Streetcar Scoop: August Edition

Whoever coined the term “the lazy days of summer” never spent the season in Toronto! Anyone in this city knows August is when culture is kicked into high gear, and this year is no exception. Whether you’re looking for dinner and a show or want to brush up on your sneaker culture, our friends and partners in the Streetcar community have something for everyone. Here are three cultural happenings you don’t want to miss:

1. Crow’s Theatre set to Soar this Fall

Our theatre partners at Streetcar Crowsnest are set to soar with an amazing new season of entertainment that promises to catapult you around the world and through time. A provocative and topical thirteen shows are lined up this season spotlighting women and youth as agents of change. As a special feature, Crow’s is bringing Shaw Festival’s acclaimed production of Middletown to Toronto, as well as Stratford’s Tartuffe. Become a part of their frequent flyer program and save up to 30% on tickets. Learn more about custom flights here. For a look at the full program, download the brochure at the link below. Reserve your tickets today, and while you’re at the theatre, be sure to check out Gare De L’est’s Prix Fixe Theatre Menu.

Crow’s 2018-2019 Season Brochure 

2. Project Gallery Shows “Miss Chief’s Praying Hands” by Kent Monkman

Our art partners at Project Gallery are unveiling a solo collection by celebrated Canadian artist Kent Monkman. Monkman is a multimedia Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who creates provocative reinterpretations of romantic North American landscapes. His work explores themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, resilience, and the complexity of the contemporary Indigenous experience. Come take in his paintings, films/videos, performances, and installation work. Join us for the opening reception Thursday, August 2nd from 6-9 PM, or stop by during gallery hours through to September 1st. To learn more about the exhibition, follow the link.

3. Broadview X Bata Shoe Museum Pop-up 

Thought you had to go all the way downtown to get your culture fix? Think again! Our friends at The Broadview Hotel have proudly joined forces with the Bata Shoe Museum to host a pop-up on sneaker culture. Stop by for a free display showcasing ten of the most iconic sneakers from the last ten years, plus an eleventh pair that’s a collaboration between Puma and Bobbito Garcia, the famed filmmaker, D.J., author and sneaker historian.

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