Urban Planner: May 11, 2009
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Urban Planner: May 11, 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 of Christopher Hutsul’s art by Michael Viglione, courtesy of Studio XIX.

ART: As more and more movies are shown in 3-D, the Bloor Cinema opens a new exhibition of 3-D art, accompanied by a 3-D screening of The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Entitled The Deep Inside, the exhibition is curated by Keep Six Contemporary’s Rafi Ghanaghounian and Studio XIX’s Michael Viglione. It continues to the end of this month. Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), opening reception at 7 p.m., film screening at 9 p.m., $10 includes both reception and screening.
FILM: There will be a special encore screening of This American Life—Live! beamed via satellite for your viewing pleasure at the Scotiabank Theatre. For this outing, Ira Glass hosts an actual episode of the radio program on stage in front of a live audience, and the theme is “Return to the Scene of the Crime.” It features contributors such as Dan Savage and Starlee Kine, with a guest appearance by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon. Scotiabank Theatre (259 Richmond Street West), 7 p.m., $17.20
FOOD: For the past few weeks, students from Parkdale Public School, in collaboration with Mammalian Diving Reflex, learned about food appreciation and visited Queen Street West’s restaurants to critique their cuisine. They’ve been documenting their experiences on the live reality show Eat The Street. Tonight, the junior judges will present the Eat The Street Awards Ceremony, where they will discuss which restaurants to look out for, what dishes to avoid, and which venues offered the best service. The Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., P.W.Y.C.
THEATRE: Christopher Plummer takes to the stage in a different kind of role tonight: an autobiographical storyteller. In town to promote In Spite of Myself: a Memoir, Plummer will talk about his personal journey both in and outside of theatre. He will be in conversation with another internationally renowned Canadian talent, Gordon Pinsent. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building (80 Queen’s Park), 7 p.m., $35–$40.
ART: Young designers from York University and Sheridan Institute’s joint program in design will showcase their work in a graduate exhibition, Wonderlust, today and tomorrow. The works cover a wide range of media and styles, from print to virtual design. In the past, more than four hundred industry professionals have attended the year-end exhibition, and event organizers are expecting this year to be no different. Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Boulevard), 10 a.m.–6 p.m., FREE.