Urban Planner: August 23, 2008
BENEFIT: Today is Sunnybrook’s Underwear Affair, which is a 5k walk and 10k run in support of colorectal, prostate, ovarian, cervical, testicular, uterine, and other below-the-waist cancers. It’s the first race of its kind in Toronto; Underwear Affairs have happened before in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, and Los Angeles. The course starts in Woodbine Park and goes through Tommy Thompson Park. Participants are encouraged to hit the road in their undies or other silly costumes, because really, nothing is sexier than a horde of nearly-exposed dudes with super sweaty balls. Woodbine Park (at Coxwell Road and Lakeshore Boulevard), 6 p.m., FREE (to watch).
MUSIC: Everyone’s favourite local electro-pop group Woodhands are playing their last Toronto show for a while tonight at the Well and Good Art Space. The show will also feature a set by Lioness and DJ sets by vitaminsforyou and UKULA. Burroughs Building (639 Queen Street West), 8:30 p.m., $5.
THEATRE: Tonight, head down to the Distillery District for a presentation of Nightwood Theatre‘s 2008–2009 youth programmes. Being presented are works by emerging female playwrights like Christina Wong, Briana Brown, and Torontoist’s Stacey May Fowles. Nightwood Studio (Cannery Building in the Distillery District), 8 p.m., PWYC ($10 suggested).
MUSIC: Alternative pop group Paramore is playing tonight at everyone’s favourite venue, the Kool Haus. Phantom Planet‘s opening for them, despite being more talented than Paramore. These things happen. Nashville indie group Paper Route is also playing. Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East), 6 p.m., $29.50.
Photo courtesy of Sunnybrook’s Underwear Affair.