Urban Planner: March 20, 2012
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Urban Planner: March 20, 2012

In today's UP: enjoy Macaron Day with tasty meringue treats, celebrate the release of David Spaner's new book about independent filmmakers, and get in the mood for Canadian Music Week with a rocking night at Supermarket.

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FOOD: Everyone should be recovered from St. Patrick’s Day by now, and with Easter still a couple of weeks away, 18 Toronto patisseries have decided to create a special day to fill the inevitable void in your life. And what a yummy day it is! Macaron Day TO celebrates the meringue-based cookie the French created a very long time ago. Some of the proceeds from the tasty day support the Red Door Family Shelter, so you can feel much less guilty as you stuff your face with every flavour available. Multiple locations (see website), all day, prices vary (some FREE).

LITERATURE AND FILM: Movie critic and film historian David Spaner is launching his new book Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film at a special event tonight. The evening will bring together the indie film community for a discussion between Spaner and film critic Richard Crouse, as well as film clips and slideshows about independent filmmakers overcoming obstacles to make their marks. Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West), 7:30 p.m., $5 or FREE with book purchase.

MUSIC: Only one more day to go until Canadian Music Week is here, but you can get a quick fix tonight by checking out an unofficial pre-CMW show at Supermarket. There’s a little something for everyone, with bands including the Town Hall Cryers, Donalyn, Hollis & The Widows, The Roseville Band, and Noble Savage in the lineup. Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue), 9:00 p.m., $7.


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