Urban Planner: February 2, 2012



Urban Planner: February 2, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: a photo exhibition takes shots of your favourite bands; get the inside scoop on the film industry in a talk with actor Pam Grier; and prepare for spontaneous laughter with Comedy Bar's Improv Show.

Cults is just one of the bands featured in tonight's music-themed photography exhibition. Photo by Courtney Lee Yip, courtesy of Lucia Graca.

PHOTOGRAPHY: There’s a certain joy in being able to take photographs of your favourite bands without having to pay any copyright fees (and boo Apple for attempting to take that away). “Sound Image” is a photography exhibition that gathers images like that—amateur snaps of concerts and crowds. The curators whittled down the entries to the very best of them, and it’s safe to say that so far the selection looks amazing. Analogue Gallery (673 Queen Street West). Opening reception, 6 p.m.–10 p.m., FREE.

DISCUSSION: Ever wanted to get into the film industry? You might find this upcoming sit-down conversation enlightening. Join actor Pam Grier (of Jackie Brown and The L Word fame) as she recounts her experience in the film business, the choices she made in her career, and obstacles she’s faced. The event is part of TD’s Black History Month “Then and Now” series. Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP Cinemas (55 Bloor Street West). 7 p.m., $18.50.

COMEDY: Everybody loves improv! If you’ve made it to the end of a stressful week and need a laugh, be sure to check out “The Improv Show”—a weekly sketch comedy show that’s won tons of Canadian Comedy Awards (and you can check out the Comedy Bar’s brand new cabaret space while you’re there). The Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West). 8 p.m, $5.

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