June 15, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
Comedy for Kids!
It’s playtime! The Second City’s performers lace up their sneakers and reach deep into their imaginations to present The Absolutely Positively Completely Made-Up Show! It’s an hour of interactive, family-friendly games and laughs. Young audience members are encouraged to shout out ideas and even join the fun on stage!
Perfect for ages 13 and under. Snacks and beverages available within our comfortable theatre.
Approx running time: 60 minutes
The Second City — 51 Mercer St., Toronto (2 blocks north of the CN Tower)
Saturdays at 1:00pm
Until November 12.
Individual Tickets: $12 plus tax
Family 4-Packs: $40 plus tax (available at box office or by phone 416-343-0011 or 1-800-263-4485)
Visit The Second City website for more information.
Shaping Sound, a new contemporary dance company, is a collaboration of diverse artists who share a common motif of being visual musicians. Emmy-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance and Kyle Robinson take the stage with ten world-class dancers to present a synergy of sight, sound and movement. Audiences of all ages can expect explosive choreography showcasing the dynamic rhythm, speed and physical strength of these visionaries. Company members have been featured on “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Dancing With The Stars” and toured internationally with recording artists and world-renowned dance companies. Join Shaping Sound for an unpredictable journey of dance and love.
For tickets: www.mirvish.com
Location: Royal Alexandra Theatre — 260 King Street West
8pm. Guitarist and songwriter Juanes is the leading all-Spanish language music artist in the world. He is a Grammy award winner and has won a record-setting seventeen Latin Grammy awards and is often mentioned alongside artists such as Bono and Bruce Springsteen for his belief in the possibility of social change through music.
For tickets: box office at 416-872-4255 or www.masseyhall.com
Venue: Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street
Doors: 4:30pm. Event Start Time: 6:30pm. 6-Time Grammy Winner, Taylor Swift, is returning to Toronto, this time taking Rogers Centre with her North American RED TOUR on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, 2013. The RED TOUR, featuring special guest, Ed Sheeran, will highlight songs from Swift’s brand new album, RED, including the hit song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Venue: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way
12 Noon Matinee:
ABBEY, RICK & TONY Q.
3:30pm: JEROME GODBOO:
Summer Blues Matinee.
7:00pm: ADREAN FARRUGIA
with Mark Cashion & Ernesto Cervini.
9:45pm: DAVE NEILL QUINTET:
Dave Neill-Sax, Terry Promane-Trombone, David Braid-Piano, Jon Maharaj-Bass & Anthony Michelli-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
The most anticipated summer event in music, film and comedy in Canada, the 19th annual NXNE (North-by-
Northeast) festival will bring some of the world’s most exciting and innovative artists to Toronto. The best in
new music, film and interactive media, NXNE presents over 900 artists and 40 films over seven days
throughout Toronto, and will be hand-selecting this year’s Harbourfront Centre showcase.
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
June 14-16, 2013. Held every Father’s Day weekend at Memorial Park in Port Credit, the Mississauga Waterfront Festival offers headline concerts, a kids stage, Family Fun Village, Heritage Stage, vendors, crafters, petting zoo, buskers, sports zone, carnival, water-ski shows and more.
For more information: www.themwf.com
Location: Port Credit Memorial Park — Mississauga, Ontario
NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) announces the second wave of programming for the 19th edition of the festival, taking over Toronto June 10-16, 2013. Tickets are now available online at www.nxne.com/tickets.
NXNE Music has confirmed that rock ‘n’ roll legends Social Distortion and Outkast rapper Big Boi will headline free shows at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS). The NXNE Music line-up also includes performances at YDS and in the clubs by Toronto hardcore darlings F***ed Up, Montreal-based chanteuse Coeur De Pirate, hip hop duo Smif N’ Wessun, genre-crossing experimentalists WHY?, San Francisco post-punkers The Soft Moon, British guitar band Peace, melodic punks White Lung, chillwave quartet DIANA, noise rock trio Nü Sensae, heavy psych group Destruction Unit, synth pop artists Majical Cloudz, pop shoegazers Still Corners, Copenhagen punk band Lower, electro-rockers Moon King, jazz-rock fusionists Lean Left featuring Andy Moor, Terrie Ex, Ken Vandermark and Paal Nilssen-Love, and indie rockers Blinker the Star performing for the first time in ten years. For the current list of confirmed NXNE Music programming visit www.nxne.com/artists.
NXNEi (NXNE Interactive) will present over 80 inspiring presentations and panels including Habits of Highly Effective YouTubers by Ipsa Desai of Google. Desai will highlight the most effective methods and techniques to build an audience on YouTube. Previously announced NXNEi presentations include How to Start and Grow a Unique Idea/Passion/Biz with Little to No Startup Money by Johnny Cupcakes and CineCoup: the trials and tribulations of launching a disruptive film start-up by J. Joly. Learn more at www.nxne.com/interactive.
From May 27 – June 17 and September 16 – October 7, YDS presents LUNCHTIME LIVE!, a series of free singer/songwriter lunchtime concerts from 12:30-1:30pm every Monday. Canada’s most critically acclaimed jazz, folk and roots artists will appear including trendsetter Elizabeth Shepherd, Chic Gamine with their the wall of sound harmonies, and Toronto’s own The Wilderness of Manitoba.
For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit ydsquare.ca
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square — Yonge and Dundas Streets
June 14 – 23, 2013. Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, is an annual celebration of the arts infusing Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, and design.
For more information: www.luminato.com
Location: Various Venues