What’s happening in Toronto and Vancouver on the weekend.
– Toronto Shorts International Film Festival (Fri-Sun): The Toronto Shorts International Film Festival returns with a lineup that features a wide spectrum of short-form content from around the world in genres ranging from animation, documentaries, dramas, comedy, sci-fi from experienced professionals to the finest student films.
– Etsy: Made in Canada: The fourth annual Etsy: Made in Canada returns to Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District on September 23, 2017. Join the celebration of quality craftsmanship and dedicated makers from the city’s own backyard. Toronto joins 39 communities nationwide for Canada’s largest pop-up shopping event.
– Toronto Beer Week (Until the 23rd): Though the summer sun is slowly setting, you don’t have to put away the beer glasses just yet. Celebrating local craft brew, this week-long festival of beer features dozens of different breweries, bars and restaurants around the city.
– Oktoberfest at Canada’s Wonderland (Sat-Sun): Canada’s Wonderland will host their second annual Oktoberfest on September 23 and 24, 2017 from 12 noon to 8 p.m at the Medieval Faire.
– Queen West Art Crawl :The annual Queen West Art Crawl takes over Trinity Bellwoods park for a celebration of art, culture and Toronto diversity. The main event is the outdoor art exhibition, where art enthusiasts can browse, buy and admire the artwork of 200 artists. The Art Show features a juried selection of art from Ontario’s best artists and artisans.
– Word on the Street: an annual Canada-wide festival for book readings, author meet and greets, literary workshops and more. The festival celebrates and encourages literacy by displaying the work of some of the country’s top authors. It also offers a large variety of workshops and interactive performances to help and encourage new authors develop their craft.
Definitely Dali: A public Salvador Dali exhibition highlighting Dali’s original seven-foot tall bronze sculpture called the Dance of Time l. The installation will also include 12 gallery-sized Dali sculptures, and 10 Dali artworks on the walls.
Feast on the Fraser: 10 days of signature culinary experiences from tastings and cocktail parties to neighbourhood food tours and long table dinners, the menu includes a Mad Men Mixer at the retro-cool Mid-Century Modern Home store, a Speakeasy Prohibition Gala, a Beauty and the Beast Tea Party and a Canada 150-themed dinner on the Fraser River.
Word Vancouver: Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and readingpromoting books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.
Japanese Problem at Hastings Park: A performance about the time of WWII that invites an audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination. The piece exists in the contemporary moment simultaneously, where evidence of Hastings Parks’s former tenants has been erased, where survivors are uncertain if they want their names included in a memorial; and where refugees to North America are being treated in a fashion that is terrifyingly familiar.
Hapa-palooza: The Hapa-palooza Festival embraces the word hapa, of Hawaiian origins, as a broad term for people identifying as having mixed heritage, featuring a vibrant fusion of music, art, storytelling, dance and community gatherings.
Tasting History: The Traveling Tales of Tea: Tea is one of the most consumed liquids in the world, second only to water. But the beverage that brings much pleasure and calm to our 21st century senses is steeped in a turbulent history of politics and society. The exhibit will also feature stories from Vancouver’s modern-day tea community.
- Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival is Back with 100+ Flavours
- Toronto Light Fest at The Distillery District
- What’s open and closed in Toronto on Christmas and Boxing Day
- Enjoy a picture-perfect gourmet picnic in a weatherproof globe on a beach in Vancouver!
- Vancouver’s Arabic Language Festival this December
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