The annual Jane’s Walks, held on the first weekend of May, now happen in over a hundred cities around the world, cultivating urbanist Jane Jacobs’s love for the appreciation of cities and the neighbourhoods within them. The project started here in Toronto, and there are over a hundred different walks you can take across the GTA over three days, exploring urban art, green spaces and trails, architecture, local history, and more. We’ve put together some suggestions in our Jane’s Walk 2014 guide, and another good place to start would be at the launch party on Friday evening, featuring Toronto’s chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat and urban designer Ken Greenberg as featured speakers.
The Royal Ontario Museum is kicking off its 100th anniversary by relaunching its popular Friday Night Live series, with a Party of the Century, featuring musical performances by Buck 65, Maestro Fresh Wes, and Tanika Charles; a dozen different gourmet caterers, including City Gourmet and Randy’s Roti; and special gallery programming, like 15-minute tours of the museum’s attractions.
Improv comedy and theatre usually involves performers playing off each other, prompted by audience suggestions, to create a show on the spot. For this one-night-only show, Allan Turner Is All Alone, the performer better known in Toronto for his Mullet the Zombie Clown character will be doing it alone. Audience participation will play a major role: Turner is asking viewers to bring an item (or article of clothing) that will be put in a onstage “prop box” and used during the show.