Category: Entertainment

Mariposa Folk Festival 2018

Buffy Sainte-Marie; July 8, 7:45pm- 8:30pm on the Main Stage

Where: Tudhope Park, Orillia
When: July 6-8, 2018
Cost: Weekend Pass (25+) $150, Weekend Pass (19-24) $79, Weekend Pass (13-18) $26, Friday Evening Pass $97, Flex Pass (Valid Saturday or Sunday) $110 and Camping Passes are available at **Tickets prices will increase on July 1.**

Details: More than 50 Performers, 11 Stages, 3 Glorious Days!
One of the longest running folk festivals in North America, the Mariposa Folk Festival is beginning its 58th year building on an amazing legacy. Mariposa is renowned for its wide range of folk/roots artists, with 150+ performances of every kind that showcase music, dance and spoken word – but there’s lots more going on than that at the Mariposa Folk Festival! Much of the folk music events and programming invites audience participation of all ages exposing, engaging and educating patrons in folk culture.

Some of the highlights this year include Walk Off The Earth, Larkin Poe, Alan Doyle, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bahamas and many more. So come out and enjoy!

More Info:   @MariposaFolk  #Mariposa2018

The Toronto Fringe Festival Celebrates 30 Years

Melissa Hart and Benjamin Maloney-Lee. Photo credit Tanja-Tiziana

Where: 40+ venues across the city of Toronto
When: July 4-15, 2018
Cost: $13 for Adults and $5 for kids. Can be purchased at

Details: Celebrating 30 years this summer, the Toronto Fringe Festival will showcase 150+ productions at 40+ venues around downtown Toronto. In honour of this major landmark for Canadian theatre, the Festival will feature a stellar line up of shows by many of Canada’s hottest theatre artists, a throwback to some of the world’s most important theatre productions with the #STARTEDATTHEFRINGE campaign, and a new creative pop-up patio called POSTSCRIPT in the Scadding Court hockey rink, where all events are free and open to the public.

This year the Festival will have the most extensive line up to date featuring Fringe veteran productions and award-winning artists, original musical theatre productions, dozens of politically driven works that reflect the current unsteady climate, and of course, wacky, wild, and bizarre shows that only Fringe artists could conceptualize and produce.

The Toronto Fringe will also feature Kidsfest, 8 shows for young audiences all at the George Ignatieff Theatre, including stories of time travel, a rocktastic space band, and an award-winning shadow puppet show. Right next door to the theatre, kids and their families can play at the Kidsfest Club, a free outdoor clubhouse with creative play stations, workshops, a bouncy castle, and more.

More Info: @Toronto_Fringe #STARTEDATTHEFRINGE

Indie Fridays Return to Yonge-Dundas Square

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square
When: June 29 – August 31, 2018
Cost: Free

Details: Score big at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) with Chevrolet Indie Fridays, the popular multicultural free concert series every Friday night in the Heart of the City. Join YDS on the sunny side of the street for ten weeks of performances from Canada’s brightest artists! Beer Garden service begins at 7pm and WiFi at YDS is always free.

And, each week two Canadian graffiti artists will come together to showcase their unique creative style and individuality while drawing inspiration from the music of the week. The canvas for their art will be a wrapped Chevrolet Cruze Sedan that will provide a striking visual amidst the vibrant lights and sounds of the Square.

June 29: Electronica – DJ Shub w/ Datu & hey! dw
July 6: Folk – The East Pointers w/ Megan Bonnell & The Young Novelists
July 13: Country – The Reklaws w/ Leah Daniels
July 20: Combo of acts – Chloe Watkinson w/ Shred Kelly, The Achromatics & Carol Ellyn
July 27: “Girl Power” – Lydia Ainsworth w/ Iskwé & POESY
August 3: Reggae – Sattalites w/ Fujahtive with RaLion
August 10: Rock n’ Roll – The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer w/ Texas King & Johnson Crook
August 17: Punk – The Flatliners w/ PKEW PKEW PKEW & The Penske File
August 24: Funk – After Funk w/ KC Roberts and The Live Revolution
August 31: Hip-hop – Clairmont The Second w/ The Dirty B-Sides

More Info: @YDSquare 

Male Burlesque Troupe Celebrates Canada with Naughty Oh Manada! Revue


BoylesqueTO Group – Photo Credit: Greg Wong

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

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).

More Info: @BoylesqueTO

MILF Life Crisis is Back in Toronto!


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

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.

More Info: @clearlyblonde 

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