The Weekend To-Do: Oysterfest in Montreal, where to shop in Toronto and spend Labour Day laughing with For A Good Time, Call
As Labour Day is a celebration in honour of those who fought to work less than 12 hours a day, it’s only fitting to indulge in a little R&R this weekend. Whether it’s restorative or preventative rest you’re after—what with a new school year, TIFF and Fashion’s Night Out on the horizon—there’s plenty to choose from, should you decide to leave your Adirondack chair.
Legendary Canadian producer Daniel Lanois is bringing an all-star cast to the sleepy town of Dundas, Ontario for his Greenbelt Harvest Picnic. Take in performances by Feist, Sarah Harmer, Gord Downie and the Sadies en plein air.
Christie Lake, Dundas, Ont.
Inject a little Italian flair into your fall wardrobe at the first Canadian Massimo Dutti store. Who doesn’t want a faux croc tote bag for their textbooks?
Eaton Centre, Toronto
If you’re decorating your dorm room this weekend, ditch the Billy bookcase for an Eames lounger from Toronto’s newest EQ3 outpost, which opened earlier this week. Comfortable seating is the first step to a 4.0 GPA.
3-51 Hanna Ave., Toronto
For a Good Time, Call…
Former frenemies, now roommates, Lauren and Katie start a phone sex line together, landing them in some hijinks and stacks of cash. The film’s directed by Torontonian Jamie Travis and features a cameo by fellow funny Canuck Seth Rogen.
In theatres across Canada.
Montreal’s fourth annual Oysterfest is a full day of shucking, shots and shlurping. Not a fan of the rumoured aphrodisiac? There’s also an onsite Caesar competition.
2pm-9pm, Sept. 2
Pigeon Hole Parking Lot, Montreal
Can’t get FASHION cover girl Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” out of your head? Get yourself to Vancouver’s Gotye concert quick to replace it with his nearly as catchy “Somebody that I Used to Know.”
Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville St., Vancouver