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  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2015

    Grow-Op Party at Gladstone Hotel

    9PM-2AM

    Gladstone Hotel, Queen St. at Gladstone.

    Opening reception, followed by After Party: Samba Squad and Uma Nota 

    Enter the urban jungle, party with your plants as well as with artists and designers for this unique event!

    Gladstone Hotel’s 3rd annual Grow Op exhibition greets spring with open arms fromApril 23rd to 26th, 2015. Curated by Victoria Taylor and Graham Teeple with Britt Welter-Nolan, this four-day exhibition celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape, gardens, art, and place-making under this year’s theme, the culture of landscape.

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2015

    Samba Squad at Living Arts Centre

    8PM

    Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

    Ignite Toronto 2015 Pan/Am

    ¡Con Espiritu! With Spirit!
    This concert is an official event of the TO 2015 Pan Am Games IGNITE! program. 

    Mississauga Festival Choir celebrates the upcoming Pan Am Games with a concert focused on the folk and indigenous music of the Americas and the Caribbean. From the North to South Pole, travelling through North, Central and South America, this evening features Venezuela native and international recording artist Eliana Cuevas  and her Latin ensemble along with the phenomenal Samba Squad. The concert also features Mississauga Festival Youth Choir, a group dedicated to world music. Celebrate the arts and the this international event with the music of Latin and North America!

    Tickets: $35, $30 (students/seniors), $15 (children under 12)
    Hammerson Hall, Living Arts Centrehttp://mfchoir-ignite.weebly.com/

  • Sun
    24
    May
    2015

    Sharing the Dance

    2-3PM

    Dundas Square

    Samba Squad plays the kick-off to this fun dance event in Dundas Square.

    http://www.sharingdance.ca/

    Mark your calendars! Sharing Dance Day is taking place in Toronto and Winnipeg on Sunday, May 24. It's not too late to join us for rehearsals!

    Rehearsals are held at Canada’s National Ballet School every Tuesday and Friday. Some rehearsals will be live-streamed so you can learn the routine when you want!

     

     

  • Fri
    29
    May
    2015

    12th Annual Fundraiser: Assaulted Women's Helpline

    6:30PM

    Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St. West, Toronto

    Cocktail Reception, Food Stations, Silent Auction, Raffle and live musical entertainment by Samba Squad

    http://www.facebook.com/AssaultedWomensHelpline

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2015

    GRAND BATERIA EXPRESS

    Noon till 3PM

    DUNDAS STREET WEST AT DOVERCOURT

    PARADE OF 100 DRUMMERS: LulaWorld Festival presents Grand Bateria Express! This brings together Toronto's seven Brazilian drum troupes and YOU for a special performance at Dundas West Fest. Parade goes along Dundas St. West from Dovercourt to Lansdowne.

    Musical Director: Rick Shadrach Lazar

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQpFoiQtubE.

    https://www.facebook.com/Lulaworld

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2015

    Caledon Day

    2:30-3:15PM

    Caledon, ON

  • Sun
    14
    Jun
    2015
  • Sun
    21
    Jun
    2015
  • Sun
    21
    Jun
    2015

    Salsa at Blue Mountain

    2-4PM

    Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood

  • Wed
    24
    Jun
    2015

    Vaughan Pan Am Celebration

    12:30-1PM

    Vaughan City Hall

    Part of the Pan Am Celebration

  • Wed
    01
    Jul
    2015

    Canada Day

    10:30AM-3PM

    Queens Park Toronto

    Workshops and parade at this yearly family event

  • Thu
    02
    Jul
    2015

    Shakespeare in High Park

    7:30-8:30PM

    High Park Outdoor Stage

    Samba Squad will play the opening of the production of Julius Caesar, as part of Shakespeare in High Park series. We will play two previews, July 2 and 7, as well as eight performances: August 1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20.

    http://www.toronto.com/events/shakespeare-in-high-park/

  • Sat
    04
    Jul
    2015
    Sun
    05
    Jul
    2015

    Salsa on St. Clair

    Sat. 1-10PM, Sun. 1-8PM

    St. Clair Ave. near Bathurst. Street will be blocked off.

    Come out and show your street dance moves! Feel the heat. Good food, friendly crowd.

    Showtimes for Saturday: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 (parade), 7-8, 9-10PM

    Showtimes for Sunday: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 (parade), 7-8PM

    http://www.toronto.com/events/salsa-on-st-clair/

  • Wed
    08
    Jul
    2015

    Pan Am Games Celebration

    1-2PM

    Mel Lastman Square

    40 minute performance by Samba Squad, as part of the PanAm Games!

    Pan Am Games Community Celebration

    July 8, 1-2pm

    Join us to see the Pan Am Torch Relay as it arrives at Mel Lastman Square. Come and celebrate the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

     

  • Thu
    09
    Jul
    2015
    Fri
    10
    Jul
    2015

    London Sun Fest

    July 9: 6PM, July 10: 3PM, 7PM

    Victoria Park

    London ON

    Once again, Samba Squad returns to London's wonderful Sun Fest!

    This is one of the country's top festivals. You owe it to yourself to check it out!

    All performances are FREE.

    http://www.sunfest.on.ca/events

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2015

    Grand Bateria Express plus Heavyweight Horns

    7:30PM

    Nathan Phillips Square

    Toronto

    50 drummers from the Grand Bateria Express (Musical Director Rick Shadrach Lazar) and 12 horn players (led by Chris Butcher from the Heavyweight Horns) will play a rousing opening to the PanAm Games.

  • Sun
    12
    Jul
    2015

    Markham Pan Am Celebration

    2-5PM

    Markham Pan Am Centre, Outdoor Main Stage

    Unionville, Main Street, Markham

    Samba Squad parades, performs on the Main Stage, as well as performs for the Street Animation Performance.

     

  • Thu
    23
    Jul
    2015
    Sat
    25
    Jul
    2015

    Beaches Jazz Fest: Street Fest

    Thurs. Fri. Sat. 7-11PM

    Queen Street at Woodbine, street is blocked off.

    Joyous street festival!

    http://beachesjazz.com/street-fest/ 

  • Sat
    25
    Jul
    2015

    Samba Squad joins Ballet Creole

    10AM-4PM

    Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough

    Another wonderful Pan Am Show!

  • Sun
    26
    Jul
    2015

    Ajax Celebrates Pan Am

    10-11AM

    St. Francis Centre Theatre, Ajax

  • Fri
    07
    Aug
    2015
    Sun
    09
    Aug
    2015

    PanAM Dance-Drum Collaboration

    See below

    Nathan Phillips Square, Round stage on the Pool

    Samba Squad collaborates with choreographer Debra Brown in a special performance for the PanAM Games. Dancers will splash around in the pool as well as on the stage.

    Dates: Fri. Aug.7: 1:30-2 and 9-9:30PM

    Sat. Aug.8: 4:30-5 and 8:30-9 PM

    Sun. Aug.9: 12-12:30PM

  • Sat
    08
    Aug
    2015

    Barrie Rhythm Fest

    6 and 9PM

    Barrie Heritage Park

    Barrie, ON

    Dance Workshop with Samba Squad and Dance Migration at 6PM

    Concert performance: Samba Squad with guest:Dance Migration: 9PM

    http://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Festivals/Pages/Rhythmfest.aspx

  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2015

    Parapan Closing Ceremonies

    8PM

    Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall

    Samba Squad 30-members strong will lead the athletes into the square for the closing ceremonies. This will be televised.

  • Sat
    29
    Aug
    2015

    Busker Fest at Yonge-Dundas Square

    5PM

    Yonge-Dundas Square Toronto

    Samba Squad will perform a 45-minute show on the stage at Yonge-Dundas Square in support of Epilepsy Toronto.

    - See more at: http://www.seetorontonow.com/annual-events/scotiabank-buskerfest/#sthash.mHKskyCH.dpuf

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2015

    Blue Mountain Summer Sundown Week-end

    4:30 and 6PM

    Blue Mountain, Collingwood, ON

    Samba Squad will play two shows for the Blue Mountain Summer Sundown Week-end.

  • Sun
    06
    Sep
    2015

    Festival in Kingston, Ontario

    3:30-4:30PM

    Confederation Square, downtown Kingston, Ontario

  • Sat
    12
    Sep
    2015
    Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015

    Cabbagetown Festival

    Saturday: 6-10PM, Sunday 2-6PM

    576 Parliament St. between Carlton St. and Wellesley Sts, Toronto,

     in front of Nettleship's Hardware.

    http://www.cabbagetownfestival.org/

  • Sat
    19
    Sep
    2015

    Annual Good Food for All at STOP Community Food Centre

    1:45PM

    STOP Community Food Centre, 1884 Davenport road, 4 blocks west of Lansdowne

    Come out: dance to the beats of Samba Squad,  eat delicious healthy food, lovingly prepared, under the trees in the garden; admire the wonderful outdoor oven, mosaicked by Red Pepper Spectacle.

  • Sun
    27
    Sep
    2015

    Word on the Street

    11AM

    New Venue for this Event:

    Harbourfront Centre on the WestJet Stage

     

    Do you love books and music, plus a September stroll along the waterfront?

    For more info: www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/toronto

  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2015

    Teddy Bear Affair

    7PM

    Toronto Metro Convention Centre, North Building

    http://www.cafdn.org/teddybearaffair/the-gala/

    A Gala Fundraiser for Children's Aid Foundation

    Children's Aid Foundation helps vulnerable kids across Canada overcome the obstacles in life that hold them back

     

  • Sat
    05
    Dec
    2015

    Samba Squad Inaugural Party

    9:30PM

    360 Geary Ave., a few blocks west of Dufferin, north of Dupont

    Samba Squad's Inaugural Party at Geary Lane Studio

    Sweet vocals, Wicked Grooves, Bad-Ass Brass

    w/DJ Jason Palma and special guest Sarita Leyva

    Doors open at 8:30PM, Show 9:30

    Cover $10 B4 10PM/ $15 after 10PM