Urban Planner: November 23, 2008
SPORTS: Mud-slinging mayhem, wheel-style, happens at this weekend’s Ontario Provincial Cyclocross Championships. There’s a good informative video about cyclocross here. Thankfully, there is the option of beer and free coffee for bystanders and cowbell handlers. Note that the race course runs right through the beer tent. Fun times! Riverdale Park (east side), 10 a.m.–2 p.m., $25–$35 to enter, FREE to watch.
COMEDY: John Dunsworth and Patrick Roach perform as their alter-egos from the well-loved Trailer Park Boys. Trailer Park Supervisor Mr. Lahey (Dunsworth) and his assistant supervisor Randy (Roach) take the stage in character for a white-trash double-bill. We wonder if Randy will remain shirtless given the recent drop in temperature. Probably. Yuk Yuk’s Downtown (224 Richmond Street West), 8 p.m., $25.
MUSIC: The Wavelength series seeks to shine a light into the dark corners of Toronto’s indie music scene and highlight overlooked but noteworthy bands. A wee plug here for former Urban Planner Robin Hatch’s outfit Sports: The Band, who play the Wavelength 440 gig after a successful east coast tour. Also on the bill are Fall Horsie, Element Choir, and DJ Andrew Ennals. Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 9 p.m., pay-what-you-can ($5 suggested).
FILM: Brazil has emerged lately as a hotspot on the international design scene. Videobrasil is a Sao Paulo-based electronic arts organization that has collected over four thousand titles of work, primarily by artists of the southern hemisphere. Videobrasil director Ana Pato will be presenting a selection of those works for Itinerancias Videobrasil I [PDF], one of the many programs presented at this year’s aluCine Toronto Latin Media Festival. National Film Board of Canada (150 John Street), 9 p.m., $6.
Photo by Wesley Hodgson.