This weekend, get folkie, footie, feasted or just frightened. Either way, get out there! Here’s our picks for this glorious long weekend. Be sure to check out our full events calendar for everything that’s happening in Toronto parks this weekend. Don’t forget to submit yours!

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Hear Some Young Novelists

Thursday, hear Toronto-based roots band The Young Novelists’ beautiful harmonies in beautiful St. James Park  It’s part of the Music in St. James Park series bringing folk, jazz, funk, blues, swing, chamber, reggae to Downtown crowds in the open air all summer long .Details here >>

Call it Football or Soccer

Friday night, screen a classic movie about a young Indian woman who aspires to be an “Footie” athlete on par with David Beckham, Bend it Like Beckham will be on the big screen in Etobicoke’s Maple Leaf Park. Enjoy a pre-show and film in the great outdoors. It’s part of Park People’s Moonlight Movies series. Bring a camping chair for extra comfort. Details here >>

Grab a Feast in the East

Saturday’s free Feast in the East is an east end music, food & art installation series. This edition takes place at Prairie Drive Park (121 Pharmacy Ave, just north of Danforth) from 5pm – 11pm.Check out mind blowing music by Doomsquad with Not The Wind, Not The Flag – Isla Craig – Pantayo. This Feast In The East is made possible through the support of Arts in the Parks and The Toronto Arts Foundation.  Details here >>

Watch, But Cover Your Eyes

Stephen Spielberg’s Duel features Dennis Weaver as a terrified motorist stalked on a remote and lonely road by the mostly unseen driver of a mysterious tanker truck. Head to Christie Pits at sundown on Sunday to see Spielberg’s brilliant, rarely screened first feature. It’s all part of Christie Pits Film Festival. Details here >>

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