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Rush July 6 . Copps Coliseum, 1-855-985-5000 or .

Bruno Mars July 6. Molson Amphitheatre, 1-855-985-5000 or .

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Afrofest July 6 and 7. Woodbine Park,

Toronto Urban Roots Fest To July 7. Fort York,

Cody Simpson July 8. Massey Hall, 416-872-4255 or

Phish July 9. Molson Amphitheatre, 1-855-985-5000 or .

Animal Collective July 9 Danforth Music Hall, 1-855-985-5000 or .

One Direction July 9 and 10. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or .

Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five July 11, 1-855-985-5000 or .

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Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Fanfare Ciocarlia July 5. Opera House,

Wanda Jackson July 5 and 6. Cadillac Lounge, 416 536-7717 or

Brad Turner Quintet July 5 and 6. Rex Hotel,

Toronto Urban Roots Fest: Club Series July 5 to 7. Horseshoe Tavern and Lee's Palace,

Molly Ringwald July 7 and 8. Hugh's Room, 416-531-6604 or .

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Clayton Bellamy July 11. Dakota Tavern, 416-850-4579 or


The Toronto Fringe To July 14. 416-966-1062 or

Entertaining Mr. Sloane July 17 to Aug. 17 (previews begin July 5). Young Centre, 416-866-8666 or

Great Expectations July 16 to Aug. 17 (previews begin July 6). Young Centre, 416-866-8666 or

Cats To July 28. Panasonic Theatre, 416-872-1212 or .

Avenue Q To Aug. 3. Lower Ossington Theatre, 416-915-6747 or .

Shakespeare in High Park To Sept. 1. High Park Amphitheatre, 416-368-3110 or .

The Wizard of Oz Ed Mirvish Theatre, 416-872-1212 or .


Mark Lewis Hypnosis Show July 6. Lower Ossington Theatre, 416-915-6747 or .

The Second City: Slap Shot Live! To July 14. Second City, 416-343-0011 or .

Sunday Night Live July 7. Comedy Bar, 416-551-6540 or .

Altdot Comedy Lounge July 8. Rivoli,

FILM Italian Contemporary Film Festival To July 6. Toronto and Vaughan, Ont.,

Christie Pits Film Festival: That Thing You Do! July 7. Christie Pits,

Bitter/Sweet: The Joyous Cinema of Jacques Demy To July 20. TIFF Bell Lightbox,

A Century of Chinese Cinema To Aug. 11. TIFF Bell Lightbox,


1001 Nights of Storytelling July 5 (every Friday). Innis Town Hall,

ROMwalks Plus: Wychwood Park July 7.

Trampoline Hall July 8. The Garrison,

EVENTS Corso Italia July 5 to 7.

Cultura Festival July 5, 12, 19 and 26. Mel Lastman Square,

Ritmo Y Color July 5 to 7. Harbourfront Centre, 416-973-4000 or

Toronto Rush July 7. Varsity Stadium,

Spadina Museum: Toronto's Downton Abbey July 11 and 18. Spadina Museum, 416-392-6910 or

FAMILY Weekend Family Fun Saturdays and Sundays. Bata Shoe Museum, 416-979-7799 or

It's A Kid's Life Saturdays. Spadina Museum, 416-392-6910 or

Giant Pandas Toronto Zoo, 416-392-5929 or .

Flight of the Butterflies Ontario Science Centre, 416-696-1000 or .

Stanley's Game Seven Hockey Hall of Fame, 416-360-7735 or

Game On 2.0: An Exhibition To Sept. 2. Ontario Science Centre, 416-696-1000 or .


Heritage Toronto Walk: Where Art Meets Nature July 6. Guild Park,

Chamber of Horrors July 6. Camera, 416-530-0011 or

Heritage Toronto Walk: Between The Bridge And The Brewery July 7 Trinity Bellwoods Park,

ROMwalks : Along the Front July 10.

TIFF in the Park: Moonstruck July 10. David Pecaut Square,

Tom Bombadil's Kitchen July 11 Toronto Music Garden, 416-973-4000 or


Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition To July 7. Nathan Phillips Square, .

Patti Smith: Camera Solo To July 14. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or .

Douglas Coupland To July 27. Daniel Faria Gallery, 416-538-1880 or .

Playing Favourites (Part I: Light and Sound) To July 28. Design Exchange,

Lost in the Memory Palace To Aug. 18. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or .

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis To Sept. 2. Royal Ontario Museum, 416-586-8000 or .

Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art To Sept. 2. The Power Plant,

Kathy Venter: Life To Sept 15. Gardiner Museum, 416-586-8080 or

Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World Royal Ontario Museum, 416-586-8000 or .

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions To Sept. 15. Harbourfront Centre, 416-973-4000 or .

Queen West Walking Art Tour Saturdays, noon. Gladstone Hotel, .

Ancestry and Artistry: Maya Textiles from Guatemala To Oct. 13. Textile Museum of Canada, 416-599-5321 or

The Spectacle of Play To Jan. 12, 2014. Art Gallery of Hamilton,

The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1-888-213-1121 or .

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture To March 30, 2014. Bata Shoe Museum, 416-979-7799 or .

Nine Rivers City: Toronto's Extraordinary Waterways To June, 2014. Harbourfront Centre, 416-973-4000 or .


Toronto's Festival of Beer July 26 to 28. Bandshell Park,

Carlos Delgado/Extra Bases Training Day July 22. Rogers Centre, 416-341-2500 or

Edgefest July 31. Downsview Park, 1-855-985-5000 or .

The Grove Music Festival (with Phoenix) Aug. 3. Fort York Garrison Common, .

Pat Benatar Aug. 9. Massey Hall, 416-872-4255 or .

Roundhouse Craft Beer Festival August 10 to 11. Roundhouse Park,

Black Sabbath Aug. 14. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or .

Toronto Beer Week Sept. 13 to 2.

Just For Laughs Sept. 19 to 28. David Bowie is Sept. 25 to Nov. 27. Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648 or .

Les Misérables Sept. 27 to Dec. 22. Princess of Wales, 416-872-1212 or

Eagles Nov. 6 (on sale, July 6). Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or .

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