Weekend events in Toronto: September 26-28, 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 26-28, 2014.
Toronto Underground Market
It's time to say goodbye to a huge influence on Toronto's food scene. This is the last call to attend Toronto's premier market -- the one that launched restaurants like Rock Lobster Food Co. and Fidel Gastro's and was often imitated, but never duplicated. Taking place Saturday, September 27 at 99 Sudbury, the third anniversary of the food fest will also be its last. Say goodbye one munch at a time. LI
CASSETTE STORE DAY
Cassette Store Day 2014
Yes, Cassette Store Day is a thing, baby sister to Record Store Day where music fans can demonstrate their love for the little rectangles of warbled sonic bliss (well, at the few stores who still carry them). Cassettes are coming back for small labels and bands looking to put our super-limited editions to clog up the works (and even some larger acts are jumping on board). Celebrate on Saturday as Sonic Boom reopens on Spadina and June Records highlights their favourite local releases. Psst, Soundscapes has a great section too.
As fall settles in Soupalicious will stir things up this Sunday, September 28 from noon to 3pm at Artscape Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St.). Advance tickets are $15 and include 10 free soup tickets (additional soup tastings are $1.50 each) from more than 30 Toronto restaurants, chefs and farmers . At the gate, admission is $22, though reduced rates will be offered for seniors, students, families of four. LI
Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa
Two living legends of hip hop come together on one night, with a special appearance by DJ veterans Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa. DJing has changed a lot since they started chopping together breaks in 1970s NYC, but both can still rock a party like few other with their eclectic genre-hopping mixes. September 27, 9pm, Phoenix Concert Theatre, $30. BB
Toronto Palestine Film Festival
From Saturday September 27 - October 3, the 7th annual Toronto Palestine Film Festival will run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St West) and AGO: Jackman Hall (plus a Mississauga screening). The opening night film is Palestine Stereo by Rashid Masharawi. Check out more programming info here.
These hometown punks have been going full-force all summer since the release of latest hardcore opus Glass Boys. They've already played a bunch of Toronto shows, including sets at Field Trip and The Rivoli; clearly they love playing at home, so it makes sense they'd be back so soon for this pair of dates at one of our oldest music institutions. Whether they're ripping up a bathroom or bringing their kids on stage, rely on Fucked Up for amped up antics. Then catch Damian Abraham at the ArtsVote debate on Monday. September 26/27, Horseshoe Tavern. SK
FASHION & LIFESTYLE
Etsy - Made in Canada
The contrast between a huge pay-per-listing website like Etsy and the spirit of homegrown DIY crafting may be a widening one, but Etsy's Canada-wide showcase of local vendors can still give you a glimpse of some of Toronto's best sellers of handmade items and foods as well as vintage goods and clothing. Network and spend your dollars IRL this Saturday at MARS and OCAD from 10am-4pm.
Yes In My Back Yard Festival 2014
The cleverly titled YIMBY festival is back! Meet groups involved with "community development, civic literacy, neighbourhood improvement, environmental action, culture and creativity, and collaborative consumption." Saturday, September 27, 11am-4pm, University of Toronto Schools (371 Bloor Street West).
On now, Just for Laughs comedy festival includes the likes of Nick Offerman, Seth Meyers, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Joe Rogan, and Lena Dunham, plus tons of smaller comedians and troops. Branded as JFL42, they take trends in the laughs business seriously and plan to to launch an assault on your tender funny bone. Toughen up with our preview here. and watch the video below to learn how ticketing works. September 18-27.
Freda and Jem's Best of the Week
Judith Thompson directs Freda and Jem's Best of the Week, a play concerned with the changing nature of love and family in the face of the end days of a long-term relationship. After falling in love and building a family, Freda and Jem say goodbye to their same-sex partnership in their own unique and beautiful way. The play explores how queer culture charts its own path towards family creation and also separation. Read our review here. Buddies in Bad Times, September 18 - October 5, $20-37 KB
For more events on stage, check out our The top theatre productions in Toronto September 2014 post.
Contributions by Benjamin Boles, Shazia Khan, Liora Ipsum, Keith Bennie. Photo by Jesse Milns
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