Urban Planner: April 11, 2009
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Urban Planner: April 11, 2009

Photo of Cloud Eye Control courtesy of the Images Festival.

FILM/MUSIC/ART: The closing-night gala for this year’s Images Festival will take place tonight at the Theatre Centre. The event, part of the festival’s Live Images series, will feature performances from Los Angeles–based digital media collective Cloud Eye Control, as well as Torontonian experimental-theatre collective Ammo Factory. Tonight’s gala is presented in association with Wavelength Music Arts Projects. The Theatre Centre (1087 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $15 ($12 student/senior).
FUN: According to a sketchy event listing on NOW‘s website and a posting in this Livejournal group, there are plans for an Improv Everywhere homage this afternoon in Yonge-Dundas Square (really original location, guys). At 3 p.m., participants are encouraged to come out for a flash mob of laughter; to literally spend fifteen minutes laughing. The point is to get as many people laughing as much as possible (including the unsuspecting passersby), to see if laughter truly is contagious. Dundas Square, 3 p.m., FREE.
ART: Tonight on Ossington Avenue, Rolly’s Garage is hosting the “Ossington Night Market.” The market will give a chance for local vendors and artisans to sell their wares, whilst patrons relax and have a drink. Graduates from The Remix Project will provide background music during tonight’s event. Rolly’s Garage (124 Ossington Avenue), 6 p.m.–12 a.m., FREE.
FUN: There are a few kid-friendly Easter events happening around the city today. High Park historic museum Colborne Lodge is hosting an Easter egg hunt/nature tour, with Easter egg–dyeing activities for kids (Colborne Lodge Drive in the south end of High Park, 11 a.m., $2.38–$5.71). Over at the Harbourfront Centre, PawsWay are hosting a kitty craft day. The Easter-themed event will also feature an exhibit on the one hundred and thirty-eight animals inducted into the Purina Hall of Fame last year. Pets welcome (245 Queens Quay West, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., FREE).