Category: Multicultural Attractions
July 26, 2014
CHINESE ARTS COMMUNITY IN TORONTO CELEBRATES FAMOUS PEOPLE PLAYERS 40th ANNIVERSARY – SATURDAY JULY 26 – CHINESE EXTRAVANGANZA
Famous PEOPLE Players is a world renowned Canadian BLACKLIGHT theatre company who have enchanted millions from the Great Wall of China to Broadway. Famous PEOPLE Players was the first Western Act to be invited by the government of the People’s Republic of China to perform across China & Hong Kong a CBC 2 hour television special was made about this historical visit.
What you see is SENSATIONAL, what you don’t see is INSPIRATIONAL as the majority of the cast are people who are developmentally challenged.
2 Hong Kong Interns from the Hong Kong Baptist University are organizing the first CHINESE NIGHT for Famous PEOPLE Players 40th Anniversary to raise funds for the company’s Exceptional Achievement Program which allows new members to join the troupe. This exciting FUNraiser has rallied up some of the most talented Chinese Performers in the Toronto area.
The Toronto Chinese Dance Company will perform a tribute to China followed by a spectacular performance by Canada’s Official Lion & Dragon Dance Team – The Wushu Project. Famous PEOPLE Players will perform their Broadway production to the music and sounds from Italy.
Famous People Players Dinner Theatre — 343 Evans Avenue
July 25, 2014 – July 27, 2014
In partnership with T&T Supermarket, the 5th Annual T&T Waterfront Night Market will treat attendees to an exciting outdoor culinary experience featuring an enticing selection of Asian theme ‘street food’ and merchandise for an all-out night market experience. The essence of the WNM is to provide an array of multicultural theme cuisine; to unite different cultures together in participating in cross-cultural social event; ultimately, showcasing Canada’s mosaics of unparalleled fusion foods and lifestyle, integrated into one destination.
Night markets are an integrated fabric of Asian culture, commerce and community facilitating intergenerational interactions with all markets. From selling food to performances and entertainment, Night Markets have been an emblem of the bustling urban lifestyle across Asian cities worldwide.
DATE: July 25th – 27th, 2014
HOURS OF OPERATIONS: Friday 25th • 6pm – Midnight; Saturday 26th • 4pm – Midnight; and Sunday 27th • 4pm – 10pm.
EVENT LOCATION: T&T SUPERMARKET – 222 Cherry Street, Downtown Toronto Port Lands.
July 18, 2014 – July 20, 2014
July 12, 2014 – July 13, 2014
July 12 – July 13, 2014. Festival of India is an annual South-Asian spiritual festival, that kicks off with an upbeat and colourful parade down Yonge Street, in the heart of downtown Toronto, and continues with two days of celebration at Centre Island. Expected to draw close to 40,000 people!
For more information: www.festivalofindia.ca
Locations: Yonge Street and Toronto’s Centre Island
July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014
July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014
The inaugural China Now festival, presented by Manulife July 11–13, at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto is an unprecedented exploration of Chinese arts and culture. Guided by the artistic theme of legacy, this multi-disciplinary festival has invited artists from China and around the world to explore China’s artistic traditions and trajectory in the beautiful setting of Toronto’s central waterfront.
China’s artistic legacy is an ongoing interaction between its people, its history and its future. The nation itself is being influenced by the outside world in an unprecedented way while exerting a growing influence outside its borders. Meanwhile, the outside world untangles myths and misconceptions from the country’s reality. China Now helps decode contemporary Chinese art, how it has been shaped and how it is shaping the future.
Join us in Toronto for this diverse immersion in contemporary Chinese arts, culture and food. It’s a three-day festival full of unexpected surprises and delights.
China Now, presented by Manulife, is produced in partnership with Can4Culture and the China International Cultural Association, working with the China Arts and Entertainment Group, supported by the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China.
Harboufront Centre — 235 Queens Quay West
July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014
Forget what you thought you knew about Chinese culture. From disparate influences and traditions, to the intersections of people, space and time, the inaugural China Now festival seeks to explore China’s enormous worldwide legacy.
Presented by Manulife Financial, in partnership with Can4Culture and China International Culture Association, working with the China Arts and Entertainment Group and supported by the Ministry of Culture and People’s Republic of China.
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
July 4, 2014 – July 6, 2014
July 3, 2014
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Taste of India Dinner Cruise
($86.27 per person)
Join us for our first ever Taste of India dinner cruise! Aroma Fine Indian Cuisine will take over the Captain Matthew Flinders to serve you an authentic Indian buffet. Our DJ will have you dancing under the Toronto sky all night.
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.
June 21, 2014
National Aboriginal Day is a day recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada. Free admission will be provided with presentation of status card.
Toronto Zoo – 361 A Old Finch Avenue