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Kinna Sohna (527 Queen East), home of stylish handmade Indian and Japanese designs, is throwing an open-studio spring sale. If you agree that “to adorn is to be one with life” (we sodo), you’ll want to see this dazzling collection of sarongs, jewellery, kimonos, housewares and handmade paper and stationery. Get real sandalwood bracelets starting at $14, or embroidered cushion covers from $12. Thursday and Friday (April 25 and 26), 6 to 9 pm Saturday and Sunday (April 27 and 28), noon to 6 pm, or by appointment. 416-203-0332.
Second Harvest is the city’s largest perishable food recovery program, delivering donations from grocery stores, food manufacturers, hotels and restaurants to 121 social service agencies. While it’s not the cheapest ticket in town, Second Harvest’s annual Toronto Taste fundraiser lets you be fed and liquored by the best cooks in town at one time — divine intervention from the gourmet foodaholic gods. On June 9 at the Heritage Court at Exhibition Place, guests will wander around sampling treats prepared by the likes of chefs from North 44, Susur and Hemispheres — all for only $175 (cheaper than dinner at many of the participating restaurants). Call 416-408-2594.
Children’s clothier Snug as a Bug (91 Brandon) is having a zippy little spring sale, including end-of-line finds and the house Best Value label, all just waiting to be soiled by grubby little paws. Sizes range from newborn to 6 years old. Prices start at $5.95 for sun hats, there are bins of $10 goodies, and there’ll be snacks and movies for the Mini Me’s as you shop. 416-534-6881.