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Six Fun Things to Do This Weekend

Our entertainment editor's top picks for what to watch, hear and do this August long weekend

The Happening Fall TV Mick Jagger

HIT THE THEATRE FOR Get On Up
James Brown finally gets the biopic treatment, and we’re ready to throw our panties screenward for the electrifying Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul. In the producer’s chair? Mick Jagger himself.

WATCH The Killing
Holder and Linden are back! Our favourite Swedish piece Joel Kinnaman smolders in the final season of the on-again-off-again series, which returns for a for-real final six-episode season courtesy of Netflix. This time around, the surly pair try to cover up their own criminal shenanigans while investigating a rich kid accused of murdering his parents. Check out our exclusive interview with Kinnaman here!

LISTEN TO three of our favourite Canadian summer sugar-rush jangle-pop tracks:
Nightbox’s “Burning
Alvvays’ “Archie, Marry Me
Monomyth’s “Candleholder

CHECK OUT ONE OF THESE COOL EVENTS

1. Iggy Azalea at Toronto’s Veld Festival (August 2—August 3)
The babely be-ponytailed blond bombshell returns to Toronto. Get pumped for it with her killer guest-spot on TI’s summer banger “No Mediocre.”

2. Montreal’s Osheaga (August 1—August 3)
The country’s best music festival is in full swing this weekend. Blast these five tracks from some of our favourite performers to prepare yourself for three days of dancing and inevitable debauchery:
Little Bit,” Lykke Li (Autoerotique Remix
Rage,” Chromeo
Tribal Connection,” Gogol Bordello
Say My Name,” Destiny’s Child (Cyril Hahn Remix)
Elevate,” St. Lucia

3. The Vancouver Art Gallery’s everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything
There’s only a month left to check out the first major survey of Douglas Coupland’s art. Be sure to download the free exhibition tour app!