Blue Jays Fan Appreciation Weekend
Brandon Morrow is injured and out for the season. Jose Bautista is injured and out for the season. The fans showed up this year at Rogers Centre, even if the Blue Jays themselves often did not. For this weekend’s season-closing series, the team honours its ticket-buying supporters with various giveaways, including a snazzy tuque for the first 20,000 people who show up on Sunday to cheer for the Jays and against the Rays. Sept. 28 and 29, 1:07 p.m. (gates open at 11 a.m.). $17.25 to $216.25. 1 Blue Jays Way, 416-341-1234.
Doors Open Mississauga
The big attraction at a civic celebration is a a life-size replica of the Avro CF-105 Arrow, a state of the art jet-bird that never went into full production, thanks to the Diefenbaker government’s outrageous cancellation of the project in 1959. The mock mach-2 machine can be seen at at Mississauga’s International Centre today (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), as part of the city-wide event. After Doors Open Mississauga, the Arrow will continue its time at the International Centre from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. Sept. 28. Free. 6900 Airport Rd., doorsopenontario.on.ca.
The evolution of the revolution continues. Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s flag-waving musical comes with new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the Frenchman who wrote the giant novel upon which the Broadway smash hit is based. Former Canadian Idol winner Melissa O’Neil stars as love-struck street urchin Éponine, a dream role for her. Tickets available through Dec. 22. $35 to $130. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W., 416-872-1212.
Iron and Wine
The new album from the soft-throated Sam Beam is Ghost on Ghost, an easy-breezy effort of laid-back rock with occasional moves of something similar to jazz. The significantly bearded southerner, who calls himself Iron and Wine, has moved away from the dusty, intimate troubadour’s delivery of his earlier works. On Sunday, he plays a big room he now has the sound, colours and variety to fill. Sept. 28, 8 p.m. $30 to $40. Sound Academy, 11 Polson St., ticketfly.com.
Family Guy Live
On the Oscar broadcast earlier this year, Seth MacFarlane juxtaposed golden-age Broadway musicals with booby-fascinated frolic. Expect something like that on the closing night of JFL42, a comedy festival spread amongst various venues. At Sony Centre, the creator of Family Guy gathers the the rest of the actors who voice the characters for a live script read, accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra. Sept. 28, 7 and 10 p.m. $69 to $299 (festival pass). 1 Front St. E., jfl42.com.