Toronto Tipsheet: Fan Expo, Rheostatics, The Air Show and more

Fan Expo 2015Indulge your love of horror, sci-fi, and comic book culture at the Fan Expo convention. Some of tv's.

Fan Expo 2015

Indulge your love of horror, sci-fi, and comic book culture at the Fan Expo convention. Some of tv’s biggest stars will be making a guest appearance, including: Gillian Anderson, Danny Trejo, Jeri Ryan, Tyler Posey, Mike Tyson, Neve Campbell and more! Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Sept. 3 to 6. Friday and Saturday 10 am to 7pm. Sunday 10-5 pm. Entry tickets $25-$45. See website for more details.

Happy Place

This Soulpepper production by Pamela Mala Sinha about seven women who live in extraordinary circumstances previews today (Sept 4). Official open Sep 10 and runs to Oct 17, see website for schedule. $29.50-$94. See website for more details.

Hot and Spicy Food Festival

Explore delicious global cuisine with varying degrees of heat to snack on or to take home at this years’s Hot and Spicy Food fest. Harbourfront Centre. September 4 to 7. Free. See website for more details.


After failed plans to reunite in 2012, fans of the legendary band will be glad to finally see them perform again at a string of shows at the AGO (317 Dundas West). Friday to Sunday (September 4 to 6), 9 pm. Tickets $25-$65. Check out our preview here.

The Air Show

The Canadian International Air Show takes flight this weekend. Beginning September 5 to 7. noon-3 pm. Exhibition Place (200 Princes’ Blvd.) See website for more details.

Pompeii: In The Shadow of the Volcano

The latest exhibition at the ROM is an exciting look at the destruction of the Roman city of Pompeii by one of the greatest forces of nature – a volcanic eruption. As a result, the city remained undiscovered for over 1600 years. 100 Queen’s Park. 4:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets $28, stu/srs $25.50, chid $20. See website for more details.

Open streets T.O.

Bloor Street (from Spadina to Parliament) and Yonge Street (from Bloor to Queen) are shutting down to cars and transforming into “paved parks” for people to enjoy. If you were looking for an opportunity to enjoy some much needed activity by trying out something new, this is the place! 9 am to 1 pm. Free. For a full schedule of activities or for more details, see the website here.

Electric Island

One of the city’s largest raves are hitting the Toronto islands this Labour Day Monday. Featuring sets by Sasha, Marcel Dettmann, Lee Foss and more. Early bird seasons pass with ferry ticket included $127, early bird seasons pass without ferry ticket $99. See website for more details.

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