News: Must-attend CRBA annual general meeting, on stage at the Young Centre, Far Away Eyes talks business

HAPPY NEIGHBOURHOOD ROCKS: The winter may be cold and wet, but there’s still a lot of happiness to be found in Corktown and the Distillery. Photo by Dan Philips.

The biggest news of the week: the Corktown Residents & Business Association meets for their ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Tuesday, February 5. It’s a must-attend meeting for all Corktown residents and business owners, as it’ll mark the election of the 2013 Board of Directors for the neighbourhood. Please note that you must be a paid-up member of the CRBA to stand for election or vote — so bring your membership card or some cash to join up.

Like always, the meeting will take place in the back room of the DOMINION ON QUEEN (Queen & Sumach) at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there.

Lots going on in Corktown’s theatres this week. In addition to A Woman Of No Importance at the Alumnae Theatre — on stage until February 9 — the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery District has a bunch of shows set to debut. On February 6, the George Brown School of Performing Arts opens A Fond Husband. The next night, on February 7, Soulpepper unveils their production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. And on Saturday, February 10, catch a one-time performance of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, starring Toronto’s theatre critics.

On Saturday, February 9, the East End Comedy Revue returns to the Dominion on Queen with an all-star line-up of comedians. Headlining this month is Dave Hermstad of the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with tickets running $20 or $60 for a table of four.

The Extension Room, Corktown’s favourite dance-based fitness studio, has added a bunch of new programs for new mothers. Your first class will cost only $5, with very affordable multi-class packages available.

The Grid’s Ian Worang has a profile on Far Away Eyes, one of the great Corktown boutiques at Queen & Parliament.

Lastly, in case you missed it, Waterfront Toronto has posted their January 2013 newsletter, with construction updates on the Pan-Am Games Athletes’ Village.

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