Urban Planner: March 28, 2009
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Urban Planner: March 28, 2009

Photo of Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament in San Francisco courtesy of Cut&Paste.

DESIGN: Designers from all walks of the trade compete in the Toronto version of the Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament. This travelling competition has already visited a host of other cities (Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco among them), picking and choosing winners along the way until the final showdown in New York City. Tonight’s contest goes down in real time with the work of the participants broadcast over the crowd. Sound Academy (11 Polson Street), 7 p.m., $15 in advance, $20 at door.
FOOD: Sure, turning off the lights is a nice gesture, but what about extending this environmentally friendly behaviour to our daily routine? This is the premise behind the Toronto Vegetarian Association‘s Earth Hour eco-friendly, candlelit feast at Hart House. City councillor Adam Vaughan talks about the environmental impact of healthy food choices, while local acoustic artist Liana Rose performs. Hart House (7 Hart House Circle), 7 p.m., $30.
THEATRE: Come see the Canadian premiere of Eve Ensler’s new work, Any One of Us, at the Workman Theatre tonight. Ensler, known for pushing the envelope with the famous Vagina Monologues, diverges from the topic of female sexuality in her new work. Using real-life testimonials gathered from female inmates across the continent, Ensler’s play draws a connection between the abuse these women suffered and their current imprisonment. Workman Theatre (1001 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., $28.
FASHION: Beloved vintage store Marylou Flamingo shuttered quite suddenly in February, but owner Kristan Klimczak is selling off remaining togs at her apartment today. Expect super deals on unique vintage pieces, so arrive early with elbows out. 81 Foxley Street, 12 p.m., FREE.
ART: Are art degrees and diplomas necessary anymore? A group of artists, designers, curators, and artists tackles this sticky question. The panel discussion, hosted by XPACE, will explore the evolution of pedagogy since the 1960s and the current utility of a formal education. XPACE Cultural Centre (58 Ossington Avenue), 2 p.m., FREE.