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Monday, August 28, 2017

15 things to do in Toronto this week

Electric Island makes its grand return to an actual island this week in Toronto. It's been a rocky summer for the electronic music festival, but they've survived and will cap summer off with two days at Hanlan's. There's also FanExpo, RibFest and some big ticket concerts. 

Events you might want to check out:

Bonobo (August 28 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
The British electronic wonder brings his latest album and a full band to Toronto for a two-night trip. Be prepared to be transported around the globe with a show of sound and lights.
Closing Night of Opening Roof Festival (August 29 @ 99 Sudbury)
A solo set by Born Ruffians' singer and guitarist Luke Lalonde helps close the 2017 Open Roof Fest season. Then it's a screening of Sundowners, which he also acts in.
John Mayer (August 29 @ Budweiser Stage)
John Mayer brings his Search For Everything World Tour under the stars for a night of summer time pop and rock to make you swoon.
FanExpo 2017 (August 31 - September 3 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre)
Celebrating all things fandom from comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, sci-fi and fantasy to cosplay, horror, to gaming, toys, movies, and television. So many costumes, celebrities, and geeks in one place!
Zac Brown Band (August 31 @ Budweiser Stage)
Summer winds down with the Southern rock sounds of the Zac Brown Band.
Downsview Park Ribfest (September 1-4 @ Downsview Park)
The massive Ribfest returns for the second year with an endless walkway of rib vendors. There'll also be music and entertainment stages.
Hot & Spicy Food Festival (September 1-4 @ Harbourfront Centre)
This waterside festival showcases Canadian celebrity chefs, a curated food market of food to challenge your tolerance levels, a cooking competition and lots of blues bands.
Toronto International BuskerFest (September 1-4 @ Woodbine Park)
The annual Buskerfest is a weekend of comedy, spontaneity and a dash of the unbelievable with clowns, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, daredevils and more. A donation to epilepsy gets you in the park.
Toronto Wolfpack Home Playoff Game (September 2 @ Lamport Stadium)
Catch our very own unbeaten international rugby team in their second playoff game of the season as they tackle the UK's Whitehaven RLFC.
Lechon Festival (September 2 @ Wychwood Barns Community Association)
This is a food fest that promotes Filipino cuisine and culinary heritage through food vendors, demonstrations, and sampling.
Drone Light Show (September 2 @ Ontario Place)
Head to the waterside park to cap off the Active Ontario fest at 11 p.m. with a drone light show in the sky. 30 drones, each with their own LED colours, fly and dance overhead for this unique light show.
Electric Island finale (September 3 @ Hanlan's Point Stadium)
Electric Island finally heads back to the Island for their final weekend of the summer. Major international DJs fill the stages each day with sounds and lights on the easy breezy grass of the island.
Beam Me Up Lakeside (September 3 @ The Slip)
Beam Me Up sojourns to the lakeside, for a day disco soiree. Let residents The Patchouli Bros and Cyclist take you from sunshine to moonlight, with a waterfront soundtrack of underrated and obscure disco.
Degrassi School's Out Screening (September 3 @ The Royal Cinema)
Joey Jeremiah, and Stacey Mistysyn will be in attendance at this screening of the 25th anniversary of one of the most watched Canadian TV movies of all time. Be sure to get tickets in advance.
Depeche Mode (September 3 @ Air Canada Centre)
The British new wave rockers have been pushing electronic music to its limits since the early 1980's and continue to pack stadiums with their massive sound and light show.

by Phil Villeneuve via blogTO

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