As you wander through the streets you come upon
1. a small crowd gathered around 2 performers. One is a grippili dressed in tights and a rope-tied tabard balancing on a thread between two posts, all the while carrying stacks of balls on pins with his hands and face. The other is a Halfling dancing and twirling on a wide bench with flaming batons.
2. several children kicking a leather ball through a side street. An errant kick has sent the sphere hurtling toward (select random character) and it smacks into your side. The throng of boys and girls look after it imploringly, frozen with fear.
3. a side alley where you hear muffled words angrily delivered. The easement is shrouded in darkness. (Perception DC 10 reveals) a dozen or so feet down the alleyway a pair of burly men have a smaller, aproned laborer pinned against a wall off his feet. (The toughs [APL -1 NPC encounter] are shaking down a local apple vendor for protection money)
Experiences of the city
1. Graffiti on a nearby wall proclaims that "Nunzio wuz here"
2. A plump old woman pushes a rickety wooden cart with steaming pies wafting savory smells from within
3. Jeers and catcalls can be heard as a particularly comely elven woman strolls along the street, her clothing more scandalous than the common fare
4. Mud and worse squishes underfoot as you cross a narrow lane
5. A gnome sits on his stoop carving an impish figure in clay; several more, seemingly alive, hover at attention on bat-like wings