THE CALENDAR: May 3 to May 9

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Wednesday, May 5: Curator’s Tour, Fashionably Wrapped: The Influence of Kashmir Shawls

Where: Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Cost: Free; no reservation required.

Curator Natalia Nekrassova leads a tour in the galleries of the Textile Museum of Canada that illustrates the influence of cashmere. Learn how the fabric evolved from its humble Indian origins into one of the most sought-after luxury fabrics on the market today.

Thursday, May 6 to Sunday, May 9: Lacoste Footwear Warehouse Sale

Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd., Hall 6 Entrance

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It’s time to put away the boots, get a pedi, and stock up on great spring shoes and sandals! Save up to 80 percent off at this weekend’s Lacoste warehouse sale.

Sunday, May 9: Mother’s Day Tea Tasting at the Bata Shoe Museum

Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W.

Time: 1 to 3 p.m

Cost: $30 per person; $25 for members

Reservation: Email, or call 416-979-7799 x 445

Pamper your mom (and yourself!) this Mother’s Day. Learn about the history and worldwide importance of tea, the art of brewing the perfect pot, and taste a variety of gourmet teas. Afterward, enjoy a guided tour of the Bata Shoe Museum’s highlights. P.S. Part of the proceeds go to breast cancer research.

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