|June 23, 2018||Filled under Entertainment||
Where: Revival Bar, 783 College Street
When: June 27, 2018 at 8:30pm. Doors open at 7:30pm
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. VIP Tix $30 and $35 at the door. Purchase online at ohmanadatoronto18.eventbrite.ca
Details: Canada’s premiere all-male burlesque troupe BoylesqueTO celebrates Canada with its patriotic, irreverent show Oh Manada! In this cheeky (pun intended) cabaret revue that has been thrilling North American audiences since 2010, the boys of BoylesqueTO will strip down all of your favorite Canadian icons and slather them with maple syrup for your viewing pleasure.
Sexy delights include:
-A scandalous retelling of Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater
-A Tim Horton’s double-double like you’ve never seen before
-A chorus of dancing beavers that aren’t afraid to show some tail
-A lumberjack that will give you wood
-And many more saucy surprises…
The show features a stud-studded line-up of BoylesqueTO’s core members, including the ruggedly handsome James and the Giant Pasty, the alluringly sophisticated Dew Lily, the devilishly sexy El Toro, the endearingly crass Wrong Note Rusty, the dangerously young and fresh Newfound Lad, and panty wrangler and chanteuse extraordinaire Shagina Twain! Of course, no Oh Manada! show would be complete without our charming yet filthy host: #1 Canadian hottie and Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau (Ginger Darling).
|June 21, 2018||Filled under Entertainment||
Where: The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Avenue
When: June 22, 2018 @ 8pm and RETURNS on July 13, 2018 @ 8pm
Cost: $25 and can be purchased at www.universe.com
Details: What happens when you’re newly divorced with kids? You go dating every other weekend! A new kind of relationship comedy! Because after marriage comes dating!
Written & Performed by Anne Marie Scheffler of Second City Toronto, Just For Laughs, The Comedy Network, SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, The Laugh Factory and Caroline’s on Broadway.
So you dated badly in your twenties and thirties, and just in the nick of time, you snagged a soulmate and started a family. But now your perfect life has fallen apart – your marriage is over! Did you really just land back on the dating market? What kind of cruel world is this? Do you really need to go through first dates and new lovers all over again? Or are we confident adults who can have amazing sexy relationships with no expectations? Cougar town? Utopia? Or just a lot of wine and lingerie? Who are these guys you’re dating? You may no longer be twenty, but you’ve never been better!
Come out and celebrate your sexiness and new lives. MILF Life Crisis is selling out venues across Canada and the US. Come see this hilarious production in the intimate, licensed venue of The Social Capital.
|June 18, 2018||Filled under Music||
Where: Downtown venues and concert halls. The hub of the Festival returns to Bloor-Yorkville.
When: June 22-July 1, 2018
Cost: Ticket prices vary in price. To purchase visit www.torontojazz.com
Details: From legendary artists to rising stars, the lineup for the 32nd edition of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival includes names that will resonate with jazz lovers and music fans of all ages. Here are a few of the featured acts this year:
-Jazz master Herbie Hancock, joined by James Genus, Trevor Lawrence Jr. and Lionel Loueke
-British soul singer Seal, performing his hit songs as well as material from his new album of jazz standards with a big band
-Cécile McLorin Salvant, winner of the 2018 GRAMMY for Best Vocal Jazz Album
-Vocalist Gregory Porter performing songs from his new CD, Nat King Cole and Me -Blues and soul legend Bettye LaVette, who just released an album of Bob Dylan covers The Guardian called “slinkily ferocious,” headlining our first ever Blues Revue hosted by Toronto legend Danny Marks
-Snarky Puppy, in their first Toronto play since 2016 -Tap master Savion Glover, star of the Broadway smash hit Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, with acclaimed drummer Marcus Gilmore -Guitarist Liona Boyd paying homage to Yorkville’s folk music history of the 1960’s
The TD Toronto Jazz Festival kicks off with a celebration of gospel, soul and R&B on opening weekend with free performances throughout Yorkville that includes gospel queen CeCe Winans, the energetic No BS! Brass Band, saxophonist Jake Clemons, the soulful R&B songstress Macy Gray, vocalist Shakura S’Aida and 20 additional free concerts all weekend long.
The music continues throughout the 10-day Festival with over 165 free shows spread across Yorkville at locations including the OLG Stage on Cumberland St., OLG Stage on Yorkville Ave., OLG Stage on Hazelton Ave., Isabel Bader Theatre, The Village of Yorkville Park, Heliconian Hall, Church of The Redeemer, Hotel InterContinental, ONE Restaurant, Sassafraz and Yorkville Village The Lane.
|May 26, 2018||Filled under Music||
Where: Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W
When: June 2 – Doors at 8:30pm – Show at 9pm
Cost: Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Details: The revived, renascent and reformed Toronto theatre-based band, The Polka Dogs, have returned after a 25-year hiatus, with a new album The Bee officially released on June 1, and an Ontario tour.
Starting as a theatre pit band in 1989, the band wowed the world in the 90s with an explosive, raucous, joyous sound of trombone, tuba, banjo, drums and that sultry, fantastic voice of theatre staple John Millard. The band returns with the same original sound, and features all five of its founding members including, Tom Walsh on trombone, Tiina Kiik on accordion, Colin Couch on tuba, John Millard on banjo and vocals, and Ambrose Pottie on drums.
|September 16, 2017||Filled under Music||
Where: The Handlebar, 159 Augusta Avenue
When: September 17, 2017 at 3pm to 4pm
Cost: Tickets are available at the door for $12
Details: Windcatcher Records World music recording artist Sina Bathaie will be performing at the Kensington Market Jazz Festival, Sunday September 17. He composes and blends Persian melodies in unique arrangements with western instrumentation which creates a hypnotic world fusion experience.
A composer, Santur-player based in Toronto, Bathaie is known for his unique style and approach toward Persian contemporary music. His hypnotic performances have garnered him fans from across the globe. Born in Iran, he started learning Santur at age seven from his father, Master Javad Bathaie. He then followed his passion in music by practicing Persian classical repertoire (Radif) with the instrument Oud and explored the concept of rhythm by learning Tonbak (Persian Percussion).