We’ll start the week off with a small challenge. How well do you know your city, Toronto? Always going to the same places, eating the same food and doing the same things? There’s nothing wrong with that, but there’s so much more out there. Start your Monday off with a bus tour around your city and see for yourself.

When you’re rocking to Radiohead, The Black Keys or the Foo Fighters, do you ever wonder about The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll? The Ontario Science Centre offers an interactive exhibition in which you can strum some strings and hit some drums so you can really kick off the week with a bang!

The Toronto Argos take on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday. Or head for the cinema for your mid-week date-night. Our pick for today is Get on Up, a James Brown biopic where you get to see what inspired dance moves such as the Mashed Potato.

If you’re not afraid of “the unknown” join the Ghosts of the University of Toronto walk and spooky storytelling of the university’s urban legends.

Music, film and an open space seem like a refreshing way to spend your Wednesday. Support independent filmmakers and artists from Canada and around the world at the Open Roof Festival.

In keeping with the fresh air theme, enjoy family night with Pizzeria Libretto and Evergreen at the Brickworks farmer’s market. For a measly $3, you can indulge in a home-made slice from the outdoor wood-fired oven and a fresh seasonal salad.

Sail in to Sugar Beach on Thursday as it transforms into an out-door movie theatre. Enjoy this unique event which features a two-sided screen allowing viewers to watch from a boat in the harbour or from dry land.

Do the Macarena, munch on some empañadas and wash it all down with a mojito. Those are just some of the options from Lula Lounge, Toronto’s home to live salsa, jazz, Brazilian and African music. Jerry Gitano also releases his latest CD on Thursday.

Let’s go to the EX! Yes, the time has come and the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) finally opens (officially) on Friday. As usual, there will be a myriad of exhibitions, events, rides, shopping and food all through September 1st. Down With Webster perform this Friday. Get some tips from Fashion Expert, Jeanne Baker. You can also enjoy some of the daily events such as The Flying Wallendas or the President’s Choice SuperDogs.

Down by the water others may wish to brave themselves- or rather, their tongues at the Hot and Spicy Food Festival, Harbourfront Centre. Enjoy the heat of diverse food from around the globe that is hot, sour, sweet and salty – what’s your flavour? Can you stomach it?

If you’re looking to take a trip down memory lane, head on over to your nearest movie theatre to catch the third instalment of The Expendables film series. All your 80’s and 90’s action heroes are in it – ‘nuff said.

It wouldn’t be a weekend without a street festival. Join the masses at the York-Eglinton International Street Festival come Saturday.

Maybe you’re not quite over the World Cup Fever. Well here’s your chance to let it all out at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which Canada is hosting this year. One of the quarter finals matches will see two teams face-off in Toronto at the National Soccer Stadium. So far we’re seeing Brazil, England, Germany and Sweden in the lead. Who wants it the most? Guess we’ll have to wait and see. Where does your team stand?

Sunday the 17th deserves 17 Beers on tap. No, we’re not suggesting you drink all the beer at the Wheat Sheaf Tavern; however, one or two might not hurt on the side of a hearty brunch. Or go to School (bakery café/restaurant) in Liberty Village.
After you’ve stuffed yourself, walk it off on a Heritage Tour. This one includes a walk among Toronto’s skyscrapers where you get to discover their big, hidden backyards and visit the animals that “live” there. Learn about the old and the new (buildings) as well as public art and all the people that helped shape our city.

Do you have movement, music and meditation on the mind? Then join the free out-door yoga festival, Yogapalooza for some relaxation. As they say: “Go Big or Go OM!”

One more week in the bag. Adios until next week folks!