In this Urban Planner: a dance performance takes you back home; a new play explores the concept of freedom; and musical mayhem at the Rivoli for a good cause.DANCE: Those of you who grew up in rural areas only to watch it all get paved over decades later might appreciate this new performance piece. HOMEbody…lessons in prairie living makes its premiere tonight. Shannon Litzenberger will paint a portrait of her childhood prairie home through dance. Besides the choreography, the work also combines film and spoken word to tell this tale of identity and home. Winchester Street Theatre (80 Winchester Street), 8 p.m., $25.
THEATRE: What does it mean to be truly free? Obaaberima is the story of a man from Ghana who spends the last night before his release from prison telling the other inmates a story from his life. There is danger in telling it, but he must do so to find his freedom. The play is from creator and performer Tawiah M’carthy (The Kente Cloth, The Fort at York, and Body 13/Change Room). Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), 8 p.m., ticket prices vary.
MUSIC: The latest instalment of POP WITH BRAINS features a whirlwind of musical guests that perform in the midst of an art showcase. The lineup features Braves, Spectre Hearts, Secrettes, and more, while the event itself functions as a fundraiser for CAMH. The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $5.
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