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July 26, 2014

Slings & Arrows: An Improvised Shakespearean Comedy

“Slings & Errors is a completely improvised play in the style of Shakespeare’s most famous works. Featuring a cast of incredible improvisers, the show takes audiences through a whirlwind of hilarious characters, treacherous turns and dizzying romance and betrayals all while paying homage to Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, King Lear and dozens of other famous plays. The best part? The show is created entirely based on audience suggestions and is completely different each time.”

Venue: The Second City Mainstage (rental) — 70 Peter Street

Show time: 3pm

Tickets: $10 — call (416) 343-0011

Website: www.thesecondcity.com

 
Date: July 26, 2014
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Chinese Night – July 26 – Famous PEOPLE Players

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.

Website: www.fpp.org

Famous People Players Dinner Theatre — 343 Evans Avenue

July 18, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Beaches International Jazz Festival

July 18 to July 27.

The Festival began in 1989, when top jazz artists were booked to perform at the Kew Beach Bandshell. Now celebrating its 24th anniversary, the festival has blossomed into a 10-day event that attracts millions of fans and makes a major contribution to promoting Canadian jazz excellence in Toronto and on the world stage.

Since her inception in 1989, this Great DIVA of Jazz Festivals has delivered her goods – for 25 un-interrupted years – under the creative eye of Bill King, the Festival’s long standing Artistic Director and the Festival’s tireless producer, Lido Chilelli.

For more details: www.beachesjazz.com

Location: The Beach Neighbourhood

July 18, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Beaches International Jazz Festival

July 18-27, 2014. The Beaches International Jazz Festival features more than 100 bands and admission is free.

For more details: www.beachesjazz.com

Location: Beach Neighbourhood

July 26, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Bruno Mars

Following an immediate sell out in Toronto, renowned singer/songwriter/producer/musician BRUNO MARS has announced a second show in Toronto. The announcement will be the final addition to the 2014 Moonshine Jungle Tour in North America. Toronto’s second show will take place July 27th at Air Canada Centre with special guest Pharrel Williams. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 14th at noon via www.Ticketmaster.ca.

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Start: July 26, 2014
End: July 27, 2014
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July 27, 2014

Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden

Trent Reznor is back from the depths with his strangulating, pulsating music sure to send every heart beating and ravaged with music that will even cause trepidations within the most tenacious souls. Reznor during his hiatus from Nine Inch Nails has done some soundtrack work notably for movie The Social Network. The man who wailed the words “Head Like a Hole” will surely send shivers down every spine.

Chris Cornell and the boys are back with their thunderous rock. Their best CD Superunknown charted several signals including “My Wave,” “Black Hole Sun,” and “Spoon Man.” Cornell can scream with the best of rock’s heavy weights including the iconic Robert Plant and Ozzy Osbourne. The guitar riffs of Kim Thayil accompanied with the unequalled vocals of Cornell has transported Soundgarden into the strastosphere.

This is likely a night you do not want to miss!

For tickets: www.LiveNation.com

Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West

 
Date: July 27, 2014
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July 25, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Classical VI: Voice & Strings

Discover the diversity of voices and strings that span centuries, continents and all cultures. May they strike a chord with you!

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: July 25, 2014
End: July 27, 2014
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July 27, 2014

David Newland – Summer Sunday Music Series

Sunday, July 27, 3pm – Trinity Square

Ontario folk-roots performer David Newland combines catchy melodies, poetic imagery, and a passion for the Canadian experience.

A seasoned storyteller, David draws on his experiences as a tree planter, hitch hiker, canoeist and Zodiac pilot in his engaging stage patter.

Songs from David Newland’s new album, ‘Give it A Whirl’ have been heard on CBC Radio, Galaxie, and folk-roots radio shows nationwide. He wrote the theme song to the railway documentary, “Canada’s Greatest Ride”, shown nationally on CTV and Discovery Channel.

David’s music has taken him on some amazing journeys: from a freighter canoe excursion on Lake Superior, to a 12-day trans-Canada train trip, to a series of expedition cruises in the Far North. In the spring of 2014 he toured living rooms and art galleries in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

This summer, David Newland will host the main stage at both Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia) and Summerfolk (Owen Sound)—between ocean adventures to Sable Island, Greenland, and the Northwest Passage.

An award-winning writer and blogger, David has published poetry, commentary, and short stories, and is currently working on his first novel.

For more information: www.davidnewland.com

The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street

Date: July 27, 2014
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July 28, 2014

Queen + Adam Lambert

Due to overwhelming demand, a second show in Toronto, ON has been added to the Queen + Adam Lambert summer tour. Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will now wrap their 24-date tour at Air Canada Centre on Monday, July 28. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

Queen + Adam Lambert received glowing reviews for their performance together at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last September, triggering a conversation between Adam, Roger and Brian to take the show on the road. Rolling Stone said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. It was the most anticipated act of the night.” Billboard claimed, “…Queen effectively stole the show, with timeless songs that music fans of all genres can sing along to” and the Hollywood Reporter exclaimed, “Adam Lambert, Queen bring down the iHeart house. With the perfect mix of rock attitude mixed with style, theatricality, sex appeal and impressive vocal gymnastics, [Lambert] took the band’s music to new heights.”

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

 
Date: July 28, 2014
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July 30, 2014

Lionel Richie: All The Hits All Night Long Tour

The former voice of The Commodores, Lionel Richie went on to a sterling solo career. Some of his hits remain unequalled even today
with their catchy lyrics, groovey tunes, or soul-inspiring ballads. He is one of R’nB’s reigning monarch when it comes to
music that is smooth like molasses. Amongst his myriad hits are “Penny Lover,” “Endless Love” (with Diana Ross), “Sail On,” “Ballerina Girl,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” A concert with Lionel Richie at the helm is a night fit for royalty.

For tickets: www.LiveNation.com

Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West

 
Date: July 30, 2014
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