News & Events: Haunted Walks, Villains Night at Uke Jam, Alligator Pie + more!

Corktown News for the week of October 28, 2013

Toronto Life brings us word that Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Bistro will be open for regular dinner service starting December 5, as the Gilead Wine Bar becomes permanent. Good news for fans of good food in Corktown.

Local Events for the week of October 28, 2013

On Tuesday, October 29, our friends at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse are hosting an event sure to be of interest to local history buffs. THE ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE IN ONTARIO’S HISTORY: A TEACHER’S LIFE will see author and sociologist Mille Morton tell “fascinating stories from these one-room schools and the communities they served.” The event runs starts at 7 p.m., with admission running just $12. See the flyer for reservation details.

The world-famous Corktown Ukelele Jam is getting into the spirit of the holiday with a special VILLAINS theme on Wednesday, October 30, at the Dominion on Queen. Find the details on their website.

Claudia Moore of Moonhorse Dance Theatre continues to celebrate her 60th birthday in style with further performances of  ESCAPE ARTIST at Dancemakers Centre for Creation in the Distillery District. In addition to her regular performances, this week Claudia is also offering a special pay-what-you-can performance on October 31 at 8 p.m. — a great way to spend your Halloween. Find the details at the Moonhorse website.

Speaking of Halloween, Haunted Walks are departing from the Distillery District this week, with a 90-minute “Ghosts and Spirits of Old Town” tour. On Tuesday, October 29, they’re hosting a special Halloween walk for dogs – so dress up your pooch and get ready for the spooky sights of our neighbourhood. You can buy tickets for all the Haunted Walks online.

On Saturday, November 2, work off that Halloween candy by attending a special Acu Ball workshop at the Extension Room, located in the heart of Corktown at 30 Eastern Avenue. Book your spot in advance for just $25.

And on Sunday, November 3, make your kids happy by grabbing tickets for ALLIGATOR PIE at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Returning for another year, the Soulpepper production “brings the celebrated children’s poems of Canada’s Father Goose, Dennis Lee, to vibrant theatrical life.” It’s on stage through December 1. Get ticket details online.

Finally, remember that the next public meeting of the Corktown Residents and Business Association will be held next week, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. We’ll be holding the meeting at a new location: Dixon Hall, at 489 Queen Street East. Update your calendars! More details to follow.

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