In today's Urban Planner: Heartbreak Karaoke, eating the city at Beast Restaurant, and dancers at dusk in Withrow Park.
DANCE: Tonight, as the sun sets, the 18th season of Dusk Dances will begin. Follow your theatrical host through the park to five different spots, where you’ll be treated to a wide variety of performances inspired by the surroundings. Featuring talented and inspiring groups from across the world. Withrow Park (725 Logan Avenue) 7—9 p.m., PWYC.
FOOD: Join Ontario farm girl and NYC food writer Robin Shulman for a literal taste of her new book, Eat the City. Based on Shulman’s recipes, Chef Scott Vivian will prepare a completely Toronto-grown meal for you, using vegetables from Fresh City Farms and ingredients gathered, grown, and fermented in the city. Call (647) 416-352-6000 for reservations. Beast Restaurant (96 Tecumseth Street), 7:30 p.m., $50 includes drinks, dinner, and a copy of the book.
KARAOKE: Summer lovin’ not going as planned? Save those tears and go sing your blues away at Heartbreak Karaoke, where proceeds will support WORN Fashion Journal. Get into all things heartbreaky with Billy Rae Cyrus, Adele, or whatever sad-sap track you please. After all, $1 a song is much cheaper than therapy. Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue), 9 p.m., $7, or $5 if you’re wearing pink or red.
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