CANADA: The Montreal Comedy Series, a Metallic Drive-In Concert, and More

NATIONAL: Canada will no longer host an alpine ski race on the World Cup circuit this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The men's and women's World Cup events had previously been scheduled for Nov. 25 to Dec. 6 in Lake Louise. 

MONTREAL: The Montreal Comedy Series, a nine-day, 15-show stand-up festival, kicks off at the end of August and lasts until Sept. 6. The shows will take place in English in venues around the city and feature local comics including Harrison Weinreb, Kris Dulgar, and more. Depending on the size of the venue, 30 to 50 people will be allowed inside. 

RAYMOND, ALTA: The Town of Raymond will host a drive-in style performance from Metallica on Aug. 29 as the Encore Drive-In Nights concert feature rocks the four-story screen at the Raymond Drive-In. The event will also feature a guest performance from Canadian band Three Days Grace. Tickets for the event are $155 per car with up to six people per vehicle.

TORONTO: Luminato Festival Toronto’s Artists in Residence, a new year-round program aimed at establishing and supporting new relationships with local artists, was launched in July and runs until Aug. 28. The program includes three seven-week residencies with weekly virtual workshops, check-ins, and sharings. Plans are underway for a second cohort in the fall of 2020 with a focus on Indigenous artists, and a third cohort is anticipated for the new year.

VANCOUVER: Magenta Theater's board of directors has named Gina George as artistic director and Kristen Bennett as assistant director on an interim basis for the rest of 2020. The board will search for a permanent artistic director and focus on diverse voices, looking to recruit people of color and from the LGBTQ community. 

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