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5 things to do this weekend: Boat show, Neil Young concert & sake tour

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

Jan. 10-12, 2014

Boat show: Diehard boaters can check out the latest watercraft at the 56th Toronto International Boat Show this weekend. Even though it’s freezing outside, enthusiasts can enjoy a hockey rink that’s been turned into the largest indoor lake to test out canoes and boats. Direct Energy Centre. Jan. 11-19 $12-25. torontoboatshow.com

Bird counting: Rouge Park needs your help to count the avian friends in the park, which has become an annual tradition. Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP to birdcount@rougepark.com. rougepark.com

Neil Young benefit concert: The musical treasure is performing four concerts in Canada, including one in Toronto, to help raise money and awareness for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund. Jazz singer Diana Krall is the guest star. Massey Hall. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. $95-$250. masseyhall.com

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons: Contestants, including Jinkx Monsoon, Carmen Carrera and Pandora Boxx, vie for the title of best drag performer. The Danforth Music Hall. Saturday, 9:30 p.m. $25-$50. ticketmaster.ca

Sake brewery tour: Learn about the brewing process and sample some sake made by Toronto’s Ontario Spring Water Brewery Co. 55 Mill St. Building 4.  Saturdays and Sundays, 1-2 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. Until Jan. 30. $15. saketour.ca

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