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Five things to do in Toronto this weekend: July 11 to 13

Twelve Angry Men: Byron Abalos, Joseph Ziegler, Michael Simpson, Stuart Hughes, Jordan Pettle & Tony DeSantis.

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Soccer Nation

They call it the beautiful game, which means we can see the team work of international-level football as sublime ballet, the act of diving as elegant performance art and the epic bellow of "gooooooooal" as operatic. This weekend's final two games from Brazil – the consolation final between the Netherlands and Brazil on Saturday, 3:45 p.m.; and the final between Argentina and Germany on Sunday, 2:45 p.m. – will be shown on three storeys of LED screens in the Barbara Frum Atrium at CBC headquarters. Outside, music and non-threatening nationalism will happen each day, all day. July 12 and 13, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free. Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St. W.,

Twelve Angry Men

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"It's not easy for me to raise my hand and send a boy off to die without talking about it first." When it comes to Reginald Rose's durable jury-room drama, there's plenty of talk when a dozen men hash out the particulars of a seemingly open-and-shut murder case. The characters are sharply carved out, the dialogue is confrontational and the mood is humid. And when the rain comes – it actually drizzles, inside the theatre – things don't cool off a bit. To July 26. $37 to $74. Young Centre, 50 Tank House Lane, 416-866-8666 or

Charles Edenshaw

Charles Edenshaw did not sign his work, but he did have a signature style. A Haida chief and master carver who died in 1920, Mr. Edenshaw is the the subject of a long overdue career survey, assembled by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Some 200 works were tracked down and borrowed from museums and collectors around the world for a touring exhibit of 80 pieces that includes argillite platters and model poles, wooden masks, painted hats and baskets, jewellery and other exceptional carvings by the iconic maker of Northwest Coast art. A pair of silver bracelets are shown side by side – one his, the other made by his descendant Bill Reid – so as to make clear Mr. Edenshaw's influence and legacy. To Sept. 21. $15 to $29. McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave., Kleinburg, Ont., 1-888-213-1121 or

Return to Grace

Is your heart filled with pain? Should he come back again? Are you lonesome for Elvis tonight? Fans who still lament the loss of the King will find relief in a jukebox musical that covers the leg-shaking, lip-curling, Hound Dog-singing icon's career, from the earliest Sun Studio days to his bravura Aloha From Hawaii performance in 1973. Local Elvis impersonator Steve Michaels is known to be meticulous in his portrayal of the legend, right down to dead-accurate audience interaction and ad libs. Accept no imitation. To July 20. $30 to $99. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St., 416-872-1212, 1-800-461-3333 or

East End Comedy Revue

The landmark Jilly's striptease parlour in the east end closes its poles for good this weekend, but there are still shenanigans and entertainment to be had in the neighbourhood. On Sunday, the gruff, knocked-around and slightly surreal observational comic Mike MacDonald headlines a comedy bill with yucksters Winston Spear, Darryl Purvis, Ryan Horwood, Brian Coughlin and Hanna Hogan on hand for a night of pub-set stand-up. July 13, 8:30 p.m. $15. Dominion on Queen, 500 Queen St. E., 416-368-6893 or

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