BUZZ Picks is an eclectic listing of events occurring throughout southwestern Ontario. From art gallery and museum shows to drag shows, from culture to sub-culture, from low-brow to high-brow… it's all in BUZZPICKS.

July 24, 2017 at 12:00am
NU_FORuMS at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
July 18 to 27 Queer video and performance artist Mikiki, who identifies as a mixed White/Indigenous person of Mi’kmaq, Acadian, and Irish heritage, will address issues of identity and colonization through original choreography performed on a foundation of wet clay. Since 2003, Mikiki’s art practice has been informed by their political history and community work in sexual and reproductive health and HIV, with a recent focus on the intersection of substance use and poverty. Wednesday July 19, 6 - 7 pm (Please Note: The showing on July 19 is for members of the Indigenous community only and will be followed by a Q&A)
www.gardinermuseum.com

July 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
Don't Just Wing It, Wig It at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Tuesdays from 7:30, Jada Hudson and Guest entertain with a fabulous show. Wings - half off --- $4.00 Drink specials
www.facebook.com/churchstgarage/

July 25, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mature Men's Book Club at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
The Mature Men’s Book Club is a reading group for gay, bisexual, and trans men who are 50+. The club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. New members are always welcome. There are exceptions to the schedule in the months of June and December due to Pride and holidays. Book Club meeting dates and books scheduled for reading are posted in advance on Goodreads. All books selected for the Book Club are available through Toronto Public Library.
www.the519.org

July 25, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Any Other Way Reading Series |#3 Resisting, Sharing & Organizing at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto
Join the fine folks at Glad Day Bookshop as they host the Any Other Way Reading Series. Each Tuesday in July, they'll feature Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer's contributors who are also some of the city's biggest and brightest voices on queer culture - past, present and, and future.
www.facebook.com/GladDay/

July 25, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
2017 Pride Speakers Night at The ARTS Project, 203 Dundas St., London
Decades of London Drag  What was it like doing drag 50 years ago? What is it like doing drag now? Has it changed? The 2017 Speakers Night will feature performers past and present who can answer those questions & more. Get a glimpse into the world of drag. Who knows? They might even have a makeup tip or two!  
www.facebook.com/PrideLondonFestival/

July 25, 2017 at 12:00am
NU_FORuMS at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
July 18 to 27 Queer video and performance artist Mikiki, who identifies as a mixed White/Indigenous person of Mi’kmaq, Acadian, and Irish heritage, will address issues of identity and colonization through original choreography performed on a foundation of wet clay. Since 2003, Mikiki’s art practice has been informed by their political history and community work in sexual and reproductive health and HIV, with a recent focus on the intersection of substance use and poverty. Wednesday July 19, 6 - 7 pm (Please Note: The showing on July 19 is for members of the Indigenous community only and will be followed by a Q&A)
www.gardinermuseum.com

July 26, 2017 at 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lions Farmers Market at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Lions Farmers Market Wednesdays, June 7 – October 25 9am - 5pm Let’s Eat! From farm country to city centre, this summer eat fresh and shop local at the Square. Farmers will be offering a broad variety of items including homemade preserves, baked goods, honey, locally produced wine, and the finest selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables in the city.
www.lionsfarmersmkt.com

July 26, 2017 at 12:00am
Todmorden Mills: Then and Now at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
A Canada150 Event Todmorden Mills: Then and Now Wednesday June 28 to Sunday August 6, 2017 Tuesdays to Fridays, 10:00am to 4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 to 5:00pm Todmorden Mills Heritage Site was created for Canada's Centennial in 1967, and celebrates its golden anniversary in 2017, along with the 150th birthday of our country. Through archival photographs and copies of original art works from the City of Toronto collections, Todmorden Mills: Then and Now explores Todmorden from its beginnings as an industrial community in the late 1790s to its establishment as a heritage site. Admission to the Papermill Gallery is free.
https://www.facebook.com/TodmordenMills/

July 26, 2017 at 6:00pm - 10:00pm
PMK Pride Dinner: A Dinner for a Cause at Plant Matter Kitchen, 162 Wortley Rd., London
Come out for a delicious dinner for a cause at Plant Matter Kitchen! Book your reservation for either 6:00pm or 8:00pm & enjoy a delicious 3-course meal for $35, with $10 from each meal going to Pride London Festival! PMK is a plant-based restaurant & juice bar, serving organic, delicious, plant-based meals. 
www.facebook.com/PrideLondonFestival/

July 26, 2017 at 12:00am
NU_FORuMS at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
July 18 to 27 Queer video and performance artist Mikiki, who identifies as a mixed White/Indigenous person of Mi’kmaq, Acadian, and Irish heritage, will address issues of identity and colonization through original choreography performed on a foundation of wet clay. Since 2003, Mikiki’s art practice has been informed by their political history and community work in sexual and reproductive health and HIV, with a recent focus on the intersection of substance use and poverty. Wednesday July 19, 6 - 7 pm (Please Note: The showing on July 19 is for members of the Indigenous community only and will be followed by a Q&A)
www.gardinermuseum.com

July 27, 2017 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday Evenings at The Lodge at Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Dr., Toronto
Thursday Evenings at the Lodge Every Thursday, May 25 to August 31 5 to 8 p.m. *Free Admission, Donations Greatly Appreciated In the Park on a Thursday evening? Why not drop in and join us at the Lodge? Discover how the Howard's fulfilled their ideal of a romantic villa in 1837– building their country retreat from City life. Step through the French doors and enjoy the view as the Howard's did. Their lifelong love of the park ensured its preservation as a retreat for us all. Bring your guitar and sit on the porch to seranade the trees, or bring that painting you are working on. We want the park and the house to inspire you the way it did Jemima and John.
https://www.facebook.com/colbornelodge/

July 27, 2017 at 7:30pm
Movie Nights at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky at the City’s biggest outdoor theatre. From throwbacks to blockbuster hits, this year’s Movie Nights line-up includes Storm Troopers, Wizards and Lego Superheroes. Get a taste of the action with our pre-show LIVE with Khaled I. at 7:30 p.m Thursday June 15 – Sing Thursday June 22 – The Jungle Book Thursday June 29 – No movie Thursday July 6 – Matilda Thursday July 13 – No movie Thursday July 20 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Thursday July 27 – The BFG Thursday August 3 – Finding Dory Thursday August 10 – Moana Thursday August 17 – TBD Thursday August 24 – The LEGO Batman Movie Thursday August 31 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them
https://www.facebook.com/Mississauga-Celebration-Square-137691062956698/

July 27, 2017 at 12:00am
Toronto Summer Music Festival at Various Venues - see the web site

This summer, in celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, explore the music of Canada and feature the very best of Canada’s many world-renowned classical performers.

Please join your hosts in welcoming many of their friends to their Toronto stage this summer.  The season includes a one-week residency by superstar Canadian violinist James Ehnes; acclaimed soprano Soile Isokoski in recital; a tribute to beloved Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti; cherished leading ensembles such as the St. Lawrence and Rolston String Quartets; our own National Youth Orchestra of Canada; and festive TSM traditions A Night at the Opera and the Last Night of the Festival, eh! July 13 to August 5
http://www.torontosummermusic.com/2017-festival/

July 27, 2017 at 12:00am
Gilda: A Tribute To The Beloved Comedienne Gilda Radner at Mills Hardware, 95 King St. E., Hamilton
Southern Ontario theatre goers will not want to miss out on a chance to experience the multiple award winning production of the one-woman show GILDA: A TRIBUTE TO THE BELOVED COMEDIENNE GILDA RADNER written, directed, and starring Kansas City, Missouri’s Helena K. Cosentino. A 2017 Hamilton Fringe Festival production on stage from July 20-30, 2017 at Mills Hardware at 99 King Street East in Hamilton, Ontario. A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to Hamilton Ontario’s Wellwood Cancer Support Centre. SHOW DATES AND TIMES: Thu, Jul 20 @ 9:30pm; Sat, Jul 22 @ 2:30pm; Sun, Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm; Wed, Jul 26 @ 6pm; Thu, Jul 27 @ 7pm; Sat, Jul 29 @ 10pm; & Sun, Jul 30 @ 1:30pm. LATE COMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. Tickets can be purchased online via the Hamilton Fringe Festival’s website. Single tickets are $12 each plus a $2 service charge per order. Patrons must buy and wear a $5 Fringe Backer Button to attend all Hamilton Fringe productions. Fringe Passes are also available. Tickets can also be purchased at the door 1 hour before each performance for $10 each. Cash only.
http://hamiltonfringe.ca/

July 27, 2017 at 5:00pm
Live on the Patio: Jessica Mitchell at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Doors at 5pm Music starts at 6pm Singer and songstress Jessica Mitchell is, at heart, a storyteller – an open book. Based in Toronto, and Nashville TN, she has spent the last decade digging deeper into her artistry, focusing on writing new music and crafting her richly unique sound, which has led her to become one of the music industry's best-kept secrets. 
www.roythomsonhall.com

July 27, 2017 at 12:00am
NU_FORuMS at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
July 18 to 27 Queer video and performance artist Mikiki, who identifies as a mixed White/Indigenous person of Mi’kmaq, Acadian, and Irish heritage, will address issues of identity and colonization through original choreography performed on a foundation of wet clay. Since 2003, Mikiki’s art practice has been informed by their political history and community work in sexual and reproductive health and HIV, with a recent focus on the intersection of substance use and poverty. Wednesday July 19, 6 - 7 pm (Please Note: The showing on July 19 is for members of the Indigenous community only and will be followed by a Q&A)
www.gardinermuseum.com

July 28, 2017 at 12:00am
WayHome Music & Arts at Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180 8th Line South, Oro-Medonte
This is not the music festival you think it is. They are about what happens when different and interesting people come together. They are making this about music, food, art and film. And they’re making it a place for people who love one or all of those things to come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour, and spectacle.
https://www.facebook.com/wayhomefestival/

July 28, 2017 at 9:00pm
Dance Night '95 - A Summer Electric Circus Experience at ROUND Venue, 152 Augusta Ave., Toronto
They are turning back the clock to that glorious time when phones had chords, clothes were bright and the music was so high energy and passionate, that you could not help but wear a smile all day long! Join them as they turn ROUND venue into the corner of Queen and John, with the deco, atmosphere and music so on point, you'll be reliving the true Electric Circus vibe! $10.00 Door
www.facebook.com/electricstarproductions/

July 29, 2017 at 12:00am
WayHome Music & Arts at Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180 8th Line South, Oro-Medonte
This is not the music festival you think it is. They are about what happens when different and interesting people come together. They are making this about music, food, art and film. And they’re making it a place for people who love one or all of those things to come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour, and spectacle.
https://www.facebook.com/wayhomefestival/

July 29, 2017 at 2:00pm
Mississauga LATIN Festival Celebrates Canada's 150th Anniversary at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Saturday, July 29 2:00pm-11:00pm Sunday, July 30 2:00pm-7:00pm The Mississauga Latin Festival’s main purpose is to offer an event with a significant LATINO flavour. This Festival is in its 8th year and takes special pride in highlighting the rich roots and traditions of our Latin culture to the Canadian community in city of Mississauga. The event features large musical and folkloric performances, a children’s play area, food vendors, exhibitors, artisans and educational demonstrations of services and initiatives that involve such topics as Immigration, settlement, Educational opportunities, trades involvement, the environment and volunteering. This year, to honour the 150th celebration of Canada’s confederation, they will have a special mural created by community members and organizations depicting their feelings about the nation in a memorable project called "CANADA IS..."
www.mississaugalatinfestival.com

July 29, 2017 at 4:00pm - 9:00pm
TNTMEN Naked Dance Summer Games at Club 120, 120 Church St., Toronto
Since the warm weather is here thye are celebrating the outdoors, sports and naked men. What immediately comes to mind are those sexy Ancient Olympians who apparently competed naked. They hope this little look back in history will get you in the mood to get physical for this month's dance. So get outside and enjoy the summer heat, but don't forget to bring your bronzed and sweaty self to Club 120 for your own celebration of all things male! They look forward to seeing you naked!
www.eventbrite.ca/e/tntmen-naked-dance-summer-games-tickets-35973340229?aff=efbeventtix

July 29, 2017 at 6:00pm
DRAG DIVAS LIVE at 120 Diner, 120 Church St., Toronto
Toronto's only all live drag revue featuring Amanda RobertsCrystal Visions and Jade Elektra. Come treat yourself to a taste of Broadway, Jazz, Classic Rock and Pop while enjoying a fabulous meal at the new staple on Church Street....120 Diner! Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 6:30 PM $10 in advance / $15 at the door
http://120diner.com/

July 29, 2017 at 8:00pm
Moondance - Lgbtiq Summer Boat Cruise at Pier 31, 333 Lakeshore Blvd. E., Toronto
Come sail away with DJ DALLAS and Friends as you meander through the Toronto Islands and Lagoons.  Spend 4 hours with at the hottest party on the water!!! From 8 pm until midnight. (8 pm sharp) Sail into the sunset, dance under the stars on The Pioneer Queen with her retractable roof above the 'on deck' dancefloor! FOOD PRIZES AND DRAWS! FUN, SUN AND DANCING! Call 416 953-0236 for more info or to arrange for tickets 

July 29, 2017 at 10:00pm
SIN - feat DJ J Warren at The Black Eagle Toronto, 457 Church St., Toronto
SIN w/ DJ J Warren (BOSTON) on SATURDAY JULY 29th @ The Black Eagle Toronto with "EXTENDED HOURS" from 10PM and with the DOOR OPEN ALL NIGHT FOR ENTRY TO PARTY TILL THE LAST SINNER LEAVES! "A NIGHT FOR MEN ONLY where EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED!" DJ J WARREN will be back in town from BOSTON to Exclusively give you SINNERS a Night of Sexy & Raunchy BEATS  Cover/Tickets:  $15 @ The Door  $10 ADVANCE TICKETS @ The Men's Room Toronto & The Black Eagle Toronto 
www.shopthemensroom.com/catalog/8746170/sin---sat-july-29th-with-dj-j-warren-the-eagle

July 30, 2017 at 12:00am
WayHome Music & Arts at Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180 8th Line South, Oro-Medonte
This is not the music festival you think it is. They are about what happens when different and interesting people come together. They are making this about music, food, art and film. And they’re making it a place for people who love one or all of those things to come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour, and spectacle.
https://www.facebook.com/wayhomefestival/

July 30, 2017 at 2:00pm
Mississauga LATIN Festival Celebrates Canada's 150th Anniversary at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Saturday, July 29 2:00pm-11:00pm Sunday, July 30 2:00pm-7:00pm The Mississauga Latin Festival’s main purpose is to offer an event with a significant LATINO flavour. This Festival is in its 8th year and takes special pride in highlighting the rich roots and traditions of our Latin culture to the Canadian community in city of Mississauga. The event features large musical and folkloric performances, a children’s play area, food vendors, exhibitors, artisans and educational demonstrations of services and initiatives that involve such topics as Immigration, settlement, Educational opportunities, trades involvement, the environment and volunteering. This year, to honour the 150th celebration of Canada’s confederation, they will have a special mural created by community members and organizations depicting their feelings about the nation in a memorable project called "CANADA IS..."
www.mississaugalatinfestival.com

July 30, 2017 at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
TICOT Boudoir Brunch at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Weekly Drag Patio Show that will run ALL summer long EVERY Sunday, Each week will have an Original Theme, Raffle Prizes, Good Fun, Food and Drinks. All funds raised will go to TICOT Reign XXX Charities of Choice (PWA Food Program and SOY Mental Health)
www.ticot.ca

July 30, 2017 at 7:00pm
Dustin Lynch at Casino Rama Resort, 5899 Rama Rd., Orillia
SHOWTIME: 8 PM, DOORS OPEN: 7 PM Tickets are $40/$50/$68 “Cowboys & Angels”, “Small Town Boy” & “Where It’s At”.
www.casinorama.com/index.html

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August 2, 2017 at 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lions Farmers Market at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Lions Farmers Market Wednesdays, June 7 – October 25 9am - 5pm Let’s Eat! From farm country to city centre, this summer eat fresh and shop local at the Square. Farmers will be offering a broad variety of items including homemade preserves, baked goods, honey, locally produced wine, and the finest selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables in the city.
www.lionsfarmersmkt.com

August 3, 2017 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday Evenings at The Lodge at Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Dr., Toronto
Thursday Evenings at the Lodge Every Thursday, May 25 to August 31 5 to 8 p.m. *Free Admission, Donations Greatly Appreciated In the Park on a Thursday evening? Why not drop in and join us at the Lodge? Discover how the Howard's fulfilled their ideal of a romantic villa in 1837– building their country retreat from City life. Step through the French doors and enjoy the view as the Howard's did. Their lifelong love of the park ensured its preservation as a retreat for us all. Bring your guitar and sit on the porch to seranade the trees, or bring that painting you are working on. We want the park and the house to inspire you the way it did Jemima and John.
https://www.facebook.com/colbornelodge/

August 3, 2017 at 7:30pm
Movie Nights at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky at the City’s biggest outdoor theatre. From throwbacks to blockbuster hits, this year’s Movie Nights line-up includes Storm Troopers, Wizards and Lego Superheroes. Get a taste of the action with our pre-show LIVE with Khaled I. at 7:30 p.m Thursday June 15 – Sing Thursday June 22 – The Jungle Book Thursday June 29 – No movie Thursday July 6 – Matilda Thursday July 13 – No movie Thursday July 20 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Thursday July 27 – The BFG Thursday August 3 – Finding Dory Thursday August 10 – Moana Thursday August 17 – TBD Thursday August 24 – The LEGO Batman Movie Thursday August 31 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them
https://www.facebook.com/Mississauga-Celebration-Square-137691062956698/

August 3, 2017 at 5:00pm
Live on the Patio: Tanika Charles at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
FREE Doors at 5pm Music starts at 6pm Since 2010 Tanika Charles has been lighting up stages near and far, releasing her critically acclaimed Polaris Prize-nominated debut LP, Soul Run. Backed by her band The Wonderfuls, Charles has played festivals like NXNE, Pop Montreal, CBC Music Fest, TD Toronto Jazz Fest, the AGO Massive Party, the Pan Am Games, and many more and has sang alongside the likes of Emmanuel Jal, Fred Penner, Donna Grantis, Johnny Reid, Bedouin Soundclash, and others.
www.roythomsonhall.com

August 3, 2017 at 12:00am
National Bank Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival at Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, 309 Rathburn Rd. W. , Mississauga
Canada's top festival of South Asian cinema returns with films for everyone! Stars walk the red carpet, industry mixers and events, parties and great cinema await you. The festival pass (includes all screenings except openingn night) is now on sale at the price of 2 for $90 or $50 each. This year the opening film will be an extra $20 if you have a festival pass.
events.sulekha.com/misaff17-film-festival-pass_event-in_mississauga-on_316546

August 3, 2017 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Lecture: What is Being “Here”? at Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., Toronto
Consider the meaning of place and identity as Swapnaa Tamhane shares her insights on "HERE: Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists".  Free with museum admission.
www.agakhanmuseum.org

August 4, 2017 at 12:00am
MuslimFest at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Friday, August 4 6:00pm-11:00pm Saturday, August 5 12:00pm-11:00pm Sunday, August 6 12:00pm-9:00pm MuslimFest celebrates the best in arts, culture and entertainment. The event features local and international artists who will showcase their talent. Concerts featuring popular Muslim artists, comedy shows, a multicultural bazaar, and a kids' carnival are just some of the fun activities that will be at MuslimFest. MuslimFest is made for the entire family. Through our ever-changing workshops, we offer something new for everyone to learn. Our festival provides the community with opportunities to connect through the language of art, humour, and meaningful entertainment.
www.muslimfest.com

August 4, 2017 at 12:00am
National Bank Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival at Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, 309 Rathburn Rd. W. , Mississauga
Canada's top festival of South Asian cinema returns with films for everyone! Stars walk the red carpet, industry mixers and events, parties and great cinema await you. The festival pass (includes all screenings except openingn night) is now on sale at the price of 2 for $90 or $50 each. This year the opening film will be an extra $20 if you have a festival pass.
events.sulekha.com/misaff17-film-festival-pass_event-in_mississauga-on_316546

August 4, 2017 at 8:00pm
A Bashment Fete Burlesque at ROUND Venue, 152 Augusta Ave., Toronto
This is the Caribana edition of A Bashment Fete Burlesque, Carnival, and have thye got a show for you! Giving you a whole lot of Soca, Reggaeton & Latino music, Dancehall, and urban mixes.  Doors: 8pm Show: 9pm After Party: till 2:30am  Cover: $20 Advance, $25 Door
www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-bashment-fete-burlesque-tickets-35904218484

August 4, 2017 at 9:00pm
Dance Night at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
Come on down for holiday friday dance night! No cover Doors open at 9pm!
www.club717.ca

August 5, 2017 at 12:00am
MuslimFest at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Friday, August 4 6:00pm-11:00pm Saturday, August 5 12:00pm-11:00pm Sunday, August 6 12:00pm-9:00pm MuslimFest celebrates the best in arts, culture and entertainment. The event features local and international artists who will showcase their talent. Concerts featuring popular Muslim artists, comedy shows, a multicultural bazaar, and a kids' carnival are just some of the fun activities that will be at MuslimFest. MuslimFest is made for the entire family. Through our ever-changing workshops, we offer something new for everyone to learn. Our festival provides the community with opportunities to connect through the language of art, humour, and meaningful entertainment.
www.muslimfest.com

August 5, 2017 at 12:00am
National Bank Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival at Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, 309 Rathburn Rd. W. , Mississauga
Canada's top festival of South Asian cinema returns with films for everyone! Stars walk the red carpet, industry mixers and events, parties and great cinema await you. The festival pass (includes all screenings except openingn night) is now on sale at the price of 2 for $90 or $50 each. This year the opening film will be an extra $20 if you have a festival pass.
events.sulekha.com/misaff17-film-festival-pass_event-in_mississauga-on_316546

August 5, 2017 at 12:00am
Guelph Pirate Festival at Marden Community Centre, 7368 Wellington County Rd 30, Guelph
Avast ye landlubbers, ye scurvy dogs, and Pirates and Wenches of the coast, and come aboard the 2017 Pirate Festival! The Guelph Pirate Festival will be returning to the shores of Marden Park this August 5th-7th and plans to host a bevy of piratical vendors, with pub and entertainment to boot!  Come in yer best pirate garb and ready your tallest tales and join us throughout the day for family friendly entertainment, or stay after dark for the most raucous pirate party at the Captain's Keg (happening August 5!). Among the entertainment be stage shows, fight demonstrations, dancing, live music, magicians, mudd people and much more!
http://thepiratefestival.com/index.php/prices/

August 5, 2017 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Walk the Six West: History on the Humber at Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St., Toronto
Join in on Saturday August 5 and mark Ontario’s 150th anniversary with this FREE and unique outdoor theatrical experience in Étienne Brûlé Park in Toronto. Walk the paths along the historic Humber River as you encounter many extraordinary Ontarians from our diverse past, hearing them recount and relive their personal stories — and the impact their lives had on the province and country that we all share today. 
www.eventbrite.ca/e/walk-the-six-west-history-on-the-humber-tickets-35949241148?aff=es2

August 5, 2017 at 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Fetish Family Feud and Mr Spearhead 2017 Meet and Greet at The Black Eagle Toronto, 457 Church St., Toronto
Join in on Saturday August 5 for FETISH FAMILY FEUD and a MEET & GREET with special guest co-host, Kevin - Mr. SPEARHEAD 2017! Come out for an afternoon of food, prizes and fun! Groups of 4 compete against each other in the FETISH FAMILY FEUD! Don't worry if you don't have a group of 4; you maybe able to join a group that doesn't have 4 members. It's free to attend and play!
www.facebook.com/events/1969738263263645/

August 6, 2017 at 12:00am
MuslimFest at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Friday, August 4 6:00pm-11:00pm Saturday, August 5 12:00pm-11:00pm Sunday, August 6 12:00pm-9:00pm MuslimFest celebrates the best in arts, culture and entertainment. The event features local and international artists who will showcase their talent. Concerts featuring popular Muslim artists, comedy shows, a multicultural bazaar, and a kids' carnival are just some of the fun activities that will be at MuslimFest. MuslimFest is made for the entire family. Through our ever-changing workshops, we offer something new for everyone to learn. Our festival provides the community with opportunities to connect through the language of art, humour, and meaningful entertainment.
www.muslimfest.com

August 6, 2017 at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
TICOT Boudoir Brunch at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Weekly Drag Patio Show that will run ALL summer long EVERY Sunday, Each week will have an Original Theme, Raffle Prizes, Good Fun, Food and Drinks. All funds raised will go to TICOT Reign XXX Charities of Choice (PWA Food Program and SOY Mental Health)
www.ticot.ca

August 6, 2017 at 12:00am
National Bank Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival at Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, 309 Rathburn Rd. W. , Mississauga
Canada's top festival of South Asian cinema returns with films for everyone! Stars walk the red carpet, industry mixers and events, parties and great cinema await you. The festival pass (includes all screenings except openingn night) is now on sale at the price of 2 for $90 or $50 each. This year the opening film will be an extra $20 if you have a festival pass.
events.sulekha.com/misaff17-film-festival-pass_event-in_mississauga-on_316546

August 6, 2017 at 12:00am
Guelph Pirate Festival at Marden Community Centre, 7368 Wellington County Rd 30, Guelph
Avast ye landlubbers, ye scurvy dogs, and Pirates and Wenches of the coast, and come aboard the 2017 Pirate Festival! The Guelph Pirate Festival will be returning to the shores of Marden Park this August 5th-7th and plans to host a bevy of piratical vendors, with pub and entertainment to boot!  Come in yer best pirate garb and ready your tallest tales and join us throughout the day for family friendly entertainment, or stay after dark for the most raucous pirate party at the Captain's Keg (happening August 5!). Among the entertainment be stage shows, fight demonstrations, dancing, live music, magicians, mudd people and much more!
http://thepiratefestival.com/index.php/prices/

August 7, 2017 at 12:00am
Guelph Pirate Festival at Marden Community Centre, 7368 Wellington County Rd 30, Guelph
Avast ye landlubbers, ye scurvy dogs, and Pirates and Wenches of the coast, and come aboard the 2017 Pirate Festival! The Guelph Pirate Festival will be returning to the shores of Marden Park this August 5th-7th and plans to host a bevy of piratical vendors, with pub and entertainment to boot!  Come in yer best pirate garb and ready your tallest tales and join us throughout the day for family friendly entertainment, or stay after dark for the most raucous pirate party at the Captain's Keg (happening August 5!). Among the entertainment be stage shows, fight demonstrations, dancing, live music, magicians, mudd people and much more!
http://thepiratefestival.com/index.php/prices/

Sorry, no events listed for Tuesday.

August 9, 2017 at 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lions Farmers Market at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Lions Farmers Market Wednesdays, June 7 – October 25 9am - 5pm Let’s Eat! From farm country to city centre, this summer eat fresh and shop local at the Square. Farmers will be offering a broad variety of items including homemade preserves, baked goods, honey, locally produced wine, and the finest selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables in the city.
www.lionsfarmersmkt.com

August 9, 2017 at 12:00am
Feminist Art Museum at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 9 to 17 The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 10, 2017 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday Evenings at The Lodge at Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Dr., Toronto
Thursday Evenings at the Lodge Every Thursday, May 25 to August 31 5 to 8 p.m. *Free Admission, Donations Greatly Appreciated In the Park on a Thursday evening? Why not drop in and join us at the Lodge? Discover how the Howard's fulfilled their ideal of a romantic villa in 1837– building their country retreat from City life. Step through the French doors and enjoy the view as the Howard's did. Their lifelong love of the park ensured its preservation as a retreat for us all. Bring your guitar and sit on the porch to seranade the trees, or bring that painting you are working on. We want the park and the house to inspire you the way it did Jemima and John.
https://www.facebook.com/colbornelodge/

August 10, 2017 at 7:30pm
Movie Nights at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky at the City’s biggest outdoor theatre. From throwbacks to blockbuster hits, this year’s Movie Nights line-up includes Storm Troopers, Wizards and Lego Superheroes. Get a taste of the action with our pre-show LIVE with Khaled I. at 7:30 p.m Thursday June 15 – Sing Thursday June 22 – The Jungle Book Thursday June 29 – No movie Thursday July 6 – Matilda Thursday July 13 – No movie Thursday July 20 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Thursday July 27 – The BFG Thursday August 3 – Finding Dory Thursday August 10 – Moana Thursday August 17 – TBD Thursday August 24 – The LEGO Batman Movie Thursday August 31 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them
https://www.facebook.com/Mississauga-Celebration-Square-137691062956698/

August 10, 2017 at 5:00pm
Live on the Patio: Birds of Bellwoods at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
FREE Doors at 5pm Music starts at 6pm Birds of Bellwoods is an award winning Toronto based folk-rock quartet known for lush harmonies, engaging melodies and haunting lyricism. The group has packed venues throughout Ontario and beyond including The Mod Club, Lee's Palace and The Horseshoe Tavern, and have performed at several festivals including Boots and Hearts, TURF, and The Jasper Folk Music Festival. Upon release, their song ‘Come Home’ topped Spotify’s Canadian Viral Charts for over three weeks.
www.roythomsonhall.com

August 10, 2017 at 12:00am
Feminist Art Museum at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 9 to 17 The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 11, 2017 at 12:00am
TD Mosaic Festival and Rock the Coliseum Indie Music Festival at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Friday, August 11, 4:00pm-11:00pm Saturday, August 12, 11:00am-11:00pm Mississauga's pioneer free outdoor festival is back with bigger and better art, culture, food and high value entertainment in its 12th year. Produced and presented by Canadian Community Arts Initiative, TD Mosaic 2017 has a unique lineup of Native Canadian, National and international Folk, World and Fusion music, dance, visual arts and culinary delights. Join us on August 11-12 at Celebration Square to celebrate the 150 years of Canadian confederation. Enjoy the Ontario wide selection of Independent bands on the stage for "Rock the Coliseum". Along with literary segments, we proudly present "Zeitgeist" International Biennial of Art this year as well.
www.communityart.ca

August 11, 2017 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Live on the Patio: Elise LeGrow at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
FREE Doors at 5pm Music starts at 6pm For her forthcoming debut album, Playing Chess (out September 2017), Elise LeGrow draws entirely from the catalog of Chicago's iconic Chess label, home to pioneers like Muddy Waters, Etta James, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry among others. Rather than faithfully recreate such revered material, though, LeGrow's interpretations completely strip the tracks of their previous identities, transporting them to a world where the past and present are inextricably intertwined. A mix of beloved classics and obscure rarities, the album's eleven tracks showcase LeGrow's stunning voice and wildly inventive arrangements, which manage to collapse the whole of pop music history down into a singular point in which any song and genre can come together in an endless array of possibilities.  
www.roythomsonhall.com

August 11, 2017 at 12:00am
Feminist Art Museum at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 9 to 17 The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 11, 2017 at 12:00am
Portable Stories at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 11 to 30 The August Fröhls collective (led by artists/curators Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane) will invite artists and creative practitioners to engage with local forms of storytelling, teaching, object histories, and music, within a site-specific installation on the plaza inspired by the portable classroom. For artists/curators August Fröhls (Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane), a significant amount of their early education in the Greater Toronto Area (specifically Scarborough and Markham) was spent in portable classrooms. Sandhu and Tamhane explore their speculative hypothesis that the presence of portable classrooms at Canadian schools could be viewed in parallel to the influx of immigrants into the Canadian landscape.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 12, 2017 at 12:00am
TD Mosaic Festival and Rock the Coliseum Indie Music Festival at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Friday, August 11, 4:00pm-11:00pm Saturday, August 12, 11:00am-11:00pm Mississauga's pioneer free outdoor festival is back with bigger and better art, culture, food and high value entertainment in its 12th year. Produced and presented by Canadian Community Arts Initiative, TD Mosaic 2017 has a unique lineup of Native Canadian, National and international Folk, World and Fusion music, dance, visual arts and culinary delights. Join us on August 11-12 at Celebration Square to celebrate the 150 years of Canadian confederation. Enjoy the Ontario wide selection of Independent bands on the stage for "Rock the Coliseum". Along with literary segments, we proudly present "Zeitgeist" International Biennial of Art this year as well.
www.communityart.ca

August 12, 2017 at 10:00am - 1:00pm
Queer and Trans Family Event: Carnival at The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St., Toronto
Fabulous music, revelry, glitter-studded attire, and celebration of Caribbean music, cuisine, and histories are part of this event – come dance the morning away, eating good food and singing great songs. Queer and Trans Family Events are designed for queer and trans families and celebrate LGBTQ diversity.  
www.the519.org

August 12, 2017 at 6:00pm
OneRepublic at Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
with special guests Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur Saturday, August 12 Budweiser Stage Doors 6pm Show 7pm Reserved Seating / GA Lawns Tickets (incl. HST) $25.50, $35.50, $47.50, $84.50, $120.50 and $145.50; (plus FMF and service charges)
https://www.facebook.com/BudweiserStage/

August 12, 2017 at 8:00pm
One Love LGBTQ Boat Ride at Pier 31, 333 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
One Love Boat Ride 2017 On Saturday, August 12, 2017  Onboard Pioneer Queen Board at 333 lakeshore boulevard Parliament/queens quay east 8 pm leave 8;30  Return 12;30 am great food, Great music great company DJ Prestidge DJ Lady assassin Tickets $40
www.eventbrite.ca/e/one-love-boat-ride-2017-tickets-34772119345

August 12, 2017 at 12:00am
Feminist Art Museum at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 9 to 17 The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 13, 2017 at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
TICOT Boudoir Brunch at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Weekly Drag Patio Show that will run ALL summer long EVERY Sunday, Each week will have an Original Theme, Raffle Prizes, Good Fun, Food and Drinks. All funds raised will go to TICOT Reign XXX Charities of Choice (PWA Food Program and SOY Mental Health)
www.ticot.ca

August 13, 2017 at 12:00am
Feminist Art Museum at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 9 to 17 The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 14, 2017 at 12:00am
Feminist Art Museum at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 9 to 17 The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 15, 2017 at 12:00am
Feminist Art Museum at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 9 to 17 The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 15, 2017 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero at Runnymede Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. W., Toronto
In partnership with the Toronto Public LibraryThe Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery will present a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's 'Son of a Smaller Hero'. Before the discussion begins, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery will present a brief overview of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter to contextualize the discussion, before delving into the cultural topics covered in the book with participants.
www.thepowerplant.org/

August 16, 2017 at 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lions Farmers Market at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Lions Farmers Market Wednesdays, June 7 – October 25 9am - 5pm Let’s Eat! From farm country to city centre, this summer eat fresh and shop local at the Square. Farmers will be offering a broad variety of items including homemade preserves, baked goods, honey, locally produced wine, and the finest selection of Ontario fruits and vegetables in the city.
www.lionsfarmersmkt.com

August 16, 2017 at 7:30pm
Darby Mills Project (Ex Headpins) at The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Darby Mills Project is the new band of the former Singer of the Headpins. It's a cross of Classic Rock with a touch of Blues and a lot of Hard Work.
www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=7434055&pl=rockpilewest

August 16, 2017 at 12:00am
Feminist Art Museum at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 9 to 17 The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 16, 2017 at 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Free Flicks: How She Move at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto
No, there aren’t too many dance-competition dramas made in Toronto – but this one, starring Rutina Wesley as a teen dancer determined to win a $50,000 cash prize to pay for her education – suggests Toronto holds its own on the dance floor.
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/

August 17, 2017 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday Evenings at The Lodge at Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Dr., Toronto
Thursday Evenings at the Lodge Every Thursday, May 25 to August 31 5 to 8 p.m. *Free Admission, Donations Greatly Appreciated In the Park on a Thursday evening? Why not drop in and join us at the Lodge? Discover how the Howard's fulfilled their ideal of a romantic villa in 1837– building their country retreat from City life. Step through the French doors and enjoy the view as the Howard's did. Their lifelong love of the park ensured its preservation as a retreat for us all. Bring your guitar and sit on the porch to seranade the trees, or bring that painting you are working on. We want the park and the house to inspire you the way it did Jemima and John.
https://www.facebook.com/colbornelodge/

August 17, 2017 at 7:30pm
Movie Nights at Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr., Mississauga
Grab a blanket and join your friends and neighbours under the night sky at the City’s biggest outdoor theatre. From throwbacks to blockbuster hits, this year’s Movie Nights line-up includes Storm Troopers, Wizards and Lego Superheroes. Get a taste of the action with our pre-show LIVE with Khaled I. at 7:30 p.m Thursday June 15 – Sing Thursday June 22 – The Jungle Book Thursday June 29 – No movie Thursday July 6 – Matilda Thursday July 13 – No movie Thursday July 20 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Thursday July 27 – The BFG Thursday August 3 – Finding Dory Thursday August 10 – Moana Thursday August 17 – TBD Thursday August 24 – The LEGO Batman Movie Thursday August 31 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them
https://www.facebook.com/Mississauga-Celebration-Square-137691062956698/

August 17, 2017 at 12:00am
Feminist Art Museum at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 9 to 17 The Feminist Art Museum (FAM) is conceived of by curators Xenia Benivolski and Su-Ying Lee as a national, multi-site pilot project. FAM will use brick as a metaphoric and material reference to create a space for dialogue on institution building, place, space, and land. FAM asks: What are ways of being on the land that have been supplanted by colonialism and patriarchy? What knowledge can institutions and culture makers access if seeking to approach these projects with a socio-political consciousness? Visitors to the Gardiner Museum are invited to participate in the symbolic building and disseminating gesture by contributing and bringing in their own bricks, which will become part of the installation in the gallery. The formation of the brick pile will take form over the course of the project as it grows. Amid the installation, the exhibition hall will also host “riot rock rattles” made in a workshop facilitated by artist Tsēma Igharas, and public rehearsals led by artist Christopher Willes of Pauline Oliveros’ seminal “Sonic Meditations” to consider the sonic as a way to take up space.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 17, 2017 at 7:00pm
THE SWIMMER presented by Retropath at The Royal Cinema, 608 College St., Toronto
Calling all nostalgia-freaks and celluloid junkies! Are you looking for the latest cinematic thrill? Retropath has you covered. Specializing in the best flicks to stumble onto the screen, this series is guaranteed to deliver the wildest that cinema has to offer. Retropath also features a unique lobby pop-up for each screening, featuring local artists with weird and wonderful work for sale! 7:00 pm - Pre-show & lobby pop-up featuring local artists!  8:00 pm - Movie starts! On one summer day in an affluent neighbourhood in Connecticut, the handsome and fit Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) stops by a pool party during his travels. There he catches up with his friends - the group share funny stories about each other while drinking and enjoying the sunlight by the poolside. Shortly into the conversation, Ned realizes that there is a consistent series of swimming pools from there to his house, and he would be able to swim all the way back home. From there he begins his persistent journey to swim through every pool along the way, meeting several important people from his life and slowly revealing to the audience the true character behind Ned Merrill's dignified exterior. 
www.facebook.com/Retropath/

August 18, 2017 at 5:00pm
Live on the Patio: Fast Romantics at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
FREE Doors at 5pm Music starts at 6pm Fast Romantics are a Toronto-based band first formed in Calgary in 2008 by Matthew Angus and Je-rey Lewis. Following some early independent releases, their first LP, Afterlife Blues (2013) was produced by Howard Redekopp (New Pornographers, Tegan & Sara). The album’s first single, Funeral Song, rapidly garnered an audience via heavy radio play, propelling the band into a year of consistent touring highlighted by prominent slots at Virgin Fest, SXSW and CMJ.
www.roythomsonhall.com

August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm
Green Day - Revolution Radio Tour at Budweiser Stage, 909 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
Green Day - Revolution Radio Tour with special guests Catfish and the Bottlemen Friday, August 18 Budweiser Stage Doors 6pm / Show 7pm Tickets (incl. HST) $30.00, $49.50, $89.50 (+ s/c) All Ages / Reserved Seating & General Admission Lawn
www.ticketmaster.com/

August 18, 2017 at 12:00am
Portable Stories at Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park, Toronto
August 11 to 30 The August Fröhls collective (led by artists/curators Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane) will invite artists and creative practitioners to engage with local forms of storytelling, teaching, object histories, and music, within a site-specific installation on the plaza inspired by the portable classroom. For artists/curators August Fröhls (Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane), a significant amount of their early education in the Greater Toronto Area (specifically Scarborough and Markham) was spent in portable classrooms. Sandhu and Tamhane explore their speculative hypothesis that the presence of portable classrooms at Canadian schools could be viewed in parallel to the influx of immigrants into the Canadian landscape.
www.gardinermuseum.com

August 18, 2017 at 12:00am
Grand River Rodeo at Grand River Rodeo, Hwy 25 @ Fife Rd., Grand Valley
2016 Horseshoe Tournament - You read it right, last year's Horseshoe Tournament was postponed because of a tornado. Therefore, the 2016 buckles have yet to be awarded.  Why not enter a team?  You and your partner just may take home a pair of trophy belt buckles. $25 per team. Horse Barrel Racing - An evening filled with all the National Barrel Horse Association racing you can handle. Music, saloon, vendors, food and barrel racers from all over make this a great evening. Tickets are $10 at the gate.
www.facebook.com/TheGrandRiverRodeo/

August 18, 2017 at 6:45pm
Drunken Cinema presents: Truth Or Dare Movie Drinking Game at The Steady Cafe & Bar, 1051 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Doors Open: 6:45PM Game Starts: 7:30PM $5.00 (Price includes game cards, props and free popcorn) 19+ DRUNKEN CINEMA invites you all to BLONDE AMBITION TOUR (a.k.a.The Steady Cafe & Bar) to participate in an interactive movie drinking game in celebration of one of the greatest entertainers alive, MADONNA!  They will also be adding a new component to their drinking game by making “TRUTH OR DARE” drinking rule cards as well! Be prepared to do outrageous dares or reveal shocking truths — or you will be DRINKING A LOT! 
www.facebook.com/DrunkenCinemaTO/

August 18, 2017 at 7:30pm
18 BLACK GOLD presents Downtown 81 at The Royal Cinema, 608 College St., Toronto
Starring a young and not-yet-famous Jean-Michel Basquiat as a film-realized version of himself, Downtown 81 follows a day in the life of a struggling artist and musician trying to find the cash to appease his landlord's looming threats of eviction. Jean-Michel navigates the abandoned lots, graffiti and garbage strewn streets, and after-hours clubs of a pre-Giuliani Lower East Side in search of a buyer for his work, all the while encountering a series of events and figures - from the real world robbing of his jam space through to a fantastical meeting with a down-on-her-luck woman imbued with magical powers. 
www.theroyal.to

August 18, 2017 at 9:00pm
Rachael Temptation And Skarlett Vain at Club 717, 7-717 Wilson Rd. S., Oshawa
One sexy night in store with two of TroyBoy's very own! Featuring the showgirl, Rachael Temptation, and the Baby Queen, Skarlett Vain, its bound to be a high energy stellar sexy show!! Doors open at 9pm $5 cover
www.club717.ca

August 18, 2017 at 8:00pm
KISS Freedom to Rock Tour at Casino Rama Resort, 5899 Rama Rd., Orillia
Freedom to Rock Tour Friday, August 18 SHOWTIME: 9 PM, DOORS OPEN: 8 PM Tickets are $110.62/$119.47/$150.44 “I Was Made for Lovin’ You”, “Rock and Roll All Nite”, “Detroit Rock City” & “Shout It Out Loud”. No facial make-up/masks will be permitted.
www.casinorama.com/index.html

August 18, 2017 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Vanessa Williams at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Multi-faceted performer, Vanessa Williams, has sold millions of albums worldwide and achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film and on television. Her singles such as Save the Best For Last, Dreamin, Work To Do and Love Is have earned multiple Grammy nominations.  19+
https://fallsviewcasinoresort.com/

August 19, 2017 at 11:00am - 7:00pm
Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival at Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto
An all vegan experience featuring comfort food, craft brews, wine and spirits! They know you’re hungry!  Expect the cities best, and some out of town surprises, too.  They're taking over all of Fort York Garrison Common this summer giving them tons of room for awesome vendors and more amazing food! 
www.vegandrinkfest.com/

August 19, 2017 at 12:00am
Summer Summit 2017 - Toronto at The Royal Conservatory, 273 Bloor St. W., Toronto
August 19 & 20 The Royal Conservatory's Summer Summit is Canada's premier Professional Development event for music teachers.  Join them for their most comprehensive Summit yet and discover new ways to keep your business and students thriving! You’ll also benefit from in-depth networking with colleagues from across North America, and have the opportunity to learn more about their new digital offerings, acquire insider knowledge, and more: - Explore innovative strategies to enrich your teaching and motivate your students - Join members of the College of Examiners to mark theory papers (back by popular demand!) Immerse yourself in the RCM Certificate Program and gain insights into practical exam requirements and examiner expectations - Discover how to leverage new digital resources that will complement and support your weekly lessons
www.rcmusic.ca

August 19, 2017 at 12:00am
Totally Outright Peel at Peel HIV/AIDS Network, 601-7700 Hurontario St., Brampton
Totally Outright is a free 35 hour leadership program for young (18-29) gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (GBTQ) guys interested in being community leaders and healthy, sex-savvy trendsetters. Throughout Totally Outright, you and other young men will participate in interactive, fun, thought provoking presentations, workshops, and social activities with community leaders and experts in gay men's health. The program, run over two weekends, allows guys to connect outside of a bar or online setting to develop resiliency to make better decisions about sex, relationships, and substance use.  Totally Outright is an incredible opportunity for young (18-29) gay, bisexual, trans, and queer men, and is not to be missed! The next workshop series will take place over two weekends in August (19th/20th & 26th/27th).
www.totallyoutright.org/

August 19, 2017 at 12:00pm
The Grand Parade at Main Street, Grand Valley
The GRAND PARADE is the official kick-off to the 5th Annual Grand River Rodeo. The parade will make it's way north on Main Street in Grand Valley shortly after 12:00 on Saturday August 19th, 2017. Bring the kids to see the horses, cowboys, cowgirls and maybe a few surprises as they make their way through beautiful Grand Valley.
www.grandriverrodeo.ca

August 19, 2017 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Writing Workshop: Outside In at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay W., Toronto
Anyone can be welcomed in some circles and turned away from others. Everything from the way we look to our friends, family, and beliefs can affect our perceptions of self, and the roles we are expected to play in society. All of these ideas are examined in Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition 'The Milliners’ Daughter'. Outside In is a hands-on writing workshop that invites participants to consider different perspectives about outsiders and insiders, themselves and others. After a tour and discussion of Hendeles’ exhibition, writers will be invited to create and share new pieces of flash fiction, poetry or memoir in response to open-ended exercises. The workshop’s supportive structure encourages writers to share personal thoughts in a safe and non-critical environment. The workshop is open to writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided. 
www.thepowerplant.org/

August 19, 2017 at 9:00am
Grand River Rodeo and After Party at Grand River Rodeo, Hwy 25 @ Fife Rd., Grand Valley
The Grand River Rodeo is an official stop on the RAM Rodeo Tour schedule for 2017. Working with the Chrysler and Case IH dealers of Ontario and The Rodeo Management Group the Grand River Rodeo will provide three days of exceptional family entertainment while raising funds for 4-H Dufferin and 4-H Ontario. After the dust settles and the livestock is put to bed join the cowboys and cowgirls for an evening of live music, good food, cold drinks and great times. Nicky Lee will open the show with his own brand of Country music and then at 9:00 pm Canadian recording artist Ty Baynton will take the stage. 9:00 am Rodeo Slack 11:00 am Gates and Saloon open 12:00 Grand Parade (Main St. Grand Valley) 2:00 pm Children’s Rodeo Games  3:00 pm RAM Rodeo  4:00 (Approximately) Grand Valley Crane Rental Bike Scramble  5:30 pm Live music on stage  6:00 pm Horseshoe Tournament 6:30 pm Nicky Lee live in concert 8:00 pm Boots and Jeans Volleyball 9:00 pm Ty Baynton live in concert
www.grandriverrodeo.ca

August 19, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
2017 Grand River Rodeo Horseshoe Tournament at Grand River Rodeo, Hwy 25 @ Fife Rd., Grand Valley
The annual Horseshoe Tournament is your chance to win your own trophy belt buckle. Teams of two players compete against one another until the champion is crowned. $25 per team.
www.grandriverrodeo.ca

August 19, 2017 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Films in the Forest: Sing at Valens Lake Conservation Area 1691 Regional Road 97, Cambridge
Bring your family, friends, chairs and blankets to sit under the stars and enjoy some family classics! Feature Film: Sing (2016) In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. $15 per car & free entry for HCA Membership Pass Holders. Movie starts at dusk.
www.facebook.com/HamiltonConservation/

August 19, 2017 at 12:00am
Donny & Marie at Casino Rama Resort, 5899 Rama Rd., Orillia
Saturday, August 19 SHOWTIME: 8 PM, DOORS OPEN: 7 PM Sunday, August 20 SHOWTIME: 7 PM, DOORS OPEN: 6 PM Tickets are $70.80/$79.65/$92.92 Chronicling five decades, superstar siblings Donny and Marie Osmond will perform some of their chart-topping hits, including: "Puppy Love," "Paper Roses," “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll”, “It Takes Two” and their recent number one hit, "A Beautiful Life”. Add in sibling humor, an amazing band and high-energy dance numbers and this is one production that is total entertainment for the young and young at heart. 
www.casinorama.com/index.html

August 19, 2017 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm
America at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Classic rock favourite, America celebrates its 47th anniversary as founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, continue to thrill audiences with such timeless hits as A Horse with No Name, Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair and Lonely People.
fallsviewcasinoresort.com

August 20, 2017 at 12:00pm - 3:00pm
TICOT Boudoir Brunch at Church Street Garage, 477 Church St., Toronto
Weekly Drag Patio Show that will run ALL summer long EVERY Sunday, Each week will have an Original Theme, Raffle Prizes, Good Fun, Food and Drinks. All funds raised will go to TICOT Reign XXX Charities of Choice (PWA Food Program and SOY Mental Health)
www.ticot.ca

August 20, 2017 at 9:00am - 2:00pm
Run for Palestine - Toronto Run/Walk at Sir Casimir Gzowski Park, 2001 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto
Run for Palestine (RfP) is a family oriented, fun filled day that welcomes all members of the community where participants can walk or run 5 km to raise funds for much needed humanitarian projects helping the Palestinian people. The event will take place on Sunday August 20, 2017 along the beautiful scenery of Martin Goodman Trail (Sir Casimir Gzowski Park), located on the Humber River in Toronto. After the run, there will be a BBQ, a bazaar, and entertainment. The trail accommodates wheelchairs and strollers. 
www.eventbrite.ca/e/run-for-palestine-toronto-runwalk-aug-20-2017-tickets-34413403416?aff=efbevent

August 20, 2017 at 1:30pm
Appetizing August: Outdoor Guided Walk at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Rd., Toronto
Tour the grounds and nature preserve to see a delicious display of flowers! Learn which flowers and herbs have been used in the past as part of a wholesome harvest. Refreshments will be served after the walk. Adults $7.08; Seniors/Youth $4.42; Children $3.76 (plus tax).
www.facebook.com/TodmordenMills/

August 20, 2017 at 12:00am
Donny & Marie at Casino Rama Resort, 5899 Rama Rd., Orillia
Saturday, August 19 SHOWTIME: 8 PM, DOORS OPEN: 7 PM Sunday, August 20 SHOWTIME: 7 PM, DOORS OPEN: 6 PM Tickets are $70.80/$79.65/$92.92 Chronicling five decades, superstar siblings Donny and Marie Osmond will perform some of their chart-topping hits, including: "Puppy Love," "Paper Roses," “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll”, “It Takes Two” and their recent number one hit, "A Beautiful Life”. Add in sibling humor, an amazing band and high-energy dance numbers and this is one production that is total entertainment for the young and young at heart. 
www.casinorama.com/index.html

August 20, 2017 at 12:00am
Grand River Rodeo at Grand River Rodeo, Hwy 25 @ Fife Rd., Grand Valley
The Grand River Rodeo is an official stop on the RAM Rodeo Tour schedule for 2017. Working with the Chrysler and Case IH dealers of Ontario and The Rodeo Management Group the Grand River Rodeo will provide three days of exceptional family entertainment while raising funds for 4-H Dufferin and 4-H Ontario. 9:00 am Rodeo Slack 11:00 am Gates and Saloon open 12:00 pm Cowboy Classic Show and Shine Car Show 1:00 pm Children’s Rodeo Games 2:00 pm RAM Rodeo 3:00 (Approximately) Grand Valley Crane Rental Bike Scramble
www.grandriverrodeo.ca

August 20, 2017 at 7:00pm
Grasshopper at Fallsview Casino, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls
Hong Kong Cantopop trio, Grasshopper featuring Calvin Choy, Edmond So and Remus Choy, perform their all-time favourite hits. August 20 & 21
fallsviewcasinoresort.com

August 20, 2017 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Walk the Talk: Architectural Walking Tour at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen St. N. (in Centre in the Square), Kitchener
a guided outdoor walking tour of the Kitchener core, revealing the original modifications of the natural topography and tracing the layers of urban life building up to the present day. Tours begin in the Gallery lobby and run rain or shine. $10 + HST
www.kwag.ca/en

August 20, 2017 at 6:30pm
Book Discussion: Son of a Smaller Hero at Runnymede Branch, Toronto Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. W., Toronto
In partnership with the Toronto Public LibraryThe Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery will present a book discussion of Mordecai Richler's 'Son of a Smaller Hero'. Before the discussion begins, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery will present a brief overview of Ydessa Hendeles’ exhibition The Milliner’s Daughter to contextualize the discussion, before delving into the cultural topics covered in the book with participants.
www.thepowerplant.org/