Urban Planner: May 2, 2009
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Photo of Jay Malinowski’s cast courtesy of Live Love Jamboree.
BENEFIT: Tonight at Rolly’s Garage, join the Keep-A-Breast foundation for the Live Love Jamboree, a celebration of music and art to promote positive, creative ways to take action against breast cancer. Along with the door prizes and musical entertainment that will go on all night, five talented artists have created customized casts of female breasts that will be on display. Participating artists include Caitlin Cronenberg (yeah, of those Cronenbergs) and Bedouin Soundclash rocker Jay Malinowski (whose work is pictured above). After tonight’s event, each of the “casts” (or “boob statues”) will be up for auction online. Rolly’s Garage (120 Ossington Avenue), 8 p.m., $15.
MUSIC: Local indie rockers Great Bloomers are headlining at the Horseshoe Tavern tonight, in celebration of the release of their debut full length, Speak of Trouble. They’ll be joined by rock-and-rollers Modernboys Moderngirls, Gavin Gardiner and the Cutting Edge, and some group we’ve never heard of called Sports: The Band. Presented by Lauren Schreiber with NO SHAME. Horseshoe Tavern (368 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $10.
FUN: In honour of Mother’s Day next weekend, the Town of York Historical Society is hosting a workshop this afternoon on motherhood appreciation at Toronto’s First Post Office. Participants will be able to mail an old-fashioned, wax-sealed letter to their mother, and as they write, they’ll be treated to a lecture on the history of Mother’s Day, from early pagan worship rituals to the first official Mother’s Day in 1914. Supplies are included. Register in advance is required and you can do so by calling (416) 865-1833. Toronto’s First Post Office (260 Adelaide Street East), 1:30 p.m., $20 ($15 for members and children).
DANCE: Recurring arts and crafts/dance party Spins and Needles returns tonight to the Dovercourt House. Tonight’s theme is diorama making, though presumably you would also be allowed to do other crafts. DJs Jason Pelletier and Kris Steves will be spinning the assorted house/disco/techno beats all night. Come on, haven’t you always wanted to drunkenly decorate a shoebox that you’ll inevitably forget to take home with you? Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Road), 9 p.m., $8.
HERITAGE: A reminder that Jane’s Walk, a series of urban walking tours in celebration of Jane Jacobs‘s legacy, are happening all across the city today and tomorrow. Enjoy the weather and think about your heritage while you get some exercise! More than ninety locations in the GTA, from 10 a.m. onward, FREE.