In this Urban Planner: A local rock band celebrates the release of its debut album, a web comic gets a launch party, and Clinton's Tavern hosts a fun night of music.
MUSIC: Easy-listening rock band Fort York is celebrating the release of their debut LP, Feels Like Then, with a launch show at the Dakota Tavern. It’s a fairly early show (as far as rock gigs go), so it’s a perfect way to unwind after a long day of work and still get home early for some Zs. Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 7:30 p.m., $6.
ART: Fans of web comics can appreciate this launch event for Tyre and Kerb—an online comic strip that recaps the biggest news items of the year. The event features author and comedian Amy Zuch who will be signing as well as performing a live improvised comic-drawing session. The Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Clinton’s Tavern is hosting a night of music to help fill the gap between Christmas and New Year’s, featuring alternative rock band For the Birds and trip-hop beat master DJ Centurion. Clinton’s (693 Bloor Street West), 9 p.m.–2 a.m., FREE.
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