In today's UP: The architect behind NYC's High Line Park lectures at U of T; Studio 180 previews their production of the Pulitzer-winning Clybourne Park; and Laughable at Unlovable's got a great slate of comics.
LECTURE: Elizabeth Diller, the lead architect for the phenomenally popular High Line Park in Manhattan, is speaking tonight as part of the Daniels 2011-2012 Public Lecture Series. Diller and her firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro were also involved in renovating New York City’s Lincoln Center For the Performing Arts. She’ll be speaking about the hows and whys of her and her firm’s work. Since it’s a free lecture, best to get there early if you want a seat. University of Toronto Architecture Building (230 College Street, Room 103), 6:30 p.m., FREE.
THEATRE: Studio 180 Theatre Company has its first preview tonight of their production of American playwright Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Clybourne Park, which looks at race relations in a neighborhood in 1959, and compares them to relations in 2009. Since it’s being put on in conjunction with Canadian Stage, they’ll have PWYC tickets available on Monday nights. Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street), 8 p.m., $22–$49. (Limited PWYC tickets available day-of, in person at box office, starting at 10 a.m.)
COMEDY: No gimmicks or tricks for tonight’s Laughable at Unlovable stand-up showcase, with hosts Steph Tolev and Nick Flanagan. Nope, just a really strong line-up, including Ryan Belleville, Evany Rosen, Adam Christie, and more. Unlovable (1415-B Dundas Street West), 9 p.m., PWYC.
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