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Urban Planner: June 17, 2013

In today's Urban Planner: Japandroids christen the renovated Adelaide Music Hall, Laughable at Unloveable returns, and the Luminato Festival continues.

  • Music: Vancouver drums and guitar dynamic duo Japandroids look to be the first band to play a public show at the newly renovated Adelaide Music Hall. Japandroids, whose song “The House That Heaven Built” was recently selected as the Vancouver Canuck’s entrance music, will christen the new club, along with openers Crocodile, with a bracing bout of rock and roll. Adelaide Music Hall (250 Adelaide Street West), 8 p.m., $25. Details
  • Comedy: The monthly underground comedy showcase Laughable, hosted and produced by Nick Flanagan and Steph Tolev, welcomes a typically eclectic bill of guests, including veteran local stand-up Todd Graham, Picnicface’s Cheryl Hann, and fellow east coaster Kyle Hickey. Unlovable (1415 Dundas Street West), 9 p.m., PWYC. Details

Ongoing…

  • Art: Theatre, Dance, Opera, Music, Magic, and so much more; the 2013 edition of the Luminato Festival has something for just about everyone. You can read our preview coverage, or keep track of our ongoing coverage right here. Multiple venues, 12 p.m., FREE—$125. Details
  • Art: HUNTCLUB brings Montreal artist Fred Caron’s Trust Isn’t an Issue to its gallery for a two-week exhibition, beginning with an opening on Monday, June 10. The street artist is focusing on aspects of Stockholm syndrome for his installation’s short run in Toronto; later this summer, he’ll be the co-curator for on-site art at the Osheaga Festival. In addition to the opening, Caron is also doing an artist’s talk on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. HUNTCLUB (709 College Street), 6 p.m., FREE. Details
  • Theatre: Passion Play is an epic cycle of three plays that explores how religion, politics, and theatre intersect. The three-act play, which starts off in Withrow Park before moving down to Eastminster United Church, depicts traditional passion plays throughout three historical periods. This play by Sarah Ruhl is presented by Outside the March, Convergence Theatre, and Sheep No Wool. Multiple venues, 7 p.m., $25. Details
  • 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

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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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