1 Aug 9-11pm City Cinema outdoor screening: Alien Yonge-Dundas Square FREE
Thursday. August 3, 7 pm Naye Kveytn af an Altn Boym (New Buds on an Old Tree)New York singer Adrienne Cooper and pianist Marilyn Lerner return for an evening of contemporary Yiddish songs by Frank London, Beyle Schaechter Gottesman, Michael Alpert, Marilyn Lerner and others.
8 Aug 9-11pm City Cinema outdoor screening: Tremors Yonge-Dundas Square FREE
Thursday Aug. 10 ,7 pm Brass Tacks III: Like a Ray of Sunshine Piercing the Clouds Enjoy the sumptuous sounds of late Renaissance and early Baroque music, played on period cornettos, recorders, sackbutts (early trombones) and dulcian – by Matthew Jennejohn, Douglas Kirk, Dominique Lortie, Dan Stillman and Trevor Dicks.
Sunday August 13, 4 pm "Words of Mercury, Songs of Apollo" Baroque violinists Kathleen Kajioka and Christopher Verrette, lutenist Lucas Harris and ‘cellist Rebecca Morton revel in the dazzling music of 17th-century Italy – the brave new world of the early baroque.
15 Aug 8:30-11pm City Cinema outdoor screening: Jurassic Park Yonge-Dundas Square FREE
Thursday August 17, 7 pm Heartbeat of Japan Dynamic and festive drumming by the Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble, featuring Japanese taiko drums, bamboo flutes and shamisen (three-stringed lute).
Sunday August 20, 4 pm Cecilia String Quartet This award-winning young quartet -- violinists Sarah Nematallah and Sharon Lee, violist Caitlin Boyle and cellist Rebecca Wenham -- performs Brahms’ Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51 No.1 , and Another Little Piece of My Heart by Ottawa composer Kelly Marie Murphy.
22 Aug 8:30-11pm City Cinema outdoor screening: Godzilla Yonge-Dundas Square FREE
Thursday August 24, 7 pm “Compose Me” Witness the on-the-spot creation of three new works for solo bass clarinet/clarinet. Three Canadian composers -- Allison Cameron, Chris Paul Harman and Martin Arnold – will each speak their ideas for a piece to improviser Lori Freedman, who will turn their words into instant music.
Sunday August 27, 4 pm Brass Tacks IV: The Perfect Cake Bellows and Brass -- trumpeter Guy Few, accordionist-narrator Joseph Petric and trombonist Eric Vaillancourt -- present their tongue-in-cheek take on romantic opera, enacted by “instrument-sock puppets.” Includes music by Puccini, Wagner and Verdi, put to purposes the composers never imagined in their wildest dreams.
29 Aug 8-11pm City Cinema outdoor screening: King Kong Yonge-Dundas Square FREE