Events Lit­er­ary gi­ants and com­edy’s big­gest jokesters, plus a dawn-to- dusk art event.

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Cana­dian In­ter­na­tional Air Show

Septem­ber 1 to 3

Look up—way up—to catch the spec­tac­u­lar aerial stunts per­formed at the an­nual CIAS. Mark­ing their re­turn af­ter a 15 year hia­tus, the United States Air Force Thun­der­birds open the show with six pi­lots in their F16 air­craft. The Cana­dian Forces Snow­birds bring the show to a close with their pre­ci­sion fly­ing. Ex­hi­bi­tion Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd.,

Toronto Beer Week

Septem­ber 14 to 22

Craft beer lovers re­joice as this pop­u­lar cel­e­bra­tion re­turns for a ninth edi­tion with a col­lec­tion of events rang­ing from pub crawls, beer din­ners, tap takeovers, and beer and cheese pair­ings to meet the brewer ses­sions and new beer releases. More than 100 bars, restau­rants, and brew­ers are ex­pected to take part, in­clud­ing Great Lakes Brew­ery and Nickel Brook Brew­ing Co. Var­i­ous venues, toron­to­beer­


Septem­ber 20 to 29

Just for Laughs brings some of com­edy’s big­gest names to Toronto stages this fall, in­clud­ing head­lin­ers like Seth Mey­ers, Wanda Sykes, Reg­gie Watts, Jo Ro­gan, and Ken Jeong. Meet the cast of two pop­u­lar CBC shows, Workin’ Moms and the Baroness von Sketch Show, as they dis­cuss their process and their most pop­u­lar episodes. Var­i­ous venues,

Word on the Street

Septem­ber 23

Get up close to some of Canada’s lit­er­ary su­per­stars at this an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of the writ­ten word. Pick up a new read at the mas­sive out­door ven­dor mar­ket­place, or see your favourite word­smith in ac­tion at a live read­ing, pre­sen­ta­tion, or spo­ken word show­case. Har­bourfront Cen­tre, 235 Queens Quay W., the­wor­don­

Toronto Fall Home Show

Septem­ber 28 to 30

Dis­cover how to re­struc­ture, restyle, or re­or­ga­nize your home at this show fea­tur­ing more than 300 ex­hibitors all un­der one roof. “Granny’s House” by En­bridge Gas is a recre­ated space that shows an out­dated ther­mo­stat, old in­su­la­tion, drafty out­lets, and in­ef­fi­cient win­dows and pro­vides en­ergy- and money-sav­ing tips. Also hear from City­Line ex­perts like Iva Grbesic and

Shai DeLuca-Ta­masi, as well as Ben­jamin Moore colour ex­pert Sharon Grech on the main stage. En­er­care Cen­tre, 100 Princes’ Blvd., fall­home­

Nuit Blanche

Septem­ber 29

From sun­set to sun­rise, hit the streets to view dozens of con­tem­po­rary art in­stal­la­tions across the city. This year’s theme, You Are Here, in­vites art lovers to re­con­sider the no­tion of mi­nori­ties and ma­jori­ties, and how dif­fer­ences can bring peo­ple to­gether even though it can also set them apart. Among the in­stal­la­tions are The Things They Carved, which re­flects on the im­mi­grant ex­pe­ri­ence through ob­jects, mem­o­ries, and dreams. Var­i­ous venues,

In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val of Au­thors

Oc­to­ber 18 to 28

An 11-day lit­er­ary show­case with one-on-one in­ter­views, panel dis­cus­sions, au­thor read­ings, po­etry slams, and book sign­ings, this year’s event ex­plores the nar­ra­tive im­pact of cul­ture, race, and gen­der iden­tity in con­tem­po­rary cul­ture. Toronto’s Poet Lau­re­ate Anne Michaels (Fugi­tive Pieces), Emma Donoghue ( Room), and Roddy Doyle ( The Com­mit­ments) are among the fea­tured word­smiths. Har­bourfront Cen­tre, 235 Queens Quay W.,

Cask Days

Oc­to­ber 19 to 21

Thou­sands of beer con­nois­seurs flock to this an­nual fall event to sam­ple hun­dreds of caskcon­di­tioned ales from hun­dreds of craft brew­ers from across North Amer­ica. Many of these un­fil­tered beers are one-offs not avail­able else­where. Ev­er­green Brick Works, 550 Bayview Ave., cask­

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