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Labour Day Weekend events in Toronto

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 29, 2014

labour day events torontoWeekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this Labour Day weekend.

Canadian International Air Show
Maybe I should let the Toronto Air Show (unofficial, I guess) Twitter take this one. "VYOOOOOWWW-WWWOOOOOOOR-SHHHHH!!!!" Whether you're planning to have your eyes on the sky or your energy devoted to complaining (via Twitter or IRL), one must admit that big flying machines are pretty cool. The 65th Toronto show will feature tons of noise polluting planes and jets with super neato names. How does one get to name a jet, anyway? August 30 - Sept 1, 1-4pm, Canadian National Exhibition (210 Princes Blvd).

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Chris Isaak a dazzling beacon of light at Massey Hall

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 28, 2014

Chris Isaak Massey HallAn angel descended at Massey Hall last night and blessed Toronto's most gentle kitsch-country fans with a light show that will endlessly dance as beams of pure love in the deepest reflective surfaces of our retinas, until we too pass on to the next life and become miniature rhinestone angels, serving the good word. The news of camp, mirror ball suits, and our most beloved Chris Isaak.

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Huge dance party BBQ coming to Sherbourne Common

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 28, 2014

today in TorontoDance parties and barbecues aren't exactly rare in Toronto, but here's one that's shaping up to be massive - and the food is free. You don't even have to risk mystery corn dogs this time.

San Francisco deep tech house label Dirtybird are bringing their BBQ skills to Toronto as part of their first ever food-and-bass summer tour. The September 6th Fool's Gold party may have been moved to Muzik Poolbar (yeah, weird), but luckily you can party at Sherbourne Common on September 7th instead. With free food.

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Today in Toronto: Fan Expo, Cirque du Soleil, Beerprov, Live Band Karaoke, Field Trip Series, Judy Natal

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 28, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto FanExpo will call the city's geeks, cosplayers, comic artists, and curious to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Horror fans should especially find Little Terrors of interest. The people on the TTC wearing costumes have been explained, you can now carry on as normal.

Do you have want to sing your favourite Minor Threat / Miley Cyrus mash up? Let live karaoke band Good Enough join you tonight. Circuit Gallery @ Prefix ICA is hosting the opening of Judy Natal's Future Perfect photo exhibit, if you're looking for an intriguing art opening. If you just want us to give you indie rock, RSVP here to see Deebs, Imposters, Waxlimbs, and more at Tattoo thanks for Field Trip. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Chris Isaak, Vera Brim, Free Origami Lessons, Wayward 1, Artscape Street Party

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 27, 2014

Today in TorontoToday in Toronto stop by the lovely new Ratio venue on College for music from experimental artists Vera Brim (Buffalo MRI) with Tarpit, Father Dust, and Fleshtone Aura. Jim Zub's new comic Wayward, set in Tokyo, will launch with a party at Guu. If you're back at the CNE for more death snacks, why not attend a cheese cook-off?

None of this matters, though, because Chris Isaak is at Massey Hall. Sometimes I pretend I'm Chris Isaak. I lie back and imagine I recorded "Wicked Game." Forever Blue, with all its heavenly highs and lows and dirty highs and lows, was crafted by me, a conduit for greatness. I am divine. I am rolling on a beach with a beautiful model and appearing in Fire Walk With Me. I love myself as much as I am loved. A single tear falls on my guitar and pricks the night like a sparrow landing on a tin roof. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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Today in Toronto: Ashkenaz Fest, Short Cuts, Rant and Rave, Spider-Man 2, Tom Petty, Eshan Rafi

Posted by Aubrey Jax / August 26, 2014

today in torontoToday in Toronto the Ashkenaz Festival of international Jewish culture starts a week (August 26 to September 1) of festivities at Harbourfront Centre. You'll find music, food, crafts, and more. TIFF is screening Robert Altman's Short Cuts featuring Tom Waits, Frances McDormand, Lily Tomlin, Robert Downey Jr. and more in a film expertly patches together a collection of super gloomy Raymond Carver stories, including my supreme personal weakness, tear-jerker A Small, Good Thing. Sniffle.

Headed to the CNE? The second-to-only appearance of a female on stage at the Bandshell is today! Check out PRTY H3RO with These Kids Wear Crowns and Eleven Past One. I can't actually promise this "Toronto based hip-hop-dance-rock trio" will be good, but it's the CNE - you'll be too high on fatty foods to know what's going on. For more events, click on over to our events section.

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