August 9–23 Sunday
theatre, music and performance kicks off tonight and takes over the Queen West neighbourhood for 11 days. $15. summerworks.ca.
MaSTerpieceS FroM The MuSee naTional picaSSo
indigenous culture fest kicks off with music by Plex, Pacific Curls, George Leach and Hanggai. Harbourfront Centre. 7 pm. Free. 416-973-4000. Runs to Aug 19. dare nighT: lockdoWn This 15-hour sleepover includes a “scary” pizza dinner, ghost stories and a “mourning wiener feast.” From 7 pm at the Gladstone. Pwyc (bring sleeping bag). mammalian.ca.
+SuMMerWorkS The fest of
Spectacular show, making its only Canadian stop, continues at the Art Gallery of Ontario to Aug 26. $16.25-$25. ago.net/picasso.
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Aug 11
+The bourne legacy Don’t
miss opening weekend of the latest in the action franchise, this time starring Jeremy Renner. elecTric vehicle day Plug into the future of driving in a carbon-free world. 10 am. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. ydsquare.ca. one World, one Sky Watch the Perseid meteor shower at this summer star party. 7:30 pm. Free. Ontario Science Centre. 416-696-1000.
our lady peace/MoTher MoTher/Said The Whale Top
Canrock acts come to Echo Beach. Doors 6 pm. $49.50. RT, SS, TM.
Roots-rock heroes My Morning Jacket resonate at Echo Beach, Aug 15
Trade Winds blows in, Aug 16
The crucible Arthur Miller’s play about the Salem witch trials – written during the McCarthy era – continues at the Young Centre, to Sep 22. 7:30 pm. $5-$68. 416-8668666.
STeve earle The country-rock music outlaw and his Dukes take on Massey Hall, w/ Allison Moorer. 8 pm. $49.50. RTH, TM. The royal coMedianS Mikhail Bulgakov’s play about the life of French dramatist Molière continues to Sep 21. 7:30 pm. Young Centre. $5-$68. 416866-8666.
Manson directs this unusual staging of a Handel opera, set in various rooms, hallways and bars of the Gladstone Hotel. 7:30 pm. To Aug 31. $30$42. 1-800-838-3006. Sebadoh Lou Barlow brings his long-running lo-fi rock band to the Horseshoe. Doors 8:30 pm. $23.50. HS, RT, SS, TM.
Power Plant’s thought-provoking group show probes tool use to dissect social behaviour, to Aug 26. Free. 416-973-4949.
a SynonyM For love Ross
ToolS For convivialiTy
TWo genTS Shakespeare in the Ruff presents a new adaptation of the Bard’s Two Gentlemen Of Verona, at Withrow Park until Sep 2. Pwyc (sugg $15). shakespeareintheruff. com. My Morning JackeT Echo Beach plays host to the enduring American roots-rock band. 8 pm. $49.50. All ages. RT, SS, TM.
Jack layTon anniverSary celebraTion Mark the life of
Layton and his amazing legacy on the first anniversary of his passing. 6 pm. Free. Nathan Phillips Square. dearjack.ca. gaia Photo exhibit tracing Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté’s experience aboard the International Space Station. To Sep 3. Free. Thompson Landry Gallery. thedistillerydistrict.com.
TreeS in public SpaceS Learn how trees humanize cities, w/ urban designer Brendan Stewart. 7 pm. Free. Metro Hall. yourleaf.org. Trade WindS Australian dance/theatre company Polytoxic presents a show in and on Harbourfront Centre’s pond. 9 pm. To Aug 18. Free. 416-973-4000.
+planeT indigenuS Global
canadian naTional exhibi Tion The ultimate sign that
the end of summer’s near arrives, with concerts, the midway, gambling and more. To Sep 3. $12-$16. Exhibition Place. theex.com. WeMF Three-day electronic music fest kicks off at South Algonquin, with Wolfgang Gartner, Zeds Dead and others. Passes $150-$239. LN, TW.
JaMaica land We love gala
Fete Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence, with Kreesha Turner, Mutabaruka and others. Metro Convention Centre. 5:30 pm. $175-$500, w/ dinner ($50-$75 show only). jamaica50.ca. +all capS! FeSTival Island arts fest has bands Yamantaka// Sonic Titan, A Place to Bury Strangers and many others. Gates 3 pm. $17, two-day pass $30. RT, SS. And Aug 12.
Queen WeST MuSicFeST
MusicCounts benefit w/ Skydiggers, Ian Blurton & Huron and more. Trinity Bellwoods Park, noon-7 pm. $10. The expendableS 2 Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, Norris and Willis flex their aging muscles in this action sequel. Opening weekend.
+MaThieu gaudeT/nadia Myre /MarTha ToWnSend
Trio shows great work at Birch Libralato, to Aug 25. Free. 416365-3003.
Fan expo The four-day Comic
Con blitz, where Patrick Stewart, Stan Lee and others do their cult celeb thing, begins today. 2 pm. $25-$95. fanexpocanada.com.
Hot Tickets Live Music Movies Theatre Comedy Dance Galleries Readings Daily Events
canadian coMedy aWardS
The celebration of the best in Canuck humour continues at various venues until Aug 26. $30 passes. canadiancomedy. ca.
TickeT index • cb – circuS bookS and MuSic • hMr – hiTS & MiSSeS recordS • hS – horSeShoe • ln – live naTion • Ma – Moog audio • pdr – play de record • r9 – red9ine TaTTooS • rcM – royal conServaTory oF MuSic • rT – roTaTe ThiS • rTh – roy ThoMSon hall/glenn gould/MaSSey hall • Sc – Sony cenTre For The perForMing arTS • SS – SoundScapeS • Tca – ToronTo cenTre For The arTS • TM – TickeTMaSTer • TMa – TickeTMaSTer arTSline • TW – TickeTWeb • ue – union evenTS • ur – rogerS ur MuSic • WT – WanT TickeTS
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+ = feature inside The CNE opens the gates, Aug 17
EXPERIENCE IT THIS SUMMER
DAILY RUSH S $29 EATS IN-P
Princess of Wales Theatre 300 King Street West Toronto
August 9-15 2012 NOW
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