Urban Planner: October 1, 2010
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Toronto’s soccer fans get animated in A Football Tale, screening at The Canadian Sport Film Festival. Still courtesy of Lucid Goose Productions.
In today’s Urban Planner, Daniel Lanois talks up his Nuit Blanche project, soccer is on the Bloor’s big screen, Fado Performance brings Singapore to town, Fu-GEN Theatre wants your peepers, and K’naan and Shad headline the Small World Music Festival.
INTERVIEW: He gave a sneak peek of his Nuit Blanche project earlier this week (our comprehensive guide to Nuit Blanche is right here); now Renaissance man Daniel Lanois will sit down with CBC Q host Jian Ghomeshi to talk about his entry in tomorrow’s all-night city art party. Rotunda, City Hall (100 Queen Street West), 7–8:30 p.m., FREE.
FILM: It’s a great weekend for Canadian film. In addition to the opening of recent TIFF favourites Trigger and Fubar II, there’s lots of local content in the Canadian Sport Film Festival, including A Football Tale, an animated (literally and figuratively) look at Toronto’s passionate soccer fan community during the 2010 World Cup. Director Jose Guzman will be in attendance as his short opens Footy Fridays tonight. Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), 7 p.m., $10 ($5 students), $15 for double bill with 9 p.m. show.
PERFORMANCE: As a warm-up to Saturday’s Nuit Blanche, consider Fado Performance Art; the company is presenting Survey From Singapore, a showcase of Singapore’s most prominent performance artists, including Amanda Heng, Kai Lam, and Lee Wen. Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor Street West), 7:30 p.m., $10 (or PWYC).
THEATRE: If you’ve ever been an inadvertent (or intentional—we don’t judge) voyeur to a scene playing out in front of a window, Fu-GEN Theatre Company has something special planned for you. In their sex tape project, the “show” will play out in a building across the street from a “viewing room,” with three different playwrights (Adrienne Wong, Donald Woo, and David Yee) providing differing explanations for what you’re watching unfold (there are only twelve pairs of binoculars per show, so reservations are necessary). Centre for Social Innovation (215 Spadina Avenue, #120), 8 p.m. & 9.p.m. shows, $10 (reservations strictly required—call 416-920-2828 to book).
MUSIC: Two of Canada’s best urban poets and entertainers, K’naan and Shad (we really dig his new video), headline a show at Kool Haus tonight, playing as part of the Small World Music Festival. The Guvernment (Kool Haus, 132 Queens Quay West), doors at 8 p.m., $34.50 ($43 in advance).