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.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com
Toronto International Film Festival
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.