Parkdale’s own Miranda Mulholland of Great Lake Swimmers fiddle-fame has coordinated a series of concerts in obscure venues this summer, mimicking the salons of La Belle Époque. The second instalment of La Belle Éparkdale features performances from Grapes of Wrath’s Kevin Kane, with special guest, Patrick Brealey. Specially prepared snacks will be provided by gourmet Krysta Oben.
It seems rare these days for a theatre group to put on a classic, untampered presentation of a Shakespeare play. First Act Productions is no exception to this trend, with their short run offering, All Shook Up: An Elvis Musical. Set to a soundtrack of Presley’s best known rock and roll hits, this upbeat musical takes its storyline from Twelfth Night.
There’s a lot of outdoor movie screenings in the city during the summer, but very few focus on children’s programming. Family Movies in the Park does solely that. Gather up the youngsters, grab some free popcorn, and check out Wreck it Ralph (July 24) and Despicable Me (Aug 15) under the stars.
Some people never outgrow their love of childhood outdoor games. If you’re one of them, you need to join the Manhunt Toronto network. Every week they stake out a different corner of the city to engineer a series of “radical” games of Hide and Seek, Capture the Flag, Freeze Tag, and Octopus in parks and urban spaces. Check their site to find out where to meet up each night.