Going Out

WEEKEND READING LIST: A round-up of the week’s top stories from St. Joseph Media

TORONTO LIFE: How Deadmau5 — a.k.a. DJ Joel Zimmerman — came to make $100,000 a show and have four million Facebook fans. Deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse” – geddit?) is the nom de guerre of the Toronto electronic music artist Joel Zimmerman. When he performs, Zimmerman wears his own electronically enhanced mouse mask. The helmet looks goofy, but it was key to Zimmerman’s transformation from a dance music outsider into a mainstream icon.

FASHION MAGAZINE: Go team go! (And look fashionable while you’re doing it.) The Bay unveils Team Canada’s London 2012 Olympic Games apparel. When the Bay kicked off the hype for the London Summer Games  they shrewdly included lots of winter-appropriate items that can be worn now.

TORONTOIST: Plan your trip to TO with the kids for Nov. 20. That’s when the annual Santa Claus Parade comes to town. Changes for the 107th edition of a Toronto tradition include a new route, a prominent role for Mrs. Claus, and a Santa Cam.

CANADIAN FAMILY: Stop dipping into the kids’ Halloween bags and satisfy your cravings with some home-baked mint-chocolate chip cupcakes. According to Canadian Family, they’re healthier than you think (and, at 130 calories each, won’t put a huge dent in your diet).

OTTAWA MAGAZINE: It’s coming up fast – Wednesday, to be exact — so high time to read wine expert David Lawrason’s Ottawa Wine & Food Festival preview. Lawrason predicts that the  Ottawa Wine & Food Festival will take it up a notch this year at its new Convention Centre digs offers up a few suggestions for events to attend — and some don’t-miss wines.

WHERE: Ahhh, the lovely Left Coast. Where picks out highlights from along the Pacific Rim Highway this week. The route takes you past beautiful lakes and lush evergreen forests and rainforests, ending up in the beach capital of western Canada — Tofino.

20 MINUTE SUPPER CLUB: And if the cupcakes didn’t make you feel healthy enough (see Canadian Family), do the right thing with six suppers filled with lean protein, omega-3s, immunity-boosting vitamins, and lots of fresh fruit and veggies.

WEDDING BELLS: For the lovebugs on a budget, Wedding Bells has 13 cost-cutting ideas for everything from photography to catering. You don’t need to sacrifice elements of your dream day just because you can’t afford to spend six figures on your event. The key is putting a bit more time and effort into the planning process to source out deals.

QUILL & QUIRE: There sure are a lot of ways to read a good book these days. Google has launched the Canadian eBookstore, which, according to a company press release, means you can now access hundreds of thousands of titles through its eBookstore and through online resellers McNally Robinson. Who has time to work?