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Urban Planner: September 19, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: a one-woman show, celebrating Jamaican literature, and the delightful marriage of beer and opera.

Elena Juatco stars in the one-woman play, Dianne and Me, which runs tonight only. Photo courtesy of Chris Frampton.


BEER OPERA: Tonight, Beerology offers an event you won’t find at your typical pub: Hopera, the pairing of opera with beer. Selections from Amsterdam Brewery, Beau’s All Natural Brewing, Cameron’s Brewing, F&M Brewery, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, and Spearhead Brewing will be accompanied by opera arias, duos, and trios. Details on the musical selection, the beer style, and why they were chosen will be provided with each presentation. Habits Gastropub (928 College Street), 7 p.m., $33.37.

JAMAICAN LITERATURE: To celebrate Jamaica’s 50th year of independence, tonight’s Authors at Harbourfront Centre pays special tribute to Jamaican literature and art. Poet and university instructor Ishion Hutchinson will read from his poetry collection, Far District. A panel discussion featuring poet and novelist Kwame Dawes, theatre worker and poet Honor Ford-Smith, and author/poet Afua Cooper will follow. York Quay Centre-Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West), 7:30–9 p.m., $10, or free for students and those under 25.

THEATRE: Angelwalk Theatre presents a special one-night, one-woman show, starring award-winning actress Elena Juatco. Dianne and Me tells the story of Emma, a headstrong teenager who thinks she has it all figured out until she’s forced to seek help from the last person she’d expect—her own mother. Written by Ron Fromstein and directed by Luke Brown. Toronto Centre for the Arts—Studio Theatre (5040 Yonge Street), 8 p.m., $25.

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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