In today's Urban Planner: five photographers come together for an exhibition; Magpie hosts some hip-hop; a musician and painter collaborate for a unique evening of entertainment; and folk band Scarlett Jane releases its debut album.PHOTOGRAPHY: If your thirst for photography still isn’t been quenched by the CONTACT festival, don’t miss this exhibit that brings together five award-winning Canadian artists. 5 Photographers spotlights the work of Peter Adamson, Bret Culp, Peter Kraiker, John Long, and Mira Zdjelar for an exhibition that spans a variety of styles with each artist pursuing a unique theme. Leonardo Galleries (133 Avenue Road), Opening reception, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Does this event have swag? Yes, yes it does. If you’re in the mood for some hip-hop beats, check out Magpie’s ridiculously stacked evening of artists that includes Mindbender Supreme, Canadian Winter, Class of 93, Hachey the Mousepiece, and L-Spex. Click here to get a taste of some of their tunes before the show. Magpie Taproom (831 Dundas Street W.), 8 p.m., PWYC (suggested $7-10).
ART: Here’s a type of performance art you don’t see every day—a musician will actually be playing the paintings of an artist. Here’s the backstory: Jazz musician/composer Bruce Cassidy met painter Judy Singer in 2008 and was so moved by her work that he felt like there was a possibility to blend some mediums and collaborate. Fast forward to today and we get Heart to Heart—an evening of jazz and art where you’ll get to check out Singer’s paintings while drifting along to the smooth soul of Cassidy’s tunes. The Trane Studio (964 Bathurst Street), 8 p.m., $15.
MUSIC: Close out your Thursday with the harmonies of this folk band’s debut CD release concert. Scarlett Jane, an extremely radio-friendly joint project between Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire (who have both led successful solo careers) is launching their new CD, Stranger, as the start of their epic touring schedule. Special guests also include Sarah Burton, Jadea Kelly, Sara Fitzpatrick, and more. The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 10 p.m., $10.
This post originally misidentified the Leonardo Galleries as the Yorkville Gallery. The error has now been corrected.
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