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What's On: Beyond Pan Am Games -- Summer Traditions

The Pan Am games may still be talk of the town, but there are many other summer favourites back in play this weekend. Here are some options worth checking out:

Shakespeare in High Park: Julius Caesar/Comedy of Errors
Jul 2 to Sep 6
High Park

Canadian Stage calls it their "season with two of Shakespeare's great "Roman" plays on alternating nights throughout the summer: the fast-moving, delightful The Comedy of Errors, and the classic tragedy, Julius Caesar." In the former, a case of mistaken identity leads to chaos and hilarity. In the other, a case of 'mistaken intent results in war'.

For more information, check out the Canadian Stage website.

Picturing the Americas
Jun 20 to Sep 20

Summer at the AGO includes the exhibition Picturing the America, showcasing "more than 100 of the most iconic landscape paintings from the Arctic to Argentina. To celebrate this landmark exhibition, the Gallery is presenting an immersive series of events, including a free talk by celebrated Canadian author Joseph Boyden and dance lessons every Saturday in Walker Court."

For more information, check out the AGO website.

Junior Carnival
Jul 18
Malvern and Neilson Parks

Young people perform as part of the Junior Carnival at Caribbean Carnival Toronto. Expect lots of colour, spectacular costumes and foot-tapping steel pan music.

For more information, check out the Caribbean Carnival Toronto website.

2015 AstroTours Keynote: The Hidden Lives of Galaxies
Jul 18
J J R MacLeod Auditorium (U of T)

With hi-res images of Pluto being beamed back to Earth by the New Horizons spacecraft, people are looking at the skies with renewed wonder. Gain some more insight as this "lecture will focus on how galaxies are transformed throughout cosmic times, how they interact with each other and with the environment in which they live, and how the light we can see can tell us about the powerful phenomena we cannot."

For more information, check out the University of Toronto's AstroTours website.

In theatre: Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Jul 17 onwards
Various Locations

Bollywood star Salman Khan rules the Eid box office, and this year should be no different. His latest movie Bajrani Bhaijaan is about a devout Muslim shepherding a lost Pakistani girl back to her home. The film is playing in theatres across the GTA.

For more on the film, check out the trailer.

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