Urban Planner: August 17, 2008
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Urban Planner: August 17, 2008

20080817urbanplanner.jpgART: Art enthusiast groups City of Craft and the workroom have organized a kid-friendly crafts fair, happening today in Parkdale. Both the workroom (1340 Queen Street West) and the Good Catch General Store (1556 Queen Street West) are having craft sales, each with fifteen local vendors selling their wares. DIY store Shopgirls Gallery Boutique (1342 Queen Street West) will be having a workshop on making sock monkeys, and you can either donate your sock monkey at the end of the workshop or pay $15 to take it with you (all donations and proceeds go towards Clowns Without Borders). Finally, head over to Yoga Queen to wind down with yoga-themed crafts and yoga games. Various locations in Parkdale, 12 p.m., FREE.
MEET-UP: Social networking site Twitter is having another meetup for its Toronto members. Today’s gathering takes place at the Bloor Street Diner, during the restaurant’s weekly buffet-style brunch. Even if you’re not a member of Twitter, it’s worth sitting at a separate table simply to spy on how awkward it is when people meet their internet friends in person for the first time. Bloor Street Diner (55 Bloor Street West), 11 a.m., $21.95 (for brunch).
COMEDY: Comedian Maz Jobrani is performing live tonight. Jobrani is a member of stand-up comedy troupe The Axis of Evil, a group of Middle Eastern comedians whose humour focuses on what it’s like to be Middle Eastern in present-day America. Jobrani has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (27 Front Street East), 8 p.m., $35–$55.
Photo by Lindsey Hodgson/the workroom.