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Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, and Felicia Day in a clip from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
In today’s Urban Planner, a charity game of hoops featuring Olympians, DJs, and poets; a chance to sing along with Buffy, Captain Hammer, and other Whedonverse characters; and a new collection of short plays from David Yee and Cahoots Theatre Company goes from the page to the stage.
SPORTS: It being the fortieth anniversary of the Juno Awards this year, there are all sorts of related concerts and events happening this week leading up to Sunday’s ceremonies. Juno Hoops is one of the first, and certainly unique: a celebrity basketball game featuring one of Canada’s fastest men (Donovan Bailey); the first Juno-nominated DJ (Skratch Bastid); an award-winning poet (Dwayne Morgan); and many more Canadian public personalities as the guards, forwards, and centres. All money raised (a donation of $5 or more is requested) is going to MusiCounts, a music-in-schools advocacy program. Kerr Hall Gymnasium (31 Gerrard Street East), 7 p.m., PWYC.
SING-ALONG: Joss Whedon, creative producer and writer of seminal TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, cult sci-fi film Serenity, and the (not-soon-enough) upcoming Avengers film, has created several musical-based bits of entertainment. Two of them, the online phenomenon Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and that “Once More With Feeling” episode of Buffy, will be publicly screened tonight, with sing-alongs encouraged. We do this from time to time in our own living room, but think how much better it’s going to be with a room full of other people who know all the words (and no irritated neighbours)! The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue), Doors at 7:30 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: Cahoots Theatre Company is presenting the premiere of paper SERIES, a new collection of short plays by David Yee. All six of the playlets are based around something written on paper (a fortune cookie slip, a “Dear John” letter, a counterfeit bill, etc.) and examines the importance that notes, documents, and other such slips hold in our day-to-day lives. The Young Centre’s Tank House Theatre (55 Mill Street, Building 49), 8 p.m., $10–$30.