SummerWorks Performance Festival / various venues / August 7-17 / $15
Festivals reign supreme during the summer theatre calendar in Toronto, and there is none more anticipated than the annual SummerWorks Performance Festival. The juried performance series features dozens of exciting shows and is accompanied by music and live art series, as well as a host of additional programming and partnerships to keep arts lovers buzzing. The talked-about shows usually book up quickly so it's best to stay ahead of the pack. Keep your eyes peeled for a full SummerWorks preview next week.
That's a shame - but it's not all Anser faces (no diss to Anser, who's been a comfort for a decade now) out there in 2014. Take Denise St Marie and Timothy Walker (TIMEANDDESIRE)'s new sign installations. You might've already done a double take of these ominous signs, playing permits, urban animals, or their Recursive Series on Toronto streets this summer.