Take a step back in time this weekend, with a retrospective of James Ivory films, followed by nibbles from around the world at Harbourfront. And what long weekend could be complete without a little R&R and fashion-inspired food?
Where She Goes: Toronto weekend events guide, August 3 – 7, 2012
Daniel Day-Lewis came to international attention with the critically acclaimed film, My Beautiful Laundrette, playing a tough, gay man who joins his Pakistani lover in managing a rundown London launderette. Written by Hanif Kureishi, the witty and warm movie brings together an unlikely love affair between Daniel’s character Johnny, who hangs out with racist, right-wing extremists, and Omar, who’s battling with his own familial issues. Part of a larger retrospective of James Ivory directed films, and movies that have inspired his own work. Sunday, August 5, 8pm | TIFF Cinematheque, 350 King Street West | tiff.net
Enjoy the long weekend with flavours from around the world. The newly renovated World Café at the Harbourfront Centre features some of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices, with rotating vendors all summer long. This weekend, try out Latin, Indian, Filipino and Caribbean cuisine. August 3-6 | Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West | harbourfrontcentre.com (Photo source: Svitlana Nechai)
An afternoon at the museum can be a spiritual experience too. Portable Mosques: The Sacred Space of the Prayer Rug features 30 prayer rugs created during the early 19th and early 20th centuries from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran and Turkey. The prayer rug offers a beautiful space where textiles and design become more than just something to admire and look at, but a space for practicing religion and reflection. On until September 3 | Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue (by University + Dundas), Toronto | textilemuseum.ca
Le Dolci Designer Cupcakes Class
Cupcakes never looked so chic. In this 2-hour class, learn how to transform fondant and sugary ingredients into designer confections that are too pretty too eat (but you know you will!). Learn to make handbags and clutches from some of our favorite designers and a few pieces of jewelry from the classic Tiffany collection. Bring your bling and get ready for some designer cupcake making fun! Classes are $80. August 4, 2 pm to 4 pm | Le Dolci, 1006 Dundas St. West, Toronto | www.ledolci.com (Photo source: Le Dolci Facebook Page)
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Story By: Naveen Atwal