Improv actors help audiences sharpen their sleuthing skills during murder-mystery dinners at Mysteriously Yours... Mystery Dinner Theatre. After dining on three-course meals, guests band together to solve murder mysteries full of unexpected and humorous plot twists. Further complicated by the actors' false accusations and refusal to speak English, the two-hour caper ends with the unveiling of a killer.
The resident instrumentalists at Artscape Wychwood Barns, the Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble makes good use of the surprisingly effective acoustics of the renovated warehouse it calls home. Dedicated to the works of modern and contemporary artists, the ensemble works closely with composers and builds their programs around 20th and 21st century artists. Not just classical artists either—the group has not only worked with Yo-Yo Ma, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and the Canadian Opera Company, but also with Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, and Richard Reed Perry of the Arcade Fire.
Suzy Chumbo of Transense Healing Arts Holistic Centre employs two distinct therapy treatments to help clients reduce pain and discomfort. She uses her knuckles, thumbs, palms, knees, and elbows as instruments of relaxation, drawing from shiatsu techniques and Japanese-style acupressure to pinpoint and expunge stress. Alternatively, she uses heated basalt rocks formed from volcanic lava during LaStone therapy, loosening up knotted muscles.
Suzy's experience stems back to the Aveda Institute in Victoria, B.C., where she graduated from in 1998 in esthetics. Since 2000, she has added LaStone therapy to her repertoire, which allows her to stimulated the autonomic nervous system and increase oxygen in the body. Her subsequent interest in shiatsu led her to Shiatsu School of Canada, which enables her to continue her journey of educational growth through her daily practice.
All Canadian Self-Storage offers its clients the convenience of self-storage, giving outgrown clothes, holiday decorations, and top-secret dossiers on alien landings a new home away from home. Storage-unit sizes vary by location—the Toronto Centre location, for instance, boasts units up to 800 square feet, and Brantford's options top out at 600 square feet. Prices per unit also vary by location, but the average cost of a 5’ by 10’ unit is around $103 (unheated) or $110 (heated) per month. And though the Toronto Centre location is the only All Canadian Self-Storage facility to offer drive-thru services allowing customers to navigate their vehicles directly into the building, all the All Canadian Self-Storage facilities boast seven-day access, full security features, and a gremlin-free environment.
Indie electropop duo Uh Huh Her lights up the stage with hypnotic, pulsating beats on a night that celebrates the release of its new album, Nocturnes, and draws attention to October’s National Breast Cancer Prevention Month. The pair’s dance-friendly vibe and swoon-friendly looks belie the sophistication of the melodies featured on its debut LP, a collaboration that pulls from the members' diverse musical backgrounds and former jobs as piano movers. While ivory-tickler Camila Grey channels her classical training into soft and seductive synth phrases, Leisha Hailey keeps the rhythm with aggressive bass licks honed during her time in ‘90s indie duo The Murmurs. Supporting band Fences kicks off the night with a set of earnest tunes that will have punks pogo-ing in slow, poetic cadences while singer-songwriter Christopher Mansfield recites lyrics of quiet lament scrawled across his tattooed arms.