Urban Planner: August 16, 2011
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Urban Planner: August 16, 2011

In today's Urban Planner: the official opening of Exit the King on the Soulpepper stage; comedy duo CORY! reunite for an evening of laughs; and check out a free show with Allie Hughes, Revelstoke, Rouge, and Nash.

Allie Hughes is playing a free show tonight at the Horseshoe Tavern.

THEATRE: Officially opening tonight in the Distillery District is Exit the King, a provocative play about the ruler of a dilapidated kingdom who learns he only has until the end of the play to live. The play runs until September 9 and stars Derek Boyes, Oliver Dennis, Trish Lindström, Brenda Robins, Karen Rae, and William Webster. Young Centre for the Performing Arts (55 Mill Street), 7:30 p.m., $22–$65.

COMEDY: Second City alums Lauren Ash and Leslie Seiler—also known as the duo CORY!—are making their first appearance in three years tonight. The evening will bring a mix of classics and new material, and Canadian comedian Allyson Smith will emcee. The Rivoli (334 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., PWYC.

MUSIC: The only thing better than a night of awesome music with four great acts is a night of free awesome music with four great acts. Local musician Allie Hughes—who in past has been called a “counterculture Katy Perry or a literate Lady Gaga”—continues her rise as a big name in the local scene. Tonight, she’ll be playing on a bill that also features Revelstoke, Rouge, and Nash. Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., FREE.

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