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WEEKENDER: It’s all about fun in the sun with outdoor film fests, theatre under the stars, and kite flying with the kids

Jody Stevens and Stephanie Izsak perform in this year's Theatre Under the Stars.

Odyssey Theatre’s 2012 season of Theatre Under the Stars sees a revival of an ancient favourite. Classic 18th-century comedy The Game of Love and Chance will delight audiences with its wit and physicality. It tells the story of two aristocrats, set up by their parents, who both disguise themselves as servants to size each other up before agreeing to marriage. Thursday, July 26, until Sunday, Aug. 26. $24, students and seniors $19, children $9. Pay-what-you-can matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Strathcona Park, Laurier Ave. at Range Rd., www.odysseytheatre.ca.

Celebrate local artists and support a great cause while you’re at it! This annual charity fashion show gives local talent — including designers, models, and makeup artists — a forum to show their work while raising money for a chosen charity (this year’s  funds go to supporting the Youth Services Bureau). Check out designs by the likes of Pietro Simono, Bienvi Fe, and Valerie Capiral. Friday, July 27, 7 p.m. $35-$60. National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St., www.fashion613.com. (more…)