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Ninja Funk Orchestra during their recent record release at the Mod Club. Photo by Stephanie Tonietto.
In today’s Urban Planner, swap for a whole new wardrobe at Take Off Your Clothes; wear your new duds to a Script Tease show; celebrate after with the Pop With Brains peeps; and finish the night with the big band hybrid sounds of the Ninja Funk Orchestra and ElastoCitizens.
CLOTHES: The S.W.A.P. Team is gearing up for its largest clothes recycling event in Toronto yet. In 2009, they helped more than 4,000 garments find new closets, and they’re aiming to crack that record today and tomorrow at Take off Your Clothes. Buy your (cheaper) ticket in advance, pack your unwanted clothing in bags (they encourage pre-event drop offs—if you bring with to the swap, there’s a 20 item limit), and show up looking to repopulate your wardrobe with lots of new heavy rotation items. Trinity Bellwoods Community Centre (155 Crawford Street), 5 p.m.–8 p.m., $10–$15.
THEATRE: We profiled the National Theatre of the World and their new Script Tease Project earlier this week, and mentioned some of the contributing writers were unfamiliar with their improvised work. Well, provocative playwright Brad Fraser, who’s contributed this evening’s pages, has seen the troupe before, so he’s guaranteed to have come up with something challenging for them. As with every show, the players and their guests will head to The Paddock post-performance for an opening/closing party, to which all are welcome. Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace (16 Ryerson Avenue), 8 p.m., $15–$20.
MUSIC: The Pop with Brains series, a regular music showcase raising funds for CAMH, celebrated five years and 30 editions at their last show, and tonight’s 31st show looks to be just as exciting; not only are the last edition headliners Secrettes releasing an EP, but Kidstreet, who blew us away last month at the Silent Shout show, are playing the last slot of the night. The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West), 9:30 p.m., $5.
MUSIC: Ninja Funk Orchestra, who released their own debut EP at the start of May, are back onstage tonight for another “live instrumental electronic music” experience, and paired with popular local funk and dance experience The ElastoCitizens (this isn’t the first time the two acts have collaborated). The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West), 10 p.m., $10.