Event of the Week: This Thursday, the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off w/ 10 days of screenings. Single tickets are $23.50 and, if you’re willing to splurge, you can rub shoulders with some of Hollywood’s elite at the red carpet premieres for $45. We've thrown in some recommended flicks below. Check out the full lineup here
Thursday, September 5th TIFF- Ryerson Theatre: 2:30p A Touch of Sin A “startlingly violent" modern kung fu flick, which sees "four outcasts on the margins of a rapidly changing China channel their underclass rage into a bloody and murderous rampage”. Sold!
The Rivoli Pool Hall will see the opening of the Forbidden Details photo show tonight which, as we all know, means free wine (right?). Details are here.
Friday, September 6th TIFF- Visa Screening Room, 2:30p Prisoners Jake Gyllenhaal & Wolverine team up to find a kidnapper in this pretty crazy well-reviewed film (it's currently tracking at 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes).
It's the Vegetarian Food Festival on the waterfront this weekend, w/ more than 100 vendors taking over the Harbourfront Centre. Get a little Vitamin W(ebsite) right here.
If you're a more well-rounded individual (or looking to become one), then head to the extremely not vegetarian Taste of the Kingsway Festival tonight -- entry's free, and there'll be live music. Details after the jump.
Saturday, September 7th TIFF- Ryerson Theatre, 3p You Are Here So the dude who created Mad Men has now created a film and put Zach Galifianakis & Owen Wilson in it, so it basically advertises itself.
Haunted Toronto is throwing an urban scavenger hunt tonight through Yorkville’s mass graveyard and an abandoned insane asylum. Bravely click on the website here
It's the 4th Annual Toronto Bicycle Music Festival, which basically means you get to ride your bike and listen to a bunch of really awesome Canadian bands. See the geniuses who thought this thing up right here.
Sunday, September 8th TIFF- Ryerson Theatre 6p –Red Carpet Premier Enemy Jake Gyllenhaal is apparently super-busy, not only busting out yet another feature w/ this adaptation of José Saramago’s novel The Double, but also starring in it twice.
Drive to the Yorkville Run, then hit the 5k hard, because there are cash prizes for the top three finishers, while all other proceeds go to charity. Registration is open right here.