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First weekend of March comes marching in with fun

Beer is seen in this undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Toby Talbot

The arrival of March means that St. Patrick’s Day and spring are just around the corner! As you await for their arrival, below are some events to enjoy right now in the city. Just because it is winter that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Have a great weekend.


Toronto Winter Brewfest
Warm up in more ways than one this weekend, while enjoying a local libation at Toronto Winter Brewfest. Sample more than 150 beers from across Ontario and Quebec while indulging in gourmet food from Toronto’s best food trucks at the Evergreen Brickworks. The festival is marked off in three different sessions — Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening. Click here for ticket availability. And if you’re wondering, why would I drink cold beer on a cold day? As the great Cliff Clavin would say, “it actually results in a more comfortable body temperature.”

Toronto Marlies ’90s Night!
Dust off your Doc Martens and grow out that mullet cause it’s a ’90s throwback at Coca-Cola Coliseum this Saturday. The Toronto Marlies will celebrate their first ever ’90s night with rad music and dope activities for the whole family! The first 3,500 fans through the gates will get a totally awesome Marlies fanny pack — what’s more ’90s than that??? Click here for tickets. It’s sure to be all that and a bag of chips!

Antique market and vintage clothing shows
If you are looking for antique and vintage finds, head down to the Toronto Antique & Vintage Market and the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show this weekend. Browse the various vendors selling antique furniture and textiles, architectural salvage, vinyl records, vintage clothing from the 1920s and antique jewelry. Admission to the clothing show is included with admission to the vintage market.

Toronto Zoo Polar Dip
Polar bears need your help, and this weekend, some people are doing their part to raise awareness for polar bear conservation by taking the plunge. On Saturday, the Toronto Zoo will be holding its Polar Dip where several brave souls will be taking a dip into icy-cold waters. Afterwards, a post-splash party will be held for those who took the plunge and others visiting the Zoo. Those taking part in the dip need to register, but the fundraising efforts will continue once the event is done.