Alias Grace: A gripping tale of murder in 1843 Toronto

I confess. I’m hooked on true crime mysteries like Making a Murderer, The Jinx, The Menendez Murders, The People v. O.J. Simpson (spoiler alert… he did it) and now Alias Grace, the CBC/Netflix mini-series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 historical fiction novel. This has been Atwood’s year. The Handmaid’s Tale won eight Emmys, including Outstanding […]

Entertainment Beat for Nov. 28, 2017

Iconic holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life opens at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd., Dec. 1. The Scarborough Players production of Frank Capra’s 1946 film, adapted by Doug Rand, is directed by Lorraine Kimsa. The stage adaptation stays true to the critically-acclaimed film which follows the love story of George and Mary Bailey […]

Beach Arts Scene for Nov. 28, 2017

The Beach Guild of Fine Arts hosts a Christmas Gift and Art Show on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Gardener’s Cottage at the foot of Lee Ave. Featuring locally-made gifts, cards, art and ornaments, the show is open during the Lions tree lighting festivities at Kew Gardens and is the first […]

Winter writing contest now open

Attention all amateur and aspiring authors, working wordsmiths, and patrons of prose: ‘Tis the season for our annual winter writing contest. This year Beach Metro News has partnered with Community Centre 55 and writing coach Patricia McCully, who leads a popular writing class at Centre 55. The rules are simple: write something – fiction, non-fiction, […]

Entertainment Beat for Nov. 14, 2017

Acoustic Harvest, East Toronto’s folk and roots music series, presents Boreal on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church on Kingston Road. Guelph songstresses Jude Vadala, Tannis Slimmon and Katherine Wheatley take a break from their individual schedules to tour together as Boreal each November and December. The limited engagement focuses on […]