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Weekend Roundup, September 30 to October 2

Friday: Get tips from the experts (like the Cupcake Girls) at the Baking and Sweets Show

Friday, September 30
Learn how to bake like a boss at Canada’s Baking and Sweets Show, opening today at the International Centre. See the latest equipment in the demo kitchen and watch rivalries heat up (pun intended) on the competition stage. Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, “Cupcake Girls” Heather White and Lori Joyce, and The Happy Baker, Erin Bolger, will be at this weekend-long event, too.

Hear two of Canada’s star singers—who just happen to be married to each other—perform live at Massey Hall, as part of this weekend’s Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival. Chantal Kreviazuk performs with a symphony orchestra and a special guest – Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida.

It’s an A.V. Club member’s dream. The Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show showcases state-of-the-art consumer products and technologies, with full-scale home theatre setups and music systems. The show opens today at Le Méridien King Edward Hotel.

Saturday: Flightpath is Nuit Blanche's showcase piece at Nathan Phillips Square

Saturday, October 1
A woman rolls a rock down Yonge Street. Humans soar like birds above Nathan Phillips Square. Actors mock-arrest members of the public. Yup, it must be Scotiabank Nuit Blanche time again. The city-wide contemporary art feast runs from sunset to sunrise.

Sip, swig, and slurp flavourful creations from some of the city’s great chefs and restaurants at Soupalicious, taking place at Hertiage Court, Exhibition Place. An abundance of belly-warming soups are on offer, and chef Corbin Tomaszeski hosts a series of cooking demonstrations.

Sing, “come on you Reds!” in between bites from a French fry sandwich while watching Major League Soccer at BMO Field. Today, Toronto FC take on Thierry Henry and the New York Red Bulls.

Sunday: The Evergreen Brick Works fills up with foodies today (photo by Craig Moy)

Sunday, October 2
Eat your way around Southern Ontario, without leaving the city. Local growers, ranchers, and fishers supply the goods for the Picnic at the Brick Works, where Toronto chefs, vintners and brewers will serve up savoury creations.

Free, family-friendly, fall activities are on at Downsview Park’s Annual Fall Fair, including a lumberjack competition, and the chance get up close to a peregrine falcon and a great horned owl. There’s also face painting, pumpkin carving, and roaming buskers.

Hilarity is sure to ensue when Jon Dore hosts a performance featuring Mike MacDonald, Jessica Holmes and Carla Collins at Comedy Night in Canada, tonight at Massey Hall.

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