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5 things to do this weekend: spicy food fest & art in the Distillery District

A worker installs 13-foot model of a Beluga whale at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum for the exhibition 'Water.' THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young.

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

Sept. 3-5, 2011

For Families: This weekend is your last chance to check out the Water exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum, showcasing the cultural and scientific importance of the planet’s most precious resource. Runs through until Mon. Sept. 5. Adult tickets are $24, kids are $16. rom.on.ca

For Visitors: Check out and buy the work of some of Toronto’s local artists at ArtFest in the city’s historic Distillery District near Parliament and Front streets. Runs through until Monday. Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Artisansatthedistillery.com

For Singles: Test your tastebuds at the Hot & Spicy Food Festival at Harbourfront. There will be cooking demonstrations, live music, a marketplace and, of course, spicy eats. Runs through until Mon. Sept. 5. Free. Harbourfrontcentre.com

For Charity: Support Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts by attending the Concert for Japan at Downsview Park. It’s a two-day event with a rock-focus on Saturday and a pop focus on Sunday. Sept. 3 and Sept. 4. One day pass is $75. Two-day pass is $130. Kids are free. Concertforjapan.org

For Kicks: Enjoy all things Italian at the annual Fiera Tarantella Festival in Little Italy. There’ll be music, food and fun for kids. Runs all day Saturday and Sunday. Free. Littleitalyintoronto.ca

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