In today's Urban Planner: love your local City-run theatre? Better make your voice heard at the public consultation; Found vs. FOUND looks to crown the ultimate found items in the battle between FOUND Magazine and the Found Footage Festival; and check out a showcase of independent musical talent hosted by BLUEBLACKmusic.
ARTS ADVOCACY: You have two chances today to have your voice heard on the future of three City-owned theatres: the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The Mayor’s Task Force-Arts and Theatres is chaired by Councillor Gary Crawford (Ward 36, Scarborough Southwest), and the Theatres Panel includes John McKellar, Chris Lorway, Don Shipley, and Peter Steinmetz. The goal of the panel is to explore the impact of the theatres on the local economy and eventually make recommendations to the mayor on their operations. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (27 Front Street East), 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., and Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge Street), 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., FREE.
LOST AND FOUND: Lost that precious VHS tape of your childhood or a love letter from grade school? Well, either could turn up tonight at Found vs. FOUND. The events pits the Found Footage Festival against FOUND Magazine; the former is an event originating in New York City that showcases found videos, and the latter is an annual magazine and art project that collects notes and letters found worldwide. The hosts will share their personal favourite finds to fight for ultimate “found” supremacy. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Toronto Cat Rescue. The Royal Cinema (608 College Street), 7 p.m., $15.
MUSIC: BLUEBLACKmusic’s aim is to bring independent musicians together to support each other and create a collaborative environment. Tonight the group is hosting a showcase featuring AHI, Karen Jewels, Joy Lapps, T-Stylez, Jae Ari, Mel Grace, Sam Rose, and NewBreedMC. The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., $10–$15.
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