Urban Planner: August 30, 2011
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Urban Planner: August 30, 2011

In today's Urban Planner: attend a documentary and Q&A about the diesel train controversy in the Junction; watch a couple of dancing movies under the stars; and laugh and learn as comedy and trivia unite at The Panel Show.

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FILM: There’s been lots of heated debate in the Junction neighbourhood over the introduction of diesel trains. Jeff Winch made a documentary titled Bending the Rails about the situation, and it will screen tonight at the Revue Cinema, followed by a Q&A with Davenport MP Andrew Cash, Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri DiNovo, and others. Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenues), 7 p.m., FREE (donations accepted).

FILM: Yonge-Dundas Square has played host to its fair share of flash mobs, but tonight the dancing will all take place on screen. The outdoor film series City Cinema: Dancing in the Dark features a double bill this evening with Rize—a David LaChapelle documentary about krumping and clowning—and How She Move. Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East), 7 p.m., FREE.

COMEDY: Are you a comedy fan who also hates to miss a single episode of Jeopardy? If so, a new comedy quiz show is just the ticket for you. The Panel Show will see comedians from Toronto, including Ron Sparks, Rhonda Riche, and Mike Kiss, battle it out on stage for laughs and a novelty-sized cheque for the winner. Barcade Theatre at the Hard Luck Bar (812 Dundas Street West), 8 p.m., $5.

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