Buskerfest Toronto

Radar: Scotiabank BuskerFest, The Collection, Screaming Females, The Art of Play, Singin' in the Rain

Toronto events on August 22nd, 2013

FESTIVAL | Scotiabank BuskerFest
Scotiabank Buskerfest returns to downtown TO, to bring the streets alive! This festival, in support of Epilepsy Toronto has been a fixture in the city's Summer outdoor events for thirteen years, and will find Yonge Street between Queen and College, plus Yonge Dundas Square (and the surrounding area) full of entertainment: musicians, acrobats, jugglers, and even acts you cannot presently imagine. There is always a variety of buskers scheduled over the course of the festival so if you find yourself in the area more than once during Buskerfest, you will not be disappointed. Admission is by donation to Epilepsy Toronto - a very worthy cause. Scotiabank Buskerfest runs until Sunday at 8pm.
Yonge and Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East) 12 - 10PM

FILM | The Collection - Canadian premiere screening
The Collection, a sequel to the 2009 horror film, The Collector, has its premiere Canadian screening tonight at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. This film, directed by Marcus Dunstan, and written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton, follows the brutal attacks and slayings by a serial killer known as "The Collector". Of course, there's a hero: Arkin (played by Josh Stuart), a character from the first film, returns to fill this role, and he is aided by a new character, Elena Peters (Emma Fitzpatrick) with whom he connects in film's first bloody sequence, so to speak. Hardcore horror fans, and those who enjoyed the first film will want to check this one out.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 11PM $11 (members $8)

MUSIC | Screaming Females + Greys + The Beverleys
Three bands converge at The Shop under Parts & Labour tonight to deliver some gritty, edgy rock for your discerning ears. Screaming Females, an "alt-rock" trio hailing from New Jersey, and signed to that region's Don Giovanni Records, have been at it for a while, and have shared the stage with many of your favourite bands in the eight years they've been playing. Their latest release is Ugly from last year, produced by Steve Albini. This band is in good hands, being hosted by two tight TO acts who deliver loud aggressive sounds: Greys, and The Beverleys. Screaming Females may have to turn it up to 12 to make an impression after these two are done! This should be a good one.
The Shop under Parts & Labour (1566 Queen Street West) 9PM $10

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Photo of Buskerfest by Jen Tse


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