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Urban Planner: September 17, 2012

Today: as fall approaches, enjoy the last week of summer at the West End Farmers' Market, at a downtown scotch tasting, and at the comedy show Fall and Furious.

Classy lady Sandra Battaglini headlines the East Side Represents stand-up show tonight.

MARKET: The weekend’s weather brought with it an autumn crisp, and while the temperature hasn’t plummeted drastically, that chill means fall is on its way (summer officially ends this Saturday), and certain activities should be enjoyed sooner rather than later. One of these is the West End Food Co-op’s farmers’ market. The weekly gathering is year round, but it’s worth attending in warm weather. In addition to the organic foodstuffs, today’s market boasts children’s storytelling from Molly Sutkaitis, and music performances from Joel Urquhart and the Don Kerr Blues Trio. Sorauren Park (Sorauren Avenue & Wabash Avenue), 3 p.m.–7 p.m., FREE.

SCOTCH: Something else that’ll warm you as fall cool evenings approach: a sip of fine scotch. The Caledonian, downtown Toronto’s most Scottish pub, hosts a whisky tasting this evening with a Highland Park Ambassador, with all proceeds going to the Canadian National Trust for Scotland. The Caledonian (856 College Street), 7 p.m., $30.

COMEDY: The title of tonight’s East Side Represents stand-up showcase highlights the change of seasons, too. Fall and Furious will feature Elvira Kurt, Phil Luzi, Lindy Zucker, and more, including host Fiona Carver and headliner Sandra Battaglini. Red Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen Street East), 8:30 p.m., $10.

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