When conjuring up a mental picture of “mindfulness,” a bar probably isn’t the first setting that comes to mind. Singer, comedian, and mindfulness teacher Elaine Smookler hopes to change impressions of what it means to be mindful with the second instalment of her Mindful Martinis series at the Gladstone. It’s part cabaret, part party, part class led by Smookler, and aims to allow guests to practice being present in a boisterous space filled with entertainment and cocktails.
Cleve Jones, legendary LGBTQ rights activist and founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, comes to the 519 to help launch the community centre’s Workplace Inclusion Campaign. Hear from Jones and others about the campaign, inspired by Stonewall, U.K., and learn how you can help foster a safe, inclusive environment at work.
As of press time, the Blue Jays are returning home from their most recent road trip holding onto first place, with the addition of fan-favourite Munenori Kawasaki and the return of injured centre fielder Colby Rasmus to the lineup. Tonight, the second night of the Jays’ crucial series against the division rival Yankees is also Connect With the Jays night, an opportunity for fans to interact with the team on social media and take home some prizes. The first 15,000 fans will also receive a free T-shirt, the design of which was chosen by Twitter vote.
Be the first to laugh at jokes from the likes of Stephanie Tolev, Chris Locke, and Nile Seguin as the Ossington hosts an evening of new material from a roster of in-demand comics, whose collective credits include Just For Laughs, SF Sketchfest, and the CBC.