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5 things to do this weekend: Game night, Chinese New Year & Robbie Burns

As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in the city for all ages and interests.

Jan. 24-26, 2014

National Bridal Show Spring Show: Get prepared to say ‘I do’ this weekend as the National Bridal Show comes to the Direct Energy Centre. From flowers to DJs to bridal party gift ideas, booths will fill thousands of ideas for your spring nuptials. Wedding planning expert and host of Wedding SOS Jane Dayus-Hinch will be live at the show all weekend. Exhibition Place – Hall D, 100 Princes’ Blvd. Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brides-to-be get in for free. $15 at the door, $12 online. nationalbridalshow.com.

Chinese New Year Extravaganza: Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Horse with live music and dance performances, shopping, dining and much more at the Royal Ontario Museum. Events are included with admission to the ROM. 100 Queens Park. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. rom.on.ca.

Friday Night Games: Roll the dice and meet some new people this weekend at Friday Night Games! Enjoy interactive party games like Pictionary, Taboo, Family Feud, Scrabble, Cranium and more. Don’t be nervous if you’re not that great at games – beginners are welcome. Chalkers Pub and Billiards Bistro, 247 Marlee Ave. Friday, 7:30 p.m. $5. meetup.com.

Manulife Walk for Memories: Remember and honour those touched by Alzheimer’s at the 2014 Manulife Walk for Memories. No need to worry about the cold because this 45-minute indoor walk takes you through the PATH. The walk begins and ends at the Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place. 161 Bay Street. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. www.alzwalk.to.

Robbie Burns’ Day: Celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s most infamous poet with the live music, shortbread and of course a little haggis. Sit a spell and have your ear bent with comical stories of the great Robbie Burns at Mackenzie House, 82 Bond St. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Adults $7.08, Seniors/Youth/Children $4.42, (plus tax), 4 and under free. toronto.ca.

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