The Weekend To-Do: We’re soaking up The xx’s latest album, Moon’s pop-up sale and Western Canada Fashion Week

The final days of summer are fast approaching, and as much as we’re looking forward to breaking out the Oxblood skinnies and fur gloves, that feeling won’t last come January (winter blues anyone?). Take advantage of the final few outdoor happenings going on from food festivals in Vancouver to Toronto’s Queen West Art Crawl. Looking to relax this weekend? The xx’s latest album dropped earlier this week.

The xx, Coexist

The English-trio are back, after a drawn-out 4-year wait, with their sophomore album Coexist: a short albeit superb 38-minutes of pure bliss, including the singles “Angels” and “Chained”. What better way to unwind from the stressful workweek?

MOON Apparel Pop-Up Shop

For those looking to pick up some fall essentials look no further! MOON Apparel hosts a Pop-Up Shop this weekend at their Liberty Village showroom.

171 East Liberty Street, Suite 360
Sept. 14-16; 11 am to 6 pm

Western Canada Fashion Week

While New York Fashion Week may have come to an end our pals to the west have kicked off their bi-annual showcase featuring the likes of upcoming, homegrown talent. Stop by this weekend for the Emerging Designer Showcase, which helped launch the career of Sid Neigum after he picked up the award in 2009.

TransAlta Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Avenue
Sept 13 – 20

O! Osoyoos Celebrates festival

Looking to soak up those last few rays of sun? You’re in luck. This weekend the community of Osoyoos in Okanagan Valley, B.C. presents their first-annual O! Osoyoos Celebrates festival – a weekend to honour the community’s exquisite winemakers, chefs and farmers. Indulge in the countless epicurean offerings throughout the 3-day event including copious amounts of red wine and lobster.

Okanagan Valley, BC
Sept 14-16

Queen West Art Crawl + Parkdale Art Crawl

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Queen West Art Crawl, with the Parkdale Art Crawl coinciding on Saturday. Make your way along Queen Street W. from Bathurst to Roncesvalles for workshops, speakers and an outdoor art shop and sale at Trinity Bellwoods Park. Did we mention there will be a makeshift roller disco?

Sept. 14 – 16