Friday: Anandam Dancetheatre offers contemporary choreography at the Bata Shoe Museum
Friday, July 27
Don’t miss the final performances (today and tomorrow) of Anandam Dancetheatre’s Divergent Dances for Windows and Walls at the Bata Shoe Museum. The independent dance company joins forces with choreographer Brandy Leary to create image-based theatre through aerial arts and contemporary dance.
Get ready for a hilarious—and uncensored—evening as funnyman Kevin Hart takes the stage at Sony Centre as part of his Let Me Explain tour. Fresh off his Teen Choice Awards appearance, the actor and stand-up comic performs back-to-back shows tonight.
Lovers of lagers flock to the weekend-long Toronto’s Festival of Beer at Exhibition Place. Starting today, more than 200 international beer brands are on hand for sampling, while brewing sessions, seminars, live concerts and food trucks make the event complete. (more…)
Friday: Speed-the-Plow satirizes the movie industry (photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)
Friday, July 20
Expect cracking dialogue and fierce satire this evening as Soulpepper Theatre Company performs David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow. The play examines the lives of two American film producers while dissecting the relationship between art and commerce.
The Toronto Summer Music Festival returned earlier in the week and brought with it a full slate of concerts, master classes and lectures for classical music lovers. Tonight, the acclaimed Borodin Quartet presents Music of Russia, a program of string quartets by Russian composers, including Borodin, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.
Once again the Harbourfront Centre becomes of a cultural smorgasbord of music, dance, international fare and more as the Hot & Spicy Food Festival occupies the downtown waterfront. The festival kicks it up a notch with exciting competitions like tonight’s Taco Takedown—where you decide which taco reigns supreme—and the annual Iron Chef competition, held over the weekend and concluding Sunday afternoon. (more…)