News & Events: Street cat shelters, FemCab 2013 on stage, ‘Every Never After’ book launch & Earth Hour



GIMME SHELTER: A volunteer makes a home fit for a feline. Toronto Street Cats celebrates the construction of their 1,000th shelter this week. Photo via Toronto Street Cats.

The Corktown News for the week of March 18, 2013

Lots on stage this week in Corktown, starting with week three of the New Ideas Festival at Alumnae Theatre. Check out the list of shows and buy tickets by clicking here.

Just down the road, the Berkley Street Theatre Upstairs will play host to a bunch of great productions as part of Nightwood Theatre’s New Groundswell Festival. It runs through the end of the week. Tickets are just $15 — grab ’em online. The festival will include FemCab 2013, Nightwood’s annual International Women’s Day celebration, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. They’ve got a great lineup of performers this year — get your tickets while you still can.

Councillor Pam McConnell’s office has posted information about the Regent Park Aquatic Centre‘s new designation as a priority facility. This means that, effective March 6, all registration fees have been eliminated for children, youth and seniors programs, and that drop-in fees have been eliminated for everybody. (Councillor McConnell has also posted some highlights from the February meeting of Toronto City Council.)

For book lovers, the Dominion on Queen will play host to YA author Lesley Livingston this Friday, March 22 as she launches her newest novel, EVERY NEVER AFTER. Doors open at 7 p.m. Find the details here.

On Saturday, March 23, don’t forget about the Toronto Street Cats‘ celebration in honour of competition of their thousandth feral cat shelter. Things will kick off at 1 p.m. Read all about it at this link.

Later on Saturday, check out the Mill Street Brew Pub for some in-the-dark dining and drinking, as the venue marks Earth Hour in support of Earth Day Canada by turning out all the lights.

On Sunday, March 24, the Extension Room — Corktown’s favourite dance fitness studio — presents their Midwinters’ Ballet Brunch with special guests Deirdre Kelly and Vanessa Harwood. Here’s what you can expect:

Begin your morning with an Allegro Ballet Bootcamp Masterclass, then revitalize with a decadent brunch and an exploration into the complex history of the ballerina and her role onstage and off throughout history.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with the class running from 10 to 11:30 a.m, followed by brunch. Learn more about the event and book your tickets at the Extension Room’s website.

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