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Urban Planner: July 22, 2011

Urban Planner is Torontoist‘s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to events@torontoist.com.

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Adam Paolozza and Ravi Jain are out-of-work investment bankers in the economic clown comedy SPENT. Photo courtesy of TheatreRUN.

In today’s Urban Planner: do some night shopping at Scadding Court; help the clowns of SPENT raise money for Summerworks; win tickets to see Todd Glass at his tapings this weekend at Comedy Bar; and choose from loads of local music, including the Sadies at Yonge-Dundas Square.


MARKET: We wrote in yesterday’s Urban Planner about the T & T Night Market, but, as it turns out, it’s not the only night market going. Live Local Marketplace is holding an evening market every Friday until September; tonight’s will feature an installment of the Street Talks series, discussing environmental health (a hot topic due to our current wave of hot weather). Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas Street West), 6 p.m.–10 p.m. (talk at 7 p.m.), FREE.
THEATRE: We’ve weathered the economic recession, but times are still tough all over—for bankers and artists alike. That’s why clever clown show SPENT, which opened last night, is making tonight’s show a fundraiser for SummerWorks, with half the box office going to the federal funding–deprived upcoming festival (the other half, and the rest of the run, is aiming to get the performers to Edinburgh for the Scottish city’s Fringe Festival). Young Centre for the Arts (55 Mill Street, Building 49, Distillery District), 8 p.m., $20.
COMEDY Stand-up comic and Mr. Show alumnus Todd Glass had such a great time with his shows at Comedy Bar back in April that he’s booked another three-night stand, starting tonight, filming the shows for an upcoming DVD. And the fine folks at Comedy Bar are offering two FREE pairs of tickets to tonight’s show to the first two people to email gary@comedybar.ca with “Torontoist Todd Glass contest” in the subject heading. Can’t go tonight? There are two pairs of tickets for Saturday and Sunday’s 8 p.m. shows up for grabs, too. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., $20.
MUSIC: It’s one of those jam-packed nights for pop music in Toronto: There’s a Pop Montreal showcase featuring Gobble Gobble, Grimes, and Pat Jordache; Pop With Brains #32 features OPOPO, Gramercy Riffs, Dinosaur Dinosaur, and more; and Loving In The Name Of is back with a huge live band of local musicians playing all sorts of crowd-favourite party songs. But the hottest show (by virtue of it being outdoors, but also due to the headliner) is a free Indie Fridays concert at Yonge-Dundas Square, where perennial Toronto favourites the Sadies will rock the square (maybe even in their trademark suits, despite the heat.) Yonge-Dundas Square (10 Dundas Square East), 8 p.m., FREE.

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