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Weekend events in Toronto: September 12-14, 2014

Weekend events in Toronto is our guide to events happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here's what's happening in Toronto this Sept 12-14, 2014.

Toronto Beer Week
Toronto Beer Week takes place at venues across the city, featuring tasting nights, homebrew competitions, tap takeovers and all the types of events that you see at Ontario Craft Beer Week but without the strict provincial focus. The idea is to celebrate craft beer in all its forms, so regardless of its origin, the beer on offer won't be coming from massive international brewers. Check out our day-by-day guide here. Sept 12-20. BJ


Ukrainian Festival
North America's largest Ukrainian street festival is a massive annual affair in Bloor West Village. The three day cultural festival of Ukrainian music, food, dance, craft, and more and has been running since 1995. Head to Bloor and Jane for more perogi after you make your way through the Polish fest on Roncy, and then stay for the impressive stage and international programming. Sept 12-14, Bloor West Village.

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"I'm trying to show what it's like to be human and to be alive" Roy Andersson told The Guardian. The Toronto International Film Festival has had the honour of being the second fest to show Andersson's Golden Lion winning A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, nearly a decade in the making (and he was here!). Saturday's showing is your last chance to see it. One of the most prestigious film fests in the world, TIFF was named by Time as fall's most influential festival, period. Here are some other top picks from the fest so far. Sept 4-14.

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Bicycle Music Festival
The fifth annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival will criss cross the city for performances by Maylee Todd, Charlotte Cornfield, Countermeasure, Great James, Willow Rutherford, Ozere and more. It kicks off at noon at Allen Gardens (Carlton and Sherbourne) and makes a stop at the Bikestock rally at City Hall then on to Christie Pits. Sunday, Sept 14, noon-8pm.

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Sun Kil Moon Our editor-in-chief may have it out for Mark Kozelek due to some infamous business at Lee's, but I don't. I'm pretty sure I saw him in Montreal that tour and he was angelic. Friday Sept 12, Opera House.

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For more music listings, check out our September Concerts, Summer Concerts, and Summer Music Festivals posts.


First Ever TBC Doughnut Eating Contest
Watch people stuff their faces with vegan donuts at Being Cool Vegan Baking Co. this Sunday. The obliteration of sprinkles and deep fried dough will be for a good cause: Toronto Walk For Farm Animals. Sunday, Sept 14, 2pm. Through Being Cool (1277 Bloor St. West)

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Craft Brew Cruise (Saturday)

For more food events, check out our Summer Food Events, and Summer Beer Events post.


Sundance Beach Festival
Get to the Harbourfront tomorrow afternoon and evening to dance to DJ sets from Audien, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Marlo, and many more at this TIFF closing party. Drinks and dancing on the beach - no one is going to make you let go of summer this weekend. Well, except this terrible website. Saturday, Sept 13, 1:30-11pm, HTO Park.

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For more dance listings, check out our Top Dance Parties in Toronto in September post.


Going Forward
This fundraiser for Toronto women's shelter Sistering will include educational feminist vibes and all ages fun. Erica Beyea of Girls Art League will lead an art workshop, Stephanie Guthrie will talk about being a girl on the internet, and the musical portion of the evening will include Girls Rock Camp bands Pins & Needles and Unfinished Business, plus BB Guns and more. Bring a donation for the clothing drive. Sunday, Sept 14, 1pm-2am, Garrison (1197 Dundas St West).

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Elephant in the Attic Launch
Celebrate the birth of a new antiques, arts, and vintage space with Elephant in the Attic at Dundas and Brock, and their new exhibition Self Help. Saturday, Sept 13, Elephant in the Attic (1596 Dundas Street West).

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Have an event you'd like to plug? Submit your own listing to the blogTO Toronto events calendar or contact us directly.

Contributions by Ben Johnson

Photo via Ukrainian Festival

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