In today's Urban Planner: artist Roxanne Ignatius' "Space Diamonds are Real" exhibit gets a (Silent) Shout out; the SummerWorks Performance Festival heads into its final weekend; and Loving In The Name Of plays all the pop hits late into the night.
EXHIBITION: Roxanne Ignatius has been creating rad posters for influential music series and blog Silent Shout for some time now (and rad illustrations for us as well), and now the time has come for the favour to be returned. Ignatius’ new visual art exhibit, “Space Diamonds are Real,” opens this evening, and Silent Shout has arranged the party, including live performances by Triple Gangers and Fresh Flesh, plus sets by Silent Shout’s resident DJ ARP 2600. Milk Glass Co. (1247 Dundas Street West), 7 p.m., FREE.
SUMMERWORKS: The 2012 SummerWorks Festival, featuring a dizzying abundance of theatre, performance art, music, and more, wraps up this weekend. To help you zero in on the shows you should catch before they close, we’ve reviewed the best in the theatre series, and have guides to the Live Art and Music Series, too. Tonight’s hot show: a CD release by Evening Hymns, supported by Fiver. Prices and times vary; visit the festival website for more details.
MUSIC: After the Evening Hymns show, music fans can simply head upstairs from the Theatre Centre to the Great Hall, where big band cover series Loving In the Name Of will be playing tribute to a diverse list of hitmakers, include Sade, Nirvana, and Fleetwood Mac. Musicians confirmed to be taking part include Luke LaLonde, Sebastian Grainger, and Isla Craig. The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West), 10:30 p.m., $10.
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