Urban Planner: August 30, 2008
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Urban Planner: August 30, 2008

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SPORTS: It’s Labour Day weekend, and you know what that means! It’s time for the annual three-day soundtrack of the pending apocalypse. In layman’s terms, it’s the Canadian International Air Show, a celebration of flight and scared looks on tourists’ faces as planes fly a little too close to the Toronto skyline. This year’s performers include the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team, the Canadian Snowbirds Demonstration Team, and the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Admission to the show is included when you visit either Ontario Place or the CNE. Until Monday. Exhibition Place (200 Princes’ Boulevard), 1 p.m.
THEATRE: Members of the West Junction Historical Society will be giving riders of the TTC’s Junction 40 bus route a slightly less boring trip this weekend. From 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., historical actors who work for the Legend of the Junction Walking Tours will be dressed in period costumes to recount tales of the Junction’s history. The event is a precursor to next weekend’s Junction Arts Festival. Junction 40 Bus Route, 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., FREE (with TTC fare).
MUSIC: There is another Two Way Monologues showcase tonight at Rancho Relaxo. Playing tonight are indie pop troublemakers We Take Lovers, psychedelic soul band A Sea of Gold and Burgundy, garage rock band Hungry Lake, and folk-rock group The Key Witness. Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street), 9 p.m., $6.
FESTIVAL: A global celebration of Jewish/Yiddish culture, the Ashkenaz Festival is on at the Harbourfront Centre for the next three days. Today’s festivities include performances by teenaged klezmer prodigies The Klezmer Kids, Yiddish musician Mitch Smolkin, and a screening of 2007 documentary The World Was Ours. Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), 12 p.m., FREE.
Photo from last year’s Canadian International Air Show by C. Moy from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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