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This weekend, we’re honouring our past and clogging our arteries (but not necessarily in that order).


Whether it’s the highlight of your summer or a signal of its end, it’s once again time for the Canadian National Exhibition to open its gates to the public. In true “county” fair tradition, the strange dishes return along with the tilt-a-whirl and sno-cones. This year’s dishes include butter coffee and chocolate fried chicken. What will you eat? CNE (210 Princes’ Boulevard), August 15-September 1, 10AM $12-$36


In honour of the late comedic genius Robin Williams, Toronto film collective The Seventh Art is gathering fans at the Stephen Bulger Gallery for a movie screening of Mrs. Doubtfire. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Toronto Distress Centre and its suicide prevention programs, all in the name of Williams. The 50-seater Camera bar will sell tickets the day of on a first come, first serve basis. Stay tuned to the T7A Facebook page for a potential second screening at 9:30PM. Camera (1026 Queen Street West), August 17, 6PM $10


Where does the city that brunches go when a brunch festival is canceled? The only answer is to move on to lunch and the Toronto Summer BBQ & Ribfest is the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon, sampling the ribs, beef and sausages of international grill masters. Expect hearty, artery-clogging food from across the southern states all weekend at Downsview Park’s Festival Terrace. Downsview Park (35 Carl Hall Road), August 15-17, 12PM


Watch Joan Baez, The Who, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix and Crosby Stills & Nash perform in Woodstock, the Oscar-winning documentary featuring classic performances and rare footage of the legendary festival. Relive Woodstock and try to spot your parents at their wildest at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on the festival’s 45th anniversary. This is the original concert film and it will put your own summer festival experience to shame. The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), August 15, 9PM $12

Image via Flickr user Paul Bica.
Lauren Pincente is Toronto Standard‘s events editor. Follow her on Twitter.

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