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5 things to do this weekend: Burlington beer festival & free yoga

CityNews | posted Friday, Jul 17th, 2015

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As our regular series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto this weekend for a variety of ages and interests.

July 17-19, 2015

Yoga Meltdown: Part of the Festival of India, this free outdoor yoga class will have devotees saying ‘om’ on Centre Island. There’s also meditation, kirtan (call and response chanting), and vegan cooking demonstrations. Centre Island. Sunday. Free. yogameltdown.com

Sherway Farmer’s Market: For the Friday morning crowd, get first pick of Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables, farm-fresh eggs, lamb, cheese and other goodies right outside Sherway Gardens. The market is open throughout mall construction. 25 The West Mall. Friday, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free admission.farmfreshmarkets.ca

Shakespeare in the Park: Head out to Scarborough to see the Bard’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers in the open air. It’s the fifth year of performances at Guild Park’s Greek Theatre and this summer, actors are taking on Romeo and Juliet. 201 Guildwood Parkway. Performances run until August 9. Wednesday to Sunday, 7:30 p.m. $25, $20 for seniors and students, children under 12 free. guildfestivaltheatre.ca

Burlington Beer Festival: Step off the beaten path and take the one-hour drive to Burlington for this second-annual beer festival. Join 15,000 of your closest friends — and Batman! — to sample beer, wine, and cider on the shores of Lake Ontario. At least 30 breweries will be represented as well as dozens of local restaurants. Country music singer Beverly Mahood will perform. Spencer Smith Park, Burlington. Friday-Sunday. Tickets $35-75. burlingtonbeerfest.com

Panamania: Can’t wait for Kanye? Before the superstar closes out the Pan Am Games, check out homegrown talent all across the city. Colin James (Friday), Kiesza (Saturday), and Dragonette (Sunday) are playing free shows at CIBC Pan Am Park, while Eva Avila rocks the Distillery District on Friday. Various venues. Free. Click here for a full list of performers.

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