CALLING ALL EXHIBITIONISTS
For some it's a bummer sign of summer's end (and we hate the Air Show and the rodeo even more), but for others it's a chance to stick your face in some candy floss and party on the midway. Whatever your take, you can't deny the iconic status of the Canadian National Exhibition, running from Friday (August 15) to Labour Day. $14, stu/srs/child $10. Exhibition Place. 416-393-6300, theex.com.
MORE THAN MEDAL
While the world goes for the gold, join a daily prayer vigil for Tibet to make sure human rights aren't forgotten in the midst of Olympics mania. Monday to Friday (August 18-22), 10 am to 3 pm. Chinese Consulate, 240 St. George. jactoronto.org.
NO GRID, NO GRIDLOCK
Kill your lights and head down to car-free Kensington Market for a fifth-anniversary fest of our fondly recalled local blackout, with music, community meals and all things delightfully non-electric. Sunday (August 17), 1-10 pm, Augusta south of College. pskensington.ca.