Concerts in Waterloo

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Made up of amateurs, students from Wilfrid Laurier University, and seasoned professionals, the 34-member Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra is truly a community ensemble. And the group takes its cultural responsibility seriously—each season, they delve into the lesser known works of beloved 18th and 19th century composers to unearth and play forgotten gems. Before presenting pieces by such luminaries as Beethoven and Mozart, the orchestra invites audiences to pre-concert performances from a small ensemble.

197 Weber St E
Kitchener,
ON
CA

Based on the American classic by John Steinbeck, Frank Galati's Tony Award–winning stage adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath represents an onstage gale of acting chops, emotion, and clever puppet commentary from the opera box. Antoni Cimolino, general director of the theatre, also directs this classic Great Depression–era tale of a family's migration from Oklahoma to California in the 1930s and the challenges they face in a series of migrant-worker camps. The cast includes award-winning veterans of The Canadian Stage Company, Vancouver Playhouse, and collaborators of visionary thespian Robert Lepage. Both an entertaining and educational windfall, this production of The Grapes of Wrath creates opportunities for field trips, peer bonding, or an undeserved afternoon of fun for complacent dependants. This play is suitable for ages 12 and older.

55 Queen St
Stratford,
ON
CA

Since its Toronto location opened in 1976, Yuk Yuk's has been a collective launching pad for such comedy heavyweights as Jim Carrey, Rick Moranis, and Russell Peters. All of Yuk Yuk's laugh-establishments invite seasoned jokesters and up-and-coming comedians to their stages every weekend for up to four days of high hilarity and three nights of cozy lodging atop their cocktail tables. Many Yuk Yuk's locations offer drinks, dinner, or bar fare during the show, but those interested in dining should contact their club of choice to find out about reservations.

120 King St W
Hamilton,
ON
CA

DJ Depot equips disc jockeys with all the headphones, turntables, mixers, and amps necessary to create thrilling electronic soundtracks for house parties and nights on the town. Musicians amplify their mixes with powered and non-powered speakers and subwoofers, and spice up their sound with samplers, multi-track recorders, and monitors. Students can gain the basic skills necessary for a successful spinning career, or sign up for intensive 10-week courses to master the advanced techniques of mixing, scratching, or turning into a cyborg.

2074 Steeles Ave E
Brampton,
ON
CA

When Theatre Passe Muraille opened in 1968, it transformed the historic landmark Nasmith Bakery and Staples into a sanctuary for new Canadian art. But true to its name, the theatre is not constrained by any walls?literally or figuratively. Besides encouraging independent and experimental works, Theatre Passe Muraille expands beyond its brick-and-mortar location to stage innovative site-specific performances throughout Toronto. They practice a collaborative philosophy in order to achieve their far-ranging goals, valuing value risk higher than success or number of bouquets tossed onstage.

16 Ryerson Ave
Toronto,
ON
CA

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre provides a semi-enclosed outdoor setting for entertainment in the Toronto area. The amphitheater was completed in 1995 and the first show was a Bryan Adams concert, which sold out to audiences. Since then, millions of people have visited the arena, which seats approximately 16,000 people. The amphitheater has 5,500 reserved seats, along with VIP and Club seating. Parking is limited, but other parking is available in nearby areas. Tickets to Molson Canadian Amphitheatre can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Some events allow people to bring lawn chairs, bottled water, homemade foods, non-professional cameras and other similar items to make your visit more comfortable and convenient. Conversely, there is a list of items which are restricted or not allowed such as alcoholic beverages, laser pens, glass bottles, and recording devices. The arena is located at 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West in Toronto, Ontario.

909 Lake Shore Blvd. W
Toronto,
ON
CA