The Weekend To-Do: We hit Toronto’s pop-up tuck shop, Vancouver’s Playland festival and watch Serena van der Woodsen and Tim Riggins collide on the big screen

Photography by Nettika Berthelot

Record-breaking temperatures got you feeling like a wilted flower? Down some H2O and resist the urge to camp out next to an A/C vent, because the weekend is finally here. Shop for vintage and designer summer wares, contemplate the Wild West as interpreted by painters and photographers and watch worlds collide when Serena van der Woodsen meets Tim Riggins in SoCal. XOXO.

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Trinity Tuck Shop

For cottageless Torontonians of a certain age, there’s only one place to spend a humid summer weekend: Trinity Bellwoods. Stop by Ashley Rowe, Dylan Davies and Kealan Sullivan’s new Trinity Tuck Shop across the street to load up on snacks, rent tennis racquets and add some vintage to your wardrobe.

198 Walnut Ave., Toronto


Picking up where Pulp Fiction and Traffic left off, Oliver Stone’s Savages features Blake Lively as Ophelia, the girlfriend of not one but two Cali weed dealers. Ophelia is soon kidnapped by a Mexican cartel led by Salma Hayek, who looks like a grown up Mrs. Mia Wallace, while John Travolta is a convincing DEA double agent playing both sides to his own advantage (what else is new?).

In theatres across Canada July 6.

Summer Playland Festival 2012

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Hey, I just met you” meets Dragonette’s “I just came to say hello” in Vancouver at the Summer Playland Festival. Cobra Starship also lands, sans Leighton Meester’s “Good Girls Go Bad.”

Playland Amusement Park, Vancouver
July 6 to 8

G’ddy Up!

Calgary’s Newzones gallery marks Stampede season with its annual group show, G’ddy Up! Featuring contemporary takes on western iconography, the show explores the evolving face of the Wild West.

Opening reception 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 7
Newzones, 730 11th Ave. SW, Calgary

Osheaga Music on Paper Exhibition

Get psyched for Osheaga—Florence + The Machine! The Weeknd! Snoop Dogg!—at Galerie Le 4220’s exhibition of band show posters, featuring work by Jason Munn, Landland, Dan Stiles and more.

July 5 to 22
Galerie Le 4220, 4220 Drolet, Montreal

Philip Sparks Summer Sale

Canadian fashion’s sweetheart Philip Sparks begins his summer sale today. Dreamy looks from his blue-and-cream collection have their prices slashed in half, both in-store and online.

Philip Sparks, 162 Ossington Ave., Toronto

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