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Weekend Roundup, October 2nd to 4th

Fall is upon us! Kick-off autumn in the city with our picks for the weekend.

Fall Home Show

Friday: The Fall Home Show offers interior design ideas and more.

Friday, October 2nd
See Checkpoint Rock: Songs of Palestine—a documentary highlighting the region’s contemporary music scene through stories from rappers, classical musicians and a wedding singer—on the final day of the Toronto Palestine Film Festival.

Find out how the right curtains and other window treatments can set the mood of a room at the Fall Home Show.

Be captivated as Parno Graszt brings gypsy music to the Small World Music Festival—the energetic band plays everything from acoustic guitars and accordians to spoons and a milk churn.

Saturday: Nuit Blanche turns all of Toronto into an overnight artistic canvas.

Saturday: Nuit Blanche turns all of Toronto into a nightime canvas.

Saturday, October 3rd
Peer at tiny acrobats in a three-dimensional miniature circus as part of the exhibit Alexander Calder: The Paris Years 1926–1933, opening today at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Join a projected one million people in the streets for a sleepless night of discovering art in the city’s nooks and crannies during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.

At the last theatrical production of Toronto-based Secrets of a Black Boy, empathize with five young African-Canadian men as they raise their voices on issues like gun violence, sexual abuse and single-parent homes.

Sunday: Celebrate the fall harvest with the Picnic at the Brick Works.

Sunday: Celebrate nature's bounty with the Picnic at the Brick Works.

Sunday, October 4th
Perhaps you’ll catch a glimpse of a deer while strolling through the gardens, wetlands and forests of the Humber Arboretum as part of the Toronto Trails Festival.

Nosh on a slow-food feast at the Picnic at the Brick Works, featuring dishes that boast ingredients from close to home, such as Ontario Tamworth pork, red fife wheat and Saskatoon berries.

Ponder over François Dallegret’s barbell-like Lumikiik lamp for the last time—the Quebec in Design exhibit at the Design Exchange closes today.

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