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August 4, 2013

Category: Performing Arts

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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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.

Live Jazz

12 Noon Matinee:
EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ.
3:30pm: CLUB DJANGO:
Traditional Gypsy-Swing Sextet.
7:00pm: BUD POWELL TRIBUTE
led by Brian de Lima-Piano.
9:30pm: SAMMY JACKSON:
Sammy Jackson-Vocals, Matt Woroshyl-Sax, Tom Fleming-Guitar, Jeff Deegan-Bass & Ian Wright-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

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Date: August 4, 2013
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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

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of Oz

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

RUNNING TIME

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.

Start: December 20, 2012
End: August 18, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions

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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Anything Goes

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! One of the greatest musicals in theatre history, Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy is sailing to Toronto, starring critically-acclaimed actress Rachel York as Reno Sweeney and directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall. The New York Times calls it “MUSICAL-COMEDY JOY” and USA TODAY hails it as “GLORIOUS and EXHUBERANT!”

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

For tickets or information: www.mirvish.com

Location: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West

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Start: July 16, 2013
End: August 25, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions

Brampton Thursday Night Concert Series

The series offers a free concert in Gage Park in downtown Brampton, held Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m, June to September. See the website for more information.

For more details: www.bramptondowntown.com

Location: Gage Park — Brampton, Ontario

Princess Polly and The World’s Smallest Ninja

It’s not always fun being the smallest. Unless you are the world’s smallest ninja!

This summer, The Second City is pleased to bring you a hilarious new adventure for all ages, Princess Polly and the World’s Smallest Ninja. Come along as Princess Polly sets out to save the kingdom, with the help of a tiny ninja, whose skills will baffle your eyes!

Complete with wonderful original songs, a heart-warming tale, and plenty of surprises, Princess Polly is a production that will delight kids and parents alike!

Recommended for ages 5 – 102. Performances: July 4 to September 1.
Thursdays & Sundays at 1:00pm. (Doors open at 12:30pm).

Tickets: Individual Tickets $14. Family 4-Packs $45.
For groups of 10 or more, contact groupsales@secondcity.com

Website: www.SecondCity.com

Location: The Second City – 51 Mercer Street (at Blue Jays Way)

 
Start: July 4, 2013
End: September 1, 2013
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MacBeth & The Taming of the Shrew

This summer, see Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy Macbeth and early comedy The Taming of the Shrew under the stars. Both works will be playing outdoors throughout the summer on alternate nights, a rare repertoire summer at Shakespeare in High Park. This pay-what-you-can event is one of Toronto’s favourite traditions.

Please note: When you make a contribution, our ticketing system will assign you a random seat number for each ticket. Because all reservations are general admission, please disregard any seat number that appears in your shopping cart and confirmation receipt.

Website: www.canadianstage.com

Location: High Park

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Start: July 9, 2013
End: September 1, 2013
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