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All foods hot, spicy, sultry and sweet are explored in this weekend-long food fest!

Events will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Red Hot Marketplace

6:00pm –12:00am

A place to buy and sample a diverse variety of sauces, marinades and dips – all with a hot, spicy and sultry flair.

Food

Shopping

Spread the Word: A Persuasions Documentary

6:00pm – 7:30pm

A documentary on The Persuasions, the acknowledged kings of a capella, will be shown before their evening performance.

Film

Music

Jamie Kennedy’s Hot and Spicy Frites

6:00pm –10:00pm

Chef Jamie Kennedy presents a Hot & Spicy first: his special frites with hot & spicy zingy sauces.

Food

The Rhyming Chef

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Combine hip hop with culinary arts and you have The Rhyming Chef: a unique and highly entertaining live show that celebrates the global culinary scene.

Music

Food

Hilario Duran Trio

8:00pm – 9:00pm

One of the premier exponents of Latin jazz, the Cuban-born, Toronto-based pianist extraordinaire Hilario Duran is a composer, arranger, orchestra leader and educator.

Music

10 Tastes to Try Before You Die – 2 Tastes in 1

8:00pm – 9:30pm

India meets Mexico in a beautiful fusion of flavours.

Food

Tulpan

8:00pm –10:00pm

A young sailor returns home to Kazakhstan to marry the girl of his dreams, but she thinks his ears are too big. What hope does he have in winning her over?

Film

Fireguy

9:00pm

Fireguy doesn’t shy away from the heat as he juggles hot and spicy foods and eats fire.

Theatre

The Persuasions

9:30pm –11:00pm

Since 1962, The Persuasions have been a staple at concert halls, clubs and festivals the world over.

Music

Red Hot Marketplace

12:00pm –12:00am

A place to buy and sample a diverse variety of sauces, marinades and dips – all with a hot, spicy and sultry flair.

Food

Shopping

Redpath Kids Crafts

12:00pm – 8:00pm

Kids get cooking with their own hot and spicy recipe holder!

Craft & Design

Family

Dig In! For KidZ

1:00pm – 8:00pm

How do farmers fit with the global scene? Kids whose foods come from the world market taste the most locally produced food possible – food they’ve grown themselves!

Learning

Family

Salon Del Gusto – The Greenbelt Tasting Hall and Farmers’ Market

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Join farmers in a conversation about the work that they do and the wide range of foods that are available right here in Ontario.

Family

Food

Lectures

Hot, Spicy, Sultry and Sweet Dance Workshops

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Turn up the heat with dancehall, spice it up with reggaeton, slow it down with sultry belly dancing and sugarcoat it with rockabilly!

Dance

Learning

10 Tastes to Try Before You Die featuring Chef Selwyn Richards from The Art of Catering

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Food