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What's On: Toronto Festival of Clowns and more

Comedy, they say, is serious business. See some of the best in the biz this weekend at the Toronto Festival of Clowns. And that's just one of the events worth checking out:


Toronto Festival of Clowns
Jun 10 to Jun 14
Factory Theatre

In its 10th year, the festival brings some of the best clowning talent and physical theatre artists in North America. These performers go way beyond the circus act. If anything, their work has more in common with traditional plays, where the clown figure was always someone who could see a higher truth.

For more information, check out the Toronto Festival of Clowns website.


The Sleeping Beauty
Jun 10 to Jun 20
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

The fairytale is brought to life by the National Ballet of Canada. They perform the Rudlof Nureyev version of the ballet. It keeps the old European charm of the piece alive while adding a sense of athleticism, says Karen Kain, artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada.

For more information, check out the National Ballet of Canada website.


Stitch
Jun 3 to Jun 14
Aki Studio (Daniel Spectrum Building)

"Kylie Grandview, single mom, and one of the nameless faces that blip across the screens of internet pornography is seduced by her dreams of starring in a main stream movie," reads the play's synopsis. "In a twisted, turning series of self-sabotaging decisions ultimately resulting in the loss of her child, Stitch is Kylie's last ditch effort to tell the truth about what happened to her face."

For more information, check out the Native Earth Performing Arts website.


Honda Indy Toronto
Jun 12 to Jun 14
Various Locations

The Indy doesn't just bring fast cars to town. Spectators have a chance to get autographs from their favourite drivers, a food festival full of food trucks and other gourmet vendors and a beer festival.

For more information, check out the Honda Indy Toronto website.


In Concert: Jenna Glatt
Jun 14
Rivoli

This Toronto songstress is inspired by a wide range of artists, from Ella Fitzgerald to Whitney Houston.

For more information, check out Jenna Glatt's website.

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