NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events
Can one person make a difference? The Council of Canadians’ Maude Barlow leads a forum of scientists, environmentalists and activists in a discussion of ways to inspire political and economic change, Sunday (July 12), 5:30 pm, at Berkeley Street Theatre. Speakers include Matthew McCandless, executive director of Experimental Lakes Area Inc., and 16-year-old water activist Robyn Hamlyn. 26 Berkeley. Free. The discussion follows a performance of the Annabel Soutar play Watershed by Crow’s Theatre. 2 pm. Pre-register email@example.com.
International Day of Al-Quds, the annual rally to protest Islamophobia – and all forms of oppression – takes place opposite the U.S. Consulate at 360 University on Saturday (July 11) at 3 pm. Buses from across the GTA bring participants, but the usual march from Queen’s Park won’t be part of the event this year because of traffic considerations related to the Pan Am Games. facebook.com/events/1592122177728246.
Clubs and concert venues that made the Yonge strip a music hotbed in the 1950s – think the Colonial, the Friar and Le Coq D’Or – form part of Heritage Toronto‘s walking tour led by Nicholas Jennings on Wednesday (July 15). Register soon space fills up fast. Free. 6:30 to 8 pm. heritagetoronto.org.