A Summer Celebration of
Music, Dance, Food & Film

Friday, July 21st


Okavango African Orchestra

Okavango African Orchestra

Main Stage, 8PM



JUNO AWARD WINNER! 12 instruments, 10 languages, 7 countries…one special concert. Okavango African Orchestra features a cast of nine accomplished African-born
musicians who now live in Toronto and Montreal.

The orchestra takes its name from the Okavango Delta, a basin in the Kalahari
Desert in Botswana, where many different animal species come together to feed and
find water. Predators and prey are forced to coexist and share the meager resources
because of the harsh environment around them. Similarly, Okavango: An African
Orchestra brings together the traditional music and instruments of several major
African cultures that historically have had little or no interaction. The musicians of
Okavango have created a common meeting place for these disparate cultures, and a
new musical language that harmonizes their different tuning systems, rhythms, and
timbres. The musicians and instruments of Okavango represent a continuum of
traditions and cultures from time immemorial to the present day. The multicultural
spirit of modern-day Canada bridges ancient African solitudes.


The Funny Waiter

Main Stage, 9PM

JUGGLING! SPINNING PLATES! COMEDY! This plate spinner is not a rude waiter. Instead he gets his laughs – as much as any stand up comic or comedian – with original comedy routines involving food, drink, music, and more.


La La Land

Feature Film – La La Land

9:30PM


OSCAR AWARD WINNER! 
Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart (Rated PG 13)

 

 


JOIN US BEFORE THE SHOW!

From 6pm to 8pm, join us on the square for a wide variety of delicious food, music, dance, buskers and hands on activities for all ages.

Cultura Festival

Milonga Cultura | 6pm-8pm

Returning this year by popular demand, Tango Soul will present Milonga Cultura. Rooted in the history and culture of Argentina, the Milonga is an impromptu social gathering where visitors are invited to meet, interact and of course dance the tango together. Bryant and Faye Lopez, along with dancers and enthusiasts from across Toronto, will share this beautiful and passionate dance form through demonstrations, explanations and communal dance. All are welcome to participate!

 

 

 

Arty the Circus Drummer | 6pm-8pm

Take a walk on the wild side with Arty the Circus Drummer. On his 6 ft stilts, Arty will walk about entertaining the crowd with irreverence and high impact drumming, comic and acrobatic skills.

 

 

 

 


And Check Out the Family Zone with hands on activities from the Toronto Public Library, Gibson House, Toronto Recycling Arts, YYZ Gallery and David Ito’s flow and energy fun zone!

 

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