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5 things to do this weekend: Nov. 1-3, 2013

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

Nov. 1-3, 2013

Fall Cottage Life Show: If you’re having cottage withdrawal, check out the Fall Cottage Life Show where exhibitors will be selling gas-free chainsaws, experts will show you how to build your own Muskoka chair and you can ogle a model cottage. Experts will also show you how to enjoy your cottage even in winter. Ice fishing anyone? International Centre. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults: $15. Weekend pass: $22. cottagelife.com

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair: Take your kids for a farm experience without ever leaving the city at the 91st Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. There will be the annual Royal Horse Show, giant vegetable contest and farm animals to see and pet. New events include an activity centre featuring face painting and tractor rides as well as a cooking competition. Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. Nov. 1-10. Free-$23. royalfair.org

CineCuba: Get your Cuban arts and culture fix at the CineCuba film festival where you can catch the North American premiere of Mandela and Fidel, as well as meet see exhibits and hear lectures featuring artists, directors and producers. The Royal Theatre, 608 College St. Nov. 1-5.  Festival VIP pass: $75. cinecuba.ca

Whiskey Live: Whiskey lovers get to sample the finest scotch from 50-plus distillers from Canada and around the world at the eighth annual Whiskey Live event. In addition to whiskey samplings, the event includes a buffet dinner and live entertainment. Westin Harbour Castle. 1 Harbour Sq. Friday, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Standard ticket: $85. whiskylive.com

Diwali (Festival of Lights): South Asians from the GTA will be celebrating Diwali, the most important holiday festival of the year. The Gerrard India Bazaar in Toronto will hold its event, featuring food, dance and music programs on the north side of Ashdale Avenue off Gerrard Street. Gerrard India Bazaar. Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. gerrardindiabazaar.com

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