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Urban Planner: June 18, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: She Said What's sketch, Scrim for Rent's Lawrence & Holloman, and plenty of music and stand-up to take NXNE's place.

Sketch troupe She Said What (pictured here in their 2011 Fringe show) present a night of new comedy, with host Dave Merheje and special guest Gavin Crawford.


COMEDY: Two great events we’re excited about:

THEATRE: Scrim for Rent Productions is putting on Morris Panych’s two-hander Lawrence & Holloman, starring veteran performers Jerry Schaeffer and Trent McMullan. The black comedy about two losers who meet over drinks is staged in the Winchester Kitchen, and you’ll be able to have a drink yourself as you watch the proceedings. Winchester Kitchen & Bar (51A Winchester Street), doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m., $15–$20.

MUSIC: Not quite ready for the North By Northeast Festival to end? The good news is that there are any number of great shows to tide you over, and two in particular we’re highlighting. To wit:

  • There were plenty of veteran established acts at NXNE, and if you want to see another, Scottish post-rock outfit Mogwai is the big ticket draw in town tonight. Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street), doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., $29.50 in advance at Rotate This or Soundscapes.
  • If you’re looking for an out-of-town act on the rise, Washington, D.C.’s Les Rhinocéros, who fuse ambient, jazz, world music, and more into their own style, are headlining tonight, with openers Many Arms and BBC3. The Rhinos are most closely associated with John Zorn, being signed to his label Tzadik. The Tranzac Main Hall (292 Brunswick Avenue), 8 p.m., $8.

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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