It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, and we have a few ideas on how to spend it blissed out with friends. Here’s your Toronto weekend events guide for August 30 – September 3, 2012.

 

Artfest Toronto

Amongst the parties and BBQs this long weekend, we propose a cultural walk through Artfest in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, where seventy-five painters, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists will have their work on display. Grab a coffee at Balzac’s, some chocolate from Soma Chocolates, and then meander through the brick pathways of the district. Our picks: Photography from The Beatles in India, and bright, expressive paintings by Riad Jisri. Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3, 2012, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | Distillery District, 55 Mill Street around Parliament and Front Streets, Toronto | artisansatthedistillery.com. Photo Credit: Artfest Ontario and Riad Jisri

 

Find Your Colour

It’s time to mixup your tired makeup routine and add some new fall colours to the palette. MAC Cosmetics is hosting their Fall 2012 style event where you can peruse and try their Style Seeker collection, inspired by the spirit and style of a global traveller. Think jewel tones, metallics and dramatic colour. Thursday August 30 – Sunday, September 2, 2012 | MAC Cosmetics stores across the GTA | MACcosmetics/events

 

TIFF On Sale + Brunch with the Girls

Toronto International Film Festival tickets go on sale Sunday, September 2, 2012. Tickets sellout every year, so set your alarm for 10:00am and get ready to fight for your gala tickets (Midnight’s Children and Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist top our list). This year TIFF also has a spotlight on Mumbai, with a ton of Indian independent films. TIFF tickets go on sale Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 10:00 am | tiff.net

After booking your tickets, head to the rooftop patio at The Thompson (if you can talk your way in) for a champagne fueled lunch, or try Madelaine’s Cherry Pie & Ice Cream for a dainty brunch with your girlfriends. You deserve it.

 

Where Shes Goes is the Jugni Style weekend events guide, curated just for you, for Toronto and Vancouver. If you have an event to share, email us at info@jugnistyle.com.

Story by: Manjot Bains