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5 things to do this weekend: Cat film fest, Shakespeare with beer, and tidying parks

CityNews | posted Friday, Apr 17th, 2015

April 17-19, 2015

Just for Cats Festival: Light sabre cats. Cats in boxes. Cats on parade. This feline film festival boasts the best from the wide world of Internet cat videos. Screenings will be preceded by a Toronto Humane Society adopt-a-thon, so you don’t have to show up cat in hand. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. (Adopt-a-thon starts at 5:30 p.m.). $22.75, VIP: $100. justforcats.ca

Bellwoods Flea: Nothing says spring like a browsing through a neighborhood flea market. Bellwoods Flea’s season kicks off on Saturday with jewellery, home decor, and other trinkets on display from local vendors. #Hashtag Gallery and Magpie Taproom, 801 and 831 Dundas St. W. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. facebook.com/bellwoodsflea

Great Cloth Diaper Change: Baby caregivers will roll up their sleeves and ready their diaper pins as they join a global effort to set a new world record for the most babies changed into reusable cloth diapers at once. The previous record of 8,459 was set last year. Diaper-eez, 2309 Bloor St. W. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. diaper-eez.com

ShakesBeer: The complete works of Shakespeare (Abridged): What’s the best way to watch a three-man cast perform 37 plays in 75 minutes? With a beer in hand, of course. For the third year in a row, The Classical Theatre Project mounts this comprehensive show and local breweries offer up suds to help the sonnets go down smoothly. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $49-$79. shakesbeer.ca

Clean Toronto Together 2015: Get your local park spic and span for the upcoming green season by joining one of the more than 150 park cleanups across the city. Various locations. Saturday and Sunday, various times. Free. parkpeople.ca


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