There are five more days left of SummerWorks, Toronto's Indie Theatre and Arts Festival. Have you seen/heard anything yet? Tickets are a very affordable $10, so skip your coffee this week and put that money towards supporting great Canadian talent.
Don't forget to also check out the Performance Bar (free with your ticket stub or pay-what-you-can) with improve dynamos Ron Pederson, Naomi Snieckus, and Tom Baram of Impromptu Splendor. Expect a mix of comedy, theatre and music.
Learn how to relax and learn in the Playground with designers Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson. If you have them, bring them, but there's no need "borrow" your friend's or siblings' children as an excuse to gain entrance to this Playground; your creative curiosity is enough (of course, children are welcome). No experience necessary to make your own video (assistance provided), be a performance artist or build Lego buildings.
If you like to perambulate while you experience theatre, then the SummerWalks is the best bet for you. Invisible Toronto, A Heartbreaking Walk of Staggering Genius, and Uncle Lindy's Quit Yer Snivelin' Tour of Life will lead you throughout the Queen/Bathurst neighbourhood for an hour while opening your eyes to elements you may not have noticed as you dash around the city. Tickets are $5 per walk ($12 for a 3-Walk Pass). All Walks depart from the Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street, 2 blocks south of Queen).
For complete details visit www.summerworks.ca or call The Arts Box Office at 416-504-7529