ARTFEST TORONTO FALL FINE ART & CRAFT SHOW Painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music and more by Canadian artists plus kids’ art workshops and live music. 11 am-6 pm daily. Free. The Distillery District, 55 Mill. artfestontario.com/toronto. Aug 31 to Sep 3 CARIBBEANTALES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Stories from the Caribbean and its diaspora communities. This year’s theme, Light It up, is a call to action, a call to arms, a call to change. $10-$80. Various venues. caribbeantalesfestival.com. Sep 5 to 20 FAN EXPO CANADA 2018 Comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming convention. Back To The Future and The Princess Bride cast reunions. celebrity appearances, cosplay parties, vendors and more. Thu 4-9 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-7 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm. Starting at $25-$65/day, child $10, pass $125. Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Bldg, 255 Front W. fanexpocanada.com. Aug 30 to Sep 2 FESTIVAL LINGUA FRANCA #2 DIY festival dedicated to showcasing and celebrating people of colour in the loud rock scene with a focus on Black, Latinx and Caribbean communities. $8-$25. At the Baby G (1608 Dundas West) and Faith/Void, 894 College. eventbrite.ca/e/46726624592. Aug 30 to Sep 1 HOME AWAY FROM HOME Multi disciplinary visual and media arts exhibition& festival celebrating diversity, immigrant stories and vernacular architecture of the city. Sep 6-10, reception 5-10 pm Sep 5 (Cafe Pamenar, 307 Augusta). Kensington Market venues. facebook.com/keep6to. Sep 5 to 10 rMUSLIMFEST Muslim arts and entertainment with 80 local and international artists who showcase their talent in various genres or art. Aug 31-Sep 2. Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre. muslimfest.com. Aug 31 to Sep 2 rRIBFEST Ribs, rides and live entertainment for all ages. Fri 4-11 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-11 pm, Mon 11 am-9 pm. Downsview Park, 70 Canuck. 416-249-4000, downsviewparkribfest.com. Aug 31 to Sep 3 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BUSKERFEST FOR EPILEPSY Local and international acrobats, aerial artists, clowns, musicians, magicians, fire jugglers and other street performers at the annual spectacle and fundraiser. This year’s event also features the Mac & Cheese Festival. Fri noon-11 pm, Sat 11 am11 pm, Sun 11 am-10 pm, Mon 11 am-8 pm. Admission by donation to Epilepsy Toronto. Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen E. torontobuskerfest.com. Aug 31 to Sep 3
ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL Festival showcases diversity and cross culturalism within the Jewish music and arts world. Concerts, film screenings, theatre, talks and more. Free and ticketed events. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W. ashkenaz.ca. To Sep 3 rCANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION The Ex, with bandshell concerts, air show, innovation garage, indoor lantern festival, midway rides, sports, and much more. $16-$20, child 4 & under free, family pass $59. Exhibition Place, 200 Princes’ Blvd. theex.com. To Sep 3 TORONTO CELEBRATION OF IMPROV FESTIVAL Week-long improv extravaganza featuring over 75 troupes and 290 performers. Sat & Sun noon-10 pm, Mon-Fri 7-10 pm. $5/show, festival pass $25. The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth. socap.ca/events. To Sep 1 TORONTO INDIE HORROR FEST Screenings of Paranormal Demons, Polterheist, Framed, Bong Of The Living Dead, a short film showcase and more. $8. Eyesore Cinema, 1176 Bloor W. toindiehorrorfest.com. To Sep 1
Hannah Cryle brings The Big Wheel Show to Buskerfest, which runs August 31-September 3 at Woodbine Park.