News & Events: Arts & Culture Night, Extension Room gets the spotlight, Prologue Lifestyle & more!

Marathon Cheer Station

WHOA-OH, YOU’RE HALFWAY THERE: Corktowners cheer Goodlife Toronto Marathon runners on Sunday, May 5. Runners crossed the halfway marker on King Street East. Photo by Matt Elliott.

Corktown News & Events for the week of May 6, 2013

DON’T FORGET! On Tuesday, May 7, the Corktown Residents & Business Association presents the second-ever ARTS AND CULTURE NIGHT at the Dominion on Queen. It starts at 7 p.m., includes a fantastic line-up of presenters and performers and is absolutely free to attend. Don’t be left-out on what’s sure to be the talk of the town for the summer.

Some great press for the Extension Room this past week, with Corktown’s favourite dance/fitness/yoga studio getting a lot of positive attention. Metro Toronto’s Jessica Smith took a hands-on look at the Extension Room’s bootcamp program, while BlogTO’s Erica Berman penned a comprehensive review of the studio, encouraging people to give it a try:  “You may just find your inhibitions melting away as you pirouette yourself to better health and fitness.”

You can take a look at the Extension Room’s busy schedule of classes on their website. Of note: the recent return of their Juice Barre, with all sorts of healthy treats.

We also saw another local business make headlines as Prologue Lifestyle got a great write-up in the Toronto Star. Writer Karen von Hahn describing the spa as a “adult Disneyland on King East.” Prologue is located in a storefront at the new King East condo building at King East & Parliament. You can check out all their services and sale items online.

In other business news, the Mill Street Beer Hall is now open in the Distillery District. BlogTO says the tasty brewery’s second location will add 565 (!) more seats to the Distillery once that patio is finished. I’ll drink to that.

On stage this week, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts pulls up the curtain on Soulpepper’s The Barber of Seville on Thursday, May 9. They call it a “free-wheeling adaptation.” It runs through June 8, 2013 with tickets starting at just $32. Buy ’em online.

On Friday, May 10, local favourite the Dominion on Queen hosts Swamperella, Toronto’s favourite purveyors of Cajun-style music for a Cajun and Zydeco Dance Party. Cover is just ten dollars at the door. Things start heating up at 9:30 p.m.

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