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The Festival of South Asia runs from noon until 11 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 16 in the Gerrard India Bazaar.

Highlights include Afghani, Bengali, Indian, and Sri Lankan cultural performances, including a debut performance of original music by Toronto Tabla Ensemble’s Ritesh Das scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday.

Wag on the Danforth at 1918 Danforth Ave. will host an adopt-a-thon for Toronto Cat Rescue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Call Toronto Cat Rescue at 416-538-8592 for information, including adoption fees.

Tennis players can give their say on how city tennis courts are managed. Until Aug. 4, fill out an online survey at as part of a larger review of 118 tennis courts. In the survey are questions on public access hours at the clubs on city property, and on the potential use of permits for open courts.

Eight months after a fire forced Xola to temporarily close their doors, the Mexican restaurant in the Queen Street East and Beech Avenue neighbourhood has re-opened to the delight of hungry patrons.

“We’re happy to be back. It’s been a warm welcome,” said Mali Fernandez, co-owner of the restaurant along with her sisters.

The restaurant has been undergoing renovations and re-opened in June.

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