Urban Planner: April 12, 2011
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Urban Planner: April 12, 2011

Urban Planner is Torontoist‘s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to [email protected].

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Husband-and-wife team Allen and Karen Kaeja celebrate the 20th year of their innovative dance company. Photo by Diana Groenendijk.


Tonight in Toronto we celebrate two decades of dance, four years of vaudeville, and the timelessness of classic Simpsons episodes.

DANCE: Kaeja d’Dance celebrates its 20th anniversary not by looking back, but looking forward instead with 20/20 Vision. This multimedia “future-spective” showcases four new works from the company, with Allen and Karen Kaeja—the husband-and-wife team of artistic directors—each choreographing two new works. Joined by an impressive ensemble of Canadian and international artists, Kaeja is a testament to the innovation that can come from 20 years of creativity and experience. Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West), 8 p.m., $17–$38.
TRIVIA: Now that all that lousy Smarch weather seems to be behind us, it’s time for Simpsons nerds to return to their favourite battlefield: WOO HOO! Classic Simpsons Trivia. Three rounds of questions will be drawn from the first 11 seasons as usual, with doughnuts as the delicious prizes. Best brush up on your knowledge—especially roman numerals. They didn’t even try to teach us those in school! Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., FREE.
COMEDY: Those sultans of slapstick, those viziers of vaudeville, Parker and Seville are taking over the Rivoli’s Sketch Comedy Lounge to celebrate their fourth anniversary with their unique brand of fast-talking bawdy humour. The evening will be hosted by comic Tim Gilbert—a.k.a. the duo’s curmudgeonly manager Mr. McGudgeon—and will include appearances by Sean Cullen, Ron Sparks, and others. The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $5.

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