Urban Planner: March 26, 2012
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Urban Planner: March 26, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: talk about sex with three authors at the AGO, get into a discussion about building a better Israel, and watch two documentaries at Rock Docs.

A still from the film Wild Combination.

TALK: Let’s talk about sex baby, let’s talk about you and me. The Salt-n-Pepa song is the perfect theme for tonight’s event at the AGO called I’m a Very Sexy Baby. Authors Chris Kraus, Tamara Faith Berger, and Sheila Heti have all written about sex and will sit down with Darren O’Donnell to talk about their experiences with the subject. The talk is part of Margaux Williamson’s residency at the AGO. Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall (317 Dundas Street West), 7–10 p.m., $5–$7.

DISCUSSION: An organization for people in their 20s and 30s is hosting an evening of drinks and discussion about social change in Israel. New Generations Canada is asking participants the question “How Would You Build a More Inclusive Israel?” Former IDF Brigadier General Israela Oron will be on hand to help guide the discussion and will focus on themes such as gender equality and democracy. Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue), 8 p.m., FREE.

FILM: If you’re a fan of music and film, then a documentary series at the Garrison is the ticket for you. Tonight’s Rock Docs event features two films. the first—Wild Combination—is a portrait of the life of composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell, which the New York Times said was “a tender, fascinating documentary [that] will delight the Russell cult and instantly convert new members.” The second film is called You’re Gonna Miss Me and tells the story of rock pioneer Roky Erickson’s rise and subsequent fall, including institutionalization and struggle amongst his family to improve his care. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 9 p.m., FREE (with popcorn!).

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