170. Aug. 18-21 Multicultural Toronto Weekend

Punjabi Dancers. Image©Ruth Lor Malloy 2011

Is there another way to say a lot is happening this weekend in the free or almost- free multicultural department? Making choices is the problem. I seem to say this every week.

On Thursday, the 18th, there’s a lesson in making Korean kimchi. This is that spicy cabbage found on every Korean table. Arthur Murray studios is offering a free lesson in the Tango and Salsa. Tasty Thursdays at City Hall will be selling international food for $7 at lunch time – not exactly free, but close for what you get. The Havana Cultura Cuban cultural festival starts its four-day run in restaurants and bars. Entry is free, but the food and booze is not.

Friday is the beginning of the biggest festival. The Canadian National Exhibition starts on August 19 and goes on until the 5th of September. There’s time to see it on week days. Masala! Mehundi! Masti! is a celebration of South Asian Culture. It goes on for three days and includes an Afghan pop artist and Punjabi dance. I hope the Punjabis are those wonderful male dancers in blue, orange, and red I saw some years ago at Harbourfront. They were teaching as well as performing. They were lots of fun.

On Saturday, the Voice of the Nations Showcase will be at Mel Lastman Square. It is offering Christian fine arts and music with artists from different cultural and denominational backgrounds. On Sunday, it will be at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Please let me know if I’ve missed any.

I can’t get to all of these, so please, please send me a report and some pictures if you go to any. I might even post them on this Blog.

For details, times, locations, and web-sites, please visit my: www.TorontoMulticulturalCalendar.com.

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