Urban Planner: July 4, 2011
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Urban Planner: July 4, 2011

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Will Whitwham, frontman for The Wilderness of Manitoba, will be at The Common tonight, playing tunes from his solo project Lake Forest. Photo by Corbin Smith/Torontoist.

In today’s Urban Planner: Playwrights Canada Press celebrates a bumper new crop of new plays published; Lisa Bozikovic welcomes Lake Forest to the Common; and Inde-Pendent bands celebrate each other, with cool synth sounds from Triple Gangers, Digits, and more.

THEATRE: Playwrights Canada Press is throwing a launch party to celebrate their spring collection of newly published plays, including Julie Tepperman’s Yichud (Seclusion), and Judith Thompson’s Body & Soul. Both playwrights will be on hand, as well as theatre creators such as Edwige St. Pierre, Philip Akin, and Marcia Johnson; the evening will be hosted by NOW Magazine‘s Jon Kaplan and Susan G. Cole. Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue), 7 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Lisa Bozikovic‘s showcase series at The Common has returned for the month of July, and her special guest for tonight is Will Whitwham, member of The Wilderness of Manitoba. Whitwham will be playing songs from his new solo project (which we quite enjoyed during NXNE, especially Live in Bellwoods), which he’s named Lake Forest. The Common (1071 College Street), 9 p.m., PWYC.
MUSIC: Canada Day has come and gone, and now the Yankees are shooting off a bunch of fireworks south of the border today. But at Rancho Relaxo, they’re celebrating Inde-Pendence Day, with local up-and-coming unsigned acts, such as Digits and Triple Gangers, and a mystery guest from Nova Scotia… Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street), 9 p.m., $6.