Urban Planner: August 27, 2008
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Urban Planner: August 27, 2008

20080827planner.jpgMUSIC: Tonight, head out to the Danforth for what will likely be one of the best shows of the summer (sorry, Dave Matthews Band). Final Fantasy is playing!!! He’s joined by the similarly electroclassical Nico Muhly, along with experimental musician Doveman and indie acoustic singer Samamidon, who are all visiting us from New York. Just yesterday, new tracks from Final Fantasy’s two upcoming EPs were released to Zoilus and Stereogum, and they are predictably awesome; we cannot encourage you enough to go tonight. Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Avenue), 8 p.m., $20.
BENEFIT: There will be a fundraiser in support of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx’s charity Running Wild In The Night, which benefits Covenant Houses across North America. Tonight’s festivities include a silent auction, door prizes, live music by Chop Suicide and Crued, and a magic show by Mysterion the Mind Reader. All proceeds go directly to Covenant House Toronto. Tattoo Rock Parlour (567 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., $25.
MUSIC: For the next two nights, join Las Vegas performer and uh, international superstar Céline Dion at the Air Canada Centre. Here’s hoping that she sings all the hits, at least for the people who are dishing out over $600 face value for their tickets. I mean, really, Céline, don’t the people of your homeland deserve some sort of discount? “My Heart Will Go On” isn’t that great. Air Canada Centre (40 Bay Street), 8 p.m., $63.25–$∞.
Photo of Final Fantasy/Owen Pallett from the official MySpace fanpage.