Friday, 1 February 2013

Hello February!

This week we say Hello to February: Black History Month, we prepare for the NFL Super Bowl XLVII, and start planning for Valentine's Day.

We've got a jam packed post for you to enjoy, let's get to it.

Black History Month

Each year, the City of Toronto is proud to support events and exhibits scheduled for Black History Month, inviting members of the public to explore and celebrate the heritage, traditions and culture of African-Canadians.

Many events are happening all over the city, here are the ones you should check out close to home:

Daniels Spectrum invites you to join the 3MW Collective as they celebrate the Opening Reception of a new gallery exhibit that will be displayed on the second floor of Daniels Spectrum.  

3MW is a group of three mixed-race women artists using portraiture in both painting and photography to address ideas of mixed-race identity.
The subjects in their work are people who have parents, grandparents, and ancestors from different cultural backgrounds. The faces of these “models” do not conform to society’s outdated notions of human classification. These faces are loaded with issues of colonialism, racism, shadeism, as well as questions of history and identity.
This exhibit is TONIGHT, Friday, February 1st from 7 - 9pm.
FREE at Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St.
Tomorrow in the Ada Slaight Hall at Daniels Spectrum -
Syncopation: Life in the Key of Black celebrates the achievements, recognizes the struggles and salutes the under appreciated contributions of countless Black entertainers.
On display at the gallery during Black History Month 2013
Tickets are $10 and available only at the door.
For more information please visit or call 647-853-7345
About Archie Alleyne: The Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund (AASF), honouring award-winning Canadian jazz legend Archie Alleyne, provides financial assistance to young musicians pursuing postsecondary music education.

Fourth Eye Gallery (438 Parliament St.) presents: 
The Visual Evolution of Dancehall Culture in Toronto
A Photo Exhibition by Lesia Bailey.

The opening reception is tomorrow, Saturday, February 2 from 5-11pm and the exhibit 
runs through till Saturday, February 16.
All events are FREE, any questions about the exhibit email:

For more Black History Month events available throughout the city check out
Now magazine's comprehensive listing on their site for your viewing pleasure: 

Super Bowl XLVII

Have you made reservations for Super Bowl Sunday yet?
There are great places in Cabbagetown to watch with friends and cheer on your favourite team.
This year, the teams are playing in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Superstar Beyonce will be performing during the half-time show.

Enjoy the game at Stout Irish Pub (221 Carlton St.) with all your friends. Reservations ONLY: 647 344 7676

Ben Wick's Pub at 424 Parliament St. invites you to join them on Sunday, February 3.

Alice's Place (554 Parliament St.) will be hosting Karaoke on Sunday with the main bar screens showing the game. Double fun!

The Flying Beaver Pubaret (488 Parliament St.) is waiting for you with cold beer and three tvs and stereo sound.
Limited seating so make a reservation by writing or calling 647.347.6567

Community News

The Cabbagetown BIA is happy to welcome Cafe Olya to our neighbourhood.
Cafe Olya is located at 540 Parliament St. and focuses on quality over quantity. Fresh pastries are baked every day just for you.

Check them out for yourself, Mike and Oly will be pleased to meet you.

Face Furniture Optical is happy to announce that they are adding an Optometrist to their team. The doctor will be on site every Wednesday.