News: Aquatic Centre makes a splash, East End Comedy Revue, Distillery Designers

TIME FOR A DIP: The Regent Park Aquatic Centre at Sumach Street & Dundas Street East was officially opened last week. Photo via Councillor Pam McConnell.

The new Regent Park Aquatic Centre was officially opened last week. If you haven’t been by already, it’s by all accounts an awesome venue for both youth and adults, featuring  everything from a lap pool to a bona fide Tarzan rope. Councillor Pam McConnell was on hand for the opening last week—here’s a schedule of classes and programs.

Head to the Distillery these days and you’re bound to see a gaggle of kids holding copies of Dennis Lee’s classic Alligator Pie. That’s because Soulpepper is presenting their stage adaptation of the beloved children’s book through December 2. In a review, The Grid called it a “scrumptious showcase for Lee’s poems.” You can grab tickets online.

Also at the Distillery through December 9: Magnétisme by artist Marie-Josée Roy. Displayed in the cooperage stage, this art exhibit boasts innovative use of metallic materials for work that “explores the universal forces that hold various elements together on earth.” Visit the website for more details.

On Thursday, November 22, eco boosters Fashion Takes Action hit the Distillery for a Designer Showroom Sale, featuring items by Sole Rebels and Funky Buddha Clothing. All items will be reduced by 30%.

On Friday, November 23, the Toronto Film Noir Syndicate continues their Film Fatale series with a screening of the Coen Brothers classic Blood Simple at the Dominion on Queen. Admission is $5 at the door.

On the weekend, head up to the Daniels Spectrum for the Toronto Urban Dance Symposium, a two-day festival of urban contemporary shows and pro all-styles dance battles. Visit the website for program and ticket details.

And on Saturday, November 24, the East End Comedy Revue returns with another all-star line-up of comedians at the Dominion on Queen. This month is headlined by Laurie Elliott, three-time winner of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-up Comic. Tickets are $20 each, or $60 for a table of four.

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