Urban Planner: September 29, 2011
In today's Urban Planner: break out a pair of heels to march to end violence against women, check out sketch comedy with a "BOOM," find out how performance art couples work together, head to the Cave to say goodbye to Digits, and drop by a very social Anti-Social art gallery.
CHARITY: On the heels of last week’s annual Take Back the Night march, Toronto Gets Pumped is holding a walk to involve men in ending violence against women. For this campaign, organizers are asking men to literally take the phrase “walk a mile in her shoes” to heart by wearing a pair of heels, pumps, or stilettos. Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas Street East), noon–2 p.m., click here to register donations.
COMEDY: Everybody loves sketch comedy! Join THE BOOM comedy show for sketches, film shorts, and stand-ups on what is certain to be a night of hilarity. Also, local comedians the Sketchersons and Sara Hennessey open! Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue), 9 p.m., $10.
THEATRE: Working with a loved one certainly takes a lot of patience. Working the same job together, now that’s a whole other story. So how do these performance artists manage to get anything done without strangling each other? Performance Duos, a panel discussion made up of Toronto-based couples, seeks to answer that question and examines the intimacy between artist and researcher in the development of performance pieces. Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W.). 7 p.m.–9 p.m., $10.
MUSIC: All good things must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean they have to end with a whimper! Digits, an electro-pop musician and one of the co-curators of Silent Shout, is moving to London in October so they’re throwing a farewell show featuring plenty of guests. Come out and dance to the music with Triple Gangers, No Breakup, Triads, and the Silent Shout DJs. The Cave (860 College Street), 8 p.m., $5.
ART: Even though this art exhibit is called the Anti-Social, it promises to be anything but. End your Thursday evening by dropping by the opening reception of this art show for an evening filled with food, wine, and the works of more than a dozen artists. Norman Felix Art Gallery (192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 103), 6 p.m.–10 p.m., FREE.
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