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What's On: A wake for Toronto Zombie Walk and more...

The undead in the city are gathering for a final walk this weekend. But there's plenty to do for the living as well!

Toronto Zombie Walk Funeral
Aug 29
Start Location: Royal Cinema

Due to a lack of funds, Toronto Zombie Walk has had to cancel the annual tradition of the city's zombies, ghouls and other undead walking around the city's downtown core. So they will have a funeral instead, and a wake at CNE.

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

Food Truck Frenzy
Aug 28 to Aug 30

Feast your appetites at this event featuring some of the city's best known food trucks. From Bacon Nation to Randy's Roti Shop, the event will cater to a variety of gourmet whims and fancies.

For more information, check out the CNE website.

Sound Bites
Aug 29 (5-11 PM)
Celebration Square (Mississauga)

You can sample sounds and food at this event, featuring performer July Talk and the AwesTRUCK Food Awards. 30 food truck will serve up curbside delight and then be awarded titles ranging from best concept to best menu item.

For more information, check out the City of Mississauga website.

Mabuhay Philippines Festival
Aug 29 to Aug 30
David Pecaut Square

A wide range of Filipino culture -- from music and dance to martial arts demonstrations and a Parade of Fiestas will be showcased as part of the festival.

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

Aug 28 to Aug 30
Harbourfront Centre

The artistic statement for the festival explains it all. "The Portuguese first introduced bread to Taiwan. The Dutch then brought buffalo and tomatoes. The Japanese built railroads and brought baseball. Koxinga, the Chinese military leader who defeated the Dutch, was born in Japan. This storied island has much to showcase as a place where cultures migrated and Indigenous cultures thrived and innovated."

For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.

Toronto Colour Festival
Aug 30
Woodbine Beach

Celebrate the end of summer with this festival of colour. All are invited to "play, chase and colour each other with dry powder. The different colours of powder are representative of showing unity among all types of people, be it your colour, gender or status, everyone is EQUAL."

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

Mera Woh Matlab Nahin Tha
Aug 29
Massey Hall

Two high school sweethearts meet after a gap of 35 years to explore why they went their separate ways. Mera Woh Matlab Nahin Tha stars two of Bollywood's veteran actors - Anupam Kher (Sense8, Silver Linings Playbook) and Neena Gupta.

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

Aug 29
Artscape Wychwood Barns

The show started off as bit of a joke -- when a crew member of the Classical Theatre Project, a company that stages Shakespeare plays for high school students, noticed a poster for a beer called Shakes Beer. The idea of the show is to demystify classical theatre and bring in a new audience. This production presents the complete (abridged) works of Shakespeare, while patron sip on their choice of ales.

For more information, check out the ShakesBeer website.

In Concert: Earth, Wind & Fire
Aug 28
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Earth, Wind & Fire are in town. That's all that needs to be said.

For more information, check out the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre website.

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