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5 things to do this weekend: Festival of beer, Taste of Toronto & burlesque

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

July 25-27, 2014

Toronto’s Festival of Beer: What goes better with a summer weekend than exploring great local beer and food. Try some of the over 300 brands at the festival, including Steam Whistle, Flying Monkey, Banks, Mad & Noisy, Triple Bogey and Junction Craft Brewing. K-OS, The Trews and Matthew Good will each headline a night on the main stage. Friday to Sunday. Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place. Tickets start at $39.50. beerfestival.ca

Haunted Toronto Scavenger Hunt: Bring a flashlight and hear tales of intrigue, betrayal, and revenge on this after dark scavenger hunt through Toronto’s most haunted places. Meet outside the Royal Ontario Museum and get ready for a spooky, fun evening. Friday, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $30 – $39. urbancapers.com

Taste of Toronto: Foodies prepare to delight in some of the best local cuisine has to offer at the Taste of Toronto. The event will feature some of Toronto’s most celebrated chefs and rising stars. There will also be a boutique food and drink market. Thursday to Sunday. Child: $15, Adult: $30, VIP: $100. tasteoftoronto.com

Black Creek Community Farm Festival: Explore the peacefulness of the country in the city at the second annual Black Creek Community Farm Festival. Bring the family and enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, farm cooked food, entertainment and more. 4929 Jane St. Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free. everdale.org

Toronto Burlesque Festival: Explore the exciting and sometimes shocking world of burlesque at the Toronto Burlesque Festival. Leave your inhibitions at the door as you are entertained by gorgeous stripteases, outrageous performance art, humour and more at the Revival Nightclub and The Virgin Mobile Mod Club. If you’re feeling a little daring, why not take part in one of the workshops offered. 783 College St. Thursday to Sunday. $30 – $39. torontoburlesquefestival.com

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