Urban Planner: April 26, 2012



Urban Planner: April 26, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: check out a free folk-inspired concert at the Four Seasons Centre; a pixel painting exhibition opens; find out how to make Toronto a sustainable city; and a puppet cabaret returns.

A new exhibition pushes photography to the next level. Image by Lisa Anita Wegner.

MUSIC: Is your work day in need of a musical interlude? Of course it is. During your lunch break, boogie on over to the Four Seasons Centre for a free concert called Room of Wonders. This folk dance–inspired event will present music from the Jayme Stone album of the same name, and will feature reels, ruchenitsas, morescas, and sambas from countries around the globe. The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street W.), 12–1 p.m., FREE.

ART: Some Assembly Required is a new exhibition of “pixel painting,” which is sort of like extreme Photoshop. Click here to see a YouTube preview of the event; it sure looks like a mind-bender. Artscape Triangle Gallery (38 Abell Street), Opening reception, 7–9 p.m., FREE.

URBAN DISCUSSION: We built this city! We built this city! Now, try and get that song out of your head. If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible for Toronto to become completely sustainable, this panel discussion might offer a few answers. Parler Fort: A Natural City? aims to re-envision Toronto (and other cities) in an environmentally harmonious way. Hey, it’s definitely not impossible. Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd), 7:30 p.m., $8.85.

CABARET: Puppets and live music. Need we say more? Feed the Birds Cabaret returns for a fourth installment of their performance-art show. This edition will feature a variety of acts, and also the live tunes of Montreal band Sweet Mother Logic. There will also be free grilled cheese. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander Street), 8 p.m., $15.

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