Urban Planner: August 19, 2011
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Urban Planner: August 19, 2011

In today's Urban Planner: reclaiming a funeral home—for art, pretty tunes from the Weather Station's Tamara Lindeman and friends, bangin' tunes from Powers and more in the East End, Rap Battlezz has rhyme-offs and classic rap covers, and improv veterans TJ & Dave improv as themselves (and many others).

Tamara Lindeman plays a Weather Station song for Southern Souls (and an appreciative audience).

MUSIC: We really love the Weather Station‘s new LP, All Of It Was Mine, so tonight’s official record release is tops on our agenda—especially considering that Tamara Lindeman will be collaborating with many of her Bruce Peninsula bandmates on their own projects as the opening acts for the night. CSI Annex (720 Bathurst Street), doors at 8 p.m., $10.

EXHIBITION: Tonight, the folks from LabSpace open the final part of their (re)collection project, entitled In Memory: Something that happens after then, and before now. Organizers have installed 15 projects in a no-longer-in-use funeral home at Queen and Broadview, all of them examining how we remember the past. And lest you think it’s all going to be maudlin, tonight’s exhibition opening party will feature Haus of Whaps, spinning tunes that most should recollect. 717 Queen Street East, 9 p.m.–1 a.m., PWYC.

MUSIC: Also going down in the East End Leslieville area tonight is the Feast in the East, “a monthly east end music, food & installation series.” La Palette‘s Brook Kavanagh is overseeing the menu, and the lineup is top-notch, featuring Powers, Digits, Thomas, and Moon King. Dickens Street Theatre (35 Dickens Street), doors at 9 p.m., $7.

RAPZZ: Rap Battlezz is back (calling their return “the Return of Rap”) and so are a lot of favourite characters—Alex Tindal’s Cannabill, Thomas Rivas’s MC Docile, Jon Blair’s Actual Dracula, and many more. Also returning are all-star hip-hop cover band Cover Me Bandd, featuring members of Sheezer, No Breakup, and Henri Faberge. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street), 11 p.m., $5.

COMEDY: Long-form improvisers extraordinaire TJ & Dave will create a late-night set at Second City tonight. The Chicago-based duo recently starred in a documentary filmed about themselves, entitled Trust Us, This Is All Made Up, which should hopefully satisfy the remaining skeptics who doubt the two create their shows entirely in the moment from audience suggestions. Second City (51 Mercer Street), 11 p.m., $15.

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