Urban Planner: October 1, 2009
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Urban Planner: October 1, 2009

Urban Planner is Torontoist’s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. 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].

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Matt and Kim. Photo courtesy of Right On! PR.


MUSIC: Brooklyn’s Matt and Kim make a return appearance at Reverb for an all-ages show tonight. The dynamic duo wooed the crowds earlier this year at NXNE, and are back after a worldwide tour covering four continents. Check out their new video “Lesson Learned” which just won an MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video. Reverb (651 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., $13.50 (plus service charge).
LECTURE: Author and philosophy professor Mark Kingwell‘s new book Extraordinary Canadians: Glenn Gould offers up twenty-one pieces on the famous—and famously eccentric—pianist. Kingwell lectures tonight at the Power Plant Gallery about his recent subject. The lecture is intended to tie into the current “Candice Breitz: Same Same” exhibit at the gallery by looking at the relationships between live and recorded performances. Gould retired from performing live in 1964 and passed away in 1982. The Power Plant Gallery (235 Queens Quay West), 7 p.m., $6.
FASHION: The sixth “Boot It Up!” affair, happening tonight at the Roundhouse, aims to raise funds for Toronto’s Sketch charity—an organization that brings the arts to homeless and street youth. Twenty pairs of Blundstone shoes, decorated by Toronto artists (see last year’s work here), will be available at the “Boot It Up!” silent auction. Additional prizes will be given away via “Blundstone boot toss,” and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Avenue), 7 p.m., $50 (kids under 12 FREE).
PERFORMANCE: Reena Katz finally gets her day in the market, launching the first of a series of daily performances (until October 10) on a scaffold installation that make up the first part of her month-long performance piece “Each Hand as They Are Called.” The project had been scheduled to happen last spring, but the Koffler Centre pulled its funding when Katz spoke out against the bombings in Gaza. Her Kensington work interprets daily market life and its transitional history as they relate to her own experiences as a queer woman. Scaffolding on south side of Nassau Street at Augusta Avenue, 7 p.m., FREE.

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