AUGUST’S BEST BETS
Factory Theatre & others, Aug. 6–16 Toronto’s performance festival brings theatre, dance, music and live art to stages around the city, www.summerworks.com
Withrow Park, Aug. 3–9 This enchanting and always entertaining event returns to its leafy environs with four dances, www.duskdances.ca.
Molson Amphitheatre, Aug. 7 They might not get along, but David Lee Roth and Van Halen can still “Jump” in comfortable and supportive footwear, www.canadianamphitheatre.net.
Toronto Island, Aug. 28–30 Sleep under the stars and wake up to a weekend of fine music from bands such as the Wooden Sky and Do Make Say Think, www.wavelengthtoronto.com.