Dusk Dances Outdoor dance festival featuring eclectic works in different areas of the park, plus live band performances and workshops. Mon-Sun 7:30 pm, mat Thu and Sun 2:30 pm (live band & workshop starts 30 min earlier). Pwyc ($10 sugg). Withrow Park, 725 Logan. duskdances.ca. Aug 1 to 7 eOs Festival One-act plays by Nina Kaye, David Guaspari, Jimmy Zhao and Sara D’Agostino. Jul 28-31, see website for schedule. $15, stu $12. Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas E. facebook.com/SecondStrikeProductions. Jul 28 to 31 islanD sOul Celebrating the arts and culture of the Caribbean with Performances by Exco Levi, T-Vice ÌFÉ, Jah9, DJ Bass and others, film screening, mini mas camp for families, drumming and dance workshops and more. Most events free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com. Jul 29 to Aug 1 Jambana One WOrlD Festival Soca, reggae, calypso music, spoken word, comedy, talent contest, food, children’s village and more. Performers include Lady G, Exco Levi, Master T, Nana McLean, Dance Caribe and many others. Sun & Mon 1-9:30 pm. $15, adv $12, child under 10 free. Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan. jambana.com. Jul 31 to Aug 1 tOrOntO burlesque Festival Performance art, striptease, comedy, aerial performances, theatrical play, workshops, parties and more. $25-$60, festival passes available. At Revival (783 College )and Mod Club (722 College). torontoburlesquefestival.com. Jul 28 to 31 tOrOntO FOOD truck Festival Huge variety of food, cold beer, eating challenges and live music. Fri 5-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm, Sun noon-8 pm. Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen E. torontofoodtruckfestival.com. Jul 29 to 31 velD Festival The Chainsmokers, Deadmau5, DVBBS, Flume, KYGO, Steve Aoki, Travis Scott, Jai Wolf, Deko-Ze and others perform at this outdoor music festi- val. Gates open at 11 am, all ages. $159.50-$229.50. Downsview Park, 35 Carl Hall. veldmusicfestival.com. Jul 30 to 31
cultura Festival Music, dancers, aerialists, food, film screenings and buskers at this outdoor festival. Fridays in July 6-11 pm. Free. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. culturafestival.ca. To Jul 29 Festival kOmPa zOuk OntariO Celebration of French-Caribbean culture through music, dance, cuisine, visual arts, kids’ activities and more. Free and ticketed events. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. fkzo.ca. To Aug 1 OPen rOOF Festival Outdoor film and music festival every Tue or Wed. Doors 7:30 pm, the live bands play, films begin at sundown. $15. 99 Sudbury, at Lisgar. openrooffestival.com. To Aug 24 sOunD travels Festival of sound art with indoor and outdoor performances, installations, workshops, a symposium and more. Various venues, see website for info. naisa.ca/sound-travels. To Aug 13 tOrOntO art blast City-wide open studio event featuring three weekends of self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibition spaces. See website for locations and details. torontoartblast.com. To Jul 31 tOrOntO caribbean carnival Threeweek cultural explosion of of all things Caribbean with musical performances, King & Queen Show, the Grand Parade, art and more. caribbeancarnival.com. To Aug 1 tOrOntO summer music Festival: lOnDOn calling! Focused on the vast musical traditions of Great Britain from the Baroque to the 20th century Brit pop invasion with Canadian and international artists. Pwyc, free and ticketed events at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton), Edward Johnson Building (80 Queen’s Pk) and Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor W. torontosummermusic.com. To Aug 7
Jah9 helps heat up Island Soul this weekend.