If you haven't already realized it, I'm a big fan of the Collinwood neighborhood. My happiest weekends are those when I have an excuse/reason to wander over to Waterloo Road.
So you can guess how excited I am about the April 19th event(s) taking place in that stretch between Cafe Marika and Shoparooni.
The whole thing started when the folks at Music Saves decided to do something fun to celebrate Independent Record Store Day, complete with their very own coloring contest, live performances outside, an art opening inside, and a discount if you wear a record store shirt. Then came the announcement that Exit Stencil Records, the newest awesome transplant to the neighborhood, would be holding their opening reception the same night. And that ArtsCollinwood would be holding a gallery opening. And so would Vision Gallery. So Cafe Marika decided to throw in some drink specials and Shoparooni decided to host a scavenger hunt.
And now we have an awesome, neo-bohemian, totally organically derived community event.
That, most importantly, will be fun.
We should all go check it out.