Urban Planner: February 24, 2012
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Urban Planner: February 24, 2012

In today's UP: your last chance to see a lot of plays, and your first chance to celebrate a lot of new albums.

L to R: Joe Dinicol, David Reale, and Benjamin Blais' Pvt. WARS ends its short exposure tonight at The Department studio. Photo by Kuba Rekret.

THEATRE: Last chance theatre round-up! RedOneTheatre’s postponed, shortened, and relocated run of Pvt. WARS ends tonight with two shows (The Department, 1389 Dundas Street West, 7 p.m and 9 p.m., $20). A similarly short run of Beckett: Feck It! (which we loved) wraps Saturday (Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street, 8 p.m., $22–$49). Necessary Angel’s remount of their adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero (which we didn’t love the first time around) ends Sunday (Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue, 8 p.m., $25–$35). Finally, also ending Saturday is Ravi Jain’s clever theatrical collaboration with his mom in A Brimful of Asha. Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Avenue), 8 p.m., $15-$22.

COMEDY: Tonight’s your last chance to catch About an Hour, perhaps Toronto’s most acclaimed dramatic improv show. The cast—Rob Baker, Jan Caruana, Kerry Griffin, Alex Hatz, and Jim Annan—are wrapping their month long residency in the Comedy Bar cabaret space with a final real-time kick at the can. Comedy Bar cabaret space (945 Bloor Street West), 10 p.m., $5.

MUSIC: Tough choices to make tonight when it comes to breakout local album releases—both musical acts we profiled in People to Watch in 2012 are celebrating their new albums. The Elwins’ release of And I Thank You is the raison d’etre for a live show extravaganza at the Burroughes Building (639 Queen Street West, doors at 8 p.m., $8 in advance). And Lake Forest‘s Silver Skies has a much quieter two-night release at Saving Gigi (859 Bloor Street West, 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, $6.) Also, Daps Records Revue features Phèdre’s self titled debut, whose Dionysian and NSFW video for their first single “In Decay” has the band blowing up (The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, doors at 8:30 p.m., $10 in advance). And if that weren’t enough, over at Steam Whistle Unsigned #21, headliners Boys Who Say No’s Contingencies will be officially unveiled. The Roundhouse (255 Bremner Boulevard), doors at 8 p.m., $5.

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