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Farrah Fawcett in a shot from photojournalist Harry Benson’s exhibit, which opens tonight. Photo by Harry Benson.
In today’s Urban Planner: see famed photographer Harry Benson’s exhibit, opening at Liss Gallery; join the Dardanelles at a good, old-fashioned Newfoundland-style kitchen party; check out a documentary about the creation of Arcade Fire’s 2007 album; and don’t forget about the Fringe Festival.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Glasgow-born photographer Harry Benson made a name for himself by capturing iconic images of the Beatles on their first world tour and taking pictures of major political and social events. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including GQ, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, and he was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009. His third solo exhibition opens tonight and runs until July 30 at Liss Gallery. You can RSVP to the opening celebration by contacting the gallery. Liss Gallery (140 Yorkville Avenue), 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: The Dardanelles, with Duane Andrews and Dwayne Côté, are bringing the tradition of kitchen parties to Toronto tonight, with an evening of guitars, accordions, fiddles, and bodhráns. The East Coast Music Awards nominees claim that “there’s a Newfoundlander in every one of us,” so head to the Dakota Tavern to uncover yours. The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 7:00 p.m.–10:00p.m., $7.
FILM: French-Canadian director Vincent Morisset and Parisian filmmaker Vincent Moon meticulously captured every moment of Arcade Fire’s work on their 2007 album, Neon Bible. They’ve turned the footage—everything from the recording studio in a church to behind-the-scenes shots at a live show—into the documentary Mirror Noir: Neon Bible Archives, which will be screened tonight. TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West), 7:30 p.m., $10–$12.
FRINGE: Want to see more of what Fringe has to offer? Check out our preview to track down the best of the fest.