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Lots to celebrate in the city this weekend...

Fortune Cooking Festival
Aug 9 to Aug 11
Harbourfront Festival

What do baila music, taiko drumming and ramen noodles have in common? You can check them all out at the Fortune Cooking festival, which brings the sounds and flavours of pan-Asia to the Harbourfront.

For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.

Kultura: Filipino Arts Festival
Aug 8 to Aug 11
Kapisanan Philippines Centre/Artscape Wychwood Barns

The annual festival features outdoor live music, spoken word poetry performances, and an arts & crafts market with goods made by Filipino-Canadian artists available for sale. Also returning this year -- the Philippine Culinary Competition with the theme of Kain Kalye: Filipino Street Eats, where Toronto's best Filipino restaurants and chefs will go head to head with their own interpretations of Filipino roadside cuisine.

For more information, check out the Kapisanan Philippines Centre website.

Taste of the Danforth
Aug 9 to Aug 11
Along Danforth Ave

GreekTown Taste of the Danforth is one of Toronto's signature events, showcasing the best of Hellenic food, culture, and music our multicultural city has to offer - from souvlaki to mezes, authentic Greek music to interactive children's games!

For more information, check out the Taste of the Danforth website.

Agak, Agak, Hawk: Storytelling and Street Food Festival
Aug 9
Daniels Spectrum

Sit around a circle and eat elbow to elbow. Interact through ingredients while rolling out tales and salad rolls, mash-up sauces, and mix among art, song, and dance together. The event also features a graffiti corridor of unique vendors from community caterers, street food sellers, and established restaurants enthusiastically hawking delicious dishes alongside anecdotes about the women who have inspired them along the way.

For more information, check out the Agak Agak, Hawk Facebook page.

Know Your Nature
Aug 9 (1 - 3 PM)
High Park

See High Park through the eyes of young naturalists. The 12-14 year-old's of the High Park Rangers have been busily creating an engaging and informative hike to teach you about some of the coolest nature in High Park. Event is great for all ages: bring the whole family!

For more information, check out the High Park Nature Centre website.

Let's Cook: A Breaking Bad Theme Party
Aug 10
The Office Pub

To celebrate the return of Breaking Bad this summer, the organizers are going all out and taking over the The Office Pub in tribute of this glorious show. Excited? You should be, yeah! More excited than Walt Jr. is for breakfast!

For more information, check out the event's Facebook page.

SummerWorks Festival
Aug 8 to Aug 18
various Locations

SummerWorks is now the Ontario's premier festival of cutting-edge, exciting, professional theatre. It is the breeding ground for the mainstage shows of the future and the hub for Toronto's most dynamic, dedicated theatre professionals.

For a line-up of the shows, check out the SummerWorks website.

In Concert: Heavyweights Brass Band
Aug 9 to Aug 10
Albert Town Square

Performing as part of the Scarborough Town Jazz Festival, the Heavyweights Brass Band mix up jazz with all sorts of influences.

For more on the band, check out the Heavyweights Brass Band website.

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