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5 things to do this weekend: Blooms, Bollywood dance and a pig roast

March 14-16, 2014

St. Patrick’s Week: The Ceili Cottage pub in Leslieville does its own take on St. Paddy’s Day with a whiskey night, oyster-shucking contest, Lord of the Flies pig-head roast and Irish dancers. The Ceili Cottage, 1301 Queen S. E. Friday-Monday. ceilicottage.com

Canada Blooms: Spring might feel like a distant prospect, but taking part in garden workshops and checking out the artfully arranged flowers at this annual show might help. Direct Energy Centre, 100 Princes’ Blvd. March 14-23. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $13-17. canadablooms.com

Bollywood Dance Canada: Expect hip hop, bhangra and infectious South Asian dance as teams from across North America go head to head. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 8 Garamond Ct. Saturday. 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. $25. desiticket.ca

Free Friday Film: The U of T’s Cinema Studies Student Union screens The Buena Vista Social Club — an engaging doc about aging Cuban musicians brought out of retirement. Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave. Friday. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. cinssu.ca

Rouge Park hike: True wilderness right next to Scarborough’s cookie-cutter subdivisions? See it for yourself on a guided nature hike. Rouge Park. Saturday-Sunday. 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Free. rougepark.com

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