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Hypnogogic Logic is playing tonight at the Best of Fringe Uptown. Photo by Corbin Smith/Torontoist.
In today’s Urban Planner: join a bike ride in support of the Jarvis Street bike lanes; satisfy a couple of your senses at a Cooking with Stella screening, complete with Indian treats; feel no need to trek downtown for the best of Fringe anymore, starting with tonight’s performance of Hypnogogic Logic; and check out a play from ancient Greece about withholding sex and an ensuing battle of the sexes.
CYCLE: Cyclists in Toronto were very disappointed last week when city council voted to get rid of the Jarvis Street bike lanes (in about a year). The Toronto Cyclists Union is planning to make the voices of cyclists heard today with a group ride on Jarvis Street. The aim is to make the group at least 1,000-strong to show support for the bike lanes on Jarvis and safer streets for cyclists in general. Allan Gardens (near Jarvis Street and Carlton Street), 6:30 p.m., FREE.
FILM AND FOOD: Cooking with Stella premiered at TIFF in 2009, but if you have yet to see the Dilip Mehta film you can do so tonight. No need to grab a bag of salty popcorn, though; the Epicure’s Revue event at the Revue Cinema will have treats inspired by Indian cuisine, along with a cooking demonstration and a talk from chefs Joshna Maharaj and Bala Thangarajah. The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue), 6:30 p.m., $10–$12.
FESTIVAL: Fringe may be over, and what a Fringe it was, but fear not Fringe fans! The Best of Fringe Uptown! starts tonight with one of our favourite shows from the festival, Hypnogogic Logic, playing one night only. Several other of our top picks will also be coming to the Toronto Centre for the Arts in the next couple of weeks, so don’t miss your chance to see the best of the best one last time. Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street), 7:00 p.m., $17.50.
THEATRE: Starting tonight, Canopy Theatre Company’s Lysistrata showcases female vengeance at its finest at the Philosopher’s outdoor stage on U of T’s St. George campus. The Greek classic tells the story of a woman who convinces all the other gals to deny the local men any action until they declare peace and put an end to the civil war. The show has a mature content warning, so leave any young ones at home. The play runs Wednesdays through Saturdays until July 6. Philosopher’s Stage (accessed off Hoskin Avenue through Philosopher’s Walk), 8:00 p.m., $8–$10 (PWYC Wednesdays).