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Mix of Six: September 24 - 26

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Expo
Sept. 24–26
If you’re feeling ambitious, sure, you can lace up your runners and take part in the waterfront run on Sunday morning. If you prefer to watch the suffering of others from the sidelines, head down to the starting line at University and Adelaide on Sunday morning, or help kick off the marathon weekend at Friday's lighting of the official marathon flame. Torch relay on Friday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m. from Nathan Phillips Square to Princes’ Gates at Exhibition Place. Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m. start at University/Adelaide.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Until Oct. 2, Panasonic Theatre
This intimate collection of stories weaves together some of life’s most poignant moments with their corresponding wardrobe. This evening of vignettes features a rotating cast — Jeanne Beker, Barbara Budd, Luba Goy, Sheila McCarthy, Jane McLean and, occasionally, Lisa Horner — to grace the stage. $25-$65, Tues-Sat 8 p.m., matinees Wed & Sat 2 p.m., 651 Yonge St. 647-438-5559, www.lovelossonstage.ca

Art or War

Sept. 23–Oct. 22, Moos Gallery
After witnessing first-hand the devastating acts of postwar vandalism against Afghanistan’s sixth-century carvings of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, visual artist Viktor Mitic wondered if it was possible to create something beautiful using bullets. Tue-Sat 11am–6 p.m. Free.
622 Richmond W.416-504-5445. www.artorwar.com.

Jean Grae @ T.O. Meet NY

The week long Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture (Sept. 20–26) showcases artists from near and far. Headlining Friday’s New York-Toronto exchange is one of the most skilled wordsmiths to ever bless the mic, Jean Grae. The South African–born rapper has worked with artists including The Roots, Talib Kweli and The Herbaliser and has released three brilliant solo albums. 1087 Queen St. W. $15 at Play de Record, Soundscapes, Livestock, Slinky Music, www.ticketpicket.com

Best Coast
Sept. 25, Lee’s Palace
Summer ain’t over until Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino says so. The trio of California beach bums and pot enthusiasts are touring in support of their amazing surf-pop record, Crazy For You, which has already amassed praise from critics and fans alike. $13. 8 p.m. 529 Bloor St. W.

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Sept. 26, Lee’s Palace
This post-punk psychedelic house band has kept eight to nine members together for almost 15 years, and has toured the world six times since the turn of the millennium. $18 door. 9 p.m. 529 Bloor St. W.

 
 
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