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What's On: Film festival explores Estonian Canadian connection

A film about Estonians who fled to Canada in 1944 following a Soviet screens as part of Est Docs; and the film festival is just one of the many events worth checking out this weekend:

Oct 16 to Oct 21
Various Locations

Connections is the theme for the 10th annual EstDocs festival, which features films by Estonians, Estonian-Canadians and non-Estonians about the relationship to Estonia. Take for example, Keepers of the Loom, a documentary about women who fled Estonia in 1944 following the Soviet Union and came to Canada, and who have keep a connection with the homeland they left behind through a beloved textile tradition. And to sweeten the festival experience, nosh on kringel (Estonian sweetbread cake) instead of popcorn!

For more on the films and the festival, check out the EstDocs website.

Dance Like A Man
Oct 16 to Oct 18
Meadowvale Theatre

A family of dancers - mother, father and daughter -- struggles with a secret as the daughter's dance debut looms, the tension ratcheted up by a fiance clueless about the dance world. Well known classical Indian dancer Lata Pada stars in the play, along side seasoned actor Anand Rajaram.

For more information, check out the Sawitri Theatre website.

Buffer Festival
Oct 17 to Oct 19
Various Locations

Have a YouTube celebrity you follow and subscribe to? Chances are you can catch them at the festival of YouTube content.

For more information on the line-up, check out the Buffer Festival website.

In Concert: Aruna Narayan Kalle
Oct 18
Glenn Gould Studio

Aruna Narayan Kalle is the daughter of the late Pandit Ram Narayan, a luminary in Indian classical music for bringing out the sarangi from orchestral oblivion and into the spotlight. The sarangi is a short-necked, bowed stringed instrument said that to resemble the human voice. Kalle will share the stage with Partho Sarothy on sarod, another stringed instrument related to the rebab, and Shubhojyoti Guha on tabla.

For more information, check out the Raag-Mala Musical Society of Toronto website.

In Concert: The Plaitwrights
Oct 19
Studio Bar

This Toronto duo with a cool sound of funk, soul and hiphop performs as part of the Dream House Music.Arts.Design Festival.

For more information, check out the Dream House Music.Arts.Design Festival Facebook page.

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