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5 things to do this weekend: Shakespeare in High Park, Taste of Lawrence & Summerlicious

Actors Marvin Ishmael, Kevin MacDonald and cast in Macbeth in July 2013. SOURCE: facebook.com/cdnstage (photographer David Hou)

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

July 4-6, 2014

Shakespeare in High Park: The dream in High Park continues for another season. Sit under the stars as you watch a Canadian Stage (CanStage) production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Titus Andronicus, which are on this year’s playbill. 1873 Bloor St. W. June 26-Aug. 31. Pay what you can ($20 donation recommended). canadianstage.com

Taste of Lawrence: Scarborough’s three-day food and culture festival features free food sampling, live entertainment, midway rides, as well as soccer skill testing and FIFA U-20 athletes for World Cup fanatics. Lawrence Avenue East from Warden to Birchmount avenues. July 4-6. Free tasteoflawrence.com

Summerlicious: Celebrate summer with a fabulous dining experience on a budget at the city’s annual culinary event. It offers three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at over 200 of the city’s best restaurants. Various locations. July 4-20. Lunch: $15-$25; dinner: $25-$45. toronto.ca/summerlicious

KidsFest: Now that school’s out, children can head over to Centre Island for some summer fun. They can revel in face painting and bouncing castles, as well as games, music and animals from Far Enough Farm. Toronto Centre Island. July 4-6. Free. centreisland.ca

Summer Music In the Park: Relive your “Dancing in the Street” moment this summer at the music series being held in Bloor-Yorkville. Some of the music showcased includes jazz, Celtic pop, Latin and swing. Village of Yorkville Park. Fridays to Sundays until Sept. 13. Free. bloor-yorkville.com

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