In today's Urban Planner: an art exhibition explores the concept of "place"; attend a film screening of The Whistleblower with a Q&A that follows; and a group art show invites you to explore your bittersweet indulgences.
ART: A new art exhibition, “Place Unheard,” aims to explore the idea of place and how it shapes our perceptions of others and ourselves. Featuring the work of nine artists, the show includes pieces in a number of mediums. Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West), opening reception, 7–10 p.m., FREE.
FILM: Lately, it seems like movie theaters across North America are asking for more money, but aren’t really providing anything extra in exchange. If you’re looking for a more refreshing movie-going experience, try the Toronto launch of the The First Weekend Club series. There, you’ll get to see a screening of Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower. There will be pre-screening live music and a cash wine bar, as well as a post-screening Q&A with the film’s director and producer. Deluxe Screening Room (424 Adelaide Street East), 7 p.m., $12 advance, $14 door.
ART: Have you been going to the gym three or four times a week this summer? No? That’s okay! It’s summer, and you’re allowed to be lazy. “Guilt City” is a group art exhibition that features 20 artists who explore the seasonally appropriate theme of bittersweet indulgences. Tonight’s opening reception will have music and DJ performances. 627 Queen West (627 Queen Street West), opening reception, 7 p.m.–midnight, FREE.
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