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In today’s Urban Planner, it’s all FREE! Among the complimentary goodness: a Broadway tribute in David Pecaut Square, courtesy of Luminato; a documentary about depression and comedy; an in-store appearance by Little Scream; and Geek Love launches with a curated selection of Venture Bros. cartoons.
SCREENING: Recent Ryerson graduate Alyssa Pankiw started out talking with comics like Chris Locke and Debra DiGiovanni about the correlation between depression and comedy for a practicum project, but found the subject so fascinating that the project evolved beyond schoolwork into a feature documentary, The Great Terrifini. She’ll be screening a completed cut of the film this evening; many of the featured comedians will be in attendance. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), doors at 6:30 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: NXNE is coming up this week—in fact, parts of the festival, like the Film program, start today—but Montreal band Little Scream is getting the music going a little early, with an in-store performance this evening. Soundscapes (572 College Street), 7 p.m., FREE.
SCREENING: Buoyed by the success of their Whedon sing-along, Emma Woolley and Evan Munday are collaborating on a recurring series of Geek Love events. Launching the series tonight is “Venture Brotherly Love“, a curated selection of Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros., a Jonny Quest parody that gets really loony really fast. The Ossington (61 Ossington Avenue), 7:30 p.m. doors, FREE.
LUMINATO: The annual multi-disciplinary festival that “brings Toronto’s light to the world, and the world’s light to Toronto” runs from June 10–19 this year. Check out our preview of Luminato 2011, which includes Torontoist‘s top picks from this year’s festival.
While the version of The Great Terrifini referred to above is a complete cut, it is not the final one.