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Urban Planner: February 21, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: Talk gaming, gender, and queerness at a groundbreaking art show; test your knowledge at a Degrassi-filled trivia night; and check out Sharon Van Etten on stage promoting her new album, Tramp.

Sharon Van Etten. Photo by Dusdin Condren.

ART: Digital gaming, gender, and queerness intersect at an unprecedented art show starting today. The show, forallgamerssake, will feature the work of eight artists whose pieces challenge the social norms found in all forms of games. The show is curated by Torontoist’s own Jaime Woo and features pieces by Anna Anthropy, Increpare, Rob Jagnow, Christine Love, Michael Othen, Mare Sheppard, Michael Todd, and Robert Yang. CSI Annex (720 Bathurst Street), 6:30–9:30 p.m., FREE.

TRIVIA: It’s been a week of sad Degrassi news, and if that brought old memories of the show flooding back, then you’re already primed for Degrassi trivia night. Test your knowledge with three rounds of Degrassi Jr. High and Degrassi High trivia, accompanied by screenings of three episodes of the hit show. Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street), 9 p.m., FREE.

MUSIC: Sharon Ven Etten released her third album (which has been receiving strong reviews so far) earlier this month, and has embarked on a North American tour to showcase her work. Tonight she visits Lee’s Palace to promote Tramp, an indie-rock album full of songs tinged with vulnerability and sadness, but with lyrics that attack self-doubt and insecurity. Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West), 10:30 p.m., $15.50–$18.


Correction, February 21, 10:50AM: The “forallgamerssake” event is taking place at the CSI Annex location at 720 Bathurst Street, not the CSI Spadina (located at 215 Spadina Avenue). The correction has been made above.

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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