Urban Planner: November 19, 2008
ART: Inject some colour into a drab November evening with a Toronto Public Space Committee Art Attack. Bring warm clothes and bright leaves and join in the creation of foliage-based installation art pieces, featuring wheat pasting and hanging leaf mobiles. In front of the University of Toronto Visual Studies building (1 Spadina Crescent), 7 p.m., FREE.
FILM: Hot Docs’ monthly Doc Soup features Margaret Brown’s much-lauded examination of the racial tension underlying Mardi Gras festivities (yet another reason to feel bad for watching Girls Gone Wild). The Order of Myths reveals two parallel worlds of Mardi Gras in Alabama, steeped in racial exclusivity, a muted history of slavery, and the stunning revelation that there are a lot of white bigots in the southern United States. Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 6:30 & 9:15 p.m., $12 in advance or at the door.
THEATRE: Indie rock meets theatre tonight as Hospitality 3: Individualism Was a Mistake examines the difficulties that arise from collective action. Quebec’s PME-ART have amassed a large underground following in Europe, and this is their world premiere in Canada, so catch them soon before H & M is somehow selling them in about three months time. Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West), 8 p.m., runs until November 22, $30.
MUSIC: Pop-hook infused rockers Small Sins hit the stage tonight with Sports: The Band and Everything All The Time. Experience the joy of Queen West minus the weekend douche-mobs and give yourself a good story to tell around the water cooler tomorrow morning, all in one fell swoop. Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., $8.
Photo by swilton from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.