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Urban Planner: May 20, 2013

In today's Urban Planner: Kim's Convenience returns, Laughable at Unlovable, and Tyler Kyte & The Nice Guys play a show.

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is funny, scary, and heartbreaking as Appa in Kim’s Convenience. Just look at that face. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

  • Theatre: One of the Fringe Festival’s greatest successes, and definitely Soulpepper’s biggest post-millennial hit, Ins Choi’s corner store comedy Kim’s Convenience returns for another extended run into the the summer season. Most of the principal cast, including Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as larger-than-life patriarch Appa, are back. Here’s our review of the first Soulpepper remount. Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane), 7:30 p.m., $5–$68. Details
  • Comedy: On a long weekend Monday, with only one NHL playoff game scheduled (Chicago Vs. Detroit, early at 7 p.m.), why not head out to a comedy show? For this edition of Laughable at Unlovable Nick Flanagan’s co-host and co-producer Steph Tolev will be out of town, but he’ll do just fine with the bill he has, which includes Rebecca Kohler, James Hartnett, and a rare stand-up set from Inessa Frantowski. Unlovable (1415 Dundas Street West), 9 p.m., PWYC. Details

Ongoing…

  • Music: Tyler Kyte has been playing the role of a rock star lately, as one of the frontmen of cover band extraordinaire, Dwayne Gretzky. (The band rotates lead vocals.) Most recently, he took part in the band’s recreation of Fleetwood Mac’s classic album Rumours. Now, the rumours are true: Kyte will be playing his own material at a May residency at the Dakota Tavern. Some of Kyte’s Dwayne Gretzky collaborators, like Allie Hughes and Nick Rose, will guest with Tyler Kyte & The Nice Guys. Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 9 p.m., $6. Details

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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 us with all the details (including images, if you’ve got any), ideally at least a week in advance.

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