The Labour Day Long Weekend is creeping up ever nearer, so we’ve rounded up the best of the best parties, events, fests, and the like so you can totally violate the last weekend of summer the way Mother Nature has totally violated our hopes of ever properly enjoying one again.
Friday, August 29th
Canadian National Exhibition
Because, y’know, it closes at the end of the weekend.
Heineken Green Room Presents The Magician w/ Gera and Kings of the North
Because we’ll go to anything that Heineken tells us to.
Beer + Improv. What more could you want?
Prism’s WorkIt Weekend
Because three nights of gayness is better than one.
Doc Days at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Snatch up a 5-pack of screenings for only $40 and use ’em all weekend long.
Saturday, August 30th
Craft Beer & Eats Adventure
Join the Culinary Adventure Co. for an afternoon of crafty delights as you booze it up in the summer sun.
Canadian International Air Show
Because watching Top Gun simply isn’t the same thing.
Tease on the Seas
It’s burlesque… but, like… floating.
SUBSPACE: Back to School Ball
Have a fetish for Britney Spears circa “…Baby One More Time”? Then you’ll clean up here.
Pitbull Bears + Beats
Hairy ‘mos and their admirers will be on the hunt at the Phoenix.
Blind Date Improv
Two of the potentially worst things in the world coming together to… entertain?
Sunday, August 31st
Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market
Go rogue and walk the streets like you own the motha-f*ckin’ joint at the last Pedestrian Sunday of August.
Sunday Market in the Distillery
Get some #LocalLove while cobbling around on cobblestones at the Distillery Sunday Market.
Toronto International Poetry Slam
Roses are red, violets are blue. Rhymes are hard… so just go to the flippin’ event.
Bad Movie Night Toronto
You’ll be watching Hard Ticket to Hawaii. Nuff said.
Labour of Love Finale
With the Guvernment closing this coming January, love’s labour shall soon be lost.
Pitbull Beer Bash + T-Dance
Don’t know what a T-Dance is? You might want to sit this one out.
Judy & Igby’s Summer CAMP Talent Show
It’ll be one hell of a gay time!
White Party at CUBE
Don’t let the name fool you: All races are actually invited.
Open Streets TO
Didn’t participate in the first Open Streets TO? That’s cool, not a lot did so far as we could tell. But, y’know, get out and walk because presumably you never do.
Monday, September 1st
It’s the last of the summer, so you should go. It’s also effin’ rad, so you should go. We don’t like waiting in lines for the ferry, so maybe you should stay at home.
DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist
Because going into work “sketchy” after a long weekend is totally apropos.
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