Urban Planner: April 18, 2009
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Urban Planner: April 18, 2009

Urban Planner is Torontoist’s daily guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every morning. If you have an event you’d like considered, e-mail all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to [email protected].

Still from La cámara oscura courtesy of GAT Media.

FILM: The Toronto Jewish Film Festival will kick off its seventeenth year this evening at the Bloor Cinema, with a screening of María Victoria Menis‘s 2008 Argentinian romance film La cámara oscura. Check out the festival’s official website for further information on the wide range of interesting films being shown and how to buy tickets. Due to the large expected number of patrons, tickets for tonight’s event will only be sold at the Bloor Cinema box office, so make sure you get there early to avoid the walk of shame. Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 8:30 p.m., $20.
MUSIC: A reminder that it’s Record Store Day today. Highlights: Both Rotate This (801 Queen Street West) and Soundscapes (572 College Street) will offer customers a 10% discount all day long. Great Bloomers and Rock Plaza Central will play an in-store performance at Criminal Records (493 Queen Street West, 6 p.m., FREE). And Sonic Boom will have in-store performances from Hooded Fang and Lullabye Arkestra (512 Bloor Street West, 4 p.m., FREE).
BENEFIT: Another reminder that local vintage outlet 69 Buy-The-Pound is hosting a fundraiser for the Toronto Zine Library this evening, to recover funds lost during an unfortunate break-in at the Tranzac that cost the group all the money they’d previously raised. In addition to door prizes, there will be vegan baked goods, TZL merchandise, artwork, and alcohol for sale. With musical performances from André Thériault, Tonnn, and We Were Former. 69-Buy-The-Pound (1234 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., $5.
DANCE: Popular recurring country dance night Saddle Up! (with DJ Andrew Ennals) will celebrate its second anniversary this evening, once again at the too-authentic-to-be-true Canadian Corps Legion Hall. Trust us; you will never be served Molson Stock Ale by a more adorable elderly couple than the folks who run this establishment (201 Niagara Street, 10:30 p.m., $5). Over at the Augusta House, local promoters Yo Jamz! will present another installment of “electric circuits,” a dance party celebrating the top forty anthems of the last three decades (152A Augusta Avenue, 10 p.m., $5).
ENVIRONMENT: In the spirit of Earth Day next weekend, there will be a free computers-and-the-like recycling drop-off at the Dell Canada headquarters today. They’ll be accepting any old computers or laptops, computer parts, keyboards, mice, monitors, memory keys, fax machines, printers, servers, speakers, and ink cartridges. They cannot accept any of the following: wood console televisions, video games, game controllers, DVDs, CDs or VHS/BETA video tapes, DVD, CD, or VHS players, stereo systems, cash registers, or adding machines. For those of you that have cars and feel like getting rid of some shit. Dell Canada Headquarters (155 Gordon Baker Road), 10 a.m.–3 p.m., FREE.