Urban Planner: August 12, 2011
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Urban Planner: August 12, 2011

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].

The pop-up 1 Love T.O. shop at the Scadding Court Market will have artwork for sale, including this picture. Photo by Remi Caballero/Torontoist.

In today’s Urban Planner: Scadding Court Market’s newest tenants throw a block party; Canadian-made dance, lottery-style; free music, EPs, and T-shirts from The Untold City; and SummerWorks heads into its final three days.

SHOP: We already wrote about how the Live Local Marketplace at Scadding Court serves up some tasty grub, but the “menu” at LLM has expanded to include artwork, collectibles, and more from 1 LOVE T.O. They’re celebrating their opening tonight with a block party featuring live music, live painting, and food (even more so than usual…). Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas Street West), 6 p.m.–10 p.m., FREE.
DANCE: Peggy Baker and James Kudelka are among the veteran choreographers and dancers taking part in the dance: made in canada / fait au canada Festival this weekend, but the festival is also featuring a bevy of emerging dance talent, too; for tonight’s late-night What You See Is What You Get series, chosen by lottery, there are new pieces choreographed by Andrea Spaziani and Sylvie Bouchard, among others. Betty Oliphant Theatre (400 Jarvis Street), 7 p.m. onwards, $10–$28.
MUSIC: As indie-music fans around the world express their sympathy for those labels whose stock was partially or completely destroyed by fires during the London riots, local collective the Untold City has decided that, the vagaries of this uncertain world being what they are, that they’d like to get their wares into fan’s hands ASAP—even for free. So they’re putting on a showcase tonight featuring bands like Parlovr and Uncle Bad Touch and giving away up to 150 split EPs, plus T-shirts, buttons, and more. “Come early,” they warn, as the venue will most likely fill up quick, and who wants to miss out on free stuff? The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), doors at 8 p.m., FREE.
SUMMERWORKS: The annual SummerWorks Theatre Festival continues to bring edgy, independent theatre and music acts to audiences eager to get a sneak peek at next year’s biggest hits. This is the last weekend of the festival, so check out our top 10 theatre picks and our Music Series guide for your best bets. Today’s buzz-worthy shows from the Theatre Series include Hero & Leander, Shudder, and You Should Have Stayed Home; at the Music Series, pop wizard Miracle Fortress returns to the festival (Graham Van Pelt first played it in 2009), and Ruby Coast make their SummerWorks debut.