Radar: Fresh Wednesdays, Rockstar Mayhem Festival, Wire, #TOAlbertaRelief, Faking Bad
Toronto events on July 10th, 2013
MARKETPLACE | Fresh Wednesdays
Fresh Wednesdays returns to Nathan Philips Square, taking the first half of your Wednesday up a notch. This Summer event brings the Farmer's Market to the Square, with baked goods, locally-grown produce, flowers, and more. All of the action begins at 10AM, but things get even more interesting just after the noon hour at 12:30PM when the first Fresh Concert begins. This week, Justin Dube performs, and the former frontman for Univeral/Sony's Everlea has been establishing himself as a must-see live act, and will be a nice kickoff to this Summer concert series. Fresh Wednesday continues weekly until August 28th.
Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen Street West) 10AM to 2PM
MUSIC | Rockstar Mayhem Festival
Get your devil horns ready, because Rockstar's Mayhem Festival has arrived! This is like an evil, heavy, rock carnival - on the road, and coming our way this aft! This fest, founded by Kevin Lyman, the brains behind Vans Warped Tour, has been going strong since 2008, and has been associated with Rockstar Energy Drink since the beginning. Bands you can catch include Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Sweden's Amon Amarth, and many more. If "heavy" is your thing, you will find all of the important shades of metal at one mega-show today. Rock on!
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore Blvd West) $20-95 1PM
FUNDRAISER | #TOAlbertaRelief
While this event was likely put together a while ago, the timing in light of Monday's downpour couldn't be more perfect! Tonight, The Cadillac Lounge will host #TOAlbertaRelief, a concert fundraiser to provide aid to the flooding victims in Alberta via Red Cross Canada. An awesome headliner was just confirmed a few days ago: Lowest Of The Low. Also on the bill are Simple Damned Device, Kayla Howran, comedian Johnny Gardhouse, and an "Acoustic Stage" featuring Kyle Milchard, Kody G, and Jillian Brady. The goal is to raise $6,000, so do consider coming out to contribute, and enjoy a night of great music.
The Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen Street West) 7PM $20
COMEDY | Faking Bad
Working well within the comedic tradition of taking inspiration and building material from popular culture, the folks at the 2013 Canadian Comedy Award-nominated Bad Dog Theatre Company bring you Faking Bad, a new show with a name that is a twist on a very popular TV series. Faking Bad features a great cast of players telling the story of a high school teacher who teams up with a student to start a 420-oriented baked goods business. Sounds like a recipe for some funny situations, especially when the Bad Dog team improvises on this blueprint, and takes it to some unusual places. This show runs every Wednesday until August 7th.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 9:30PM $12 ($10 students)
Also Of Note
Photo from last year's Fresh Wednesdays by optimisticallycautious on Flickr
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