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Daily events appear by date, then alphabetically by the name of the event. r indicates kid-friendly events

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All listings are free. Send to:, fax to 416-364-1166 or mail to Daily Events, NOW Magazine, 189 Church, Toronto M5B 1Y7. Include a brief description of the event, including participants, time, price, venue, address and contact phone number (or e-mail or website if no phone available). Listings may be edited for length. Deadline is the Thursday before publication at 5 pm.

Thursday, August 9


rall aBoard the miniature train (Toronto Firefighters’ Toy Drive) Tour the plaza by train and raise money for kids. 11 am-5 pm. $3. Shops at Don Mills, 1090 Don Mills, at Lawrence.


curator’s tour Tour of the exhibition

BRAVOS: Groundbreaking Spanish Design. 6:30 pm. $10. Design Exchange, 234 Bay. 416363-6121. dancinG on the pier Join the Dancing on the Pier house band and learn global dance trends. 7 pm. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W.

rGonrah desGohwah white pine dancers

Ojibway dancers perform. 7 pm. Free. Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre at Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst. zukerman-theatre.htm. Green rooF GatherinG Discussion on new green roof technology, with Joris Voeten of Dutch sustainable design firm SHFT and others. 5:30 pm. $30. Carrot Common, 2nd fl, 348 Danforth.

rharBourFront centre summer camps

One- two- and four-week day camps for kids three to 17 include culinary arts, glee club, digital media and much more. To Aug 31. $195-$875. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay. Pre-register 416-973-4093, leah BoBet Teens meet the author of the novel Above. 4 pm. Free. Centennial Library, 578 Finch W. 416-395-5490.

reducinG the GloBal cancer Burden: inQuire and inspire Lecture by surgeon Peter

Kingham. 8 am. Free. Princess Margaret Hospital, 6th fl Auditorium, 610 University. emily. roGers cup tennis Pros from the men’s tour compete for the championship. To Aug 12. $35 and up. Rexall Centre at York U, 1 Shoreham. rsports adventure Coaches guide kids through sports-related activities and games. 1 pm. Free w/ admission. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills. 416-696-1000.

tales and trials oF the accidental travel writer Former diplomat Terry Keenleyside talks about how he started writing travel/ recipe books. 2 pm. Free. Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington. 416-395-5440.

taoist tai chi international awareness day Demonstrations of Taoist internal arts, a dragon dance and parade. 10 am-3 pm. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. tasty thursdays Live music and food from

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Festivals this week

Brampton GloBal Jazz and Blues Festi-

val Performances by Branford Marsalis, Shemekia Copeland, Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Funkadesi and many others, plus jazz films. Various prices, some events free. Various venues in Brampton. Aug 9 to 12 summerworks theatre Festival Juried theatre festival with plays, concerts, workshops and more. $15, passes $40-$120. Various venues. Aug 9 to 19 Blackout Fest Interactive arts festival with film, theatre, photography, painting, DJs, poetry, fashion and more. $10. Ice Factory, 155 Walnut. Aug 10 to 19 harBord street Jazz Festival Performances by Kerri Crawford Trio, Nathan Hiltz, Ryan Oliver Trio, Tim Hamel Duo and others. Free. Various venues on Harbord. Aug 10 and 11 planet indiGenus Global indigenous culture fest, featuring Kinnie Starr, Digging Roots, Canada’s Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Japan’s Yokohama Noh Theater, a Robbie Robertston tribute show, Australian dance-roots duo Oka and more. Free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, Aug 10 to 19 rtaste oF the danForth Festival of the grill every Thu. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, Queen and Bay. events/thursdays/index.htm.

toronto For a nuclear weapons-Free world The Hiroshma Day Coalition com-

memorates Hiroshima/Nagasaki with talks by survivor Joe Ohori, author/activist Joy Kogawa, Ilario Maiolo of International Red Cross and others. 6:15 pm. Free. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square, beside the Eaton Centre.

Friday, August 10


Booty Bash (Don McQuaig Fdn) Fundraising party for colon cancer screening, research and treatment. 10 pm. $50. Storys Bldg, 11 Duncan.


BurlesQue cruise Show aboard the River

Gambler with Tanya Cheex, Coco Framboise and others. 7:30 pm. $40. 333 Lake Shore E. 416-364-6999, collector’s niGhts Museum tour and tips on collecting Inuit art plus wines and hors d’oeuvres. 7 pm. $10. Museum of Inuit Art Gallery, 207 Queen’s Quay W. Pre-register

dare niGht: lock down, sleepover with one eye open All-night horrifying sleepover

dare-filled lockdown night, with ghost stories by the Torontonians, scary pizza, a seminar on out-of-body experiences and more. 7 pm to noon tomorrow. Free (bring sleeping bag). Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. 416-5314635,


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shops, panel discussions, performances, live music and DJs. Pwyc. Tranzac, Various venues. Aug 10 to 12 the all caps! island Festival Music, art and camping fest, with performances by Yamantaka, a Place to Bury Strangers, Choir! Choir! Choir! and others. Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island. Aug 11 and 12 rJerkFest Food festival with live music, dance, giveaways, a kids’ zone, So You Think You Can Jerk cooking competition and more. Free. Centennial Park, Renforth and Rathburn, at the base of the ski hills. Aug 11 and 12 roundhouse craFt Beer Festival Ales, lagers and seasonal and experimental beers from local producers, plus gourmet food trucks. $15, adv $10 (benefits Toronto Rail Heritage Museum). Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner. Aug 11 and 12

Eat and play the Greek way at Taste Of The Danforth.


Greek culture with food tasting, live music and dance, fitness demos, a kids’ fun zone and more. Free. Danforth from Broadview to Jones. Aug 10 to 12

toronto Queer arts and culture Festival Queer poetry, cabaret, dance and music performances, sexy crafts, a community fair,

rdiscovery hike Family nature walk. 1 pm. $2. High Park Nature Centre, 440 Parkside. rGranGe Festival University Settlement community festival, with performances by Esmeralda Enrique’s Academy of Spanish Dance, Samba Kids, Zero Gravity Circus and others. Noon-4 pm. Free. Grange Park, 23 Grange.

rincrediBent’s maGic & comedy circus

Interactive show of laughs, magic and circus feats. Free w/ admission. Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills. 416-696-1000. international prisoners Justice day Toronto Harm Reduction Task Force event with presentations and info. 11 am-5 pm. Free. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity, beside the Eaton Centre. kensinGton Foodies roots walk Walk to celebrate food connected with the immigrant waves in the Market. 10 am. $45, stu/srs $40, child $30. Red Pole with Black Cat, 350 Spadina. Pre-register 416-923-6813.

toronto Queer arts and culture Festival

Queer West Village bike tour, a youth conference and more. Various prices, some events free. Various venues. 416-879-7954, Aug 10 to 18 zine dream 5 Small press art festival with self-published books, comics, zines, handmade crafts, prints and more, plus workcussions and performances. Today 7-10 pm, Art Metropole (1490 Dundas W); tomorrow noon-5 pm, XPACE (58 Ossington); Aug 12 noon-5 pm, Tranzac (292 Brunswick). Pwyc. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick.

Saturday, August 11


Jamaica land we love Gala (Jamaican Can-

adian Legacy Endowment Fund) Performances by Jay Douglas, Leroy Gibbons, Kreesha Turner and others plus dinner and an afterparty. 5:30 pm. $175-$500, after-party only $75. Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front W. karma yoGa (Children’s Hunger Fund) Charity yoga class. 2 pm. $16.50. Moksha Yoga Etobicoke, 1138 the Queensway. Pre-register rock the court (Athletes for Africa/St Alban’s Boys & Girls Club) Celebrity soccer tournament. Lamport Stadium, 1151 King W. Preregister

launch party The festival kicks off with a Montreal-style French dance party, with music by women DJs including Cozmic Cat, Quinces and Chiclet. 8 pm-2 am. No cover. Le Steamée, 1602 Dundas W. 416879-7954, unappreciated connectinG streetsBartlett avenue Urban ecology walk.

6:30 pm. Free. Bloor and Bartlett. 416593-2656. zine dream Small press art festival with self-published books, comics, zines, crafts, prints and more plus workshops, panel dis-

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art & perFormance tour Toronto Soc of Architects walking tour of contemporary buildings related to art. 10 am. $20, stu/srs $15. torontoarchitecturetours. com.

canada ruGBy leaGue

Canada plays Lebanon. 7 pm. $12. Lamport Stadium, 1151 King W.

open rooF Festival International films, documentaries, indie music acts and more every Thu on the patio. $15. Amsterdam Brewing Co, 21 Bathurst. 416921-9797. To Aug 23 sound travels Festival of sound art with a soundwalk, indoor and outdoor performances, installations and more. Concerts $10-$15, symposium $35-$175. To Aug 31 dance dance party party All-women, alcohol-free dance party with DJ Bananahammock. 3:30-5:30 pm. $8. Mad for Dance, 263 Adelaide W. docents Gone wild Performance artists, thespians, drag queens and comedians lead guided performance tours through the hotel. 1 pm. $15. Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635. reid Bazaar Organization of South Asian Art & Culture bazaar, with fashions, jewellery, henna, food and more. Today and tomorrow 11 am-11 pm. Free. Ted Reeve Arena, 175 Main. 647-886-6427. rGower park place community Fair Kids’ activities, a yard sale, barbecue and more. 9 am-2 pm, rain or shine. Free. Garden Courtyard, 10 Gower. 416-288-8140. rindia day Festival and parade Indian festival with a parade down Yonge, cultural performances, food and more. 9:30 am. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. John street Farmers market Organic, local produce, fair trade coffee, music and more. 9 am-1 pm. Free. Courtyard at 197 John. Junction Farmers market Local, sustainably produced fresh foods. Saturdays 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. Green P Lot, 385 Pacific. leather Ball Leather/fetish/kinksters party with entertainment, Mr Leatherman Toronto, Ms Leather Toronto and Mr Rubber Toronto competitions, host Deb Pearce and more.