Urban Planner: December 8, 2011
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Urban Planner: December 8, 2011

In today's Urban Planner: Susan Hobbs Gallery presents an exhibition of the late Laurie Walker's work; love letters abound in Parfumerie, a play opening tonight; and the G20 gets immortalized in book form.

Patricia Fagan and Oliver Dennis in Parfumerie. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

ART: The late Laurie Walker, a Montreal-based artist with a great talent for large-scale sculpture design, is having some of her work shown in the first exhibition since her passing earlier this year. The gallery will display Prometheus Rebound (large scale works on paper that tell the Greek myth) and Pyx (her version of the chalice used by Christians to carry the Eucharist). Susan Hobbs Gallery (137 Tecumseth Street), today to January 21, 2012, FREE.

THEATRE: Ah, love letters. Some may claim the ease of the internet has ruined some of the magic of receiving romantic gestures—Meg Ryan certainly says otherwise in You’ve Got Mail. A similar—though much less modern—situation is at the centre of Parfumerie, a play about two clerks in a perfume shop who quarrel during the day but unknowingly send anonymous love letters to each other at night. Young Centre for the Performing Arts (55 Mill Street, Building 49), opens tonight, 7:30 p.m., ticket prices vary.

BOOK LAUNCH: Whose book? Our book! Though the G20 is growing ever-smaller in our rear-view mirror, it certainly stirs up emotions when brought into any conversation about peaceful protesting (as evidenced recently with Occupy Toronto). Don’t miss the release then of the first book about Toronto’s infamous weekend of protests. Whose Streets? The Toronto G20 and the Challenges of Summit Protest is a collection of testimonials and academic articles written by protesters, activists, and passersby who got caught up in the action (with a forward by Naomi Klein). The release also promises a night of music and drinks. CineCycle (in the coach house down the lane behind 129 Spadina Avenue), 8:30 p.m., $10/PWYC.


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