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Weekend Roundup: September 7 to 9

Friday: Ben Affleck’s Argo is one of many premieres at TIFF (photo by Claire Folger)

Friday, September 7
Each September the city comes to life with celebrities, Hollywood buzz, and most importantly a wide selection of fantastic cinema to experience. The opening weekend of the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival showcases world premieres of major Hollywood films and foreign features, complex documentaries, short and experimental films, and so much more.

Don’t miss out on a shopping bonanza as Toronto celebrates Fashion’s Night Out with The Bazaar. Curated by Rac Boutique, the event brings together a wide variety of independent Toronto retailers including Gotstyle, the Drake Hotel General Store, Philistine and many others.

The Second City‘s new mainstage revue, We’ve Totally (Probably) Got This, is guaranteed to tickle that funny bone. Spend your Friday night with friends and this company of hilarious performers who have mastered the art of satirical sketches, songs and improvisations. (more…)

Hot Date: Follow the Moon to Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna

SEPTEMBER 6 TO OCTOBER 21 Escape to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by mother moon in Amaluna, the latest spectacle by Cirque du Soleil.
A coming-of-age quest is at the centre of this alluring production, as a princess and her suitor bear witness to feats of imagination and derring do by tightrope walkers, unicyclists, aerialists, jugglers and more. The action plays out amidst fantastical sets with elaborately costumed performers using their skills to tell a story of faith, love and harmony. The Grand Chapiteau at the Port Lands, $43.50 to $158.50; call 1-800-450-1480 or visit here for showtimes and to buy.