Urban Planner: August 28, 2008
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Urban Planner: August 28, 2008

WORDS: Join the Toronto Cyclists Union at CineCycle tonight for the launch party of Dandyhorse, a new Toronto-based urban cycling magazine. The magazine will feature articles about commuting, advocacy, couriers, safety, fashion, and anything else related to bikes, and the party will have DJs, a cash bar, cake, and—of course—lots of brand new magazines. CineCycle (behind 129 Spadina Avenue), 7:30 p.m., $5.
MUSIC: Tonight’s edition of the No Shame music series should be pretty solid. The stacked line-up includes electro dance group Green Go, disco pop band The Magic, orchestral duo The Alex Chow Symphony Orchestra with The Sinbad Richardson Ensemble (featuring one of the violinists from Islands), and Toronto synth-pop team Europe In Colour. Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street), 9 p.m., $5.
BENEFIT: There is a benefit tonight for filmmaker Mark Zanin to raise funds for his new film Young Liars. Zanin’s previous films will be screened, as well as films by Spencer Maybe. There will also be a set by musician Jason Usher and a silent auction featuring works by Toronto street artist (and Torontoist fave and contributor) Posterchild and burlesque clothing designer Christina Manuge. The Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue), 8 p.m., $7.
MUSIC: If the reason you decide to go to the Ex is to see live music, maybe you should head over to the Labatt Midway Stage this evening, where Canadian funk group Prakash John & the Lincolns are playing a set. Prakash John is talented enough to have played with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, and the late James Brown—so the Ex is the next natural step up. The Canadian National Exhibition (100 Princes Boulevard), 7:30 p.m., $14 (included with admission to the Ex).
Dandyhourse sheets courtesy of the magazine.