In today's Urban Planner: a reading from a Deadly Snakes biography, sneak peeks at new plays, a new episode of P-Dale, and Fred Penner opens a music showcase.
READING: Author J.B. Staniforth has written The Deadly Snakes: Real Rock and Roll Tonight, a biography of local rock legends The Deadly Snakes, contemporaries of Broken Social Scene and the Constantines. The Montreal-based writer will read selections from the book, followed by a DJ set by Chris Trowbridge. Double Double Land (209 Augusta Avenue), 7:30 p.m., FREE.
WORKSHOP: Workhouse Theatre hosts the fourth edition of their WORKplay series, a night of previews and sneak peeks at theatre works in development. Tonight’s offerings include a scene from Jason Maghanoy’s Stay (featuring Cara Rickett), and a look at Litmus Theatre’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Fringe Creation Lab (720 Bathurst Street, unit 403), doors at 7 p.m., performances at 8 p.m., PWYC.
THEATRE: Unit 102 Theatre returns with the third episode in their hyperlocal comedic play series, P-Dale, about a motley crew of ne’er-do-well Parkdale denizens. In A Shot of Love to the Gut (which the company promises requires no familiarity with the previous episodes), the gang of hapless would-be mobsters are approached by a porn director (guest star Carmine Lucarelli). Unit 102 Theatre (376 Dufferin Street), 8 p.m., $15 at the door.
MUSIC: Much-beloved children’s entertainer Fred Penner plays a rare live set (at a 19+ venue, even) tonight. He’s the opener for a music showcase presented by Paquin Entertainment in association with the CAPACOA conference. Also on the bill: Emma Lee, Micheal Ciufo, Elisapie, and headliners The Beauties. The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West), doors at 8 p.m., Penner starts at 9 p.m., $10.
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