What's on this weekend: Taste of the Danforth, John Legend, chess festival

It's clear we love our movies in this city, and there's always a film festival to check out. Here's more on that and other celebrations to check out this weekend:
Crooner John Legend performs Friday at the Molson Amphitheatre. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival 14
Aug 7 - Aug 10
Various Locations (Mississauga)

This film festival provides a platform for independent, conscientious, diverse, new South Asian cinema. They aim to represent 'new wave' Canadian and International film in long form and short form fiction and documentary. Gangs of Tooting Broadway, about the U.K. Sri Lankan diaspora, and Noor, a beautifully shot film set in Pakistan about a man with an identity crisis.

For more information on the line-up of films, check out the MISAFF 14 website.

16th Annual Parkdale Film & Video Showcase
Aug 8 - Aug 10
Various Locations

The Parkdale Film & Video Showcase is an eclectic showcase of film, video and media art that happens each summer in the village of Parkdale, with off-site and one-off events happening year round. It features pay-what-you-can film and video screenings, installations, performances, and workshops held throughout Toronto's most creative neighbourhood.

For more information, check out the Parkdale Showcase website.

Taste of the Danforth
Aug 8 - Aug 10
Various Locations

Taste of the Danforth is Canada's largest street Festival, welcoming approximately 1.5 million attendees annually. The Festival is celebrating its 21st anniversary and this year the Festival is even bigger and better than ever before - with dozens of free activities for visitors of all ages. And of course Food, Food, and more Food!

For more information on line up of record-breaking attempts, performances and food options, check out the Taste of the Danforth website.

Kultura Filipino Arts Festival
Aug 7 - Aug 10
Various Locations

Energized by cultural pride and a progressive outlook on the Filipino-Canadian experience, Kultura Filipino Arts Festival has captured the broader Toronto public for a decade with its innovative programming of live performances, traditional and modern cuisine, curated interactive art installations, and a bustling marketplace.

For more information on the events, including a Filipino Street Eats contest called Kain Kalye, check out the Kultura website.

Etsy Road Trip
Aug 8 - Aug 9
Various Locations

Love Etsy, but wanted to see what you're buying in real life? This is an event for you. Plus live performances and food trucks. What's not to love?

For more information, check out the Etsy Road Trip website.

1st Annual Chess Fest
Aug 10
Harbourfront Centre

Whether you prefer to play with giant chess pieces or sit down for a more relaxed affair, they have a game for you.

For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.

In Concert: John Legend
Aug 8
Molson Amphitheatre

The crooning Legend is in town. Need we say more?!

For more information, check out John Legend's website.