Urban Planner: April 26, 2009
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Urban Planner: April 26, 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, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to [email protected].

Photo by Justin Hall of Afterimage, courtesy of Harbourfront Centre.

THEATRE: AfterImage, Michael Crummey’s short story about a family dealing with the aftermath of an accidental electrocution, receives its final theatrical treatment tonight at the Enwave Theatre. The set, comprised of copper sheets and charged overhead wires, is both thematically fitting and visually bold. Eight members from Newfoundland’s Artistic Fraud company portray twenty-one characters from the mining town of Buchans, where the drama takes place. Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West), 2 p.m., $30.
COMEDY: Two shows, two venues, and one subway ride: Ghost Jail Theatre and the Sketchersons offer sketch comedy both underground and aboveground tonight. The Toronto Comedy Subway Series begins at Clinton’s Tavern; the audience, cast, and crew then board the TTC, where unsuspecting passengers inadvertently become part of the one-night comedy troupe. The evening ends at the Comedy Bar with a special edition of Sunday Night Live. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West), 7:30 p.m., $15 includes price of two shows, one TTC token, and a memorabilia T-shirt.
THEATRE: One of the hottest shows from 2007’s Summerworks, Sarah Sanford’s multidisciplinary dance-theatre piece Appetite returns to the stage. The work examines and mocks our overcommodification of food, desire, sex, and love, through the use of clown, song, text, and dance. Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue), 2:30 p.m., $26 or $20 for seniors, students, equity, and CADA.
CHARITY: Fifteen hundred people are expected to show up at the twenty-fifth annual Walk of Life to walk, run, or cycle in support of the fight against cardiovascular disease. The family-friendly event is hosted by Breakfast Television co-anchor Jennifer Valentyne. Representatives from over forty cardiac rehabilitation centres will be present to help raise awareness. Route begins at Queen Elizabeth Exhibit Hall (north entrance), Exhibition Place (200 Princes Boulevard), sign-in and registration at 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 10:30 a.m., PLEDGES accepted.
WORDS: Good news for fans of contemporary fantasy fiction. Cassandra Clare, author of the Mortal Instruments series (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass), and Holly Black, who penned A Modern Faerie Tale series (Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside), are in town today to talk about their books and the art of writing for teenagers. Indigo Books, Yorkdale Mall (3401 Dufferin Street), 2 p.m., $5.