MUSIC: Canadian pop-punk group Simple Plan are playing at the Molson Amphitheatre tonight. Opening for them are pop-punk band Faber Drive, pop-punk team Cute Is What We Aim For, and pop-punk outfit Metro Station. You may remember Simple Plan from 2002. Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore Boulevard West), 7 p.m., $22.50–$32.50.
FESTIVAL: Head down to the Distillery District this weekend, for this year’s Outdoor Art Show. The festival is an outdoor art show and sale, showcasing the work of Canadian artists through paintings, photography, glass, sculptures, and mixed media. The exhibition runs until Monday. The Distillery District (55 Mill Street), 11–7 p.m., FREE.
SPORTS: Surely the Beijing Olympics served to remind people that watching beach volleyball is more than just a sport; it’s a full-on celebration of babes. In support of these babes, the 2008 Beach Volleyball National Championships are going on for the next three days at Ashbridges Bay Park. The tournament is presented by Volleyball Canada. Ashbridges Bay Park (1681 Lakeshore Boulevard East), all day, FREE.
MUSIC: This evening, join some talented female singer/songwriters for a show at Parkdale’s Not My Dog. First up is acoustic pop temptress Kritty, followed by indie/country singer Jadea Kelly. They’ll both be playing originals as well as jazz covers. Not My Dog (1510 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., PWYC.
Photo of Simple Plan by brittany 22.214.171.124.