July 14, 2013
Category: Performing Arts
Grammy Award-winning band Train is announcing their MERMAIDS OF ALCATRAZ 2013 summer tour. The tour will make its way to Toronto on July 14, when Train will perform at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Scheduled to open for Train are Michael Franti & Spearhead, along with Gavin DeGraw.
Train’s gold release CALIFORNIA 37 came out in April 2012 and features the platinum hits “Drive By” and “50 Ways To Say Goodbye.” Train’s new single “Mermaid” is rocketing up the Pop/Hot AC chart, while “Bruises (feat. Ashley Monroe)” is making its way on the Country chart.
California 37 is Train’s fifth studio album, and features the double-platinum hit “Drive By” and platinum hit “50 Ways to Say Goodbye” and new singles “Mermaid” and “Bruises.” The multi-platinum selling band made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and chart-topping singles like “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels,” earning its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash “Hey, Soul Sister” from Save Me, San Francisco. The top-selling single of 2010, “Hey, Soul Sister” hit #1 at radio in the US and in 15 countries abroad. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks.
For packages: www.reservations.seetorontonow.com/LN.asp?
Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lake Shore Boulevard West
July 3 – July 14, 2013. Summer: Toronto’s largest theatre festival celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Unjuried. Unexpected. Unforgettable. Over 155 stage productions from Canada and around the world in downtown Toronto. Dramas, musicals, comedy, improv and more, plus special programming for families at FringeKids! During the festival, patrons enjoy free entertainment, talks and prizes at the centrally located Fringe Club. Sign-up for their newsletter to receive all Fringe news & updates. A Toronto event that’s not to be missed.
For more details: www.fringetoronto.com
Location: Various Venues
The TORONTO TANGO EXPERIENCE (TTX) is an exceptional 4-day Argentine Tango experience of all-day & all-night tango dancing, with famous DJs from around the world, plus live tango orchestra with top musicians & tango performances and a 4-day intensive tango workshops with HORACIO GODOY, one of the best Argentine Tango dancer & teacher in the world. And intensive tango workshops for ALL LEVELs (including absolute beginners) by BULENT KARABAGLI & LINA CHAN if you want a boost of your level of tango and join the main dance hall!
For more details: www.torontotangoexperience.com
Location: Polish Combatant’s Hall (SPK) — 206 Beverley Street
The Second City presents Slap Shot Live! – a hilarious new theatrical adaptation of the classic movie, following the final-hard fought season of the Charleston Chiefs minor league hockey team.
Ranked #1 on Maxim’s list of “Best Guy Movies of All Time!”
“The best sports film of the past 50 years!” – GQ
Featured on Esquire’s “Movies Every Man Should See!”
The new stage production combines the original films beloved story and iconic characters, with hilarious live-action sequences, as well as nostalgic satire of the 1970′s. Part homage, part satire and part gloves-off, bench-clearing brawl, Slap Shot – Live is a journey back to the golden (and uncensored) era of Old-Time Hockey.
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! July 2 – July 14, 2013. Tickets $29 – $34, plus tax. Box Office: 416-343-0011.
Bring the whole team! Group packages available for parties of 15 or more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: The Second City – 51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way)
12 Noon Matinee: EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ. 3:30pm: RED HOT RAMBLE featuring Alison
Young-Sax. 7:00pm: PETER HILL QUINTET featuring Chris Gale-Sax. 9:45pm: Montreal’s JOHN
RONEY TRIO featuring DAMIEN SCHMITT: John Roney-Piano, Remi Jean LeBlanc-Bass, & France’s
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
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
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
A JOURNEY TO OZ LIKE NO OTHER
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that recently delighted Toronto audiences of all ages with the revival of The Sound of Music.
Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
NOW ON STAGE!
AT THE ED MIRVISH THEATRE
244 Victoria Street, Toronto
Act One – 1 hour 5 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes
Act Two – 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Visit Mirvish.com for more information.
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