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].
In today’s Urban Planner: Trampoline Hall on The Seagull, mountains, and Carl Sagan; cast members of The Lion King and Billy Elliot sing show tunes for charity; Lindi Ortega releases her new album with a show; and Fucked Up release their new album by staffing their own pop-up shop.
LECTURE: It’s Trampoline Hall time, boys and girls! This month’s curator is globetrotting former Toronto resident (and Torontopian) Steve Kado, who’s back home for the summer; he’s selected Alice Wang (lecturing about The Seagull), James Klassen, (on making love to a mountain), and Jesse Laderoute (who’s talking about Carl Sagan) as his presenters. Usual “get there super early” rules for rush tickets for the always sold out event apply. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 8 p.m., $5.
BENEFIT: Last month, cast members from Mirvish’s production of The Lion King held a fundraiser for the Actor’s Fund of Canada; this month, they’ve enlisted help from cast members of their sister production Billy Elliot, with the two companies’ performers participating in a cabaret of show tunes for City of Hope: Toronto Cares, with the funds raised going to the same charity. The Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue), 8 p.m., $25.
MUSIC: “Country darling” songstress Lindi Ortega is releasing her new album Little Red Boots at the Dakota this evening, with opener Gavin Slate and closers The Rattlesnake Choir, whose regular Monday night residency will just be bumped back just a little bit to accommodate the night’s lovely guest headliner. The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 9 p.m., $10.
MUSIC: Tracks from Fucked Up’s stellar new record David Comes to Life have trickled out on YouTube, and the entire conceptual rock opera streamed last week on NPR, but if you’re a real fan, you want to get your grubby hands on a physical copy, right? And how about buying it from the band themselves? Because they’ll be “staffing” their own Midnight Madness Pop-Up Record Store starting at midnight tonight, selling limited 7 inches and other merch, and handing out refreshments and snacks. There’ll also be a noon–4 p.m. Tuesday shift, but the drinks and limited items will for sure be gone by then. Clint Roenisch Gallery (944 Queen Street West), 12:01 a.m.–4 a.m., FREE.