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Two men, many hands; Woodhands play a rare hometown gig at Lee’s Palace tonight. Photo by Chris Frampton, courtesy of Paper Bag Records.
In today’s Urban Planner, the Gourmet Food and Drink Expo offers delicacies galore (or order in via Burrito Bike Toronto); concerts from Woodhands, Rich Aucoin, and Rock Plaza Central and friends; and NYC improviser Christian Cappozoli takes over the stage at Bad Dog Theatre.
FOOD: Today’s a good day to be a gastrophile; the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo continues today (and through the weekend). You can sample the many delicacies on the expo floor, or splurge for a ticket to the six-course Gourmet Gala. Metro Convention Centre (255 Front Street West), 2–10 p.m. (VIP gala 5:30–9 p.m.), $16 general admission ($195 VIP gala ticket, includes admission).
FOOD: Of course, if you’d rather have good food delivered to you at a ridiculously reasonable price, tonight’s the launch of Burrito Bike Toronto (which we wrote about in detail this week). South of Bloor, North of King, East of Roncesvalles, West of Spadina, 6 p.m.–1 a.m., $6.
MUSIC: Tonight’s the first of many fundraising concerts for everyone’s favourite cultural club; Rock Plaza Central will play host to many friends, including The Weather Station and Metal Kites, at the Tranzac (292 Brunswick Avenue), doors at 8 p.m., $15 at the door. If you’re more in the mood to get really sweaty dancing in a large venue, there’s the sixteenth edition of the Steam Whistle Unsigned series, with guests Young Empires, Rich Aucoin, and DVAS at The Roundhouse (255 Bremner Boulevard), doors at 8 p.m., $5 at the door. Also likely to be a frenzied party affair is the return of hometown heroes Woodhands, playing with Bonjay and Grahmzilla, at Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West), doors at 9 p.m., $15 at the door.
COMEDY: Bad Dog Theatre has esteemed New York City improviser Christian Capozzoli as a guest all weekend, and is putting him to good use as much as possible. Tonight, Capozzoli will be a special guest on the competitive musical improv show Troubadour; following that, he’ll perform a set of his signature show 4Track Improv, with special (Canadian) guest improvisers Mike Fly, Michal Grajewski, and Kayla Lorette. Bad Dog Theatre (138 Danforth Avenue), 8 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $8–$12.