Friday Night Live@ROM! Image courtesy of the ROM.
Status: Last call
What: Friday Night Live @ the ROM
When: Friday June 22 from 6 to 11 p.m, the last of a 10-week series.
Where: You guessed it: the ROM. Pop-up bars stationed in galleries throughout the museum serving cocktails and fare from Fidel Gastro’s (oh, those sloppy Joses!)
Buzzworthy notes: Belgian goodies from WaffleBar starting at $5; live DJ and a performance by Down With Webster’s Diggy; a $9 cover charge, plus a chance to upgrade ticket to see the new feature exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James Ltd., which opens the next day.
Status: One night only.
What: Beauty Night’s Scent Bar Party
When: Thursday June 21, 201 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Where: Lord’s Shoes on 2932 South Granville Street, Vancouver
Buzzworthy notes: Create your own signature “purefume” or cologne from over 40 pure essential oils at Smell This! Aromatherapy’s mobile scent bar at Lord’s Shoes. Feel-good bonus? 50 per cent of the $25 ticket goes toward the Beauty Night Society, which helps to build self-esteem in women and youth living in poverty in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Status: Just getting started
What: Former pop-up taqueria La Carnita sets up permanent shop at Bathurst and College Streets.
When: Doors officially opened on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Where: 501 College Street at Bathurst.
Buzzworthy notes: Fans of the mobile food vendor that combined street art with street food can now get their year-round fix of Mexican eats like avocado mango salad and paletas (lime pie with crumbled graham crackers).
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Status: Get ‘em while they’re here
What: L.A.-based Canadian artist Geoff McFetridge designs a limited-edition Canada Day collection for classic Canadian sportswear brand North Star.
When: Launching Thursday June 21, 2012.
Where: Magic Pony on 680 Queen Street West.
Buzzworthy notes: The iconic sneaker brand is back after a 20-year hiatus with a capsule collection of made-in-Canada graphic print tees, tanks and hoodies (ranging from $30-85) by acclaimed artist Geoff McFetridge – he’s worked with Nike and MTV – that celebrate our favourite symbols of Canadiana: summer and the moose.
Status: Last call
What: The last few days to catch the whimsical family Sycamore in Soulpepper Theatre Company’s production of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take It With You.
When: June 18 to 21, all 7:30 p.m. shows.
Where: Young Centre for the Performing Arts at 50 Tank House Lane in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District.
Buzzworthy notes: The breakout romantic stylings of Canadian actor Gregory Prest; probably the funniest delivery of thought-provoking philosophical life lessons and family dysfunction on stage this year.