Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Away again
The vast editorial staff at your Newsletter is out of the office again for a few days this week. This version, therefore, is an early bird edition. Unlike our usual thoughtful analysis of world events, this week’s work is limited to quick announcements of all the stuff that’s happening this weekend and next week.

Quick announcements

Av is hosting another in his successful series of wine and food tastings. This one features six California versions of French varietal grapes together with matching hors d’oeuvres. Thursday, March 15, 6:30 pm. $25. For all the details, click on www.jamcafe.net/events Reservations at (416) 921255. 195 Carlton.

The Flying Beaver

It’s their first anniversary weekend so Heather and Maggie are throwing a party. They’ll be opening at noon on Saturday with giveaways, specials and all kinds of party events. On Sunday, they’re highlighting the Rosemary Galloway Trio at their Jazz Brunch (tickets are $20 including brunch) and in the evening, it’s time for their official Anniversary Party. Find out more at http://www.pubaret.com/. 488 Parliament.

Open Mic with Porter
Porter has moved her act to the Winchester Kitchen & Bar (51A Winchester). You’ll catch up with her on Sunday at 8 pm. On Friday, it’s BTH, a soul, afro band. Check the details at http://www.winchesterkitchen.com/calendar/month.php

St Patrick’s Day

House on Parliament

Start St Paddy’s Day early. On Thursday, March 15 at 8 pm, the Gilchrist-Canavan Irish Dancers return for an encore performance. Watch them while you enjoy some oysters and Guiness. They’ll be back on Saturday at 8 pm as well. For regular announcements from the HoP, click on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/House-on-Parliament/116426921766667 454 Parliament

Stout Irish Pub

Erin has a big weekend planned. You can start with a her party on Friday night, St Paddy’s Eve. On Saturday, celebrations continue from 11 am with Celtic Dancers, green beer, a heated tent on the patio and specially priced jello shots and Jameson’s whiskey. http://www.stoutirishpub.ca/ 221 Carlton

The Ben Wicks

Robert has a special menu and entertainment waiting for you. There’ll be cheddar & ale soup, corned beef & cabbage stew and Irish coffee cake. The One Shot Band is providing the entertainment. Saturday March 17 from 8:30 pm. For info about the band, click on http://theoneshotband.com/ and, of course, check out http://www.benwickspub.com/ 424 Parliament

The Winchester Kitchen & Bar

St Patrick’s party planned. Details to be announced. Check their website at http://www.winchesterkitchen.com/calendar/month.php 51A Winchester

Calendar of events


Open for lunch on Mondays. New hours: Monday from 11 am to 3 pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. http://www.merryberry.ca/ 559 Parliament

Jazz at The Cobourg

Sunday at 9 pm. Every week, jazz giants perform here. Beautiful music in a beautiful room. 533 Parliament

Customer appreciation at PeartreeCustomer Appreciation Month throughout March. New York sirloin for $12.99 (regularly $17.99) and grilled Atlantic salmon for $11.99 (regularly $14.99) Weekly draw to win a dinner for two. Check out the menu and specials at http://dine.to/profile_features.php?feature=website&id=3146 507 Parliament

Olio Part II

MJG Gallery (555 Parliament). It’s a collection of works by 18 artists. Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm.

Kendall’s Moving sale

It’s still under way with lots of specials worth seeing. 541 Parliament. http://www.kendallandco.ca/

Vegetarian brunch on the weekends

Mylk Uncookies (253 Gerrard). Starting on Saturday March 24. Sweet and savoury crepes by Chef Pascal Poilbout - organic and vegetarian with vegan and gluton free options. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. (Regulars at the Riverdale Farmers Market will recognize Pascal – he makes his crepes there.)

A night with Susan Klonowski.

Vibrant works of art on traditional subjects. Cranberries (601 Parliament) on Friday March 23 from 7 to 10 pm.

Acceleration 2012

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Works by five acclaimed choreographers. March 28 to 31, 9 pm, Winchester Street Theatre (80 Winchester). Tickets are $15 and $19. Call (416) 967-6887 and http://www.schooloftdt.org/

Media reports


Inside Toronto has a good article on the new English as a second language school being started at the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre (424 Parliament). http://www.insidetoronto.com/news/local/article/1314112--cabbagetown-arts-centre-to-offer-esl-classes