Urban Planner: June 23, 2009
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Urban Planner: June 23, 2009

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Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann, courtesy of Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

MUSIC: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra looks to the silver screen with “TSO Goes to the Movies!” The orchestra will accompany scenes from Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia, Goldfinger, The Godfather, Rocky, Superman, Harry Potter, and others with a live soundtrack. The show’s featured performers are Kristine Reese (soprano) and Billy Tighe (vocalist), and it is conducted by Erich Kunzel. Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street), 8 p.m., $99–$33 (or $12 if you’re a tsoundcheck member).
WORDS: Megan Griffith-Greene and Stacey May Fowles, co-editors of Shameless Magazine, are set to launch their anthology of sassy and smart non-fiction, She’s Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out, and fighting back, at She’s Shameless / She’s Writing. The event will include readings from contributors Dianah Smith, Shannon Gerard, Zoe Whittall, and Shannon Webb-Campbell. This afternoon, five teenage girls will participate in a workshop with writer Ibi Kaslik and will present the monologues they write at the launch tonight. The event is co-hosted by This Is Not A Reading Series and Tightrope Books (with involvement from Pages Books & Magazines, NOW Magazine, the Gladstone Hotel, and Take Five On CIUT) and will include a ’90s-themed Sadie Hawkins prom to cap the night off. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen West), 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), $5.
MUSIC: As a nod to Pride Week The Rivoli presents an impressive lineup of alt-pop/alt-rock Toronto bands, Hunter Valentine, Dance Yourself To Death, and, all the way from Massachusetts, punk-pop comedy foursome The AndWutz. The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West), doors at 9 p.m., $8.
PARTY: The quarterly art publication C Magazine is hosting a “Post–Venice Conversation and Issue Launch” party at Mercer Union in support of their current issue, C102 “Venice.” This classy affair comes after the Venice Biennale (a major contemporary art exhibit that takes place every two years in Venice, Italy), and will include discussions about the topics covered in the new issue and Italian-themed snacks! The mag covers a range of topics concerning the visual arts world, including profiles and interviews of artists such as Bruce Naumanand schools of art such as Reverse Pedagogy, and it provides a forum for artists to display and discuss their work. Mercer Union (1286 Bloor Street West), 7–11 p.m., FREE.