In today's Urban Planner: a panel discusses the role of women in local politics in the Annex while a group of comediennes laugh it up on the Danforth, and a Sausage League gathers at Marben Restaurant.
POLITICS: Women in journalism, education, politics, activism, and social media will gather tonight for the first of two Women in Toronto Politics (#WiTOpoli) panel discussions. Tonight’s participants include active #TOpoli tweeters Alicia Pang (also a Torontoist illustrator) and Nadia Swaby, Xtra‘s Andrea Houston, and former mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson, who will examine the ways women discuss politics in the media, on Twitter, and at home. The panel will be moderated by Toronto Star city hall reporter Robyn Doolittle, and will be followed by a reception. Centre for Social Innovation (720 Bathurst Street), 6:30–8:30 p.m., FREE.
FOOD: You may not be athletic enough for a baseball league, or even a bowling league, but what about a league of the sausage variety? Tonight, two Torontonian sausage connoisseurs will go head to head in round one of The Sausage League, wherein they try to woo those attending with the superiority of their sausages. Chefs, butchers, and sausage afficionados will be battling it out every Wednesday until August 29. Marben Restaurant (488 Wellington Street West), 7 p.m., $25 for sausages from both contenders, plus a Steamwhistle beer.
COMEDY: If you prefer funny ladies to political ones, then the Danforth is the place to be tonight. “Laugh Through This: All Girl Comedy Show” boasts some of Toronto’s best female comedians, and will be featuring Jenna Warriner, Sage Tyrtle, The Young Geologists, Catherine McCormick, Ann Pornel and Sarah Hillier. Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Avenue), 7:30 p.m., PWYC.
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