News & Events: Fire Works Festival at Alumnae Theatre, Women and the War of 1812, Healthy Road opening & more!

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NEW LOOK RED ROCKETS: A shot of one of Toronto’s new streetcars cruising along Queen Street East in Corktown, as part of the TTC’s testing last month. The new streetcars will start appearing on the streets for service later in 2014. Photo by coffeejoe.

Corktown News for the week of November 10, 2013

We’re delighted to note that The Healthy Road, Corktown’s newest healthy living store, will open this week in their freshly-renovated location at 518 King Street East. Come see them on Tuesday, November 12 at 10 a.m. Keep an eye on their website and check them out on Facebook for a sneak peak of the space.

Local Events for the week of November 10, 2013

Our friends at Little Trinity Church are once again offering Corktown residents a chance to pay their respects for those who fought with a Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2013. It will take place at the War Memorial near the church at 425 King Street East. The ceremony will begin at 10:55 a.m.

Theatre-goers of all stripes will not want to miss the Alumnae Theatre’s Fire Works series — “a series of new full-length plays developed at Alumnae, plus associated workshops, panel discussions and other events.” They’re offering a full schedule of shows, including MEASURE OF THE WORLD by Shirley Barrie, GLORIA’S GUY by Joan Burrows and THEORY by Norman Yeung. Visit Alumnae’s website for details on showtimes along with roundtable discussions and other unique behind-the-scenes opportunities. Individual tickets are $20, or you can buy a festival pass for just $50.

Also on stage this week, check out Alexander Showcase Theatre’s production of THE CRUCIBLE, also at Alumnae Theatre – it debuts on Friday, November 15. Tickets are available online. And over at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, don’t miss the George Brown College production of AN IDEAL HUSBAND, on stage now through Saturday, November 16. The Young Centre’s website has the details.

On Thursday, November 14, travel back in time — not literally — with a special event at the Parliament Interpretive Centre at 265 Front Street East, held to showcase the role women played in the War of 1812. The event, presented by the Ontario Heritage Trust, will feature speaker Jane Errington, a professor who specializes in he history of colonial North America, women’s/gender history, and social history. The event will kick off at 7 p.m., with tickets running just $5, or just $3 for students and seniors. For further info and details on how to RSVP, see the website.

Art aficionados should definitely head down to the Distillery District this week. Starting on Friday, November 15, the Eskimo Art Gallery is hosting a live carving event with Kuzy Curley, from Cape Dorset, Nunavut. Click here for details. Meanwhile, the Thompson Landry Gallery debuts painter Dominica Besner’s HUMANI EX MACHINA. The work will be on display through to December 3. Click here for details.

Lastly, we’d be remiss in not mentioning that our friends in Regent Park are hosting their eleventh annual REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL this week, from Wednesday, November 13 to Saturday, November 16. Emanating from the Daniels Spectrum, the festival features dozens of films and related events, all presented free. They’ve even got complimentary childcare available. Click here to download the full program as a PDF file.

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