Friday August 31
Ashkenaz Festival, one of North America’s largest celebrations of Yiddish and Jewish heritage comes to Harbourfront Centre, with a lineup of contemporary and traditional forms of music, art and culture including such diverse performers as Yemen Blues, Opa and Sharon and Bram.
Come experience the cutting edge local talent of this year’s Soundclash Music Awards, a live competition for independent artists. The winners—Chloe Charles, Progress & The Rebel Alliance, and Gyles—take to the stage for a free show at Harbourfront Centre.
Saturday September 1
It’s a tradition that’s now 63 years strong. Look up, way up, into the sky for the Canadian International Air Show. Take the family to the CNE waterfront to enjoy all the aerobatics from planes big and small.
Legendary American blues guitarist Johnny Winter rolls into town for the Rock N’ Blues Festival to captivate audiences with his soulful sound. In 2003 he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and has was ranked 74th in Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 greatest guitarists of all time.”
Looking for a relaxing way to enjoy the sunshine with salty snacks and cold beer? Why not take in a ball game this weekend as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Tampa Bay Rays at the Rogers Centre. The forecast is supposed to be sunny, which means the stadium roof will be open.
Sunday September 2
Pack a picnic and a blanket to enjoy an outdoor production of A Midsummer Night Dream. The 30th anniversary season of Shakespeare in High Park wraps up for the year beneath a starry sky.
Don’t miss this melodious extravaganza as New York City’s new and innovative music leaders Bang On a Can All Stars perform their groundbreaking arrangement of Brian Eno’s classic ambient record, Music for Airports, at Panasonic Theatre.
There’s even more tunes this weekend as The Offspring takes the picturesque stage at Echo Beach. Originally from Orange County, the punk rock band is best known for songs like “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy).”