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Montreal comedy troupe Uncalled For debut their new show at Second City tonight. Photo by Jeremy Bobrow.
In today’s Urban Planner, friends of Dorothy unite at Cinematheque Ontario, sketch troupe Uncalled For crashes the Fringe, and weekly house band The Rattlesnake Choir continue with the good times at the Dakota Tavern.
FILM: Still wanting to experience a little bit of Pride, now that the parade has come and gone? Well, you could spend your evening in the company of many friends of Dorothy; Judy Garland will be on the silver screen at Cinematheque Ontario tonight. The Monday night feature is A Star is Born; the pristine print has had more than forty minutes restored to the original theatrical release. Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West); 7 p.m.; $10.14 for adult non-members, $5.90 for students, seniors, kids, and members.
COMEDY: It’s a testament to the unbiased nature of the Fringe lottery; despite producing phenomenally popular and critically acclaimed shows the last two years (Today Is All Your Birthdays and Blastback Babyzap!), Montreal comedy troupe Uncalled For did not win a slot this year. However, several of the troupe’s members are in town for Fringe shows anyway; Dan Jeannotte with his own show You And Me and Me And You, and Anders Yates with phenomenal dance/sketch troupe Dance Animal (who will figure prominently in our upcoming Fringe guide). So, Uncalled For has decided to crash the party during the Fringe, and are previewing their new show Hypnogogic Logic, one night only. Second City (51 Mercer Street), 10 p.m., $10.
MUSIC: Both The Beauties and Zeus (who were recently made it to the Polaris Prize’s 2010 long list) opened at the Toronto Island Concert a few weekends back. Both bands have also spent time as residency bands at The Dakota Tavern. It could well be that The Rattlesnake Choir is the next residency band to take the show out of the Dakota’s basement and into the spotlight, and should that happen, you could say you saw them way back when. The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 10:30 p.m., PWYC.