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Weekend Roundup, October 14 to 16

Friday: Cheer on the Argos as the seek to stop the Stampeders (photo by John Steadman)

Friday, October 14
Watch Chad Owens as he tries to become the first player in pro football history to rack up 3,000 combined yards in back-to-back seasons when the Toronto Argonauts take on the Calgary Stampeders at the Rogers Centre.

Hear the sweet stringed sounds of Sinfonia Toronto at their first Masterpiece Concert of the new season at the Glenn Gould Studio. The virtuoso chamber orchestra welcomes pianist Davis Jalbert and trumpeter Guy Few for the show.

Tiptoe around corpses, feel the blood on the walls of a darkened maze, and outrun movie slashers come to life! Screemers, the indoor haunted scream park, takes over the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place.

Saturday: Share some laughs with Louis C.K.

Saturday, October 15
If you’ve ever laughed at David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, or Chris Rock, chances are you laughed at a punchline from Louis C.K. The writer, comedian, actor and director brings his humour to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Find unique antiques, artists’ prints, and handmade jewellery at The Drake Fall Market, happening at the Drake Café Patio. The Drake’s baked goods, coffee and fruit smoothies will keep you fuelled for the day.

Stroll through a sidewalk sale and sample food and drinks at the Mount Pleasant Village Fall Fair. Area restaurants dish out samples, local stores offer discounted merchandise, and you can meet wrestling legend Bret “The Hitman” Hart!

Sunday: Sir Andrew Davis leads the TSO in a performance of Baroque favourites.

Sunday, October 16
Bring a monster to life at Monster Makers, an interactive performance for kids and adults. Work with performers to create a monster, teach it skills and emotions, and then take it out around the Harbourfront Centre.

The multi-talented Sir Andrew Davis plays the harpsichord, the organ, and conducts the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as they perform pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach in The Best of Baroque at Roy Thompson Hall.

Some of the best environmental films will be honoured at the Planet in Focus Film Festival’s closing night gala at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The Festival awards will be presented, along with a screening of The Whale.

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