Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of September 27–29

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of September 27–29

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In this edition of The Weekender, David Bowie at the AGO, free yoga in the Junction and three more things to do in Toronto this weekend.


Lingerie Francaise (FREE!)
Following stops in Shanghai, New York, Dubai and several European cities, this retrospective celebrating French lingerie comes to the Design Exchange. Eleven makers of luxurious underthings show off vintage pieces, contemporary designs and prototypes, while accompanying installations spell out how the evolution of lingerie speaks to changing values. Sept. 26–Oct. 13. Free. Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street,


Toronto Science Festival
Although all-access passes have sold out, individual tickets are still available for this weekend-long science festival featuring talks from Canadian astronaut Julie Payette, Mars rover cameraman Jim Bell and evolutionary biologist Sean Carroll. Our pick: sci-fi writer Peter Watts and astronomer Michael Reid will screen a trio of Star Trek episodes and discuss how humans think about extraterrestrial life. Sept. 27–Sept. 29. $10–$25. St. George Campus, University of Toronto. 27 King’s College Circle,


Stretch Your Limits (FREE!)
Better get in one last outdoor yoga class while it’s still (reasonably) warm. On Saturday morning, work on your downward dog and warrior poses with a free session from instructor David Good at the DUKE condo build site, just west of Keele on Dundas. A few attendees will receive prizes. Sept. 29, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Free. Duke Build Site, 2803 Dundas Street West


David Bowie Is
After a record-breaking run in London, this multimedia ode to everything Bowie has finally landed at the AGO. The exhibition comprises 300-plus objects, including handwritten set lists, lyrics and diary entries and over 50 of the glam rock icon’s most intricate stage costumes (see a sneak peek here). Friday night’s opening party will have a pair of DJs, a cash bar, food stations and timed entry into the exhibit. Sept. 25–Nov. 29. $30 for exhibition only; $45 for opening night party. The Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W.,


Junction Flea at Evergreen Brick Works
For the second time, the popular hipster-and-yuppie market is holding its monthly bazaar at the Brick Works. Explore 70-plus indie vendors selling antiques, handmade crafts, vintage clothing and records. Sept. 29. $2. Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue.