Toronto Tipsheet: Panamania, Amy, Full Flex and more

PanAm Opening CeremoniesThe Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am opening ceremonies begin tonight and the production is set to be as.


PanAm Opening Ceremonies

The Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am opening ceremonies begin tonight and the production is set to be as grand as you would expect. Featuring a performance by Cirque du Soleil filled with acrobatic theatrics and an incorporation of symbolic events that include the Parade of Nations and the lighting of the Games cauldron. While tickets to the event are sold out, you can watch a live stream of the event here.

Friday (July 10) at Rogers Centre (567 Queen West), doors 5 pm. Sold out. Livestream.

Mannie Fresh

Mannie fresh, who was featured in early 2000’s favourites like Still Fly and #1 Stunna, performs along side DJ Agile and DJ Romeo. His performance at Tattoo tonight (July 10) is billed as a set of number-one hits, so expect to hear Still Fly, Back That Azz Up and Go DJ.

Friday (July 10) at Tattoo(1 Blue Jays Way), doors 10 pm. $15.00. ticketweb.ca.

Amy

This stirring Amy Winehouse doc hits theatres today. Our own Norm Wilner gave this film a solid 5-star rating and judging by the trailer, which on its own will give you goosebumps, the accolade is well-warranted. If you were a fan you’ll love this film for doing such an amazing job of honouring its tragic subject. If you weren’t a fan, you’ll walk away with a new appreciation for the late singer and the film’s brilliant cinematic composition.

Friday (July 10). See listing.

Full Flex Express with Skrillex and Diplo

Skrillex and Diplo bring their collaboration, Jack U, to Echo Beach as part of Skrillex’s electronic music festival, Full Flex Express. Inspired by the 1970 Festival Express with the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and the Band, the fest sees its lineup – which also includes A$AP Ferg, Tycho, Kiesza, Hundred Waters and Anna Lunoe + Mija – travel to eight Canadian cities by train.

Saturday (July 11) at Echo Beach (909 Lake Shore West), doors 4 pm. $47.50 and up.

Fringe

The Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival features 150 national and international companies with performances taking place in venues across the city. With so many great, and some not-so-great, productions to choose from, our critics have been busy doing the leg work so you don’t have to– but it is highly recommended that you do! Critic’s Picks shows include: Caws & Effect (July 10 at 11 pm, July 12 at 3:30 pm. Factory Mainspace), Everyday Oppressions (July 9 at 9:15 pm, July 10 at 7:30 pm, July 11 at 4 pm. Factory Mainspace) and God’s Beard! (July 9 at 7:30 pm, July 11 at 2:15 pm. Al Green Theatre) with award-winning sketch troupe Falcon Powder.

Saturday (July 11) and Sunday (June 12) at Various venues. Doors begin 12:30 pm. See listings for showtimes and tickets.

Panamania

Panamania features dance performances, photo exhibits, comedy and theatre and more. Free outdoor concerts, some ticketed performances. Performances by A Tribe Called Red, The Fruits, Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, Bajofondo and Joaquin Diaz.

Echo Beach (909 Lake Shore West). 9:00 pm. Free. See website for more details.

In Locals We Trust! @ Sunnyside Pavillion

Sunnyside Pavillion hosts a day of house music, dancing and basking in the sun. Performances by Jamie Kidd, Membersonly, Mike Gibbs, Nature Of Music, Richard Brooks.

Sunday (June 12) at Sunnyside Pavilion (1755 Lake Shore West). 2 pm. $15-$20. residentadvisor.net

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