Notable Now: August 5, 2011

The Hoxton
The fellas behind the Parkdale hotspot Parts & Labour have teamed up with comedian Kenny Hotz to bring us The Hoxton, a new music and entertainment venue at the foot of Bathurst Street. The space will house live bands and top-notch DJs, with a stellar bottle service area and digital art on the crisp white walls. The Hoxton opens tomorrow night with a set by The Twelves. 69 Bathurst Street.

Bohemian Gastropub
Paul Boehmer has created a following in Toronto thanks to his superb spot Boehmer on Ossington. Now the restaurateur branches out with the Bohemian Gastropub. The Alsatian-inspired menu designed by chef de cuisine Christopher Scott mixes everything from fried pigs ears to currywurst. We’re definitely ready for a pint and some spaetzle poutine. 571 Queen Street West.

Taste of the Danforth
The Greek-fest is back and ready to serve up some of the Danforth’s finest Hellenic bites. This street fest attracts over a million people every year, so prepare to do some major crowd weaving. Taste of the Danforth is one of those can’t-miss Toronto events that showcases our awesome diversity and culture. Souvlaki, anyone? Starts today and goes through Sunday on the Danforth.

Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM
Opening August 10th, Cirque’s latest show has been making waves among critics and showgoers alike. Somewhere between science and legend, TOTEM explores the ties that bind humankind to other species, our dreams, and our infinite potential. If you haven’t seen a Cirque show before, TOTEM is the perfect introduction to this theatrical spectacle. August 10th to October 9th at the Port Lands.

Summerworks Theatre Festival
Toronto’s indie arts scene is one of the foremost in Canada, and the Summerworks Theatre Festival is the best way to work your way through our mosaic scene. Featuring engaging theatre performances, head-bopping bands, and an Art Bar where you can chill out and enjoy some summer drinks, the Summerworks Theatre Festival is a Toronto event that showcases our very finest. Runs August 4th through 14th at various venues.

The Booty Bash
This cheeky fundraiser will see some of Toronto’s most booty-ful people dancing it up at Brassaii on August 12th – watch out Beyonce, you might have some serious competition. The Booty Bash is in support of the Don McQuaig Foundation, which raises funds to support colon cancer screening and prevention. Toss on your best digs and get your butt over to Brassaii to help raise funds for this bootylicious cause.