What's On: The end of summer and more
A park party, African film festival, Arcade Fire and what to do this weekend in Toronto
It's the last weekend of August, and there's a party in a Toronto park to mark the unofficial end of summer. And that's just one of the events to check out in the city this weekend:
End of Summer PARKty
Aug 29 Mabelle Park
Join in for a very special night! Say goodbye to summer while creating a new temporary installation of dreams and hopes for future summers in the Mabelle Park. Come one, come all, they say. Meet your neighbours and enjoy snacks cooked over an open fire.
For more information, check out the MABELLEarts website.
Aug 29 to Sept 1 Mel Lastman Square
Uniting all Spanish speaking groups in our community in a celebration of their cultural roots, Hispanic Festival has become the largest Hispanic cultural event in Canada.
For more information, check out the Hispanic Fiesta website.
Toronto African Film and Music Festival
Aug 29 Royal Cinema
The closing night film of the film portion of the Toronto African Film and Music Festival is African Gothic.
For more information, check out the Toronto African Film and Music Festival website.
Aug 26 to Sept 1Harbourfront Centre
The Ashkenaz Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious showcases of Jewish music and culture anywhere in the world. Originally founded as a showcase for Klezmer and Yiddish music and culture, it's evolved over the years into an eclectic showcase of global Jewish art and culture, encompassing not merely the traditions of eastern Europe, but also Sephardic, Mizrachi and Israeli culture, and all manner of cross-cultural fusion.
For more information on this year's line-up, check out the Ashkenaz Festival website.
StoryMob: Curious George
Aug 31 Location: TBA
This story is nearly 75 years old! And although some of the content might now be considered out-dated, celebrate the good, the bad and the crazy with all the books that make into a StoryMob. Get ready with your yellow hats, monkey ears and other props (and don't forget that big cigar!)
For more information, check out the StoryMob website.
In Concert: Arcade Fire
Aug 29 Molson Amphitheatre
Arcade make a Toronto stop as part of their Reflektor tour.
For more on the band, check out the Arcade Fire website.