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Comedian Andrew Johnston will yuk it up as part of Glam! Pride Edition this evening at Supermarket. Photo by Sylvia Pereira.
In today’s Urban Planner: the city’s top professional stage performers honour the best work of the past year at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards; music and comedy showcase Glam! has its first Pride edition; and east-end pub The Avro spins Canuck-rock classics all night long in advance of the upcoming Canada Day weekend.
THEATRE: The Toronto theatre community celebrates its best and brightest at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards tonight. The evening starts with a red-carpet walk (a new event this year) hosted by Elley-Ray Hennessy and Colin Doyle, and the ceremonies begin at 8 p.m., with on-stage hosts Michaela Washburn and Craig Lauzon. After the hardware has been handed out, the event moves out onto Front Street for an out-of-doors after party. St. Lawrence Centre for The Arts (27 Front Street), 7:15 p.m. red carpet, 8 p.m. awards show ($65), 10:30 p.m. outdoor after party ($15).
COMEDY: With Pride events in full swing, leading up to next weekend’s parade, many of the city’s performers are getting into the groove. Tonight’s edition of GLAM!, a comedy and musical performance showcase, celebrates its first Pride edition, with queer stand-ups such as Andrew Johnston (host of Bitch Salad) and Marco Bernardi (who opened for Mae Martin last week) cracking wise, and musical numbers from She King and the cast of The Kinky Kabaret. Supermarket (268 August Avenue), 8 p.m., $10.
MUSIC: There’s more than Pride to look forward to over the next seven days (think: fireworks, next Friday off, and this nation we love.) With Canada Day approaching, the monthly Strictly Canadian night at the east-end local The Avro takes on some added significance. The bar will be rocking with all-Canuck, mostly vintage rock (aided somewhat by drink specials). The Avro (750 Queen Street East), 9 p.m., FREE.