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Urban Planner: November 9, 2012

In today's Urban Planner, That Choir commemorates Remembrance Day, the DAREaffair raises money for arts education, boozy good times with the Dardanelles at the Dakota, and Beerprov at Comedy Bar.

A capella performance group That Choir's annual Remembrance Day concert is tonight at St. Patrick's Church. Photo by Max Telzerow.


MUSIC: There are some odd and interesting touring acts in town tonight, with Dresden Doll alumnus Amanda Palmer and her crowd-sourced band at the Phoenix (410 Sherbourne Street, doors at 8 p.m., $20), and environmentally conscious outlier Dan Deacon at Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West, doors at 9 p.m., $13.50). But our pick of the night would be St. John’s The Dardanelles, who are returning to Toronto after a gig here earlier in the week. Local favourites The Royal Crowns will follow with a late-night set. Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 7–9 p.m., $12 at the door.

REMEMBRANCE: For their fifth-annual Remembrance Day concert, a capella performers That Choir will sing arrangements by polish composer Henryk Gorecki, Finnish ensemble Rajaton, Canadian composer Eleanor Daley, and more. St Patrick’s Church (141 McCaul Street), 8 p.m., $5–$25.

BENEFIT: The DAREaffair III, a fudraiser for the DAREarts Foundation (which promotes arts education for at-risk youth), is being held this year at the elegant Oliver & Bonacini’s Malaparte, on the sixth floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. After dinner, there will be performances by the Supernaturalz B-Boy Crew, beat-boxer Scott Jackson, music from the Jessica Blake Trio, and more. TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West), 8 p.m., $85.

COMEDY: Comedy Bar’s monthly booze-’em-up Beerprov show is usually a casual and rambunctious affair, and this occasion should be as well. But since it’s the Beerprov All-Stars edition, there are going to be some recognizable faces getting smashed on stage, including Alex Tindal, Ashley Botting, and Colin Mochrie. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 10:30 p.m., $15.


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.

CORRECTION: November 9, 2012, 12:00 PM This post originally said, incorrectly, that Oliver & Bonacini’s Malaparte is on the second floor of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. In fact, it’s on the sixth. Also, the Lightbox’s address was incorrectly stated. It’s 350 King Street West, not 330 King Street West.

CORRECTION: November 9, 2012, 2:30 PM This post also misidentified the venue at which Amanda Palmer will perform, the time of the performance, and the cost of a ticket. It’s the Phoenix Concert Theatre, not the Mod Club; doors open at 8 p.m., not 7:30; and tickets are $20, not $21.

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