Urban Planner: September 19, 2011
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Urban Planner: September 19, 2011

In today's Urban Planner: kick the Monday blues in the shins with music, movies, and booze. A 19-near-old beatboxer sweeps into the Horseshoe, the Melody Bar gets a makeover, and a rare film helps ease the city's post-TIFF film withdrawal.

6 million Youtube views can't be wrong. Beatboxer extraordinaire, Julia Dales, hits Toronto. Photo courtesy of Bryan Ruckstuhl.

MUSIC: UNN-TSS, UNN-TSS, UNN-TSS. Those sounds you hear are the grooves of 19-year-old beatboxing sensation Julia Dales. Dales, who gained international fame through her YouTube videos, will play a free show in the Horseshoe Tavern to showcase her guitar melodies and vocal beats. The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street W.), 9:15 p.m., FREE.

PARTY: Searching for a place to chill after a stressful Monday in the office? Look no further. Gladstone Hotel’s beloved Melody Bar has undergone a complete makeover and will be relaunching with a bang. Join the party this Monday as it kicks off a weeklong celebration of cocktails and good music. Gladstone Hotel, Melody Bar (1214 Queen St W.), 9:30 p.m-2:30 a.m., FREE.

FILM: Alas, TIFF is over, but it doesn’t mean there’s any lack of special film screenings all over the city. Take “Handsworth Songs”, for instance. Black Audio Film Collective is holding a special screening of this rare 16mm film that took an abstract look at the 1980s riots in Birmingham (and the aftermath). The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $5-10 suggested donation.

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