Urban Planner: March 31, 2009
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Urban Planner: March 31, 2009

Photo from Dedicated to the Revolution by Ömer Yükseker.

THEATRE: Theatrical art troupe Small Wooden Shoe, whose previous artistic installments have appeared at both the Harbourfront Centre and the Toronto Fringe Festival, will open their new show tonight at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Dedicated to the Revolutions will explore the effects of seven different scientific revolutions through the use of witty whiteboard presentations, clever songs, and other intriguing demonstrations. Dedicated will run five nights a week until April 12, and you can purchase advance tickets here. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), 8 p.m., $15–25.
WORDS: This Is Not A Reading Series is bringing author Bryan D. Palmer to the stage this evening to celebrate the launch of his new book, Canada’s 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era. Novelist and critic Rick Salutin will talk with Palmer about the impact of such a rebellious decade on our contemporary notion of Canadian identity. Novelist and critic will appear in conversation with Palmer to ask him about his novel, and talk about the impact of such a “rebellious” decade on our contemporary notion of Canadian identity. To complement their discussion, Palmer will screen clips from Chuvalo vs. Ali, the 2003 NFB documentary which explores the monumental 1967 boxing match also discussed in depth by Palmer in his book. TINARS Executive Director Marc Glassman will host tonight’s event. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., $5 (free if you buy the book).
MUSIC: Three Canadian indie favourites will hit the stage together tonight at the Phoenix. The Weakerthans will headline, backed up by performances from the similarly awesome Constantines, and the similarly, uh, Canadian Waking Eyes. Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street), 8 p.m., $25.