The Ex opens today! And more...
Canadian National Exhibition
Aug 16 to Sep 2
Besides the gastronomical delights on offer, The Ex offers a dizzying variety of exhibitions, performances and carnival rides. New this year, a zip-line ride that gives you a birds-eye-view of the festivities.
For more information, check out the Canadian National Exhibition website.
Mabuhay! Philippines Festival
Aug 16 to Aug 18
One of the largest celebrations of Philippines' heritage and culture in Canada. Enjoy colourful parades, traditional and contemporary entertainment, world-renowned fashion and authentic culinary delights.
For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.
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The performances will consist of music, dance, spoken word, drumming and traditional engagements. The festival will be the place where the community comes together under one roof to enjoy the rich culture, food, music, art, and traditions on the Ghanaian people in Canada. It will be open to the public as a whole.
For more information, check out the GhanaFest Canada website.
The Ism with Warsan Shire
This showcase of spoken words, live music and visual arts features Warsan Shire along side local poets such as Scott Ramirez and Lishai.
For more information on the event, check out the iFreeCan website.
Ai Weiwei: According to What
Aug 17 to Oct 27
Featuring photographs, sculpture, installation art and audio and video pieces, Ai Weiwei: According to What? examines how the artist spotlights the complexities of a changing world and probes such issues as freedom of expression, individual and human rights, the power of digital communication and the range of creative practice that characterizes contemporary art today both in China and globally.
For more information, check out the AGO website.
Murder at the ROM
A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. Working in teams of 2-6 people, you follow the clues through the museum, collecting pieces of information while piecing together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator's appointment book to solve the mystery. After your adventure, use your museum admission to explore more of the ROM's world famous collections.
To book tickets, check out the Urban Capers website.
Aug 16 to Aug 17
Mel Lastman Square
Over 60 artists exhibit their work in varying mediums. Free to the public.
For more information, check out the Artists Network website.
Aug 16 and Aug 17
Canada's Sugar Beach is transformed into Toronto's largest outdoor theatre. Movies are shown under the open skies on a two-sided screen set atop a barge in Toronto Harbour. You can watch movies for free from Sugar Beach or Lake Ontario.
For more information, check out the Sail-In Cinema website.
Aug 11 to Aug 17
Celebration Square (Mississauga)
Artists performing this weekend include popular Bollywood Sufi singer Harshdeep Kaur, UK band Swami and Canada's very own JoSH. Also on offer, South Asian arts, crafts and food.
For more information, check out the Mosaic Festival website.
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