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Mix of Six: August 13 - 15

Conscious Food Festival: This celebration of local food and sustainability features tastings, exhibits, seminars, an urban farm, all from vendors located within 100 miles of the fest site — such as the all-natural, locally produced beer from Amsterdam Brewing, Leslieville Cheese Market and more. $18 advance, $23 door. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 & 15, Fort York National Historic Site.

Arcade Fire: As we learned from last week’s cover story, Montreal certainly knows how to throw an awesome outdoor concert. Luckily for us, Montreal’s Arcade Fire is bringing the awesome to Toronto. $47 advance, plus ferry and $1 donation. 4 p.m. Aug. 14, Olympic Island.

Crystal Castles: Toronto-bred experimental electronic duo Crystal Castles may avoid the press, but they’re adored by media and fans alike. Aug. 14, Kool Haus, $30. www.theguvernment.com.

Hot & Spicy Food Festival: Test the limits of your tastebuds (and your tolerance for pain) at this celebration of all things that burn. Hot sauce from around the world will be on sale, plus samples of spicy food, the International Iron Chef Competition and more. Aug. 13 & 15, Harbourfront Centre.

Parkas: Calling your swan song album You Should Have Killed Us When You Had The Chance certainly leaves the door open to not being dead, so this Parkas reunion show shouldn’t give anyone a heart attack per se. With Ben Gunning, Gospel of Marmalade. Aug. 13, El Mocambo.

How Now Mrs. Brown Cow!: Written by Brendan O’Carroll, The Mrs. Agnes Brown series started out as a humble radio play in 1990 has turned into an immense success in Ireland and the UK with four bestselling novels, a movie adaptation and stage plays. Aug. 17 to Sept. 4, The Canon Theatre.

 
 
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