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Fall Events 2018

Nov 15 Thu 6:30 pm
Bedford Academy
MID-WEEK FUN AT THE BEDFORD ACADEMY
Bloor/Bedford
Join Bruce for mingling and dinner in a reserved private cozy bar, with elevator access and washrooms on the same floor, at the Bedford Academy Pub, 36 Prince Arthur. Food choices are excellent, with a wide range of wines, domestic and imported beer at this interesting establishment. To reserve, please contact Bruce at buttimore@rogers.com (preferred) or 416-594-1293.
Nov 16 Fri 6 pm
Harbourfront
INDIAN BUFFET AT HARBOUR CLUB
York Quay Harbourfront
Join Irene P. at this very popular evening buffet at her condo restaurant. Menu: Mulligatawny soup, Salads: cucumber & tomato, yogurt, chickpeas; Curries: spicy goat, spicy beef, vegetarian; chicken: tandoori, butter, briyani, tikka; basmati rice, chickpeas, naan dhal, Indian-style potatoes, samosa. Desserts: gulab jamun, mango mousse, rice pudding, cream caramel, fruit salad. $18.94 p/p plus tax and tip. The $5 UKC levy will apply. Meet Irene in the 10th floor lounge at 99 Harbour Square at 6 pm. Please contact her at 416-203-1563 or irenephillips@hotmail.com.
Nov 17 Sat 3:45 pm
Climax Jazz Band
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND - THE LEASIDE PUB
Laird south of Eglinton
New Phone to Call
Join Peter (filling in for Marilyn) at the Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive. This is three blocks south of Eglinton at the north west corner of McCrae. (Bus stop right outside the Pub.) The Climax Jazz Band plays tradition New Orleans style jazz and is a legend in Toronto. There is great pub food plus a $10 steak special on Saturday afternoons. No cover charge to hear this great band, only the $5 UKC levy. There is only a small parking lot, but street parking is available. Please register no later than Thursday evening so we can reserve our table. This is a very busy club and reservations are essential. Contact peterdean007@hotmail.com or 416-268-7788.
Nov 18 Sun 6 pm
Squire and Firkin
DINNER/MINGLING - SQUIRE PUB RESTAURANT
Bloor/Islington
Join Chris for mingling and drinks, followed by dinner. Enjoy a beer, wine or cocktail and complimentary snack platters provided by the pub before we sit down to dinner about 7:15 pm. This is a great event for new members so please invite your single friends, but remind them of the $5 UKC levy. Location: 3335 Bloor St W, just 2 blocks east of Islington subway station. Street parking available, as well as free street parking one block south on Lothian Ave, the street beside the pub. Reservations are not needed, please just drop in. If you have questions contact Chris at 647-205-1936.
Nov 20 Tue 6 pm
Jazz
REX HOTEL JAZZ & BLUES BAR
Queen/ University
Join Liz at the Rex, an hotel since the late '80s, it has been at the forefront of Toronto's thriving local jazz scene and has grown into a musical mecca that continually attracts Canada's finest musicians. The casual atmosphere, eclectic mix of retro-chic decor, and an exciting variety of draught beer and good pub food combine to make The Rex feel like a second home that is unique in that it remains inexpensive and affordable. Two pay parking lots just north on St. Patrick or on-street parking. No cover charge, just $5 UKC levy, plus the band will pass the tip jar for contributions. For more information about the program and to let Liz know you'll be coming: 416-368-1613 or lizmcgroarty41@gmail.com.
Nov 22 Thu 7 pm
Japanese Dinner
JAPANESE DINNER
Danforth/Carlaw
Join Tony at the Katsu Sushi Japanese Restaurant, 572 Danforth Ave at Carlaw (near Pape subway station). It has a wide menu of Japanese specialties including sushi, sashimi, teriyaki and tempura dishes. Vegetarian options and an all-you-can-eat buffet-by-order are also available. Set course and combo dinners from $10.99, plus UKC levy. Register by 5 pm on the day of the event. Please contact Tony at 416-693-8639.
Nov 24 Sat 6 pm
Scrabble
SCRABBLE EVENING AND DINNER
Yonge/Bloor
Please bring your wits-along with your appetite-and be prepared for a Scrabble marathon! Tea, coffee and water available, but otherwise do bring your own drinks. Walkable from Yonge/Bloor or Sherbourne/Bloor or visitor parking underground or across the road if full. $10 plus UKC levy of $5. Address shared when responding to jackie@burgerfs.ca (preferred) or, if no email, 416-483-5153. RSVP by Nov 22 at the latest.
Nov 25 Sun 6 pm
DINNER AT THE BIER MARKT
58 The Esplanade
Join Chris at the Bier Markt for a fabulous dinner of chicken, beef, pork Schnitzel, along with various types of beer. There are also many varieties of pizza and other foods. The restaurant is a few doors down from the Old Spaghetti Factory. Prices from $17. The $5 levy will apply. Please call Chris up to the Fri prior at 647-205-1936.
Dec 1 Sat 6:30 pm
Movie
POPCORN/BRITISH COMEDY MOVIE
Bathurst/Eglinton
Come and join Christine for a home movie night. Please eat dinner prior. We’ll socialize for a while and then watch The Full Monty, a British comedy film made in 1997 and starring Robert Carlyle (Angela’s Ashes, Hamish MacBeth) and a cast, some of who you’ll probably recognize. No charge except $5 UKC levy. Please BYOB and POP. Nibbles, popcorn, tea, coffee will be served. Please let Christine know by Wed Nov 28. For comfort, the event is limited to 10 people. Contact kcquinn@rogers.com or 416-2565851.
Dec 2 Sun 6:30 pm
Elephant and Castle
“15/15” DINNER/MINGLING
ELEPHANT & CASTLE, King/Simcoe
Join Christine at the ELEPHANT & CASTLE, 212 King S t W. Free snack platters provided, plus 15% off the menu prices if 15 or more attend. We meet and mingle near the back in a reserved area before sitting down for excellent pub food like Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, etc. Entrées: $9 - $16. Located directly across from Roy Thomson Hall - just steps from St. Andrew subway. For GO train users it is a relaxing 10 minute walk from Union Station and parking is free at GO stations. New members are very welcome. BRING YOUR SINGLE FRIENDS but please tell them about the $5 levy. If more details are needed, contact Christine at kcquinn@rogers.com or 416-256-5851. No need to reserve, just drop in.
Dec 8 Sat 4 pm
Grossman's Pub
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ GROSSMAN'S TAVERN
379 Spadina
Join Rosemary for great New Orleans jazz played by The Happy Pals, a top Toronto Dixieland jazz band. The band doesn't start until 4 .30 but it's more likely we can sit together if we're there by 4. There’s no cover charge, just the UKC levy. At 7 pm we plan to walk across the street to The Red Lounge, 444 Spadina, which serves good, reasonably priced, western and Asian food. To register, call Rosemary at 416-4231753 or rosemary2k14@gmail.com by the day before. Either way, please provide your full name and contact telephone number.
Dec 13 Thu 6:30 pm
Bedford Academy
MID-WEEK FUN AT THE BEDFORD ACADEMY
Bloor/Bedford
Join Bruce for mingling and dinner in a reserved private cozy bar, with elevator access and washrooms on the same floor, at the Bedford Academy Pub, 36 Prince Arthur. Food choices are excellent, with a wide range of wines, domestic and imported beer at this interesting establishment. To reserve, please contact Bruce at buttimore@rogers.com (preferred) or 416-594-1293.
Dec 15 Sat 3 pm
Jazz
BAND SWING/JAZZ AND DANCING - ALLEYCATZ
Yonge/Eglinton
Join Marilyn at the Alleycatz, 2409 Yonge St. 2.5 b locks north of Eglinton on the east side. Come and listen to the York Jazz Ensemble one of the top 9-piece bands playing in Toronto. They have an amazing large horn section and a wonderful new singer Cheryl Lyn Backman who has a beautiful bluesy voice. The Band plays jazz, blues, rock, ballads and some of the old big band standards. Alleycatz has a good sized dance floor so lots of room to dance. This quality band has a $10 cover charge, plus of course our $5 UK Connexion levy but no need to pay levy if you attended the earlier event. There is some street parking, plus a public lot almost directly across from the club on the west side of Yonge St. Please reserve no later than Friday morning as we have to book a table. marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred) or 647-210- 5110.
December 15
Newsletter Deadline
If you are not yet on the mailing list for the UK Quarterly, please send your cheque for the $16 subscription for four issues (Winter 2019-Fall 2019). Use the yellow application form or download a form from www.ukconnexion.net. This is also the last day to let the Events Director know what events you would like to organize in January, February, and March. Contact Christine Quinn at 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com.
Dec 16 Sun 6 pm
Squire and Firkin
DINNER/MINGLING – SQUIRE PUB RESTAURANT
Bloor/Islington
Join Chris for mingling and drinks, followed by dinner. Enjoy a beer, wine or cocktail and complimentary snack platters provided by the pub before we sit down to dinner about 7:15 pm. This is a great event for new members so please invite your single friends, but remind them of the $5 UKC levy. Location: 3335 Bloor St W, just 2 blocks east of Islington subway station. Street parking available, as well as free street parking one block south on Lothian Ave, the street beside the pub. Reservations are not needed, please just drop in. If you have questions contact Chris at 647-205-1936.
Dec 18 Tue 6 pm
Jazz
REX HOTEL JAZZ & BLUES BAR
Queen/ University
Join Kay at the Rex, an hotel since the late '80s, it has been at the forefront of Toronto's thriving local jazz scene and has grown into a musical mecca that continually attracts Canada's finest musicians. The casual atmosphere, eclectic mix of retro-chic decor, and an exciting variety of draught beer and good pub food combine to make The Rex feel like a second home that is unique in that it remains inexpensive and affordable. Two pay parking lots just north on St. Patrick or on-street parking. No cover charge, just $5 UKC levy, plus the band will pass the tip jar for contributions. For more information about t he program and to let Kay know you'll be coming: kmorgan@primus.ca or 416-972-1108.
Dec 22 Sat 8 pm
Singles Dance
SINGLES PROFESSIONALS DANCE
Location TBA
Join Bonita at reserved UKC tables for the Singles Professionals Network dance. www.singlesparties.com. Cash bar and great DJ. Cost $15 includes UKC levy. When you arrive at the dance, please mention at the front desk that you are with the UK Connexion. The location will be announced by email and on our website. Please reserve by the day before by contacting Bonita at bonita80@sympatico.ca or 416- 222-4270 leaving your full name and phone number slowly and clearly.
Dec 23 Sun 6 pm
Bier Markt
DINNER AT THE BIER MARKT
58 The Esplanade
Join Chris at the Bier Markt for a fabulous dinner of chicken, beef, pork Schnitzel, along with various types of beer. There are also many varieties of pizza and other foods. The restaurant is a few doors down from the Old Spaghetti Factory. Prices from $17. The $5 levy will apply. Please call Chris up to the Fri prior at 647-205-1936.
Dec 29 Sat 3:45 pm
Climax Jazz Band
CLIMAX JAZZ BAND - THE LEASIDE PUB
Laird south of Eglinton
Join Marilyn at the Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive. This is three blocks south of Eglinton at the northwest corner of McCrae. (Bus s top right outside the Pub.) The Climax Jazz Band plays tradition New Orleans style jazz and is a legend in Toronto. There is great pub food plus a $10 steak special on Saturday afternoons. No cover charge to hear this great band, only the $5 U KC levy. There is only a small parking lot, but street parking is available. Please register no later than Thursday evening so we can reserve our table. This is a very busy club and reservations are essential. marilyn.goodman45@yahoo.com (preferred). 647-210-5110.
Dec 31 Mon 8 pm
Singles Dance
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER/DANCE PARTY
possibly Palais Royale
Join Bonita who will host a table(s) for UKC members at the SINGLE PROFESSIONALS NETWORK dinner/dance party. Location (possibly Palais Royale), menu, cost, and all the other details will be announced on our website www.ukconnexion.net when known - and in the weekly email updates sent to UKC members.