The best weekend events in Toronto: September 7-9

Including the Toronto International Film Festival, Let's Eat Grandma, Aqua, John Ralston Saul and Bicycle Music Festival


Let’s Eat Grandma

British pop duo (and Sophie collaborators) Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth have been together for five years, but their excellent second LP, I’m All Ears, has upped their international profile. Their catchy tunes are both punchy and sprawling, evoking a wildly exciting time of self-discovery and travel with sharp and smart lyrics.

September 7 with Boniface, Odetta Hartman at the Garrison (1197 Dundas West). Doors 7 pm. $15. ticketfly.comrotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com


Toronto International Film Festival

The 43rd annual movie bonanza is underway and NOW is all over it. Check out this week’s cover story on Riz Ahmed here, our directory of reviews here and our dedicated TIFF 2018 page here.

September 6-16. Various venues. $18-$82. tiff.net

Pluralist Citizenship And Its Enemies

John Ralston Saul talks up citizenship in the era of populism & ethnic nationalism.

September 8. Ismaili Centre. 2 pm. $10. 416-646-6965.

Aqua, Prozzäk, Whigfield

“Saturday night – I feel the air is getting hot.” Retro trance-pop acts invade Echo Beach.

September 8. Doors 6:30 pm, all ages. $45-$60. ticketmaster.ca.

Bicycle Music Festival

Pedal-powered concert travels between the Bentway and Humber Bay Park.

September 9. 2-6 pm, all ages. Free. torontobicyclemusicfestival.com.

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