Urban Planner: December 17, 2008
THEATRE: Check out the last Harold Night improv show of the year this evening, featuring the brightest, most twisted comedic minds from across our fair city, in a team versus team battle for laughs. Tonight’s competition features Beat Surrender, Charm School, and Away from the Numbers—whoever loses is forced to watch Love Guru. Bad Dog Theatre (138 Danforth Street), 8 p.m., $5.
FILM: NFB Mediatheque presents World of Shorts (insert joke about gay soft core porn here) tonight, a collection of short films put together by the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival that you presumably can’t find on the old YouTube. NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street), 7 p.m., $6 ($4 for students, seniors, and NFB members).
MUSIC: See Toronto’s best psych rock bands—The Disraelis, The Hoa Hoas, and others—covering one of Scotland’s best exports, The Jesus and Mary Chain. Watch them all try to depress you and trip you out at the same time. The Velvet Underground (510 Queen Street West), 9:30 p.m., $5.
BOOKS: Strap on your tinfoil hat and head down to the Conspiracy Culture bookstore after dinner. Author Jeff Wells will be signing copies of his new book, Rigorous Intuition, and offering critical perspectives on the small cabal of evil white men in suits who control everything. Fun for skeptics, curious minds, and fans of the X-Files alike! Conspiracy Culture bookstore (1696 Queen Street West), 7–9 p.m., FREE.
Photo of improv team Away From the Numbers courtesy of Bad Dog Theatre.