Friday, September 14
Tonight, for the first time, contemporary art aficionados in Toronto can view Christian Marclay’s acclaimed video-based work, The Clock, which splices together thousands of film clips to document every minute of a 24-hour period. The Power Plant fêtes kicks off the exhibition with a party and screening of the piece in its entirety.
Lager lovers rejoice at the huge variety of craft brews to enjoy during Toronto Beer Week, which begins today with a number of featured events. Head to Mill Street Brew Pub, where you can order three-ounce samples of every beer the brewer makes, or visit C’est What, which tonight offers 44 artisan beers for tasting.
Bring the whole family to enjoy all the fun and culture at the Toronto Ukrainian Festival in Bloor West Village. Celebrating it’s 16th year, the festival begins today with a parade, plus the best of Ukrainian-Canadian music, dance, food, visual arts and more.
Saturday, September 15
Roots and rock fans have two excellent concert options tonight. The first sees pioneering singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn bring her insightful lyrics and unbeatable vocal talent to Massey Hall. Alternatively, Rolling Stone-approved Saskatoon band The Sheepdogs performs the rollicking tracks from its debut album at lakefront venue Echo Beach.
The Design Exchange’s newest exhibition, Vertical Urban Factory, is bound to get you thinking. Presenting history while examining what’s to come, this fascinating display looks at ways by which industrial factories can be reintegrated into urban centres to offer sustainable solutions for the future.
Whether you want to relive childhood memories or introduce a new generation, your entire family will enjoy an orchestral adventure as a four-movement symphony takes you through the classic Nintendo franchise The Legend of Zelda.
Sunday, September 16
The Danforth Music Hall comes alive with heartfelt sentiment and song as Academy Award-winning tunesmith Glen Hansard performs songs from his debut solo album (not to mention two decades worth of tracks from his time as frontman for The Frames and The Swell Season).
Now in it’s tenth year at Trinity Bellwoods Park, the Queen West Art Crawl’s Outdoor Art Sale is a perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon with the family while picking up some great new visuals. The juried exhibition features more than 250 local artists, plus delicious food vendors, live music performances and a Kid Zone for the little ones.
“Add a little Pol’ski’ to your life.” The Roncesvalles Polish Festival marks the end of Toronto’s summer street festival season, and is a wonderful way to enjoy another warm, sunny weekend. Check out all the mouthwatering food—including award-winning perogies—plus live polka music on five different stages.