Urban Planner: December 11, 2008
MUSIC: Anti–bill C-61 filesharing defenders The Craft Economy celebrate the release of their new E.P., Is On Your Side, at Sneaky Dee’s tonight with Provincial Parks and Whale Tooth. Copies of The Craft Economy’s new album will be available at the show (we’d publish a direct link to download it, but that would probably be a bit cruel). Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 9 p.m., $7 ($5 with food donation).
COMICS: Alternative comics, grassroots publishing, little napkins with scribbles on them we found on the bathroom floor—whatever you want to call zines, we think they’re rad. Today, check out the debut of gangLion, a brand new black and white zine anthology consisting of artists and authors of every skill and experience level. If that doesn’t draw your attention, they’re kicking off with a rock show at an Eritrean restaurant (because zine openings at Ethiopian restaurants are sooo last month), featuring local acts Gravity Wave, Henri Faberge and the Adorables, Entire Cities, Paul Weadick, Steven McKay, Chris Eakins, and Slippers. The Habesha Club (875 Bloor Street West), 7:30 p.m., $5 (gangLion available for a special launch night price of $3).
ART: The folks at super-cool Queen West concept shop and gallery Magic Pony are sick of sharing a closet as an office space, so they’ve opened up a brand new project space a block east of their original location (which will remain open). Come and check out “Stay Gold”, a new exhibition focusing on tactile three-dimensional objects, featuring a list of artists literally too long to print here, as well as festive snacks (oohhh!). Magic Pony Project Space (680 Queen Street West), 7–10 p.m., FREE.
COMEDY: Toronto comedian Nikki Payne brings her in-your-face comedy act to the stage tonight, featuring her one-woman show My Big Fat Donated Kidney. If it’s any bit as weird as her Two Girls One Cup: Defenders of Justice video on her YouTube, we’d say this show is worth checking out. The Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), December 11, 9:30 p.m., December 12–13, 8 p.m. $5.
Photo courtesy of The Craft Economy.