Urban Planner: August 8, 2011
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Urban Planner: August 8, 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].

In today’s Urban Planner: talking about Woody Allen, Bon Iver plays the Sound Academy, and the premiere of a new musical at SummerWorks.

FILM: Adam Nayman, film critic for the Grid, is discussing the long and varied career of filmmaker Woody Allen as tonight’s installment of his ongoing Love `Em or Hate `Em: Controversial Directors series. Part of Media Mondays at the Miles Nadal JCC, Nayman will be lecturing and showing clips from such classic Allen films as Crimes and Misdemeanors. Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (750 Spadina Avenue), 7 p.m.–9 p.m., $12 ($6 for students.)
MUSIC: Lauded Wisconsin born and bred folk troubador (and Kanye West collaborator) Bon Iver returns to Toronto for an anticipated gig tonight at the Sound Academy, joined by openers The Rosebuds. Toronto has a new place in Iver’s heart, mostly due to his relationship with Toronto-based talent Kathleen Edwards—the two sparked up a romance while he was producing her forthcoming album. The Sound Academy (11 Polson Street), doors at 8 p.m., $35–$45. SOLD OUT, so work whatever magic tricks/connections you know to snag yourself entry.
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. Check out our top 10 theatre picks and our music series guide for our suggestions. Tonight, the Summerworks Musical Works In Concert series opens, presenting Oracle, a modern day comedic musical featuring appearances by gods and figures of Greek legend.