Summer is still sizzling at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) in August. Check out their portfolio of artists at Global Grooves or enjoy a frugal film under the stars with Adrenaline Rush. Don’t break the piggy bank to put together a great outing.
Everyone qualifies for enjoyment assistance at GLOBAL GROOVES, a carnival of world delights, every Friday night. This is one concert series that guarantees a rump-shakin’ good time!
August 7 – Funkadesi
The 5-time winner of the Chicago Music Awards, Funkadesi’s worldly sound and positive vibe makes for an exceptional musical force. Each band member adds a unique cultural and musical contribution to create one unifying sound and vision. The diverse multi-ethnic communities within the band will translate well to Toronto audiences.
“Funkadesi really knows how to get a crowd going. I can’t say enough how energizing this band is. There’s a lot of funk in that desi!” – Barack Obama
August 14 – Pavlov’s Dogs Orchestra
This award winning, energetic band offers an extraordinary style of rock with distinct cultural influences. Pavlov’s Dogs Orchestra (PDO) is a musical assortment that attracts mathematical listeners and classic rock fans alike. Winners of “People’s Choice – World Fusion” at the Independent Music Awards in 2009, PDO delivers an animated performance that leaves the audience wanting more every time.
Tuesdays at Sunset
CITY CINEMA is back for another year of silver screen action with ADRENALINE RUSH. Head over to YDS every Tuesday at sunset and grab the edge of a seat for each free screening.
July 4 – Cast Away (2000)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Staring Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt
Tom Hanks plays Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose fast paced existence abruptly ends when a plane crash leaves him the sole survivor on a remote island. As Chuck struggles to survive, he finds that his own personal journey has only just begun…
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August 11 – Gladiator (2000)
Directed by Ridley Scott
Staring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix
Maximus (Crowe), a successful general, is exiled by Commodus (Phoenix) the envious heir to the throne. Returning to Rome in slavery, Maximus is forced to fight as a Gladiator. He uses his training to challenge Commodus, avenge his family’s murder, and win the admiration of the Roman people.
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Yonge-Dundas Square is proud to play host to the hottest cultural and community festivals all
August 1 & 2 – Toronto Turkish Festival
The Toronto Turkish Festival celebrates Turkish culture through music, exhibitions, arts, crafts, dance, shows and delicious food. Organized by the Canadian Turkish Friendship Community, the Festival invites you to a delightful two days, during which you can taste the colors of Türkiye!
August 9 – Incredible India
Celebrate India Day at Yonge-Dundas Square! This free daylong event will offer delicious Indian food, costumes, jewellery and a variety of cultural shows by different states of India.
August 14 & 15 – Filipinos Making Waves Festival
Filipinos Making Waves Festival takes a bow as a two-day cultural extravaganza at the heart of Toronto, Yonge-Dundas Square. The weekend puts the spotlight on Philippines, featuring its vibrant and colourful culture with outdoor performances and ethnic booths. The fun-filled entertainment schedule promises to be a memorable treat for all.
Admission is FREE to all events presented by YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE!
Programming is subject to change.
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