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What's On: Panamania

There's lots to check out as the Pan Am and then the Para Pan Am games continue in this city. Here are some of the events taking place this week:

Gimme Shelter
Jul 13 to Jul 25
Young Centre for the Performing Arts

When given a directive to come up with a production dealing with water, Toronto actor-playwright started to explore the issue of climate change refugees. He also looked into the Hindu mythological texts of Gita and Mahabharata in an attempt to make the issue relevant to a contemporary Toronto audience.

For more information on the production, check out the Panamania website.

Jul 14 to Jul 19
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

The title of the play is a reference to the apartment that Robert Lepage grew up in -- 887 Murray Avenue. For this production, Lepage delves into his own part and his memories of growing up in Quebec from 1960 to 1970.

For more information, check out the Panamania website.

Water's Edge
Jul 09 to Aug 15
Union Station and Pearson Airport

Toronto main transit hubs -- Union Station and Pearson Airport, along with the Skywalk in between -- have become temporary galleries with 80 large prints of works of six celebrated photographers, including Edward Burtynsky. Curator Andrew Davies told the CBC News that the exhibition was "inspired by the dilemma that while we want to be as close as we can to the water, it's also the place where we can cause the most harm."

For more information, check out the Panamania website.

"of the People"
Jul 15
Betty Oliphant Theatre

"Emerging dance artists from six different countries of the Americas will come together at Canada's National Ballet School to explore their cultural differences and similarities in a new work choreographed by Shaun Amyot (Canada) and Demis Volpi (Argentina). Shorter works choreographed and performed by NBS students will complete the program," says the program guide.

For more information, check out the Panamania website.

In Concert: Eva Avila
Jul 15
Distillery District

Former Canadian Idol Eva Avila performs as part of Panamania.

For more information, check out the Panamania website.

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