad-born trumpeter Etienne Charles headlines the evening, performing tracks from his new album, Creole Soul being released through Red Distribution/Sony Music Canada on July 23. Creole Soul highlights a myriad of inspirations from Haitian creole chants and blues to bebop and R&B while drawing on an array of rhythms including Rocksteady, Reggae, Belle Air, Kongo and Calypso. To preview Etienne’s 3rd album Creole Soul please go to the link on Soundcloud. An alumnus of the prestigious Juilliard School and Florida State University, Etienne has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. Etienne has been hailed by The New York Times as “an auteur” (Ben Ratliff), by Jazz Times as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism” (Bill Milkowski) and according to Downbeat Magazine “Charles delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world-class ballet dancer.” (Iohn Murph). In June 2012, Etienne was awarded with a US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to the citizens of Trinidad & Tobago and the World. Etienne cooks up an ambrosial bouillabaisse of New World music genres, with Jazz and Calypso standing out as piquant flavours.

TD – IRIE Music Festival

July 13 – August 5, 2013. The IRIE Music Festival (IRIEFEST) is a multi-day, music and arts festival that will celebrate its 11th anniversary in 2013. IRIEFEST will take place in two of Ontario’s largest cities: Toronto and Mississauga and will present artists in the areas of music, dance, spoken word and visual arts. The festival will also include an awards event, a greening initiative and an historic component. IRIEFEST Toronto will take place Nathan Phillips Square, August 2 to 5. IRIEFEST Mississauga will take place on July 13th and 14th at Mississauga Celebration Square.

For more details: www.iriemusicfestival.com

Teletoon Retro Days

Front Entrance Courtyard Stage.

Teletoon Retro is coming to Toronto Zoo to challenge your classic cartoon knowledge with some Toon Feud trivia questions and giving you the chance to win some awesome prizes. You can also meet two of your favourite cartoon characters, Bugs Bunny and Tweety! Visit teletoonretro.com to find out more about our programming and schedule, and visit toonfeud.com to play our interactive family game!

For more information: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: August 3, 2013
End: August 5, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

MAD About Fishes

10:00am to 3:00pm. Great Lakes, Great Water! Water – we share it with a wide range of aquatic creatures, Pacific giant octopus, American eel, Madagascar fishes, Lake Victoria fishes. Visit all these fishes and many others on exhibit at Toronto Zoo as we celebrate all things aquatic.

Visit our website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

 
Start: August 2, 2013
End: August 5, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

Tennis Canada, Rogers Cup presented by National Bank

August 3 – August 11, 2013. Williams, Sharapova and Canada’s own Aleksandra Wozniak return to Toronto to compete in the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre, York University.

For more details: www.rogerscup.com

Location: The Rexall Centre — YOrk University

Lost in the Memory Place: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

The multimedia artworks of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller emphasize aural and visual experiences that transport the viewer to other realms of consciousness. Their work is highly scripted, meticulously detailed and often cinematic in scope, breaking down distinctions between fiction and everyday reality. Through various levels of engagement, the viewer becomes a participant, either witnessing a phenomenon or becoming immersed in a scenario and vitally activating it.

Janet Cardiff began collaborating with fellow Canadian artist and partner George Bures Miller in 1995. When Cardiff and Miller represented Canada at the 49th Venice Biennale with Paradise Institute (2001), they won both La Biennale di Venezia Special Award and the Benesse Prize, which recognizes artists who “break new artistic ground with an experimental and pioneering spirit.” They are now among the foremost artists of their generation, and their work has been shown around the world.

For more detais: www.ago.net/lost-in-the-memory-palace

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: April 6, 2013
End: August 18, 2013
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Sunday Serenades

Every Sunday beginning July 7 and running to August 18 – from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. – you can dance under the stars at Mel Lastman Square in the Sunday Serenades free outdoor concert series. Sunday Serenades features the best of swing, jazz and big-band music. The performance lineup is available at www.toronto.ca/special_events/serenades.

Location: Mel Lastman Square — 5100 Yonge Street

 
Start: July 7, 2013
End: August 18, 2013
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