Urban Planner: July 5, 2009
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Urban Planner: July 5, 2009

Urban Planner is Torontoist’s daily guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every morning. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to [email protected].

DANCE: Burlesque troupe The Harlettes Burlesque Entertainment take it all off for Canada with their fifth annual Tribute to Canada show. Taking their cues from the national colours—fiery red passion and pure white innocence—the Harlettes embrace the symbols of their beloved country in each dance routine about hockey, Trudeau, lumberjacks, and more. Revival Bar (783 College Street), 8 p.m., $15.
COMEDY: Ghost Jail Theatre, one of the funniest weekly improv shows in town, has its season finale tonight with a bevy of celebrity guests from the Toronto improv circuit. The show is a collection of monologues and improvised scenes based on the audience’s theme suggestion. The finale will follow the same format, with the participation of special guests that include Fringe circuit favourites Chris Gibbs and Chris Craddock, Impromptu Splendor’s Naomi Sneikus, and the Sketchersons’ Gary Rideout, Jr. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West, back room), 7:30 p.m., $10.
FUNDRAISER: Stationary cyclists attempt an eight hour spin-a-thon to raise funds for AIDS awareness and access to medications in Malawi. This is the third year for Dignitas International’s Race for Dignity, and they’re expecting hundreds of participants. Organizers have lined up a full eight-hour entertainment schedule for the Yonge-Dundas main stage to help keep spinners’ minds off their oxygen-deprived muscles. A bit of cheering on probably wouldn’t hurt either. Yonge-Dundas Square, 12–8 p.m., FREE.
WALKS: Heritage Toronto continues its summer walk season with a tour of the historic village of Fairbank. Hidden along the stretch of Dufferin Street north of Eglinton, the village was once a stop on the Belt Line Railway and included a school, a church, a post office, and taverns. Briar Hill Schoolyard (1100 Briar Hill Avenue), 1:30–4 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: The Wavelength music series presents Circus School, Deleted Scenes, and new mini-supergroup Daniel Daniel and the Def-Aids (with members of Barons and Lengthy, Foxfire, and Brent Randall—with or without his pinecones). General Chaos Visuals add some projected prettiness and Doc Pickles hosts. Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 9 p.m., pay-what-you-can ($5–10 suggested).