Urban Planner: August 24, 2008
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Urban Planner: August 24, 2008

20080824urbanplanner.jpgTHEATRE: This evening, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is presenting Electro-Alice: Adventures in the Underground. A new techno-opera by Torontonian Noah Henne, Electro-Alice explores what would happen if Alice had taken a bunch of MDMA before proceeding down the rabbit hole. The Facebook event describes it as “an experimental-techno-opera-costume-ball-acid-trip-mind-fucking-spiritual-dance-party for the 21st century.” 2008 Toronto Drag Idol winner Daytona Bitch stars as Alice. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), 10 p.m., $10.
FESTIVAL: The second annual Festival of Queer Literary Arts is happening today in the Church/Wellesley village. This year’s event includes appearances by some exciting special guests, such as writer/director John Cameron Mitchell, Michelle Tea (creator of the Sister Spit all-girl open mic nights), and Canadian underground musician Kinnie Starr. There are also panel discussions, a poetry slam, and an open mic stage. Church Street (between Alexander Street and Gloucester Street), 11 a.m.–7 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: This week’s edition of the Wavelength Music Series features Dundas psychedelic rock group Cowlick; Toronto punk group Pavlov’s Dogs Orchestra; and Sweatshop Hop, an aerobic dance party presented by Maylee Todd and Dwight Schenk. Those who participate in the workout are encouraged to wear colourful workout attire, bring non-perishable food items to donate, and pump it up. Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 10 p.m., PWYC ($5 suggested).
Promotional photo for Electro-Alice: Adventures in the Underground by Noah Henne

Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left (also mentioned in this week’s Film Friday) screened at the Revue on Saturday night, and will not, as this article incorrectly indicated, be shown on Sunday.