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Climate change has brought on a biblical flood that has drowned the GTA in Kayak, one of the plays opening today at the SummerWorks Festival. Photo courtesy of The Original Norwegian.
In today’s Urban Planner, that other Canadian teen with the golden voice, Nikki Yanofsky, appears at College Park; The Hidden Cameras and more at SummerWorks; late-night outdoor cuisine at T&T Supermarket; late-night Movies by Moonlight at the Amsterdam Brewery; and sports meets comedy at Pilot Week.
SIGNING: The girl with the huge voice who appeared in K’naan’s “Wavin’ Flag” video (the Young Artists For Haiti version), Nikki Yanofsky, is making an appearance at College Park today to meet with fans and sign autographs (Yanofsky also sang our national anthem to open the 2010 Vancouver Olympics). College Park Winners (444 Yonge Street), 12 noon–2 p.m., FREE.
FESTIVAL: The SummerWorks Festival enters into its first weekend with the second and final performance by The Hidden Cameras with Origin:Orphan (as a musical) in the Music Series (which we previewed Wednesday). You can also check out an evening of school-inspired mental competition called Flashquiz! at the Playground, and over a dozen openings in the Theatre Series (some of which we also previewed earlier in the week). For a show schedule and venue information, visit the festival’s website. Various venues, various times (beginning at 4 p.m.), various prices.
FOOD: The T&T Waterfront Night Market is aiming to give Toronto a taste of the Asian tradition of bustling late night markets and entertainment, with over sixty vendor booths, cooking demonstrations, and performances on open air stages. North American cities like Vancouver and San Francisco already have established night markets, and if this goes well, the night market could become an annual tradition here, too. T&T Supermarket (222 Cherry Street), 6 p.m.–12 a.m., FREE.
FILM/MUSIC: It’s a good night for film fans; The Wright Stuff returns tonight (as we wrote about on Monday), and a new rooftop cinema series debuts. Open Roof Films is launching its new series Movies By Moonlight tonight, on top of the Amsterdam Brewery, screening The Parking Lot Movie. The film will be preceded by a performance by local buzz band Little Girls, and a pre-screening talk about the independent movie biz. Amsterdam Brewery (21 Bathurst Street), doors at 7:30 p.m., band at 8 p.m., screening at 9 p.m., $15.
COMEDY: Pilot Week is running until Sunday at Comedy Bar, showcasing TV pilot ideas in the running for a cash prize and development deal, courtesy of Insight Productions. Two of tonight’s shows have a sports theme, with Bob Banks’s Triple Eh! about hockey parents, and Brendan Halloran & Norm Souza presenting And Now, Sports!, a show riffing on The Sports Network. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., FREE.