In today's Urban Planner: This Place in Time gets some space & time at the Show & Tell Gallery; paramedic-storyteller Morgan Jones and singer-songwriter Corin Raymond show & tell at the Cameron House; the Bruce Trail sing & tell at Halo Halo Village; performers show & tease at the Crapshoot Family Reunion cabaret; and Damian of Fucked Up spins & celebrates at Songs: a Dance Party X.
ART: Eleven artists play with the concept of space (the space around us, not the cosmos, as far as we can tell) in the new exhibition This Place in Time, opening tonight at the Show & Tell Gallery. Leading up to tonight’s opening reception, S & T’s website has been previewing work from each of the artists, including Mirak Jamal, Cleon Peterson, and Ryan Travis Christian. Show & Tell Gallery (1161 Dundas Street West), 7 p.m.–11 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: There’s a double bill of one-man shows in the Cameron House backroom tonight, both from men with other careers. Paramedic Morgan Jones, whose show The Emergency Monologues won the 2008 SummerWorks Audience Choice Award, is re-staging it, with all new outrageous stories about his work experiences on the spinning wheel. Musician Corin Raymond follows Jones with his one-man show Bookworm, which debuted at the Hamilton Fringe this summer. The Cameron House (408 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., $20.
MUSIC: Now that Broken Social Scene is on an indefinite hiatus, Bruce Peninsula may be the city’s music collective with the most other side- and solo-project offshoots—something the Southern Souls website recently documented, with five members covering other Toronto-based artists. Bruce Peninsula has been revving up for the release of their upcoming album, Open Flames, with the Bruce Trail Fire Sale project, featuring all sorts of work from their members; tonight, the Bruce Trail will play all sorts of collaborative music together. Halo Halo Village (208 Christie Street), show at 9:30 p.m. SHARP, PWYC.
CABARET: The Crapshoot cabaret series, a late-night Theatre Passe Muraille showcase series for new theatre, comedy, and other performance, is now in its fourth year, and the organizers have brought back many of their favourite acts for tonight’s “season opener,” including Dutch Uncle Puppetry, sketch group Tony Ho, Nobody’s Business Theatre, and the night’s MC, stand-up Diana Love. They’re also going to be giving previews of TPM’s upcoming Late Night season—a very sensible new venture, what with the excellent little balcony bar and stage. Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue), doors at 9:30 p.m. (show at 10 p.m.), $1–$11.
PARTY: Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham is celebrating his birthday by spinning all his favourite party tunes as the celebrity DJ at Songs: A Dance Party X, the tenth installment of the local-bands-pick-the-tunes event. Someone bring the birthday boy cupcakes to smash on his head instead of glass bottles! Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 10 p.m., $5.
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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