Weekend Warrior: 50 years of James Bond, Hellbound?, Cask Days, Ira Glass, Dia De Los Muertos
By Freya Hammond-Williams
James Bond: stylish (Image: Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation)
Bond, James Bond.
Let’s face it, everyone knows James Bond. Not only is he the man who’s been saving the world for five decades, but also he’s pretty much the most stylish man in history. Making its North American debut this weekend at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style takes you on a tour of gadgets, gizmos and infamous James Bond style.
Ring of Fire
For those seeking a more substantial scare this weekend, Hellbound? is a full-length documentary about well, hell. Through interviews with pastors, musicians, exorcists, authors, scholars and bloggers alike, writer-director Kevin Miller explores the concept of hell and what it means. See the movie at the Cineplex Odeon at Yonge and Dundas on Friday, then join Miller for a Q&A afterwards.
Torontonian beer lovers unite this weekend for the 8th annual Cask Days. Thirty five bucks gets you admission to one of the three sessions happening at Evergreen Brick Works, along with a souvenir pint glass and four beer sample tokens for lots of cask beer deliciousness. Try beverages from over 75 breweries from across Canada, and enjoy live music along with food curated by chef Guy Rawlings.
Radio Ga Ga
Join Ira Glass, award-winning creator of the popular radio show This American Life, on Saturday at Massey Hall. He’ll talk about the show, focusing on how to find compelling stories and how his team continues to push the boundaries of broadcast journalism. Bonus: he’s even going to create a show on stage, mixing live narrations with taped quotes and music.
Dia De Los Muertos
Embrace Mexican culture by celebrating the Day of the Dead on Sunday at Wynchwood Barns. Enjoy the continuation of life with traditional Mexican fare, an Aztec dance ceremony, workshops, music and arts and crafts. Oh — and it’s free, too.