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Royal Agricultrual Winter Fair

Hot Date: Rural Revelry at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

There’s much ado about horses (and a whole bunch more) at “The Royal”

NOVEMBER 2 TO 11  The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair celebrates its 90th year of bringing the best of rural life to the big city. The largest event of its kind in the world, it combines a farm and livestock show with and equestrian competition, plus delicious food, giant vegetable displays, dog shows, a rodeo and more. Exhibition Place, $14 to $20, Royal Horse Show $38 to $57 and up; call 416-263-3400 or click here for more information.  —Ana Taveira

Weekend Roundup, November 4 to 6

Friday: Grace Kelly comes to the TIFF Bell Lightbox (photo courtesy of the Archives du Palais Princier-Monaco)

Friday, November 4
See the amazing dresses and other glamorous artifacts at the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s exhibition Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess. In addition to the retrospective, TIFF is also presenting a film series entitled Icy Fire: The Hitchcock Blonde, featuring Alfred Hitchcock films starring Kelly and  contemporaries such as Eva Marie Saint and Kim Novak.

Don’t miss out on the final weekend of Opera Atelier’s Don Giovanni. Baritone Phillip Addis plays the title character in this staging of Mozart’s classic dark comedy.

Celebrate Canada’s rural roots and discover contemporary farming innovations at the 87th annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, beginning today at Exhibition Place. The festival features fun competitions and exhibits, seminars about healthy living, and family entertainment for all.

Read on for more events on Saturday and Sunday!

Weekend Roundup, November 6th to 8th

Don’t let November winds and single-digit temperatures keep you from enjoying another weekend packed with things to do.

Friday: See Prince Charles, Camilla and pretty horses at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Friday: See Prince Charles, Camilla and pretty horses.

Friday, November 6th
Wave to a noble couple as the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall participate in the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair’s grand-opening ceremony. Admission is free between 8:30 and 10 a.m; Charles and Camilla are scheduled to appear at 10:15 a.m.

Navigate the PATH, a 27-kilometre network of underground walkways linking shops, services, eateries, accommodations, attractions and transit in Toronto’s downtown core.

Show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Aretha Franklin, acclaimed soul, gospel and R&B singer, as she performs in concert tonight. (more…)