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Urban Planner: May 4, 2012

In today's UP: Kid Koala's Space Cadet Headphone Experience; comedy, burlesque and more to celebrate Star Wars Day; Feast in the East celebrates an anniversary; and Hot Docs enters its final weekend.

Kid Koala's all ages Space Cadet Headphone Experience has two shows tonight at the 918 Bathurst Centre. Photo by AJ Korkidakis.


COMICS/MUSIC: The endlessly creative Eric San—writer, graphic artist, storyteller, and DJ/musician best known as Kid Koala—has brought his latest multi-disciplinary project, Kid Koala’s Space Cadet Headphone Experience, to Toronto as part of a collaboration with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival and the Wavelength Music Series. Last night’s show was so popular that a second early show was added for tonight. 918 Bathurst Centre for the Arts (918 Bathurst Street), 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

STAR WARS: Star Wars and comedy seem to go together like macaroni and cheese—just check this hilarious episode from the webseries Space Janitors as Exhibit A. Here are just a few ways you can celebrate May the 4th (Be With You):

FOOD/MUSIC: Monthly food/music/installation series Feast in the East is celebrating a year of shows tonight. There’s dinner if you buy tickets in advance, cake for everyone, and a tour kickoff/tape release from Actual Water and Gay, with support from Loom and B’Ling B’Long. Dickens Street Theatre (35 Dickens Street), 9 p.m., $7 in advance (includes dinner!), $10 at the door.

HOT DOCS: It’s North America’s biggest documentary film fest, it’s celebrating a new home cinema, and it’s got everything from the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling to a penis museum. What’s not to love? Everything you need to know about Hot Docs 2012 is at our festival hub.

CORRECTION: May 4, 2012, 10:44 A.M. The special guest for Star Wars Day at the Toronto Underground Cinema is Chad Vader, not Hank Vader as originally stated. Additionally, G33KPRON’s party will not be featuring giveaways from HarthTV.


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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