Alive with Art: A FestivAl oF scArborough’s creAtivity Arts workshops, food trucks, film screenings, interactive art installations, an arts market, interactive live painting competition, and outdoor music performances. Sat & Sun, 6-11 pm. Free. Scarborough Arts Council, 1859 Kingston Rd. 416-698-7322, bit.ly/AliveWithArt17 . Aug 19 to 20 beAts, breAks & culture Rae Spoon, Austra and Dead Obies perform at this festival highlighting the next wave of Canadian talent in new and innovative music. Free and ticketed events. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com. Aug 18 to 20 cAmp wAvelength 2017 Day Camp in the City music festival with Deerhoof, Dilly Dally, Jessy Lanza, Rich Aucoin, DATU x HATAW, DJ Shub, Duchess Says and others. 3 pm. $25-$65, some free concerts. Various venues. wavelengthmusic.ca. Aug 18 to 20 rcAnAdiAn nAtionAl exhibition The Ex, featuring bandshell concerts, air show, innovation garage, waterfront show, midway rides, sports, walks and talks and much more. $15-$19, passes $42-$61. Exhibition Place, 200 Princes’ Blvd. theex.com. Aug 18 to Sep 4 dAnce: mAde in cAnAdA / FAit Au cAnAdA Biennial festival of Canadian contemporary dance works, performances by Alias Dance Project, Mocean Dance, Compagnie ODD and others. $10-$25, series packs $50-$112. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis. princessproductions.ca. Aug 17 to 20 revergreen brick works wild blueberry weekend Learn, taste, eat and shop from producers, preservers, bakers & chefs, all featuring wild blueberry products and dishes including sausages, Japanese mochi, tamales, wine and more. Sat 8 am-1 pm, Sun 10 am-3 pm. Free admission. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview. evergreen.ca. Aug 19 to 20 JApAn FestivAl cAnAdA 2017 Music by Nagata Shachu drummers, Hachioji P, Turbo Street Funk, dance by Kiyo Asaoka and other performers plus arts & culture displays, martial arts demos, food vendors and more. Sat noon-11 pm, Sun 11 am-7 pm. Free. Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre. japanfestivalcanada.com. Aug 26 to 27 koreAn hArvest FestivAl Enjoy Korean tradition and culture with authentic food, market booths, live music, dance competition, traditional drumming and more. Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge. koreanharvestfest.com. Aug 25 to 27 mAin squAred Arts & community festival that will activate and explore the public square at the corner of Main Street and Danforth, featuring art installations, performances workshops and a marketplace. Free. mainsquared.com. Aug 26 to Sep 3 rAstAFest Music by headliners Bush Man, Kabaka Pyramid, Nana McLean, Jay Douglas and Carl Henry plus drumming, Ital food and more. Sat noon-11 pm, Sun noon-8 pm. $20, stu/srs $10, child under 12 free; 2-day pass $15-$30. Black Creek Pioneer Village – North Property, 7060 Jane. rastafest.com. Aug 19 to 20 sAil-in cinemA Movies under the open skies can be seen from land or boat on a 2-sided big screen on a barge on Lake Ontario. Gates open 6 pm, films at 8 pm. Free. Sugar Beach, Queens Quay E at Dockside. sailincinema.com. Aug 17 to 19 rscArborough AFro-cArib Fest Music and dance, art, marketplace, ethnic cuisine, competitions, kids’ zone, fashion show & more at this celebration of diversity. Sat & Sun noon-9 pm. Free. Albert Campbell Square, 150 Borough. scarboroughafrocaribfest.com. Aug 26 to 27 tAiwAnFest: kAnpAi, JApAn! Featuring a PanAsian culinary showcase, paper crafts exhibition, live music and more. Most events free. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. harbourfrontcentre.com. Aug 25 to 27 rtAmil Fest 2017 Explore Tamil culture through food, music & dance performances, the Tamil Canadian Mobile Museum display and more plus rides and family-friendly activities. Free. Markham Road, from Passmore to McNicoll. 416-240-0078, tamilfest.ca. Aug 26 to 27 rtoronto chinAtown FestivAl Traditional dance and opera performances, dragon and lion dance, multicultural street food, vendors, storytelling and more. Sat noon-11 pm, Sun 11 am-8 pm. Free. West side of Spadina, from St. Andrew to Sullivan. chinatownbia.com. Aug 19 to 20 toronto tAiko FestivAl Bang On! concert workshops, Taiko masters performances and public forum festival organized by Raging Asian Women Taiko Drummers. Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. torontotaikofestival.org. Aug 25 to 28 toronto tAngo experience Performances, social dances (milongas), workshops and more with international dance stars and DJs. $10-$100, passes available. Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley. 416-7670033, torontotangoexperience.com. Aug 24 to 27 voices oF todAy youth poetry FestivAl Friendly competition that emphasizes selfexpression and community-building through spoken word poetry, storytelling, workshops and talks. Free-$35. Sanderson Library (327 Bathurst) and other venues, see website for info. voicesoftoday.ca. Aug 21 to 25 wheels on the dAnForth Family-friendly festival featuring a classic car show, movie night in Oakridge Park, Kids’ Zone with inflatable castles, vendors and live entertainment. Movie night Fri 7 pm, street festival Sat 11 am-11 pm. Free. Crossroads of the Danforth, 3345 Danforth. 416-693-8300, wheelsonthedanforth.ca. Aug 18 to 19 your dAnce Fest 2017 Dance performances, workshops and artist talkbacks aimed at breaking down barriers to the appreciation of contemporary dance. Free$20. Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre, 341 Oakwood. yourdancefest.com. Aug 25 to 27
christie pits Film FestivAl Outdoor film screenings Sundays at sundown (approx 9 pm). Free/pwyc. Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor W. christiepitsff.com. To Aug 20 open rooF FestivAl Film screening and live music performance every Tuesday at 7 pm. $15. 99 Sudbury. openrooffestival.com. To Aug 29 sound trAvels FestivAl oF sound Art Performances, interactive sound installations, workshops & more. Various venues. naisa.ca. To Sep 4 stArt ypA: youth presenting Art FestivAl Spoken word, exhibits, drum circle, music by DJ Black Cat and more. Free. Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. startypa.org. To Aug 19
The Canadian National Exhibition runs August 18September 4.