Urban Planner: September 11, 2008
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Urban Planner: September 11, 2008

MUSIC: There comes a time in every band’s career when they bid farewell to their fanbase and stop playing shows forever. Tonight, that band is Shitt Hottt, who are having their last hurrah at the Horseshoe Tavern. It’s not just a goodbye show—they’ll also be releasing their new (and final) EP, The Low Five. There will be a free giveaway of Shitt Hottt collectors items including t-shirts, CDs, and handjobs from band members. Did we mention they’re not even the headliners? Yeah, this is actually a show for Mint Records band The Pack A.D., and The Speaking Tongues and The Schomberg Fair will also be playing sets. It’s gonna be crazy! Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $8.
WORDS: A reminder that free copies of author Kate Atkinson‘s 2004 mystery novel, Case Histories, will be handed out by the author herself this afternoon at Union Station. The giveaway is to promote Atkinson’s new novel, When Will There Be Good News?, which follows three people from very different backgrounds who find themselves dealing with ex-convicts, murder, and other things that would suck to deal with. Union Station (65 Front Street West), 4:30 p.m., FREE.
CLOTHES: 69 By The Pound, the sister boutique of Queen West favourite 69 Vintage, is having a clothing swap this evening. Visitors are encouraged to bring their gently used clothing, jewelry, and shoes that they don’t wear anymore (with a maximum of five items), and trade them in for some new and awesome items. 69 By The Pound (1234 Bloor Street West), 6 p.m., FREE.
WORDS: Miriam Toews, the Canadian author of 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel A Complicated Kindness, will be at Indigo this evening. Toews will be signing copies of her newest book, The Flying Troutmans, which tells of a Little Miss Sunshine–esque coming-of-age road trip across America. Indigo (55 Bloor Street West), 7 p.m., FREE.
Photo of Shitt Hottt by Zach Hertzman.