Urban Planner: March 23, 2009
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Urban Planner: March 23, 2009

Photo of Born Ruffians’ Luke Lalonde by Madeline Horan.

MUSIC: Torontonian indie favourites Born Ruffians are back in town with a show this evening at Sneaky Dee’s. Also performing are the similarly awesome rock band Akron/Family, who hail from Pennsylvania and New York. If you can’t make it out tonight, don’t worry; there is a second show tomorrow at the same location and time. Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 9 p.m., $13.
THEATRE: Tonight at the Metropolitan United Church, join entertainers from some of the most popular shows in town for a benefit cabaret night in support of these tough economic times. Cast members from the Mirvish productions of Sound of Music, We Will Rock You, and Dirty Dancing will perform, along with comedians from the Second City. Proceeds from the benefit will be split between the Metropolitan United Church Community Service Program, and the Actors’ Fund of Canada. Metropolitan United Church (56 Queen Street East), 8–11 p.m., $30.
TRANSIT: The City of Toronto is hosting a public information meeting this evening about Roncesvalles Renewed, a project emphasizing the importance of greener transit methods along Roncesvalles Avenue. Roncesvalles Renewed is a combined effort from the Roncesvalles Village Business Improvement Area, the TTC, and the City of Toronto, along with many local residents, business owners, and city planners. Street design plans include expanding sidewalks to replace car lanes, which will spare TTC passengers the one second of pure agony it takes to glance left for cars before you get on the streetcar. Howard Public School (30 Marmaduke Street), 6–9 p.m., FREE.
CRAFTS: The High Park Nature Centre is hosting a lantern-making workshop this evening in anticipation of Earth Hour next weekend. The drop-in, pay-what-you-can event will show you how to make a lovely glass jar lantern and teach you simple things you can do every day to help combat climate change. High Park Nature Centre (430 Parkside Drive), 6:30–8:30 p.m., PWYC.