The final days of August are upon us! Make ’em count by filling your weekend with tons of summer goodness…
Next To Normal
If you can make a musical about coping with mental health issues, crisis, and family struggles in suburbia, it must be good. So good that it won a Pulitzer Prize? Absolutely. Check out Next To Normal at the Lower Ossington Theatre from opening night August 29th until its run finishes on September 29th.
iYellow’s Summer Wine Jam
As Canadians, we must ring out every last drop of enjoying summer and, naturally, also every last drop of wine. Taste over 40 wines from around the world while listening to beats from DJ Sam Fleming (Evolved Entertainment). Included also is a $10 Hailo cab voucher (no driving after wine, kids) and an after-party at Mill Street Beer Hall.
SHAKEN at STORYS Cocktail Parlor
Live out your Mad Men fantasies with “A Gentleman’s Tutorial On the Art of The Cocktail.” In-house tutorials with head mixologist Wes Galloway will teach you how to make the perfect drink while Chef Stuart Cameron will be pairing amazing munchies to match.
Junction Movie Nights 2013
Audience choice! Vote online for one of six options and enjoy a movie outside on the last weekend of summer. If you’re hungry after, they’ve also got some sweet partnerships with local watering holes and restos in the Junction.
1st Annual Toronto International Fetish Film Festival
Be the coolest person you know by checking out the first Toronto International Fetish Film Festival, August 29th to 31st. Get out of your house and out of your personal comfort zone by viewing some of the best art house erotica and fetish films from around the world.
Artfest at the Distillery
Now in its seventh year, celebrate photography, sculpture, painting, fine craft, live music and more from Canada’s top artists. It’ll be running the whole long weekend, August 3rd to September 2nd, in the beautiful cobblestone streets of the Distillery District.
Let’s have a kiki, Toronto. Come out for a queer-friendly dancing night of ’80s and ’90s, prizes, and cake! Remember, it’s a long weekend so you’ll have two days to recover before work next week. Oh! And it might turn out to be your BDay…
Choose the reigning Tyrant of Toronto Tacotown by sampling a platter plate plethora of six choices. They’ll be competing at the Hot & Spicy Food Festival, down at the Harbourfront Centre.
DJ Lucie Tic at Switch Toronto
Dance, be beautiful, mourn summer.
BOUNCE By The Lake: DISCO EDITION! Season Finale!
The Keating Channel is having their closing #ByTheLake party so come out for delicious drinks, food, and dancing while staring out at the T.dot skyline.
SUNSET SESSION w/ MORGAN GEIST (Storm Queen + Metro Area + Environ | NYC) @ Sunnyside Pavilion
How should you cap off summer? With a huge outdoor dance party, d’uh. Last year there were over 2,000 people throwing their hands in the air like they just don’t care to some of the best DJs around and some serious house and techno beats.
Toronto Harbor Boat Cruise and Air Show
Watching the Snowbirds Air Show on the ground is pretty sweet. How about amping it up watching it on a yacht, viewing the city’s skyline, DJ pumping some tunes and having amazing food and beverage? Um, yes please!
Proper Boat Cruise w. VICTOR CALDERONE and MORE! Holiday Monday September 2nd
Dance in the sun, on a boat, rock out to some sweet DJs spread out over two decks! Top deck beatmasters will be DJs VICTOR CALDERONE, EVAN G, and CHRIS CORNACCHIA while lower DJs are SIMON JAIN, OVI M, SAM HAZE, and WESKA.
ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY: 2013 SUMMER FINALE
Eight-plus hours of dancing on Centre Island to super sweet DJs is pretty much gonna be the best story at the water cooler on Tuesday, am I right?
Last Day of the CNE
If the Ex is always a sign that summer is ending, the end of the Ex is pretty much the tombstone of the season. You may, however, want to pack your lunch.