As I mentioned in a previous post, the most direct way we can help maintain those locally run venues and services we enjoy in the uptown area is to get out and support them, incorporating them into our social lives. That's definitely something I've started to take into consideration when making social plans with friends, especially with the closing of my favourite martini bar.
Last week, when checking out the directory, I came across a ballet at the Imperial Theatre that I was interested in and attended Tuesday this week. From the balcony, Katie and I watched the Ballet Jörgen perform the story of Cinderella. It was a really great performance and I would definitely attend another show by this ballet company in the future!
Another event that I heard of on the radio and followed up for details on the Uptown Directory was It`s A Girl thing scheduled for Sunday, April 18, at the Saint John Arts Center. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Saint John Arts Center and features many exhibits with tips on topics from Botox to fashion to cooking. With a $6 dollar cover charge you can expect music, food (sounds good to me!), information, and free samples (always a plus!) If this sounds of interest to you, then maybe I`ll see you there! (Click below for more details)
Also on my list of things to do: the Spring Fling at Market Square on the evening of Wednesday, May 5. The event description promises glamour and luxury. All I know so far is that the event is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club and includes all things sounding good to me: spring fashion, food, entertainment, and then the good loot: giveaways and prizes! Count me in! Tickets are $35. (Click below)