In today's Urban Planner: digital activist Ricardo Dominguez gives a talk at OCAD; if weddings are your thing, catch a whirlwind of dancing brides and grooms on stage; the Jim Jones Revue stops in Toronto to showcase their sophomore album; and, just in case you forgot, TIFF is on and we're here to help you make the most of it.
TALK: Ricardo Dominguez is an academic and digital activist who supports tactical media, transparent hacking, and virtual sit-ins and is also a co-founder of the Electronic Disturbance Theater. One of his most controversial projects to date is the Transborder Immigrant Tool—a GPS cellphone tool for crossing the Mexico/U.S. border. Tonight, as part of Art Creates Change: The Kym Pruesse Speaker Series, he will be presenting a talk on how artists and digital activists might respond to the Third or Fourth World War. OCAD University Auditorium (100 McCaul Street), 7:30 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: The summer wedding season is drawing to a close, but if you’re in withdrawal and tired of watching The Wedding Planner over and over again, CORPUS’s new show will put a different spin on things for you. Machina Nuptialis is a dance and theatre show that reinvents the traditional ceremony in a mix of dance and fantasy, with three couples whirling around the stage. The show runs daily until Sunday. Carriage Room at Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace), 8 p.m., $30.
MUSIC: British rock band the Jim Jones Revue recently visited a number of U.K. summer festivals and kicked off their North American tour in September. Tonight, they will be making a stop in Toronto to support their second album, Burning Your House Down, which according to Rolling Stone sounds its best when performed live on stage. The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West), 11 p.m., $11.50–$13.
TIFF: In case you live under some sort of Toronto-sized rock and haven’t heard yet: the Toronto International Film Festival is on from September 8–18. We have full coverage of the fest, including loads of reviews and interviews, a survival guide, and other fun TIFF-y stuff to help make this TIFF the TIFF-iest TIFF that you ever TIFF’d.
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