The Company We Keep is a new cabaret series that presents an intimate evening with Theatre 20’s Founding Artists. For the launch edition, you’ll be treated to an evening of French song with Louise Pitre (this specific event will be a celebration of St. Jean Baptiste Day). He’ll be accompanied by Diane Leah.
Streets & Alleys is a series of photographs that originated from the artist’s bike rides through Toronto’s back alleys and side streets. The exhibition, which runs as part of Bike Month, is particularly relevant as it takes a close look at the role the bicycle plays in everyday life. The project is described by the artist as one that “would unite my experience as a documentary photographer with my love of bicycles.” The opening reception takes place on June 20.
The 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival descends on the city on June 21 with a huge “free for all” event. That means all of Friday, June 21′s programming at every Jazz Festival venue is, yes, completely free of charge. There will be concerts from local favourites Molly Johnson and Mary Margaret O’Hara, plus a show by Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves, who will be launching the fest from its epicentre, Nathan Phillips Square.
Here’s a rundown of some of the shows worth checking out on Friday—and during the rest of the festival, when you’ll actually have to pay.
If, while wandering Toronto Island, you happen to come across dozens of dragons slithering in the water, never fear! The Toronto Dragon Boat Festival has returned. This epic weekend brings together some 200 teams and 5,000 athletes from countries around the world. And don’t worry if you don’t think you have what it takes to register; it’s still a lot of fun to watch (and free to do so). Check out our review of a previous year here.