The way we were
Swing by Parallel (754 Queen West) Thursday night (May 15 ) and reconnect with your inner child at the opening of NOVA, an EGR Art show based on the theme of childhood memories retrieved through found objects. If you'd rather forget than regret, feel-good DJs Dorc, Danimal, Dalia, Venus and Chocolate will be there to spin you into the now. Come early for refreshments. 416-703-1777.
Roomy does Rethink
Starting Saturday (May 17) through to June 15, Roomy (250 King East) donates all proceeds from its Think Pink furniture and housewares collection to the Rethink Breast Cancer Foundation. This generous new store is also supplying free lattes and cappuccinos Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm to kick off the event. Support your sisters and go buy something! 416-203-6813.
Victoria Day blast-off
From now through Monday (May 19), Victory Fireworks in Thornhill (19 Harlech Court) - carrying every product line available in the country - is extending its hours to serve your novelty explosive needs better: shop from 10 am to 10 pm. But before you start blowing shit up, check the Web site (www.victoryfireworks.com) for safety instructions. 905-771-0169.
Check out a new retail concept at Fresh Collective (692 Queen West). The shop carries home-grown labels Janet T Planet, Beads for Your Needs, Baby Ben, Snowflake, Butterfly Days, Fresh Baked Goods, Great Dames, Tart Bags, Moonrox, Biff Bang Meow and Bumble Beads. The coolest part is that the designers work on the premises, so new merch appears on the racks daily. 416-594-1313. Send Sweet Deals tips to email@example.com