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Comedians Kerry Griffin and Dave Pearce. Photo by Hope Hanson-Baker.
In today’s Urban Planner: donate your lunch money, learn the applications of discrete math, smell like teen spirit, and send the Sea Captain off on a (landlocked) tour.
FUNDRAISER: Instead of fretting about what to have for lunch today, pick up your midday meal at Yonge-Dundas Square. Today is Lunch Money Day in support of Second Harvest. Chefs from the Escoffier Society, Metro, Janes Family Foods, and Sodexo will be dishing up lunches for donations—Second Harvest asks only for you to donate what you’d normally have spent on lunch. Yonge-Dundas Square (Dundas Square) 11 a.m.–2 p.m., PWYC.
MATH: Professor, essayist, and logician Piergiorgio Odifreddi will discuss Indiscreet Applications of Discrete Mathematics, providing insight on the application of discrete math in such disparate areas as cellular reproduction and electoral procedures. The event is hosted by the Fields Institute as part of their series of public lectures that not only feature international academics, but for which they also post audio and slides of each talk on their website. Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (222 College Street) 5 p.m., FREE.
COMEDY: Bad Dog Theatre Company is reliving its angsty teen years with this edition of Classic Albums Improvised. The all-star lineup includes comedians Dave Pearce, Paul Bates, Aurora Browne, Kerry Griffin, Scott Montgomery, and Jennine Profeta, and it will be a send-up of Nirvana’s Nevermind. Pearce has revealed that the show’s opening number will be a retelling of the time he met Kurt Cobain, but the rest of the show will be completely improvised, with sketches and monologues inspired by the album. Bad Dog Theatre (138 Danforth Avenue) 8 p.m., $10.
THEATRE: Before setting off on a North American tour, Steve Boleantu presents his “one-man yarn” Tired Wave Stop tonight only at Comedy Bar. The performance chronicles the journey of the Sea Captain, searching for his long lost love—a mermaid—and his reunion with their son, Monkey Boy. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West) 9:30 p.m., $5.