Urban Planner: February 16, 2010
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Urban Planner: February 16, 2010

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Once and for all we’re gonna tell you who we are so shut up and listen starts tonight at the Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre and runs until Saturday. Photo by Phile Deprez.

THEATRE: Once and for all we’re gonna tell you who we are so shut up and listen is a rather aggressive-sounding new play staged as part of the Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage program starting tonight. If it sounds as if the title were written by a group of angst-ridden teenagers it’s probably because it was. The play was written and is performed by thirteen teenage thespians from Belgium, to provide a true look into the “raw urges and untamed thoughts” of young people today. These performances will be the last by the original cast, who will no longer be teenagers after this tour. Tonight’s performance will be followed by an opening-night reception in the lobby, with food and drinks provided. Harbourfront Centre, Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West), 8 p.m., $15–30.
DANCE: Tonight, the Toronto Dance Theatre will present the latest work by their artistic director, Christopher House, Pteros Tactics. The piece is inspired by Canadian poet and essayist Anne Carson’s essay Eros the Bittersweet. The dance will explore desire between the lover and the beloved, set to music composed by Dora Award–winner Phil Strong. This world premiere will only run until this Saturday, so there are only a few chances to check it out before it’s gone. Harbourfront Centre, Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay West), 8 p.m., $25–38 ($19–32 for students and seniors).
ART: Tonight is your last chance to take advantage of the Ontario Science Centre’s Body Worlds Sketch Nights. Artists of any skill level are invited to visit the Body Worlds exhibit and sketch the displays. Live models will also be available and art instructors will be on hand to give guidance. This is a unique opportunity to examine in detail parts of the human anatomy usually reserved for med students. Artists should bring their sketch pads and other equipment, but no easels or liquid media, please. Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Road), 6–8 p.m. and 8–10 p.m., $21 (ages 18 and up; pre-registration is required; call 416-696-1000).
JOURNALISM: After a landmark decision by the Canadian Supreme Court to further protect journalists against libel, two more upcoming decisions could allow journalists the ability to protect the identity of confidential sources without being deemed in contempt of court. “Defending Against Libel and Contempt: Supreme Court cases and their Impact on Journalism” is a Canadian Journalism Foundation panel discussion about the benefits and risks of these changing laws. Geoff Stevens will moderate the discussion between media lawyer Paul Schabas, leading defamation counsel Peter Downard, and the head of CBC News’ Investigative Unit Harvey Cashore. The discussion will end with a Q&A, followed by a reception. Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue), 6:30 p.m., $15 ($5 for students with ID).