Urban Planner: December 30, 2011
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Urban Planner: December 30, 2011

In today's Urban Planner: The Story's final telling; Phillips and Crown sing their comedy; What's in the Box wraps with comedy, too; and a punk NYE Eve show.

The Three Wise Men (L to R, Richard Lee, Sanjay Talwar, & Lisa Karen Cox) deliver their gifts for the final time tonight in Theatre Columbus' The Story. Photo by Jacqui Jensen-Roy.



THEATRE: Today may be the sixth of the 12 days of Christmas, but since Theatre Columbus opened their outdoor Nativity adventure The Story on December 16, tonight will be their 12th and final evening performance. The weather forecast calls for light rain, so dress appropriately. (Also wrapping their run tonight is Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue, whose show we covered in our holiday show roundup.) Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue), 7:30 p.m., $25 ($20 students/seniors, $10 children).

SKETCH: We’ll have an interview with the irrepressible musical comedy duo of Kathleen Phillips and Katie Crown later today, but for now, we suggest buying tickets early and in advance for their operetta/sketch comedy special Phillips & Crown Live, with special guests Lex Vaughan and Emile Mover (not least because you save $5 on the cover). Flying Beaver Pubaret (488 Parliament Street), 7 p.m., $10 in advance ($15 at door).

STAND-UP: It’s the final night of the Drake Underground’s annual What’s in the Box festival. All week, the annual year-end shindig has been featuring local stalwarts from various music scenes; tonight, stand-up comics get a chance to shine. Dan Galea (founder of sketch troupe The Boom) hosts the the Pre–New Year’s Eve Comedy Blowout, with guests including Picnicface‘s Mark Little and XM LAUGH ATTACK‘s Ben Miner. After the yuks are done, Keys N Krates will bust out the decks. The Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen Street West), 9 p.m., $5.

MUSIC: The final show of 2011 at Parts & Labour is decidedly in keeping with their punk sensibilities, with Hotkid headlining a night of fast and furious music, joined by Spitfist, Hate Gang, and Pkew Pkew Pkew (Gunshots). Parts & Labour (1566 Queen Street West), 10 p.m., $5.


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