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Allie Hughes at the Mod Club, December 2010. Photo by Randall Vasquez and courtesy of Allie Hughes.
In today’s Urban Planner, spark your Valentine-week romance with a concert that is also a wedding, a documentary about Muslim punk rockers, and a seminar that will help you patent your brilliant inventions.
MUSIC: After December’s heartbreak, Allie Hughes is getting married again. The Toronto musician is as celebrated for her highly theatrical live sets as for her Broadway-calibre voice. She performs with Henri Faberge and the Adorables at the Drake today, and will feature Dwayne Gretzky as the wedding band, playing classic reception favourites into the night. The Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West) 9 p.m., $7 in advance.
FILM: The Hart House Library hosts a free screening of Taqwacore, the documentary that traces the Muslim punk scene from Michael Muhammad Knight’s novel to The Kominas‘ first U.S. tour and subsequent return to Pakistan. This is the most punk-rock Wednesday night at the Library you could possibly get. The screening is part of U of T’s Conscious Activism Doc series, which runs every Wednesday until March 2. Hart House East Common Room (7 Hart House Circle) 6:30 p.m., FREE.
SEMINAR: Have you invented something completely excellent but have no idea what to do next? Fear not! The Toronto Public Library is here to help, with seminar Patenting Your Inventions in Canada by patent lawyer Kevin Holbeche, which will guide you step-by-step through the process of patents and intellectual property rights. Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 6:30–8:30 p.m., FREE.