THEATRE: Back by popular demand, Monty Python’s Spamalot is having a month-long return engagement at the Canon Theatre. The Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Spamalot follows King Arthur (played by the hilarious Gary Beach) and his knights on their quest for the Holy Grail. The show is a must-see for Monty Python fans, but will still be lots of fun for everyone else, even if they don’t grasp the multitude of subtle Python references. Canon Theatre (244 Victoria Street), 8 p.m., $69–$175.
WORDS: If you’re looking for something to do this morning, consider heading over to the Toronto Reference Library, where the shortlist for the 2008 Toronto Book Awards is being announced by his honourable self, Mayor David Miller (with an introduction by Jane Pyper, chief librarian of the Toronto Public Library). If you can’t make it out, the finalists will be reading from their books on September 28, at The Word on the Street book and magazine festival, in the City of Toronto tent. Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street), 10 a.m., FREE.
FESTIVAL: The Green Building Festival is back for its fourth year. The annual two-day conference and trade show explores environmentally friendly building innovations and “green” products available in Canada. Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Road), $275–$595.
WORDS: Spacing‘s summer-fall 2008 issue hit newsstands a few weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean a release party can’t still happen! The launch party will go down tonight at the Canadian Corps Legion Hall, which is one of the coolest and cheapest places we’ve ever been to have a beer. Canadian Corps Legion Hall (201 Niagara Street), 8 p.m., $10 (includes a copy of the magazine).
Photo by freezelight.