Happy TIFF to all!

In honour of this beloved festival, we thought we’d switch it up and give you a round-up of the coolest, must-see events happening alongside all the star-studded movie premieres this weekend.

Thursday, September 7 – Sunday, September 10: Slaight Music Stage

Head over to the Slaight Music Stage on Festival Street (King St. from Peter to University) this weekend to enjoy free live performances from artists like Jessica Mitchell, Jillea, Kayla Diamond, Liam Russell, and Ascot Royal  in between screenings. If you’re into freestyle rap, the BODIED: Rap Battle Showdown is probably right up your alley. Whatever sound you’re into, you’re sure to find it.

Thursday, September 7 – Sunday, September 10: Casper Napmobile at TIFF

TIFF can be pretty exhausting, luckily, the Casper Napmobile is back on wheels and headed to the heart of Toronto for the big film festival. Sneak away from the hustle and bustle and hitch a snooze in one of the Napmobile’s four pods located at 60 John Street. Experiencing the Casper mattress, pillow and sheets firsthand is the best way to relax and recharge between all the film festivities. You’ll wake up feeling rested, energized, and ready to keep exploring.

Thursday, September 7 – Sunday, September 10: Bell Lounge

While not all of us are lucky enough to walk the red carpet, everyone will have a chance to be a VIP in the Bell Lounge at David Pecaut Square. Get closer to the red carpet and immerse yourself in the best in VR cinema curated by an Academy Award winner. It’s close enough, right?

Friday, September 8: GAGA: Five Foot Two Premiere + Performance

If you consider yourself one of Lady Gaga‘s Little Monsters, then you definitely know about her Netflix produced documentary, Five Foot Two that is set to premiere at TIFF on September 8 at the Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King St. W). The film follows her life over eight months during the making of her last album. After performing at the ACC on both September 6 and 7, Gaga is planning to stick around after her film premiere for an intimate live show. This is a show you won’t want to miss.

Sunday, September 10: Mean Girls Screening

The iconic Mean Girls movie is set to hit the Slaight Stage on Festival Street on Sunday at 9 p.m. Grab some drinks with your friends and end off the week by spending 97 minutes out-quoting each other. It’s going to be sooo fetch.

Happy Festival-ing!