In this Urban Planner: Grab your bike and see some art; check out a great food film while eating food; a pop-up clothing shop has its opening party; and a discussion explores sustainable building techniques.
ART: There are some days when being able to ride your bike to the art gallery just isn’t enough. Sometimes you want to ride your bike in the art gallery. Here’s something that will allow you to do basically that. Art Spin allows participants to bike to art performances, installations, and various artist studios throughout the city. There will be an afterparty following the tour. Meet at Dufferin Grove Park, 6:30 p.m., FREE. Note: Due to rainy weather, the tour may run as a pared-down version, with less stops, or may be cancelled altogether. A final call will be made by 5:30 p.m., so check Art Spin’s website, Facebook, and Twitter for updates.
FOOD/FILM: Attention film and food lovers! Now’s your chance to combine both passions during an evening that celebrates authentic Italian cooking. The Revue will be hosting a screening of Big Night, the 1996 food-film classic that stars Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub. At the same time, the theatre will be offering samples—from local restaurants—of foods that appear in the movie. Guest food expert Rick Blechta will be on hand to answer your cuisine-related queries. The Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue), 6:30 p.m., $12.
PARTY: Crywolf, a Toronto-based clothing-design company, hopes to find its place in the city’s fashion industry. It will be launching its Crywolf Cuts line with a party (which also celebrates Cry Wolf’s first pop-up shop). Narwhal Projects (2988 Dundas Street W.), 7–10 p.m., FREE.
DISCUSSION: As opposed to the cycle of knocking down and rebuilding—which seems to be the trend in Toronto—some sustainability is definitely worth investigating. “Architecture After Oil: Natural Building in the 21st Century” is a talk by researcher and engineer Bruce King who works to bring sustainable materials and methods into the mainstream. Ryerson University, The Pit (325 Church Street), 7–9 p.m., $5–$15 suggested donation.
Crywolf was originally spelled as two words. The correction has been made above.
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