Toronto Tipsheet: Unity Festival, Grandmaster Flash, Brazilfest and more!

Unity Festival Saturday (July 23) at Yonge-Dundas SquareThe youth-focused Unity Festival (to July 23) is three days of music, breakdancing,.


Unity Festival Saturday (July 23) at Yonge-Dundas Square

The youth-focused Unity Festival (to July 23) is three days of music, breakdancing, beatboxing and visual art, all culminating in a free Yonge-Dundas Square blowout featuring DaM FunK, Zaki Ibrahim, Above Top Secret, Lex Leosis, Adria Kain, the Soul Motivators and many others. UNITY Charity uses hip-hop to improve young peoples lives through school and community programs, and the concert is its annual showcase event. Good vibes all around. See the full schedule at unitycharity.com.

1-11 pm. FREE. unitycharity.com. See Listing.

Chance the Rapper How popular is the Chicago rapper? A second Echo Beach show has been announced. Doors 7 pm. $52.50-$78. ticketmaster.ca. September 27 and 28. See listing.

Meshuggah/High on Fire The extreme metal Swedes bring their progressive sounds to the Phoenix, with High on Fire. Doors 7 pm. $35. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketmaster.ca. On sale Friday (July 22). October 30. See listing.

WayHome Music & Arts Festival Arcade Fire, the Killers, Metric, BadBadNotGood, A Tribe Called Red, Dilly Dally, Vince Staples, Arkells, Stars, M83 and more perform at the three-day fest. At Burls Creek Event Grounds —> A Tribe Called Red, Dilly Dally and White Lung are taking over our Snapchat account at this weekend’s fest. Add us at nowmagazineto to come along for the ride! July 22-24, 2016. See listing.

Anderson .Paak The singer/songwriter/rappers renowned live show hits the Phoenix in support of new album Malibu. 8 pm, all ages. $25. See listing.

Star Trek Beyond (NNNN) Will fans stop chasing Pokemon to see the latest in the reboot franchise? Well find out on todays opening day. See listing.

True North Aid Boat Cruise Music, dance and art by First Nations artists raises money for Attawapiskat and other communities. Leaves at 7 pm from Queens Quay Terminal. See listing.

Toronto Anarchist Book Fair Take in books and zines, workshops and discussions at Steelworkers Hall. To July 24, 10 am to 5 pm. FREE. See listing.

Grandmaster Flash Velvet Underground hosts the NYC hip-hop founding fathers rescheduled show. Doors 10 pm. $25. See listing.

Shakespeare In High Park: Hamlet (NNNN) Frank Cox OConnell stars as the Danish prince, to September 3. We loved it! So you shouldn’t miss out. Amphitheatre at High Park. 8 pm. Pwyc-$25. See listing.

Brazilfest Find art, food and entertainment at this free, all-day event at Earlscourt Park. 11 am-10 pm. See listing.

Beirut/Little Scream Beirut were here recently, but they return with Montreals Little Scream and her excellent new album, Cult Following. Phoenix. 8 pm, all ages. See listing.

Father Comes Home From The Wars Suzan-Lori Parkss trilogy about race begins previews tonight at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. 7:30 pm. $32-$96. See listing.

Ajinai/JOOJ Beijing folk-rockers Ajinai are not to be missed, nor is Sook-Yin Lees dynamic JOOJ. Silver Dollar. 8 pm. $10 at the door. See listing.

City Hall Farmers Market Local food vendors take over Nathan Phillips Square every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm. See listing.

Luzia Cirque du Soleils Mexico-themed show opens at the Big Top in the port lands. From $49. cirquedusoleil.com. July 28 to October 16. See listing.

Caribbean Carnival King and Queen Show Music and dance performances, costumes and the most innovative floats at this years carnival parade, at Lamport Stadium. 7 pm. $30-$35, $100 VIP. July 28. See listing.

OVO Fest Catch Drake and Future at the Air Canada Centre (July 31 and August 1, $49.50-$179.50), Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa at the Molson Amphitheatre (July 29, $28-$125), and Machel Montano and Beenie Man at Echo Beach (July 30, $60-$90). Lots of choices. See listing.

Veld Festival Outdoor electronic music festival at Downsview Park with Deadmau5, the Chainsmokers, DVBBS and many others. 11 am-10 pm. $159.50-$229.50. veldmusicfestival.com. July 30 and 31. See listing.

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