Friday, July 13
Get an insider’s look into the history of the the country’s most prominent dance company, as the Design Exhange presents 60 Years of Designing the Ballet. The exclusive exhibition tells the story of the National Ballet of Canada through set pieces, paintings, videos and archival wardrobes, including 60 iconic tutus for the troupe’s diamond anniversary.
The hallowed grounds of Fort York play host to a vaunted group of electronic musicians tonight as dubstep hero Skrillex brings his Full Flex Express tour to town. Accompanying the popular DJ/producer are a handful of cohorts including Montreal’s Grimes and Philly-based DJ Diplo.
The Soundclash Festival kicks off tonight at Harbourfront Centre, with dance and musical performances ongoing throughout the weekend. This evening you’re invited to feel the funky Afrobeat as Benin’s Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou takes the stage for its Canadian debut.
Saturday, July 14
Enjoy your Saturday in the Distillery Historic District and take in Soulpepper Theatre Company’s production of The Sunshine Boys. In this Neil Simon comedy, the vaudeville duo known as “Lewis and Clark” reunite for a television special after years of showbiz rivalry.
Groove along with your “Black Magic Woman” as legendary Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana returns to the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre tonight for an electrifying concert.
Travel to north Toronto’s Mel Lastman Square today to soak in the sunny sounds of the Pan American Latin Jazz Festival. This celebration of song is augmented by dancers, food, art and craft vendors, and of course, musicians including Colombian flautist Carlos Bastidas and Juno Award-winner Hilario Durán.
Sunday, July 15
If you’re a fan of the classic era of rock ‘n’ roll, you won’t want to miss today’s performance of Million Dollar Quartet, a musical that tells how legendary musicians Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins came together for one extraordinary night of singin’ and strummin’.
Toronto’s Centre Island is the backdrop for the 40th annual Festival of India, running this weekend. Highlights include a South Asian bazaar, outdoor yoga classes, live music and dance performances, and a free vegetarian feast.
Today is your final opportunity to to explore Harbourfront Centre’s intriguing artistic tribute to the War of 1812 and its ongoing bicentennial. A quintet of artists, including Thea Haines, Mark Kasumovic and Meryl McMaster, offer a contemporary visual perspective on this formative period in Canada’s history.