Live on the Patio
Did you know there's a sweet patio belonging to Roy Thomson Hall tucked under street level at King and Simcoe, next to the reflecting pond? Better yet, live music takes place on it every Thursday till August 7. Eighteen-year-old Francesco Yates brings his pop-soul vocals and guitar artistry to the patio on Thursday (July 24), Belle Starr alt-country it up on July 31, and the TSO Brass Quintet soothe your soul August 7. The shows run from 5 to 8 pm. Free. Enter by the Simcoe staircase or via the Metro Centre path. roythomson.com/liveonthepatio.
STAYWOKE, Toronto's "Tuesday-night rap party at Bambi's (and a spiritual movement)" according to its Facebook page, has been steadily growing since its inception earlier this summer. On July 15, Drake proteges the Weeknd and Majid Jordan rolled through. Who knows? Maybe the man himself will stop by sometime. It's nearly OVO Fest, after all. The next party is Tuesday (July 29). facebook.com/STAYWOKEYALL.