Urban Planner: November 24, 2008
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Urban Planner: November 24, 2008

ENVIRONMENT: Change is in the air. Toronto Hydro is hosting a public meeting to discuss the testing stage [PDF] of its proposed Lake Ontario off-shore wind project. The Toronto Environmental Alliance is asking for a show of support at the meeting from Torontonians who want clean energy driving their laptops, Wiis, and future electric cars, as there is opposition to even this early research stage. Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute (145 Guildwood Parkway), 7 p.m., FREE.
WORDS: Darkstar Fiction debuts as a new line of literary fiction designed to showcase unconventional voices reflecting contemporary urban lives. Two novels launch tonight—Laurie Channer’s Godblog and Kerry Kelly’s The Year She left—with readings from the authors and complimentary snacks. Gladstone Hotel, 2nd floor (1214 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., FREE
FILM: Two years after Warrendale, Allan King turned his cinema-verité eye on a couple whose marriage was failing. A Married Couple is a time capsule of gender politics on the home front at a time when women were just entering the workforce. It was a prelude to the skyrocketing divorce rate that followed, and it now begs the question of whether marital relationships have changed much since the film was made in 1969. Allan King will be at the Cinematheque Ontario screening to introduce his film. Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West), 7 p.m., $10.65.
WORDS: The Mercury Press launches its fall lineup with readings from eight newly published authors. The works range from tragic history-inspired poetry to art-scene journal writing to national-conspiracy fiction. Back to the Garden Café (2535 Dundas Street West), 7:30 p.m., FREE.
COMEDY: Every Monday Second City offers a “best of” set of classic Second City comedy sketches. Performers add a bonus improv set at the end of the evening. Second City Main stage (51 Mercer Street), 8 p.m., $12.
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