Best Things to Do in Toronto This Weekend: July 9-11
Including Salsa In Toronto, Stupidhead !, a tribute show to Pink Floyd and Romeo + Juliet
NOW, critics are choosing which outdoor, drive-thru and virtual activities to do in Toronto for the weekend of July 9-11, 2021.
Katherine Cullen and Britta Johnson’s fun and moving musical about dyslexia and self-acceptance gets several live performances before heading out on the road in intimate performances from a physical distance.
Until July 16. $ 15. outside of marche.ca.
Classic Live Albums: Dark Side of the Moon
Here’s a suitably trippy COVID summer event: a drive-in tribute to Pink Floyd. Dark Side is one of the best-selling albums of all time, and its meticulous classic progressive rock is the perfect thing to enjoy while sitting in your car, tilting your seat as far back as possible while you can still see the different prisms and smoke machines.
July 9th. CityView Drive-In (11 Polson). $ 150 and more per car. ticketmaster.ca
Toronto Salsa Festival
The annual summer festival celebrating the Latin culture that usually pervades St. Clair goes virtual with a Saturday broadcast and a Sunday replay via TLN. The show features musical numbers, dance lessons and performances, recipe demonstrations, a Latin art showcase and more.
July 10 at 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. July 11 at 1 p.m. Free, salsaintoronto.com
Cyber Comedy Cabaret
Yuk Yuk co-founder Mark Breslin hosts an evening of streaming comedy featuring stand-ups from across the country like Jacob Samuel from Vancouver, Martha Chaves from Toronto, François Weber from Halifax, Patrick Haye from Burlington and Chuck Byrn of Scarborough.
July 10. 8 p.m. $ 14.50. yukyuks.com.
Drive N ‘Queens
Another weekend, another drag queen extravaganza. If you haven’t honked a Canadian drag queen in 2021 yet, what are you waiting for? Tynomi Banks hosts the July edition of the Drive N ‘Queens series, which will see Montreal artist and Drag Race Season 1 contestant in Canada Kiara (pictured above) join hometown queens JuiceBoxx, Ivory Towers and Miss Fiercalicious.
July 10. CityView Drive-In (11 Polson). Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. $ 120 to $ 240 per vehicle. cityviewdrivein.com
Romeo + Juliet
If you can’t wait until the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show season officially kicks off later this month, the outdoor film series is teaming up with Dream In High Park to host a screening of the update. 90s day by Baz Luhrmann on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. This is your chance to snuggle up under the stars, look into your step 2’s eyes, and lip sync with Des’ree’s I’m Kissing You.
11 July. High Park Amphitheater (Bloor West 1873). 9 p.m. Free / pwyc. Tickets available 48 hours in advance via canadianstage.com.
The future of cinema
The 2021 edition of the annual festival – dedicated to showcasing short works by emerging Canadian filmmakers under the age of 40 – will be available to stream on CBC Gem for the next two weeks, showcasing an impressive array of topics, perspectives and perspectives. styles. A mostly free industry program kicks off tonight (Friday) with a main chat with filmmaker and TV producer Evan Goldberg (Superbad, This Is The End, The Boys) moderated by NOW Culture editor Radheyan Simonpillai.
Until July 22 on CBC Gem and fofs.ca.