The 35th edition of the International Festival of Authors
From IFOA.org:Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including celebrations of the Governor General’s Literary Award andRogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.
Every year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus.
In 2014, we are pleased to present Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a special programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and around the world following WWI. Complementing this focus is a joint initiative between IFOA and Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Representing World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary, a three-day academic conference to be held during the Festival (October 31 to November 2, 2014).
WHEN: October 23 to November 2, 2014WHERE: Click HERE for full festival scheduleWHO: Click HERE for a full list of festival participants
Please visit IFOA.org for more details, tickets, and information! 

The 35th edition of the
International Festival of Authors

From IFOA.org:
Each fall, the International Festival of Authors brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, public book signings and a number of special events, including celebrations of the Governor General’s Literary Award andRogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize finalists, as well as the awarding of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.

Every year, the IFOA devotes a number of events to authors and books within a particular focus.

In 2014, we are pleased to present Remembering the Story: IFOA@35 Remembers the Great War, a special programme featuring works that explore the societal changes in Canada and around the world following WWI. Complementing this focus is a joint initiative between IFOA and Humber’s School of Liberal Arts and SciencesRepresenting World War I: Perspectives at the Centenary, a three-day academic conference to be held during the Festival (October 31 to November 2, 2014).

WHEN: October 23 to November 2, 2014
WHERE: Click HERE for full festival schedule
WHO: Click HERE for a full list of festival participants

Please visit IFOA.org for more details, tickets, and information! 

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The Junction BIA Invites you toThe 2014 Junction Music Festival!
Over 60 acts and events all packed into ONE entertainment-filled day!ALL AGES and FREE!5 Outdoor Stages!30 Participating Venues!
From TheJunctionMusicFestival.com:On Saturday, September 20th, 2014 let the Music guide you through the Junction !
The Junction Music Festival is a festival of independent music for all ages, taking place September 20th, 2014 in Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood. 
Coined as the emerging art and design neighbourhood of Toronto, this eclectic community anchored by Dundas St West & Keele St is home to a festival celebrating local up-and-coming talent and rising stars. Move to the sounds of a collection of musical performances rocking a number of stages both day and night while discovering the celebrated food, drink and nightlife that makes the Junction a must visit Toronto destination. 
Bring your family, bring your friends and quench your musical thirst in the Junction!
See September 20th in one of Toronto’s trendiest, favourite neighbourhoods! Please see thejunctionmusicfestival.com for all of the exciting details!

The Junction BIA Invites you to
The 2014 Junction Music Festival!

Over 60 acts and events all packed into ONE entertainment-filled day!
ALL AGES and FREE!
5 Outdoor Stages!
30 Participating Venues!

From TheJunctionMusicFestival.com:
On Saturday, September 20th, 2014 let the Music guide you through the Junction !

The Junction Music Festival is a festival of independent music for all ages, taking place September 20th, 2014 in Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood. 

Coined as the emerging art and design neighbourhood of Toronto, this eclectic community anchored by Dundas St West & Keele St is home to a festival celebrating local up-and-coming talent and rising stars. Move to the sounds of a collection of musical performances rocking a number of stages both day and night while discovering the celebrated food, drink and nightlife that makes the Junction a must visit Toronto destination. 

Bring your family, bring your friends and quench your musical thirst in the Junction!

See September 20th in one of Toronto’s trendiest, favourite neighbourhoods! Please see thejunctionmusicfestival.com for all of the exciting details!

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THE MOUNTAINTOP
BY KATORI HALL


Obsidian Theatre in association with the Shaw Festival

1968, a storm rages outside as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. settles into his last night in the now iconic Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel. He is exhausted, having just delivered his powerful “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. When room service arrives, he meets a beautiful and slightly mysterious young hotel maid. Through their intimate and ultimately transformative conversation, we hear the hopes and fears of King – both the leader and the man – as he is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy.

Starring
Kevin Hanchard and Alana Hibbert
Directed by Philip Akin


WHERE
Aki Studio Theatre
Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St E Toronto, ON (Dundas & Sackville St.)

WHEN
September 27 - October 19, 2014
Tuesdays to Sundays 8pm

Matinees Saturdays and Sundays 2pm

Tickets
416-531-1402
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Children’s Arts Theatre School

About the school: 
CHILDREN’S ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL is Toronto’s leader in professional theatre training for children ages three to fifteen. Since 1994 CHILDREN’S ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL has been instrumental in developing passionate and disciplined young artists, and healthy and confident young adults. With a thorough curriculum led by a team of professional artist-educators, CHILDREN’S ARTS THEATRE SCHOOL provides a welcoming, fun, and professional environment that promotes creativity, imagination, and personal growth.​

Through guiding young people in the development of self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork and interpersonal skills, our programming ensures success not only in the performing arts, but a growth that is pivotal for the success of the young adults of tomorrow.

• Check out the school’s amazing programs here, and their numerous locations here!

• Have a look at CATS’ Mission Statement

• Scholarships are also available

For more information, or to register, please contact:
http://www.catsdrama.com/
Head Office: 165 Geary Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON   M6H 2B8
Phone: (416) 538-2121
Fax: (416) 977-4749 
E-Mail: infocatsdrama@gmail.com

(photos and information courtesy of facebook.com/CHILDRENSARTSTHEATRESCHOOL/  and www.catsdrama.com

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International Divas2014 Edition
A celebration of acoustic sound….. free of microphones, video, photos, recording…..these exceptional voices are to be experienced  -songs of the world- multiple languages- a chance to listen and be totally in the present- only those that are in the hall will hear the concert.
3 concerts6 featured artists per show
WHERE: Trinity-St. Pauls Centre427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7(Spadina/Bloor)WHEN: Sunday Oct 5, 8pmThursday Nov 27, 8 pmSunday Dec 21, 8pm
Buy tickets!
For more information please see internationaldivas.net/

International Divas
2014 Edition

A celebration of acoustic sound….. free of microphones, video, photos, recording…..these exceptional voices are to be experienced  -songs of the world- multiple languages- a chance to listen and be totally in the present- only those that are in the hall will hear the concert.

3 concerts
6 featured artists per show

WHERE:
Trinity-St. Pauls Centre
427 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X7
(Spadina/Bloor)
WHEN:
Sunday Oct 5, 8pm
Thursday Nov 27, 8 pm
Sunday Dec 21, 8pm

Buy tickets!

For more information please see internationaldivas.net/

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UNKNOWN SOLDIER
“If you had free reign over classified networks … and you saw incredible things, awful things … what would you do?”
A soldier’s exposure of military actions and government corruption fuel a personal drama about integrity, identity, and information in a changing world. And Lady Gaga.
A fictionalized drama, Unknown Soldier is inspired by the actions of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, a US Army Private who leaked classified documents to Wikileaks and was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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Architecttheatre.com fb/architecttheatre tw/@architecttheatrSCHEDULESaturday August 9, 2:30pmSunday August 10, 4:30pmMonday August 11, 4:30pm (with post-show talk)Tuesday August 12, 9:00pmWednesday August 13, 9:30pmThursday August 14, 6:30pm (with post-show talk)Friday August 15, 9:30pmSaturday August 16, 5:00pm
60 Minutes.
VIEW TRAILER

UNKNOWN SOLDIER

“If you had free reign over classified networks … and you saw incredible things, awful things … what would you do?”

A soldier’s exposure of military actions and government corruption fuel a personal drama about integrity, identity, and information in a changing world. And Lady Gaga.

A fictionalized drama, Unknown Soldier is inspired by the actions of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, a US Army Private who leaked classified documents to Wikileaks and was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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SCHEDULE
Saturday August 9, 2:30pm
Sunday August 10, 4:30pm
Monday August 11, 4:30pm (with post-show talk)
Tuesday August 12, 9:00pm
Wednesday August 13, 9:30pm
Thursday August 14, 6:30pm (with post-show talk)
Friday August 15, 9:30pm
Saturday August 16, 5:00pm

60 Minutes.

VIEW TRAILER

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EL JINETE – A MARIACHI OPERA

Featuring Mariachi Los Dorados, El Jinete is a tale of love, vengeance and the supernatural, told through classics of the Mariachi repertoire. Inspired by the Golden Era of Mexican cinema, the show uses multi-layered projections to make it a black and white film come to life. The Rider is a cursed mariachi with a bullet wound in his heart; like a Mexican Orpheus, he crosses the border into El Norte to avenge the kidnapping of his bride. On the other side of the Rio Grande, he finds a strange and modern world, from which he may never return…. 
$1590 minutesTheatre Passe Muraille MainspaceFriday August 8, 7:00pmSaturday August 9, 10:00pmSunday August 10, 12:00pmTuesday August 12, 7:00pmWednesday August 13, 4:30pmThursday August 14, 9:30pmSaturday August 16, 5:00pm
Puente Theatre Company
More info and tickets: Summerworks

EL JINETE – A MARIACHI OPERA


Featuring Mariachi Los Dorados, El Jinete is a tale of love, vengeance and the supernatural, told through classics of the Mariachi repertoire. Inspired by the Golden Era of Mexican cinema, the show uses multi-layered projections to make it a black and white film come to life. The Rider is a cursed mariachi with a bullet wound in his heart; like a Mexican Orpheus, he crosses the border into El Norte to avenge the kidnapping of his bride. On the other side of the Rio Grande, he finds a strange and modern world, from which he may never return…. 

$15
90 minutes
Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace
Friday August 8, 7:00pm
Saturday August 9, 10:00pm
Sunday August 10, 12:00pm
Tuesday August 12, 7:00pm
Wednesday August 13, 4:30pm
Thursday August 14, 9:30pm
Saturday August 16, 5:00pm

Puente Theatre Company

More info and tickets: Summerworks

Dusk Dances



Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience - which invariably includes children, dog walkers and local residents - to eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of the park. Choreographers from various backgrounds are invited to create a 10-minute dance piece inspired by the park’s natural environment. Audiences are invited on a pay-what-you-can basis to an innovative site-specific festival, which is not only an artistic event but a social and cultural one as well. 
BE ENCHANTED!August 4-10thWithrow Park (South of Danforth between Logan and Carlaw)Performances nightly at 7:00 PMAdditional Thursday and Sunday Matinées at 2pm
* Incandescent and Through the Mask will not be performed on the 2 matinée performances Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN - $10 suggested minimum donation. See Toronto Withrow Park schedule here.
Visit www.duskdances.ca/media for artists’ biographies, and for information on other Dusk Dances events (Vancouver, Haliburton, Peterborough, Hamilton and Fort York).

Dusk Dances

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience - which invariably includes children, dog walkers and local residents - to eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of the park. Choreographers from various backgrounds are invited to create a 10-minute dance piece inspired by the park’s natural environment. Audiences are invited on a pay-what-you-can basis to an innovative site-specific festival, which is not only an artistic event but a social and cultural one as well.

BE ENCHANTED!
August 4-10th
Withrow Park (South of Danforth between Logan and Carlaw)
Performances nightly at 7:00 PM
Additional Thursday and Sunday Matinées at 2pm

* Incandescent and Through the Mask will not be performed on the 2 matinée performances Admission is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN - $10 suggested minimum donation. See Toronto Withrow Park schedule here.

Visit www.duskdances.ca/media for artists’ biographies, and for information on other Dusk Dances events (Vancouver, Haliburton, Peterborough, Hamilton and Fort York).

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Guild Festival Theatre proudly presents The Importance of Being Earnestby Oscar Wilde
Presented by BMO Financial Group on the open-air Greek Stage at Guild Park in Scarborough
Artistic Director and Guild Festival Founder Sten Eirik says:
“Earnest” is a pleasurable piece of fluff made rich by the thorny wisdom lurking underneath. Two young gentlemen of the Victorian era reveal to each other how they’ve outsmarted a world of day-to-day bigotry, boredom and oppressive propriety. They each lead a double life in order to have a measure of freedom and fun. Thus, the unfolding of “Earnest” reflects the way Oscar Wilde estranged himself from the decorum of his times. Public and private stand opposed, as they did for much of Wilde’s own life.”

WHEN: Opens July 17 and runs to August 10, 2014Wednesday to Sunday at 7:30 PM - Matinees Sunday at 2 PMWHERE: Guild Park – the Greek Theatre, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough, OntarioTICKETS: Tickets: $25, Kids under 12 are FREE. Seniors $20.Box office:  416-915-6750 or online at:  www.ctptickets.com        

Guild Festival Theatre proudly presents 
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde

Presented by BMO Financial Group on the open-air Greek Stage at Guild Park in Scarborough

Artistic Director and Guild Festival Founder Sten Eirik says:

“Earnest” is a pleasurable piece of fluff made rich by the thorny wisdom lurking underneath. Two young gentlemen of the Victorian era reveal to each other how they’ve outsmarted a world of day-to-day bigotry, boredom and oppressive propriety. They each lead a double life in order to have a measure of freedom and fun. Thus, the unfolding of “Earnest” reflects the way Oscar Wilde estranged himself from the decorum of his times. Public and private stand opposed, as they did for much of Wilde’s own life.”

WHEN: Opens July 17 and runs to August 10, 2014
Wednesday to Sunday at 7:30 PM - Matinees Sunday at 2 PM
WHERE: Guild Park – the Greek Theatre, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough, Ontario
TICKETS: Tickets: $25, Kids under 12 are FREE. Seniors $20.
Box office:  416-915-6750 or online at:  www.ctptickets.com        

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PAWS IN THE PARK® 2014

Walk, wag and win at the Toronto Humane Society’s largest event and fundraiser.

WALK: Raise money by collecting pledges from your colleagues, friends, family and fellow animal lovers.  Then join us on Sunday August 24th at Woodbine Park as we walk the trail through Ashbridge’s Bay Park and raise awareness about the Toronto Humane Society.

WAG: Bring your four legged friend with you to the event.  Not only will you be able to walk together, there will be plenty of fun activities for you and your dog.  Expect everything from homemade dog treats and pampered pooch mini make-overs to a photo booth and splash area. 

WIN: At Paws in the Park everyone wins.  You get a fun day out with your pets, and friends and family and the amazing feeling that comes from knowing you made a difference in the lives of helpless animals.  The Toronto Humane Society is a non-profit organization that receives no government funding and relies on the generous support of people like you. 

But, for those that are interested in our prizes for this year, don’t worry, we have tons of goodies ready to give out to participants as well as to auction off at our silent auction table.  Our grand prize for Paws 2014 is a trip for two to Las Vagas, Nevada!  Three days, with return flight and hotel stay included.  For every $100 in pledges raised participants will have a ballot entry for the grand prize entered into our draw, the more pledges you raise the greater the chance that you will be heading off to fabulous Las Vegas!

For more information about the event, please contactMakyla Deleo Manager, Media Relations and Event Logistics416-392-2273 ext. 2391mdeleo@torontohumanesociety.comwww.pawsinthepark.com
EVENT INFORMATIONToronto Humane Society Paws In the Park 2014Location: Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay Park TorontoDate: Sunday August 24, 2014Time: 9:00am-1:00pmWOODBINE PARKN.E. Corner of Lakeshore Blvd. and Coxwell Ave.
Register at www.pawsinthepark.com to become a participant. You can set up your own fundraising page, email your friends about it and even share your progress on Facebook. If you know others who are also participating why not become a team? Teams qualify for additional prizes and incentives and are a great way to have fun with friends or colleagues and give to a good cause.PERKSThe more money you raise the more you benefit. Not only are there prizes for top fundraisers but depending on the amount you can qualify for a t-shirt, gift bag and more.

PAWS IN THE PARK® 2014

Walk, wag and win at the Toronto Humane Society’s largest event and fundraiser.

WALK: Raise money by collecting pledges from your colleagues, friends, family and fellow animal lovers.  Then join us on Sunday August 24th at Woodbine Park as we walk the trail through Ashbridge’s Bay Park and raise awareness about the Toronto Humane Society.

WAG: Bring your four legged friend with you to the event.  Not only will you be able to walk together, there will be plenty of fun activities for you and your dog.  Expect everything from homemade dog treats and pampered pooch mini make-overs to a photo booth and splash area. 

WIN: At Paws in the Park everyone wins.  You get a fun day out with your pets, and friends and family and the amazing feeling that comes from knowing you made a difference in the lives of helpless animals.  The Toronto Humane Society is a non-profit organization that receives no government funding and relies on the generous support of people like you. 

But, for those that are interested in our prizes for this year, don’t worry, we have tons of goodies ready to give out to participants as well as to auction off at our silent auction table.  Our grand prize for Paws 2014 is a trip for two to Las Vagas, Nevada!  Three days, with return flight and hotel stay included.  For every $100 in pledges raised participants will have a ballot entry for the grand prize entered into our draw, the more pledges you raise the greater the chance that you will be heading off to fabulous Las Vegas!

For more information about the event, please contact
Makyla Deleo 
Manager, Media Relations and Event Logistics
416-392-2273 ext. 2391
mdeleo@torontohumanesociety.com
www.pawsinthepark.com

EVENT INFORMATION
Toronto Humane Society Paws In the Park 2014
Location: Woodbine Beach and Ashbridges Bay Park Toronto
Date: Sunday August 24, 2014
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
WOODBINE PARK
N.E. Corner of Lakeshore Blvd. and Coxwell Ave.

Register at www.pawsinthepark.com to become a participant. You can set up your own fundraising page, email your friends about it and even share your progress on Facebook. If you know others who are also participating why not become a team? Teams qualify for additional prizes and incentives and are a great way to have fun with friends or colleagues and give to a good cause.

PERKS
The more money you raise the more you benefit. 
Not only are there prizes for top fundraisers but depending on the amount you can qualify for a t-shirt, gift bag and more.

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