Starting June 14th, Toronto will see a wide selection of unique art, theatre, film, dance, music, and literary events from local, regional, and international artists, playwrights, and filmmakers for this year’s Luminato Festival.
Luminato is a 10 day festival that occurs every summer in Toronto. It’s a great chance to see some local talent and enjoy the city’s amazing culture.
David Pecaut Square (at the corner of King St. W. and John St.) continues to be the Luminato Festival Hub for the full ten days and will host free nightly concerts and events.
You can check out the schedule/program at a glance for each day of the festival by clicking here.
We’ve also taken the liberty of including some events around the city you might want to check out!
Friday, June 14
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Hub at David Pecaut Square
Opening Night at the Festival Hub!
Saturday, June 15
10:00 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. — No Intermission.
Roy Thomson Hall
The TSO goes late night with Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral showpiece Scheherazade! The music is based on the exotic Arabian Nights story, in which Sultana Scheherazade enchants her husband with tales of intrigue in order to save her life. Yuja Wang also dazzles the audience with the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Saturday, June 22
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Trinity Bellwoods Park
A Literary Picnic
A summer’s afternoon, a picnic lunch, an inviting park. Add an incredible group of writers and you have A Literary Picnic, a celebration of storytelling that draws on the creativity and diversity of Toronto’s writing community.
Wednesday, June 19
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. — No Intermission.
George Brown House
Mid-week fun with Chamber Magic
For those who only believe what they see, Steve Cohen invites you to come close, really close. A master magician whose repertoire is designed to engage the mind as much as the eye, Cohen’s Chamber Magic hearkens back to an era when wealthy patrons secured the services of elite wonder-workers to transform a salon into a stage and mesmerize family and friends with magic.
Sunday, June 23
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — With Intermission
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
$95, $85, $75, $60, $45
L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato
Since its creation in 1988, choreographer Mark Morris’ legendary L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato has earned global recognition as his company’s crowning achievement.