Queen street was steamy today, and so was the Pepsi Pop-Up event when singer Lights took the stage to sing a few songs in front of lucky fans who had won their way into the event.
The JFL42 Comedy Festival is returning for its second year in Toronto, and for 2013 it boasts several high profile comedians, including the entire cast of Family Guy, Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman. The festival will run for ten days from September 19 to 28.
The Toronto Fringe Festival has been bringing laughs, surprises and cutting-edge theatre to Toronto for 25 years. Tickets are now on sale for this year’s event. The 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival includes 148 shows in 35 venues including bars, back alleys, churches and a coin laundromat.
The NXNE festival is a showcase of Toronto’s music scene, and venues, as musicians from all over the world gather to perform on the city’s stages. It is fitting then that a new initiative called 4479 was created at this year’s festival to promote Toronto as a leader in live and recorded music, and to build a vibrant community of musicians.
Saturday night at NXNE is always a panicked evening of venue hopping as festival goers attempt to see as many acts as possible and not spend too long in a cab or waiting for a streetcar. Many people pick an area of town and wander from bar to bar, listening to a few songs here and there until an act really grabs them and they stick around for a full set.
A few hours from now, Psy and a whole red carpet worth of celebrities will descend on the corner of Queen and John for what will be my eleventh year at the MuchMusic Video Awards.
Need help planning your Saturday at NXNE? We’ve got you covered with some of the highlights from today at the festival, including the full lineup of free concerts happening all day at Yonge-Dundas Square.
It’s Friday, June 14, and here’s the latest highlights from NXNE 2013, including sets by Hayden, Sloan, Superfriendz, St. Lucia, Arstidir, Lakes of Canada, and film, art, and conference events.
Music, film, comedy, and art all come together for the fourth day at NXNE here in Toronto. There is a lot to take in today, and running all the way through until Sunday, so visit NXNE.com for the full schedule and stay tuned for photos and coverage from The GATE tomorrow.
It’s Wednesday, June 12, and that means that we’re three days into NXNE 2013, with the music festival kicking off in earnest tonight across downtown Toronto. For the full list of artists playing today, head over to NXNE.com.