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Weekend Roundup, July 8 to 10

Friday: Grab some prix fixe grub at Brassaii and other Summerlicious restaurants

Friday, July 8
Sample the food of your favourite restaurants in the city—or discover a new favourite—when Summerlicious begins this Friday. Dine for less with specially created prix-fixe menus at over 100 eateries throughout the city such as Canoe, Pangaea, and Brassaii.

Experience the eclectic sights and sounds of Mexico as the Corazon de Mexico arts fiesta begins its weekend-long stint at Harbourfront Centre. Traditional and modern performances happening along the lively waterfront include cumbia musician Celso Piña and high-energy salsa band Sugar Heat. If the dancing makes you hungry, make sure you grab some authentic Mexican tostadas with lime and chia agua fresca.

Explore reality, imagination and the spaces in between by taking in The Glass Room at Gladstone Hotel’s Art Bar. Here, Toronto artists Karen Crawford, Laine Groeneweg, Xris Kukiel and Franklin Reeves express their uniqueness and commonalities through drawing, painting, and printmaking.

Saturday: Jane Krakowski and other stars sing Broadway hits

Saturday, July 9
Enjoy a dazzling evening under the stars as the BlackCreek Music Festival continues with its presentation of The Very, Very Best of Broadway. Led by musical director Marvin Hamlisch, a cast including Jane Krakowski, Audra McDonald and Martin Short lends voice to a range of timeless show tunes.

Revel in the nostalgic sounds of the ’70s when Grammy Award-winning rocker Peter Frampton takes the stage at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of his landmark concert album Frampton Comes Alive.

Browse an extensive mix of paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, ceramics, glass art and jewellery from more than 500 artists at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Canada’s largest outdoor art showcase is free and runs all weekend at Nathan Phillips Square.

Sunday: See if Will Power can defend his title at the Honda Indy

Sunday, July 10
Watch Lake Shore Boulevard turn into a racetrack during the Honda Indy, as pro drivers including Dario Franchitti, Will Power, Alex Tagliani and Danica Patrick speed around the Exhibition Place circuit. Among other things, fans can also peruse a display of Ferrari automobiles.

With over 150 independent theatrical productions taking place at 30 venues across the city—the Toronto Fringe Festival leaves no one wanting for entertainment. See a show or two, then participate in a workshop or take in a live musical performance or visual arts display.

When visiting the Toronto Zoo, you can usually expect to encounter the usual monkeys, penguins and zebras, but this weekend you can also meet Scooby Doo, Bugs Bunny and more of your favourite cartoon characters!

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