Urban Planner: December 18, 2008
MUSIC: Remember baggy pants, pure MDMA, and walking home as the sun cast its judging rays across the still streets at 7 a.m.? Well, the Crystal Method are back to do it all over again. Head down to hipsterville and catch their DJ set tonight. The Social (1100 Queen Street West), 10 p.m., $19.50 in advance.
COMEDY: Laugh your ass off and help kids in need instead of laughing at them, you cruel monster. Bring a toy to donate to the Sick Kids Hospital and watch comedians Johnny Legend, Gavin Stephens, Patrick Haye, Ron Josol, and Ron Sparks try to save Christmas as The Comics Who Saved Christmas. Annex Wreckroom (794 Bathurst Street), 8:30 p.m., $20.
MUSIC: Our favourite band from Antigonish is coming to Toronto (okay, we actually just like the name of the town)! The Trews are going to make sweet rock love to our ears tonight, so skip out on that lame Christmas party early and revel in hot riffs and fairly long hair. Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street), 8 p.m., $26.
CHARITY: Toronto music team Hotcha! present a load of local indie performers tonight, with all profits from the show going to The Daily Bread Food Bank. The evening will include a raffle, a runway sweater show, and a cookie bake-off. Cookies people, cookies! And sweaters! How can you miss this?! Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., pay-what-you-can.
Photo of The Crystal Method from the band’s MySpace.