Urban Planner: March 20, 2009
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Urban Planner: March 20, 2009

Flying Over Cold Ottawa by Nancy Draws.

ART: Some of the artists who recently turned their attention to a touch of tush are now having a go at “Bugs.” Nancy Draws, Runt, Sam Ferrara, Vesna Mostovac, Fiona Smyth, Serge Fortin, and Joey DAMMIT! place our numerous nefarious nemeses under a microscope and examine our love-hate relationship with them. The exhibit, curated by Nancy Draws, continues to April 5. To attend tonight’s opening please RSVP to [email protected]. Steam Whistle Gallery (255 Bremner Boulevard), 6–10 p.m., FREE.
FASHION: LG Fashion Week premieres the first ever exhibit of Canada’s top female fashion photographers and their celebrated female subjects. The exhibit emerged from a collective of women fashion photographers attempting to forge a sense of community in a field traditionally dominated by men. “Women x Women” (open today and tomorrow only) seeks to reveal a fresh point of view. The Fashion House (560 King Street West), 12–6 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: Buddies in Bad Times presents an evening with theatre giant Daniel MacIvor. MacIvor has donated a one-night-only performance of his solo piece Cul-de-sac—mounted by the original production team—to help out Buddies in these bad times. The evening begins with a piano bar and cocktail reception, followed by MacIvor’s Cul-de-sac performance. All proceeds go to support the theatre. Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), 7 p.m., $100 (comes with $80 tax receipt).
PARTY: The Images Festival and the CFMDC (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre) have teamed up to celebrate the vernal equinox and to launch this year’s Images Festival catalogue with their Aural & Floral party. DJs Granny and Produzentin will be representing the aural part of the theme, and Awesome Blossom cocktails will be filling in for the floral. Urban Space Gallery (401 Richmond Street West, main floor), 8 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Let yo’ backbone slide over to Revival tonight for the second anniversary of Hip-Hop Karaoke with super-special guest Maestro Fresh Wes. Classic hip-hop team Never Forgive Action put the event together based on the NYC original (and we’ll have more about the party later today). Both aspiring and veteran MCs get to ply their rhymes on stage backed by some great live DJs—bring it on! Revival (783 College Street), 9 p.m., $10 before 11:30 p.m., $15 after.