Urban Planner: May 26, 2011
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Urban Planner: May 26, 2011

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A sample of the tasty offerings at the Recipe for Change: An Unforgettable Evening of Fine Food, Wine and Beer. Photo courtesy of FoodShare.

In today’s Urban Planner: support the hungry in Toronto by satisfying your own hunger; learn about the economics of happiness; check out some off-beat comedy; and rock the nerd look at the Garrison.

FUNDRAISER: A Recipe for Change: An Unforgettable Evening of Fine Food, Wine and Beer will feature 29 of the city’s top chefs for a fundraising event for FoodShare, an organization dedicated to addressing hunger in Toronto. You can address your own hunger while knowing you are supporting a good cause. St. Lawrence Market North Building (92–95 Front Street East), 6 p.m., $100.
FILM: The MINT Film Festival is an ongoing project, running one screening every month. This time, the theme is “The Economics of Happiness,” which is also the name of the featured film. The other entertainment for the night includes Thomas H. Greco and Jane Hayes of Garden Jane, presenting the relationship between community and the economy, and Leh-Lo will be the featured musician. It promises to be a full night of film, education, and music. Rainbow Cinemas Market Square (80 Front Street East), 6:30 p.m., $8–$12.
COMEDY: Tragedy + Time, a collaboration by Chris Locke and Michael Balazo, is an evening hosted by Ennis Esmer that also features a performance by Mae Martin. Chris Locke has been on the comedy scene for a decade and his perpetual off-beat personality has created a niche for him that’s totally different from typical comedy acts. You really have to see it for yourself! Bread and Circus (299 Augusta Avenue), doors 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m., $7.
DRESS-UP: If you like dressing up in argyle socks, short-shorts, and have a obsession with pocket protectors, then the Butch Femme Salon: Nerds ‘n Jocks is the place to be! It’s an evening of dress-up for people of all stripes and a chance to really strut your stuff. DJ Nik Red will spinning Neo-soul and Nu-Jazz. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 8 p.m., $5.