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The top weekend events in Toronto: May 29-31 2015

Weekend events in Toronto will have you visiting fairs and festivals across the city and beyond. desiFEST takes over Dundas Square this Saturday, filling it with the sights, sounds and flavours of South Asia. The Halal Food Fest is also happening in Mississauga this weekend, if you're looking for some top-notch cuisine to cap off your weekend. And Pedestrian Sundays return to Kensington Market this weekend.

Here are my picks for the top events happening in Toronto May 29-31, 2015.

STREET CULTURE

Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market
It's the first Pedestrian Sunday of the year in Kensington Market, where you'll find a host of street performers, food on sticks, and the Kensington's Art Fair, which has returned for a second year.

FOOD & DRINK

Rexdale Foodie Festival (May 29)
Head to the Albion Library to get a taste of what Rexdale has to offer. With food-based workshops, cooking demos, zumba dancing and play area for kids, this event has all the ingredients for a good time.

Ontario Southwest City Fare (May 30)
Explore Ontario's Southwest region through food and wine at this iYellow event. Attendees will sample dishes inspired by the region as well as a range of cider, wine and beer.

Halal Food Fest (May 30-31)
The Halal Food Fest may be a little out of the way if you live downtown, but it's worth checking out for the delicious food. The fest offers samples, stores, and a street fest. There's a bonus if you're in touch with the Toronto food truck scene, a new one will be launching at the event: The Holy Grill.

MUSIC

Focus Fridays: Bonobo DJ Set (May 29)
Hit up The Hoxton on Friday to get your groove on to the sweet sounds of Bonobo. The famed electronic DJ will be taking the stage for this week's installment of Focus Fridays.

Go HARD Toronto (May 30)
Go hard this Saturday at Go HARD Toronto. Echo Beach will be crawling with some of your favourite electronic artists when the weekend hits. Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis and more will be taking the stage.

MOVIES

Studio Ghibli Double Bill: MY Neighbor Totoro & Howls Moving Castle (May 30)
If you're looking to geek out this weekend, the Smiling Buddha is where it's at. This Saturday indulge your love of all things anime as Hayao Miyazaki films play from noon till night.

ENTERTAINMENT

Queer Nation (May 29)
Get ready for a night of drinks and dancing. One of Toronto's newest club venues, Odd Thomas, will be hosting Queer Nation this Friday.

desiFEST 2015 (May 30)
Embrace South Asian culture through food, music and shopping when desiFEST takes over Dundas Square this Saturday.

The Vintage Spectacular Dance (May 31)
If 1940's music is your thing, the vintage spectacular dance will be right up your alley. Put on your finest duds and Jitterbug over to The Rivoli to dance to a 18-piece big band performing swing music.

Toronto Rock Playoffs (May 30)
If you prefer sports over swing dancing, the Toronto Rock Playoffs are happening this Saturday. Champion's Cup Finals is taking over the ACC for Game 1 between Toronto Rock and Edmonton Rush. Grab your tickets now.

SHOPPING

Rosedale Art Fair
The Rosedale Art Fair features over 50 artists exhibiting their work in various shops and restaurants on Yonge Street. Artists, like Toronto native Harrison Taylor, will be showing some of their best work and many shops will be offering discounts. Check out participating artists and venues here.

Midnight MRKT (May 29)
Midnight MRKT on King West is a much anticipated artisanal shopping extravaganza offering a night of local retailers, street food, craft cocktails and DJs.

The Eastside Pop-Up Market
The first installment in The Eastside Pop-Up Market series kicks off this weekend in Leslieville. A huge plus, Queen Margherita Pizza will be on the scene selling food for hungry shoppers.

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