Urban Planner: December 17, 2010
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Sweet Thing headline at The Mod Club tonight. Photo by Lee Towndrow.
In today’s Urban Planner, buy unique hand-printed presents, see Alexisonfire at Sonic Boom, a play about rock ‘n’ roll at Ezra’s Atlantic, a seasonal edition of Gong the Show, and Sweet Thing is the ringer wedding band for Ms. Allie Hughes’ intended nuptials to the mysterious Chad.
SHOPPING: Artist Yasmine Louis, who designs and hand prints Toronto-centric wearable and usable art, is opening her studio space up today and Saturday to browsers looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, be it a pillow, shirt, or some other item she’s given her unique touch. 257 Niagara Street, 5:30 p.m.–10 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Aux.TV has been hinting for weeks of some sort of big event happening today, and the secret’s out: the pride of St. Catharines, punk rockers Alexisonfire, are playing a rare instore show. For those who won’t be able to squeeze into the show (and there will be many turned away), the band will be streaming the performance on their Facebook page. Sonic Boom (512 Bloor Street West), 3 p.m., FREE (donations to the Daily Bread Food Bank encouraged).
MUSIC: Ms. Allie Hughes has announced her nuptials to the mysterious object of her affections this evening. Whether the elusive Chad shows or leaves her standing at the altar, one thing’s for sure; “wedding band” headliners Sweet Thing will ensure that the “reception” afterward will get everyone dancing (though it won’t be an open bar affair—it’s an all ages event). The Mod Club (722 College Street), doors at 7 p.m., $16.
THEATRE: If you’re more interested in what goes on behind the scenes in rock and roll, Red One Theatre Collective is presenting Mojo, a play about shady lounge owners and thugs in 1950’s London. As with their past productions, the company is presenting this dark comedy in an out-of-the-way location with character; this time, they’ve transformed an east end studio into a seedy nightclub. Ezra’s Atlantic (326 Carlaw Avenue), 8 p.m., $15-$20.
COMEDY: If you’re dreading Christmas dinner with your dysfunctional family, maybe you should check our tonight’s seasonal edition of Gong the Show, to see what weird really looks like! New champ Greg Cochrane will defend his crown from competitors like Bob Banks, Ladystache, Tom Henry, and more. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 10:30 p.m., $5.