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Urban Planner: April 21, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: a Monty Python Easter, and a multi-media comedy performance.

  • Comedy: The Bloor Cinema is celebrating Easter Monday with a special afternoon screening of Monty Python’s Life of Brian, preceded by a live Sketch Comedy Extravaganza. Hosted by Terrific Women (Sara Hennessey & Steph Kaliner), the screening pre-show includes some of Torontoist‘s favourite local live comedy acts: anachronistic duo Templeton Philharmonic, Picnicface alum Mark Little & Kyle Dooley, and dark sketch troupe Tony Ho. Your ticket gets you the live comedy, the film classic afterward, drink specials, plus a shot at a number of themed prizes. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 5:30 p.m., $11. Details
  • Comedy: Baltimore arts collective Wham City make their Toronto debut on a 23-city tour, fresh off debuting their new video with Adult Swim. They’ll have tour mates Fake Injury Party with them, local opener Tom Henry of Laugh Sabbath, and host Life of a Craphead. Double Double Land (209 Augusta Avenue), 8 p.m., $10. Details

Ongoing…

  • Art: If The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors has a mascot, it’s Emperor Yongzheng. The image of the 18th-century Chinese ruler dominates the promotional material of the exhibition, which is one of the centrepieces of the Royal Ontario Museum’s centennial year. His portrait certainly has visual appeal, but Yongzheng is also a figure associated with surprising elements of life within the former imperial palace. Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park), all day, $27 adults. Details
  • Theatre: Broken people, obsession, loss, war, and poverty don’t usually make for the most uplifting stories. But what if love were thrown in? Of Human Bondage does just that. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest novels, it has been brought to life by playwright Vern Thiessen, and will make its world premiere on the Soulpepper Theatre stage. Young Centre for the Performing Arts (50 Tank House Lane), 7:30 p.m., $29–$74. 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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