Urban Planner: July 18, 2011
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Urban Planner: July 18, 2011

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Checking the scales at the Sorauren Farmers’ Market. Photo by Nathan Payne.


In today’s Urban Planner: shop for local delicacies while listening to harp and mandolin music at the Sorauren Farmers’ Market; pay homage to prolific sci-fi actor Mark Sheppard at Geek Love; and extend your Fringe play-going with Edmonton-bound WONDERBAR!

FOOD: The West End Food Co-Op‘s added a new aspect to their Sorauren Farmers’ Market; in addition to a wide range of locally grown food and locally made crafts and cosmetics, a music tent will feature celtic harp from Lutia Lausane (creator of classic Canuck children’s TV series Blue Rainbow), and fiddle and mandolin music from Shelley Coopersmith and friends. Sorauren Park (Sorauren Avenue & Wabash Avenue), 3 p.m.–7 p.m., FREE.
PARTY: Television and film actor Mark Sheppard boasts a wide range of accents and an even wider range of roles on his resume, particularly in sci-fi and fantasy shows like The X-Files, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica. The programmers at Geek Love are screening a collection of their favourite Sheppard scenes in tribute to the British-born thespian at tonight’s second edition of their monthly series. The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue), 8 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. screenings, FREE.
THEATRE: The 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival wrapped last night with much revelry and carousing at the outdoor patio behind Honest Ed’s. Eleven of the shows will begin limited runs in the Best of The Fringe Uptown series starting Wednesday at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, but if you don’t want to wait even that long, you can check out a preview performance of WONDERBAR! Celeste Sansregret’s one woman show, directed by Laura Anne Harris (whose own show, Pitch Blond, made our most recommended list, and is playing again on July 23 in the Uptown series), is playing one night only before heading off to the Edmonton and Victoria Fringe Festivals. Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth Avenue, 2nd floor), 8 p.m., PWYC.

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