Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week

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A Canada’s Drag Race drive-in tour, Justin Trudeau’s appearance at The Weeknd’s HXOUSE and more.

From a live tour with the top 3 Canada’s Drag Race queens to an initiative announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to support Black creative entrepreneurs and business owners, here’s what you missed this week.

Tickets are on sale for Canada’s Drag Race Live at the Drive-In
The Queens of the North are going on the road. Tickets are now available for the Canada’s Drag Race live tour, taking place at drive-in venues in select Canadian cities. The top 3 queens from the show’s first season—Priyanka, Rita Baga and Scarlett Bobo—will be performing live, along with host Brooke Lynn Hytes. Other cast members will make appearances, with the lineup varying by city. The first stop of the Canada’s Drag Race tour is in Calgary from September 18 to 20, before moving on to Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.

Justin Trudeau teamed up with The Weeknd for a major announcement
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived at the Toronto office of Hxouse, a creative entrepreneurship organization founded by The Weeknd and his longtime associates La Mar Taylor and Ahmed Ismail, to announce an initiative to help Black business owners and entrepreneurs impacted by Covid. He announced investments of up to $221 million in partnership with Canadian financial institutions to launch Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians is coming to an end
After 14 years on the air, the reality show featuring the extended Kardashian-Jenner family is coming to a close. Although no exact reason has been shared, Kim Kardashian-West shared a farewell message on Instagram saying, “It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians… We are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.” The 20th and final season is scheduled to air early next year.

And ICYMI, TIFF 2020 kicked off this past week. For a guide to what to watch, check out our roundup of Canadian films here and celeb-focused digital events here.