In today's Urban Planner: DoVira brings Ukrainian fusion to Musideum, PJ Prudat stars in Café Daughter, and the History Boys school the masses at their first gay history reading event.
MUSIC: Expand your musical palate tonight with DoVira, a band that fuses Ukrainian folk music with jazz, rock, and electronic sounds. Stacey Yerofeyeva (vocals/keyboards), Mark Rynkun (bass), and Patrick O’Reilly (guitar) will be joined by special guests Ernie Tollar (woodwinds), and George Nikolov (percussion) for this intimate performance. Check out the group’s first single, “Nese Halya Vodu.” Musideum (401 Richmond Street West), 8 p.m., $20, $10 students.
THEATRE: Tonight, PJ Prudat (of Salt Baby) stars in the one-woman show Café Daughter. The story focuses on Yvette Wong, a 10-year-old Chinese-Canadian Cree girl growing up in rural Saskatchewan in the 1950s, and the ramifications of her mixed heritage. Inspired by the life of Dr. Lillian E. Quan Dyck. Aki Studio Theatre (585 Dundas Street East), 8 p.m., $20.
HISTORY: While the idea of spending your night in history class might sound drab, History Boys: First Period promises to be sexier and funnier than your typical school experience. Join Jeremy Willard and Michael Lyons as they read from their Fab Magazine column, which focuses on gay people and world history. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their sexiest nerd and schoolgirl/boy wear. Videofag (187 Augusta Avenue), 8 p.m., $5.
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