Toronto Labour Day

Radar: Canadian International Air Show, Labour of Love, Concert for Japan, Toronto New Music Marathon, Lab Cab Festival, Taste for Justice Brunch on Ward's Island, Movies in the Mess Hall, Ihor Holubizky at the Power Plant

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd

ENTERTAINMENT | Canadian International Air Show
Say good-bye to summer and hello to the Snowbirds! It's the closing weekend at the Ex meaning that the Canadian International Air Show will be happening right over our heads all weekend long. Beginning this afternoon you will be able to watch the daredevil pilots from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, the Canadian Forces and the United States Air Forces, Navy and Marine Corps perform stunts to close out the CNE. Shows will run until 4PM on Monday and are free with admission to the Ex or Ontario Place but will be visible from various spots around the city.
Exhibition Place (200 Princes' Boulevard) and Ontario Place (955 Lake Shore Boulevard West) 12:30PM

MUSIC | Labour of Love
Labour Day might mean a holiday for most but for the greatest international DJs, it's a Labour of Love. This two-day festival will bring house music's best DJs like Benny Benassi, Manzone and Strong and Avicii to Toronto to play alongside up-and-coming local acts like Chris Larsen and Alicia Hush. Labour of Love is always one of Toronto's best parties and the ticket price will get you in the door all weekend long.
Guvernment Koolhaus Entertainment Complex (132 Queens Quay East) 9PM $120

FUNDRAISER | Concert for Japan
Downsview Park will be home to a two-day outdoor music festival this weekend to raise money for Japan's ongoing recovery. American comic Orny Adams will host this weekend concert with performances by Paul Oakenfold, DJ Barletta, Karl Wolf and more. In addition to musical guests, there will be features like a suspended bar and private DJ crane standing 8 storeys in the air with a zipline that will allow attendees to sail over the crowds. 100% of the event's proceeds will go to charity.
Downsview Park (35 Carl Hall Road) 11AM $75 one-day pass, $130 two-day pass, children under 12 free

MUSIC | Toronto New Music Marathon
New Adventures In Sound Art's music festival comes to a close today and to round out the Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art, a music marathon will happen this afternoon at Dundas Square. New techniques, effects and musicians in sound art will show off their talents to the public with an accumulation of the sounds, rhythms and melodies that have been a part of the past two months of the festival. The music will be playing until 9PM tonight so stop by to hear how sound travels!
Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East) 2PM Free

FESTIVAL | Lab Cab Festival
Fifty artists from across the city join the Lab Cab Festival this weekend to perform in the Factory Theatre's multi-arts event. Expect poetry, readings, theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowns and art that are family-friendly (and for those that are not, there will be nannies on call provided by the festival). The theatre will be filled to the brim with performers in every possible space in addition to craft and food vendors. And did we mention the free pancake breakfasts both days at noon?
Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street) 12PM Free

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th

FUNDRAISER | Taste For Justice Brunch on Ward's Island
Island CafĂŠ on Ward's Island will be hosting a weekend brunch today in support of Amnesty International's Taste for Justice campaign. In addition to gorgeous views from the garden patio and a special brunch menu, 50% of all sales will go toward this campaign to aid women's rights efforts internationally. Take the ferry over early to beat the crowds and do Sunday brunch differently this weekend. Come have a taste--it's for charity!
Island CafĂŠ (20 Withrow Street) 8AM

FILM | Movies in the Mess Hall presents Dirty Dancing
Summer nostalgia seems to be an ongoing theme this weekend and continues at the Drake's screening of Dirty Dancing tonight. Hosted by Jen McNeely of the lifestyle blog She Does the City, this 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey during the time of their lives is the perfect way to spend a Sunday evening while downing summer food and drink like foot long veal cheese dogs and juice box'tails. Join the group longing for summer and the '80s at the Drake!
Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West) 7PM $15 movie and dinner, $5 movie

ART | Sunday Scene: Ihor Holubizky
Each Sunday at the The Power Plant, Harbourfront's contemporary art gallery, artists, art experts and art lovers gather to discuss the latest in exhibitions and showings. Today on the Sunday Scene, Ihor Holubizky, the Senior Curator of the McMaster Museum of Art and a former curator at the Power Plant, will be the guest host, drawing on topics like Kevin Schmidt's A Sign in the Northwest Passage and Rearview Mirror, the group exhibit from Central and Eastern European artists, both of which close on Monday. Holubizky will open a platform for an intellectual debate, which is not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon if you love art.
The Power Plant (231 Queens Quay West) 2PM Free

FUNDRAISER | Pretty In Pink
A breast cancer awareness fundraiser that shouldn't stop you from wearing pink or dressing up like Molly Ringwald comes to the Courthouse tonight in downtown Toronto. Some perks include a beauty lounge, music from DJ Delirious and reduced prices for bottle service so come out to party and raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Courthouse (57 Adelaide Street East) 10PM $10

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