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5 things to do this weekend: Tango festival, Brain exhibit & gourmet foods & wines

Showwei Chu | posted Saturday, Nov 22nd, 2014

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

Nov. 21-23, 2014

Tango festival: Fans of the tango can learn and practise their technique at the four-day Tango 8 Fest, which features workshops, mesmerizing performances by Argentinian masters and dance parties. Polish Hall, 206 Beverley St. Until Sunday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. $10 to $40. tango8fest.com.

Brain exhibit: A new exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre, which opened on Wednesday, explores the inner workings of the brain and how it has evolved over time through the use of art, brain imaging, and interactive elements. Brain: The Inside Story is on tour from the American Museum of Natural History and aims to capture the latest innovations in the field of neuroscience. Ontario Science Centre. Until March 29, 2015. $13 to $22. ontariosciencecentre.ca

Ice, Wine & Dine: We may be in a cold snap, but don’t let that prevent you from getting outside and attending this annual culinary event on Elm Street in downtown Toronto. Sample sumptuous eats as well as signature drinks from 18 participating restaurants, including The Queen & Beaver, Pantages Mini Bar and Oro Restaurant. There will also be ice sculptures as well as musicians and performers to watch. Saturday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Elm Street between Yonge and Bay streets. Free admission. wintermagic.ca

Gourmet food & wine expo: Savour gourmet foods, indulge in wine tasting classes with master sommeliers and watch celebrity chefs do their magic on stage at the 20th annual food and beverage expo. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. $25 to $90. foodandwineexpo.ca.

Toronto’s premier Christmas show: Christmas shopping has just been made easier with the Seasons Christmas Show marketplace, now in its 10th year, which features over 300 retailers, artisans and entrepreneurs. Friday to Sunday. International Centre in Mississauga. $13 to $15. seasonsshow.com

With files from Patricia D’Cunha

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