Eek! We have been neglecting our blog lately but the slate of upcoming events in this neighbourhood is so incredible that a blog post with all of them in one place is required! (Be sure to keep up with local news and events on our Facebook page or on Twitter?)
Read to the end because there are a lot of VERY COOL things! Support our local businesses and all the efforts reflected here!
queer east poetry (presented by DECA Pride) – Nov 15
Please join us for a night of queer words. (FB invite here)
Featuring: Margaret Christakos, Kirby, Kari Ross-Vance, & brandy ryan. Hosted by Kerry Manders.
Admission is FREE
- beer and wine available for purchase, along with regular coffee shop fare
- venue has a ramp and first floor accessible washroom
DECA Pride is an LGBTQ+ group supported by DECA. For more info, join the facebook group or send an email to be added to the email list.
Art Slam – Friday Nov 9
Artists will have one hour to create their pieces live and go from blank canvas to creative masterpieces.
When the hour is up and the brushes hit the floor, the audience will vote for their top two art creations. The top prize winners will receive a $100 gift card from Deserres and $50 gift card from Fresh Paint Studio.
The artwork that is created will also be auctioned off and partial proceeds from the sale of each piece will be donated to charity. For this event, they have partnered with Muskoka Brewery to provide the beer!
- Proceeds from all beer sales will go to support SKETCH Working Arts for Homeless Youth.
- The evening will also feature the musical vibes of DJ Marlove.
Admission: Pay What You Can (partial proceeds to SKETCH Working Arts for Homeless Youth).
Find out more: https://www.freshpaintstudio.ca/the-art-slam/
Neighbourhood Toy Store Day – Nov 10
So much happening at Silly Goose this weekend. This is Saturday’s event – keep reading to see what’s happening on Sunday! Save the tax all day and so many fun events.
Open Mic Night – Nov 10
Saturday Nov 10th
Saturday November 10, doors at 7, reading at 7:30. No need to register or RSVP, just come on down.
Firefly Creative Writing, 1898 Danforth Ave, unit 2. It’s fully wheelchair accessible and a short stroll from the Woodbine subway station.
$10 at the door will support their scholarship fund. If that’s too steep, they’ll gladly make an exception. If you can kick in a little more, scholarship-ees will thank you!
Come early to grab a seat or beanbag. If they overfill, they’ll need to close the doors.
Kids’ Book Reading & Signing- Nov 11
Make sure to visit Silly Goose Kids on Sunday from 3:00-4:30pm for a free book reading and signing with Heather Smith and Alice Carter, author and illustrator of Angus All Aglow.
The book is about Angus who loves sparkle. One day he wears his grandma’s necklace to school and get teased, but a little girl sticks up for him and shows him kindness and acceptance. Angus All Aglow is a gentle story of acceptance, generosity and friendship, and reminds us that it only takes one kind gesture to restore your sparkle, and returning the kindness can make you glow from the inside out.
Open Rhodes Art Show & Sale – Nov 10 & 11
The show is always held on the second weekend in November for two days. Saturday, Nov 10th and Sunday, Nov 11th from 1:00 – 7:00pm.This year, we are raising funds for the East End Children’s Centre. There will be a raffle and any donations are greatly appreciated. Several pieces of artwork of participating artists will be raffled. Artist Raffle will be conducted by local officials Sunday November 11th at 6:30 pm.
Save the date!
DECA’s Festival Of Lights – Nov 24 from 5-6 (email us if you want to volunteer – we are always looking for helpers!)
DECA Annual General Meeting – Nov 26 (evening) details tbd
DECA meet & greet info sessions – Nov 14 (2pm) and Nov 22 (10am) – details tbd