Toronto Weekender: August 22 through 25, 2013

With a slew of new restos on the scene, you should likely book yourself some prime resos. The Libertine opened just a couple weeks ago along Dundas West, bringing a psychic-style vibe to late night eats and treats.

The peeps behind La Carnita have wowed us again with the opening of Home of the Brave, an ode to Americana on King West. Better believe it’ll be pumpin’!

And another West End newbie is Geraldine, which features an interesting menu of throwback fine eats turned contemporary delights.

The Summer Craft Beer Festival will see some 20 or so craft breweries showing off their finest concoctions over in Liberty Village, while buskers will be blowing flames and acting as weird as can be during the annual Scotiabank Buskerfest, which moves from the St. Lawrence Market ‘hood over to Yonge Street this year.

Meanwhile, The Ex will continue to clog arteries and cause some much needed palate damage, and fanboys and geeky gals will get their groove on over at FanExpo Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  

Some killer shindigs are goin’ down this weekend, starting with a couple of ’90s themed events: This is How We Do It! Summertime Edition down at Johnny Jackson’s and Bat to the Future over at Tattoo Rock Parlour, both on Friday.

The Guvernment’s hosting a foam party on Saturday for those of you looking to relive your glory days of yore, and Instagramification at the Mod Club on Friday is begging for you to head over and selfie the night away.

If none of those float your boat, check out BeerProv over at Comedy Bar, which is pretty much exactly what you think a night named “BeerProv” would be. 

The Arts
Okay, so you’re looking to get cultured? The 50/50 Annual Juried Art Exhibition will showcase some cunning talent over at Queen Gallery on Thursday night. For those wanting something a li’l more modern, look no further than Reposition 2013, which showcases the work of some of the city’s best graphic design talent. It opens on Thursday as well.

Top photo courtesy The Ex