Urban Planner: January 23, 2012
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Urban Planner: January 23, 2012

On this unusually warm Monday: catch the remount of Fringe hit Kim's Convenience, play some ironic bingo at the Garrison, laugh at Laughable comedy night, and explore as Design Week gets underway.

Regina TheGentleLady calls balls at Hipster Bingo tonight. Photo by Jeff Harris.

THEATRE: Last summer’s Fringe Festival hit, Kim’s Convenience, about a Korean quick stop corner store and the family that runs it, opened a second run last week to repeat rave reviews—including one from us. The first original production for Soulpepper Theatre, you’ll want to line up very early this evening if you want to snag one of the limited same day rush tickets available for tonight’s performance one hour before the show. The Young Centre (55 Mill Street), 8 p.m., $32–$68.

BINGO: The Garrison is launching a new bingo night, which in proper tongue-in-cheek fashion they’ve titled Hipster Bingo, with re-usable bingo cards at two bucks for the night, and “hipster” prizes up for grabs. MC-ing the eventing will be Regina TheGentleLady, the willowy lead singer of Light Fires. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 8 p.m., $2.

COMEDY: The tiny underground bar Unlovable’s Laughable comedy night, co-hosted and co-produced by Nick Flanagan and Steph Tolev, continues to pull great bills together, and tonight’s no exception. Stand-ups Jason Rouse and Kathleen McGee, who are busy performing away from Toronto these days, are both scheduled to drop by, and great local acts like Amanda Brooke Perrin and Laugh Sabbath’s James Hartnett round out the bill. Unlovable (1415-B Dundas Street West), 9 p.m., PWYC.

DESIGN WEEK: Toronto Design Week 2012 runs from January 23-29, and has a multitude of related events under its loosely defined umbrella. The Toronto Design Offsite Festival collects many of them together on their site, including events at the Design Exchange and Gladstone Hotel; Do Design 2012 has events along Dundas Street West from January 26-29, and the week climaxes with the Interior Design Show 2012 from January 26-29. Design Edge Canada has many of the week’s highlights listed here.

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