Urban Planner: May 17, 2011
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Urban Planner: May 17, 2011

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Anne Marie Scheffler gets a little MILFy in Suddenly Mommy! Photo by Tim Leyes.

Today in Toronto: a hands-on exploration of locavore fusion cooking, plus a couple of one-person plays about motherhood and omniscience.

FOOD: The Evergreen Brick Works‘ bi-weekly locavore workshop series, Food For Thought, concludes today with a tribute to fusion foods. Befitting our fair city’s status as one of the most multicultural in the world, Torito‘s Luis Valenzuela and food columnist Sarah Elton will discuss the past, present, and future of food in Toronto. Expect some hands-on culinary experiences, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your labours. To participate, register here. Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue), 6 p.m., $60.
THEATRE: Second City Alum and CTV fellow Anne Marie Scheffler is bringing her seventh one-woman show, Suddenly Mommy!, to the Theatre Centre for a limited run. Scheffler’s latest romp focuses on the many conundrums of motherhood, as seen by a woman who jumped into it feet first when her biological clock began ticking. Between pacifiers and Pull-Ups, Scheffler is due to discover that motherhood isn’t as glamorous as she may have once thought—but it’s still plenty hilarious. The Theatre Centre (1087 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
THEATRE: An aleph is a point from which all other points in the universe may be viewed simultaneously. It is a concept explored by Argentine master Jorges Luis Borges in his short story “The Aleph,” which provides the inspiration for a new one-man show of the same name from Soulpepper. In The Aleph—which began as part of the company’s 2009 Lab Series—Daniel Brooks directs founding member Diego Matamoros in an exploration of this one panoptic point, which builds upon and delves deeper into questions raised in the original run. Young Centre for the Performing Arts (55 Mill Street), 8 p.m., $25–$35.