In this Urban Planner: pop-up dinner at the Drake, and some of our favourite comedians.
- Food: The Drake by the Lake inn and restaurant will be opening in Prince Edward County later this summer. If you’re not sure you’ll be able to make the trip out there, never fear: the staff at the Drake One Fifty (itself just recently opened) are bringing the inn’s planned menu and its head chef, Matt Demille, to you. There’ll be an á la carte pop-up dinner at the downtown location this evening. Reservations are recommended (but not required). Drake One Fifty (150 York Street), 5 p.m., A La Carte. Details
- Comedy: Dawn Whitwell has a really strong lineup of some of Torontoist‘s favourite comics on her weekly Dawn Patrol showcase this week, including Pat Thornton, Sara Hennessey, and Bob Kerr (CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes.) Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 8:30 p.m., $7. Details
Art: If The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors has a mascot, it’s Emperor Yongzheng. The image of the 18th-century Chinese ruler dominates the promotional material of the exhibition, which is one of the centrepieces of the Royal Ontario Museum’s centennial year. His portrait certainly has visual appeal, but Yongzheng is also a figure associated with surprising elements of life within the former imperial palace.
Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park), all day, $27 adults. Details
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