Urban Planner: December 27, 2011

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Urban Planner: December 27, 2011

In today's Urban Planner: get your bloated turkey belly out of the house and check out a free holiday movie at NFB Mediatheque, five dollars will get you in to see five bands at the Drake, bring some canned goods over to the Garrison to get into its music festival, and it's your last chance to take in Jason Collett's Basement Revue Series at the Dakota Tavern.

Nautiluss performs as part of the Drake’s “What’s in the Box” music festival. Photo by Photo by May Truong.

FILM: Your wallet may be feeling much lighter after yesterday’s shopping bonanza, so it’s the perfect time to stop by a free event. Starting today and running daily until January 8 you can head over to NFB Mediatheque to catch Mediatheque on Ice, which will feature classic holiday movies, including The Sweater, Log Driver’s Waltz, Lights for Gita, The Cat Came Back, and others. NFB Mediatheque (150 John Street), 2 p.m., FREE.

MUSIC: Five dollars, five nights, and five bands: that’s the basic info you need to know about the Drake’s annual music festival. Tonight is night two of the “What’s in the Box” extravaganza, and hitting the stage are Sepalcure—who recently released their debut album—as well as Nautiluss, Mymanhenri, Exeter, and Guerre. Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West), 8 p.m., $5.

FUNDRAISER: The Garrison is hosting its third annual Boxing Day Special Festival and Food Drive, with performances starting yesterday and running nightly until December 30. Tonight’s event features B17, Norvasia, Chang-a-land, More or Les, DJ Greg Ipp, and James Mejia. Don’t forget to bring along donations for the food bank. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 9 p.m., $5 or three non-perishable food items.

REVUE: It’s the last Tuesday in December, which means it’s your last chance to catch Jason Collett’s Basement Revue Series for 2011. This is also the final night the show will be held at the Dakota Tavern as the combo of music and literature performances look to move to a bigger venue next year. Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 9:30 p.m., $25.


Urban Planner is Torontoist‘s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to events@torontoist.com.

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