In today's Urban Planner: visit a new photography exhibition that looks at the public and private lives of young Iranians, check out War Horse's pre-show speaker series, and stop in to a comedy revue by East Side Represents.
ART: A new photography exhibition starting today, titled “Your Veil is a Battleground,” will examine the lives of Iranian youth. Inspired by artist Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (Your body is a battleground), Kiana Hayeri explores the separation of the public and private lives of young Iranians, with a special focus on women. The exhibition runs until March 31. I.M.A. Gallery (80 Spadina Avenue), noon–5 p.m., FREE.
TALK: A War Horse–inspired speaker series is here to make sure you don’t miss out on learning this week while schools take a week off. Tonight’s talk is titled “The Great War on Stage” and features Toronto Star theatre critic Richard Ouzounian speaking about the portrayal of World War One in the theatre, from Oh! What a Lovely War to War Horse. Princess of Wales Theatre, Princess Lounge (300 King Street West), 6:30 p.m.–7 p.m., FREE (no ticket to the performance required).
COMEDY: Laugh with some pretty ladies tonight as East Side Represents presents its monthly comedy show at the Red Sandcastle Theatre. The self-proclaimed “prettiest comedy revue” is hosted by Sandra Battaglini and features Lisa Brooke, Jeanie Calleja, Fiona Carver, Sarah Carver, Precious Chong, Kelly Fanson, Candice Gregoris, Jen Hendricks, and one lonely man, Pete Zedlacher. The Red Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen Street East), 8 p.m., $10.
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